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The trade war between China and the US will end soon. Perhaps, by March or by May at the latest.

That&a;rsquo;s according to XD Chen, Chief China Economist for BNP Paribas. &a;ldquo;We remain confident in expecting a reasonable trade deal either in March or before May, with March more likely, in our view&l;strong&g;,&a;rdquo; &l;/strong&g;says &l;span&g;Chen.&l;/span&g;

That will be good news for smart money, which is already betting on it. &a;ldquo;China&a;ndash;US trade talks are highly market-sensitive and have continued to attract attention worldwide,&a;rdquo; explains Chen. &a;nbsp;&a;ldquo;The trade conflict is a major source of uncertainty facing global business, investment and growth. Good progress in the trade talks has largely encouraged a rise in equity investment. As of 15 February, net capital inflows into the A-share markets amounted to USD134bn.&a;rdquo;

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Strayer Education, Inc.(STRA)

Our company provides post-secondary education services. We offer a variety of academic programs through two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Strayer University (the “University”) and the New York Code and Design Academy (“NYCDA”).
Founded in 1892, Strayer University is an institution of higher learning that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, nursing, public administration, and criminal justice at 76 physical campuses, predominantly located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, and online. Strayer University also offers an executive MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. For the 2015 fall term, we had 42,975 students enrolled in our programs.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Strategic Education (NASDAQ:STRA) and Hailiang Education Group (NASDAQ:HLG) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Strayer Education Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 01, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: BioScrip, Inc.(BIOS)

BioScrip, Inc. provides home infusion and other home care services, and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Infusion Services and PBM Services. The Infusion Services segment offers home infusion therapy and respiratory therapy services; and durable medical equipment, products, and services. Its services comprise home infusion services, including intravenous administration of medications to treat a range of acute and chronic conditions, such as infections, nutritional deficiencies, immunologic and neurologic disorders, cancer, pain, and palliative care; dispensing and administering of infusion-based drugs, which require nursing support and clinical management services; equipment to administer the dosage; and patient training. The PBM Services segment offers discount card programs that provide an alternative for individuals who may be uninsured, underinsured, or might have restrictive coverage, which disallows reimbursement for certain medications. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Bioscrip Inc (NASDAQ:BIOS)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BioScrip (NASDAQ:BIOS) is scheduled to be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, March 14th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of ($0.03) per share for the quarter.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd.(HOLI)

Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. provides automation and control technologies and applications to customers in the industrial, railway, subway, and nuclear industries in China and south-east Asia. It offers distributed control systems, which are networks of controllers, sensors, actuators and other devices that can be programmed to control outputs based on input conditions and/or algorithms; programmable logic controllers that are small computer devices installed on machines or equipment; and train control centers (TCC), which monitor route condition, track status, train schedules, distance between trains, and the working status of other essential function devices. The company also provides automatic train protection system that acts as a train over-speed protection mechanism, which collects real-time information, such as speed limit ahead, train operation status, line data, and instructions from TCC; and combines it with the train parameters to produce train protecti on curves. In addition, it offers HOLLiAS NMS control systems used for safety and operation control purposes in nuclear power plants; surveillance control and data acquisition system, an open software platform that enables the integrated and unified monitoring of sub-systems of the subway, including the power supervisory control and data acquisition system, building automatic system, fire alarm system, platform screen door system, access control system, closed circuit television, passenger information system, passenger train information system, and alarm system. The company was formerly known as HLS Systems International Ltd. and changed its name to Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. in July 2009. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:HOLI) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the five brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $25.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:HOLI) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $25.00.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lennox International, Inc.(LII)

Lennox International Inc. (LII), incorporated on August 13, 1991, is a global provider of climate control solutions. The Company designs, manufactures and markets a range of products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) markets. The Company operates in three segments: Residential Heating & Cooling; Commercial Heating & Cooling, and Refrigeration. The Company sells its products and services through a combination of direct sales, distributors and company-owned parts and supplies stores. Its products and services are sold through various distribution channels under various brand names.

Residential Heating & Cooling

The Company manufactures and markets a range of furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, packaged heating and cooling systems, equipment and accessories to improve indoor air quality, comfort control products, replacement parts and related products for both the residential replacement and new construction markets in North America. The Lennox and Aire-Flo brands are sold directly to a network of approximately 7,000 independent installing dealers. The Allied Air Enterprise brands (Armstrong Air, Air-Ease, Concord, Ducane and Magic-Pak) include a line of heating and air conditioning products and are sold through independent distributors in North America.

The Company is engaged in growing its network of approximately 190 Lennox PartsPlus stores across the United States and Canada. These stores provide an access solution for contractors and independent dealers to obtain universal service and replacement parts, supplies, convenience items, tools, Lennox equipment and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. Its Advanced Distributor Products (ADP) operation builds evaporator coils and air handlers under the ADP Advanced Distributor Products brand, as well as the Lennox brand. ADP sells its own ADP branded evaporator coils to over 400 HVAC wholesale distributors across North America, as well as a line of evaporator coils to ! Allied Air Enterprise.

The Company competes with United Technologies Corp., Ingersoll-Rand plc, Paloma Industries, Inc., Johnson Controls, Inc., Daikin Industries, Ltd. and Nortek, Inc.

Commercial Heating & Cooling

In North America, the Company manufactures and sells unitary heating and cooling equipment used in light commercial applications, such as low-rise office buildings, restaurants, retail centers, churches and schools. The Company’s product offerings for these applications include rooftop units ranging from 2 to 50 tons of cooling capacity and split system/air handler combinations, which range from 1.5 to 20 tons of cooling capacity. These products are distributed primarily through commercial contractors and directly to national account customers. It also includes Lennox-branded variable refrigerant flow (VRF) commercial products through Lennox company-owned distribution. Its National Account Services (NAS) provides installation, service and preventive maintenance for commercial HVAC national account customers in the United States and Canada.

In Europe, the Company manufactures and sells unitary products, which range from 2 to 70 tons of cooling capacity, and applied systems with approximately 200 tons of cooling capacity. The Company’s European products consist of small package units, rooftop units, chillers, air handlers and fan coils that serve medium-rise commercial buildings, shopping malls, other retail and entertainment buildings, institutional applications and other field-engineered applications. The Company manufactures heating and cooling products in several locations in Europe and markets these products through both direct and indirect distribution channels in Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Middle East.

The Company competes with United Technologies Corp., Ingersoll-Rand plc, Paloma Industries, Inc., Johnson Controls, Inc., Daikin Industries, Ltd., Nortek, Inc. and AAON, Inc.

Refrigeration

The Co! mpany man! ufactures and markets equipment for the global commercial refrigeration markets under the Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration name. The Company sells these products to distributors, installing contractors, engineering design firms, original equipment manufacturers and end-users. Its global manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing footprint serves customers in over 70 countries across the world. The Company’s commercial refrigeration products for the North American market include condensing units, unit coolers, fluid coolers, air-cooled condensers, air handlers, display cases and refrigeration rack systems. These products preserve food and other perishables in supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, warehouses and distribution centers. In addition, its products are used to cool a range of industrial processes, including data centers, machine tooling and other critical cooling applications. The Company provides application engineering for consulting engineers, contractors, store planners, end customers and others to support the sale of commercial refrigeration products. In addition to providing refrigeration systems and display cases, it also provides installations for its supermarket customers in Mexico.

In international markets, the Company manufactures and markets refrigeration products, including condensing units, unit coolers, air-cooled condensers, fluid coolers, compressor racks and industrial process chillers. It has manufacturing locations in Germany, France, Brazil and China. In Australia and New Zealand, the Company is has a wholesale distribution business serving the HVACR industry with over 60 locations serving its customers, which also includes the sale of refrigerant. In addition, the Company owns a common stock interest in a joint venture in Mexico that produces unit coolers, air-cooled condensers, condensing units, compressors and compressorized racks.

The Company competes with Hussmann Corporation, Paloma Industries, Inc., Emerson Electric Co., Unit! ed Techno! logies Corp., GEA Group, Alfa Laval, Guntner GmbH and Panasonic Corp.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Another publicly traded competitor, Lennox International (NYSE:LII), is likely too small to attempt either a reverse Morris trust or outright purchase of Carrier.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Lennox International Inc (NYSE:LII)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 9:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Having already looked at some of the positive recommendationsfromMorgan Stanley, it’s time to examine whether its two negative ratings, forRockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) and Lennox International (NYSE:LII), are worth selling.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: BancFirst Corporation(BANF)

BancFirst Corporation, incorporated on July 12, 1984, is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its operating activities through its principal subsidiary, BancFirst (the Bank), a state-chartered bank. The Company has four business units, which include metropolitan banks, community banks, other financial services, and executive, operations and support. The metropolitan and community banks offer traditional banking products, such as commercial and retail lending, and a line of deposit accounts. The metropolitan banks consist of banking locations in the metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas. The community banks consist of banking locations in communities throughout Oklahoma. Its other financial services are specialty product business units, including guaranteed small business lending, residential mortgage lending, trust services, securities brokerage, electronic banking and insurance. The executive, operations and support groups represent executive management, operational support and corporate functions.

The Bank provides a range of retail and commercial banking services, including commercial, real estate, agricultural and consumer lending; depository and funds transfer services; collections; safe deposit boxes; cash management services; retail brokerage services, and other services for both individual and corporate customers. The Bank also offers trust services and acts as executor, administrator, trustee, transfer agent and in various other fiduciary capacities. Through its Technology and Operations Center, the Bank provides item processing, research and other correspondent banking services to financial institutions and governmental units. The Bank’s trust services offered through the Bank’s Trust and Investment Management Division (the Trust Division) consist primarily of investment management and administration of trusts for individuals, corporations and employee benefit plans.

Lending Activities

The Bank’s primary lending activity is the financi! ng of business and industry in its market areas. Its commercial loan customers are generally small to medium-sized businesses engaged in light manufacturing, local wholesale and retail trade, commercial and residential real estate development and construction, services, agriculture and the energy industry. It offers various forms of commercial lending, including commercial mortgages, other forms of asset-based financing and working capital lines of credit. In addition, the Bank offers small business administration (SBA) guaranteed loans through BancFirst Commercial Capital. The Bank’s consumer lending activities consist of traditional forms of financing for automobiles, residential mortgage loans, home equity loans and other personal loans. Residential loans consist primarily of home loans in non-metropolitan areas. Consumer loans are loans to individuals for household, family, and other personal expenditures. Commonly, such loans are made to finance purchases of consumer goods, such as automobiles, boats, household goods, vacations and education.

The Bank’s loan portfolio is diversified among various types of commercial and individual borrowers. The commercial loans consist principally of loans to companies in light manufacturing, retail and service industries. Consumer loans consist primarily of loans to individuals for automobiles. The commercial, financial and other loans represent loans for working capital, facilities acquisition or expansion, purchase of equipment and other needs of commercial customers primarily located within Oklahoma, and the loans in this category include commercial and industrial, oil and gas, agriculture, and state and political subdivisions. Real estate loans consist of loans for both commercial and consumer customers and include construction, farmland, one- to four-family residences, multifamily residential properties and commercial. These loans are made on real property, such as office buildings, apartment buildings, shopping centers, industrial property, hot! els, farm! land and residential property. Such loans are usually secured by mortgages or other liens on the related real property. Residential construction includes loans to builders for speculative or custom homes, as well as direct loans to individuals for construction of their personal residence. The Bank’s total loans are approximately $4,232.04 million.

Investment Activities

The Bank’s investment activities include securities held for investment and securities available for sale. The securities held for investment and available for sale include the United States Treasury, other federal agencies and mortgage-backed securities, and states and political subdivisions. Its total investment securities are approximately $552.9 million.

Sources of Fund

The Bank’s principal source of funding is its deposits. It offers a range of deposit services, including demand deposits, interest-bearing transaction deposits, checking accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, sweep accounts, club accounts, individual retirement accounts and certificates of deposit. It also offers overdraft protection and auto draft services. Deposits of the Bank are insured by the Deposit Insurance Fund administered by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).The Bank’s total deposits are approximately $5,836.51 million. The short-term borrowings consisting primarily of federal funds purchased and repurchase agreements are another source of funds for the Company. The Short-term borrowings are over $5 million. It has a line of credit from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Topeka, Kansas to use for liquidity or to match-fund certain long-term fixed rate loans.

Subsidiary Activities

The Company’s subsidiary, BancFirst Insurance Services, Inc., which is an independent insurance agency, offers a range of commercial and personal insurance products. In addition, the Company’s subsidiary, Council Oak Partners, LLC ! is engage! d in investing activities. The Bank’s principal subsidiaries also include Council Oak Investment Corporation, a small business investment corporation; Council Oak Real Estate, Inc., a real estate investment company, and BancFirst Agency, Inc., a credit life insurance agency.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Several equities research analysts have recently commented on BANF shares. BidaskClub raised shares of BancFirst from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BancFirst from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 29th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of BancFirst from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 4th.

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    BancFirst Company Profile

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Martingale Asset Management L P boosted its stake in shares of BancFirst Co. (NASDAQ:BANF) by 1.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 86,222 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,500 shares during the quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P owned about 0.26% of BancFirst worth $5,105,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Community Bank System (NYSE: CBU) and BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Top Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019

Heart disease still claims the lives of around 600,000 Americans every year, and uncontrollable cholesterol plays a big role. Esperion Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) became one of 2017’s best-performing biotech stocks because it’s developing a drug that could lower this number.

Unfortunately, Esperion recently revealed some disturbing safety data from one of several ongoing late-stage clinical trials. The stock price was quickly cut in half, and there’s still a chance it could come back in a big way.

Does that make this risky biotech a buy on the dip? Let’s weigh opportunities against apparent risks to see if this stock makes sense at its new low price. 

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Reasons to buy

Before Lipitor lost patent protection, it raked in $13 billion annually for Pfizer, and several similar drugs in the statin family were big sellers in their day. This class of drug is usually effective, but unpleasant side effects such as muscle weakness affect most patients to some degree. An estimated 15% of people treated for high cholesterol can’t get their scores low enough with statins because some form of intolerance limits their dosage.

Top Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: American Woodmark Corporation(AMWD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $100.60 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $100.05 after the company reported upbeat Q4 results.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $1.67 billion.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.5 per share on revenue of $396.17 million.
    Multi-Color Corporation (NASDAQ: LABL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of $424.96 million.
    American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $382.4 million.
    The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $5.46 billion.
    Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE: JT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $47.51 million.
    Trans World Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: TWMC) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE: WMS) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $249.44 million.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.48 per share on revenue of $5.73 million.
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) is projected to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) is expected to report earnings for its first quarter.

     

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, PFE, AAPL
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) will likely generate a lot of buzz on Monday. Three days ago, company CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla would remain a publicly traded firm. The statement comes just weeks after Musk tweeted that he had secured investment to take the company private at $420 per share. That tweet spurred an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a lawsuit by short sellers of Tesla stock. TSLA shares were off 3% this morning. All eyes today are on Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) stock. The drug giant is poised to release the results of its phase 3 study for its drug Tafamidis. The specialty drug targets a heart disease known as transthyretin cardiomyopathy. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) hit a historic milestone on Aug. 2. The tech giant’s market capitalization topped $1 trillion, making it the first firm to ever hit that value. The company continues to churn profits as more firms tap into its product pipeline. AAPL stock predictions are a dime a dozen, but the fact is that this stock remains a bargain because of its price/earnings ratio. We explain why AAPL stock is still a bargain. Look for earnings reports from HEICO Corp. (NYSE: HEI) and American Wordmark Corp. (Nasdaq: AMWD).

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Top Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lennox International, Inc.(LII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.

     

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) was started with an Underweight rating and assigned a $201 price target at Morgan Stanley on August 21. The prior close was $225.32, but Lennox shares traded just under $220 late on Friday. The market cap is almost $9 billion, and the 52-week range is $160.38 to $225.78. Lennox is a household name when it comes to air conditioners and climate control systems. Its shares were last seen up about 6% year to date, but they were up 35% from a year ago.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lessened its holdings in shares of Lennox International (NYSE:LII) by 12.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,403 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 629 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Lennox International were worth $900,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lennox International (NYSE:LII) had its price target raised by investment analysts at UBS Group from $217.00 to $225.00 in a research note issued on Thursday, www.benzinga.com reports. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the construction company’s stock. UBS Group’s price target suggests a potential upside of 0.82% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion before the opening bell. Halliburton shares fell 0.06 percent to $51.93 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) to post quarterly earnings at $9.33 per share on revenue of $30.31 billion after the closing bell. Alphabet shares gained 0.24 percent to $1,079.88 in after-hours trading.
    Before the markets open, Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million. Lennox shares dropped 2.84 percent to close at $197.08 on Friday.
    HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) reported retirement of its CEO Stan A. Askren and appointment of Jeffrey D. Lorenger as new CEO. HNI also reported strong earnings for its first quarter. HNI shares fell 3.17 percent to $34.20 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) to have earned $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million in the latest quarter. Hasbro will release earnings before the markets open. Hasbro shares fell 0.39 percent to $82.49 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Having already looked at some of the positive recommendations from Morgan Stanley, it’s time to examine whether its two negative ratings, for Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) and Lennox International (NYSE:LII), are worth selling.

Top Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2019: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The market has pummeled master limited partnerships (MLPs) over the past few years due to the impact the oil market downturn had on their operations and business model. Among the hardest-hit have been oil pipeline MLP Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) and gas pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP), both of which have lost more than half their value over the last three years. That persistent slump comes even though their turnaround strategies are beginning to gain steam. While these companies still have some work to do before they’re back on solid ground, both could deliver significant returns as they complete their plans and the oil market continues rebounding over the next few years. That upside potential makes them compelling options for investors with a higher tolerance for risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-four brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have issued a hold recommendation and eleven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $25.94.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Exxon’s most recent partnership is with oil pipeline giant Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA). The companies announced this week that they’re pursuing the creation of a joint venture that would build a more than 1 million BPD oil pipeline from the Permian to the Gulf Coast. That project would add to the more than $2.4 billion Plains All American plans to invest in building out Permian infrastructure over the next few years to serve the growing needs of producers in the region, which are on pace to boost oil production from 3.5 million BPD this year up to an estimated 6.4 million BPD by 2023.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    In a new research report, the MLP team at Baird has assimilated the data from the recent Plains All American Pipeline L.P. (NYSE: PAA) analysts day and come to some interesting conclusions. The report noted this:

Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2019

Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR) insider Timothy C. Gokey sold 45,245 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $115.23, for a total value of $5,213,581.35. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 94,712 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,913,663.76. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Broadridge Financial Solutions stock opened at $115.54 on Tuesday. Broadridge Financial Solutions has a 12-month low of $71.58 and a 12-month high of $118.36. The company has a current ratio of 1.57, a quick ratio of 1.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.53 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.73 and a beta of 0.86.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: CBRE Group, Inc.(CBG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Jeff UbbenTwenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX) – 53,326,334 shares, 18.41% of the total portfolio. Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS) – 5,877,400 shares, 15.07% of the total portfolio. CBRE Group Inc (CBG) – 24,916,923 shares, 10.92% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 13.72%KKR & Co LP (KKR) – 47,750,000 shares, 10.18% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.82%Morgan Stanley (MS) – 17,959,620 shares,

Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Chemical Financial Corporation(CHFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Chemical Financial Co. (NASDAQ:CHFC) by 60.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 16,192 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,123 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Chemical Financial were worth $884,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chemical Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.6707430515367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lennox International, Inc.(LII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lessened its holdings in shares of Lennox International (NYSE:LII) by 12.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,403 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 629 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Lennox International were worth $900,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion before the opening bell. Halliburton shares fell 0.06 percent to $51.93 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) to post quarterly earnings at $9.33 per share on revenue of $30.31 billion after the closing bell. Alphabet shares gained 0.24 percent to $1,079.88 in after-hours trading.
    Before the markets open, Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million. Lennox shares dropped 2.84 percent to close at $197.08 on Friday.
    HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) reported retirement of its CEO Stan A. Askren and appointment of Jeffrey D. Lorenger as new CEO. HNI also reported strong earnings for its first quarter. HNI shares fell 3.17 percent to $34.20 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) to have earned $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million in the latest quarter. Hasbro will release earnings before the markets open. Hasbro shares fell 0.39 percent to $82.49 in after-hours trading.

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is getting richer by the minute.

That’s because the Oracle of Omaha’s company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A; BRK.B) has a portfolio full of dividend-yielding stocks.

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.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lennox International, Inc.(LII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Greg Williamson]

    Watsco’s current P/E of 24.5 is in the same ballpark as its competitor Lennox International (NYSE: LII  ) (NYSE: LII  ) (NYSE: LII  ) , whose P/E is 23.8. Lennox is a manufacturer of HVAC equipment and components, and will also benefit from HVAC industry tailwinds.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc.(OLLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

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

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

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

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Udovich]

    Thanksgiving is almost here but the exit of both Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC) and Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) to focus on their chicken or pork businesses (the latter was also acquired by the Chinese) leaves just two big Thanksgiving turkey stocks, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and Seaboard Corporation (NYSEAMEX: SEB), for investors to consider. According to the American Far Bureau, a 16-pound turkey will (on average) come in at a total of $22.74 this year or roughly $1.42 per pound for a decrease of 2 cents per pound or a total of 30 cents per whole turkey, compared to 2015. The price drop may be a transition back to the norm as the significant bird flu outbreak last year hurt the nations supply of both turkey and eggs.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanderson Farms doubling in value while mid cap Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) and large cap Tyson Foods, Inc (NYSE: TSN) have been even better performers albeit shares are below their peaks and have been somewhat volatile:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016earnings report for mid cap chicken producer Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) scheduled for before the market opens on Thursday(February 9th). Pilgrim’s Pride Corporationis the sixth most shorted stock on the Nasdaq with short interest of 41.76%according to Highshortinterest.com. Theelevated short interest comes in the wake of the worstbird-flu outbreak in the US whichhad hurt demand and triggered import bans abroad.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap chicken producer Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) reportedQ2 2017 earnings after the market closed Wednesday as short interest remains elevated at 31.17%according to Highshortinterest.comin the wake of the worstbird-flu outbreak in the US whichhad hurt demand and triggered import bans abroad. Net sales were up 11.0% to $2.252 billion while net income attributable to Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation was $233.641 million versus $152.886 million.The earnings release noted:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares ofmid cap Sanderson Farms more than doubling in value while mid cap Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) and large cap Tyson Foods, Inc (NYSE: TSN) have been even better performers albeit shares are below previous highs and have been somewhat volatile:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Bob Evans Farms breaking out while a comparison to possible peers in the remaining core business shows the stock had underperformed large caps Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) andTyson Foods, Inc (NYSE: TSN) and mid cap Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) when it was still in the restaurant business:

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Jefferies announced on Wednesday that it has raised its rating on Xcel Energy Inc (XEL).

    The firm has upgraded XEL from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has raised the company’s price target from $31 to $32.50. This new price target suggests a 15% upside from the stock’s current price of $27.72.

    Analyst Paul B. Fremont commented: “The stock is currently trading at an 8% P/E discount to our 2015E group average multiple.”

    “Despite a difficult political environment in Minnesota the company was able to achieve a reasonable outcome in its NSP-Minnesota rate case,” the analyst added.

    Looking forward, the firm has increased its FY2014 outlook from $1.95 to $2.00 per share.

    Xcel Energy shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock has been mostly flat YTD.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation(SWHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Smith & Wesson’s (SWHC) stock has been under pressure ever since Donald Trump’s election victory–it appears that the perceived threat to take away guns did wonders for the gun manufacturer’s sales. Now, Smith & Wesson might also have to deal with competitive pressures that could “challenge” its market share, says Wunderlich’s Rommel Dionisio:

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    Given the upcoming mid-January Shot Show, the firearms industrys most important annual trade show, several prominent competitors have already begun to unveil new products for 2017. The flurry of major new product introductions from leading players in the field into the two fastest growing categories of firearms, modern sporting rifles (MSRs) and compact/concealed carry handguns, appear meaningfully more competitive than usual, which could challenge Smith & Wessons (SWHC) market share, which had been rising impressively the past several years. Industry sales are also likely to slow, following unusually high growth in 2016. We maintain our price target of $26, derived using an EV/2016E EBITDA multiple of 6.0x.

    Shares of Smith & Wesson have dropped 1.5% to $21.78 at 12:07 p.m. today.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Sturm, Ruger & Company underperforming more volatile and higher flying competitors or peers like small cap gun stock American Outdoor Brands Corp (NASDAQ: AOBC), formerly Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SWHC), and electronic control device maker Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ: AAXN), formerlyTASER International, Inc (NASDAQ: TASR):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Sturm, Ruger & Company underperforming more volatile but higher flying competitors or peers like small cap gun stock American Outdoor Brands Corp (NASDAQ: AOBC), formerly Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SWHC), and electronic control device maker Axon Enterprise (NASDAQ: AAXN), formerlyTASER International, Inc (NASDAQ: TASR):

  • [By Diane Alter]

    Shareholders “overwhelmingly” voted to change the company name from Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: SWHC) to American Outdoor Brands Corp., the Springfield, Mass.-based company said in a statement Tuesday. The proposed name change was approved by Smith & Wesson’s board of directors last month.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SWHC) reported fiscal second-quarter financial results after markets closed on Thursday. The company said that it had $0.68 in earnings per share (EPS) and $233.5 million in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters called for $0.56 in EPS and $227.61 million in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.25 in EPS and $143.24 million in revenue.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows TASER Internationaloutperforming and all over the place while police body cam stockDigital Ally, Inc (NASDAQ: DGLY)has underperformed, Mace Security International (OTCMKTS: MACE) has been moving sideways and gun stock Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE: RGR) has underperformedAmerican Outdoor Brands Corp(NASDAQ: AOBC), formerly Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SWHC):

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Endocyte, Inc.(ECYT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn has big plans for the US auto-parts sector — and big retailers like AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) aren’t going to like them: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Unit Labor Costs (QoQ) for Q1 2.20% vs 2.50% consensus estimate. Nonfarm Productivity (QoQ) for Q1 0.00% vs -0.20% consensus estimate.
    US Services Purchasing Managers' Index for May is schedule for release at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Data on factory orders for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The ISM non-manufacturing index for May is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The labor market conditions index for May will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for May is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    HSBC upgraded Chevron (NYSE: CVX) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded Skechers (NYSE: SKX) from Neutral to Positive
    Deutsche Bank upgraded WEX (NYSE: WEX) from Hold to Buy
    Pacific Crest downgraded Apple from Overweight to Sector Weight
    RBC downgraded Perrigo (NYSE: PRGO) from Sector Perform to Underperform
    Wedbush downgraded Endocyte (NASDAQ: ECYT) from Outperform to Neutral

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here or email minutes@benzinga.com.

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    Exploding biotech names are nothing new to this bull market. You might recall the headline swirling around Endocyte Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) as it posted one-day gains of more than 150% during the fourth quarter. The triple-digit move was sparked by a licensing agreement for the firms phase 3 prostate cancer drug. Now, these moves are becoming almost commonplace.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) were down 31 percent to $1.89 after the company issued clinical updates for EC1456 and EC1169, and announced plans to reduce workforce by 40 percent via restructuring. Endocyte said that it is continuing EC1169 program in taxane-exposed patients, but ending clinical development of EC1456 and EC1169 in taxane-na茂ve patients.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    For many years, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) has relied on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) to manufacture the graphics chips it designs. Today, most of NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture-based graphics processors — from the GeForce GTX 1060, designed for mainstream PC gamers, all the way through its cutting edge Tesla P100 datacenter accelerators — are manufactured by TSMC.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    To illustrate my point, Intel’s chief competitor, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), has said that its 7-nanometer technology, which should go into mass production in the first half of 2018, delivers a roughly 1.63-fold density improvement over its 10-nanometer technology.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Contract-chip manufacturing giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM) recently announced its earnings results, provided forward guidance for the current quarter, and provided a lot of insight on the ramp-up of its next-generation chip-manufacturing technology, called 10-nanometers (10nm for short).

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    As part of this discussion, he took the time to explain how the technology that Intel calls 14 nanometers is more like what its competitors — Samsung (NASDAQOTH:SSNLF) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.(NYSE:TSM) — call 10 nanometers (smaller is generally believed to be better).

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    A while back, DigiTimes reported that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), a major contract chip manufacturer, planned to introduce an enhanced variant of its 16nm manufacturing technology dubbed “12nm.”

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TiGenix NV (TGXSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

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

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: BlackBerry Limited(BBRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Piyush Arora]

    The point that Im trying to make is that BlackBerry is facing an acute shortage of apps, and the fixes available to mitigate the issue, are getting outdated and might not necessarily work in 2017. The company needs to do something about its BB10 OS, otherwise, its remaining base of loyal users might abandon the platform as well. (See Also: BlackBerry Stock: BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Might Gain From The Tesla Motors Inc Hack)

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    BlackBerry’s (NSDQ:BBRY)turnaround has been moving at snail’s pace. In that context, BlackBerry’s deal with Ford (NYSE:F) to expand usage of its QNX software in the latter’s line of connected cars was welcome news. Many see BBRY’s focus on automotive technology as a potential profit center. Norwegian security firm, Promon, recently gave a demonstration of howTesla (NSDQ:TSLA) cars can be stolen by hackers through the company’s official android application, which many car owners use to interact with their vehicles. This was one of the latest unflattering events to take place for Tesla. But this very news can be good for Blackberry. Here’s why.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY) reported an unexpected profit for the first quarter. However, sales trailed expectations. The company also announced a stock buyback program.

  • [By Jack Foley]

    BlackBerry(NSDQ:BBRY)stock is a very volatile stock. When the company announced its latest set of earnings on the 20th of December, the share price rose to around $8 a share, but since then has plummeted back down to the $7 level. Blackberry is unique in that it is a low priced stock but is just as liquid as many of its peers. This combined with the volatility of the tech sector attracts all types of investors and traders as volatility is a guarantee (which we have obviously seen over the past week or so).

  • [By Kumar Abhishek]

    Shares of Ontario-basedsoftware companyBlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) jumped more than 16% in yesterday’s trade,creating a new 52-week highafter the company announced that it has won a windfall of $814.9 million in an interim arbitrationaward against Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM).Moreover, the arbitration award is not appealable by Qualcomm. The final award which will include interest rates and legal fees will be decided on May 31st. The windfall gain has earned BBRY stock price target upgrades from several analysts. The arbitration relates to an overpayment of royalty by BlackBerry Ltd between 2010 and 2015. The question now is, does this one-time award change anything for BlackBerry Ltd stock?

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Shares of San Diego, California-based QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)plunged further, losing more than 3.5% in yesterday’s trade. QCOM stock is now near its lowest levels since the post-earnings sell off. QCOM stock dipped on account of the smartphone chipmaker losing an arbitration case against BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY). Qualcomm was ordered to refund a sum of nearly $815M to the software company. This comes on the back of the San Diego company’s latest countersuit againstApple (NASDAQ:AAPL). QCOM stock had already been battered this year on account of its mounting legal troubles. With Qualcomm stock trading at such low levels, investors could be puzzled about whether they should buy this dip in QCOM stock.Is QCOM stock headed much lower? Will Qualcomm stock rebound ahead of its earnings? Let’s take a closer look.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Canon, Inc.(CAJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Carroll]

    Nikon’s story is similar to what’s plaguing its Japanese rival, Canon (NYSE: CAJ  ) . Canon’s stock has nosedived by 20% year to date, but the stock’s recovered nearly 3% over the past month. Don’t let appearances fool you: The company slashed its full-year sales and profit forecasts back in July, as the worldwide camera market has slumped, and as smartphones continue to take over this aging niche. Canon’s route back to respectability looks like a treacherous climb.

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    Miscellaneous shorts. Lamensdorf is also betting against Japanese printer and camera giant Canon (CAJ) since he believes the company still hasn’t figured out a way to compete with smartphones.