Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Finhabits Founder and CEO Carlos Garcia

If you’re considering an entrepreneurial path, the importance of passion for your customer base and a pioneer mentality can’t be overstated.

Carlos García knows something of this. Following a career on Wall Street and a successful exit from his previous fintech startup, Carlos García saw an opportunity to make quality financial services more accessible to those who need it most.

In particular, García is eager to help minority and Latino families like the one he grew up in, and make the case for good financial habits over the long haul to create stronger families and communities.

We checked in with García to hear what he has to say about leveraging your skill set and experiences to bring new solutions to old industries.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: j2 Global, Inc.(JCOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    J2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM) Director W Brian Kretzmer sold 5,942 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.25, for a total value of $518,439.50. Following the transaction, the director now owns 6,764 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $590,159. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RingCentral (NYSE: RNG) and Inovalon (NASDAQ:INOV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) were up 2.9% during trading on Friday after SunTrust Banks raised their price target on the stock to $80.00. SunTrust Banks currently has a buy rating on the stock. RingCentral traded as high as $81.20 and last traded at $74.55. Approximately 19,219 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 485,528 shares. The stock had previously closed at $76.80.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: AU Optronics Corp(AUO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a largely steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) skyrocketed last yearand LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have not done much:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO) and DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AU Optronics Corp (NYSE:AUO) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Tucows Inc.(TCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Brian Feroldi, Sean Williams, and Maxx Chatsko]

    So, which stocks do we think are capable of delivering gains like that for shareholders who buy today? We asked a team of investors to weigh in, and they pickedSolarEdge Technologies(NASDAQ:SEDG),Proto Labs(NYSE:PRLB), and Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX).

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Online services veteran Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) reported first-quarter earnings last night, and the mixed results failed to impress investors. The stock fell as much as 9.4% Thursday morning before bouncing back to a smaller 6% drop.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) (TSE:TC) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Harmonic Inc.(HLIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) and Commscope (NASDAQ:COMM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) Director William F. Reddersen acquired 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 21st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $3.99 per share, with a total value of $19,950.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 199,574 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $796,300.26. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $5.33.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Millrace Asset Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 45,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,314,000. Millrace Asset Group Inc. owned about 0.32% of Computer Programs & Systems at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation, one has given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.80.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ: CPSI) and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock (NASDAQ:PERI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) were up 15.3% as of 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday after the database marketing company confirmed it will sell its Acxiom Marketing Solutions (AMS) business to Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) for $2.3 billion in cash.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC grew its position in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) by 85.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 96,494 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 44,331 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in Interpublic Group of Companies were worth $2,222,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. boosted its position in shares of Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE:IPG) by 5.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 122,213 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,018 shares during the period. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Interpublic Group of Companies were worth $2,815,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 334,571 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,261 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas owned about 0.09% of Interpublic Group of Companies worth $7,705,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) recently authorized a buyback of upto $1 billion in shares over the next 12 months. The buyback, which will be funded with the company’s existing cash, could reduce Baidu’s float by about 1% based on its current market cap of $85 billion.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Chinese tech giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) recently posted solid second quarter numbers that topped analyst expectations. Its revenue rose 32% annually to 26 billion RMB ($3.93 billion), beating estimates by $40 million.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Baidu(NASDAQ:BIDU)were hitting all-time highs last week, but after they tumbled 15% over the past three trading days, it’s easy to wonder if they will be revisiting Wednesday’s high-water mark anytime soon. China’s leading search engine has seen its stock come under pressure after its COO announced late last week that he would be stepping down.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    On this episode of Industry Focus: Tech, host Dylan Lewis is joined by Fool.com contributor Danny Vena to discuss how iQiyi’s(NASDAQ:IQ) connection to Baidu(NASDAQ:BIDU) may give investors an advantage compared to a traditional start-up.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The United States is only one problem of many Ford faces. Among others is tumbling sales in China, the world’s largest car market. It has set a partnership with Chinese tech company Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU). From the Ford press release, it is hard to see how this will work:

  • [By Anders Bylund, Jason Hall, Danny Vena, Jordan Wathen, and Brian Feroldi]

    In that spirit, we asked a few of our Motley Fool investors what they see as the best investment ideas at the start of July, 2018. They were quick to suggest Chinese e-commerce giantBaidu(NASDAQ:BIDU), coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), clean energy specialist TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP), semiconductor veteran Intel, (NASDAQ:INTC), and Texan bankCullen/Frost Bankers(NYSE:CFR).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: MAM Software Group, Inc.(MAMS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Lexmark International, Inc.(LXK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Lexmark International (NYSE:LXK) has been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lexmark International earned a coverage optimism score of -0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 42.9230217304115 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019

The Federal Reserve isn’t pleased with Wells Fargo’s (NYSE:WFC) scandals, but it isn’t opposed to the bank paying out billions of dollars to its shareholders.

Yesterday, the Fed said it had no objection to Wells Fargo’s capital plan, which calls for increasing its quarterly dividends to $0.43 per share, up from $0.39, and buying back up to $24.5 billion of stock over the next four quarters.

Approval for big payouts also suggests to me that Wells Fargo is on the way out of regulatory troubles for its fake account scandals and historical sales practices, and it could soon be given the green light to grow once again.

Beefy buybacks

To be sure, a 10% increase in Wells Fargo’s quarterly dividend is nothing to sneeze at, but the $24.5 billion boost to its buyback capacity is the real prize. It’s the largest buyback plan of any of the big four U.S. banks.

Wells Fargo was valued at about $261 billion at market close yesterday, which suggests the company could repurchase more than 9% of its outstanding shares, assuming it bought back stock at recent market prices.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Great Western Bancorp, Inc.(GWB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Great Western Bancorp (NYSE: GWB) and Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: MGIC Investment Corporation(MTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MGIC Investment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.9053330399122 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 5.2% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Monday at $10.62. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than three times the daily average of around 3.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday. About half an hour before the closing bell the stock traded up about 2% for the day.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a positive day on Wall Street, as major benchmarks jumped following an uneventful weekend, tapering their gains as the session came to a close. Some had feared that China might retaliate once again after the U.S. issued a second round of tariffs against the nation with the world’s second-largest economy, but the expected fireworks didn’t come, putting market participants more at ease. The beginning of earnings season in the next week will also distract investors from geopolitical issues, perhaps allowing indexes to climb further. Yet some individual stocks had difficulties that sent their shares lower. Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX), Menlo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MNLO), and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MGIC Investment earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.4136127704926 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE: MTG) traded down about 6.5% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $10.07 after closing Tuesday at $10.77. The stock’s 52-week high is $16.21. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company reported uninspiring first-quarter results this morning.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Saul Centers, Inc.(BFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Finally, Acxiom stock climbed 14.2% after Reuters reported early in the day that Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG) was close to a deal to buy the database marketing company’s core marketing solutions unit.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 334,571 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 4,261 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas owned about 0.09% of Interpublic Group of Companies worth $7,705,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) were up 15.3% as of 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday after the database marketing company confirmed it will sell its Acxiom Marketing Solutions (AMS) business to Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) for $2.3 billion in cash.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARGI Investment Services LLC grew its position in Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG) by 85.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 96,494 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 44,331 shares during the period. ARGI Investment Services LLC’s holdings in Interpublic Group of Companies were worth $2,222,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: (PAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Patron (CURRENCY:PAT) traded 2.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM E.T. on July 3rd. One Patron token can currently be purchased for about $0.0323 or 0.00000500 BTC on popular exchanges. During the last week, Patron has traded 4% higher against the US dollar. Patron has a total market capitalization of $7.43 million and $262,027.00 worth of Patron was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Patron (CURRENCY:PAT) traded up 1.5% against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on June 26th. One Patron token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0310 or 0.00000511 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Patron has a total market cap of $7.44 million and approximately $88,765.00 worth of Patron was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Patron has traded down 18.3% against the U.S. dollar.

Best Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.(FR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE:FR) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Industrial Realty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.7948208389647 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSE:FR) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $9.92.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE:FR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Industrial Realty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.0893315038895 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSE:FR) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Majestic Silver earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the mining company an impact score of 45.3766769837037 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:FR) Director Bruce W. Duncan sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.26, for a total value of $997,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 672,564 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,369,478.64. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Brokerages expect that First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSE:FR) will report sales of $63.79 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for First Majestic Silver’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $61.00 million and the highest estimate coming in at $66.57 million. First Majestic Silver posted sales of $69.11 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 7.7%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 closed sharply lower Tuesday, with the daily decline wiping out all of April’s advance. The Dow
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ended down 423 points, or 1.7%, at 24,025, pushing it to a monthly decline of 0.3%. The equity gauge finished lower for five straight sessions, representing its longest skid since the end of March of 2017. A steep selloff in shares of 3M Co.
MMM, -1.14%
contributed the lion’s share of the 121-year-old benchmark’s fall, coming after the industrial giant reported earnings that failed to inspire buying sentiment. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index
SPX, +0.18%
finished down 1.3% at 2,634, pushing the index to a monthly loss of 0.2%. The Nasdaq Composite Index
COMP, -0.05%
meanwhile, closed down 1.7% at 7,007, with the session’s drop for the technology-laden index erasing its monthly advance. The index is down 0.8% so far in April.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested small cap semiconductor equipment & testing stock FormFactor, Inc (NASDAQ: FORM) as a short term long trade thats a pure small cap play with excellent valuation metrics, in addition to some very attractive chart implications right now:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM), a previous Elite Opportunity Pro (EOP) newsletter suggestion as the next breakout stock, andmid cap Flextronics International being bigger winners (albeit FLEX has steadily risen for two years while SANM has already peaked) compared with the moderately positive performance of mid cap Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) and small cap Celestica Inc (NYSE: CLS):

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $4.50 billion.

    Guess?, Inc. (NYSE: GES) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.58 per share on revenue of $657.59 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Nevertheless, a long term performance chart shows Sanmina Corp previously being an outperformer, but now falling off whilepotential large cap peer Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) has given a steady performance over the last two years and small capCelestica Inc (NYSE: CLS) and mid capJabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) have similar unaspiring charts:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Sanmina Corp along with potential peersCelestica Inc (NYSE: CLS), Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) and Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX)all having similar looking charts; but SANM has been the outperformer:

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (NYSE: IPG) dropped about 2.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $20.94 after closing Wednesday at $21.44. The 52-week high is $25.71. Volume reached nearly 13 million shares traded, nearly 3 times the daily average of around 3.8 million. The company had no specific news, but Tuesday’s weak earnings report continues to weigh on the share price.

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COS as a Buy with a ratings score of A. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. 

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related TRST Earnings Scheduled For October 21, 2016 Major Accounting Changes Are Coming To The Financial Industry
    Related MORN One Of The World's Most Powerful Women, Fidelity Personal Investing President Kathleen Murphy, To Tell Her Story At The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards The 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards Will Include An 'Unprecedented Group' Of Judges Morningstar Packs Conference Lineup For Financial Advisors (Investor’s Business Daily) Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.33 billion.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $26.46 billion.
    Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.60 per share on revenue of $9.32 billion.
    Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $1.76 billion.
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $7.02 billion.
    SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $2.21 billion.
    ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $4.68 billion.
    Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $593.82 million.
    Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.74 billion.
    WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.44 per share on revenue of $721.89 million.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Salesforce.com Inc(CRM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) CEO Marc Benioff often talks about having a beginner’s mind — trying to view the world like it’s a new place you’ve never experienced before. That thinking is leading the company toward developing a blockchain and cryptocurrency solution that Benioff hopes will be ready for the company’s Dreamforce 2018 software conference this September. For investors, that means Salesforce could be the latest way to take advantage of the cryptocurrency boom … without having to buy any bitcoin.

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    After dominating the public cloud,the Vmware (NYSE:VMW) partnership and the expanded alliance with Salesforce (NYSE:CRM)has put AWS on course to capture enterprise cloud market as well. Large enterprise customers are shifting their buying behavior and the world is moving fast to buy as you go infrastructure and software models. AWS partnership with VMware ensures ithas aproper hybrid cloud strategy to offer the enterprises the best of both public and private cloud.

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    See what Barron's feels the prospects are for Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE: ETP) if it cuts its distribution and dumps its general partner, and salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) with its generous potential upside. Also whether regional banks like Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ: ZION) could see a boost from a proposed regulatory change, and the sweetheart deal the Koch brothers got with Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    On the earnings call, Ellison noted that the company had surpassed Salesforce.com, inc (NYSE: CRM) in annualized recurring cloud revenue: We are now well on our way to passing them and becoming number one in the enterprise SaaS market.”

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) fiscal fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Wednesday. The consensus forecast is for $0.34 in EPS on $2.81 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $114.96. The consensus price target is $124.85. The 52-week range is $80.50 to $115.67.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Salesforce.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRM) reported fiscal third quarter financial results after markets closed Tuesday. While shares did take a step back in Wednesdays session, analysts were still fairly positive following the report.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution Holding Ltd(KONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

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

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

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

Best Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Want to know your credit score? Just ask Alexa.

The credit reporting agency Experian (EXPGF) announced on Monday that users can now ask Amazon (AMZN, Tech30)’s voice-activated assistant to answer credit-related questions. With the new Experian skill, Alexa can tell users about their credit score and utilization, offer advice and — for those who have access to Experian’s credit lock product — check whether their credit is locked, or lock it.

To take advantage of the new product, customers first need to enable Alexa’s Experian skill. Then, they have to enter their Experian username and password, plus a personal key created when users enter their information in order to link up their account. Users will have to repeat their pin after five minutes of inactivity.

The new service might ring some alarm bells in light of the Equifax security breach, which exposed the personal information of up to 145.5 million people.

But Jeremy Wasser, Experian’s Chief Product Architect, noted that “security is a priority for Experian.”

Best Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Interactive Intelligence Inc.(ININ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Interactive Intelligence Group Inc (NASDAQ: ININ) shares were also up, gaining 18 percent to $28.06 after the company reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results.

Best Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd.(MTSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: MTSL) were down 17 percent to $2 after the company posted Q3 results.

    Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) was down, falling around 12 percent to $19.15. Zumiez reported in-line earnings for its third quarter on Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: MTSL) were down 9 percent to $2.18 after the company posted Q3 results.

    Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ: ZUMZ) was down, falling around 10 percent to $19.78. Zumiez reported in-line earnings for its third quarter on Thursday.

Best Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Harte-Hanks, Inc.(HHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Harte Hanks Inc (NYSE: HHS) were down 19 percent to $2.95. Harte Hanks entered into a new $110 million credit facility over 5 years.

    TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSE: TA) was down, falling around 18 percent to $7.75. TravelCenters of America reported a Q4 loss of $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.

Best Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Jon Najarian spoke about unusually high options activity in Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC) and Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG).

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (NYSE: IPG) dropped about 2.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $20.94 after closing Wednesday at $21.44. The 52-week high is $25.71. Volume reached nearly 13 million shares traded, nearly 3 times the daily average of around 3.8 million. The company had no specific news, but Tuesday’s weak earnings report continues to weigh on the share price.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (NYSE: IPG) dropped about 4% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $21.28 after closing Tuesday at $22.16. The 52-week high is $25.71. Volume reached nearly 10 million shares traded, more than double the daily average of around 3.8 million. Tuesday’s weak earnings report continued to weigh on the share price.

Best Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Sharp Corp (SHCAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The company is partnering with Chinese company OXi Technology (in which it also made a strategic investment) for developing fingerprint sensor under glass and in the bezel of smartphones. Its fingerprint sensor business received a boost from the Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) S8 and S8+ design wins (as well as Sharp’s (OTCPK:SHCAF) Aquos R and ZTE ZMax Pro).

Best Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    American Superconductor Corp.(Nasdaq: AMSC), based in Massachusetts, manufactures two-megawatt wind turbines and supplies for the construction of electrical power grids.

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

    According to S&P Capital IQ, shares of TTOO have an average price target of $5.75, representing 40.24% upside from current levels.

    Penny Stocks to Buy for December 2017, No. 4: American Superconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: AMSC)

    Massachusetts-based American Superconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: AMSC) makes two-megawatt wind turbines under the Windtec Solutions brand. The company also sells products and services to connect electricity-generating equipment with the power grid.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now

There are a number of great companies in the market today. By using the ModernGraham valuation model, I have selected the 10 lowest PEmg (price to normalized earnings) companies. Each company has been determined to be undervalued and suitable for the Defensive Investor according to the ModernGraham approach.

Defensive Investors are defined as investors who are not able or willing to do substantial research into individual investments, and therefore need to select only the companies that present the least amount of risk. Enterprising Investors, on the other hand, are able to do substantial research and can select companies that present a moderate (though still low) amount of risk.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY)

Bed Bath & Beyond qualifies for both the Defensive Investor and the Enterprising Investor. The Defensive Investor is only initially concerned with the poor dividend history. The Enterprising Investor is only concerned with the lack of dividends. As a result, all value investors should feel comfortable proceeding with the analysis.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related TRST Earnings Scheduled For October 21, 2016 Major Accounting Changes Are Coming To The Financial Industry
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    Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.33 billion.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $26.46 billion.
    Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.60 per share on revenue of $9.32 billion.
    Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $1.76 billion.
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $7.02 billion.
    SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $2.21 billion.
    ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $4.68 billion.
    Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $593.82 million.
    Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.74 billion.
    WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.44 per share on revenue of $721.89 million.
  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    Interpublic is our income play in our media universe. While other stocks we cover offer a higher yield than IPG’s 2.1%, the company’s double digit EPS growth projections for 2016 (following an estimated 18% in 2015) will also likely be a driver of outperformance for the year. While results can be somewhat volatile for IPG, we would point to record new business win backlog this year, which improves our conviction that the better than average recent organic revenue growth trends will continue next year. At 18x our 2016 EPS estimate, we find IPG shares attractive at current levels for another projected year of healthy double digit total returns. 

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 59.42% to $280.90 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COS has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 8.14%.

     

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (NYSE: IPG) dropped about 4% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $21.28 after closing Tuesday at $22.16. The 52-week high is $25.71. Volume reached nearly 10 million shares traded, more than double the daily average of around 3.8 million. Tuesday’s weak earnings report continued to weigh on the share price.

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. Compared to other companies in the Media industry and the overall market, INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COS’s return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

     

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P.(BWP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested mid cap natural gas pipeline stock Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: BWP) as a bullish/long trade:

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.(JBHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    JB Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) : “I’m sticking with it.”

    Opko Health (OPK) : “I’ve been waiting for these guys to come back on the show and tell us why we should buy.”

  • [By ]

    But then there’s the little-known trucking company JB Hunt (JBHT) , which popped 6.1% because the company saw some surprise growth that no one was expecting. That news was so strong, FedEx (FDX) and XPO Logistics (XPO) also rose 2.2% and 4.6%.

  • [By ]

    JB Hunt Transport Services (Nasdaq: JBHT) specializes in the truck-to-rail intermodal segment of the industry, which means it may not benefit quite as much as the long-haul operators. Wages as a percentage of revenue are the lowest among the four competitors surveyed, though the average driver salary is slightly above the industry average.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) which rose about 6% to $119.64. The stocks 52-week range is $83.35 to $126.49. Volume was over 2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1 million.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The ongoing trade rift between the United States and China continues to plague international markets. Despite reports that both countries are working behind the scenes to prevent additional detrimental trade policies, both countries recently proposed tens of billions in new tariffs on one another. The United States has accused China of widespread intellectual property theft, while China has accused the United States of unfair trade practices, including price manipulation in the agricultural industry. This morning, it’s worth noting that proposed tariffs on U.S. business jets will likely not provide a competitive advantage to foreign competition. Reuters reports that Chinese aviation executives do not see the layer of protectionism as a way to bolster the nation’s local market. Check back to Money Morning today for more insight on how the ongoing trade war could affect your investments.
    Finally, investors will continue to monitor ongoing developments in Washington around the presidency of Donald Trump. The White House has asked a federal judge to block prosecutors from reviewing any files seized from his lawyer’s office during a raid by the FBI last week. The agency seized a trove of documents from lawyer Michael Cohen’s office as part of an investigation into a payment of hush money. The spat between the White House and the FBI continues a day after former FBI Director James Comey called Trump “morally unfit to be president.”
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BAC, NFLX, AAPL
    Shares of Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) added nearly 1% after the nation’s largest bank by deposits topped Wall Street earning expectations. The financial institution leads a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street and hopes to keep its positive momentum from previous quarters. The firm reported earnings per share of $0.62 on top of $23.27 billion in revenue. That topped expectations of $0.59 on top of $22.91 billion thanks to strong growth in its consumer loan business and the r

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on August 3, 2016.

    J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ: JBHT) – $0.2200 dividend, 1.0791 percent yield
    Johnson Controls Inc (NYSE: JCI) – $0.2900 dividend, 2.6250 percent yield
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) – $0.3600 dividend, 3.9680 percent yield
    Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) – $0.8255 dividend, 10.7347 percent yield
    Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) – $0.3800 dividend, 3.1588 percent yield
    BP plc (ADR) (NYSE: BP) – $0.6000 dividend, 6.8768 percent yield
    American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL) – $0.1000 dividend, 1.1442 percent yield
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) – $0.1300 dividend, 2.9834 percent yield
    Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) – $0.0300 dividend, 1.1321 percent yield
    Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) – $0.2700 dividend, 1.5341 percent yield

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) and Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have both had a great 2016. As far as stock performance goes, Big 5 is the winner this year. But which company is in better shape for the new year?

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc(AHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related AHT 25 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Friday Mid-Day Market Update: Hortonworks Drops Following Weak Results; Freshpet Shares Spike Higher Ashford Hospitality Trust's (AHT) CEO Montgomery Bennet on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    Related NEWS Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; Micron To Lower Jobs Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Lower; Broadcom Profit Beats Expectations NewStar Financial's (NEWS) CEO Tim Conway on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)

     

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

How to play the turnaround in the Brazilian economy

Investing in emerging markets always has a heightened amount of risk associated with it. However, large and mid-cap stocks can help mitigate the heightened amount of risk. This is why I believe that the iShares MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) is the safest way to play the turnaround in the Brazilian economy. The MSCI Brazil 25/50 Index is designed to measure the performance of the large and mid cap segments of the Brazilian market. As of February 1st, 2018 EWZ had the following sector weightings in its portfolio:

A rebounding economy and an uptick in commodity prices bode well for the fund’s top holdings.

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (NYSE: IPG) dropped about 2.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $20.94 after closing Wednesday at $21.44. The 52-week high is $25.71. Volume reached nearly 13 million shares traded, nearly 3 times the daily average of around 3.8 million. The company had no specific news, but Tuesday’s weak earnings report continues to weigh on the share price.

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COS as a Buy with a ratings score of A. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. 

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related TRST Earnings Scheduled For October 21, 2016 Major Accounting Changes Are Coming To The Financial Industry
    Related MORN One Of The World's Most Powerful Women, Fidelity Personal Investing President Kathleen Murphy, To Tell Her Story At The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards The 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards Will Include An 'Unprecedented Group' Of Judges Morningstar Packs Conference Lineup For Financial Advisors (Investor’s Business Daily) Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.33 billion.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $26.46 billion.
    Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.60 per share on revenue of $9.32 billion.
    Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $1.76 billion.
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $7.02 billion.
    SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $2.21 billion.
    ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $4.68 billion.
    Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $593.82 million.
    Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.74 billion.
    WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.44 per share on revenue of $721.89 million.
  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 59.42% to $280.90 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COS has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 8.14%.

     

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: BankUnited, Inc.(BKU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGBN) and BankUnited (NYSE: BKU).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the financial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRC) and BankUnited (NYSE: BKU).

Hot Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fidelity Southern Corporation(LION)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on Monday.

    AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR) – $0.3200 dividend, 1.6780 percent yield. AptarGroup reported weaker-than-expected Q3 results on Thursday.
    Fidelity Southern Corporation (NASDAQ: LION) – $0.1200 dividend, 2.6359 percent yield. The company, based in Atlanta, Georgia, provides financial products and services for customers.
    Apple Hospitality REIT Inc (NYSE: APLE) – $0.1000 dividend, 6.5826 percent yield. Apple Hospitality REIT, based in Richmond, Virginia, operates as a subsidiary of Apple REIT Companies.
    Targa Resources Corp (NYSE: TRGP) – $0.9100 dividend, 7.7299 percent yield. The Houston, Texas-based company provides midstream natura