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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI increased its stake in shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) by 14.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 80,741 shares of the casino operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,389 shares during the quarter. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI’s holdings in Las Vegas Sands were worth $6,165,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd bought a new position in shares of Las Vegas Sands during the first quarter worth $118,000. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Las Vegas Sands during the second quarter worth $135,000. Synovus Financial Corp bought a new position in shares of Las Vegas Sands during the first quarter worth $152,000. Zacks Investment Management bought a new position in shares of Las Vegas Sands during the second quarter worth $202,000. Finally, Pennsylvania Trust Co bought a new position in shares of Las Vegas Sands during the second quarter worth $210,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 38.53% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: On Assignment Inc.(ASGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ASGN (NYSE: ASGN) and Amn Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Insperity (NYSE: NSP) and ASGN (NYSE:ASGN) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kinross Gold Co. (TSE:K) (NYSE:KGC) – Equities research analysts at Desjardins lifted their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Kinross Gold in a research note issued on Saturday, June 23rd. Desjardins analyst J. Wolfson now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $0.32 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $0.26. Desjardins also issued estimates for Kinross Gold’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.07 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.21 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) (TSE:K) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The mining company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.03. Kinross Gold had a return on equity of 5.73% and a net margin of 11.67%. The company had revenue of $775.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $803.96 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.04 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Kinross Gold Co. will post 0.19 EPS for the current year.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Northrop Grumman Corporation(NOC)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Buckingham Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund bought 1,216 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $425,000.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of defense titans Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) all underperformed the S&P 500 in the 12 months leading up to when the Budget Control Act was signed in August 2011, a period when the tension between different congressional factions intensified, with shares of individual companies dropping between 7% and 13% during the first two weeks of August alone.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Orbital plans to begin ground-testing the rocket next year, by which time Orbital ATK will probably have been subsumed into new owner Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC). In anticipation of testing beginning, Orbital gave NGL an official name last month: OmegA.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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

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

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Oil States International Inc.(OIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) is one of 14 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Oil States International to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE:OIS) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $32.38.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Equities researchers at Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of Oil States International (NYSE:OIS) in a research note issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “hold” rating and a $35.00 price target on the oil and gas company’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 13.45% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.(MXWL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $7.25.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Electric-car company Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is acquiring battery technology company Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) in an all-stock transaction valued at $218 million, Maxwell announced in a press release on Monday. 

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    On Monday (Feb. 4), Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced it was acquiring Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL), a battery and ultra-capacitor company.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Shares of Arcturus Therapeutics stock traded up $0.05 during trading on Friday, hitting $8.10. 32,713 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 14,625. The firm has a market capitalization of $86.38 million, a PE ratio of -2.29 and a beta of 1.18. Arcturus Therapeutics has a 52 week low of $4.78 and a 52 week high of $15.19.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Data source: Silicon Laboratories.

    What happened with Silicon Labs this quarter?
    Revenue was above the high end of guidance provided in late January, which called for a range of $196 million to $202 million. On an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis, which excludes items like equity compensation and acquisition costs, net income was $38.3 million, or $0.87 per share — also above guidance for adjusted earnings per share of between $0.73 and $0.79. IoT revenue grew 17% year over year to $103 million. Infrastructure revenue jumped 37% year over year to $49 million. Broadcast revenue declined 3% to $36 million. Access revenue fell 6% to $17 million. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on April 18, 2018, Silicon Labs closed its $240 million acquisition of Sigma Designs’ (NASDAQ:SIGM) Z-Wave business. Silicon Labs had initially agreed to acquire all of Sigma Designs this past December for $282 million, but amended the deal last quarter to include only its Z-Wave business after certain closing conditions weren’t met. In any case, the purchase significantly expands Silicon Labs’ position in mesh networking for smart homes.

    What management had to say

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.(FRSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Equities research analysts expect Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) to post sales of $32.10 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Papa Murphy’s’ earnings. The highest sales estimate is $32.35 million and the lowest is $31.84 million. Papa Murphy’s posted sales of $29.10 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 10.3%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, August 8th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Papa Murphy’s (NASDAQ:FRSH) and RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Diversified Restaurant (NASDAQ: SAUC) and Papa Murphy’s (NASDAQ:FRSH) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Papa Murphy’s (NASDAQ:FRSH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. operates as a franchisor and operator of the Take ‘N’ Bake pizza chain in the United States. The Company operates in three segments: Domestic Company Stores, Domestic Franchise and International. In addition to scratch-made pizzas, the company offers a growing menu of grab ‘n’ go items, including salads, sides and desserts. Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. is based in Vancouver, Washington. “

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wall Street brokerages expect Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) to post $28.61 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Papa Murphy’s’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $28.46 million to $28.75 million. Papa Murphy’s posted sales of $31.99 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 10.6%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Nuveen Select Maturities Municipal Fund(NIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nimiq (CURRENCY:NIM) traded 1.1% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on September 16th. Nimiq has a total market cap of $2.74 million and $210,302.00 worth of Nimiq was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Nimiq coin can currently be bought for about $0.0013 or 0.00000019 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, Trade Satoshi, LATOKEN and BTC-Alpha. During the last week, Nimiq has traded 9% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nimiq (CURRENCY:NIM) traded up 1.7% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on September 12th. During the last seven days, Nimiq has traded 21.7% lower against the dollar. Nimiq has a total market capitalization of $2.62 million and approximately $100,713.00 worth of Nimiq was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Nimiq coin can now be purchased for about $0.0012 or 0.00000019 BTC on popular exchanges including BTC-Alpha, HitBTC, LATOKEN and Trade Satoshi.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nimiq (CURRENCY:NIM) traded down 7.5% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on September 24th. One Nimiq coin can currently be bought for $0.0014 or 0.00000022 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including LATOKEN, HitBTC, Trade Satoshi and BTC-Alpha. Nimiq has a market capitalization of $3.08 million and approximately $215,397.00 worth of Nimiq was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Nimiq has traded 15.9% higher against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Rubicon Project to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Rubicon Project Inc (NYSE:RUBI) saw unusually-high trading volume on Wednesday . Approximately 1,541,600 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 150% from the previous session’s volume of 615,518 shares.The stock last traded at $3.22 and had previously closed at $2.90.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

Warren Buffett is retiring from the board of directors of Kraft Heinz, a subsidiary of his company Berkshire Hathaway.

“Mr. Buffett decided to retire from the board as he decreases his travel commitments,” Kraft Heinz said in a press release on Friday.

The 87-year-old billionaire will retire after his term ends at the Kraft Heinz annual meeting of stockholders, the company said. The company will announce next week when that meeting will take place.

Kraft Heinz declined to provide further details on why he’s leaving the position, which is unpaid.

Buffett is the third-richest person in the world, with a net worth of $86.3 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

He makes his money through investments. He’s the chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), which has 63 subsidiaries, including Geico, Business Wire, Fruit of the Loom and NetJets.

Berkshire Hathaway last month took a $358 million stake in Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA), an Israeli generic drugmaker. The company recently dumped almost all of its shares in IBM (IBM) stock, selling 35 million shares, leaving it with about 2 million.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Hingham Institution for Savings(HIFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Port Capital LLC lifted its stake in Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) by 14.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 48,159 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,943 shares during the quarter. Hingham Institution for Savings accounts for approximately 1.4% of Port Capital LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Port Capital LLC owned approximately 2.28% of Hingham Institution for Savings worth $9,921,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. grew its stake in Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) by 71.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 92,261 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 38,440 shares during the quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned approximately 4.37% of Hingham Institution for Savings worth $19,006,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Patterson Companies, Inc.(PDCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) are up 4.4% at 12:45 p.m. EDT, having been up as much as 12.1%, after the dental and animal health company announcedresults of its fourth fiscal quarter that ended on April 28.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC lifted its stake in Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) by 18.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 560,300 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 87,800 shares during the quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC owned 0.59% of Patterson Companies worth $12,455,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 51,030 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,134,000. Element Capital Management LLC owned about 0.05% of Patterson Companies as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Broadcom Corporation(BRCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCM) traded down about 1.4% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $222.00 after closing Thursday at $225.25. The stock’s 52-week high is $285.68. Volume totaled around 3.9 million, just under the daily average of about 4.1 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Broadcom (NASDAQ:BRCM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Broadcom earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the semiconductor manufacturer an impact score of 43.7335359332371 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: FRP Holdings, Inc.(FRPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    FRP Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FRPH) VP John D. Milton, Jr. sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.07, for a total value of $177,210.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 632 shares in the company, valued at approximately $37,332.24. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Kinross Gold (TSE:K) (NYSE:KGC) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$8.17.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Though it’s had a bit of tainted past, Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) might finally be ready to shake off its rust. Kinross Gold’s issues derive from its acquisition of Red Back Mining, which owned the Mauritania-based Tasiast mine, for more than $7 billion in 2010. Essentially, Kinross acquired this mine at the peak of the gold-price craze. The end result was Kinross writing down about 80% of the value of the deal, as well as delaying the build-out of this prized mine.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Kinross Gold Co. (TSE:K) (NYSE:KGC) – Stock analysts at National Bank Financial issued their FY2018 earnings estimates for Kinross Gold in a research note issued on Monday, June 18th. National Bank Financial analyst M. Parkin forecasts that the company will earn $0.32 per share for the year. National Bank Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $6.50 price target on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for Kinross Gold’s FY2019 earnings at $0.34 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.41 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Goldcorp (NYSE: GG) and Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Weatherford International plc(WFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) traded down nearly 13% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $3.05 after closing Friday at $3.50. The stock’s 52-week high is $7.09 Volume was around 42 million, nearly double the daily average of around 22 million shares. The company missed analysts’ earnings and revenues estimates last Friday.

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    And look for Action Alerts PLUS holding Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB) and Weatherford International plc (WFT) to see some upside if international oil production surprises positively in the first quarter, the firm said.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) traded down about 3.7% Tuesday and match a 52-week low of $2.08 after closing Monday at $2.16. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.86. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 23.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) traded down about 10% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $2.63 after closing Wednesday at $2.93. The stock’s 52-week high is $7.09. Volume was around 43 million, about double the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: ASML Holding N.V.(ASML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ASML (NASDAQ:ASML)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reiterated by research analysts at DZ Bank in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. decreased its position in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 28.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,760 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 3,855 shares during the quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.’s holdings in ASML were worth $1,938,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML) was down 2.6% to $197.02 on Friday morning. The stock has a 52-week trading range of $126.03 to $216.00 and a consensus analyst target price of $196.81.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ASML (NASDAQ: ASML) and ACM Research (NASDAQ:ACMR) 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, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Front Row Advisors LLC increased its holdings in ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 15.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,247 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 703 shares during the period. Front Row Advisors LLC’s holdings in ASML were worth $1,042,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: America First Tax Exempt Investors L.P.(ATAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on America First Multifamily Investors (ATAX)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of America First Tax Exempt Investors, L.P. (NASDAQ:ATAX) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.47 and last traded at $6.43, with a volume of 54800 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.43.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: SORL Auto Parts Inc.(SORL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
    MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $5.90 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.

    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $27.3947 following Q3 results.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has pushed back the deadline of a safety review of Impossible Foods Inc.’s “magic” ingredient that makes its veggie burgers taste like meat, delaying a regulatory blessing the company has long sought.

The FDA extended its review by 90 days, according to an email the agency sent to the company’s outside counsel and obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The agency was previously slated to respond by April 24. No reason was given for the change.

The 90-day extension is part of routine administrative protocol, Rachel Konrad, a spokeswoman for Impossible Foods, said by email. The company expects a positive response from the agency, she said. Meanwhile, the Impossible Burger is “totally safe to eat, and millions of people have enjoyed it,” she said. The FDA didn’t respond to a request for comment.

The Redwood City, California-based company has said it’s asking the FDA to review its product’s safety in the interest of transparency, though the ingredient is already in compliance with existing regulations.

Top Stocks To Watch Right Now: Echelon Corporation(ELON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Echelon Co. (NASDAQ:ELON) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $4.07 and last traded at $4.18, with a volume of 9600 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.31.

Top Stocks To Watch Right Now: Tenneco Inc.(TEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tokenomy (CURRENCY:TEN) traded 0.7% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 23:00 PM ET on May 13th. In the last seven days, Tokenomy has traded down 18.2% against the dollar. One Tokenomy token can now be purchased for approximately $0.26 or 0.00003099 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges. Tokenomy has a market capitalization of $32.49 million and approximately $411,692.00 worth of Tokenomy was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks,Verifone Systems (NYSE:PAY) is being acquired by a group of private investors, and Tenneco (NYSE:TEN) is buying an auto parts business before splitting into two public companies.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) and China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gentex (NASDAQ: GNTX) and Tenneco (NYSE:TEN) are both mid-cap auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, earnings and dividends.

Top Stocks To Watch Right Now: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Kinross Gold (TSE:K) (NYSE:KGC) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$8.17.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Another major long-term project is Norte Abierto, which is also a 50/50 JV in Chile — this time with Barrick Gold — on one of the largest gold-copper discoveries in South America. Goldcorp just brought this project into its portfolio in 2017 after buying outKinross Gold’s (NYSE:KGC) 25% stake as well as a 25% interest from Barrick Gold.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day on Wall Street, and major benchmarks posted solid gains of around 1%. Market participants were generally happy about oil prices moving back into the $70s, hoping for a rebound in hard-hit areas of the country that had taken advantage of the triple-digit oil prices of the early 2010s by dramatically ramping up production of shale plays and similar opportunities. Yet even with the generally favorable mood, some stocks weren’t able to join the rally. Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC) fell 14.3% today after the company announced first-quarter 2018 results. While the company delivered top-line growth compared to the year-ago period thanks to higher sales volumes and selling prices, it didn’t trickle down to the bottom line. Instead, net income actually decreased 21% compared to the performance in the first quarter of 2017. It’s the same sticking point Wall Street had with full-year 2017 results.

Top Stocks To Watch Right Now: Encana Corporation(ECA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Today, however, many drillers are setting a high bar for new wells. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has been one of the leaders in disrupting the former way of thinking by establishing a high return hurdle rate for new wells of 30% after-tax at $40 oil. Others followed with similar return-focused approaches, including Encana (NYSE:ECA), which needs locations to achieve a 35% after-tax return at $50 oil to meet its premium hurdle rate.

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    Already, shale companies such as Encana (ECA) , Occidental Petroleum (OXY) and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) , among others, are reporting higher cash flows and earnings on higher oil prices. As a result, they are paying down debt, increasing dividends and engaging in buybacks. This is a dramatic improvement in shareholder yield for the group.

Kinross Gold (K) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Kinross Gold (TSE:K) (NYSE:KGC) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$8.17.

K has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. National Bank Financial boosted their target price on shares of Kinross Gold from C$6.50 to C$7.50 in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Canaccord Genuity boosted their target price on shares of Kinross Gold from C$9.25 to C$10.50 in a research note on Friday, January 19th. BMO Capital Markets lowered shares of Kinross Gold from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Kinross Gold in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th.

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Shares of K opened at C$4.56 on Thursday. Kinross Gold has a 12-month low of C$4.44 and a 12-month high of C$6.29.

Kinross Gold (TSE:K) (NYSE:KGC) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported C$0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of C$0.05 by C($0.03). The company had revenue of C$1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of C$1.06 billion. Kinross Gold had a net margin of 7.26% and a return on equity of 5.54%.

In related news, insider Claude J.S. Schimper sold 65,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of C$4.53, for a total value of C$294,450.00. Also, insider Gregory Van Etter sold 80,567 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$3.91, for a total transaction of C$315,016.97. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 186,570 shares of company stock valued at $804,788.

About Kinross Gold

Kinross Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, extraction, and processing of gold-containing ore. It also engages in the reclamation of gold mining properties; and production and sale of silver. The company's gold production and exploration activities are carried out principally in Canada, the United States, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and Mauritania.

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The Bank of England tested the ability of the UK largest banks and building societies to withstand capital requirement in the environment of the adverse macroeconomic scenario of 4.7% drop in output, sharp depreciation of Sterling, drop in house prices and misconduct fines.

The result is positive with all of the banks withstanding the test under the scenario of “disorderly” Brexit.HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society, Santander UK and Standard Chartered all passed the health check, which was based on end-2016 data, while RBS and Barclays fell below the systemic reference points for common equity Tier 1 capital and Tier 1 leverage ratio, but were not required to submit a new capital plan.

“For the first time since the Bank of England launched its stress tests in 2014, no bank needs to strengthen its capital position as a result of the stress test. The 2017 stress test shows the UK banking system is resilient to deep simultaneous recessions in the UK and global economies, large falls in asset prices and a separate stress of misconduct costs,” the Bank of England said in the stress test report.

good stocks to invest in today: Electronics for Imaging Inc.(EFII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lessened its holdings in shares of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) by 53.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 14,882 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 17,018 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Electronics For Imaging were worth $439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFII) shares dropped 43 percent to $26.96. Electronics For Imaging disclosed that it has postponed Q2 release due to accounting issues related to revenue recognition. Morgan Stanley downgraded Electronics for Imaging from Equal-Weight to Underweight.

good stocks to invest in today: Columbia Sportswear Company(COLM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By D.R. Barton, Jr.]

    I bring Mr. Houdini up today because when I look at our favorite “Pop & Drop” play – Columbia Sportswear Co. (Nasdaq: COLM) – I find an eerie similarity to this great “escapesman.”

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Looking at recent historical deals, we arrive at a $18-$23 potential deal range. We analyzed transactions that have been announced over the past four years and involved companies catering to a higher income customer. These deals include Southern Tide (acquired by Oxford Industries (OXM)), Joe’s Jeans (acquired by Sequential Brands Group (SQBG)), prAna (acquired by Columbia Sportswear (COLM)), The Jones Group (acquired by Sycamore Partners [private] and Juicy Couture (acquired by Authentic Brands Group [private]). The average EV/EBITDA multiple of these transactions are 12.9x (in line with KATE’s 5-year historical average of 12.1x) and implies a potential deal range of $22-$23. When taking the average of recent (F13-16) deals implies an ~10.5x EV/EBITDA multiple. When applying the ~10.5x multiples to KATE’s trailing EBITDA, we arrive at an $18- $19 potential share price.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows mid cap Under Armourpreviously outperforming peers like large cap Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) and mid cap Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM), but that outperformance slipped late last year:

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    SKX is also highly attractive in a relative basis when compared to several of its publicly traded peers: Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), Deckers Outdoor Group (NYSE: DECK), Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) and Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ: COLM). The company's forward EBITDA multiple of 6.9x is equal or below all of the comparable companies: FL (6.9x), DECK (7.6x), WWW (10.1x) and COLM (10.8x).

good stocks to invest in today: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the basic materials sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AUY).

  • [By Scott Levine]

    Instead of the P/E, therefore, we’ll consider the companies on the basis of price-to-cash from operations on a trailing-12-month (TTM) basis. Cash flow, after all, is one thing management can’t be massaged.

    CompanyPrice-to-CFO Per Share (TTM)

    Eldorado Gold 17.9
    Goldcorp(NYSE:GG) 15.3
    Agnico Eagle Mines 11.2
    Barrick Gold 7.9
    Newmont Mining 6.2
    IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG) 4.6
    Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) 3.6
    Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) 3.6

    Data Source: YCharts.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE: KGC) may be the stock that give investors the most amount of leverage on a gold rebound. Management reduced the company’s annual capital expenditures forecast to $1.45 billion from $1.6 billion, saving $180 million from its cost restructuring initiatives. Cancellation of its upcoming semiannual dividend payment to its shareholders will save $182 million per year. Kinross expects to produce gold at a cost of $1,000 to $1,200 an ounce this year. The Merrill Lynch target is $7.00, and the consensus target is $6.55. The dividend, which soon will be cancelled, has a yield of 2.9%.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day on Wall Street, and major benchmarks posted solid gains of around 1%. Market participants were generally happy about oil prices moving back into the $70s, hoping for a rebound in hard-hit areas of the country that had taken advantage of the triple-digit oil prices of the early 2010s by dramatically ramping up production of shale plays and similar opportunities. Yet even with the generally favorable mood, some stocks weren’t able to join the rally. Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Citi also placed Neutral ratings on Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (NYSE: GG), Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Silver Standard Resources Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: SSRI).

good stocks to invest in today: Paragon Offshore plc (PGNPQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Paragon Offshore’s (OTCPK:PGNPQ) former management’s audacious efforts to omit parts of the senior secured lenders by deeming them unimpaired and instead pay out the majority of the company’s cash to junior unsecured bondholders by presenting a set of entirely unrealistic business forecasts to the court. Fortunately, in case of Paragon Offshore, the bankruptcy judge recognized the framing and accordingly denied confirmation of the company’s plan of reorganization, effectively sending Paragon Offshore back to the drawing board. Consequently, management was ousted after the failure. I have covered the Paragon Offshore saga in a series of articles over the past few quarters, so interested investors might want to take a look at this highly fascinating and still evolving case study.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    With even brand new rigs struggling to find work, the jig was soon up for owners of old equipment, like Paragon Offshore (OTCPK:PGNPQ), which is currently undergoing its second debt restructuring in less than three years of independent existence. Likewise, drillers with a fondness for aggressive use of debt were soon in trouble, most notably, former high-flier Seadrill (SDRL) and its little brother North Atlantic Drilling (NADL), which will no doubt file for restructuring within months. As a consequence of the crisis, the OSD industry now has a number of participants without a large debt burden, either new entrants like Borr Drilling, or established competitors that have had debt reduced in a restructuring, such as Ocean Rig (ORIG), to be followed within this year by others, almost certainly including each of SDRL, NADL, and Pacific Drilling (PACD).

good stocks to invest in today: Urban Outfitters Inc.(URBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) fiscal third-quarter results are scheduled for Monday. The consensus estimates are calling for $0.33 in earnings per share (EPS) and $861 million in revenue. The shares were last seen trading at $27.90. The consensus price target is $22.15, and the 52-week trading range is $16.19 to $39.29.

  • [By Crystal Kim]

    Urban Outfitters (URBN) reported poorer-than-expected third quarter results yesterday. Sales of $862.5 million were below Street estimates for $869 million; earnings came in at 40 cents versus expectations for 44 cents. Shares are down 9% to a recent $35.

    Higher markdowns and not-so-hot sales at its Anthropologie stores were a drag on earnings. Urban Outfitters comeback might be a long time coming.

    Out of 33 analysts, 10 have a Buy rating on the stock and 23 have a Hold rating. Morgan Stanley lowered its 12-month price target to $35 from $39. Cowens Oliver Chen, however, kept his rating of Market Perform and target price of $37, which he raised from $28 back in August.

    An excerpt from Chens note published Wednesday:

    After seeing URBN underperform for the 2nd straight year (-6% in 2013 & -5% in 2014 vs. S&P +30% & +12%, respectively) due to downward earnings revisions, we are concerned the Streets 17% EPS growth rate next year could be optimistic. Street expectations for steady +LSD comps and GM expansion seem aggressive, especially with UO turnaround taking time and Anthro/FP lapping yet another year of record merch margins. The key to stock upside remains improvement at the Urban division (44% of revenue). At U.O. division we monitor for a more focused assortment, clear product vision, & merch margin upside. We like URBNs long-term vision to double sales by 2020, but we see near-term risk to steady comps/GM improvement factored into Street estimates. We rate Market Perform with $37 PT based on ~16-17x FY18E EPS.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Urban Outfitters (URBN) was downgraded to equal-weight from overweight at Morgan Stanley. The valuation is less attractive, based on a $39 price target, Morgan Stanley said. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) dropped 10% Wednesday, to post a new 52-week low of $22.87 after closing at $25.41 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.80. Volume was about 6 times the daily average of around 2.4 million shares. The specialty apparel retailer posted earnings and revenue misses last night and analysts were in no mood to be generous.

good stocks to invest in today: EQT Corporation(EQT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Gary Jakacky]

    On the other hand, our economy shows more strength by the day. Oil prices remain stuck in a five year range. Natural gas prices are testing new lows: successful fracking techniques recently announced by EQT Corporation (EQT) in Seeking Alpha (10/17/2013 @ 2:29 PM on Market Currents) could cut over $1.5 billion from the costs of drilling for gas, as well as assuage "environmentalist" concerns about fracking. Fuel is a major cost for transportation companies. So maybe IYT can catch a third breath?

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which traded down about 9% at $53.50. The stocks 52-week range is $52.67 to $80.61. Volume was over 21.5 million versus the daily average of 2.2 million shares.

  • [By elliottwave]

    EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT) failed to make new highs and it’s now doing a double three correction from June 2016 peak which already reached the extreme area at $85.17 with enough number of swings to end that cycle. However in the short term, the stock can still extend toward the equal legs area $50.67 from December 2016 peak before buyers show up to resume the rally or bounce in 3 waves at least while holding above $47.10 low

    Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) is still correcting an older cycle from August 2015 doing a flat structure from July 2016 peak and currently at the last leg of wave (C) that could ideally reach the equal legs area $79.88 – $76.72 before the stock start bouncing in 3 waves at least. The flat structure is tricky because it can always extend but XOM needs to hold above $66.55 to continue its multi-year bullish trend.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which traded down over 5% at $49.72. The stocks 52-week range is $43.70 to $67.84. Volume was 7.6 million compared to the daily average volume of nearly 4 million.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The activist hedge fund’s latest 13F revealed a stake in Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN), and on Monday, it announced a new position in EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT).

Why Kinross Gold, Weibo, and Middleby Slumped Today

Wednesday was a strong day on Wall Street, and major benchmarks posted solid gains of around 1%. Market participants were generally happy about oil prices moving back into the $70s, hoping for a rebound in hard-hit areas of the country that had taken advantage of the triple-digit oil prices of the early 2010s by dramatically ramping up production of shale plays and similar opportunities. Yet even with the generally favorable mood, some stocks weren’t able to join the rally. Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC), Weibo (NASDAQ:WB), and Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Kinross gets tarnished

Shares of Kinross Gold fell 11% after the gold mining company announced its first-quarter financial results. At first glance, the news seemed good, with Kinross saying that revenue rose 13% from year-ago levels as the miner took advantage of higher sales volumes and better selling prices. Adjusted earnings quintupled from the first quarter of 2017. Yet investors weren’t entirely pleased with Kinross Gold’s falling production, which was down about 18,000 gold equivalent ounces to 654,000. Even so, the decline unfairly discounts the progress that Kinross has made in managing its expenses, with all-in sustaining costs falling more than $100 per ounce to $846. If the miner can address any production issues, then a rebound could come in short order.

Kinross logo with celebration for 25 year anniversary.

Image source: Kinross Gold.

Weibo falls despite strong growth

Weibo stock dropped 14% in another example of a company that had impressive results. The Chinese social media company saw first-quarter revenue climb by more than three-quarters from year-earlier levels, and adjusted earnings almost doubled over the same period. Yet even in combination with encouraging guidance for the future, Weibo wasn’t able to satisfy growth-hungry investors, who had apparently wanted even better gains. With the stock having more than doubled over the past year, a pullback was somewhat overdue, but most agree that with more than 410 million monthly active users, Weibo will remain a force to be reckoned with for the foreseeable future.

Middleby loses power

Finally, shares of Middleby plunged 17.5%. The maker of kitchen equipment saw subpar revenue growth of just 10% in the first quarter of 2018, and net income unexpectedly fell from year-ago levels. Organic sales dropped significantly, and Middleby felt the weakness across its range of segments. CEO Selim Bassoul thinks that one-time factors were responsible for the disruptions to the business, and he believes that innovative new product launches will help build positive momentum again. Yet some of the headwinds Middleby identified could last for several more quarters, and that could make a quick rebound for the kitchen equipment specialist a lot more difficult.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tele Celular Sul Participacoes S.A.(TSU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Invesco Municipal Opportunity Trust(VMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Invesco Van Kampen Municpl Opprtnty Trst (NYSE:VMO) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, April 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.0554 per share by the investment management company on Monday, April 30th. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 16th.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Given revised commodity deck forecasts (particularly for Steel and Gold) and improved Balance Sheet health (Steels, Precious and Industrials Metals) we are upgrading our ratings on several stocks in our coverage. We generally favor companies that have already initiated specific self-help, have low-cost assets and are less exposed to China supply and demand dynamics. In Steels, we have increased our rating from Hold to Buy on Nucor (NUE) and from Sell to Hold on US Steel. We have also upgraded Kinross Gold (KGC) to a Hold on valuation…On higher-than-peer valuations, we reiterate Sell-rated Coeur Mining (CDE), Franco-Nevada (FNV), Goldcorp (GG), Teck Resources (TCK) and highly leveraged AK Steel given preference to issue further equity if possible.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $808.09 million.

    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $265.90 million.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Citi also placed Neutral ratings on Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (NYSE: GG), Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Silver Standard Resources Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: SSRI).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the basic materials sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AUY).

  • [By Scott Levine]

    Instead of the P/E, therefore, we’ll consider the companies on the basis of price-to-cash from operations on a trailing-12-month (TTM) basis. Cash flow, after all, is one thing management can’t be massaged.

    CompanyPrice-to-CFO Per Share (TTM)

    Eldorado Gold 17.9
    Goldcorp(NYSE:GG) 15.3
    Agnico Eagle Mines 11.2
    Barrick Gold 7.9
    Newmont Mining 6.2
    IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG) 4.6
    Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) 3.6
    Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) 3.6

    Data Source: YCharts.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Another major long-term project is Norte Abierto, which is also a 50/50 JV in Chile — this time with Barrick Gold — on one of the largest gold-copper discoveries in South America. Goldcorp just brought this project into its portfolio in 2017 after buying outKinross Gold’s (NYSE:KGC) 25% stake as well as a 25% interest from Barrick Gold.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tesoro Corporation(TSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Valero Energy Corporation along with large cap peersMarathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV), formerlyTesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO),all giving a similar performance whilemid capWestern Refining, Inc (NYSE: WNR) has varied a bit from its peers:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    U.S. oil refiner Tesoro (NYSE: TSO) said it would buy Western Refining (NYSE: WNR) for $4.1 billion to add refineries in Texas, New Mexico and Minnesota. The combined company will have refining capacity of over 1.1 million barrels per day. Tesoro has refineries in California, Washington, Alaska, Utah and North Dakota.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Insperity, Inc.(NSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Insperity Inc. (NYSE: NSP) also had a large-scale seller on the desk, and it was another well-known hedge fund. Value Act, which also serves as a director at the company, sold a total of 226,000 shares of the stock at prices that ranged from $71.22 to $72.41. The total for the sale was set at $16 million.Insperity provides an array of human resources and business solutions to enhance business performance for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States. The shares closed the day on Friday at $71.85.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: ENI S.p.A.(E)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Big Oil stocks are the seven “oil supermajors” that do everything from oil drilling to refining to retail sales. This is a list of the Big Oil companies:

    Big Oil CompanyShare PriceYTDMarket CapExxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM)$83.44-7.58%$353.13BChevron Co. (NYSE: CVX)$113.56-3.5%$217.62BConocoPhillips Co. (NYSE: COP)$48.21-3.78%$61.42BRoyal Dutch Shell Plc. (NYSE ADR: RDS.A)$52.35-3.82%$221.08BBP Plc. (NYSE ADR: BP)$34.12-8.71%$112.69BTotal SA (NYSE: TOT)$50.26-1.35%$124.6BEni SpA (NYSE: E)$31.51-2.3%$58.69B

    Despite being huge global oil companies, shares of Big Oil stocks are all in the red this year. Those losses have all happened even as the Dow is smashing record highs and trading up 6.4% year to date.

  • [By Zacks]

    Following the reform, Mexico drew multi-billion dollars' investment. It could lead up to an output of 3 MMBbl/d by the end of the planned period, as predicted by the supporters of the reform. The reform could also bring down electricity rates in the country. So far, Mexico has awarded around 90 contracts, both onshore and offshore. The country raised about $100 billion from the auctions by the end of January. With nine oil and gas blocks, Shell has emerged as the leading player in the auctions held so far. Other winners in the bidding processes include Eni S.p.A. (NYSE: E)of Italy, Inpex of Japan, France's TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), Chevron and more.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Specifically, the oil supermajors are ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), BP Plc. (NYSE: BP), Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (NYSE ADR: RDS.A), Conoco Phillips (NYSE: COP), Eni SpA (NYSE ADR: E), and Total SA (NYSE ADR: TOT).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Radient Technologies (RTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    There’s an old business adage…. it’s not so much what you know, but who you know. If that’ s truly the case (and it is), then shareholders in Radient Technologies Inc (CVE:RTI) should be elated. The newest member of the Board of Directors that not already knows a lot of the right people, but has pretty much done all of things Radient would like to accomplish in the near future. That is, he was on the board for another ingredient and chemical company that was eventually acquired, but he also holds a masters degree in engineering. He can do it all, understanding the art and science of the business.

    It’s yet another reason for RTI investors to be enthused.

    Radient Technologies isn’t exactly a new company, but it’s relative notoriety is a fairly new phenomenon.

    The organization, in simplest terms, has developed an ingredient-extraction process called microwave assisted processing, or “MAP,” for short. As the name implies, the use of radio microwaves helps the extraction process along.

    Using its patented MAP process, Radient is able to selectively deposit microwave energy into a biomass (source material) and heat the target elements while leaving other materials in the mix unaltered. The near-instantaneous “in-core” heating that occurs creates pressure which drives out the targeting ingredient or component much faster than more conventional extraction methods. In fact, the pressure-driven process outperforms the conventional extraction on pretty much every front. That is, the technique reduces the extraction time from hours to minutes, delivers a higher active ingredient purity, increases the recovery of actives from often scarce biomass, and uses much less solvent and energy than the more typical approach.

    The technique can, and already has, created natural ingredients for global customers across a range of industries, including food and beverage, nutrition, supplements, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

    The company’

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Radient Technologies (CVE: RTI) is focused on extracting, isolating and purifying food/nutraceutical ingredients (colourings, flavourings, preservatives etc) and pharmaceutical raw materials from its20,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Edmonton, Alberta. The Companyworks with global brands across a range of industries (including Food and Beverage, Nutrition and Supplements, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care and Cosmetics and Biofuel) andengageswithits clients in three distinct phases:

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    Some of the stories about how cannabis has changed lives for the better are nothing less than astounding. Take Illinois resident Darren Miller as an example. In 2015 Miller was diagnosed with lung cancer that was later deemed terminal. Miller underwent chemotherapy, without much hope, but also began using high-THC Indica cannabis oil. Miller is alive today, and arguably shouldn’t be.

    Then there’s Floridian Branden Petro. Not only does Petro suffer epilepsy, he commonly experiences seizures stemming from the condition. Nothing has stopped the seizures as quickly or effectively as 200 milligram worth of THC cannabis oil, administered as a nasal spray. Within 20 seconds of using it, it’s as of the seizure never happened.

    And there are millions of other such (and less dramatic) examples, all pointing in the same direction – cannabis has medical value on multiple fronts. Not facilitating its commercialization is a wasted opportunity.

    It’s a notion that’s far from lost on the people that have built Canadian-based Radient Technologies Inc (CVE:RTI) from the round up, recently inking a deal with supplier of cannabinoid extracts, Aurora Cannabis.

    It’s a real accolade. Aurora is one of the largest licensed producers of medical cannabis under Health Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), and recently began construction on an unprecedented 800,000 square foot production facility in Leduc County, Alberta. This facility, known as “Aurora Sky”, is anticipated to be capable of producing in excess of 100,000 kg of high-quality, low-cost marijuana per year.

    In most regards though, Radient Technologies is the big winner of the deal, as the partnership is apt to put its high-tech facility in full demand, helping to advance the advent of cannabis in all its potential glory.

    It’s a rather amazing science, really. Radient Technologies uses an ingredient-extraction process called microwave assisted proc

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    At first glance, a new set of rules from the Drug Enforcement Agency unveiled in the middle of December looked like it posed a problem for cannabis-newcomer Radient Technologies Inc (CVE:RTI). By assigning a controlled substances code number to ‘marijuana extract,’ simultaneously distinguishing (and acknowledging the differences of marijuana, hemp and their derivatives as Schedule I substances. As the ruling’s language explained, “This code number will allow DEA and DEA-registered entities to track quantities of this material separately from quantities of marihuana. This, in turn, will aid in complying with relevant treaty provisions.”

    It presents something of an uncertainty, as it was not clear of the DEA also meant hemp and cannabis extracts when it used the term ‘marijuana extract.’ After all, the Drug Enforcement Agency has thus far done a poor job of distinguishing between hemp and marijuana, but has generally erred on the side of grouping everything as marijuana…. even if it didn’t cause a ‘high,’ and even if it did provide a medical benefit. If that was indeed the case, Radient Technologies may well be a non-starter in its quest to get into the cannabis business.

    No need to worry. Though it took weeks to get some much-needed clarification, the DEA has finally explained what it was saying two months ago. Indeed, the new ruling may actually help the medical marijuana — cannabis — along. DEA spokesman Russ Baer said in an e-mail to The Cannabist, “(The rule change) recognizes that there is a potential medical benefit to some of the cannabinoids.”

    Some still worry the wording of the law essentially, even if unintentionally, puts cannabinoids (or CBD) under the purveyance of the DEA; it’s currently not. Even so, if nothing else the ruling has the government moving towards clarity, after acknowledging CBD — the healthy version of the cannabis, and not the one that gets you high — has medical value. The next step is clarifying ho

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MobileIron (MOBL)

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tobira Therapeutics, Inc.(TBRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Allergan (NYSE: AGN) acquired Akarna Therapeutics global rights to AKN-083 for up-front payment of $50 million. This came just hours after Allergan bought Tobira Therapeutics (NASDAQ: TBRA) for upfront Payment of $28.35 share in cash, up to $49.84 per share in CVRs.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Canfor Corporation (CFPZF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Conifex has been shoring up its balance sheet over the last year, taking advantage of its strong financial performance. Beginning in February 2016, Conifex announced it was settling a $30m convertible debt it had with Canfor (OTCPK:CFPZF) in exchange for a forest license it held that permitted an allowable annual cut of 200,000 cubic meters. In April 2016, it created a joint venture for another one of its forest licenses, which netted it another $20m.

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After Mondays record-breaking day, when the Dow Jones industrial average, large-company Standard & Poors 500 stock index, tech-dominated Nasdaq composite and the small-cap Russell 2000 all closed at record levels at the same time for the first time since Dec. 31, 1999, the Dow is on the verge of making more headlines and getting a big shout outon the evening news.

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $808.09 million.

    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $265.90 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the basic materials sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AUY).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE: KGC) may be the stock that give investors the most amount of leverage on a gold rebound. Management reduced the company’s annual capital expenditures forecast to $1.45 billion from $1.6 billion, saving $180 million from its cost restructuring initiatives. Cancellation of its upcoming semiannual dividend payment to its shareholders will save $182 million per year. Kinross expects to produce gold at a cost of $1,000 to $1,200 an ounce this year. The Merrill Lynch target is $7.00, and the consensus target is $6.55. The dividend, which soon will be cancelled, has a yield of 2.9%.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Citi also placed Neutral ratings on Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (NYSE: GG), Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Silver Standard Resources Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: SSRI).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Another major long-term project is Norte Abierto, which is also a 50/50 JV in Chile — this time with Barrick Gold — on one of the largest gold-copper discoveries in South America. Goldcorp just brought this project into its portfolio in 2017 after buying outKinross Gold’s (NYSE:KGC) 25% stake as well as a 25% interest from Barrick Gold.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Durect Corporation(DRRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Wednesday's regular session.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Algert Global LLC lifted its stake in Durect Co. (NASDAQ:DRRX) by 338.9% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 498,711 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 385,088 shares during the quarter. Algert Global LLC’s holdings in Durect were worth $1,067,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) reported its first-quarter results on April 27, and the company saw its total revenue tick up by 1.3% year over year. Just as with the company’s fourth-quarter results, MicroStrategy’s management said foreign-currency headwinds continued to have a negative impact on the company’s overall sales.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap Alarm.com Holdings would bethe leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of people depend on Alarm.com Holdings technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, the Companys platform addresses a wide range of market needs and enables application-based control for a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.Its security, video monitoring, intelligent automation and energy management solutions are available througha network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe. The Company went public in June 2015 as a spinoff from MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ: MSTR) with shares selling for $14 during the IPO.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MicroStrategy (MSTR)

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: TrovaGene, Inc.(TROV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    TrovaGene Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV) dropped about 44% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.24 after closing at $0.43 on Thursday. Volume was around 12.5 million, about 20 times the daily average of around 650,000. The firm this morning priced an offering of 15 million shares and warrants to purchase up to another 15 million shares at $0.30 per unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ: TROV) was down, falling around 42 percent to $0.25. Trovagene priced its 15 million share common stock offering at $0.30 per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ: TROV) was down, falling around 40 percent to $0.26. Trovagene priced its 15 million share common stock offering at $0.30 per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ: TROV) shares dropped 27 percent to $1.27. Trovagene reported a Q4 loss of $8.5 million on revenue of $68,000. Piper Jaffray downgraded TrovaGene from Neutral to Underweight.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of TrovaGene Inc (NASDAQ: TROV) were down 13 percent to $5.28. Trovagene reported a Q4 loss of $(0.26) per share.

    Sunrun Inc (NASDAQ: RUN) was down, falling around 13 percent to $6.22. Sunrun reported a Q4 loss of $(0.15) per share on revenue of $99.6 million.

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Investor Jeff Gundlach may be best known for his bond bets, but he has been talking about commodities as one of the market’s best trades since the beginning of the year.

On Monday he revealed a specific trade for what he sees as an underappreciated opportunity in the energy sector.

Speaking at the Sohn Investment Conference, where many managers disclose their latest investment ideas, the founder and CEO of DoubleLine Capital said he bought shares of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) because he thinks energy stocks have not yet received the full benefit of the crude-oil rally.

“It’s lagged in a way that’s kind of bizarre this year,” Gundlach told CNBC on the sidelines of the conference. “It’s not a very great performing sector, and yet oil has gone up towards $70 a barrel.”

free penny stock picks: Covanta Holding Corporation(CVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company has seen solid insider buying over the past year. Covanta Holding Corp. (NYSE: CVA) is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern energy-from-waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power 1 million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Danielson (NYSE: CVA) and MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]

    Both of these stocks are overlooked, undervalued, and cash flow machines. The companies are Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) and Covanta Holdings (CVA).

free penny stock picks: Grow Solutions Holdings, Inc. (GRSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Grow Solutions Holdings Inc (OTC: GRSO) acquired Keys Organic and Hydroponic Supply.

    "What we are starting to see here is aggregation in the highly-fragmented hydroponic and grow supply industry. Most of these stores, including Keys Organic and Hydroponic Supply, are typically local or regional — This results in a very fragmented market."
    "We saw this [aggregation] happen with grocery stores, the finance industry, auto dealerships — Bigger names come in. So, instead of Bob's Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) Dealership or Fred'sGeneral Motors Company (NYSE: GM) outlet, you'll get companies likeAutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) come in, put them under a single brand, consolidate HR and other expenses to develop economies of scale and really help additional bottom line."
    “Another way to look at it is, there's coffee shops all around the world, but there's also Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), which started locally […] and developed really organically. But, they could just buy the local coffee shop, redesign it to the Starbucks brand, put their name on it… Now they have the distribution network, the backing of Starbucks, Starbucks will take care of their HR, their payroll — It's a more synergistic approach and a really value-add if they can consolidate any level of scale.”

    Elev8 Brands Inc (OTC: VATE) acquired O2 Breathe, LLC, a company supplying portable oxygen bars and aromatherapy inhalers.

free penny stock picks: Huntsman Corporation(HUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Huntsman Corp. (NYSE: HUN) had its executive chairman selling stock last week. Jon Huntsman parted with 600,000 shares, and the share priceranged from $17.25 to $17.27. The total for the trade was posted at $10 million.The company manufactures and sells differentiated organic and inorganic chemical products worldwide. The stock traded Friday at $18.10, so some left on that table as well.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Venator Materials PLC is a maker of titanium dioxide pigments and additives. The company is being spun out of Huntsman Corp. (NYSE: HUN) and plans to offer 22.7 million shares in an expected price range of $20 to $21, raising $465 million at an implied market cap of $2.18 billion. Underwriters include Citi, Goldman Sachs, BofA/Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, UBS Investment Bank, RBC Capital Markets, Moelis & Company, HSBC Corp., Nomura Securities, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Academy Securities, and Commerzbank Capital. Shares are scheduled to price Wednesday and begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol VNTR.

free penny stock picks: Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc.(OLLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    All is not lost for retail, however. Cramer continued to recommend the closeout and discount chains like TJX Stores (TJX) , Ollie’s Bargain Outlet (OLLI) and Burlington Stores (BURL) . He was also bullish on those who cater to the millennials, like Six Flags (SIX) , Dave & Busters (PLAY) and Foot Locker (FL) , where trying on shoes never seems to go out of style.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: OLLI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $190.44 million.

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) is projected to post earnings for the latest quarter.

free penny stock picks: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $808.09 million.

    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $265.90 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the basic materials sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AUY).

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Good News for Newmont Mining Corp Stock Looks Priced In

If an investor wants to buy a major gold miner, Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) probably isn’t a bad pick. Indeed, NEM stock has posted exceptional returns of late, as Newmont Mining stock has more than doubled since early 2016.

A solid first-quarter report on Thursday morning should help the bull case. Newmont Mining earnings came in above analyst consensus, and full-year guidance looks solid. Gold hit an 18-month high in January, and increased market volatility and geopolitical tension could help the yellow metal going forward.

But after the gains of the last two-plus years, I question whether there’s much upside left in Newmont Mining stock. More importantly, I question whether, over the long-term, there’s any reason to invest in NEM, or any other gold miner, at all.

NEM Earnings Look Solid

Newmont’s first-quarter earnings look solid across the board. Revenue of $1.82 billion did miss analyst estimates by 1%. But non-generally accepted accounting principles earnings per share of $0.35 was two pennies better than Street forecasts.

Looking closer, the news looks good as well. Adjusted EBITDA rose 12% year-over-year, despite lower production. Quarterly production of 1.2 million ounces was in line with the company’s expectations and should ramp as the year goes on.

AISC (all-in sustaining cost) of $973 per ounce leaves plenty of room for profit, given realized prices of $1,329, up 9% year-over-year. And the AISC figure is toward the lower end of a full-year range of $965-$1,025, a good start to the year.

The quarter seems to show a gold miner on track. Gold pricing is a tailwind. Newmont is controlling costs. Production will benefit from new projects coming online in the second half of the year. In fact, Newmont is likely to pass Barrick Gold Corp (USA) (NYSE:ABX) as the world’s largest gold producer.

All told, it’s a good quarter. But it doesn’t do much to change the two fundamental problems facing NEM stock.

NEM Stock Valuation

The first problem is that Newmont Mining stock isn’t exactly cheap. Earnings multiples aren’t always the best way to value miners, but at almost 24x forward earnings, NEM stock isn’t a value play.

An 8.3x EV/EBITDA multiple does help the case here a bit; cash flow multiples are in the teens. But in the mid-term, there’s not a ton of reason to expect torrid bottom-line growth for Newmont Mining.

After all, the company is guiding for roughly flat production in 2019 — followed by a dip for the next three years. Costs should come down next year — and then stabilize. Lower capital expenditures will help free cash flow — but also limit the company’s growth opportunities as its mines age over the next decade. According to the company’s investor presentation after Q1, it expects roughly flat production through at least Q4.

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And once cost savings are felt in full next year, there’s not much fat left to cut. Interest expense already has come down nicely, thanks to debt reduction. But for the most part, Newmont Mining’s free cash flow is going to flatten out relatively soon. At 16x that free cash flow, that’s not a hugely enticing profile.

Should You Ever Buy NEM Stock?

Even those models assume that all goes to plan. And the history of the mining space — particularly in gold — shows that’s rarely been the case.

After all, the point of owning a miner is to gain leverage to upside in the price of the underlying commodity. If the price of gold increases, a miner’s cash flow should increase at a much faster rate. And — at least in theory — its stock price should do the same.

That has not been the case, however. ABX, Goldcorp Inc. (USA) (NYSE:GG), Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:KGC), and AngloGold Ashanti Limited (ADR) (NYSE:AU) all have declined at least 60% over the past decade. Gold has risen over that period.

NEM stock has performed better than its peers. But it’s still down over 8% over the last ten years, with its total return just 5% including dividends.

Is this time necessarily different? Perhaps. Newmont has fixed its balance sheet and should generate solid free cash flow over the next few years. There’s a case for gold to continue to rise amid higher inflation expectations and rising geopolitical tension. That higher gold price should help Newmont Mining earnings — and Newmont Mining stock.

But the problem remains. It’s simpler, and safer, to just buy gold. Options and futures offer the same leverage miners offer in theory – without the problems that so often afflict the model in practice. If an investor wants leveraged upside to gold prices, there are easier ways to get it than buying a gold miner. Even after a solid Q1, that problem hasn’t changed for Newmont Mining stock.

As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mention