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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021

Vital Therapies Inc. (NASDAQ: VTL) shares were absolutely crushed on Wednesday after the company announced less-than-favorable results for its liver failure trial.

Specifically, the company announced that, while there was a numerical improvement in survival in the ELAD-treated group between three months and one year following randomization, the VTL-308 study failed to meet the primary endpoint of a significant improvement in overall survival through at least 91 days assessed using the Kaplan Meier statistical method. The secondary endpoint of proportion of survivors at study day 91 also showed no statistically significant difference between the groups.

As a result, the company does not believe the ELAD System can be approved in the United States or European Union, if ever, without additional clinical trials that would require substantial capital and time to complete. Consequently, Vital Therapies will cease any further development of the ELAD System and explore strategic options.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Stag Industrial, Inc.(STAG)

STAG Industrial, Inc., incorporated on July 21, 2010, is a real estate investment trust. The Company focuses on the acquisition and operation of single-tenant industrial properties across the United States. The Company owns approximately 290 buildings in over 40 states with approximately 54.7 million rentable square feet, consisting of over 220 warehouse/distribution buildings, approximately 50 light manufacturing buildings and over 20 flex/office buildings. The Company’s operating partnership is STAG Industrial Operating Partnership, L.P. (Operating Partnership).

The Company owns its properties and conducts its business through its Operating Partnership. The Company’s buildings are leased to approximately 270 tenants. The Company’s properties are located in various areas, such as Rogers in Arkansas; Phoenix in Arizona; Camarillo in California; Longmont, Golden and Grand Junction in Colorado; Avon, East Windsor and North Haven in Connecticut; Newark in Delaware; Daytona Beach, Ocala, Orlando and Pensacola in Florida; Atlanta, Calhoun, Conyers, Dallas, LaGrange and Savannah in Georgia; Idaho Falls and Pocatello in Idaho; Belvidere, DeKalb, Gurnee, Harvard, Libertyville, Machesney Park, Montgomery and Sauk Village in Illinois; Albion, Elkhart and Fort Wayne in Indiana; Marion in Iowa; Kansas City, Parsons and Wichita in Kansas; Bardstown, Danville and Hebron in Kentucky, and Belfast in Maine.

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  • [By Tyler Crowe, Sean Williams, and Brian Stoffel]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stag Industrial (NYSE:STAG) had its price target boosted by LADENBURG THALM/SH SH from $31.00 to $32.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports. They currently have a buy rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Stag Industrial (NYSE:STAG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: LGI Homes, Inc.(LGIH)

LGI Homes, Inc. engages in the design, construction, marketing, and sale of new homes in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Colorado, Washington, and Tennessee markets. Its primary markets include Houston, San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Phoenix, Tucson, Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers, Atlanta, Albuquerque, Charlotte, Denver, Seattle, Colorado Springs, Nashville, and Jacksonville. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    LGI Homes Inc (NASDAQ:LGIH)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 12:30 p.m. ET

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street moved lower on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering a 201-point decline. Stocks took their cues from the bond market, where bond prices dropped sharply in response to extremely strong U.S. economic data. For years, the economic expansion has given bond investors a Goldilocks scenario, in which growth was solid but not so sharp as to cause negative side effects, such as inflation. Now, stronger signals could force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more aggressively than previously thought, and that could hurt the markets. Several individual companies also suffered from bad news that sent their shares lower. Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK), International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA), and LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: UGI Corporation(UGI)

UGI Corporation, incorporated on December 20, 1991, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, distributes, stores, transports and markets energy products and related services. The Company operates through six segments: AmeriGas Propane; an international liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) segment consisting of UGI France; an international LPG segment consisting of Flaga and AvantiGas; UGI Utilities; Energy Services, and Electric Generation. In the United States, the Company is a general partner and owns limited partner interests in a retail propane marketing and distribution business; owns and operates natural gas and electric distribution utilities; owns all or a portion of electricity generation facilities, and owns and operates an energy marketing, midstream infrastructure, storage, natural gas gathering, natural gas production and energy services business. Internationally, it markets and distributes propane and other LPG in Europe.

The Company owns and operates a regulated electric distribution business in Pennsylvania through UGI Utilities (Electric Utility), and a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, mechanical and electrical contracting, and project management service business in portions of eastern and central Pennsylvania and portions of New Jersey and Northern Delaware. Electric Utility supplies electric service to approximately 62,000 customers in portions of Luzerne and Wyoming counties in northeastern Pennsylvania through a system consisting of over 2,200 miles of transmission and distribution lines, and approximately 10 substations. The HVAC business serves customers in residential, commercial, industrial and new construction markets.

AmeriGas Propane

The Company’s AmeriGas Propane segment consists of the propane distribution business of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (the Partnership), which is a retail propane distributor. AmeriGas Propane, Inc. is responsible for managing the Partnership. The Partnership serves! approximately two million customers in over 50 states from approximately 2,000 propane distribution locations. In addition to distributing propane, the Partnership also sells, installs and services propane appliances, including heating systems, and operates a residential HVAC, plumbing and related services business in certain counties of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. The Partnership sells propane to residential, commercial/industrial, motor fuel, agricultural and wholesale customers. The Partnership distributes over 1.2 billion gallons of propane.

Residential and commercial customers use propane for home heating, water heating and cooking purposes. Commercial users include hotels, restaurants, churches, warehouses and retail stores. Industrial customers use propane to fire furnaces, as a cutting gas and in other process applications. Other industrial customers are heating accounts and local gas utility customers using propane as a supplemental fuel. As a motor fuel, propane is burned in internal combustion engines that power over-the-road vehicles, forklifts, commercial lawn mowers and stationary engines. Agricultural uses include tobacco curing, chicken brooding, crop drying and orchard heating. In its wholesale operations, the Partnership sells propane to industrial end users and other propane distributors. The Partnership markets propane under the AmeriGas, America’s Propane Company, Heritage Propane, Relationships Matter and ServiceMark trade names and related service marks.

UGI France

The Company’s UGI France segment consists of the French LPG distribution business of its subsidiaries, Antargaz and Finagaz. The segment also includes LPG distribution businesses in the Benelux countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. UGI France also operates a natural gas marketing business in France and Belgium and sells approximately 13.3 million dekatherms of natural gas. UGI France sells approximately 280 million gallons of LPG in France and over! 50 milli! on gallons of LPG in the Benelux countries. UGI France is the LPG distributor in France and Luxembourg, and LPG distributor in the Netherlands and Belgium. UGI France’s customer base consists of residential, commercial, agricultural and motor fuel customer accounts that use LPG for space heating, cooking, water heating, process heat, forklift operations and transportation. UGI France sells LPG in cylinders, and in small, medium and large tanks. Sales of LPG are also made to service stations to accommodate vehicles that run on LPG. UGI France sells LPG in cylinders to approximately 20,000 retail outlets, such as supermarkets, individually owned stores and gas stations.

Medium bulk customers use propane only and consist mainly of residential developments, such as housing developments, hospitals, municipalities and medium-sized industrial enterprises, and poultry brooders. Its bulk customers include agricultural companies and companies that use LPG in their industrial processes. The end users of cylinders are residential customers using LPG supplied in this form for domestic applications, such as cooking and heating.

Flaga & Other

The Company’s Flaga & Other segment consists of LPG distribution businesses of Flaga GmbH and its subsidiaries, AvantiGas Limited and ChinaGas Partners, L.P. Flaga is the retail LPG distributor in Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Norway and Sweden. Flaga also distributes LPG in Finland, Romania and Switzerland. Flaga sells approximately 330 million gallons of LPG. Flaga serves customers that use LPG for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, resale and automobile fuel (auto gas) purposes. Flaga’s customers use LPG for heating, cooking, motor fuel (including forklifts), leisure activities, construction work, manufacturing, crop and grain drying, power generation and irrigation. Flaga sells LPG in cylinders and in small, medium, and large bulk tanks. Flaga has over 58,000 customers and approximately ! 5.8 milli! on cylinders in circulation.

AvantiGas is an LPG distributor in the United Kingdom. ChinaGas Partners is an LPG distributor in the Nantong region of China. AvantiGas sells over 160 million gallons of LPG and its majority-owned partnership in China sells approximately 10 million gallons of LPG. AvantiGas has over 14,500 customers. AvantiGas serves customers that use LPG for wholesale, aerosol, agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial and auto gas purposes. AvantiGas’ customers use LPG for heating, cooking, motor fuel (including forklifts), leisure activities, industrial processes and aerosol propellant. AvantiGas sells LPG in small, medium and large bulk tanks with small bulk sales.

Energy Services

The Company’s Energy Services segment consists of energy-related businesses conducted by its subsidiary, UGI Energy Services, LLC (Energy Services). These businesses include energy marketing in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States; operating and owning a natural gas liquefaction, storage and vaporization facility, and propane-air mixing assets; managing natural gas pipeline and storage contracts, and developing, owning and operating pipelines, gathering infrastructure and gas storage facilities in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. Energy Services sells natural gas, liquid fuels and electricity to approximately 20,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers at over 44,300 locations. Energy Services serves customers in all or portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the District of Columbia. Energy Services delivers natural gas for customers located on the distribution systems of over 40 local gas utilities. It supplies power to customers through the use of the transmission and distribution facilities of 20 utility systems.

Electric Generation

The Company’s Electric Generation segment consists of electric generation facil! ities con! ducted by Energy Services’ subsidiary, UGI Development Company (UGID). UGID has ownership interest in a coal-fired generation station in Pennsylvania. UGID also owns and operates an approximately 130-megawatt natural gas-fueled generating station in Pennsylvania; an over 11-megawatt landfill gas-fueled generation plant in Pennsylvania, and approximately 13.5 megawatts of solar-powered generation capacity in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.

Gas Utility

The Company’s Gas Utility segment consists of the regulated natural gas distribution businesses of its subsidiary, UGI Utilities, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including UGI Penn Natural Gas, Inc. (PNG) and UGI Central Penn Gas, Inc. (CPG). Its service area includes the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Lock Haven, Pittston, Pottsville, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and the boroughs of Honesdale and Milford, Pennsylvania. Located in Gas Utility’s service area are production centers for basic industries, such as specialty metals, aluminum, glass and paper product manufacturing.

The Company competes with Total France, Societe des Petroles Shell, SHV Holding NV, Vitogaz and PJM Interconnection, LLC.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI)Q12019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Utility stocks are generally considered conservative investments that reward shareholders over the long term with sizable dividends that grow slowly and steadily over time. With the S&P 500 Index’s yield hovering around 2%, the bar for yield is set pretty low today. That said, investors should think twice before jumping at utilities like UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO), and MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE), which offer little if any yield advantage over an S&P 500 Index fund.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SG Americas Securities LLC decreased its position in UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI) by 34.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 34,648 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 18,607 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in UGI were worth $1,804,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Altura Mining Limited (ALTAF)

Altura Mining Limited is an Australia-based company engaged in the supply of lithium raw materials. The Company is engaged in the exploration and development activities, including completion of a feasibility study at its Pilgangoora Lithium project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Company’s segments include coal mining, exploration services and mineral exploration. Its coal mining segment is engaged in the sale of coal. Its exploration services segment provides a range of drilling services to its customers, primarily mining and exploration companies. Its mineral exploration segment is engaged in exploration activities. The Company also has interests in producing Delta Coal project in Indonesia, which produces medium energy thermal coal, and the Tabalong Coal project, a thermal coal deposit located in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. The Tabalong Coal project consists of approximately five mining licenses. Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTC:ALTAF)

    On April 30, Altura Mining announced: “Stage 2 Definitive Feasibility Study at Pilgangoora delivers outstanding results.” Highlights include:

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

LKQ Corporation (LKQ), incorporated on February 13, 1998, is a global distributor of vehicle products, including replacement parts, components and systems used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles, as well as specialty vehicle products and accessories. The company distributes a variety of products to collision and mechanical repair shops, including aftermarket collision and mechanical products, recycled collision and mechanical products, refurbished collision products, such as wheels, bumper covers and lights, and remanufactured engines. The Company operates through four segments: Wholesale – North America; Europe; Specialty, and Self Service.

The Company is a provider of alternative vehicle collision replacement products and alternative vehicle mechanical replacement products, with its sales, processing and distribution facilities reaching markets in the United States and Canada. It also provides alternative vehicle replacement and maintenance products in the United Kingdom and the Benelux region (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) of continental Europe. In addition to its wholesale operations, it operates self-service retail facilities across the United States that sell recycled automotive products from end-of-life-vehicles. The company also has operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, Northern France, Sweden, Norway, Mexico, Taiwan and India. In total, it operates approximately 790 facilities.

Wholesale -North America

The Company’s wholesale automobile product operations in North America are organized by geographic regions serving the United States and Canada that sell all five product types (aftermarket, recycled, remanufactured, refurbished and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) parts) to collision and mechanical automobile repair businesses. Its aftermarket product operations include a combination of sales, warehousing and distribution functions, and in various cases co-located with the Company’s refurbishing operations. Its wholesale recycling o! perations have processing, sales, distribution and administrative operations on site, indoor and outdoor storage areas, and include a warehouse with multiple bays to dismantle vehicles. Its engine remanufacturing operations are conducted primarily at its facilities in Mexico, as well as the United States, with sales, warehousing and distribution operations in the United States. Its North American wholesale operations conduct business from approximately 350 facilities.

The Company’s principal aftermarket product types consist of bumper covers, automotive body panels and lights. It also distributes paint and other materials used in repairing damaged vehicles, including sandpaper, abrasives, masking products and plastic filler. Its recycled products include engines, transmissions, door assemblies, sheet metal products, such as trunk lids, fenders and hoods, lights, and bumper assemblies. The Company operates approximately 30 refurbishing facilities and over four engine remanufacturing facilities. Its refurbish products include wheels, lights, plastic bumpers, and chrome bumpers. The Company operates a total of approximately 30 heavy-duty truck facilities in the United States and Canada. It sells its products to wholesale customers that include collision and mechanical repair shops, and new and used car dealerships, as well as to retail customers. It assists insurance companies by providing aftermarket, recycled, refurbished and remanufactured products to collision repair shops, especially to repair shops that are part of an insurance company’s Direct Repair Program (DRP) network.

Europe

The Company’s European wholesale operating segment includes Euro Car Parts Holdings Limited (ECP), a distributor of automotive aftermarket parts in the United Kingdom. The Company operates approximately 220 selling locations, supported by over three national distribution centers and approximately 20 regional hubs. Its European aftermarket collision parts program is managed by its ECP b! ranch net! work, through which the Company sells its Platinum Plus aftermarket products. It also offers automotive paint products and related accessories. In its United Kingdom operations, it sells the its products to over 37,000 commercial customers primarily consisting of repairers, including both independent mechanical repair shops and collision repair shops.

Specialty

The Company’s Specialty operating segment includes Keystone Automotive Holdings, Inc. (Keystone Specialty). Keystone Specialty is a distributor and marketer of specialty vehicle aftermarket equipment and accessories in North America serving six product segments: truck and off-road; speed and performance; recreational vehicle (RV); towing; wheels, tires and performance handling, and miscellaneous accessories. The Company is a distributor and marketer of specialty vehicle aftermarket products and accessories, reaching various markets in the United States and Canada. Its products include trailer hitches and RV products, including satellite antennas, generators, waterproofing sealants, combination washer/dryer units and water pumps.

Self Service

The Company’s self service segment retail operations sell parts from older cars and light-duty trucks directly to consumers. The Company conducts its self service operations from approximately 80 facilities in North America, which operate under the name LKQ Pick Your Part. Its self service operations generate scrap metal, alloys and other materials that it sells to recyclers. The customers of its self service yards are frequently do-it-yourself mechanics, small independent repair shops servicing older vehicles, auto rebuilders and resellers.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 8:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The health of the global economy has been very different across various regions, with some performing better than others. Although the U.S. economy has largely avoided the difficulties faced elsewhere, key areas like Europe have seen a lot of pressure. That’s affected international companies like auto parts specialist LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ), and given the parts maker’s specialty in high-end products, it’s reliant on end users feeling flush enough financially to pay up for its parts.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd.(ACSF)

American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (ACSF), incorporated on February 6, 2013, is a non-diversified closed-end investment management company. The Company’s investment objective is to provide attractive, risk-adjusted returns over the long term primarily through current income while seeking to preserve its capital. ACSF manages a leveraged portfolio composed primarily of diversified investments in first lien and second lien floating rate loans principally to the United States-based companies (collectively, Senior Floating Rate Loans or SFRLs), which are referred to as leveraged loans.

The Company invests in equity tranches of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), which are securitized vehicles collateralized primarily by SFRLs, and it may invest in debt tranches of CLOs. In addition, the Company may selectively invest in loans issued by middle market companies, mezzanine and unitranche loans and high yield bonds. It has approximately 80% of its assets in Senior Floating Rate Loans. The Company invests in various industries, such as software, media, aerospace and defense, professional services, insurance and capital markets. The Company holds or invests in other equity investments and other debt or equity securities generally arising from a restructuring of Senior Floating Rate Loan positions previously held by the Company. The Company is managed by American Capital ACSF Management, LLC.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ: GARS) and Amern Cap Sr Fl/COM (NASDAQ:ACSF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Capital (NASDAQ:ACSF) posted its earnings results on Thursday. The asset manager reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, MarketWatch Earnings reports. American Capital had a net margin of 32.54% and a return on equity of 4.51%. The firm had revenue of $4.08 million during the quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

ION Geophysical Corporation provides geoscience technology, services, and solutions for the oil and gas industry worldwide. It operates through four segments: Solutions, Systems, Software, and Ocean Bottom Services. The Solutions segment offers services to manage the entire seismic process, from survey planning and design to data acquisition and management, to final subsurface imaging and reservoir characterization. This segment also provides data processing and imaging services to help its exploration and production customers for reducing exploration and production risk, evaluating and developing reservoirs, and increase production. The Software segment provides command and control software systems, related software and services for towed marine streamer and ocean bottom seismic operations, as well as survey design. The Systems segment manufactures re-deployable ocean bottom cable seismic data acquisition systems; marine towed streamer positioning and control systems; and geophone sensors. The Ocean Bottom Services segment offers survey design, planning, and optimization services to maximize seismic image quality, operational efficiency, and safety; superior imaging services; and data processing, interpretation, and reservoir services. The company markets and sells its services and products through direct sales force and third-party sales representatives. The company was formerly known as Input/Output, Inc. and changed its name to ION Geophysical Corporation in 2007. ION Geophysical Corporation was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $35.00.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) jumped 24.92% yesterday after earnings and appears to have finally undergone a reversal near the end of December as the Company seeks new markets beyond oil and gas plus achieve clarity on an ongoing lawsuit.

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: United Technologies Corporation(UTX)

United Technologies Corporation provides technology products and services to building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. Its Otis segment designs, manufactures, sells, and installs passenger and freight elevators, escalators, and moving walkways; modernization products to upgrade elevators and escalators; and maintenance and repair services. The companys UTC Climate, Controls & Security segment provides heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions, such as controls for residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation applications. This segment offers electronic security products, including intruder alarms, access control systems, and video surveillance systems; and fire safety products; systems integration, video surveillance, installation, maintenance, and inspection services; and monitoring and response services. Its Pratt & Whitney segment supplies aircraft engines for commercial, military, business jet, and general aviation markets; and provides aftermarket maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as fleet management services. The companys UTC Aerospace Systems segment provides electric power generation, power management, and distribution systems; air data, and flight sensing and management systems; engine control, electric, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; engine components; environmental control systems; fire and ice detection, and protection systems; propeller systems; cargo, actuation, and landing systems; aircraft aero structures, and lighting and seating products; space products and subsystems; and aftermarket services. United Technologies Corporation offers its services through manufacturers representatives, distributors, wholesalers, dealers, retail outlets, and sales representatives, as well as directly to customers. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Activist investor Dan Loeb was a key figure in pushing industrial conglomerate United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) to split into three independent entities. Now, he wants the company to go a step further and seek a buyer for one large unit.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Glenview State Bank Trust DEPT. raised its stake in shares of United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 4.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,468 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. Glenview State Bank Trust DEPT.’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $263,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foster & Motley Inc. lessened its position in United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) by 0.5% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 66,549 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after selling 310 shares during the period. United Technologies comprises about 1.1% of Foster & Motley Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 22nd biggest holding. Foster & Motley Inc.’s holdings in United Technologies were worth $7,086,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Allete, Inc.(ALE)

ALLETE, Inc. operates as an energy company. It operates through Regulated Operations, ALLETE Clean Energy, U.S. Water Services, and Corporate and Other segments. The company generates electricity from coal-fired, hydro, wind, natural gas-fired, and biomass co-fired sources. It provides regulated electric, natural gas, and water services in northwestern Wisconsin to approximately 15,000 electric customers, 13,000 natural gas customers, and 10,000 water customers, as well as regulated utility electric service in northeastern Minnesota to approximately 145,000 retail customers and 16 non-affiliated municipal customers. The company also owns and maintains electric transmission assets in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Illinois. In addition, it focuses on developing, acquiring, and operating clean and renewable energy projects; and owns and operates approximately 535 MW of nameplate capacity wind energy generation that are under long-term power sales agreements. Further, the company offers integrated water management for industry by combining chemical, equipment, engineering, and service for customized solutions to reduce water and energy usage. Additionally, it is involved in the coal mining operations in North Dakota; and real estate investment activities in Florida. The company owns and operates 177 substations with a total capacity of 10,980 megavolt amperes. It serves taconite mining, iron concentrate, paper, pulp and wood products, and pipeline industries. The company was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota.

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    ALLETE (NYSE:ALE) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 107,300 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 1,200 shares during the period. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.’s holdings in ALLETE were worth $8,306,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2021: Culp, Inc.(CFI)

Culp, Inc., incorporated on March 16, 1972, is a producer of mattress fabrics in North America. The Company is engaged in the manufacture, sourcing and marketing of mattress fabrics and sewn covers used for covering mattresses and box springs, and upholstery fabrics, including cut and sewn kits used in production of upholstered furniture. The Company operates through two segments, including mattress fabrics (Culp Home Fashions) and upholstery fabrics. The Company markets a range of fabrics in the categories, including fabrics produced at its manufacturing facilities and fabrics produced by other suppliers to the customers across the globe. As of May 3, 2015, the Company had 13 manufacturing plants and distribution facilities located in North and South Carolina; Quebec, Canada, and Shanghai, China. The Company operates its distribution centers in North Carolina and Shanghai, China.

Mattress Fabrics Segment

The Company’s mattress fabrics segment manufactures and markets mattress fabric and mattress covers to bedding manufacturers. The Company’s products include products include woven jacquard fabrics, knitted fabrics, and some converted fabrics. The mattress fabrics segment operates four manufacturing plants, with two located in Stokesdale, North Carolina, and one each in High Point, North Carolina, and St. Jerome, Quebec, Canada. Its Stokesdale plant and the St. Jerome plant manufacture and finish jacquard (damask) fabric. Its Stokesdale plant also finishes knitted fabric. Its High Point and St. Jerome facilities are engaged in the manufacture of knitted mattress fabrics. Its second plant in Stokesdale is engaged in the production of cut and sewn mattress covers. The Company’s sourcing capacity is located in Turkey and China. The Company, through Culp-Lava Applied Sewn Solutions (CLASS), is engaged in production and marketing of sewn mattress covers. The mattress fabrics segment sells fabrics in roll form and as sewn mattress covers.

The Company competes with Beka! ert Textiles B.V. and Global Textile Alliance.

Upholstery Fabrics Segment

The Company’s upholstery fabrics segment markets fabrics for residential and commercial furniture, including jacquard woven fabrics, velvets, microdenier suedes, woven dobbies, knitted fabrics, piece-dyed woven products and polyurethane leather look fabrics. The Company operates one upholstery manufacturing facility in the United States and four in China. The Company also markets a range of upholstery fabrics sourced from third party producers in China. Its China facilities near Shanghai include fabric sourcing, finishing, warehousing, quality control and inspection operations, as well as a plant where sourced fabrics are cut and sewn into kits. The Company’s United States facility in South Carolina produces a range of woven upholstery fabrics, including velvets and certain decorative fabrics. The upholstery fabrics segment sells its products in roll form, and as cut and sewn kits. The Company sources unfinished and finished fabrics, as well as a portion of its cut and sewn kits, from suppliers in China.

The Company competes with Bekaert Textiles B.V., Global Textile Alliance, Richloom Fabrics, Merrimack Fabrics, Morgan Fabrics and Specialty Textile, Inc.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cofound.it (CURRENCY:CFI) traded down 2.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 12th. In the last week, Cofound.it has traded down 21% against the U.S. dollar. One Cofound.it token can currently be purchased for about $0.0769 or 0.00000911 BTC on major exchanges including Liqui, IDEX, HitBTC and Upbit. Cofound.it has a total market capitalization of $25.01 million and approximately $314,252.00 worth of Cofound.it was traded on exchanges in the last day.

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And that means right now is the time to invest in clean energy stocks before they begin to soar.

To help Money Morning readers profit from the massive industry growth ahead, we’re giving our readers one of the best clean energy stocks to buy right now. More on that pick in just a bit, but we want to first show you why the renewable energy sector is set to soar…

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There are three major catalysts propelling alternative energy sources to explosive growth potential. And as the sector grows, so will renewable energy stocks…

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Mitek Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK) dropped more than 19% Tuesday to set a new 52-week low of $6.85. Shares closed at $8.50 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $10.55. Volume totaled around 3.1 million, about 15 times the daily average. The company announced last night that its long-time CEO is leaving.

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    Cramer was bearish on Geron (GERN) , Mitek Systems (MITK) , AK Steel Holding (AKS) , Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) and AbbVie (ABBV) .

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Mitek Systems (MITK)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitek Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) Director Bruce Edward Hansen sold 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.73, for a total transaction of $349,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 81,135 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $708,308.55. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In this episode of Industry Focus: Tech, host Dylan Lewis and Motley Fool contributor Brian Feroldi take a close look at GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB), BlackLine (NASDAQ:BL), and Mitek (NASDAQ:MITK). Find out what each company does, and how they do it so well; the biggest risks that each faces; just how big the growth runways are for these relatively niche players; which one is Brian’s favorite of the three; and more.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY lifted its stake in shares of Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK) by 243.9% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 141,000 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 100,000 shares during the quarter. Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY’s holdings in Mitek Systems were worth $1,255,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Caseys General Stores, Inc.(CASY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    It’s been a long, hard road for investors in small-town convenience outfit Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY). While the company’s focus on pizza delivery produced huge gains coming out of the Great Recession, the stock has trailed the broader market by over 50 percentage points since July 2016.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) saw some unusual options trading on Monday. Stock traders purchased 991 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 835% compared to the typical volume of 106 put options.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 12, 2018 10:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hennessy Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 241,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $31,193,000. Casey’s General Stores makes up 1.2% of Hennessy Advisors Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 18th biggest position. Hennessy Advisors Inc. owned approximately 0.66% of Casey’s General Stores at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The health of the global economy has been very different across various regions, with some performing better than others. Although the U.S. economy has largely avoided the difficulties faced elsewhere, key areas like Europe have seen a lot of pressure. That’s affected international companies like auto parts specialist LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ), and given the parts maker’s specialty in high-end products, it’s reliant on end users feeling flush enough financially to pay up for its parts.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ), a global distributor of automotive replacement parts, components, and systems with operations in North America, Europe, and Taiwan, are down 17% as of 11:45 a.m. EDT after the company posted a worse-than-expected first quarter thanks to rising costs.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of LKQ Co. (NASDAQ:LKQ) by 11.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 590,729 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after purchasing an additional 59,069 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. owned approximately 0.19% of LKQ worth $22,418,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LKQ Co. (NASDAQ:LKQ) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Traders purchased 2,843 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 2,990% compared to the average daily volume of 92 put options.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.(SBGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lessened its stake in Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ:SBGI) by 41.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 40,700 shares of the company’s stock after selling 28,700 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL’s holdings in Sinclair Broadcast Group were worth $1,309,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:SBGI) climbed 17.3% in June, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

    The media company’s share price saw its biggest gains following the announcement that AT&T’s (NYSE:T) merger with Time Warner had been granted approval by a federal court judge. The court’s ruling signaled a high likelihood that Sinclair will be able to proceed with its planned $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media (NYSE:TRCO). Shares of Tribune Media climbed roughly 6.7% in the month.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc  (NASDAQ:SBGI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Vince Holding Corp.(VNCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Francesca’s (NASDAQ: FRAN) and Vince (NYSE:VNCE) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr
  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    However, the economy is still thriving, and a number of apparel stocks have surged in recent months as the worst of the “retail apocalypse” appears to have passed. Retail stocks may not be the first place investors look for big returns, but all three of these stocks have tripled over the past year. Let’s see why Vince Holding (NYSE:VNCE), Canada Goose (NYSE:GOOS), and Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL)have all soared.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2018

Shares of Sintex Industries rose 15 percent in the early trade on Wednesday on robust numbers declared by the company in the quarter ended March 2018.

The company has posted 16 percent jump in its Q4 (Jan-March) net profit to Rs 57.42 crore against Rs 49.54 crore in the same quarter last year.

Revenue of the company slipped by 6 percent at Rs 617.27 crore versus Rs 661.40 crore.

The company’s board of directors has recommended a dividend at 10 percent i.e. Rs. 0.10 per equity share of Re 1 each of the company for the Year ended on March 31, 2018 subject to approval of the Members in the ensuing annual general meeting.

At 09:55 hrs Sintex Industries was quoting at Rs 18.75, up Rs 1.85, or 10.95 percent on the BSE.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2018: A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc.(AMRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 5 Stocks To Own For 2018: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    My colleague Dan Kline believes there’s also an opportunity for Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) to gain share in this space. Best known for books, it has also long been a retailer of specialty toys and games, and opening up its shelves to more mass-market toys could give it a wedge into the industry.Certainly this is a possibility, but like Walmart, Target, and other retailers, Barnes & Noble has no special knowledge or expertise in the space to allow it to make a grand entrance. It’s just not a market it knows well, which means that another type of retailer that could make a pronounced move in the space faces the same kinds of hurdles.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) traded down nearly 17% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $5.40 after closing Thursday at $6.50. The 52-week high is $11.80. Volume was about 5.4 million, more than 4 times the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company revealed that same-store sales tumbled 6.4% in November and December.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) has been the markets punching bag over the past couple of years, and things dont seem to be changing anytime soon. The bookstore released its most recent quarterly results before the markets opened on Thursday, and this was met with investor trepidation.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2018: American Electric Power Company, Inc.(AEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    On the surface, American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) is a pretty simple business to understand — it generates and distributes electricity. But when you dig under the surface a little, you start to see that its business has changed materially in recent years. More important, AEP is now positioned to take advantage of industry shifts taking place in the power sector. Here’s how AEP makes most of its money and why its prospects for slow and steady growth are so strong.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stephens Inc. AR decreased its position in American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) by 10.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 38,738 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 4,742 shares during the quarter. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in American Electric Power were worth $2,657,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Consolidated Edison (ED) , American Electric Power (AEP) and Clorox (CLX) .

    Cramer was bearish on Chesapeake Energy (CHK) , Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) , Icahn Enterprises (IEP) , Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) , Quad/Graphics (QUAD) , Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) and L Brands (LB) .

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    In an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked in with Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP) , the utility that just posted a two-cents-a-share earnings miss, but reiterated their full-year guidance. Shares of American Electric Power are down 5.1% for the year but yield 3.6%.

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

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    In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked in with Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP) , the utility that just posted a two-cents-a-share earnings miss, but reiterated their full-year guidance. Shares of American Electric Power are down 5.1% for the year but yield 3.6%.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2018: Eli Lilly and Company(LLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares shot up 67 percent to $49.805 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.

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    Cramer and the AAP team weigh in on Eli Lilly’s (LLY) deal to buy ARMO BioSciences (ARMO) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Earnings season continues this week with reports from Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA). CAT and LLY both report before market open on Tuesday, Apr. 24. BA is scheduled to report before the open on Wednesday, Apr. 25.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    When Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) released its most recent quarterly earnings report before the markets opened on Tuesday, the company said that it had $1.34 in earnings per share (EPS) on $5.7 billion in revenue. The consensus estimates had called for $1.14 in EPS on revenue of $5.49 billion. In the same period of last year, the drugmaker said it had EPS of $0.98 and $5.23 billion in revenue.

Top 5 Stocks To Own For 2018: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) was down, falling around 16 percent to $31.49 following weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) has found itself an extremely profitable niche in the auto parts and accessories business. By concentrating largely on the specialty and alternative market, LKQ aims to capture higher-margin business that many other parts manufacturers choose not to pursue. That’s generally been a winning formula for the company over the long run.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ: LKQ) which traded down about 19% at $30.43. The stocks 52-week range is $29.60 to $43.86. Volume was 15 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ), a global distributor of automotive replacement parts, components, and systems with operations in North America, Europe, and Taiwan, are down 17% as of 11:45 a.m. EDT after the company posted a worse-than-expected first quarter thanks to rising costs.

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Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush came back to “Saturday Night Live.”

The actor, who hosted this week’s show, revived his popular impression of the former president. Ferrell’s Bush said he knew his presidency was looking good compared to the Trump administration.

“Donny Q. Trump came in and all suddenly, I’m looking pretty sweet by comparison. At this rate, I might even end up on Mount Rushmore next to Washington, Lincoln and I want to say Kensington?” Ferrell’s Bush said. “The point is that I’m suddenly popular AF.”

Ferrell’s Bush said he was speaking from a set built in the basement of his Texas home that helps him pretend he is still president. He said he wanted to remind his fellow Americans that was not as good as many remember him.

“I was really bad. Like historically not good,” he said.

“Please do not look back at my presidency and think ‘This is how we do it,'” he added.

Ferrell’s Bush said the United States is still fighting two different wars that began during his presidency.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Westlake Chemical Corporation(WLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Westlake Chemical Co. (NYSE:WLK) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 11,312 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,258,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mackay Shields LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Westlake Chemical Co. (NYSE:WLK) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 201,093 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,351,000.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NEW GOLD INC.(NGD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New Gold Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: NGD) dropped about 3.8% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.28. Shares closed at $2.37 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 5.9 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    New Gold Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: NGD) dropped about 2.9% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $2.35. Shares closed at $2.42 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $4.25. Volume was about 10% below the daily average of around 5.8 million shares. The gold mining company had no news.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares rose 67.5 percent to $49.96 in pre-market trading after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) rose 62.8 percent to $11.30 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) rose 23.4 percent to $2.11 in pre-market trading following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) rose 19.1 percent to $5.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 17.7 percent to $2.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 15.2 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
    Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) rose 14.6 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
    Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 11 percent to $27.50 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) rose 8.9 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MediciNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNOV) rose 8.1 percent to $11.35 in pre-market trading after the company announced opening of Investigational New Drug Application for MN-166 (ibudilast) in glioblastoma.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) shares rose 7.7 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company reported that its President and CEO Hannes Portmann left the company. The company named Raymond Threlkeld as successor.
    Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR) shares rose 7.4 percent to $46.60 in the pre-market trading session.
    Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIMX) shares rose

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ: LKQ) which traded down about 19% at $30.43. The stocks 52-week range is $29.60 to $43.86. Volume was 15 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ), a global distributor of automotive replacement parts, components, and systems with operations in North America, Europe, and Taiwan, are down 17% as of 11:45 a.m. EDT after the company posted a worse-than-expected first quarter thanks to rising costs.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) has found itself an extremely profitable niche in the auto parts and accessories business. By concentrating largely on the specialty and alternative market, LKQ aims to capture higher-margin business that many other parts manufacturers choose not to pursue. That’s generally been a winning formula for the company over the long run.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) was down, falling around 16 percent to $31.49 following weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Crown Holdings, Inc.(CCK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Crown Holdings (NYSE:CCK) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $63.64.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Orchid Island Capital, Inc.(ORC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Orchid Island Capital Inc. (NYSE: ORC) fell about 9.7% to post a new 52-week low of $7.85 Thursday after closing at $8.69 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $12.60. Volume of about 5.2 million was nearly 5 times the daily average of around 1.1 million. The company lowered its monthly dividend by 3 cents last night.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Shake Shack, Inc.(SHAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Shake Shack(NYSE:SHAK) recently announced first-quarter results that were embraced by Wall Street. The upstart burger chain didn’t solve its customer traffic challenge, but its latest numbers gave investors hope that market-thumping growth pace could continue, and that the company might just reach management’s aggressive goal of doubling the store base by 2020.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    One popular “better burger” purveyor, Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK), recently tried to take those changes a step further: At one of its New York locations, the chain went entirely cashless. Customers had the option of paying either through the Shake Shack mobile app or with plastic at an order-taking kiosk — but there was nary a live cashier to be found.

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    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said investors should be careful with Shake Shack (SHAK) shares. 

    “There was a very big short position – the shorts got busted and now you’re dealing with the idea that the shorts are cleaned out and here we go again – now you’re stuck with the numbers,” Cramer said. “And the numbers are good, but not as great as the stock would indicate.”

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Atlanta, GA, based Investment company RELIANCE TRUST Co buys iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF, sells WisdomTree U.S. MidCap Dividend Fund, Vanguard High Dividend Yield, Vanguard Mega Cap Value, WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund, Johnson & Johnson during the 3-months ended 2017-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, RELIANCE TRUST Co. As of 2017-09-30, RELIANCE TRUST Co owns 8 stocks with a total value of $4 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: CIU, Reduced Positions: MGV, MGK, BIV, Sold Out: DON, VYM, DOL, JNJ, PG, SDY, JPM, GLD, T, EVF,

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

These are the top 5 holdings of RELIANCE TRUST CoiShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU) – 6,007 shares, 17.23% of the total portfolio. New PositionVanguard Intermediate-Term Bond (BIV) – 7,660 shares, 16.86% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 26.4%Vanguard FTSE All World Ex US (VEU) – 11,624 shares, 15.95% of the total portfolio. Vanguard Mega Cap Value (MGV) – 8,047 shares, 15.04% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 43.59%Vanguard Mega Cap Growth (MGK) – 5,114 shares, 13.95% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 37.64%New Purchase: iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF (CIU)

RELIANCE TRUST Co initiated holdings in iShares Intermediate Credit Bond ETF. The purchase prices were between $109.28 and $110.67, with an estimated average price of $110.1. The stock is now traded at around $109.94. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 17.23%. The holdings were 6,007 shares as of 2017-09-30.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National Steel Corporation(SID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Companhia Sider煤rgica Nacional (NYSE:SID) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 374,200 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 42,600 shares during the quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in Companhia Sider煤rgica Nacional were worth $984,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Trinity Industries Inc.(TRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    5. Trinity Industries (NYSE: TRN)
    This industrial company is trading lower by over 15% in 2018. A substantial shareholder named Valueact Holdings has purchased over one million shares in the $32.00 range.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TCP Capital Corp.(TCPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TCP Capital (NASDAQ:TCPC)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities research analysts at National Securities in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $17.00 price objective on the investment management company’s stock. National Securities’ price target indicates a potential upside of 17.24% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TCP Capital (NASDAQ:TCPC) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: EQT Corporation(EQT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its stake in shares of EQT (NYSE:EQT) by 85.4% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 67,281 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 31,000 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in EQT were worth $3,219,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT) which rose about 10% to $53.35. The stocks 52-week range is $43.70 to $67.84. Volume was nearly 11 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.6 million.

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    In addition, Elliott Management, which often pushes for M&A and other strategic transactions at targeted companies, made investments in EQT Corp. (EQT) , CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT) , Sabre Corp. (SABR) , Teradyne Inc. (TER)  and Windstream Holdings Inc. (WIN)

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The energy sector has been on a tear in the second quarter. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLE), the largest energy exchange-traded fund by assets, is higher by 17 percent so far in the quarter while the S&P 500 is about 5.3 percent.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    The tech stocks led the market higher today, with theTechnology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) posting a gain of 0.6%. Crude oil set a two-year high, and theEnergy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE) moved up 0.3%.

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    Markets were mixed on Wednesday and then surged higher in afternoon trading, led by the energy sector as oil prices rose following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Exxon Mobile (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) led the way, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund  (XLE)  posted solid gains.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Traders sold shares of Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA:XLE) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $150.97 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $236.14 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $85.17 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund traded up $0.09 for the day and closed at $73.65

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Carnival Corporation(CCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Investors should book a trip on Carnival Corp.’s (CCL) stock. 

    Shares of the cruise line known for its hot party scenes and general affordability, have tumbled 4% this year on multiple concerns. Chief among them is a coming industry uptick in new ships set to sail the waters. That has prompted Wall Street to fear a discount war among the major cruise lines, especially if the U.S. economy slows sharply in 2019 as many speculate.

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    Meanwhile, TheStreet will drop a podcast with Carnival Corp. (CCL) CEO Arnold Donald this weekend. Donald and I talked Wednesday afternoon about his rise to the top gig at Carnival and overall cruise line industry trends. Similar to what I learned from talking to Norwegisn Cruise Line (NCLH) CEO Frank Del Rio last week, I came away thinking Carnival is also undervalued here (stock is down 5% this year). While there are a good number of new ships hitting waters in 2019 and beyond, the consumer demand is such that more ships are warranted. Risks: surging oil prices (it takes a lot of fuel to run a cruise ship) and a recession (meaning somewhat empty new ships).

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    That type of reaction is a bearish signal. What’s not bearish: the CEOs of Carnival Corp. (CCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) telling TheStreet they see no signs of recession anywhere in their business, and don’t understand why their stocks are being penalized.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) fiscal first-quarter report is scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is $0.43 in EPS on $4.11 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $66.91 apiece. The consensus price target is $76.94, and the 52-week range is $57.09 to $72.70.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Carnival Cruise Line (NYSE: CCL) and KNOT Offshore Partners (NYSE:KNOP) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) was down, falling around 16 percent to $31.49 following weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

    Commodities

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ), a global distributor of automotive replacement parts, components, and systems with operations in North America, Europe, and Taiwan, are down 17% as of 11:45 a.m. EDT after the company posted a worse-than-expected first quarter thanks to rising costs.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) has found itself an extremely profitable niche in the auto parts and accessories business. By concentrating largely on the specialty and alternative market, LKQ aims to capture higher-margin business that many other parts manufacturers choose not to pursue. That’s generally been a winning formula for the company over the long run.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Treehouse Foods, Inc.(THS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Peel Hunt reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Tharisa (LON:THS) in a research report released on Tuesday morning. They currently have a GBX 230 ($3.12) price target on the stock.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Treehouse Foods Inc. (NYSE: THS) fell about 15.5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $36.35 after closing at $43.01 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $90.42. Volume of about 4.8 million was more than four times the daily average. The food processing company posted poor results this morning and announced that it is closing one of its plants.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vascular Biogenics Ltd.(VBLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion.
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion.
    Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.
    The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is expected to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $296.76 million.
    KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $306.72 million.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ: VBLT) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.21 per share.
    Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $272.04 million.
    Albireo Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALBO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $31.32 million.

     

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Just Energy Group, Inc.(JE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: JE) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $873.77 million.

    Dynagas LNG Partners LP (NYSE: DLNG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $34.49 million.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018

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Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: AFC Enterprises Inc.(AFCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By AnnaLisa Kraft]

    AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE  ) , which owns the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen quick- serve chain, once an undiscovered gem, has now soared 66% over the last year.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.(FCAU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, Volkswagen announced that it had reached a deal with U.S. Justice Department to pay $4.3 billion to settle charges that it had used software to cheat emission tests. Today, it’s Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCAU) turn to be in the spotlight after the EPA accused it of gaming emissions standards.

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    Specifically, companies like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) , GM and Ford manufacturer the vehicles, but then franchised distributors (i.e., dealerships) are the ones who sell them to the consumer. These dealerships allow for test drives and services centers as well.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Detroit Three posted mixed results. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) put up a gain of 7% year over year in November, with sales of more than 210,000 units. General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) posted a sales decline of 2.9% but still sold more than 245,000 units. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) slipped 3.8% year over year, with unit sales of 156,000.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is moving a large number of jobs to Michigan. According to The Wall Street Journal:

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday it would invest $1 billion to move production of profitable trucks from Mexico to Michigan, a move that will significantly lower the auto makers exposure to potential changes to Nafta.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    President Trump’s Department of Justice gave its expert witness a second chance on Tuesday to make a convincing case against AT&T’s (NYSE: T) proposed $85 billion buyout of CNN-owner Time Warner (NYSE: TWX): Link

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    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S. will be released at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 5-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    BMO upgraded Disney (NYSE: DIS) from Underperform to Market Perform
    Stifel upgraded Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) from Hold to Buy
    Jefferies downgraded Fiat Chrysler (NYSE: FCAU) from Buy to Hold
    Stifel downgraded Floor & Decor (NYSE: FND) from Buy to Hold

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Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ: LKQ) which traded down about 19% at $30.43. The stocks 52-week range is $29.60 to $43.86. Volume was 15 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) was down, falling around 16 percent to $31.49 following weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

    Commodities

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: TransEnterix, Inc.(TRXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Ahuge 10% owner of TransEnterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) camein and bought more shares last week. SOFAR SpA added3,722,685 more shares of the medical device companys stock at a reported $1.40 apiece. The total for the trade was posted at $5,226,650.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Transenterix Inc (NASDAQ: TRXC) was down, falling around 38 percent to $0.681. TransEnterix reported the pricing of $24.9 million public offering of common stock and warrant.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, four out of ten of the worst performing small cap stocks had double digit losses due to announcing public stock offerings:

    Medical device stock Transenterix Inc (NYSEMKT: TRXC) sank 40.37% after announcing a $24.9 million offeringand the pricing of its public offering of units, each consisting of one share of the Companys common stock, one Series A warrant to purchase one share of common stock and one Series B warrant to purchase 0.75 shares of common stock at a price of $1.00 per unit: