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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said Thursday there’s no question a basket of U.S. stocks will do better over time than bonds.

Stocks are “considerably more attractive,” Buffett said in an interview with CNBC’s Becky Quick on “Squawk Alley.” “Over time, a bunch of businesses that are earning higher returns on capital are going to beat a bond that’s fixed at roughly 3 percent.”

When he asked whether he’s buying stocks, Buffett said, “We’re buying stock this morning.”

Buffett, also known as “The Oracle of Omaha,” said he’s bought stocks under every U.S. president. He added the reason stocks are worth “a whole lot more” than decades ago is because American corporations have “plowed back part of the earnings.”

Buffett continued, “You can [also] buy a duplex next door and rent it out to people and do fine over time or you can buy a small piece of farm land or something or you can put it into something fixed income — bonds, bank deposits.”

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Round Table Services LLC acquired a new position in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 5,122 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $287,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. raised its stake in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK) by 8.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 166,329 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after buying an additional 12,335 shares during the quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P.’s holdings in Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF were worth $9,336,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    European stocks joined U.S equities in moving higher on rumors that an agreement on auto tariffs may be in the works; the Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEMKT:VGK) closed up 1.3%. Emerging markets stocks, however, continued recent weakness, with the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEMKT:VWO) losing 0.1%.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors purchased shares of Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEARCA:VGK) on weakness during trading on Wednesday. $88.65 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $33.76 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $54.89 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF had the 15th highest net in-flow for the day. Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF traded down ($0.94) for the day and closed at $54.60

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Costamare Inc.(CMRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of three big oceangoing container-shipping companies — Triton International (NYSE:TRTN), Seaspan (NYSE:SSW), and Costamare (NYSE:CMRE) — suffered huge losses in early trading Friday after Wells Fargo announced it was downgrading “the entire container complex,” as StreetInsider.com put it.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COSTAMARE Inc/SH (NYSE:CMRE) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $7.75.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: 1-800 FLOWERS.COM Inc.(FLWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    1-800-Flowers.com Inc (NASDAQ:FLWS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by analysts at Benchmark in a research note issued on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. They presently have a $16.00 price objective on the specialty retailer’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $14.00. Benchmark’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 26.28% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    1-800-Flowers (NASDAQ:FLWS) had its price target hoisted by DA Davidson from $10.00 to $11.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the specialty retailer’s stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for 1-800-Flowers’ FY2018 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.24) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.02 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.16) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.10) EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    1-800-Flowers.Com (NASDAQ:FLWS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The specialty retailer reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.01, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $229.93 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $227.57 million. 1-800-Flowers.Com had a net margin of 4.91% and a return on equity of 9.86%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.11) earnings per share. 1-800-Flowers.Com updated its FY19 guidance to $0.38-0.42 EPS.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Just as promised on its first-quarter earnings call, General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has announced a deal to exit its transportation business as part of a wider plan to unload $20 billion worth of assets. The deal to merge GE transportation with Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (NYSE:WAB), or Wabtec, is somewhat complicated, but in general can be seen as a near-term positive for shareholders. However, it will do little to appease dyed-in-the-wool bears worried about the sustainability of the company’s dividend and restructuring prospects. Let’s take a look at both sides of the story.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) rose 29.4 percent to $5.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that its first pivotal Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol achieved the primary and key secondary endpoints.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 5.2 percent to $34.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.38 percent on Friday.
    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE: WAB) rose 5.1 percent to $100 in pre-market trading. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Wabtec.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) shares rose 4.7 percent to $11.50 in pre-market trading.
    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Just Hold Your Nose and Dive Into Under Armour Inc (UAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 results before markets opened Tuesday. The sports gear maker reported quarterly adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.09 on revenues of $1.39 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company reported a net loss per share of $0.12 on revenues of $1.37 billion. Fourth-quarter results also compare to consensus estimates for EPS of $0.04 per share and $1.38 billion in revenues.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Among the other interesting news, Atlassian (NASDAQ:TEAM) is giving up on its attempt to compete with Slack and is partnering with it instead, rural retailer Tractor Supply Co. (NASDAQ:TSCO) is thriving in the era of Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA) is finding all its growth overseas. All that, many more earnings reports, a response to a listener’s question about how to invest in the autonomous-vehicle space, and of course, the stocks on the team’s radar this week. 

  • [By Mac Greer]

    Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) reported fantastic numbers — for a growing business, at least — and the market doesn’t seem to care. A Bank of America Merrill Lynch survey found that professional investors bulked up their cash positions in a big way. Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA) reported strong international sales, but the U.S. picture remains weak. Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) just may be going private in an all-cash buyout. Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) acquired router maker Eero, sparking Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)-adjacent concerns over just how much information the FAANG elite really gather from their customers. Tune in to hear more.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Tyler Crowe, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Demitri Kalogeropoulos (Nike): Rival Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA) lost over 50% of its value in 2017, but you don’t have to worry about seeing Nike go through a similarly painful experience anytime soon. In fact, the athletic apparel and footwear giant’s business is healthy enough that shareholders can feel comfortable that this investment will hold up over the long term.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a generally favorable day for the stock market, with modest gains for most major benchmarks even as the Russell 2000 once again hit intraday record highs. Most investors’ attention was focused on the retail sector, where an especially strong performance from department store giant Macy’s suggested that the long period of difficult conditions for brick-and-mortar retailers might finally have come to an end. Ongoing concerns about other factors — including the move in the 10-year Treasury yield above the 3% mark and the outcome of a possible summit between U.S. and North Korean leaders — helped keep the gains somewhat in check. But some companies had good news that sent their shares sharply higher. Under Armour (NYSE:UA) (NYSE:UAA), Boot Barn Holdings (NYSE:BOOT), and Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Now here’s a closer look at today’s most important market events and the top stocks to watch on Friday…

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    Earnings season will continue Friday. But the big buzz is coming from Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC), which reported after the bell yesterday. Shares plunged more than 24% after a dismal earnings report, weak forward guidance, and news that the firm was slashing its once reliable dividend. The firm wrote down the value of its Kraft and Oscar Meyer brands by $15 billion, slashed its dividend by 36%, and reported a whopping $12.6 billion loss. Wall Street also did not like the news that the SEC issued a subpoena in October 2018 to investigate the company’s accounting practices.
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, it wasn’t a good day for Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC), but Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) impressed investors with its fourth-quarter results.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: New York Times Company (NYT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    The New York Times Co. (NYSE:NYT) just wrapped up 2018 with a strong finish, evidenced by its recently released fourth-quarter and full-year results. Fourth-quarter revenue surged past analysts’ estimates to $503 million, up 3.8% year over year despite an extra week in the year-ago quarter. This momentum was fueled by more net new digital subscriptions than in any period since the quarter following the 2016 election.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    The New York Times (NYSE:NYT) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: U S Concrete, Inc.(USCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of U.S. Concrete, Inc (NASDAQ:USCR) by 3.5% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 36,530 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 1,237 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.22% of U.S. Concrete worth $2,206,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    US Concrete Inc (NASDAQ:USCR) – Analysts at DA Davidson cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of US Concrete in a research note issued on Thursday, August 9th. DA Davidson analyst B. Thielman now anticipates that the construction company will post earnings of $1.50 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.69. DA Davidson currently has a “Buy” rating and a $95.00 target price on the stock. DA Davidson also issued estimates for US Concrete’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.19 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.73 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $6.57 EPS.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    US Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

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    Sterling Construction Co. Inc (STRL) : “I’m going to stick with U.S. Concrete (USCR) .”

    B&G Foods (BGS) : “No, we’re going to stay away. This group is a snake pit.”

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: DigitalGlobe, Inc(DGI)

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Flanigan’s Enterprises Inc.(BDL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bitdeal (CURRENCY:BDL) traded 12.6% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 15:00 PM ET on July 10th. Bitdeal has a market cap of $592,736.00 and $1,700.00 worth of Bitdeal was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Bitdeal coin can now be bought for $0.0034 or 0.00000053 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange and Cryptopia. During the last seven days, Bitdeal has traded 11.9% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Flanigan’s Enterprises (NYSEAMERICAN: BDL) is considered a “beloved” South Florida institution since 1959 welcoming locals and visitors for over 50 years with a portfolio primarily focused on a collection of family-run restaurants, Flanigan’s Seafood Bar And Grill, and retail liquor stores, Big Daddy’s Wine and Liquors. As of September 29, 2018, Flanigan’s Enterprises (i) operated 26 units consisting of restaurants, package liquor stores and combination restaurants/package liquor stores that the Company either owns or has operational control over and partial ownership in; and (ii) franchised an additional five units, consisting of two restaurants, (one of which they operate) and three combination restaurants/package liquor stores (These figures exclude an adult entertainment club which the Company owned but did not operate and was permanently closed on September 20, 2018 when a Federal Court upheld recently enacted legislation prohibiting the operation of the club as then operated). A Form 10-K noted:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares jumped 26.5 percent to $6.9042. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares climbed 17.4 percent to $3.11. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BDL) shares jumped 17 percent to $27.97 following Q2 results. Flanigan's Enterprises posted Q2 earnings of $0.75 per share on sales of $29.456 million.
    Borqs Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRQS) rose 15.8 percent to $8.05 after reporting Q1 results.
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) jumped 15.3 percent to $82.75. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 15.1 percent to $6.33.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) rose 13.8 percent to $6.27.
    Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH) gained 12.8 percent to $5.98. H.C. Wainwright initiated coverage on Enphase Energy with a Buy rating.
    PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ: PETQ) shares surged 12.1 percent to $21.68 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) climbed 11.6 percent to $2.399.
    Allied Healthcare Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: AHPI) surged 11.4 percent to $3.0643.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) gained 11.1 percent to $24.40 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) rose 10.9 percent to $3.16.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) gained 10.1 percent to $11.71 after reporting Q1 results.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) climbed 7.9 percent to $2.61 following Q2 results.
    The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKS) gained 7.6 percent to $2.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX) rose 7.3 percent to $0.8798 after the company was granted a patent approval. The clinical-st
  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Allied Motion Technologies, Inc.(AMOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Allied Motion Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMOT) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $50.26 and last traded at $50.29, with a volume of 3496 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $48.18.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Boeing Company (BA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) which traded down 1.34% at $342.25. The 52-range on the stock is $234.29 to $374.48. Volume was about 25% below the daily average of around 3.2 million. Even a potentially massive contract with the U.S. Navy can’t overcome tariff worries and many airplanes rolling off the assembly line and being parked on the tarmac awaiting engines.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    So who will get the loot? Believe it or not, more than half the House’s increase in funding (a $459 million increase compared to fiscal 2018) is going to science programs — $6.7 billion in total. And while the bill is short of specifics, this is money investors can probably expect will be going to satellite makers such as Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:OA), and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR), also to satellite launchers such as SpaceX, and Boeing and Lockheed’s United Launch Alliance.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Tuesday was The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) traded up 3.81% at $334.76. The stock’s 52-week range is $175.47 to $371.60. Volume was about 25% below the daily average of around 6.4 million.  The company reported first quarter deliveries this morning and Airbus has reportedly stopped working on a rival to Boeing’s expected new middle market airplane.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    In addition to reports from T and VZ, these are some of the other major companies reporting earnings this week:

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) report before market open on Tuesday, Apr. 24
    Boeing Co (NYSE: BA) reports before the open on Wednesday, Apr. 25
    Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reports before the open Wednesday, Apr. 25 and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reports after the close the same day
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) reports after market close Wednesday, Apr. 25 and General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) reports before the open Thursday, Apr. 26
    Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) all report after market close Thursday, Apr. 26
    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) report before the open Friday, Apr. 27

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) reported its fourth-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Friday. The company posted $0.90 in earnings per share (EPS) and $6.88 billion in revenue. Consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters had called for $0.95 in EPS and revenue of $6.92 billion. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.91 on $6.86 billion in revenue.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This leading global food company was formed almost three years ago by the merger of H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods Group. Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) had $29 billion of annual revenues generated by well-known brands such as Kraft, Heinz, Oscar Meyer and Maxwell House.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Airline stocks are falling as Wall Street analysts warn about a potential decline in market performance. Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) downgraded several airline stocks Tuesday. The German investment bank noted that these companies typically underperform during times of heightened geopolitical risk similar to the ongoing trade disputes. Shares of American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and United Continental (NYSE: UAL) all declined after the research firm’s downgrade.
    It’s starting to feel like 2006 all over again. A report from CoreLogic indicates that U.S. home prices increased by a staggering 7.1% year-over-year in May. Home prices have been surging thanks to a sharp decline in available inventory across the country. However, there could be a snag in the housing market in the coming months. The same report indicated that fewer Americans would look to buy should interest rates continue to rise. It’s a seller’s market right now.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CPB, AMZN, EBAY
    Shares of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) are up 4.2% in premarket hours. According to a report in the New York Post, activist hedge fund Third Point is pushing the company to explore a sale. The news comes a month after the same newspaper reported that Kraft Heinz (NYSE: KHC) has explored the idea of purchasing the company behind the iconic soup brand.
    Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) announced that its annual “Prime Day” will kick off on July 16. The event will now last 36 hours, a 20% increase from last year. The event could provide a boost to AMZN stock at a moment that most investors are increasingly worried about the impact of a trade war between the United States and China.
    eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) announced that it will maintain its alternative shopping event to Amazon Prime Day on July 17. Although the company never mentions Amazon by name, the company’s press release takes a shot at its rival by stating that customers won’t need to pay for a membership in or

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sunbelt Securities Inc. increased its stake in Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) by 399.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 23,977 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 19,177 shares during the quarter. Sunbelt Securities Inc.’s holdings in Kraft Heinz were worth $1,506,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    In a recent research note, the analysts at Merrill Lynch make a big move in the firm’s top-performing Value 10 portfolio, which has outperformed the S&P Value index since inception by 10.2% to 6.1%, by adding Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC). This company was formed on July 2, 2015, via the merger of H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Smart(SFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: INTL FCStone Inc.(INTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) was upgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) by 1.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 877,501 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 11,320 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in INTL Fcstone were worth $37,452,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $47.87 and last traded at $47.95, with a volume of 2050 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.30.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    INTL FCStone (NASDAQ:INTL) released its earnings results on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. INTL FCStone had a positive return on equity of 3.32% and a negative net margin of 0.02%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    INTL Fcstone (NASDAQ:INTL) and OTC Markets Group (OTCMKTS:OTCM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal Income Fund(NEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal (NYSE:NEA) by 8.7% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 4,674,452 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 372,370 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal were worth $60,768,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BB&T Securities LLC cut its holdings in Nuveen Amt-Free Quality Municpl Incm Fnd (NYSE:NEA) by 3.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 260,949 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,037 shares during the quarter. BB&T Securities LLC owned about 0.10% of Nuveen Amt-Free Quality Municpl Incm Fnd worth $3,392,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Duff & Phelps Global Utility Income Fund Inc.(DPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about Duff and Phelps Global Utlity Inm Fd (NYSE:DPG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Duff and Phelps Global Utlity Inm Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 48.1454031211079 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Mimecast Limited(MIME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell and Timothy Green]

    Buying and holding shares in great companies like eBay for the long haul has proven to be very profit-friendly, but identifying growth stocks early on isn’t easy. To help find tomorrow’s winners, we asked two Motley Fool investors which burgeoning growth stocks are on their radar right now. They responded with Skechers (NYSE:SKX) and Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME). Read on to find out if these stocks deserve a spot in your portfolio.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME) popped on Tuesday, rising as much as 20.6%. As of 1:15 p.m. EST today, the stock was up 13.2%.

    Shares of the email and data security company were up because of the company’s fiscal third-quarter earnings release, which featured better-than-expected revenue and adjusted earnings per share.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME) had its target price lifted by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $44.00 to $46.00 in a research note published on Friday morning. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has a neutral rating on the technology company’s stock.

  • [By ]

    Shares of cyber-security company Mimecast (Nasdaq: MIME) shot up about 20% on February 12, establishing a new all-time high in the process. The catalyst: a third-quarter earnings report that showed the company continues to excel on all fronts.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Meredith Corporation(MDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    In deal news, Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) CEO Marc Benioff and his wife will purchase Time Magazine from Meredith Corp. (NYSE: MDP) for $190 million. The deal is raising eyebrows due to the ongoing consolidation between leading U.S. media outlets and Silicon Valley billionaires. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos purchased The Washington Post for $250 million in 2013.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Meredith Co. (NYSE:MDP) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 9th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, May 31st will be given a dividend of 0.545 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $2.18 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.25%.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Standex International Corporation(SXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Synex International (TSE:SXI) Director Glenn Stanley Mcdonnell sold 250,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.50, for a total transaction of C$125,000.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI) – Equities researchers at William Blair boosted their Q3 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Standex Int’l in a note issued to investors on Monday, October 1st. William Blair analyst N. Heymann now expects that the industrial products company will earn $1.51 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.49.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $120.50.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

Amaya’s stock has been on a wild roller coaster ride this year, with catalysts ranging from the CEO (David Baazov) being accused of insider trading, to takeover rumors, to failed mergers and now a formal bid by the aforementioned CEO. There have certainly been a lot of hopes and headaches, but I believe there is a strong underlining long case to be made on Amaya. I wrote a blog post about it the day before it released its Q3 earnings, my basic argument was that it is intrinsically undervalued due to market overreaction on merger discussions and there was still the possibility of a buyout by the former CEO at a significant upside. It seemed like a win-win. Well, when the earnings were released, not only were the results impressive but Baazov launched a formal bid at C$24 per share (approximately US$18) or a 30% upside from the previous Friday’s Close. Whether this private takeover succeeds or not, this stock is poised for significant long term growth.

Amaya (NASDAQ:AYA) runs the world’s largest online gaming (casino) empire in the world. It runs many valuable brand names especially in the online poker business (PokerStars and Fulltilt) but is now increasingly moving into sports betting and other online casino games. It is also the fastest growing and most well positioned to take advantage of online gambling legalization as well as the inherent scalability of the internet. This is a company which has seen its revenues increase from below US$200M just a few years ago to over US$1.2 BILLION for the trailing twelve months. Reviewing its results and its future growth prospects, it will be clear that this firm is undervalued.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: NOW Inc.(DNOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NOW (NYSE:DNOW) had its target price lifted by equities researchers at Cowen from $12.00 to $15.00 in a report released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “market perform” rating on the oil and gas company’s stock. Cowen’s target price indicates a potential downside of 10.87% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Friday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded DistributionNOW from a d+ rating to a c rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on DistributionNOW from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Cowen restated a market perform rating and set a $11.00 price objective (up previously from $9.00) on shares of DistributionNOW in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $11.00 price objective on DistributionNOW and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated a neutral rating and set a $10.00 price objective (down previously from $12.00) on shares of DistributionNOW in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $13.00.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW) rose sharply on Thursday, increasing more than 15% by 10:45 a.m. EDT after the oil-field equipment distributor posted expectation-beating second-quarter results.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Dermira, Inc.(DERM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Dermira Inc. (NASDAQ: DERM) traded down about 64% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $8.95 after closing Friday at $25.16. The stock’s 52-week high is $38.39. Volume was about 40 times the daily average of around 615,000 shares. The company’s trial of a new acne treatment failed to meet the designated endpoints.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of skincare pharmaceutical specialist Dermira (NASDAQ:DERM) dropped nearly 23% today after the company hosted its investor and analyst day for 2018. Investors were none too thrilled with the presentations given — and were only reminded about the stinging failure of a once-promising acne drug DRM01 in March. Shares slipped over 64% on that news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Dermira Inc (NASDAQ:DERM) CEO Thomas G. Wiggans bought 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 9th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $10.00 per share, for a total transaction of $120,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dermira Inc (NASDAQ:DERM) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dermira (NASDAQ:DERM) has been given a $20.00 price target by Cantor Fitzgerald in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 146.61% from the company’s previous close. Cantor Fitzgerald also issued estimates for Dermira’s FY2018 earnings at ($4.63) EPS.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Aksana Fitzpatrick]

    PepsiCo is not alone in its quest for product innovation. Over the past five years, the number of incubator programs in the consumer foods sectors has skyrocketed. Kraft Heinz(NASDAQ:KHC) launched its own incubator — Springboard — earlier this year. Other consumer giants like Kellogg (NYSE:K), General Mills (NYSE:GIS), and Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB) have similarly jumped into the start-up world.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-four brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $77.85.

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    My favorite defensive stock for the coming bear market is Kraft Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC). The stock fits both as a defensive stock and as a stock that has been beat lower — our third bear market search criteria.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) was the target of a significant decline in short interest in the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 30,256,970 shares, a decline of 10.2% from the July 13th total of 33,710,707 shares. Approximately 3.2% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 4,957,878 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 6.1 days.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Campbell’s stock was pulled down as Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) announced a large writedown on the value of some of its well-known brands, and reported higher-than-expected costs for its fourth quarter. Kraft Heinz’s 27% decline as of this writing weighed on the food sector, prompting worries about the industry’s prospects.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hill: — that bears further investigation. As a reminder, it was back in May that Campbell Soup said that it was undergoing a strategic review. And, yes, of course, any time you hear, “We’re undertaking a strategic review,” one of the questions on the table is, “Should we be putting ourselves up for sale?” That’s when CEO Denise Morrison said, “Check, please,” and she left. Now, we’re getting reports that Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) might be looking to buy Campbell Soup, and shares are up 10%.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Liberty Tax, Inc.(TAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: PAREXEL International Corporation(PRXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PAREXEL International earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the medical research company an impact score of 49.4978250148766 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Kapstone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, February 8th. ValuEngine raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kapstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Citigroup reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of Kapstone in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut Kapstone from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kapstone currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.17.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,489 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,227% compared to the typical daily volume of 64 put options.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kapstone (NYSE:KS) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $32.60.

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Top Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019

Australian billionaire James Packer resigned from his gaming empire Wednesday.

Crown Resorts announced that Packer is stepping down for “personal reasons.”

“We have appreciated James’ contribution to the board and respect his decision to step down from his role as a director at this time,” Crown Resorts executive chairman John Alexander said in a statement.

It is just the latest public setback for the casino and entertainment mogul.

Packer is best known in the United States for his brief engagement to pop singer Mariah Carey.

In recent months, his name has been linked to a major corruption investigation tied to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli authorities have named Netanyahu as a suspect in multiple criminal investigations in Israel, including a case where police say he received gifts worth 1 million shekels ($280,000) from overseas businessmen.

Top Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Westar Energy, Inc.(WR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale cut its holdings in Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) by 11.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,441 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 968 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Westar Energy were worth $430,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the utilities shares surged 0.43 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPKE), up 4 percent, and Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) up 3 percent.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The utilities provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.09), Fidelity Earnings reports. Westar Energy had a return on equity of 8.40% and a net margin of 12.60%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 earnings per share.

Top Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Devon Energy Corporation(DVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oil prices have continued rebounding this year, with the U.S. benchmark price WTI up another 7% to around $65 per barrel. That improving oil price has helped drive up most oil stocks. I say most because Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Apache (NYSE:APA), and Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) are flat to down so far this year because investors seem to have overlooked them entirely. Because of that, they trade for a dirt-cheap valuation versus their peers, making them intriguing options to consider.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) have been all over the place so far in 2018. Investors initially pounded the stock after it reported disappointing fourth-quarter results to start the year. However, it has recovered since then after posting much better numbers in the first quarter as well as surprising investors with a big-time dividend increase and share buyback program. Still, shares are only up about 7% this year even though crude prices have been scorching-hot, rocketing more than 20% year to date.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

Top Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    My favorite defensive stock for the coming bear market is Kraft Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC). The stock fits both as a defensive stock and as a stock that has been beat lower — our third bear market search criteria.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    It hasn’t been a good year so far for Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) shareholders. The stock shed 19% through the first six months of 2018 compared to a 2% uptick in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Atlantic Trust Group LLC lessened its position in Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) by 2.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 34,341 shares of the company’s stock after selling 936 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC’s holdings in Kraft Heinz were worth $2,139,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow slashed his rating on packaged food giant Kraft Heinz (KHC) to under-perform on Monday. In addition to doubting the 3G Capital-backed company’s ability to innovate (3G Capital is known in the industry for its cost-cutting efforts), Moskow slams the company’s culture and cites it as a key risk.

  • [By ]

    Rounding out Buffett’s top five are Kraft Heinz (KHC) and Coca-Cola (KO) , two stocks which Buffett has shown a lot of patience with. 

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gamco Investors INC. ET AL decreased its stake in shares of Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) by 1.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 569,395 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,807 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL’s holdings in Kraft Heinz were worth $24,507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM) is one of the largest silver and gold streaming companies in the world. However, over the last five years, Wheaton’s stock is down nearly 10% while peers Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) and Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV) are up over 60% each. What’s going on at Wheaton, and is it worth buying what clearly looks like the industry laggard?

An advantaged model

The first thing to understand about Wheaton and its peers is the streaming business model. Essentially, these companies provide cash up front to miners for the right to buy silver and gold at reduced prices in the future. These deals are good for miners, as they provide access to capital beyond the equity and debt markets, which aren’t always the cheapest way to raise money. For Wheaton and its peers, streaming deals lock in low prices and wide margins in good years and bad. For investors considering investing in the mining space, owning a streaming company instead of miner will usually be the best all-around option.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Data I/O (NASDAQ: DAIO) and Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Data I/O (NASDAQ:DAIO) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Itron (NASDAQ:ITRI) major shareholder Scopia Capital Management Lp purchased 114,129 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $59.34 per share, for a total transaction of $6,772,414.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Armstrong World Industries Inc(AWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Liquidity Services Inc.(LQDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The business services provider reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.02. Liquidity Services had a negative net margin of 12.72% and a negative return on equity of 19.31%. The company had revenue of $43.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $60.16 million. equities analysts forecast that Liquidity Services, Inc. will post -0.71 earnings per share for the current year.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Liquidity Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.5172522637305 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Trina Solar Limited(TSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Tree Island Steel Ltd. (TSE:TSL) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as C$3.40 and last traded at C$3.47, with a volume of 7100 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$3.49.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded 2.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on April 22nd. In the last week, Energo has traded up 73.1% against the dollar. Energo has a total market capitalization of $24.76 million and approximately $956,466.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energo token can now be bought for about $0.0425 or 0.00000481 BTC on popular exchanges including Gate.io, CoinEgg, Coinnest and Coinrail.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded up 5.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on June 29th. One Energo token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0146 or 0.00000235 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Gate.io, Coinrail, Coinnest and CoinEgg. Energo has a market capitalization of $9.93 million and $823,323.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Energo has traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Tidewater Inc.(TDW)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Golar LNG (GLNG) and Tidewater (TDW) Head to Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com) New Dedicated Senior Medical Center Brings Affordable Concierge-Style Health Care to Bradenton Seniors (prweb.com) Tidewater Inc. (TDW) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com) Tidewater to Buy Offshore Supply Vessel Operator GulfMark (wsj.com) Tidewater to Buy GulfMark, Form Combined Entity Worth $1.25B (finance.yahoo.com)

    Shares of Tidewater traded down $0.10, reaching $31.49, during trading on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. 158,400 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 183,937. Tidewater has a 12-month low of $20.37 and a 12-month high of $35.98. The company has a quick ratio of 3.71, a current ratio of 3.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tidewater earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9223416083374 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: W.R. Grace & Co.(GRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemours (NYSE: CC) and W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This mid-cap company also looks like a solid stock to own during difficult times. W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials. The company operates in two segments.The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    W. R. Grace and (NYSE: GRA) and DSM (OTCMKTS:RDSMY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    W.R. Grace & Co.: Grace Announces Release Date for Second Quarter 2018 Results (twst.com) W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) Expected to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.90 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $0.96 Per Share, Jefferies Financial Group Forecasts (americanbankingnews.com) Venator Materials and Three Additional Specialty Chemicals Stocks on Our Research Desks Radar (finance.yahoo.com)

    W. R. Grace & Co traded up $0.71, reaching $74.39, on Friday, according to Marketbeat. The stock had a trading volume of 378,610 shares, compared to its average volume of 720,257. W. R. Grace & Co has a fifty-two week low of $58.48 and a fifty-two week high of $77.37. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.23. The stock has a market cap of $4.96 billion, a PE ratio of 21.88, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.19.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Peoples Bancorp Inc.(PEBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Blue Nile Inc.(NILE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Blue Nile (NASDAQ:NILE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Nile earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 44.0484134103501 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

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    Throughout its history, Starbucks has mostly had a company-owned model for its retail locations, a strategy that is at odds with a trend of activist investors pushing fast food, restaurant and coffee companies to franchise locations out to raise cash for stock buybacks and debt reduction. In recent years, activists have targeted Jamba Juice (JMBA) , Potbelly (PBPB) , Jack in the Box (JACK) , Wendys Co. (WEN) , McDonald’s (MCD) and elsewhere. In addition, Starbucks has a one-share, one-vote structure, which can make it vulnerable to an activist investor seeking to elect dissident director candidates as it pursued the strategy.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Argus in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $16.34 price target on the restaurant operator’s stock, down from their prior price target of $19.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) major shareholder Edward P. Garden sold 764,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.53, for a total value of $12,628,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 240,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,973,233.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Mac Greer]

    Hestill has 29% of the company, he’s still plastered on the pizza boxes and the marketing –although, that’s really been pulled back. Then, it’s also come out this week that Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN)and Papa John’s,before all of this stuff came up over the past couple of months, they’reactually in talks to have some sort of merger. Going forward,if you’re the board of directors at Papa John’s,I think you have to really consider that possibility. Maybethe best step forward for the company is to look for a merger or a sale, because, man, this seems like a train wreck that keeps accelerating.Whenyou have Schnatter on the board, he would have to be in favor of a buyout or a merger for it to go through.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

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    Buffett’s biggest losers have been Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) , down 30%; Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) , down 21%; Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) , down 20%; American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) , down 19%; and Charter Communications Inc (CHTR) , down 18%. Maybe on those grounds he should reconsider his remarks in February when he said he was open to buying an entire airline.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    The unnamed competitor, is, of course, Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ:KHC), which owns the Heinz Mustard label, Kraft barbecue sauces, and the Tapatio brand, an institutional food-service hot sauce. McCormick realized before purchasing RB Foods that its deep marketing skills and distribution prowess, combined with sophisticated data analysis tools (all of which it successfully employs in its core condiments business), would translate well in the task of reasserting French’s dominance in domestic grocery aisles.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Chris Neiger, and Travis Hoium]

    Just about everyone wants to know what famed investor Warren Buffett, the so-called Oracle of Omaha, owns and whether or not they should own those stocks, too. The answer, as with every investment decision, isn’t usually a simple yes or no. Which is why these three Motley Fool investors have looked at the stocks that Buffett owns in his own portfolio or as CEO ofBerkshire Hathawayto see which ones are most interesting today. Technology giantApple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), food makerThe Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC), and tiny real estate investment trustSeritage Growth Properties (NYSE:SRG) all caught our attention — but only for the right types of investors.

  • [By ]

    Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow slashed his rating on packaged food giant Kraft Heinz (KHC) to under-perform on Monday. In addition to doubting the 3G Capital-backed company’s ability to innovate (3G Capital is known in the industry for its cost-cutting efforts), Moskow slams the company’s culture and cites it as a key risk.

  • [By ]

    Wednesday brings earnings from Clorox (CLX) , MasterCard (MA) and Kraft Heinz (KHC) . Cramer would buy Clorox into weakness and MasterCard ahead of when they report. Kraft Heinz is a tough one, however, as the company grows through acquisition and there’s not a lot to buy right now.

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Prudential Financial Inc. was accused of covering up fraudulent sales of life insurance policies through Wells Fargo & Co. to low-income customers, marking the latest flareup of the fake-accounts scandal plaguing the third-largest U.S. lender by assets.

Many of the customers, who often had Hispanic last names, didn’t know what they had purchased and there were “a large number of similarities” between the way Wells Fargo employees opened bogus bank accounts without customers’ knowledge and the way Prudential’s “MyTerm” policies were sold by the bank, three of the insurer’s former employees said in a lawsuit filed in New Jersey state court.

Wells Fargo, which isn’t a defendant in the lawsuit against Prudential, has eliminated product sales goals that helped fuel the creation of fake accounts by bankers eager for bonuses or fearing being fired.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: John Hancock Tax Advantaged Dividend Income Fund(HTD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. (NYSE:HTD) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. John Hancock Tax-Advantage Dvd Incom Fd. earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.6011591514426 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) fell about 7% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $67.65 after closing at $72.71 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $97.77. Volume of about 12.8 million was more than three times the daily average. The food processing company reported poor earnings this morning and suggested that sales could get worse as competition increases. 247wallst.com/consumer-products/2018/02/16/how-kraft-heinz-earnings-fell-short/

  • [By ]

    My favorite defensive stock for the coming bear market is Kraft Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC). The stock fits both as a defensive stock and as a stock that has been beat lower — our third bear market search criteria.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) is expected to report its first-quarter results late on Wednesday. The analysts consensus forecast is EPS of $0.82 on $6.35 billion in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $57.66 as last week came to a close. The consensus price target is $77.73, and the stock has a 52-week range of $56.11 to $93.88.

  • [By ]

    The packaged food industry has been in a state of flux in recent years, according to Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow, as companies like J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM) , Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) , and others increased their trade spending and made high-priced acquisitions to improve growth rates. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    It was previously rumored, by the New York Post again, that Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) may be looking to gobble up the soup maker. Almost any deal that Campbell might get out of Kraft may just be worth it to the shareholders to get this stock off their hands.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHVYF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Major foreign competitors today now include the French firm Areva (OTCPK:ARVCF) and the Japanese firm Mitsubishi Heavy Industry (OTCPK:MHVYF). This is not a complete list but a focus on major players.

Top High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: New York Mortgage Trust Inc.(NYMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.06.

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Hope Hicks is the enigma of the Trump administration.

Hicks is the White House communications director and one of President Trump’s closest aides. Yet she has never given a TV interview. She is rarely quoted at all. She is the yin to Trump’s attention-grabbing yang.

And right now she’s in a terrible place for a press-shy person to be: In the middle of not one but two White House scandals.

Hicks, 29, has been dating Rob Porter, the Trump aide who resigned Wednesday after his two ex-wives accused him of domestic abuse.

The White House initially tried to weather the storm. When the Daily Mail called for comment before publishing its story on Tuesday, Hicks helped defend Porter — sources told CNN that she worked with other aides to craft a supportive statement that was put out in chief of staff John Kelly’s name.

The administration continued to defend Porter on Wednesday, even after photos of injuries from the alleged abuse were published by news outlets. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said Porter would not be leaving immediately. Observers wondered whether Hicks’ relationship with Porter was a factor.

Hot Stocks To Own Right Now: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) , controlled by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) and the private equity firm 3G Capital, has struggled like many companies in the consumer packaged goods sector. Yet, fresh from a quarter that beat estimates on Wednesday, May 2, it may be best for Berkshire Hathaway to hold the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Atlantic Trust Group LLC lessened its position in Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) by 2.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 34,341 shares of the company’s stock after selling 936 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC’s holdings in Kraft Heinz were worth $2,139,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE: CPB) shares made a solid gain in Mondays session after it was reported that Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) may be looking to gobble up the soup maker.

Hot Stocks To Own Right Now: Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A.(CCU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Beverage stocks have been a hit-or-miss proposition in the U.S., both for megabrewers and for smaller players in the craft beer, spirits, and soft drink industries. But there are plenty of opportunities internationally to invest in the companies that produce drinks. In Chile, Compania Cervecerias Unidas (NYSE:CCU) produces beer, wine, and soft drinks for several South American countries, and after having seen a slow period to finish 2017, CCU had hoped to find ways to bounce back to start the new year.

Hot Stocks To Own Right Now: Cache Inc.(CACH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cache (OTCMKTS: CACH) and New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CacheCoin (CACH) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It was first traded on January 5th, 2014. CacheCoin’s total supply is 4,195,132 coins. CacheCoin’s official Twitter account is @CACHeCoin. The Reddit community for CacheCoin is /r/cachecoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for CacheCoin is www.cachecoin.cc.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CacheCoin (CACH) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was January 5th, 2014. CacheCoin’s total supply is 4,195,132 coins. CacheCoin’s official Twitter account is @CACHeCoin. The official website for CacheCoin is www.cachecoin.cc. The Reddit community for CacheCoin is /r/cachecoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here.

Hot Stocks To Own Right Now: Financial Institutions Inc.(FISI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019

If you are an adult buying a gift for your father next weekend, he may be old, and perhaps very old. Many people in their 50s and 60s still have fathers. Stocks for Dad? Probably conservative ones, and not too expensive.

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is one of the safest investments among U.S. stocks. It has not done much to make people money on price alone over the last year. Verizon trades at $49, near the middle of 52-week high/low range of $55 and $43. However, the stock boasts a yield of of 4.8%. The company’s rock solid balance sheet and cash flow virtually guarantee that dividend, even in an economic downturn. Verizon’s revenue has been relatively flat around $120 billion for the last three years. Last year’s net was $21 billion, about flat from the previous year. Verizon’s biggest risk is margin erosion in the war for wireless subscribers in the U.S.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Mining for cryptocurrency is getting tastier and paying off with a lot less electricity use. Kraft Heinz Co. (NASDAQ: KHC) last week launched a promotion that gives consumers an instant chance to win a “bacoin” currently valued at three slices of the company’s Oscar Mayer bacon.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Airline stocks are falling as Wall Street analysts warn about a potential decline in market performance. Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) downgraded several airline stocks Tuesday. The German investment bank noted that these companies typically underperform during times of heightened geopolitical risk similar to the ongoing trade disputes. Shares of American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and United Continental (NYSE: UAL) all declined after the research firm’s downgrade.
    It’s starting to feel like 2006 all over again. A report from CoreLogic indicates that U.S. home prices increased by a staggering 7.1% year-over-year in May. Home prices have been surging thanks to a sharp decline in available inventory across the country. However, there could be a snag in the housing market in the coming months. The same report indicated that fewer Americans would look to buy should interest rates continue to rise. It’s a seller’s market right now.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CPB, AMZN, EBAY
    Shares of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) are up 4.2% in premarket hours. According to a report in the New York Post, activist hedge fund Third Point is pushing the company to explore a sale. The news comes a month after the same newspaper reported that Kraft Heinz (NYSE: KHC) has explored the idea of purchasing the company behind the iconic soup brand.
    Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) announced that its annual “Prime Day” will kick off on July 16. The event will now last 36 hours, a 20% increase from last year. The event could provide a boost to AMZN stock at a moment that most investors are increasingly worried about the impact of a trade war between the United States and China.
    eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) announced that it will maintain its alternative shopping event to Amazon Prime Day on July 17. Although the company never mentions Amazon by name, the company’s press release takes a shot at its rival by stating that customers won’t need to pay for a membership in or

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    4. Kraft Heinz (NYSE: KHC)
    The highest payout ratio on the list at 69% and a 36% loss over the last year may make you wonder why its included on the list of perfect dividend stocks.

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    If you’re an investor in consumer goods giant Unilever (NYSE:UN), odds are you followed the takeover bid from Kraft Heinz(NASDAQ: KHC) closely in 2017. Ultimately, it fell through, with Unilever’s management rebutting that it was better off on its own. There was some mustard left on the face of Kraft Heinz, but major shareholder Warren Buffett claimed there was potentially a misunderstanding of the nature of the offer. It was not intended to be a hostile takeover, he said, but it could have been perceived that way by Unilever.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (DSKYF)

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    Daiichi Sankyo (OTCPK:DSKYF)

    There are 4 members of the EGF receptor family, but in cancer research we tend to focus mainly on the first two: EGFR and HER2. But we are also gaining a better understanding of the third family member, HER3, which is an odd duck because of its willingness to form dimers not with itself, but with other members of the EGFR family. And it is highly active in PI3K/Akt signaling, as well. So its no surprise that companies are trying to exploit this receptor as a therapeutic target. DSKYFs U3-1402 is an antibody-drug conjugate targeting HER3 and delivering a lethal payload to tumor cells. This phase 1/2 study focused on the use of this agent in metastatic breast cancer overexpressing HER3.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: YRC Worldwide Inc.(YRCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) and USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Marten Transport (NASDAQ: MRTN) and YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landstar System (NASDAQ: LSTR) and YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.(CFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cullen/Frost Bankers (CFR)

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

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cullen/Frost Bankers (CFR)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) by 2.8% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,251,719 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 140,956 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned about 8.23% of Cullen/Frost Bankers worth $557,051,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News articles about Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE:CFR) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cullen/Frost Bankers earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.1866283388257 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2019: CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.(CTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. cut its holdings in Catchmark Timber Trust Inc (NYSE:CTT) by 48.5% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 409,480 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 386,276 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Catchmark Timber Trust were worth $5,106,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CatchMark Timber Trust (CTT)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Matarin Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of CatchMark Timber Trust (NYSE:CTT) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund acquired 241,339 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $3,009,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Catchmark Timber Trust (NYSE:CTT) have trended positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Catchmark Timber Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7951009345236 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System acquired a new position in CatchMark Timber Trust (NYSE:CTT) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 27,894 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $348,000. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned 0.06% of CatchMark Timber Trust at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has $116 billion in cash, and the Oracle of Omaha told shareholders in his latest annual letter that he is itching to make “one or more huge acquisitions.”

So what could Berkshire buy? How about an airline?

Buffett said in an interview with CNBC Monday morning that he “wouldn’t rule out owning an entire airline.”

Berkshire Hathaway already owns stakes in four large airlines — American (AAL), Delta (DAL), Southwest (LUV) and United (UAL). All four stocks rose about 2% Monday morning.

Buffett expressed frustration in the shareholder letter about how difficult it is to find something to buy at a “sensible” price, because the markets have surged in the past year.

But it’s clear that he wants to put some of his cash to work. And Berkshire (BRKA) could easily afford any of these four airlines — United is the cheapest, currently worth about $20 billion. Delta is the most expensive, with a market value of nearly $40 billion.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: PetSmart Inc(PETM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Blue Buffalo Pet Products roughly back up to its IPO close for retail investors while fresh pet food peer Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) isstill below IPO levels and pet stocksCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) andPetmed Express (NASDAQ: PETS) have been much stronger performers in the pet sector after PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) was acquired by a private equity group:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Blue Buffalo Pet Products now roughly back up to its IPO close for retail investors while fresh pet food peer Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) is well below IPO levels and pet stocksCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) andPetmed Express (NASDAQ: PETS) have been the best performers in the pet sector after PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) was acquired by a private equity group:

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

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    Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) , controlled by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) and the private equity firm 3G Capital, has struggled like many companies in the consumer packaged goods sector. Yet, fresh from a quarter that beat estimates on Wednesday, May 2, it may be best for Berkshire Hathaway to hold the stock.

  • [By Arie Goren]

    Berkshire’s largest holding, by far, in a public company is Kraft Heinz (NSDQ:KHC). It’s holding value is about $28.5 billion, about 20% of the total holding of all the 48 companies in Berkshire Hathaway’s public companies portfolio. Moreover, Berkshire owns a stake of 26.6% in the company. As such, the performance of KHC’s stock will have a significant influence on Berkshire’s future results.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Represented are Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE: KO), and Kraft Heinz Co. (Nasdaq: KHC), just to name a few.

    The Berkshire portfolio has 34 dividend stocks in total; of those, eight yield dividend returns in excess of 3% annually, according to Buffett’s latest SEC 13F filing on Feb. 14, 2017.

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    Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow slashed his rating on packaged food giant Kraft Heinz (KHC) to under-perform on Monday. In addition to doubting the 3G Capital-backed company’s ability to innovate (3G Capital is known in the industry for its cost-cutting efforts), Moskow slams the company’s culture and cites it as a key risk.

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    Wednesday brings earnings from Clorox (CLX) , MasterCard (MA) and Kraft Heinz (KHC) . Cramer would buy Clorox into weakness and MasterCard ahead of when they report. Kraft Heinz is a tough one, however, as the company grows through acquisition and there’s not a lot to buy right now.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS(CIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector was the top gainer in the US market on Wednesday. Top gainers in the sector included Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais CEMIG-ADR (NYSE: CIG), Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ADR) (NYSE: ELP), and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the utilities sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais CEMIG-ADR (NYSE: CIG) and Pampa Energia S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: PAM).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, utilities shares fell by 0.33 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais CEMIG-ADR (NYSE: CIG), down 3 percent, and Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ADR) (NYSE: ELP), down 3 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell 0.66 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included RGC Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: RGCO), down 5 percent, and Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais CEMIG-ADR (NYSE: CIG), down 5 percent.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Leucadia National Corporation(LUK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Lee offers 22 stocks that could benefit from the correlation trade: Western Digital (WDC), Xerox (XRX), First Solar, Ford Motor, Best Buy (BBY), PulteGroup (PHM), AutoNation (AN), Textron (TXT), Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC), Mosaic, BB&T (BBT), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB),Loews (L), Regions Financial (RF), KeyCorp (KEY), Comerica (CMA), Leucadia National (LUK), Zions Bancorp (ZION), Valero Energy (VLO), Marathon Oil, Cardinal Health (CAH), and Pepco Holdings (POM).

  • [By Michael Hooper]

    When compared with similar companies, Berkshire Hathaway carries a premium over Markel (NYSE: MKL  ) , valued at 1.15 times book value and a 20 forward P/E ratio; and Leucadia National (NYSE: LUK  ) , valued at 1.10 times book value and a 7.16 trailing P/E.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Conglomerates are often under pressure to do something with various components of their businesses, and Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) has felt pressure to do something with its widely varied assortment of business units. With key pieces of Leucadia including meat specialist National Beef and financial services giant Jefferies Group, the overall company can be hard to evaluate. That’s a big reason why Leucadia said earlier this month that it would make big strategic moves to refocus its efforts more squarely on financial services.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS)announced it is buying AveXis (NASDAQ:AVXS), and Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE:LUK) said it is selling off assets and taking a new name.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    J & J Snack Foods Corp (NASDAQ: JJSF) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.78 per share on revenue of $231.58 million.

    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.33 per share on revenue of $630.85 million.

10 Dividend Stocks to Buy in May

For the past few years, it has been slim pickings for dividend investors. High yields have been hard to find, and what opportunities did appear to exist, such as in the energy sector, often led to sizable losses that more than erased the seemingly attractive dividend yields.

However, the main problem for yield investors — low interest rates — is starting to resolve itself. The 10-year treasury yield has now doubled since its low. The Donald Trump presidency is bringing hopes of faster economic growth and higher inflation, thus powering up interest rates. New Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell seems committed to a gradual but firm path toward higher rates going forward.

This has caused big declines for REITs (real estate investment trusts) and defensive stocks that yield-focused investors tend to gravitate toward. This dynamic has set up some outstanding bargains for dividend investors in May. The market rarely stops at fair value during a correction, some of these 10 stocks are tipping well into deep value territory. Let’s get started.

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Dividend Stocks to Buy: Exxon Mobil (XOM) Dividend Stocks to Buy: Exxon Mobil (XOM)Source: Shutterstock

Dividend Yield: 4.3%

In 2015, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) bottomed out at $72 share as the price of oil crashed. With oil reaching a nadir of $27 per barrel, investors couldn’t see a bright future for big oil companies. Fast forward, and oil is now up around $70 per barrel. Investors have rewarded XOM stock by moving it up from $72 up to $76. That’s right, with oil nearly tripling, XOM stock is up less than 10%.

Now, Exxon has some problems of its own. Ex-CEO Rex Tillerson’s controversial time over at the State Department brought unneeded publicity to his former employer. Exxon’s major development efforts are seeing mixed results. And the company’s big bet on natural gas years ago continues to underwhelm as natural gas prices stay low.

But don’t get too caught in the weeds. Exxon Mobil is the dominant American oil company. It has a storied history of dividend increases, a powerful balance sheet and unmatched scale. XOM stock has rarely yielded more than 4%, and when it has, investors have fared well buying at that level. The 16x forward price-to-earnings ratio and big pop in 2018 earnings favor buyers here as well.

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Dividend Stocks to Buy: Kraft Heinz (KHC) Dividend Stocks to Buy: Kraft Heinz (KHC)Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr

Dividend Yield: 4.5%

The party sure ended quickly for Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC). Just a couple years ago, 3G and Warren Buffett took control of the food giant. Those superstar investors were expected to lead Kraft Heinz to consolidate the global food industry in the same way 3G’s Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) has reshaped the beer industry. But it hasn’t happened. Kraft Heinz has failed to make another big merger. More importantly, its organic sales growth has dried up.

Investors have punished the company. Its superstar investors and management aside, KHC stock has gone moldy; the stock is down from over $90 to $55 over the past two years. And it’s understandable why investors are irritated.

At the end of the day though, one of the world’s leading food companies is now selling at 6x trailing and 14x forward earnings with a 4.5% dividend yield. Just two years ago, investors were scrambling to buy these sorts of giant food companies at more than 20x earnings and less than a 3% dividend.

Now, at far better prices, people are selling as fast as they can. Take advantage of the herd and load the pantry with this 4.5% dividend payer.

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Dividend Stocks to Buy: Hershey (HSY) Dividend Stocks to Buy: Hershey (HSY)Source: mhiguera via Flickr

Dividend Yield: 2.9%

Kraft Heinz is far from the only food company that should be on dividend investors’ radars now. The sector is deeply out of favor, leading to numerous opportunities. Next up is Hershey Co (NYSE:HSY).

For a summary, this storied brand is by far the leading chocolate seller in the United States and one of only two with meaningful market share. This has practically given the company a license to print money with fat profit margins and stable sales volume over the years.

HSY stock is down as of late due to higher cocoa prices and the broader sector sell-off. This stuff doesn’t matter in the long-term though. And speaking of the long-term, The Hershey Foundation safeguards investors’ interests here, keeping management focused on building a long-term global chocolate and snacks empire rather than playing short-term EPS games. The current nearly 3% dividend yield is the second highest over the past 30 years of Hershey’s history; it only paid more during the financial crisis. As such, don’t expect HSY stock to stay this cheap for long.

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Dividend Stocks to Buy: Hormel Foods (HRL) Dividend Stocks to Buy: Hormel Foods (HRL)Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)

Dividend Yield: 2.1%

Unlike the previous two food companies, Hormel Foods Corp (NYSE:HRL) has comparatively been on a roll. Its stock has avoided the broader foods sell-off. It is flat for 2018 and up 20% from last fall’s low. That said, HRL stock is still deeply undervalued here at $35.

The company, known for its iconic SPAM brand, has quietly repositioned itself as a millennial powerhouse. The company caught onto the low-carb movement early, stocking up on products targeting protein and healthier eating. Recent acquisitions include a major guacamole brand, organic nut butters, natural/hormone free deli meats and protein drinks. The company also has a partnership with Mexico’s Herdez to distribute that country’s most popular salsa to the fast-growing Mexican-American community.

In recent years, Dividend Kings such as Hormel (50 or more years of consecutive dividend hikes) traded at a huge premium. HRL stock hit as high as 30x earnings in 2016, and has had a median P/E ratio over 20 in recent years. It’s down to 18x forward earnings now, representing a much more attractive entry point.

Skeptics will claim the 2.1% dividend yield is too low. But management has averaged 18% dividend hikes over the past five years — that yield compounds fast. And with EPS up 26 out of the past 30 years, you could hardly find a more consistent growth and income stock.

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Dividend Stocks to Buy: Altria Group (MO) Dividend Stocks to Buy: Altria Group (MO)Source: Peyri Herrera via Flickr (Modified)

Dividend Yield: 5%

Let’s head to the checkout aisle of the grocery store now. It’s time for cigarettes and beer. Altria Group (NYSE:MO) stock has gotten punished lately following threats of more FDA regulation along with a big earnings miss at Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM).

These issues have put MO stock well into value territory. It’s down 21% so far year-to-date. The forward P/E ratio has dipped down to 12x. Analysts see earnings compounding at 10% per year over the next five years. That seems optimistic given its industry and the current regulatory environment. But when you start at that level of earnings and a 5% dividend yield, it’s not hard to get good overall returns on a stock regardless of how fast it grows.

Altria also owns a 10% stake in the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser Busch. That amounts to a $15 billion position, which throws off plenty of cash for Altria, thanks to Anheuser Busch’s own sporty 4.6% dividend yield.

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Dividend Stocks to Buy: Texas Instruments (TXN) Dividend Stocks to Buy: Texas Instruments (TXN)Source: VEX Robotics via Flickr

Dividend Yield: 2.4%

Income investors often overlook tech stocks. That’s a mistake. With the rapid speed with which the economy is modernizing, even yield-seekers should own a few technology plays. Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) is the perfect sort of hybrid stock for more conservative investors.

TXN stock yields 2.4%, versus the S&P 500 at 1.9%. Along with the higher yield, you also get faster growth. Texas Instruments has specialized in niche analog semiconductor chips needed for thousands of specific applications. Its patent library is huge, and unlike more commodity semiconductor companies, Texas Instruments has a more durable set of product lines. In other words, it doesn’t live or die based on the latest iPhone model.

Back to the yield angle, Texas Instruments has raised its dividend every year dating back to 2003. It has managed an impressive 21% compounded dividend growth rate over the past five years. That starting 2.4% dividend yield compounds at a blistering speed.

And while TXN stock isn’t precisely cheap at 29x trailing and 18x forward earnings, you could pay far more for other tech companies with less exciting growth prospects. Analysts see earnings growing 13% per year through 2023.

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Dividend Stocks to Buy: EPR Properties (EPR) Dividend Stocks to Buy: EPR Properties (EPR)Source: Shutterstock

Dividend Yield: 7.8%

Along with consumer staples, investors have also been dumping their REITs. The general reason is the same: interest rates are going up, so high yield stocks lose their appeal in comparison to bonds. The selling has been indiscriminate, with little attention paid to what in particular is being dumped. While many REITs were overvalued in previous years and deserve their recent haircuts, here are two that should stand apart from their sector.

EPR Properties (NYSE:EPR) is an interesting, diversified REIT. It has acquired a bunch of non-traditional rental assets in fields as varied as educational facilities, movie theaters, water parks, and Peak Resorts Inc (NASDAQ:SKIS) ski resort facilities. A bunch of generic offices or shopping centers, this is not.

There are a couple of things that make EPR exciting for a yield investor. First, it is continuing to grow its cash flow — something that many REITs are no longer able to do given rising interest rates and weakness in many of the shopping and office based REITs. On top of that, EPR’s dividend is up to 7.8%. And, EPR pays it out monthly, leading to a dependable frequent-paying high-yielder with a varied mix of properties.

The stock is on sale; it’s down 24% over the past year.

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Dividend Stocks to Buy: Public Storage (PSA) Dividend Stocks to Buy: Public Storage (PSA)Source: Mike Mozart Via Flickr

Dividend Yield: 3.9%

Our other REIT for May is Public Storage (NYSE:PSA). The company is famous for its bright orange-painted self storage units across North America. Its top-tier management team has built Public Storage into the nation’s leader in the space and one of the most successful publicly-traded REITs in the U.S. over the past 25 years.

Importantly, given the changing interest rate environment, Public Storage has a compelling tactical advantage. It has relatively little debt. It has an “A” credit rating, making it one of just a handful of REITs rated that highly. Additionally, it is primarily funded by preferred stock at interest rates in the 5% range that never mature. This means that regardless of how high interest rates may go, Public Storage can keep paying 5% for its capital and never be subject to refinancing it at a higher cost. This is potentially a huge advantage depending on how far this cycle goes.

On top of that, Public Storage is unusually efficient for compounding among REITs. Management prioritizes growth over the dividend. The stock yields just 4% – and historically has often only been in the 3s. However, in addition to large dividend hikes, management also does plenty for the share price. PSA stock is a quadruple since the 2009 lows, far outpacing most other blue chip REITs. For growth and income investors, PSA stock is a perfect blend of the two forces.

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Dividend Stocks to Buy: Walgreens Boots Alliance PBM Stocks Have Much to Fear from Buffett, JPMorgan, Amazon VentureSource: Shutterstock

Dividend Yield: 2.6%

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NYSE:WBA) is another Dividend Aristocrat that has been thrown to the curb. The potential overhaul of the health care system, threats from Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN), and a bunch of game-changing health care industry mergers have investors worried. That’s their loss though.

WBA stock has now increased its dividend 42 years in a row. The starting yield, at 2.6%, isn’t a game-changer. But the consistent hikes make it a solid long-term performer. Investors are preoccupied with potential near-term problems, but earnings are continuing to grow; WBA stock is now trading at just 9.9x forward earnings. At some point, the price is simply too low. WBA stock goes higher in coming quarters, and you get a respectable dividend as well.

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Dividend Stocks to Buy: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Dividend Stocks to Buy: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)Source: Shutterstock

Dividend Yield: 2.9%

Finally, it’s hard to discuss healthcare dividends without mentioning Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). This isn’t the cheapest company on this list, but given its unmatchable range of products and powerhouse brands, JNJ is the ultimate sleep-well-at-night stock.

At 23x trailing earnings and 15x forward, JNJ stock is getting back to the range where it’s starting to look like a good value. The stock reached $147 in January but is down to $124 now, and sits just a few bucks above its 52-week low. Some concerns are due to its drug development division; biotech has been having a choppy 2018.

Overall though, Johnson & Johnson has been good for 55 consecutive annual dividend increases, and at a 2.9% starting yield, the payout is high enough to make this blue chip worth picking up in May.

At the time of writing, the author owned XOM, KHC, HSY, HRL, EPR, TXN, WBA, and JNJ stock. You can reach him on Tw