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Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

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The Power of a Brand

When Warren Buffett began practicing Benjamin Graham's style of value investing, he didn't give much thought to brands or business quality. Graham's net-net strategy (stocks selling for less than net current assets) inherently provided the margin of safety that value investors require.

It was only when Charlie Munger introduced Buffett to the idea of the power of brands that Buffett tweaked his style. One of Buffett's well-known successes with the investment shift was See's Candies. To understand the power of See's brand, Buffett once explained:

"If you give your girlfriend See's Candy and she kisses you, we've got you for life."

Later, Buffett recognized a similar brand loyalty from The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) customer:

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: CompX International Inc.(CIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CI Financial (TSE:CIX) had its price objective decreased by analysts at TD Securities from C$25.00 to C$24.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. TD Securities’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 12.36% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of CI Financial Corp (TSE:CIX) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and three have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is C$25.75.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CI Financial (TSE:CIX) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, May 10th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of C$0.63 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CI Financial Corp (TSE:CIX)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as C$23.92 and last traded at C$23.92, with a volume of 138823 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$24.14.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: ACNB Corporation(ACNB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ACNB earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.0764149252742 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc. lowered its holdings in shares of ACNB Co. (NASDAQ:ACNB) by 11.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 15,000 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the period. John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in ACNB were worth $439,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    NASDAQ ACNB opened at $36.80 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. The stock has a market capitalization of $261.84 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.53 and a beta of 0.34. ACNB has a 12-month low of $26.80 and a 12-month high of $41.45.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Bunge Limited(BG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Bunge Ltd  (NYSE:BG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in shares of Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) by 254.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 42,309 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,357 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Bunge were worth $2,949,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Burren Capital Advisors LtdMonsanto Co (MON) – 77,300 shares, 36.53% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 26.41%NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) – 49,500 shares, 23.46% of the total portfolio. New PositionDell-VMWare Tracking Stock (DVMT) – 57,930 shares, 17.17% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 5.52%Time Warner Inc (TWX) – 30,800 shares, 11.8% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.77%Bunge Ltd (BG) – 25,050 shares, 7.5% of

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) insider Jerry Matthews Simmons, Jr. sold 4,122 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.30, for a total value of $289,776.60. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 10,068 shares in the company, valued at approximately $707,780.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fiera Capital Corp purchased a new position in shares of Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 44,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,067,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of several fiber-optic networking stocks rose at least 12% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Fiber lasers manufacturer IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) led the pack with a 16.6% gain. Long-haul networking expert Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) added 16.1%, laser and optics specialist Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) rose 12.6%, and optoelectronic components maker II-VI (NASDAQ:IIVI) posted an 11.9% return.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    After an auspicious beginning, 2018 ended on a sour note for IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP). The maker of industrial lasers signaled in July that the growing trade war between the U.S. and China and softening demand in Europe would take a toll on its third-quarter results. This news rattled investors, sending the stock slumping by more than 25%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on IPG Photonics (IPGP)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Princeton Capital Management LLC grew its position in IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 3.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,998 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 421 shares during the quarter. IPG Photonics accounts for about 1.2% of Princeton Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 27th largest position. Princeton Capital Management LLC’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $2,800,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Overview

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From a review of intermodal and carload traffic performance, there are strong positives including intermodal, chemicals, metals, petroleum and crushed sand and gravel. The early wildcards are coal, grain and finished vehicles and parts.

Soon-after the progressive article, analysts have jumped on the bandwagon with positive sentiments. Specifically, analysts are bullish on industry prospects and fundamentals, but also mentioned that there could be even greater investment benefits from tax reform, assuming disciplined pricing remains.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: U.S. Bancorp(USB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 2.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 262,874 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,212 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $13,275,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Avalon Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 0.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 207,546 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,656 shares during the period. Avalon Advisors LLC’s holdings in U.S. Bancorp were worth $10,481,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Deutsche Bank also favors this top super-regional bank for the rest of 2018. U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States and fourth largest by number of branches. Founded in 1929 and headquartered in Minneapolis, USBancorp offers a comprehensive line of banking, investment, brokerage, trust and mortgage services to consumers, businesses and institutions.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer lifted their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for U.S. Bancorp in a research note issued on Tuesday, September 18th. Oppenheimer analyst C. Kotowski now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.05 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.01. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for U.S. Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.07 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.44 EPS.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: UMH Properties Inc.(UMH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the real estate shares surged 0.56 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE: AHH), up 3 percent, and UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE: UMH) up 3 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (UMH)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new stake in UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (NYSE:UMH) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 86,705 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,163,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.24% of UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Skechers U.S.A., Inc.(SKX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Steve Madden (NASDAQ: SHOO) and Skechers U.S.A. (NYSE:SKX) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Footwear makers Nike (NYSE:NKE) and Skechers (NYSE:SKX) went in opposite directions this year. Shares of Nike, once considered a stagnant market leader, rallied more than 20%. Yet shares of Skechers, once considered a high-growth underdog, tumbled nearly 20%.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Now that we’ve defined value investing, highlighted a few metrics that value investors look for, and warned investors to watch out for value traps, let’s take a closer look at stocks that I believe are trading at prices below their intrinsic value today. While representing very different industries, the one thing that AFLAC Incorporated (NYSE:AFL), Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX), and Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) all have in common is that, based on each company’s fundamentals, they appear to be some of the best bargains available in the stock market today.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tyers Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX) by 39.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 49,644 shares of the textile maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,168 shares during the period. Tyers Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Skechers USA were worth $1,490,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    It’s pretty tough being an investor in Skechers (NYSE:SKX) this year. While the broader market, as represented by the S&P 500, is up about 4%, the leisure shoe purveyor has lost more than a third of its value — and has dropped an even stepper 40% from its recent highs back in April. The company has been pursuing international expansion to offset slowing domestic sales, but weak operating margins and disappointing guidance have investors running for the exits.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bankwell Financial Group, Inc.(BWFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Research analysts at Boenning Scattergood started coverage on shares of Bankwell Financial Group (NASDAQ:BWFG) in a report issued on Thursday, The Fly reports. The firm set an “outperform” rating on the bank’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bankwell Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:BWFG) EVP Laura Waitz sold 1,265 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.30, for a total value of $39,594.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ: BWFG) and Bankwell Financial Group (NASDAQ:BWFG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Synacor, Inc.(SYNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of INTEL CORPCloudera Inc (CLDR) – 26,065,827 shares, 92.26% of the total portfolio. Borqs Technologies Inc (BRQS) – 3,799,172 shares, 5.42% of the total portfolio. ForeScout Technologies Inc (FSCT) – 257,756 shares, 1.37% of the total portfolio. Aquantia Corp (AQ) – 161,492 shares, 0.42% of the total portfolio. Synacor Inc (SYNC) – 866,884 shares, 0.23% of the total portfolio. New

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Syncona Ltd (LON:SYNC) announced a dividend on Thursday, June 14th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be paid a dividend of GBX 2.30 ($0.03) per share on Monday, July 30th. This represents a yield of 1.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 21st. The official announcement can be seen at this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HealthStream (NASDAQ: SYNC) and Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Synacor (NASDAQ:SYNC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Synacor earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 47.6409011491603 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.(AIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE:AIT) had its price objective upped by stock analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $73.00 to $80.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, MarketBeat reports. The firm currently has a “hold” rating on the industrial products company’s stock. Wells Fargo & Co’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 4.03% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. cut its holdings in Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE:AIT) by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 355,358 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 1,865 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Applied Industrial Technologies were worth $24,929,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd.(CETV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Central European Media Enterprises earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.5324249099013 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ: CETV) and Liberty Media Formula One Series A (NASDAQ:FWONA) are both consumer discretionary 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.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Central European Media Enterprises earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2556402111345 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gray Television, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ: CETV) and Central European Media Enterprises (NASDAQ:CETV) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) and Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) are both small-cap finance 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.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Friday.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on PEBO. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Peoples Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a hold rating and issued a $37.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $38.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For the details of STRATEGIC WEALTH MANAGEMENT INC ‘s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=STRATEGIC+WEALTH+MANAGEMENT+INC+

    These are the top 5 holdings of STRATEGIC WEALTH MANAGEMENT INC iShares Russell Mid-cap Value (IWS) – 81,500 shares, 12.15% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.5%Ishares MSCI India (INDA) – 196,252 shares, 10.53% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.5%SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) – 22,807 shares, 9.96% of the total portfolio. New PositionFirst Trust DJ Internet Index Fund (FDN) – 39,926 shares, 9.34% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.5%iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense (ITA) – 23,809 shares, 8.51% of the total portfolio. New Purchas

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Year-to-date, the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA), the largest exchange traded fund tracking the Dow, is up 0.6 percent, including dividends paid.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC lessened its position in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 90.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,526 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 14,566 shares during the period. Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC’s holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust were worth $368,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. trimmed its stake in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:DIA) by 60.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 8,000 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 12,000 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.’s holdings in SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF Trust were worth $1,931,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    If you put $10,000 of your retirement savings into the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA) in March 2009, you’d be sitting on $34,447 today.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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    These are the top 5 holdings of ARKANSAS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) – 239,571 shares, 25.69% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.73%iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH) – 277,760 shares, 23.14% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 0.52%iShares 1-3 Year Credit Bond ETF (CSJ) – 400,939 shares, 18.49% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1.16%iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 229,423 shares, 10.93% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.93%Vanguard Mid-Cap (VO) – 82,652 shares, 5.66% of the total p

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy For 2019: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tredje AP fonden boosted its position in shares of IPG Photonics Co. (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 57.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,160 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,150 shares during the quarter. Tredje AP fonden’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $737,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Move over IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP). There’s a new laser maker in town — and Wall Street loves it.

    It’s been nearly a month now since tiny laser maker nLIGHT (NASDAQ:LASR) debuted on the Nasdaq. Up till now, the bankers who underwrote the IPO had been stuck in a “quiet period” in which they were unable to comment on the company’s prospects. Now, that quiet period has ended — and you can hardly shut them up about it.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    Expectations were high for high-power laser-maker IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP). Last year was one of the strongest years in the company’s history, and the stock price more than doubled. The company’s had several years of stellar results and going into its financial report, investors were fearing a slowdown and were looking for any indication that IPG’s trend could continue — and they got just what they were looking for.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

Summary

Viper Energy (NASDAQ:VNOM) is an MLP that owns mineral and royalty interests and is 75% owned by Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ:FANG). It is one of the cleanest and easiest to understand MLPs in the energy space. The business model is simple: the company collects royalty checks on its mineral/royalty acreage (averaging 9.1% of revenue of the oil and gas produced) and has few overhead costs. There are no Incentive Distribution Rights (IDRs), the balance sheet is completely debt-free, and it is majority owned by one of the fastest-growing Permian producers in the US.

Given that Viper owns mineral rights, there is no capex or opex either. While these admittedly are not businesses that trade at cheap multiples, these are fantastic businesses that can grow without any need for capital expenditures, and benefit from higher production on their acreage as well as higher oil and gas prices.

There are 2 other publicly traded royalty trusts in the market, Black Stone Minerals (NYSE:BSM) and Prairie Sky (PSK.CN) in Canada. BSM trades at 21x 2017 Free Cash Flow (FCF) and PSK at 24x 2017 FCF. While Viper hasn’t provided production guidance for 2017 yet, I am expecting 40% growth this year. Just using current commodity prices ($54 oil and $2.50 gas), Viper should throw off $1.18 in FCF/unit, meaning it trades at only 15x 2017 FCF. That is a remarkable 35% discount to the peers.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp.(TIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) got a boost, shooting up 54 percent to $3.55 after the company reported $1 million of new orders.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Amedica Corporation (NASDAQ: AMDA) rose 31.3 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after climbing 181.98 percent on Tuesday.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 18.7 percent to $13.65 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 18.6 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 15 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 9.8 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDEV) shares rose 8.1 percent to $21.06 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares rose 6.8 percent to $3.44 in pre-market trading following Q1 beat.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) rose 6.7 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after surging 25.37 percent on Tuesday.
    KBS Fashion Group Limited (NASDAQ: KBSF) rose 6.4 percent to $5.84 in pre-market trading after jumping 9.36 percent on Tuesday.
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) rose 6.6 percent to $8.26 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 6.3 percent to $82.00 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) rose 5.8 percent to $38.43 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) rose 5.2 percent to $30.62 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion.
    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million.
    Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million.
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion.
    Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million.
    Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million.
    UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million.
    Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million.
    OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million.
    8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million.
    Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million.
    Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million.
    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter.
    Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share.
    Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Opko Health Inc(OPK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Opko Health Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) dropped nearly 15% on Thursday to record a new 52-week low of $7.13 against a high of $12.15. The stock closed at $8.37 on Wednesday. Volume was more than 3 times the daily average of around 4.9 million shares. The company reported a worse-than-expected loss after markets closed last night.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of multinational pharmaceutical and diagnostics companyOpko Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPK)are feeling the heat after reporting fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings. Despite a major thumping late last year, the stock gave up another 10.5% as of 3:31 p.m. on Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Amedica Corporation (NASDAQ: AMDA) rose 31.3 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after climbing 181.98 percent on Tuesday.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 18.7 percent to $13.65 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 18.6 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 15 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 9.8 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDEV) shares rose 8.1 percent to $21.06 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares rose 6.8 percent to $3.44 in pre-market trading following Q1 beat.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) rose 6.7 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after surging 25.37 percent on Tuesday.
    KBS Fashion Group Limited (NASDAQ: KBSF) rose 6.4 percent to $5.84 in pre-market trading after jumping 9.36 percent on Tuesday.
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) rose 6.6 percent to $8.26 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 6.3 percent to $82.00 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) rose 5.8 percent to $38.43 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) rose 5.2 percent to $30.62 in pre-market trading.

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Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (BPMUF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Leuven, Belgium-based Tigenix (OTC:TGXSF) filed to go public in the U.S. in late 2015, only to become entangled with Bavarian Nordic (OTC:BVNKF) and Basilea Pharmaceutica (OTC:BPMUF) as the European drugmakers pulled back from NASDAQ. Tigenix subsequently increased its bank account following a 23.75 million placement in Belgium, and added an additional 25 million via a relationship with Takeda, before coming back to Wall Street in October 2016 with a revamped slate of underwriters.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday began on a down note for the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell back down below the 20,000 level. Major market benchmarks finished with losses of 0.6% to 0.8%, and some market commentators attributed the declines to nervousness about the Trump administration’s actions to clamp down on immigration. Others noted that the latest reading of U.S. economic growth showed a 1.9% rise in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter, finishing the year with an overall GDP increase of just 1.6%, down a full percentage point from 2015’s growth. Despite the overall sullen mood in the market, some stocks gained ground, and GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Movado Group (NYSE:MOV), and IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Princeton Capital Management LLC grew its position in IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 3.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,998 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 421 shares during the quarter. IPG Photonics accounts for about 1.2% of Princeton Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 27th largest position. Princeton Capital Management LLC’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $2,800,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Advantus Capital Management Inc reduced its position in shares of IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 16.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 3,859 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 763 shares during the period. Advantus Capital Management Inc’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $901,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2018

NVIDIACorp products in modern vehicles will drive NVDA stock price higher.

The automobile market has become an important market for Santa Clara, California basedNVIDIA Corporation (NSDQ:NVDA)products starting from multi-media touch screen displays which use intelligent augmented reality technology and ending in autonomous vehicles technology.

On January 14, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opened its doors to the public. In the show, which is also known as the Detroit Auto Show, there were four NVIDIA powered things which demonstrate the importance of NVIDIA products in modern cars. NVDIA unveiledpartnerships with Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and ZF at this show which is of great significance to NVDA stock investors.

NVIDIA-Audi

In the show, according to NVIDIA, the luxury car producer Audi unveiled three new models that are using NVIDIA products. The first two cars; the next generation SQ5 sports SUV and the A5/S5 Cabriolet use NVIDIA in their Virtual Cockpit. The cockpits house information for drivers in one place behind the steering wheel. The highly anticipated Q8 SUV has three screens in its cockpit, which are powered by NVIDIA and offer a uniquely precise and smooth visual. There is, in front of the driver, a Virtual Cockpit that uses intelligent augmented reality technology, and in the center of the dashboard, there is a multi-media touch screen display. (See also: Should You Buy This Dip In NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Stock?)

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: 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:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: 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.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $8.38 after the company posted upbeat Q4 results.

    Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $56.39 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter and boosted its full year net income guidance.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is thefifth mostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 47.69% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is themostshorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    That’s why Cramer said he’ll be listening for news coming from Celgene (CEL) , Amgen (AMGN) , Allergan (AGN) , an Action Alerts PLUS holding, and Regenron (REGN) , all of which are set to present. Of the four, Cramer said he’s sticking with Allergan and Amgen.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Brooks Automation Inc.(BRKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Technology sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Aviat Networks Inc (NASDAQ: AVNW), Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU), and Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ: BRKS).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, technology shares fell 3.59 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UCTT), down 5 percent, and Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ: BRKS), down 10 percent.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Formula Systems (1985) Ltd.(FORTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, technology shares rose by 0.26 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT), up 9 percent, and Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: FORTY) up 19 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, technology shares fell by 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK), down 13 percent, and Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: FORTY), down 8 percent.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Pegasystems Inc.(PEGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, Snap (NYSE:SNAP) and Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) made big moves following the companies’ quarterly earnings reports.

    Image source: Getty Images.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares ofPegasystems Inc.(NASDAQ:PEGA) jumped 31.5% in 2016,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, largely thanks to a strong quarterly report from the business management software specialist late in the year.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, ourUnder the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap Big Data stock Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ: ATTU) as a short trade:

    “Attunity has also been on the watchlist for a while. It’s a straight-up momentum play Well, straight down momentum play. We’re just getting on board the train after a brief lull in the downtrend. This one isn’t going to be a monster-sized winner, but it’s a high-odds, low-risk trade.”

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday began on a down note for the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell back down below the 20,000 level. Major market benchmarks finished with losses of 0.6% to 0.8%, and some market commentators attributed the declines to nervousness about the Trump administration’s actions to clamp down on immigration. Others noted that the latest reading of U.S. economic growth showed a 1.9% rise in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter, finishing the year with an overall GDP increase of just 1.6%, down a full percentage point from 2015’s growth. Despite the overall sullen mood in the market, some stocks gained ground, and GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Movado Group (NYSE:MOV), and IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Guidewire Software, Inc.(GWRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Ebix Inc actually performing well since the end of 2014 while mid cap peer Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) has been outperforming over a longer period of time and small cap Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ: BNFT) has underperformed:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Guidewire Software Inc (NYSE: GWRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $92.43 million.

    Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $127.30 million.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018

If you're like most investors, you've been led to believe that it's impossible to earn large amounts of investment income without taking big risks.   This idea – which you'll hear from many financial advisors and brokers – is simply wrong.   It is possible to earn double-digit annual yields on your money – safely – by selling options.   So why doesn't everyone use this strategy to earn consistent income streams? Below, you'll find the five common objections I've heard from readers or that I've found on the Internet… and my responses to them.   REASON NO. 1: Option-selling strategies like covered calls are too risky. You'll earn 5% in premiums, but if the stock falls 25%, you're still down big!   This objection is 100% valid. The way most people approach covered calls is risky. (If you're unfamiliar with covered calls, I encourage you to read this essay.) These folks buy risky stocks because risky, volatile stocks typically offer larger cash premiums than safe, stable blue chips. But most people end up losing on risky covered-call positions because their stocks fall in value.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: The Michaels Companies, Inc.(MIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JPMorgan]

    MIK’s results over the past year point to the company’s success in improving merchandising, marketing, and in-store execution plus the benefits of having a functioning e-commerce website. We believe part of the challenge for the bears is both a lack of appreciation for the category as well as missing the historical context of how leadership has evolved. Indeed, the difference in focus on "the front end" under CEO Chuck Rubin (who arrived in 2013) vs. a more process-oriented and margin-focused CEO prior to his arrival left a lot of impactful, low hanging fruit opportunities. Finally, while we acknowledge that longer term the sustainable comp is lower than the recent ~4% underlying trend, we point to the low volatility of sales, high cash generative nature of the business, barriers to entry (e.g., high SKU density, low inventory turns, lack of brands), and MIK’s market leadership as reasons why the multiple has the potential to expand over time (a la AZO). Balance sheet de-levering should also make the PE look increasingly cheap over time and transfer cash/value to equity holders. 

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate MICHAELS COS INC as a Sell with a ratings score of D+. This is driven by some concerns, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow. 

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Specialty Retail industry average. The net income increased by 20.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $64.00 million to $76.80 million.

     

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Prothena Corporation plc(PRTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Buy-dip on several “Potential Blockbusters” Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIMT), Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD), AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVXS), Bluebird Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE), Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR), and Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGE) are buy-dip candidates given their bullish trends and favorable technical patterns. Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICPT), Prothena Corp. PLC (NASDAQ: PRTA), Tesaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) have bearish set-ups. Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX) is bigger picture bullish, but may correct further on a move below $19.55. Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS) has bearish set-up and bulls need to push above $69 to invalidate.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Shenandoah Telecommunications Co(SHEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.99 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: CHT), down 3 percent, and Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (NASDAQ: SHEN), down 4 percent.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer said that Shenandoah Telecommunications (SHEN) is expensive at 60 times earnings, and without a dividend, he also took a pass on that one.

    Finally, Cramer said Hudson Technologies (HDSN) was a great stock to own in 2016, when shares soared 170%, but this year, he cannot recommend this high-flying refrigeration company.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.45 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (NASDAQ: SHEN), down 3 percent, and TIM Participacoes SA (ADR) (NYSE: TSU) down 2 percent.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.(WMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    For the month of November, Boeing stock added about $13.00, a gain of 5%. The Dow’s big gainer last month was Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), up nearly 11% after posting solid earnings and raising fourth-quarter and full-year guidance.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    There were two big winners in 2017 and three more stocks that posted very solid gains above 40%:

    Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), up 89% Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), up 68.9% Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), up 46.1% Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), up 46.1% Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), up 42.9%.

    A stronger global economy contributed to the fortunes of at least two of these firms. while lower U.S. unemployment and improving wages helped the more consumer oriented companies post their gains.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) which rose 4.5% to $84.14. The stocks 52-week range is $65.28 to $84.88. Volume was 34.8 million compared to its average volume of 8.2 million.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday began on a down note for the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell back down below the 20,000 level. Major market benchmarks finished with losses of 0.6% to 0.8%, and some market commentators attributed the declines to nervousness about the Trump administration’s actions to clamp down on immigration. Others noted that the latest reading of U.S. economic growth showed a 1.9% rise in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter, finishing the year with an overall GDP increase of just 1.6%, down a full percentage point from 2015’s growth. Despite the overall sullen mood in the market, some stocks gained ground, and GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Movado Group (NYSE:MOV), and IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: American Electric Power Company, Inc.(AEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Masco (MAS) , American Electric Power (AEP) and Valmont Industries (VMI) .

    Cramer was bearish on Wisconsin Energy (WEC) .

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE: AEP) shares were recently up 2.5% at $64.93, with a 52-week range of $62.69 to $78.07 and a consensus price target of $74.00.