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Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021

Shares of Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) jumped on Wednesday despite a first-quarter report that missed analyst expectations across the board. News that Lowe’s had poached J.C. Penney CEO Marvin Ellison for the top job at the company could be contributing to the gains. Another factor could be news that Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square had acquired a $1 billion stake in the retailer. Shares of Lowe’s were up about 9.6% at 12:20 p.m. EDT.

So what

Lowe’s reported first-quarter revenue of $17.4 billion, up 3% year over year but about $290 million below the average analyst estimate. Comparable sales increased by just 0.5%, impacted by weak sales in outdoor categories caused by unfavorable weather. The company said that sales in May have been strong.

Image source: Lowe’s.

Earnings per share came (EPS) in at $1.19, up from $0.70 in the prior-year period but $0.08 lower than analysts were expecting. EPS rose 15.5% from the adjusted EPS Lowe’s reported during the first quarter of 2017. Operating income declined slightly thanks to higher operating costs, but a lower share count helped push up per-share earnings.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Knight Transportation, Inc.(KNX)

Knight Transportation, Inc., incorporated on August 31, 1989, is a provider of multiple truckload transportation and logistics services, which involve the movement of trailer or container loads of freight from origin to destination for a single customer. The Company operates through two segments: Trucking and Logistics. The Company provides a range of truckload and logistics services through its nationwide network of service centers, truckload tractor fleets and its contractual access to third-party capacity providers. The Company operates primarily in the United States with minor operations in Canada and Mexico.

Trucking

The Company’s Trucking segment consists of approximately three operating units: dry van truckload (Dry Van); temperature-controlled truckload (Refrigerated) and drayage services (Drayage). The Trucking segment provides truckload transportation, including services of various products, goods and materials. The Company operates a tractor fleet and uses independent contractors to provide various asset-based solutions, including multiple stop pick-ups and deliveries; equipment and personnel; expedited pick-ups and deliveries, driver training, and other truckload services. The Trucking segment operates an average of approximately 4,360 tractors. It has under contract approximately 400 tractors owned and operated by independent contractors. The Company operates an average of approximately 11,790 trailers.

Logistics

The Company’s Logistics segment consists of approximately two operating units: freight brokerage services (Brokerage) and rail intermodal (Intermodal). The Company provides logistics, freight management and other non-trucking services to its customers, through its Logistics segment. The Brokerage and Intermodal operating units of Logistics segment provide a range of shipment solutions, including additional sources of truckload capacity and alternative transportation modes, by utilizing its network of third-party capacity provide! rs and rail providers, as well as certain logistics, freight management, and other non-trucking services. The Logistics segment has transportation services contracts with approximately 23,140 carriers.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE:KNX) was upgraded by ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

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    A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine cut Knight-Swift Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised Knight-Swift Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 17th. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price objective on Knight-Swift Transportation from $48.00 to $46.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 26th. UBS Group dropped their price objective on Knight-Swift Transportation from $57.00 to $42.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 26th. Finally, Barclays raised Knight-Swift Transportation from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, July 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. Knight-Swift Transportation currently has an average ra

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: MCBC Holdings, Inc.(MCFT)

MCBC Holdings, Inc. (MCBC) is a holding company. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing of sport boats. The Company also designs and manufactures inboard tournament ski boats and V-drive runabouts. The Company has dealers in over 40 countries around the world. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries include MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC, MCBC Hydra Boats, LLC, MasterCraft Services, Inc., MasterCraft Parts Limited and MasterCraft International Sales Administration, Inc.

The Company’s MasterCraft product brand consists of recreational boats, which are used for water skiing, wakeboarding and wake surfing, and general recreational boating. In addition, the Company offers various accessories, including trailers and aftermarket parts. Its MasterCraft brands’ portfolio consists of Star Series, XSeries and NXT boats. Its Star Series product line consists of ProStar and XStar models. The Company distributes the MasterCraft product brand through its dealer network. The Company sells its boats through a network of independent dealers in North America and internationally.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Paloma Partners Management Co trimmed its position in MCBC Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MCFT) by 14.7% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 15,754 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,715 shares during the quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co’s holdings in MCBC were worth $456,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of MCBC Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MCFT) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $28.08.

Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (Barnes & Noble or the Company), one of the nation’s largest booksellers,1 is a leading content and commerce company providing customers easy and convenient access to trade books and other content across its multi-channel distribution platform. As of April 30, 2016, the Company operates 640 bookstores in 50 states, maintains an eCommerce site, develops digital reading products and operates one of the largest digital bookstores. Barnes & Noble is utilizing the strength of its retail footprint in combination with its online and digital businesses to provide an omni-channel experience for its customers, fulfilling its commitment to offer customers any book, anytime, anywhere and in any format.
Barnes & Noble Retail (B&N Retail) operates 640 retail bookstores, primarily under the Barnes & Noble Booksellers® trade name, and includes the Company’s eCommerce site. B&N Retail also includes Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    The e-commerce revolution has done a number on plenty of retail niches, but few have suffered as thorough a routing as bookstores. Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) is still standing, of course, but what it isn’t doing is growing. On Thursday it produced its fourth-quarter report, which featured virtually flat sales and a guidance cut for full-year earnings. And that was with the bright spot of comps sales growth of 1.1%, the best it has managed in years.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    So far, Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) has survived this big shakeout despite being one of the first companies to have its business disrupted by Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). That said, the bookseller’s recent results suggest it could be living on borrowed time.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallMarch 7, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET

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Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: PFSweb Inc.(PFSW)

PFSweb, Inc. provides business process outsourcing and ecommerce solutions in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It offers digital marketing services comprising search engine optimization, pay-per-click, affiliate marketing, comparison shopping engines, merchandising, Web analytics, customer experience, email marketing, and social media; and ecommerce technology services, including End2End eCommerce solution for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) and business-to-business (B2B) online channels. The company also provides order management services consisting of order management interfaces, collaboration technologies, and information management services; customer care services, including customer relationship management, customer order assistance, quality monitoring, and interactive voice response; and logistics and fulfillment services comprising distribution facilities and infrastructure, facility operations and management, kitting and assembly, and product management and insp ection. In addition, it offers financial management services consisting of billing, credit, collection, and cash application services for B2B clients, as well as fraud review, chargeback management, and processing and settlement credit card services for DTC clients; and professional consulting services in the areas of interactive marketing ecommerce, supply chain management, distribution and fulfillment, technology interfacing, logistics, and customer support. Further, the company provides seller services financial models, including enablement financial, agent or flash financial, and retail financial models. It serves fashion apparel and accessories, fragrance and beauty products, consumer packaged goods, home furnishings and housewares, consumer electronics, office technology and network connectivity products, and aviation spare parts industries. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Allen, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about PFSweb (NASDAQ:PFSW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press 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. PFSweb earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.4795226887881 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Performing Stocks To Watch For 2021: Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc(LL)

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (Lumber Liquidators), incorporated in November 12, 2009, is a multi-channel specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, and hardwood flooring enhancements and accessories. The Company offers an assortment of exotic and domestic hardwood species, engineered hardwood, laminate and resilient vinyl flooring direct to the consumer. The Company also features the renewable flooring products, bamboo and cork, and provides a selection of flooring enhancements and accessories, including moldings, noise-reducing underlay, adhesives and flooring tools. The Company also provides in-home delivery and installation services to certain of its customers. The Company’s product categories include Solid and Engineered Hardwood; Laminate; Bamboo, Cork and Vinyl Plank, and Moldings and Accessories. The Company sells its products primarily to homeowners or to contractors on behalf of homeowners. Lumber Liquidators operates over 375 stores located in over 50 states and Canada. In addition to its stores in Ontario, Canada, the Company has over 370 the United States stores in operation.

The Company operates in a holding company structure with Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. serving as its parent company and certain direct and indirect subsidiaries, including Lumber Liquidators, Inc., Lumber Liquidators Services, LLC, Lumber Liquidators Production, LLC, and Lumber Liquidators Canada Inc., conducting its operations. The Company offers wood flooring under over 20 brand names, led by its flagship Bellawood. The Company’s hardwood flooring products are available in various widths and lengths. It offers over 400 different flooring product stock-keeping units. In addition to the store locations, the Company’s products may be ordered, and customer questions/concerns addressed, through both its call center in Toano, Virginia, and its Website, www.lumberliquidators.com. The Company finishes the majority of the Bellawood products on its finishing lines in Toano, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    First, you must understand that Tilson ran a long/short hedge fund, with an emphasis on the short side of the equation. Five and a half years ago, Tilson most famously brought to the public’s attention the fact that Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) — which he shorted — was selling formaldehyde-drenched, Chinese-made laminate flooring.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc  (NYSE:LL)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 18, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Old Second Bancorp Inc.(OSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc(ADAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.24) by $0.20, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Adaptimmune Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 32.26% and a negative net margin of 185.39%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($3.00) EPS.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Leerink Swann reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, March 15th. BidaskClub downgraded Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Monday. SunTrust Banks increased their target price on Adaptimmune Therapeutics to $18.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. Finally, Cowen restated a “buy” rating on shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.94.

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Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc(LL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE:LL) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $27.11.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lumber Liquidators earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.3646121092683 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) shares fell through the floor in the first quarter of the year, losing more than one-third in value; they regained some ground to end the first half of 2018 down 22.4%, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Going by the stock’s recovery in the past couple of months — July has also been strong so far — it seems investors are betting on better days ahead for the flooring retailer.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL), Camping World Holdings (NYSE:CWH), and Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) have taken a beating this year. They’re among the biggest losers through the first three quarters of 2018. Let’s go over why I think they have a shot at bouncing back in the next three months.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    It may not feel as if it can get much worse for Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LL) shareholders. The flooring retailer reported second-quarter results on July 31, and Mr. Market added more injury to an already painful year, sending shares down more than 20% by the time the market closed. And while the company continues to face challenges, including relatively weak traffic growth and high expenses, it probably had a better second quarter than the market’s reaction would indicate. 

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: Buenaventura Mining Company Inc.(BVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) by 22.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 347,900 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 64,500 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.14% of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA worth $4,742,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Employees Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 231,000 shares of the mining company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,149,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2019: RELX PLC(RELX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Relx (NYSE: RELX) and Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ:ABCD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Relx PLC (NYSE:RELX)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $20.27 and last traded at $20.29, with a volume of 6975 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $20.35.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. decreased its position in RELX Group (NYSE:RELX) by 33.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 26,655 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 13,198 shares during the period. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in RELX Group were worth $557,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: region(XIV)

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    The VIX is a derivative of the broad S&P 500, and the XIV is a derivative of that derivative.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Willis Lease Finance Corporation(WLFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Willis Lease Finance Co. (NASDAQ:WLFC) CEO Charles F. Iv Willis sold 4,718 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.19, for a total transaction of $147,154.42. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 706,058 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,021,949.02. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc(LL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Shares of hardware flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators Holdings (NYSE:LL) tanked in July, declining 20.6%, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Almost all the losses came after the company released its second-quarter numbers on the last day of the month.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    It may not feel as if it can get much worse for Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LL) shareholders. The flooring retailer reported second-quarter results on July 31, and Mr. Market added more injury to an already painful year, sending shares down more than 20% by the time the market closed. And while the company continues to face challenges, including relatively weak traffic growth and high expenses, it probably had a better second quarter than the market’s reaction would indicate. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE:LL) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $27.11.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lumber Liquidators earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the specialty retailer an impact score of 46.3646121092683 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) shares fell through the floor in the first quarter of the year, losing more than one-third in value; they regained some ground to end the first half of 2018 down 22.4%, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Going by the stock’s recovery in the past couple of months — July has also been strong so far — it seems investors are betting on better days ahead for the flooring retailer.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: PHH Corp(PHH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund decreased its stake in shares of PHH Co. (NYSE:PHH) by 25.1% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 29,300 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 9,800 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund’s holdings in PHH were worth $306,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orix (NYSE: IX) and PHH (NYSE:PHH) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about PHH (NYSE:PHH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PHH earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.9794154743809 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019

Mention the word uranium and most likely weapons of mass destruction come to mind. While you can make plenty of jokes about investment returns in the event of nuclear war, choosing to diversify your portfolio with uranium mining stocks is certainly worth a closer look.

Azincourt Uranium Inc. (OTCBB: AZURF) (TSX: AAZ.V) the Canadian based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of uranium properties, recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of an option to gain an undivided 70-percent stake in a mining project in the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan. This allows the mining company to increase exploration and production mining in a region known to be rich in base minerals.

The significance of this is twofold: as climate change continues to be a global issue, the demand for clean energy is rising. And as demand rises, so too does the number of nuclear reactors under construction worldwide. In China alone there were 20 nuclear reactors under construction at the end of March, 2017.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc(LL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    April showers bring May flowers. Or so hoped investors in Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL). On the very first day of May the flooring specialist stock tanked, which set the stage for a month that ended painfully — down 12.1% according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Some of you may have guessed a quarterly earnings report was to blame, but Lumber Liquidators’ numbers weren’t really that bad. Or were they?

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Travis Perkins (OTCMKTS: TVPKF) and Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lumber Liquidators Holdings (NYSE:LL) – Oppenheimer upped their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Lumber Liquidators in a report issued on Tuesday, May 1st. Oppenheimer analyst B. Nagel now forecasts that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.80 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.70.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Fluor Corporation(FLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Fluor’s (NYSE:FLR) first-quarter earnings were a major disappointment to investors.

    The company lost $0.13 per share for the quarter, which was a big surprise, as analyst estimates called for earnings per share of $0.77. Revenue of $4.8 billion came in slightly ahead of the $4.69 billion expectation, but wasn’t enough to overcome the surprise loss.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fluor (NYSE:FLR) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday. They presently have a $52.00 price objective on the construction company’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 12.00% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) were down 22 percent to $45.98 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: MDC Partners Inc.(MDCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of MDC Partners (NASDAQ:MDCA) have gotten crushed today, down by a whopping 36% as of 11:45 a.m. EDT, after the company reportedfirst-quarter earnings results and lowered its outlook for organic revenue growth this year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) were down 37 percent to $4.32 after a first-quarter earnings miss.

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.9199 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Icahn Enterprises L.P.(IEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Activist investor Carl Icahn and Icahn Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: IEP) tendered up to 11.4 million shares in Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) in response to a $600 million tender offer from the company to repurchase shares of its common stock at no more than $54 and no less than $49 per share. The announcement sent Herbalife shares down sharply.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    While not every growth fund manager is worth following there are several that I greatly respect and can be a wonderful source of stock ideas. Here are a few of my favorite growth investors to follow:

    Pat Dorsey of Dorsey Asset Management: Dorsey was the director of equity research at Morningstar for more than a decade an authored two must-read books for growth investors:The Five Rules for Successful Stock InvestingandThe Little Book that Builds Wealth. Dorsey now runs his own asset management business andhe makes concentrated bets in growth stocks that he believes will be able to compound shareholder wealth for years. Chuck Akre of Akre Capital Management: Akre ran the FBR Focus Fund from 1997 to 2009 and produced annualized returns of more than 12% during his tenure, which was far ahead of the 4.4% return of the S&P 500 over the same time frame. Akre launched his own mutual funds in 2009. His style is to buy growth stocks that are trading for value prices and he rarely sells. He also runs a concentrated portfolio. Carl Icahn of Icahn Capital Management: Long-term investors in Icahn’s publicly traded investment vehicle Icahn Enterprises (NASDAQ:IEP) has enjoyed market-beating returns. Icahn’s net worth has ballooned to more than $18 billion because of his knack for finding mispriced stocks. In recent years, he has become an activist investor who buys a meaningful position in a company and then shakes up its Board of Directors and management team in an effort to improve the business. While his fast-paced style isn’t for everybody, I always enjoy looking at his portfolio to see what he has been buying or selling recently.

    There are also a plethora of websites out there that make easy to track and rank what notable growth investors are doing, includingWhale Wisdom, TipRanks, and Guru Focus. Growth investors can visit any of these sites and quickly learn what many big-time money managers have been buying and selling in recent months to come up

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    That being said, Icahn Enterprises (NYSE: IEP) has made the cut on at least three of four of these screens. And since we’re always looking for positive attributes, that bodes well.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2019: Brink's Company (BCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BridgeCoin (CURRENCY:BCO) traded 7.5% lower against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 17:00 PM Eastern on June 15th. One BridgeCoin coin can currently be bought for $1.24 or 0.00019057 BTC on major exchanges. In the last week, BridgeCoin has traded down 33.1% against the US dollar. BridgeCoin has a market cap of $33.52 million and approximately $15,787.00 worth of BridgeCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lessened its stake in shares of Brink’s (NYSE:BCO) by 9.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,216,995 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 119,750 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Brink’s were worth $86,833,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BridgeCoin (CURRENCY:BCO) traded 8.5% lower against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 15:00 PM ET on July 1st. BridgeCoin has a market cap of $29.27 million and approximately $9,187.00 worth of BridgeCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One BridgeCoin coin can currently be bought for $1.08 or 0.00017157 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Over the last week, BridgeCoin has traded 34.1% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BridgeCoin (CURRENCY:BCO) traded 6.3% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM ET on June 26th. During the last week, BridgeCoin has traded down 27.1% against the dollar. One BridgeCoin coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.86 or 0.00013872 BTC on major exchanges. BridgeCoin has a total market capitalization of $23.29 million and approximately $23,296.00 worth of BridgeCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now

Boston Dynamics’ robots keep getting smarter — and soon they’ll be available for purchase.

At a TechCrunch robotics event on Friday, Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert announced its robotic dog SpotMini is currently in “pre-production.” The company will start selling the robots in 2019.

It’s unclear who will be able to buy them, and the cost has not yet been revealed.

“SpotMini is in pre-production now,” Raibert said. “We’ve built 10 units [of] a design that’s close to [what] a manufacture will design. We’ve built them in house but with help from contractor/manufacture type people.”

The dog-like SpotMini robot climbs up and down stairs. The first version of the SpotMini walked, rolled over and even put objects in a dishwasher. Last year, it was revamped and can now walk by itself using autonomous navigation. Earlier this year, Boston Dynamics released a video showing the SpotMini opening a door for another robot.

The SpotMini robot

At Amazon’s robotic conference earlier this year, CEO Jeff Bezos posted a photo of him walking with one of the Boston Dynamics robot dogs.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc(LL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lumber Liquidators Holdings (NYSE:LL) – Oppenheimer upped their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Lumber Liquidators in a report issued on Tuesday, May 1st. Oppenheimer analyst B. Nagel now forecasts that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.80 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.70.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Franklin Resources, Inc.(BEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE: BEN) traded down about 2% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $32.41 after closing Tuesday at $33.09. The stock’s 52-week high is $47.65. Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 3.6 million shares. The company had no specific news Wednesday.

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    For the details of Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Gallagher+Fiduciary+Advisors%2C+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLCFifth Third Bancorp (FITB) – 7,424,558 shares, 43.91% of the total portfolio. New PositionUnited States Steel Corp (X) – 3,763,643 shares, 25.82% of the total portfolio. Franklin Resources Inc (BEN) – 1,825,092 shares, 15.42% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 2.44%Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (CLF) – 1,780,977 shares, 2.5% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 1.33%Finisar Corp (FNSR) – 349,639 shares, 1.39% of t

Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Endocyte, Inc.(ECYT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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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 Joseph Griffin]

    Endocyte (NASDAQ:ECYT) is set to release its earnings data after the market closes on Monday, May 7th. Analysts expect Endocyte to post earnings of ($0.19) per share for the quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: AECOM(ACM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o