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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Our top growth-oriented pick for 2017 is a company that is a collection of tech businesses, the largest of which is Google, explains Ingrid Hendershot, money manager and editor of Hendershot Investments.

In addition to the search engine operations, Alphabet (GOOGL) also includes businesses known as the “Other Bets”.

These operations are currently unprofitable but making important strides in their various industries such as driverless cars, healthcare and other innovative ventures.

Meanwhile, Google’s strong global brand is one of the most recognized in the world.

Its core products such as Search, Android, Maps, Chrome, YouTube, Google Play and Gmail each have over one billion monthly active users. Most of Google’s products and services are free for users.

The majority of the company’s revenue comes from advertising as Google’s proprietary technology automatically matches ads to the content of the pages on which they appear.  

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Traders sold shares of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) on strength during trading on Thursday. $28.87 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $81.38 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $52.51 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Illinois Tool Works had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Illinois Tool Works traded up $0.20 for the day and closed at $148.89

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    Illinois Tools Works (ITW) shares fell after the company’s earnings report, but Cramer and the AAP team see it as an opportunity to buy more shares. 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 Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
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    Cramer and the AAP team are trimming Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Danaher (DHR) . 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.

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    Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW)  fell on Thursday, April 26, after reporting weaker-than-expected results in its automotive segment and organic growth even as its first-quarter earnings exceeded expectations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LaSalle Street Capital Management LLC lessened its holdings in Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW) by 33.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 6,411 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,206 shares during the quarter. LaSalle Street Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Illinois Tool Works were worth $888,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Zynga Inc.(ZNGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) and Bilibili (NASDAQ:BILI) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD), and Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) are some of the big names with low prices that I’m watching these days. Let’s take a closer look at these seven stocks trading for $7 or less. 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a mixed day on Wall Street, with major benchmarks largely treading water as the S&P 500 approached a record closing high. Market participants seem conflicted between the strong showing that the U.S. economy has had throughout 2018 and the potential political ramifications of ongoing investigations in Washington, which yesterday added the high-profile verdict against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and the plea bargain of attorney Michael Cohen. Yet good news from several companies reminded investors of what’s important at the individual stock level. Exact Sciences (NASDAQ:EXAS), Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG), and Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.02), reports. Zynga had a return on equity of 1.13% and a net margin of 1.70%. The business had revenue of $248.69 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $245.78 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.01 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of mobile games-maker Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ:ZNGA) climbed more than 10% in intra-day trading Wednesday before settling down to close the day still up a respectable 7.8%.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ: MB) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MINDBODY (NASDAQ:MB) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    Target Price Focus on Shares of MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ:MB) (vassarnews.com) Analytical Report on MINDBODY inc (NASDAQ:MB) (newburghpress.com) 200 days simple moving average (SMA200) Indicator under Consideration MINDBODY, Inc. (NASDAQ:MB), Navigant … (stocksnewspoint.com) Stock Current Update -MINDBODY, Inc. (MB) (topdesertsafari.com) Becoming More Capital Intensive? MINDBODY, Inc. (MB), Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (ADMP) (nmsunews.com)

    MB has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of MINDBODY from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of MINDBODY in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. DA Davidson reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of MINDBODY in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. TheStreet upgraded shares of MINDBODY from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, June 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of MINDBODY from $39.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $37.77.

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Running a small business is tough. Competing against larger competitors with deep pockets is a constant challenge on a shoestring budget. Four companies making it easier for small businesses thrive are Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Square (NYSE:SQ) and Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB). These fast-growing tech companies provide cloud-based platforms that handle key functions for small businesses at a low cost, and their shareholders are enjoying the results. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    MindBody, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.03 in EPS on $49.7 million in revenue. The consensus estimates were looking for $0.01 in EPS and $48.9 million in revenue. Analysts had this to say about MindBody after earnings:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: LinkedIn Corporation(LNKD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Private Equity 
    This is where Yale’s earned the best returns. Private equity is ownership in companies. That dramatic 93% in annual returns for the past 20 years all came from Yale’s private equity investments. Early Investments in Google (now Alphabet) (Nasdaq: GOOG) and LinkedIn (Nasdaq: LNKD) helped create these massive returns. Private equity currently makes up about 16% of Yale’s holdings.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: McGrath RentCorp(MGRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ: MGRC) and Triton International (NYSE:TRTN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) VP Kay Dashner sold 1,993 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.30, for a total transaction of $130,142.90. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,891 shares in the company, valued at approximately $319,382.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Sapiens International Corporation N.V.(SPNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The technology company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.03, Briefing.com reports. Sapiens International had a net margin of 0.13% and a return on equity of 6.81%. The business had revenue of $71.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $67.68 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.02 EPS. Sapiens International’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $12.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Sypris Solutions Inc.(SYPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $36.71 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: priceline.com Incorporated(PCLN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Through Tom’s various strategies, followers had the chance to pocket gains of 195.36% in 16 days on Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN), 193.39% in 16 days on SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE Arca: GLD), 100% in eight days on International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), and even 248.42% in 17 days on SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE Arca: DIA).

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    Will Target (NYSE: TGT) get its mojo back, or will shoppers flock to Walmart (NYSE: WMT)? Which travel agent books more snow ski trips this season, Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE) or Priceline (Nasdaq: PCLN)? Which video game console emerges on top, Microsoft’s Xbox or Nintendo’s Switch?

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    For example, owning just one share of The Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) would cost $1,921.53. But some of these stocks aren’t quite as “expensive” as they seem…

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: SK TELECOM ADR EACH REP 1/9 KRW500(CIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    CIT Closes on $26.6MM Loan for Medical Buildings (abladvisor.com) CIT provides $26.6 mln to joint venture to buy medical buildings (pehub.com) As security companies and guards face off, a wave of crime hits cash vans (msn.com) CIT Announces Addition to Rail Division’s Senior Leadership Team (finance.yahoo.com) CIT Group (CIT) EVP Sells $90,791.60 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. TheStreet downgraded CIT Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 14th. BTIG Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target on shares of CIT Group in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. ValuEngine downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded CIT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their price target on CIT Group from $49.00 to $46.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $54.83.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    We’re winning the war on CIT heists, say police (citizen.co.za) Oppenheimer Equities Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for CIT Group (CIT) (americanbankingnews.com) Did Grandview police use their crisis training before fatally shooting man with sword? (kansascity.com) CIT Group (CIT) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) CIT Adds New Executive to Communications & Technology Finance Team (abladvisor.com)

    Shares of CIT Group traded up $0.66, reaching $51.56, during midday trading on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The stock had a trading volume of 37,528 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,228,943. CIT Group has a one year low of $43.25 and a one year high of $56.14. The company has a market cap of $6.42 billion, a PE ratio of 16.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 1.09.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of CIT Group (NYSE:CIT) on strength during trading on Friday. $12.27 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $45.80 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $33.53 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, CIT Group had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. CIT Group traded up $0.38 for the day and closed at $50.31

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CariNet (CURRENCY:CIT) traded 3.9% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on February 27th. During the last seven days, CariNet has traded down 13.3% against the US dollar. One CariNet token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0044 or 0.00000115 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including OKEx, BCEX and FCoin. CariNet has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $34,412.00 worth of CariNet was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This one may be somewhat more off the radar, but it is a top pick at Oppenheimer. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018. Its principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, has approximately $30 billion of deposits and more than $40 billion of assets.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The primary companies identified fitting the bill are Hubbell (NYSE: HUBB), Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP), and L3 (NYSE: LLL).

    2. Short Semiconductors
    Domestic companies with high exposure to the Chinese market are in danger due to the proposed tariffs. High technology is on the top of the sector list with Chinese exposure. Digging deeper into the high tech sector, semiconductor companies have the highest Chinese exposure.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Colony Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE:LLL) by 1.6% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 22,697 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 363 shares during the quarter. Colony Group LLC’s holdings in L3 Technologies were worth $4,365,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    L3 Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LLL) was last seen down 3.4% at $207.70. It has a 52-week range of $180.24 to $218.71 and a consensus analyst price target of $244.80. L3’s market capitalization is $16 billion.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $223.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE:LLL) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 5,818 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,119,000.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

Analysts expect that Silicon Motion (NASDAQ:SIMO) will post $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Silicon Motion’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.47 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.70. Silicon Motion posted earnings of $0.70 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 7.1%. The company is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Silicon Motion will report full year earnings of $3.30 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.27 to $3.36. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $3.49 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.93 to $4.00. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Silicon Motion.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Northrop Grumman Corporation(NOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer and Moreno next looked at Northrop Grumman (NOC) . Shares have behaved better than Boeing amid concerns over a potential trade war with China. The stock sold off with everything else in February, but quickly bounced back to new highs. For the past couple of months, the stock has been trading sideways between $336 and $359. Now, Moreno’s methodology here is to look at the height of the channel, then use that to come up with a projection of where the stock might be headed. On a breakout to the upside, he could see Northrop Grumman going to $383, up $32 from where it’s now trading. On a breakdown, though, it could sink to $312.

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Code Pink takes issue with BlackRock's investments in aerospace and defense companies such as General Dynamics Corp.(NYSE: GD), Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC).

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Defense stocks enjoyed impressive gains in 2017, with Raytheon (NYSE:RTN), up 32%, and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), up 31.9%, two of the highest fliers. This year, however, has been a different story, with each company down about 4% year to date and down more than 10% since mid-April.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) by 3.7% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 166,934 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,916 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Ellie Mae were worth $15,348,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Investors are scared about the state of the mortgage market, and that’s created consternation about mortgage software platform provider Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) and its ability to keep producing the huge growth that it has seen in recent years. Concerns about rising interest rates have been around for a year now, but only recently have rate increases from the Federal Reserve on the short-term end of the yield curve actually started to have a substantial upward impact on longer-term fixed mortgage rates.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Another big deal announced by First Data during the conference call was the exclusive right to process payments for the mortgage software platform powered by Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI). All future appraisal and application fees collected by Ellie Mae will be facilitated by First Data. Ellie Mae’s software processes more than a third of all mortgage loan applications in the U.S.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ellie Mae (ELLI)

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Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Trustmark Corporation(TRMK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trustmark (NASDAQ: TRMK) and Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lowered its position in Trustmark Corp (NASDAQ:TRMK) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,924 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,773 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Trustmark worth $3,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Freshpet, Inc.(FRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the consumer staples shares surged 0.62 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), up 5 percent, and Freshpet, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT) up 4 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ:FRPT) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.60.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Freshpet (NASDAQ:FRPT) – Research analysts at William Blair reduced their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Freshpet in a research note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. William Blair analyst J. Andersen now expects that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.09) for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of ($0.04). William Blair also issued estimates for Freshpet’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.07) EPS.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express and pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) being outstanding performers over the last year or two while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ:FRPT) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $22.75 and last traded at $22.65, with a volume of 5950 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $22.35.

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    L-3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) missed out on much of the rally enjoyed by other defense contractors over the last year. The reason for the lagging performance was because the company was in the middle of a transformation plan aimed at propelling it into the ranks of those larger rivals. Judging by its first-quarter results, the efforts are already beginning to show results.

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    The primary companies identified fitting the bill are Hubbell (NYSE: HUBB), Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP), and L3 (NYSE: LLL).

    2. Short Semiconductors
    Domestic companies with high exposure to the Chinese market are in danger due to the proposed tariffs. High technology is on the top of the sector list with Chinese exposure. Digging deeper into the high tech sector, semiconductor companies have the highest Chinese exposure.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $223.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NEXT Financial Group Inc purchased a new position in shares of L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE:LLL) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 978 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Prudential Financial Inc. decreased its stake in L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) by 20.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 87,847 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 21,981 shares during the quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. owned approximately 0.11% of L3 Technologies worth $18,272,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Redwood Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Welltower (NYSE:WELL) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 4,359 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $237,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of WELL. Synovus Financial Corp bought a new stake in Welltower in the 1st quarter valued at $107,000. Motco acquired a new stake in Welltower in the 1st quarter valued at $114,000. Pittenger & Anderson Inc. acquired a new stake in Welltower in the 1st quarter valued at $118,000. Tiverton Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Welltower in the 1st quarter valued at $130,000. Finally, Focused Wealth Management Inc acquired a new stake in Welltower in the 1st quarter valued at $146,000. 83.75% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NEXT Financial Group Inc purchased a new position in shares of L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE:LLL) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 978 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $203,000.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    L-3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) missed out on much of the rally enjoyed by other defense contractors over the last year. The reason for the lagging performance was because the company was in the middle of a transformation plan aimed at propelling it into the ranks of those larger rivals. Judging by its first-quarter results, the efforts are already beginning to show results.

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    The primary companies identified fitting the bill are Hubbell (NYSE: HUBB), Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP), and L3 (NYSE: LLL).

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Best Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACBFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    According to a report late last week from BNN Bloomberg, Molson Coors, which is reliant on Canada and the U.S., has been in discussions with at least four Canadian marijuana companies, including Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) and Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF), with the intent of making an investment in a pot company, as well as collaborating on cannabis-infused beverages. As you’ve probably already guessed, neither Molson Coors, nor the companies mentioned in BNN Bloomberg’s report, would comment on the discussions.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Technically, Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) could soon be even larger than Canopy Growth, given its proposed acquisition of MedReleaf (NASDAQOTH:MEDFF). But until that deal closes, Aurora’s fully funded annual capacity sits around 430,000 kilograms. This is based on its 800,000-square-foot Aurora Sky facility; the 1-million-square-foot Aurora Nordic facility in Denmark that’s a partnership with Alfred Pedersen & Son; and the newly announced 1.2-million-square-foot Aurora Sun facility, which is to be built in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    It just so happens that one of Canada’s top two players in the cannabis industry, Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF), reported its third-quarter operating results on May 8 and updated investors on what to expect going forward. Given its importance to the domestic Canadian pot industry — the company expects to generate 430,000 kilograms of cannabis a year at full capacity — it pays to keep tabs on Aurora’s growth and how its projects are progressing. That said, here are the 10 things you should know about Aurora Cannabis’ Q3 report.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    What makes Highlands’ proximity to South Africa especially appealing to Canopy Growth is that the country is in the midst of developing its own medical marijuana laws. At least one of Canopy’s competitors, Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF), is also interested in the South African market. Aurora acquired CanniMed Therapeutics earlier this year. In 2017, CanniMed signed a supply agreement withAkula Trading 2 Pty Ltd. to export cannabis oil products to the privately held South African company.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    For example, Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF) has suggested that it could lead the pack by producing 570,000 kilograms of cannabis-equivalent production yearly, when at full capacity. But when Oct. 17 rolls around, it’s not going to be anywhere near this level. Its 800,000-square-foot Aurora Sky facility will be done by then, and it’s capable of just over 100,000 kilograms of cannabis production annually, but its recently announced Aurora Sun facility in Alberta, and its partnered Aurora Nordic project, won’t be completely online until a later date.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: Etsy, Inc.(ETSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the fifteen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $26.54.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Etsy’s (NASDAQ:ETSY) momentum since its former CEO stepped down and was replaced by board member Josh Silverman this time last year continued in the company’s first quarter of 2018.With its fourth consecutive quarter of accelerating revenue growth, and swinging from a loss in the year-ago quarter to a profit in the first quarter of 2018, Etsy’s efforts are clearly paying off.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Like the other stocks on this list,Etsy(NASDAQ:ETSY) has been on a tear lately: The stock is up 40% so far this year. In fact, share prices have nearly tripled over the past 12 months as the company, under new CEO Josh Silverman, seems to finally be unleashing the power of its unique platform and marketplace model. Silverman, who was ushered in by activist investors last May, has laid off employees, shut down underperforming or tangential business units, and focused on driving gross merchandise sales, or the total sales of its merchants.

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    For an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Josh Silverman, CEO of the online marketplace Etsy (ETSY) , which saw its shares fall 4.5% after the company reported strong earnings that included a top- and bottom-line beat. Shares of Etsy were up 50% for the year going into this quarter’s results.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Kaman Corporation(KAMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Kaman Aircraft (NYSE:KAMN) hit a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $67.95 and last traded at $68.00, with a volume of 2807 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $67.07.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Sunoco LP(SUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    That’s the case for Sunoco (NYSE: SUN). After posting a net loss of $0.09 per share in 2017, the gas station owner is expected to swing to a hefty profit of $2.35 per share in 2018. But of the 14 analysts who follow the company, earnings estimates range as low as $1.22 and as high as $3.35 — so there is a high degree of uncertainty.

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    However, he did rule out the possibility that the company would also roll up its other MLP Sunoco LP (NYSE:SUN). He said that “we’re very pleased with what we’re seeing at SUN as far as the growth that they will be directing that MLP into. And as you know, SUN is younger in the IDR life.” Because of that “for the reasonable future, we don’t see that being rolled up.”

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The only segment where earnings declined was the catch-all one labeled “all other,” which houses different investments such as its stake in Sunoco L.P. (NYSE:SUN) and PES, a refining joint venture. PES has struggled due to higher costs, and recently declared bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Energy Transfer’s earnings from Sunoco L.P. declined because that entity sold the bulk of its retail assets and then used that cash to repurchase a portion of Energy Transfer’s investment.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sunoco (NYSE: SUN) and Macquarie Infrastructure (NYSE:MIC) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sunoco (NYSE:SUN) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The oil and gas company reported ($3.74) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($4.31), Briefing.com reports. Sunoco had a return on equity of 17.06% and a net margin of 1.27%. The firm had revenue of $3.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.22) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.5% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3992787299045 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $223.00.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    L-3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) missed out on much of the rally enjoyed by other defense contractors over the last year. The reason for the lagging performance was because the company was in the middle of a transformation plan aimed at propelling it into the ranks of those larger rivals. Judging by its first-quarter results, the efforts are already beginning to show results.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.)(PNM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PNM Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy and energy-related businesses in the United States. It operates through Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP) segments. The PNM segment is primarily involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. It generates electricity using coal, natural gas and oil, nuclear fuel, solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources. As of December 31, 2017, this segment had owned or leased facilities with a total net generation capacity of 2,102 megawatts; and owned 3,200 miles of electric transmission lines, 6,063 miles of distribution overhead lines, 5,828 miles of underground distribution lines, and 254 substations. It also owns and leases office and other equipment, office space, vehicles, and real estate. The TNMP segment provides regulated transmission and distribution services. As of December 31, 2017, this segment owned 978 miles of overhead electric transmission lines, 7,111 miles of overhead distribution lines, 1,241 miles of underground distribution lines, and 116 substations. It also owns and leases vehicles, service facilities, and office locations throughout its service territory. The company serves approximately 773,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers, as well as end-users of electricity in New Mexico and Texas. PNM Resources, Inc. was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Globe Specialty Metals Inc.(GSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: TherapeuticsMD, Inc.(TXMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TherapeuticsMD Inc (NASDAQ:TXMD)’s share price was up 6.4% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $6.07 and last traded at $6.02. Approximately 2,747,655 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 38% from the average daily volume of 1,984,159 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.66.

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    TherapeuticsMD (Nasdaq: TXMD) is a pharmaceutical company with an exclusive focus on products for women and advanced hormone therapies. Biotech stocks are often a target for short sellers because of the uncertainty around drug development and approvals.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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)
  • [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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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    This movement has done wonders for the technology sector… Consider this: the widely tracked Technology Select Sector ETF (NYSE: XLK) has returned 223% (more than double the S&P 500) since June 29, 2007 — the release date of the first Apple iPhone, which is arguably when smartphones became broadly adopted.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech stocks had a big day, with theiShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumping 2.8%. The broad technology sector slipped, and theTechnology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK)lost 0.1%.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Industrials stocks led the way lower today, with the Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLI) falling 1.1%. But tech stocks held up surprisingly well on the heels of yesterday’s losses, with the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT:XLK) wavering between positive and negative territory before closing down just 0.1%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Energy was the strongest sector thanks to a 3.7% rise in crude oil futures; theSPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT:XOP) jumped 4.2%.Tech stocks also rebounded, with theTechnology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) gaining 2.5%.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: UNIVERSAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC(UVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    As for individual stocks, GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) extended Friday’s gains amid optimism for the action camera and drone specialist’s ongoing turnaround, while shares of Universal Insurance Holdings (NYSE:UVE) rallied on news of the waning storm in Florida.

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Top 10 China Stocks To Own For 2019: First Merchants Corporation(FRME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Meeder Asset Management Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of First Merchants Co. (NASDAQ:FRME) by 26.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,664 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,677 shares during the quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in First Merchants were worth $195,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own For 2019: Finjan Holdings, Inc.(FNJN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Intelsat SA (NYSE: I) $3.50 38.89%
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Top 10 China Stocks To Own For 2019: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $223.00.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    L-3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) missed out on much of the rally enjoyed by other defense contractors over the last year. The reason for the lagging performance was because the company was in the middle of a transformation plan aimed at propelling it into the ranks of those larger rivals. Judging by its first-quarter results, the efforts are already beginning to show results.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own For 2019: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company(RRD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    RR Donnelley (NYSE:RRD) was downgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

Top 10 China Stocks To Own For 2019: KAR Auction Services, Inc(KAR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR) – Equities researchers at Northcoast Research reduced their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of KAR Auction Services in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 9th. Northcoast Research analyst J. Healy now expects that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.72 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.73.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

Top 10 China Stocks To Own For 2019: Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd(TNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 China Stocks To Own For 2019: Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.(TAST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
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Shares of L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $223.00.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on LLL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of L3 Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $236.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of L3 Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $225.00 target price on shares of L3 Technologies in a research note on Friday, January 26th. SunTrust Banks increased their price target on shares of L3 Technologies to $253.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $250.00 price target on shares of L3 Technologies in a report on Wednesday, January 24th.

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In related news, Chairman Michael T. Strianese sold 39,515 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $197.13, for a total value of $7,789,591.95. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Thomas A. Corcoran sold 1,546 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $207.40, for a total transaction of $320,640.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 517,013 shares of company stock worth $107,227,289. Corporate insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of LLL. DnB Asset Management AS purchased a new stake in L3 Technologies in the fourth quarter worth approximately $2,149,000. 440 Investment Group LLC purchased a new stake in L3 Technologies in the fourth quarter worth approximately $306,000. Wendell David Associates Inc. purchased a new stake in L3 Technologies in the fourth quarter worth approximately $282,000. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its holdings in L3 Technologies by 278.0% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 94,982 shares of the aerospace company’s stock worth $18,791,000 after purchasing an additional 69,854 shares during the last quarter. Finally, E&G Advisors LP purchased a new stake in L3 Technologies in the fourth quarter worth approximately $475,000. Institutional investors own 79.82% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE LLL traded up $0.77 on Friday, reaching $184.00. 1,087,256 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 711,675. L3 Technologies has a 12 month low of $159.43 and a 12 month high of $218.71. The company has a market capitalization of $14,460.61, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.72, a P/E/G ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 1.71 and a current ratio of 1.92.

L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 1st. The aerospace company reported $2.34 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.01 by $0.33. L3 Technologies had a net margin of 6.94% and a return on equity of 13.74%. The business had revenue of $2.37 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.32 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $2.07 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that L3 Technologies will post 9.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

L3 Technologies Company Profile

L3 Technologies, Inc provides aerospace systems, communication, electronic, and sensor systems used on military, homeland security, and commercial platforms in the United States and internationally. It offers simulation and training, night vision and image intensification equipment, and security and detection systems; and components, products, subsystems, and systems, as well as related services to military and commercial customers in various business areas, such as total training solutions, power and propulsion systems, aviation products, precision engagement systems, and security and detection systems.

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy – a portfolio worth $85 billion that includes renewable energy companies – just made a huge bet on “Big Data.”

In March, BHE announced that two of its subsidiary companies (though not parent company BHE itself) would partner with the young Chicago-based software startup Uptake Technologies to track their wind turbines.

In fact, the startup is so new that Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is Uptake’s very first publicly announced customer.

So what does Buffett see in this little-known “unicorn” startup? And more importantly, how could you profit from the same technology? Let’s take a look…

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.(OMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) shares were also up, gaining 11 percent to $5.97 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 earnings.

    Equities Trading DOWN

  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion.
    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million.
    Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million.
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion.
    Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million.
    Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million.
    UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million.
    Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million.
    OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million.
    8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million.
    Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million.
    Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million.
    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter.
    Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share.
    Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) were down 14 percent to $8.64 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q3 earnings.

    Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) was down, falling around 8 percent to $3.68. Greenridge Global downgraded SORL Auto Parts from Buy to Hold.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Google Inc.(GOOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Missing from the tech rodeo are the FAANG stocks. Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), and Google (Alphabet) (Nasdaq: GOOG). These companies are too busy reshaping global consumerism.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Or perhaps you’ve heard of a Nest programmable thermostat.Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL)owns Nest, which makes internet-connected thermostats that you can control via a smartphone or tablet, and learns your heating and cooling preferences the more you use it.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) announced last week that Google chrome will automatically block all advertisements on sites that feature a certain level unacceptable ad formats identified by the Coalition for Better Ads, reported the Wall Street Journal.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    In other words, it looks like Apple is leaving a lot of cash on the table. The iCloud file-storage service is not pulling its weight, or moving the needle for Apple. Instead, consumers with a need for off-site file-storage tools prefer free services like Brand Keys’ category winner, Sabrecat — or a plethora of better-known options such as runner-up Dropbox, or third-place finisher Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Drive.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Pete Najarian spoke on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report" about unusually high options activity in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT).

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: LendingClub Corporation(LC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mark Balson]

    Lending Club’s (LC) acting CEO Scott Sanborn replies to company’s investors and assures that company is in strong financial position and enough cash flow in balance sheet. “Cash and securities amount to $868 million.” He replies.

    Scott Sanborn also ensured company’s investors through e-mail who buys company’s loans, “We plan to be around for many years.”

    But as per company’s website Leading Club’s loan investors, “May not receive full amount, if it goes out of business.” Or could see delayed payments. 

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    LendingClub Corp (NYSE: LC) shares dropped 14 percent to $3.66 following weak Q4 and FY18 guidance.

    Shares of Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: DLTH) were down 16 percent to $16.20 after the company posted downbeat Q3 results.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The last year Netflix generated positive free cash flow (FCF), was 2010, which happens to coincide with the year it began significantly increasing its content library, per Figure 2 above. Since then, Netflix has burned through cumulative $3.6 billion in cash, per Figure 3, and the cash burn is only accelerating. In 2015, NFLX’s FCF sat at -$1.6 billion, and over the last twelve months, FCF has worsened to -$1.9 billion.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: Lincoln National Corporation(LNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    * The market bent yesterday but today it stabilized. (A good showing, all things being considered–but in no way decisive going forward).
    * Gold +$5/oz.
    * Crude oil +$0.50 and the rise is taking up some energy stocks.
    * The Russell returned to the spotlight.
    * Life insurance–particularly Lincoln National (LNC) (on an upgrade). Hartford Financial Services (HIG) gets a small lift.
    * Retail returned from the depths. The standouts–L Brands (LB) , Kohl’s (KSS) , Bed Bath (BBBY) , Nordstrom (JWN) and Gap (GPS) .
    * Ag equipment–after an analyst upgrade yesterday.
    * Brokerages.
    * Homebuilders catch a bid.
    * Day one of the Masters Golf Tournament.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE: LNC) also had the man at the top selling stock last week. Dennis Glass, the CEO of this insurance and retirement focused company, sold a block of 75,000 shares at between $71.00 and $71.28 apiece. The total for the sale was posted at $5 million. Shares closed Friday at $71.69, in a 52-week rangeof $34.16 to $73.71. The consensus price target is $73.17.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In 2019: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Headquartered in New York City, large cap L3 Technologies Inc (NYSE: LLL) employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The Company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    L3 Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LLL) just hosted its investor day and projected that it wants to be considered among the top defense firms. Multiple analysts have raised their target prices. RBC raised its rating to Outperform from Sector Perform and its target price to $239 from $202. Other price target hikes were seen as follows: Cowen to $210 from $200, Jefferies to $201 from $188 and JPMorgan to $220 from $205.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows ViaSat, Inc plus mid to large cap communications stockslikeHarris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) and L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc (NYSE: LLL)had been moving in tandem until last yearwhile small cap Gogo Inc has underperformed:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Five teams are expected to compete for the contract: Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has joined with Saab to offer a clean-sheet design; Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has teamed up with BAE Systems and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL) on another clean-sheet design; Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) are going with a modified KAI T-50; Raytheon Corp. (NYSE: RTN) has joined with Italy’s Leonardo and Canada’s CAE Inc. (NYSE: CAE) on a version of Leonardo’s M-346 trainer that it calls the T-100; and privately held Sierra Nevada has partnered with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) on another clean-sheet design.