It is no secret that the bull market has continues to surge in 2018. It is now almost nine years old, and investors have been trying to figure how to best position themselves for the rest of 2018 and beyond. Earnings season is delivering some serious winners for investors, and companies generally are raising guidance on the heels of tax reform. Included benefits are coming from overseas capital repatriation, immediate capital expensing, accelerated earnings growth and a broader economic growth story.
With the S&P 500 rising over 19% in 2017, it was last seen up over 7% so far in 2018, and that’s with the first month not even fully over. The Nasdaq 100 was last seen up almost 10% for 2018 after less than a full month, and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) was last seen up over 19% this month alone. And that’s before the earnings report and after being one of the best-performing stocks of 2017.
Some companies have seen their stocks rise to the point that they may now be priced for perfection. While investors overlook traditional value metrics because Amazon is such a growth engine that is taking over the country, we have to expect that Amazon shares have become priced for perfection. Analysts have raised ratings and targets extensively ahead of Amazon’s report, due on Thursday, February 1. It seems almost assured that Amazon will have to beat earnings expectations, talk up its 2018 guidance and talk about how aspects of tax reform and the broader economic climate are set to benefit the company in the years ahead.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cytosorbents Corporation(CTSO)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in Cytosorbents Co. (NASDAQ:CTSO) by 182.3% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 20,929 shares of the medical research company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,515 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 0.07% of Cytosorbents worth $136,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Investors sold shares of ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) on strength during trading hours on Thursday following insider selling activity. $69.52 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $101.61 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $32.09 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, ServiceNow had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. ServiceNow traded up $3.23 for the day and closed at $168.73Specifically, Director Susan L. Bostrom sold 19,673 shares of ServiceNow stock in a transaction on Friday, February 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $142.24, for a total transaction of $2,798,287.52. Following the transaction, the director now owns 7,079 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,006,916.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Frank Slootman sold 100,000 shares of ServiceNow stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $146.27, for a total value of $14,627,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 201,776 shares in the company, valued at approximately $29,513,775.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 621,172 shares of company stock worth $98,285,013. 3.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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But Amazon and Facebook aren’t even the cheapest of the FANG stocks. That honor goes to Alphabet, another Cramer favorite. He also noted strong earnings from cloud king Service Now (NOW) , up 4.5%, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) , up 13.7% and Intel (INTC) .
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Investors bought shares of ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $138.65 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $95.86 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $42.79 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, ServiceNow had the 6th highest net in-flow for the day. ServiceNow traded down ($1.06) for the day and closed at $178.98
- [By Michael A. Robinson]
With that in mind, let’s look closer at ServiceNow Inc. (Nasdaq: NOW)…
The company formed in San Diego in 2004 when a group of techies and surfers banded together with a simple mission. They wanted to make the complex and all-consuming tasks of running an IT department easy to manage from the cloud.
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Cramer said he’ll be listening to Tyson Foods (TSN) on Monday, but with rising input costs, the bears are likely to keep winning in the short-term. On a positive note, Service Now (NOW) will be holding an analyst day, which will be sure to ignite the cloud stocks.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gulfport Energy Corporation(GPOR)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: GPOR) traded down about 10% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $10.90 after closing Monday at $12.12. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.75. Volume was over 12 million, nearly four times the daily average of about 3.4million shares. The company had no specific news announced its capital budget and a stock repurchase program after markets closed Monday.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: GlaxoSmithKline PLC(GSK)
- [By Cory Renauer]
Around a year ago, the partners launched an eczema drug that’s already surpassed Praluent on the sales charts, and a possible expansion to asthma could send Dupixent sales through the roof.In studies supporting an application under review at the moment, Dupixent reduced severe attacks by up to 67% for some patients with uncontrolled asthma. It also led to lung function measurements that suggest it can compete with GlaxoSmithKline’s (NYSE:GSK)Nucula for a slice of a global market for asthma treatments expected to reach $56.5 billion by 2025.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
FDx Advisors Inc. cut its position in shares of GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) by 24.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 92,124 shares of the pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 30,211 shares during the period. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in GlaxoSmithKline were worth $3,599,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) was the target of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Investors purchased 29,143 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of 938% compared to the average daily volume of 2,808 call options.
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While vaccines are not thought to be as effective this year, the severity of the season could drive higher volume for drug makers. Experts have said the AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) vaccine FluMist may not be effective against this year’s strain of flu and are instead recommending the Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) FluZone vaccine. GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) has recently been approved for use of its FluLaval vaccine in children as young as six months.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hudson Technologies, Inc.(HDSN)
- [By Max Byerly]
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- [By Lisa Levin]
Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.9199 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
- [By Lisa Levin]
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MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m
- [By Lisa Levin]
Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 25 percent to $3.07 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 32 percent to $2.7799 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Royal Gold Inc.(RGLD)
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Although gold streaming is something of a niche in the precious metals market, the largest competitors have been in the business since the 1980s,while new entrants are showing up as well (including hedge funds, private equity, and pension funds). Most investors, however, should probably stick with the largest, easiest to trade, and longest-tenured companies for now. Here are the top five.
Company Market Cap Dividend Yield
Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) $13 billion 1.3%
Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) $9 billion 1.7%
Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) $6 billion 1.2%
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. $1.6 billion 1.6%
Sandstorm Gold Ltd. $800 million N/A
The largest streaming company by market cap is Franco-Nevada. As noted above, it has investments in nearly 300 mines, 50 of which are producing. However, it has taken diversification further than its peers by investing in around 80 oil and natural gas assets (57 producing), following the same basic business model. It’s not as pure a play on metals, but if you are looking for diversification, that non-precious-metals exposure is an interesting addition to the mix. That said, gold provides roughly 70% of its revenue, with silver at 15%, and oil and gas at just 7% (the rest is, effectively, “other”), meaning that gold is still the big driver of performance here. The company has increased its dividend annually for 10 consecutive years.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) (TSE:RGL) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley increased their Q2 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Royal Gold in a research note issued on Tuesday, April 17th. B. Riley analyst L. Pipes now forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings of $0.46 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.45. B. Riley also issued estimates for Royal Gold’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.45 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.44 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.78 EPS.
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Gold streaming company Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV) offers investors a unique way to gain exposure to precious metals, but when you compare it to peers Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) and Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM)it looks relatively expensive. That said, if you are looking to gold for diversification you might still find that Franco-Nevada Corporation stock is a buy.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc.(OMEX)
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After looking at this week’s penny stock gainers, we’ll give you that leg up with one of our top-rated penny stocks from our proprietary stock ranking system…
Penny Stock Current Share Price (March 26) Last Week’s Gain
Cartesian Inc. (OTCMKTS: CRTN) $0.39 170.69%
Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. (Nasdaq: OMEX) $8.76 135.90%
iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
Mediwound Ltd. (Nasdaq: MDWD) $5.10 26.51%
New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWY) $3.37 26.35%
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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Taylor Morrison Home Corporation(TMHC)
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In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Sheryl Palmer, chairman, president and CEO of Taylor Morrison Homes (TMHC) , for a read on the state of the housing market.
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Higher rates can hurt stocks of companies like homebuilders, which rely on affordable mortgage rates for their customers. “Nobody trusts the homebuilders past the day they report because the litany is always: ‘This is the last good quarter when it comes to Lennar (LEN) , Toll Brothers (TOL) , D.R. Horton (DHI) , Taylor Morrison (TMHC) and PulteGroup (PHM) .'”
Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation(LINC)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Lincoln Educational Services Co. (NASDAQ:LINC) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Lincoln Educational Services in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.02) for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of ($0.01). Barrington Research has a “Buy” rating and a $2.50 price target on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Lincoln Educational Services’ FY2018 earnings at ($0.14) EPS.
Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: KLX Inc.(KLXI)
- [By Lou Whiteman]
Wesco Aircraft (NYSE:WAIR) has found it difficult to compete against archrival KLX (NASDAQ:KLXI) in recent years, suspending guidance last year and thenreporting an unexpected full-fiscal-year loss. Wesco has been mounting a comeback lately, but the company’s challenges are set to intensify after Boeing (NYSE:BA) announced plans to buy KLX for $4.25 billion.