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Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Peyto (OTCPK:PEYUF) is a Canadian E&P company whose production profile is dominated by dry gas (92%). With the low price of natural gas, it has been a tough couple of years for Peyto’s shareholders. That said, the company has maintained its dividend payout through the commodity price downturn. Recently natural gas prices have recovered from their lows, but Peyto’s stock has not kept pace. In fact, it’s gone the other direction:

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As the chart above show, the stock is down ~13% over the past three months as natural gas – as measure by both the Henry Hub and AECO indexes – has rallied sharply with significant winter withdrawals and forecasts that additional cold weather is on the way:

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.(RYAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $23.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rhumbline Advisers lifted its holdings in shares of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) by 6.8% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 125,460 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 7,982 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Rayonier Advanced Materials were worth $2,144,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcriber]

    Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc  (NYSE:RYAM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $23.25.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Navellier & Associates Inc boosted its position in shares of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) by 54.6% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 85,071 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 30,036 shares during the period. Navellier & Associates Inc’s holdings in Rayonier Advanced Materials were worth $1,454,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    American International Group Inc. trimmed its position in Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) by 9.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 31,718 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 3,455 shares during the period. American International Group Inc.’s holdings in Rayonier Advanced Materials were worth $681,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Orthofix International N.V.(OFIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Factorial Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Orthofix International NV (NASDAQ:OFIX) by 74.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 15,200 shares of the medical device company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,500 shares during the period. Factorial Partners LLC owned 0.08% of Orthofix International worth $864,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orthofix Medical Inc (NASDAQ:OFIX) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $63.00.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Microvision Inc.(MVIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    IMPINJ (NASDAQ: PI) and MicroVision (NASDAQ:MVIS) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc(NEPT)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Neptune Technologies (NASDAQ:NEPT) Q3 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. (NEPT) stock RSI touches to 33.20, it is oversold (nasdaqchronicle.com) Current Stocks are blowing up: BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ:BLRX), Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc … (journalfinance.net) Damn Good Stocks: Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. (NASDAQ:NEPT), Retractable Technologies, Inc … (thestreetpoint.com) Some business risks from marijuana regulation changes (canadianunderwriter.ca) Neptune Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results (finance.yahoo.com)

    Neptune Technologies & Bioressources traded down $0.05, hitting $2.45, during midday trading on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat. 12,695 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 262,092. Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has a 52 week low of $0.70 and a 52 week high of $3.59.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc (TSE:NEPT) insider Jacqueline Khayat sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$6.50, for a total value of C$32,500.00.

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  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After reporting that it has received a confirmation-of-readiness letter from Health Canada regarding its filing to become a licensed marijuana extracts producer under Canada’s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), shares in marijuana upstart Neptune Technologies (NASDAQ:NEPT) (TSX:NEPT) are jumping 14% at 2 p.m. EDT on Monday.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TransUnion(TRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) EVP David M. Neenan sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.42, for a total value of $2,112,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 123,029 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,663,702.18. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 11.2% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,432,827 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 144,711 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.78% of TransUnion worth $81,355,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    MIB and TransUnion Work Together to Minimize Identity Fraud in Life Insurance and Annuities (finance.yahoo.com) C2 Systems Launches Cloud-based Data Aggregation and Decision Engine (prweb.com) Insider Selling: TransUnion (TRU) EVP Sells 30,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) TransUnion (TRU) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $538.48 Million (americanbankingnews.com) TransUnion to Present at William Blair Growth Stock Conference (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms have commented on TRU. Zacks Investment Research upgraded TransUnion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Robert W. Baird upped their price target on TransUnion from $65.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. SunTrust Banks upped their price target on TransUnion from $64.00 to $78.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Barclays upped their price objective on TransUnion from $65.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $65.00 price objective on TransUnion and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $66.64.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $69.74 and last traded at $68.94, with a volume of 28118 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $68.47.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) had its price objective raised by research analysts at Deutsche Bank to $260.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. Deutsche Bank’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 36.56% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy and the price target was cut to $180 from $224 (versus a $155.40 close) by analyst Toshiya Hari at Goldman Sachs. The downgrade warns that semiconductor capex was going to face a larger fallout from a broad-based correction in 2019. Lam Research’s stock was trading down another 3.2% at $150.50 on Wednesday morning, and previously it had a consensus target price of $239.30. The shares are now down over 35% from the 52-week high.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Market fears of an escalating Middle Eastern conflict abated thanks to last week’s military strikes against the Syrian government. On Friday, April 13, U.S. forces joined the United Kingdom and France in retaliation for a chemical gas attack carried out by the Syrian government. The military exercise came at a time that tensions are also rising in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
    Today, several members of the U.S. Federal Reserve will be speaking at events around the globe, including San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Chicago Fed Bank President Charles Evans. But no one will be more watched today than Fed Gov. Randal Quarles, who will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Commission. Quarles will provide testimony on the central bank’s plans to regulate and oversee the financial system. Expect a wealth of questions about the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates and manage its massive balance sheet. Money Morning Liquidity Specialist Lee Adler offers you advice on how to play the Fed’s problems, right here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GS, NFLX, TSLA, and ROKU
    Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) added 0.6% after the Wall Street bank easily topped Q1 earnings and revenue estimates. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.95 on top of more than $10 billion in revenue. Analysts projected EPS of $5.67 on top of $8.89 billion. The investment bank hiked its quarterly dividend and said that revenue from equity trading rallied thanks to an uptick in recent market volatility.
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are flat on the news that the firm will suspend production of its Model 3 vehicles. The firm said the temporary halt in production will aim to “improve automation” and address ongoing bottlenecks in its production process.
    Shares of Roku Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) popped more than 8.2% on news that Steven Cohen’s family office has taken a passive 5.1% stake in the company. The streaming device manufactur

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ: LRCX) and IHI Corp/ADR (OTCMKTS:IHICY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Best Tech Stocks For 2019

Currently, Quality Systems Inc (NASDAQ:QSII) has a Sell using the approach of Louis Navellier for investing and his Portfolio Grader stock evaluator. The current Portfolio Grader recommendation on the shares has been in place for the last month.

The company is classified as a component of the 24 company Health Care Technology GICS industry group, which is part of the 781 company GICS Health Care sector. The market value of QSII is $0.9 billion which places it in the top half of its industry group The stock’s current Portfolio Grader ranking places it 21 among the 24 companies in this industry group, a position that is well below-average.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks the Health Care sector number 10 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the bottom quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Health Care Technology industry group is ranked 31 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it near the average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

Best Tech Stocks For 2019: Communications Systems Inc.(JCS)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares surged 42.76 percent to close at $16.56 on Wednesday in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    Yangtze River Port and Logistics Limited (NASDAQ: YRIV) gained 31.28 percent to close at $7.05 on Wednesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) climbed 23.29 percent to close at $126.05 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) gained 18.88 percent to close at $19.02. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) rose 16.1 percent to close at $6.85.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) gained 15.68 percent to close at $13.65 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    eXp World Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPI) shares jumped 15.01 percent to close at $17.70.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 14.99 percent to close at $4.68.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) rose 14.62 percent to close at $19.36.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares rose 14.34 percent to close at $133.33 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) jumped 13.26 percent to close at $17.34 on Wednesday. Turtle Beach S-3 showed registration for 1.857 million share common stock offering via selling holders.
    Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS) rose 13.18 percent to close at $3.95. Communications Systems reported establishment of special committee to explore strategic alternatives.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 12.95 percent to close at $2.53.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) rose 12.64 percent to close at $0.8561 after the company&rsq

Best Tech Stocks For 2019: ArQule Inc.(ARQL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) Director Ronald M. Lindsay acquired 23,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $2.67 per share, for a total transaction of $63,813.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 43,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $117,213. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    What’s behind these dramatic gains? Read on to find out.

    Company Gain in H1 2018 Market Cap
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARWR) 270% $1.19 billion
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) 235% $482 million
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) 222% $959 million
    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDGL) 205% $3.99 billion

    Data source: YCharts.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Tech Stocks For 2019: Square, Inc.(SQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    So, which stocks do we think can put up Facebook-like returns in the years ahead? We asked a team of top Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they picked Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Square (NYSE:SQ), and MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI). 

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of financial technology company Square (NYSE:SQ) shot higher on Tuesday, rising as much as 9.9%. As of 2:13 p.m. EDT, shares were up 9.3%.

    The stock’s gain follows the launch of the company’s new payroll mobile app, which is now available on iOS and Android. 

  • [By Chris Hill]

    No power? No problem. In today’s episode of Market Foolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool contributor Matt Argersinger come to you from the powerless Fool HQ studio with a show that’s all about listener questions. Is now the time to buy big Chinese companies like Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) and Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU)? Or is there still a heck of a lot farther the Chinese stock market can fall from here? What would Square (NYSE:SQ) have to gain from chomping up eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY)? Is there any downside to a no-fee, super-diversified portfolio, like one you might build on Robinhood? Tune in for answers to these questions, some advice on setting up a winning portfolio, and much more.

  • [By Neha Chamaria, Jason Hall, and Dan Caplinger]

    So we asked three Motley Fool contributors to identify a stock they believe could be potential multibaggers that could put even Shopify’s returns to shame. Here’s why they chose NV5 Global Inc. (NASDAQ:NVEE), Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN), and Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Square (NYSE:SQ) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning.

    Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Guggenheim reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $73.00 target price on shares of Square in a report on Friday, July 13th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $100.00 target price (up previously from $76.00) on shares of Square in a report on Wednesday, September 19th. Oppenheimer downgraded shares of Square from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report on Tuesday, July 10th. Nomura boosted their price objective on shares of Square from $65.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on shares of Square from $78.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, September 14th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating, eighteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $67.01.

Best Tech Stocks For 2019: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ:LRCX) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $153.19 and last traded at $155.21, with a volume of 131385 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $155.62.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ: LRCX) and IHI Corp/ADR (OTCMKTS:IHICY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Stockton bought a new stake in Lam Research Co. (NASDAQ:LRCX) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 1,520 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $230,000.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

The January jobs report showed more than 100,000 jobs were created last month than economists expected. Beats of that magnitude usually spark a lot of optimism about the economy, driving stocks higher over the subsequent days and months and benefiting energy, industrial and banking stocks the most, history shows.

CNBC analysis using the Kensho tool looked at all the times in the last 20 years when the jobs report exceeded estimates by 100,000 or more and what happens to stocks and certain sectors the day of the report, as well as one week and three months later.

Day of:
S&P 500 jumps 0.6 percent on averageBest stocks: Industrials (+1.1 percent avg. gain), Energy (+0.9 percent), Technology (+0.8 percent) One week later:
S&P 500 adds 0.6 percent on averageBest stocks: Industrials (+1.5 percent avg. gain), Energy (+1.2 percent), Technology (+0.9 percent) Three months later:
S&P 500 adds 1.8 percentBest stocks: Energy (+6.9 percent) Materials (+4.2 percent avg. gain), Industrials (+3.4 percent), Financials (+3.2 percent)

This historical data via Kensho fits with the fundamental case. A much stronger-than-expected jobs report signals the economy is doing better than we thought, so investors pile into economically sensitive stocks like energy and industrial shares. Bank stocks do well as yields jump, as they were on Friday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
    China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
    Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
    USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
    SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) major shareholder Azzurro Capital Inc sold 69,758 shares of Travelzoo stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.13, for a total transaction of $1,264,712.54. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) got a boost, shooting up 30 percent to $10.16 following strong Q1 results.

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 8 percent to $64.01 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Travelzoo earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the information services provider an impact score of 45.7844951553237 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: IEC Electronics Corp.(IEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Jack Henry & Associates Inc.(JKHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. raised its position in Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 42.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 3,154 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 940 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc.’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $381,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    Jack Henry & Associates Inc (NASDAQ:JKHY)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 22, 2018, 8:45 a.m. ET

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    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ: CPSI) and Perion Network Ltd Common Stock (NASDAQ:PERI) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation, one has given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.80.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    KBC Group NV bought a new stake in Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor bought 5,156 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $170,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Millrace Asset Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 45,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,314,000. Millrace Asset Group Inc. owned about 0.32% of Computer Programs & Systems at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PDF Solutions (NASDAQ: CPSI) and Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Model N, Inc.(MODN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Model N (NYSE: MODN) and Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Model N (NYSE:MODN) and Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Arista Networks, Inc.(ANET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. boosted its holdings in Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) by 35.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,368 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 358 shares during the quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Arista Networks were worth $349,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) slumped on Friday after the networking hardware company reported its first-quarter results. While Arista beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, guidance calling for a slowdown in revenue growth and gross margin deterioration seems to have overshadowed an otherwise positive report. As of 11:25 a.m. EDT, Arista stock was down about 9.2%.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Yesterday, the Fed Open Market Committee announced it would not raise interest rates this session. The central bank committee, which is in charge of monetary policy, said that inflation is rising and that the U.S. economy is getting better. Markets are now looking forward to the next meeting on June 12 for the U.S. Federal Reserve to bump rates higher for the second time in 2018. Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) slumped more than 4.5% after Tesla CEO Elon Musk held an highly unusual earnings call. After announcing that his firm burned through $700 million in cash during the quarter of 2018, Musk refused to take any more questions on the company’s fiscal health, dismissing analysts’ questions as “boring.” Musk instead spent the rest of the quarterly call taking questions from a YouTuber named Gali Russell who had lobbied Musk on Twitter to let him partake in the earnings call. This morning, the U.S. Labor Department reported initial jobless claims rose by 2,000, to 211,000. Analysts had projected 225,000 for the week. The tightening U.S. labor market has now seen the total number of Americans receiving benefits fall to the lowest level since 1973. America’s unemployment rate is sitting at 4.1%, the lowest figure in 17 years. Tomorrow, the Labor Department will release the April jobs report.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GPRO, SPOT, CI
    GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) will lead another busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street. The firm will report earnings after the bell Thursday. Wall Street expects that the tech firm is about to report a loss of -$0.40 per share on top of $175.40 billion in revenue. Here’s a way to make a lot of money in a short time during earnings season. Spotify Technology SA (NYSE: SPOT) did not have a very good first earnings report. Shares plunged more than 8% after the firm’s music-streaming forecasts fell well short of expectations. During its earnings report, signals indicated that the firm’s growth could slow despite news that its

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Traders sold shares of Arista Networks Inc (NYSE:ANET) on strength during trading on Tuesday. $45.83 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $98.10 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $52.27 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Arista Networks had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Arista Networks traded up $0.11 for the day and closed at $255.86

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Westpac Banking Corp raised its stake in shares of Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) by 19.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,651 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 602 shares during the period. Westpac Banking Corp’s holdings in Arista Networks were worth $932,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The technology company reported $1.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $472.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $463.39 million. Arista Networks had a net margin of 27.19% and a return on equity of 28.72%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 40.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.93 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Arista Networks will post 6.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy and the price target was cut to $180 from $224 (versus a $155.40 close) by analyst Toshiya Hari at Goldman Sachs. The downgrade warns that semiconductor capex was going to face a larger fallout from a broad-based correction in 2019. Lam Research’s stock was trading down another 3.2% at $150.50 on Wednesday morning, and previously it had a consensus target price of $239.30. The shares are now down over 35% from the 52-week high.

  • [By ]

    But to the extent that investors are on edge about weakening demand, it’s worth noting that earnings news flow has been encouraging for some parts of the industry. Here are some takeaways from the March quarter reports delivered so far by the likes of Texas Instruments (TXN) , STMicroelectronics (STM) , Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) , Lam Research (LRCX) , Teradyne (TER) and SK Hynix (HXSCL) .

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    As a result Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) and Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) were downgraded to Neutral from Buy on muted earnings growth, owing to softening WFE and limited operating leverage. At the same time, Merrill Lynch maintained a Buy on KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC,) which is more defensive due to higher logic/foundry and technology exposure versus memory and production.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: StarTek, Inc.(SRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sartorius (ETR:SRT) received a €100.00 ($116.28) price target from research analysts at Commerzbank in a report released on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “sell” rating on the stock. Commerzbank’s target price suggests a potential downside of 17.36% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ: CCRN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) and StarTek (NYSE:SRT) are both business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Startek’s (SRT) CEO Chad Carlson on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) -$0.01 Earnings Per Share Expected for StarTek (SRT) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) StarTek (SRT) Downgraded by ValuEngine to Sell (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: StarTek (SRT) Given $13.50 Consensus Price Target by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Edited Transcript of SRT earnings conference call or presentation 8-May-18 8:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)

    StarTek traded down $0.03, hitting $6.98, during trading hours on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 199,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 114,323. StarTek has a 12 month low of $6.57 and a 12 month high of $14.78. The company has a market capitalization of $108.16 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -87.25 and a beta of 0.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 2.24 and a current ratio of 2.41.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Medidata Solutions, Inc.(MDSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

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 Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ:ANY) were down 9.4% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $0.29 and last traded at $0.29. Approximately 2,010 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 769,788 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.32.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sphere 3D Corp (NASDAQ:ANY) was down 0% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $0.31 and last traded at $0.34. Approximately 6,746 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 99% from the average daily volume of 962,980 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.34.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DST Systems (NASDAQ: ANY) and Sphere 3D (NASDAQ:ANY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Active Stock of Yesterday— Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY) (stockmarketstop.com) Sphere 3D Corp. (NasdaqCM:ANY): A Look at the 60.00000 Margin Score (zeelandpress.com) Hot Aspects to Watch Out: Sphere 3D Corp. (ANY) (nysedaily.com) How the Internet Caused Explosive Growth in the Flat Earth Theory (innotechtoday.com) Visualizing Toxicity in Twitter Conversations (medium.com)

    Shares of NASDAQ ANY remained flat at $$0.27 during trading hours on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 418,237 shares, compared to its average volume of 548,559. Sphere 3D has a 1 year low of $0.13 and a 1 year high of $4.80.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Mid cap oil and gas services stock RPC Inc (NYSE: RES) is the second most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 57.72% according toHighshortinterest.com. RPC Inc provides a broad range of specialized oilfield services and equipment primarily to independent and major oilfield companies engaged in the exploration, production and development of oil and gas properties throughout the United States, including the Gulf of Mexico, mid-continent, southwest, Appalachian and Rocky Mountain regions, and in selected international markets.RPC Inc was spun off from Rollins Inc (NYSE: ROL) in 1984 when the oilfield sector was in another severe cyclical downturn.

Right now, RPC Incs technical chart is showing conflicting trend lines with shares up another 2.61% to $19.28 on Monday:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) had its price objective raised by research analysts at Deutsche Bank to $260.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. Deutsche Bank’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 36.56% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ: LRCX) and IHI Corp/ADR (OTCMKTS:IHICY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

    ACM Research Shares Could Fall When IPO Lockup Expires (seekingalpha.com) Applied Materials and Lam Research Fell on April 19 (finance.yahoo.com) The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: IBM, McDonald's, Gilead, Phillips 66 and Lam Research (finance.yahoo.com) FY2019 Earnings Estimate for Lam Research Issued By KeyCorp (LRCX) (americanbankingnews.com) Q4 2018 Earnings Forecast for Lam Research (LRCX) Issued By B. Riley (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of LRCX stock traded up $1.52 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $191.91. 4,980,703 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,910,779. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a current ratio of 2.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $33,204.83, a PE ratio of 19.23, a PEG ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.41. Lam Research has a 52 week low of $137.55 and a 52 week high of $234.88.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    Like the semiconductor and memory industries, the semiconductor equipment industry has consolidated, to a handful of key global players. Two of the largest are U.S. companies Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) and Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT).

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Market fears of an escalating Middle Eastern conflict abated thanks to last week’s military strikes against the Syrian government. On Friday, April 13, U.S. forces joined the United Kingdom and France in retaliation for a chemical gas attack carried out by the Syrian government. The military exercise came at a time that tensions are also rising in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
    Today, several members of the U.S. Federal Reserve will be speaking at events around the globe, including San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Chicago Fed Bank President Charles Evans. But no one will be more watched today than Fed Gov. Randal Quarles, who will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Commission. Quarles will provide testimony on the central bank’s plans to regulate and oversee the financial system. Expect a wealth of questions about the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates and manage its massive balance sheet. Money MorningLiquidity SpecialistLee Adler offers you advice on how to play the Fed’s problems, right here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GS, NFLX, TSLA, and ROKU
    Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) added 0.6% after the Wall Street bank easily topped Q1 earnings and revenue estimates. The firm reportedearnings per share (EPS) of $6.95 on top of more than $10 billion in revenue. Analysts projected EPS of $5.67 on top of $8.89 billion. The investment bank hiked its quarterly dividend and said that revenue from equity trading rallied thanks to an uptick in recent market volatility.
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are flat on the news that the firm will suspend production of its Model 3 vehicles. The firm said the temporary halt in production will aim to “improve automation” and address ongoing bottlenecks in its production process.
    Shares of Roku Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) popped more than 8.2% on news that Steven Cohen’s family office has taken a passive 5.1% stake in the company. The streaming device manufactur

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: United Microelectronics Corporation(UMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Speaking of trade wars, the one looming between the world’s two largest economies, the U.S. and China, has been under the microscope. To kick off July, a court in China suspended sales of 26 products from semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology(NASDAQ:MU). The Idaho-based maker of memory chips has been embroiled in a patent infringement dispute with Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (NYSE: UMC), and this latest turn is a point in favor of the latter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    UMC United Microelectronics Corporation: UMC Shareholders Elect 14th Term of Directors at Annual Shareholders Meeting (twst.com) UPDATE: Bernstein Upgrades United Microelectronics (UMC) to Market Perform (streetinsider.com) UMCs new burn center fills three-decade need in New Orleans (neworleanscitybusiness.com) Community breakfast at Sparta UMC is open to all (mlive.com) Shopper News blog: Beaver Ridge UMC youth ‘we’re there to help’ (knoxnews.com)

    A number of brokerages recently commented on UMC. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded shares of UMC from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $2.10 to $2.60 in a research report on Sunday. ValuEngine cut shares of UMC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. UMC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $2.60.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Jabil Circuit Inc.(JBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Following the June FOMC meeting, silver prices are hovering at very attractive price levels. With interest rates heading higher, it’s going to be a very good time for silver hounds to buy on the dip and deliver incredible profits in the months ahead.Learn more right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Thursday
    On Thursday, the European Central Bank held its meeting in Latvia to discuss the future of its quantitative easing program. The central bank of the world’s largest economic bloc said that it will likely end its quantitative easing program in December. This represents an extension beyond the current plan to end the stimulus program in September. ECB President Mario Draghi said the program would be reduced to 15 billion euros each month during the final three months of the year. Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time in 2018. The central bank said that economic growth has been rising at a solid rate and hinted that it could raise rates two more times this year. Fed Chair Jerome Powell did raise an alarm on Wednesday after stating that companies are holding back on investment due to ongoing concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies. Trump is expected to decide this week on whether to proceed with tariffs on about $50 billion in Chinese goods. Trade tensions are heating up again. This morning, China announced it would call off its deal to avoid a trade war if the Trump administration proceeds with tariffs on Friday morning. Tomorrow, the Trump team will decide if it will hit China with tariffs on roughly $50 billion in goods.
    Stocks to Watch Today: ADBE, CMCSA, TSLA, MSFT
    Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE) will report earnings after the bell Thursday. The software giant is expected to report earnings per share of $1.54 on top of $2.15 billion in revenue. Insider buying is alive and well at Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA). Chair and CEO Elon Musk purchased $25 million in company stock, according to a

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis decreased its holdings in shares of Jabil Inc (NYSE:JBL) by 35.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 12,664 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 6,862 shares during the quarter. Natixis’ holdings in Jabil were worth $364,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    And the licensing deal with Jabil (NYSE: JBL), which makes GoPro cameras, to have the camera tech added into third-party devices, expands the window of opportunity further.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Nevertheless, a long term performance chart shows Sanmina Corp previously being an outperformer, but now falling off whilepotential large cap peer Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) has given a steady performance over the last two years and small capCelestica Inc (NYSE: CLS) and mid capJabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) have similar unaspiring charts:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Great West Life Assurance Co. Can reduced its holdings in shares of Jabil Inc (NYSE:JBL) by 2.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 146,625 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 4,303 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned about 0.08% of Jabil worth $4,216,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Glu Mobile Inc.(GLUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) and Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Zoe’s Kitchen(NYSE:ZOES),Sogou(NYSE:SOGO), and Glu Mobile(NASDAQ:GLUU) are three names currently trading on the wrong side of $10, but their prospects are brighter than their sticker prices. Let’s go over why they may be among the top stocks under $10.

  • [By Jamal Carnette, CFA]

    Although it’s far beneath Wall Street’s radar, Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) stock has quietly had an amazing year. On a year-over-year basis, shares of the mobile app game developer have advanced 120% versus 19% for the Russell 2000 small-cap index. Still, it would be a folly to call Glu Mobile’s public-market performance a success. Shares are down 45% since its 2007 IPO, while the index has increased 140%.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: ASML Holding N.V.(ASML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ASML (NASDAQ:ASML)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reiterated by research analysts at DZ Bank in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML) was down 2.6% to $197.02 on Friday morning. The stock has a 52-week trading range of $126.03 to $216.00 and a consensus analyst target price of $196.81.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. decreased its position in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 28.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,760 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 3,855 shares during the quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.’s holdings in ASML were worth $1,938,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: SPX FLOW, Inc.(FLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Flowgroup PLC (LON:FLOW) were up 5% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as GBX 0.01 ($0.00) and last traded at GBX 0.01 ($0.00). Approximately 27,087,413 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 20% from the average daily volume of 34,010,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 0.01 ($0.00).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd increased its position in shares of SPX Flow Inc (NYSE:FLOW) by 38.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 9,824 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 2,738 shares during the quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in SPX Flow were worth $483,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FLOW stock traded up $0.73 on Wednesday, hitting $49.98. The company had a trading volume of 169,639 shares, compared to its average volume of 297,149. Flow International has a 12-month low of $31.10 and a 12-month high of $54.92.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) Director Steven Joseph Murray sold 500,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.97, for a total transaction of $2,485,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 11,442 shares in the company, valued at $56,866.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has been paying a big price for being late to the smartwatch game. The company missed the shift in consumer preferences and surrendered its lead in the wearables market to a big shark like Apple, which didn’t waste much time in stamping its authority on this still-growing space.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) plunged 12% toan all-time low after the wearables maker posted its first quarter numbers. The company beat Wall Street’s low expectations, but its guidance for the current quarter calls for steeper revenue declines and wider losses.

  • [By Brian Withers]

    Fitbit(NYSE:FIT)has had a tough go of it lately.The fitness tracker wearables manufacturer postednegative revenue growthin Q1-2018 of 17%, widening losses, and declared its transition year has been extended into amulti-year transformational effort. It would not be a surprise if even die-hard investors were getting impatient with the stock down over 80% since its IPO in June 2015.

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) became the world’s top maker of wearable tech just a few quarters ago, when it outpaced Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) for the first time. Apple Watch sales are still a small portion of its total revenues (the company doesn’t break out Watch sales in its reports), but the growth rate of the consumer IoT device market indicates that there’s still plenty of room for Apple to expand its wearable business.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) is set to release its first-quarter results after the closing bell on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for a net loss of $0.20 per share and $247.56 million in revenue. Shares traded on Fridays close at $5.30. The consensus price target is $6.13, and the 52-week range is $4.51 to $7.32.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bridgeline Digital, Inc.(BLIN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Bridgeline Digital (NASDAQ:BLIN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bridgeline Digital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 46.3358005969314 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bridgeline Digital (BLIN)

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wipro Limited(WIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group issued their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for Wipro in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, June 19th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst A. Sen expects that the information technology services provider will post earnings of $0.29 per share for the year. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a “Underperform” rating on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Wipro’s FY2020 earnings at $0.30 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Web.com Group, Inc.(WEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Web.com Group (NASDAQ:WEB) soared as much as 13.5% higher in Monday’s trading session, following the disclosure of an activist investor taking a larger financial interest in the company. By 3:30 p.m. EDT, the stock had settled down at a milder 11.2% gain.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Online marketing solutions company Web.com(NASDAQ:WEB) saw its stock jump as much as 12.1% on Thursday. The stock finished the trading day up 11.4%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) is not only a Dividend Aristocrat, it’s a Dividend King as well.

The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of 51 companies in the S&P 500 Index, with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases. The Dividend Kings have increased their dividends for 50+ consecutive years.

KO stock has a dividend yield of 3.3%, which is well above the S&P 500 average yield of 2%. And, Coca-Cola is likely to continue raising its dividend each year.

But this is a difficult time for Coca-Cola and KO stock holders. Consumer preferences are changing, and soda consumption is declining in the U.S.

Because Coca-Cola’s earnings growth has slowed, the stock does not appear to be undervalued. However, it remains a high-quality business with strong brands, and an attractive dividend yield.

KO Stock and Business Overview

Coca-Cola was founded in 1892. Today, it is the world’s largest beverage company. It owns or licenses more than 500 non-alcoholic beverages, including both sparkling and still beverages.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the video that accompanies this article, I show charts of the NDX and the Philly Semiconductor Index (SOX) to point out their bullish structure with higher highs and higher lows. Even trade war fears couldn't put a lasting dent in semis like NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) and Lam Research (NASDAQ: LRCX) in March.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Market fears of an escalating Middle Eastern conflict abated thanks to last week’s military strikes against the Syrian government. On Friday, April 13, U.S. forces joined the United Kingdom and France in retaliation for a chemical gas attack carried out by the Syrian government. The military exercise came at a time that tensions are also rising in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
    Today, several members of the U.S. Federal Reserve will be speaking at events around the globe, including San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Chicago Fed Bank President Charles Evans. But no one will be more watched today than Fed Gov. Randal Quarles, who will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Commission. Quarles will provide testimony on the central bank’s plans to regulate and oversee the financial system. Expect a wealth of questions about the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates and manage its massive balance sheet. Money MorningLiquidity SpecialistLee Adler offers you advice on how to play the Fed’s problems, right here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GS, NFLX, TSLA, and ROKU
    Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) added 0.6% after the Wall Street bank easily topped Q1 earnings and revenue estimates. The firm reportedearnings per share (EPS) of $6.95 on top of more than $10 billion in revenue. Analysts projected EPS of $5.67 on top of $8.89 billion. The investment bank hiked its quarterly dividend and said that revenue from equity trading rallied thanks to an uptick in recent market volatility.
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are flat on the news that the firm will suspend production of its Model 3 vehicles. The firm said the temporary halt in production will aim to “improve automation” and address ongoing bottlenecks in its production process.
    Shares of Roku Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) popped more than 8.2% on news that Steven Cohen’s family office has taken a passive 5.1% stake in the company. The streaming device manufactur

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    Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC) is not a well-known company. The semiconductor packaging equipment specialist is valued at just $1.65 billion, and it recorded just $809 million of revenue last year. That’s a much smaller number than those posted by semiconductor equipment giants like Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT), KLA-Tencor (NASDAQ:KLAC), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX).

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: American Superconductor Corporation(AMSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) had its price target upped by investment analysts at B. Riley from $6.00 to $7.00 in a research note issued on Monday. The firm presently has a “neutral” rating on the technology company’s stock. B. Riley’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 10.06% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about American Superconductor (NASDAQ:AMSC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Superconductor earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.824635153043 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    American Superconductor Corp.(Nasdaq: AMSC), based in Massachusetts, manufactures two-megawatt wind turbines and supplies for the construction of electrical power grids.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. trimmed its holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 1.9% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,139,465 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 22,647 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF were worth $389,390,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Curbstone Financial Management Corp reduced its holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 1.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 41,360 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 800 shares during the quarter. SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF makes up 4.1% of Curbstone Financial Management Corp’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd biggest holding. Curbstone Financial Management Corp owned approximately 0.07% of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF worth $14,684,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sei Investments Co. increased its position in shares of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 84.3% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,686 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 771 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF were worth $576,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    Yet when it comes to investing, reward often comes from being willing to take on risk. Over the past 10 years, investors who’ve been willing to look at smaller companies have seen much stronger returns than those who’ve stuck with the tried-and-true big names that are more familiar to them. When you look at exchange-traded funds tracking indexes composed of companies of different sizes SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEMKT: SPY) for large companies, SPDR S&P Midcap 400 (NYSEMKT: MDY) for midsize companies and SPDR S&P SmallCap 600 (NYSEMKT: SLY) for small companies you can put a number on just how much better smaller stocks have done:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet when it comes to investing, reward often comes from being willing to take on risk. Over the past 10 years, investors who’ve been willing to look at smaller companies have seen much stronger returns than those who’ve stuck with the tried-and-true big names that are more familiar to them. When you look at exchange-traded funds tracking indexes composed of companies of different sizes — SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEMKT:SPY) for large companies, SPDR S&P Midcap 400 (NYSEMKT:MDY) for midsize companies, and SPDR S&P SmallCap 600 (NYSEMKT:SLY) for small companies — you can put a number on just how much better smaller stocks have done:

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: SunTrust Banks, Inc.(STI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This top regional has made big strides in traditional banking and with its broker-dealer side.SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE: STI) is an Atlanta-based banking organization with total assets of around $173 billion and is the eighth largest bank in the United Statesby deposits and branches.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are in focus after the company reported earnings before the bell. GE stock popped 5.6% after the firm topped earnings per share (EPS) estimates by $0.05 and backed its 2018 outlook. The firm reported EPS of $0.16 on top of $28.66 billion in revenue. GE stock had been off nearly 18% from its last earnings report on January 24 due to ongoing financial and legal problems.
    Crude oil prices dipped Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at OPEC. Trump accused the cartel of keeping oil prices “artificially high” despite “record amounts of oil all over the place.” Brent crude and WTI crude oil both hit three-year highs this week after Saudi Arabia suggested that it was working to press oil prices back above $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, MO, WFC
    Shares of Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) fell this morning after the firm experienced its worst trading day since its spin-off from Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO). Shares of PM fell as much as 16% after the firm fell short of revenue expectations after the bell. MO stock fell roughly 6% on the day.
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are under pressure after The New York Times reported that the firm may be facing a $1 billion fine. The fines would cover a variety of “alleged” misdeeds that include the firm’s push on customers to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need and charging mortgage customers fees for services that they were not using. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will most likely announce the fine today. Money MorningCapital Wave StrategistShah Gilani weighed in on the topic this week, and he offers a scorching indictment.
    Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is on the move today after the semiconductor giant announced plans to lay off 1,500 employees. The cuts are expected to hit employees in California and cities around the globe. The cuts are part of the fi

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SunTrust Banks (NYSE:STI) Director Frank P. Scruggs, Jr. purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 16th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $69.01 per share, with a total value of $69,010.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 8,501 shares in the company, valued at $586,654.01. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on SunTrust Banks (STI)

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  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    It seems like we’re hearing about new data breaches on a regular basis, and SunTrust’s (NYSE:STI) recent one affecting 1.5 million customers could seem alarming. Here’s what investors — and consumers — need to know about it and how this one is different from some of the other high-profile data breaches we’ve heard about.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Biogen Idec Inc(BIIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 24th. The biotechnology company reported $6.05 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $5.93 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $3.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.15 billion. Biogen had a net margin of 23.54% and a return on equity of 37.64%. Biogen’s quarterly revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $5.20 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Biogen will post 23.94 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Likewise,Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), which have the only SMA drug on the market, are feeling the heat from the promising data with shares down 5.6% and 7.3%, respectively.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) made headlines with positive results from a trial of an Alzheimer’s drug, and PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) fell after reporting earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. cut its stake in shares of Biogen Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) by 16.9% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 8,962 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 1,817 shares during the period. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.’s holdings in Biogen were worth $2,453,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

What happened

Shares of natural gas fuel supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE) jumped as much as 12% in trading Tuesday as oil prices continued to help push the stock higher. At 3:30 p.m. EDT shares were near their high for the day, trading 11.6% higher.

So what

The ups and downs of crude oil trading can often drive Clean Energy Fuels’ stock and that appears to be what’s happening today. Midday, oil prices spiked on news that the Trump Administration would ban all oil imports from Iran by Nov. 4, 2018. WTI Crude Oil is trading 3.5% higher at $70.45 per barrel and Brent Crude is currently up 2.2% to $76.34 per barrel.

Image source: Getty Images.

Since Clean Energy Fuels’ natural gas products are a direct competitor to diesel, which comes from crude oil, when oil prices rise it makes natural gas more competitive. For today, investors are speculating that rising oil prices will eventually help the company’s financials.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) was last seen down 3.9% at $19.41, compared with a 52-week high of $234.88 and a consensus target price of $266.55.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Their picks: semiconductor-making machine maker Lam Research(NASDAQ:LRCX), social media player Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP), and transport major Delta Air Lines(NYSE:DAL). But as was the case last week, too, not all of these stocks to watch are necessarily ones they view as stocks to buy.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) which rose 5% to $208.03. The stocks 52-week range is $116.94 to $219.70. Volume was 6.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.4 million.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) had its price objective raised by research analysts at Deutsche Bank to $260.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. Deutsche Bank’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 36.56% from the company’s current price.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund(IBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Biotech shares soared on good news from clinical trials; theiShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) gained 3.8%.The tech sector also had a big day, with theTechnology Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLK) jumping 1.2%.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    After eking out a modest gain in the week ended April 27, the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) (NASDAQ: IBB) pulled back this week amid some not-so-encouraging earnings reports and negative regulatory decisions: Link

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    October was not kind to the biggest names in biotech. While smaller, more speculative biotech names consolidated, the big kids fell off a cliff. The biotech slide accelerated midway through the month, with both the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) and the smaller SPDR S&P Biotech ETF slipping more than 5%.

  • [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 Joe Tenebruso]

    In this regard, two biotech ETFs — theiShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF(NASDAQ:IBB) and the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) — stand out among the rest as particularly strong investment options. Read on to learn more about them.

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    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) a good measure of small-cap biotech stocks gained almost 6% yesterday. Meanwhile, the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumped almost 4%. The biotech buying frenzy helped lift the Nasdaq Composite to a gain of almost 1% in Mondays session.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Travis Hoium, and Chuck Saletta]

    Often a high yield is an indication of a stock that’s facing some sort of trouble — but not always. If you take the time, you can find high-yield stocks worth buying if you look in the right places. For example, decidedly low-techLamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR), beaten-up midstream playerMagellan Midstream Partners, LP(NYSE:MMP), and renewable power-focused TerraForm Power, Inc. (NASDAQ:TERP) come from vastly different industries. However, each of these high-yield stocks has a solid business and good growth prospects.

  • [By John Bromels]

    Magellan Midstream Partners(NYSE:MMP),Royal Dutch Shell(NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B), andDarling Ingredients(NYSE:DAR)are three energy industry companies that are safe bets to buy and then forget about all summer long.

  • [By ]

    Cramer and the AAP team are looking for opportunities to trim stocks into strength based out of discipline. That means trimming Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) . 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 Matthew DiLallo]

    Meanwhile, Valero Energy is investing in new midstream infrastructure that it could eventually drop down to its MLP, including those under construction in two joint ventures it formed with Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) last year. The first one will invest $380 million in building new refined products pipelines and storage assets in central Texas, which should start service by the middle of next year. Meanwhile, Valero and Magellan Midstream are also building a new marine terminal near Houston. Valero will pour $410 million into the terminal, which should start up in early 2020. Magellan sees the potential to invest another $700 million to double the terminal’s size in the future, which is a project that it could partner with Valero.

  • [By ]

    Crude prices recovered sharply from the profit-taking that we saw ahead of yesterday’s news events, and it is in the Saudis’ best interest to maintain higher market prices as long as the Saudi Aramco deal remains in the future. That said, the U.S. dollar continues to strengthen versus the greenback’s peers, and that could act as a weight upon all commodity prices if that condition were to persist.

    Trade Idea: Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP)

    You’ve heard all about the bottlenecks in domestic distribution. Now, you’ve heard Secretary Mnuchin talk about production. Still, we have to get this stuff to market. When it comes to energy, I have focused on oil services, hence my well-known long positions in both Action Alerts PLUS holding Schlumberger (SLB) , and Halliburton (HAL) .

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Fortunately for those looking at these attractive valuations, oil’s end-of-days scenario is likely a ways down the road. So we asked three Fool.com contributors to highlight a stock they see in the oil industry right now that looks attractive. Here’s why they picked Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA), Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), and Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP).

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: QuinStreet, Inc.(QNST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST) Director James R. Simons sold 229,718 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.39, for a total transaction of $2,846,206.02. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The mood was negative on Wall Street on Wednesday, and most major benchmarks finished in the red. Strength in the technology sector wasn’t enough to lift more cyclically focused benchmarks like the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the combination of an attack on Saudi Arabia that sent oil prices higher and some disquieting readings on the inflation front kept investors from feeling more confident about stocks going into earnings season. In addition, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Analogic (NASDAQ:ALOG), QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST), and MSC Industrial Direct (NYSE:MSM) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.(BHLB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:BHLB) shares hit a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $44.10 and last traded at $43.70, with a volume of 65593 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $43.70.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Berkshire Hills Bancorp (BHLB)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ: FBNK) and Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE:BHLB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) was downgraded to sell from neutral at Compass Point. The 52-week trading range for the bank’s shares has been $32.85 to $44.10. The consensus price target on Wall Street is $42.54. The shares closed on Monday at $42.85.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CyberOptics Corporation(CYBE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Perceptron (NASDAQ: PRCP) and CyberOptics (NASDAQ:CYBE) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) has made a lot of efforts in pricing its goods attractively over the past months. This allowed for strong traffic growth, which resulted in positive comps for the company. Subsequently, Wal-Mart’s shares have been performing much better than those of its peers, which are reporting worse comp sales. Due to Wal-Mart’s power when it comes to discussing prices with its suppliers, the company is able to price its goods attractively whilst generating strong margins, which, in turn, means that the earnings power of Wal-Mart remains high (despite the low prices Wal-Mart offers its goods at), which makes Wal-Mart a compelling retail investment.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: BanColombia S.A.(CIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matt Smith]

    Bancolombia appears attractively priced
    Another Colombian company that appears under-valued is the Andean country’s largest commercial bank Bancolombia (NYSE: CIB  ) . For the year-to-date Bancolombia’s share price fell 17% because of a weak second quarter bottom-line. This decline was primarily caused by the bank’s net income plunging by 41% year-over-year because of mark-to-market losses caused by the value lost in the bank’s securities portfolio.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Foreign Regional Banks: This industry declined 2 percent by 11:00 am with Bancolombia SA (ADR) (NYSE: CIB) moving down 3.7 percent. Bancolombia’s PEG ratio is 4.51.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Analysts at Credit Suisse downgraded shares of Bancolombia SA (ADR) (NYSE: CIB) from Outperform to Neutral, while boosting their price target from $38 to $40.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Bancolombia SA (ADR) (NYSE: CIB) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.77 per share on revenue of $945.66 million.

    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) is estimated to post its earnings for the latest quarter.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A.(CRESY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Cresud (CRESY) –

    An Argentinean based agriculture company that currently owns roughly 2.4 million acres of farmland in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. CRESY produces a variety of crops consisting of soybeans, corn, and sugarcane. It also has operations in beef cattle and milk production. In the second quarter, Cresud sold 4 of its farms for roughly $60.5 million and saw large gains in its farmland development business. CRESY is currently trading down roughly 60% from its highs back in late 2010. Many farming companies have struggled to release value for shareholders with the drop in crop prices but now many are beginning to see value with the sale of farmland.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Market fears of an escalating Middle Eastern conflict abated thanks to last week’s military strikes against the Syrian government. On Friday, April 13, U.S. forces joined the United Kingdom and France in retaliation for a chemical gas attack carried out by the Syrian government. The military exercise came at a time that tensions are also rising in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
    Today, several members of the U.S. Federal Reserve will be speaking at events around the globe, including San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Chicago Fed Bank President Charles Evans. But no one will be more watched today than Fed Gov. Randal Quarles, who will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Commission. Quarles will provide testimony on the central bank’s plans to regulate and oversee the financial system. Expect a wealth of questions about the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates and manage its massive balance sheet. Money MorningLiquidity SpecialistLee Adler offers you advice on how to play the Fed’s problems, right here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GS, NFLX, TSLA, and ROKU
    Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) added 0.6% after the Wall Street bank easily topped Q1 earnings and revenue estimates. The firm reportedearnings per share (EPS) of $6.95 on top of more than $10 billion in revenue. Analysts projected EPS of $5.67 on top of $8.89 billion. The investment bank hiked its quarterly dividend and said that revenue from equity trading rallied thanks to an uptick in recent market volatility.
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are flat on the news that the firm will suspend production of its Model 3 vehicles. The firm said the temporary halt in production will aim to “improve automation” and address ongoing bottlenecks in its production process.
    Shares of Roku Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) popped more than 8.2% on news that Steven Cohen’s family office has taken a passive 5.1% stake in the company. The streaming device manufactur

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) had its price objective raised by research analysts at Deutsche Bank to $260.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. Deutsche Bank’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 36.56% from the company’s current price.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The same case is made for Action Alerts PLUS holding Alphabet (GOOGL) and for Lam Research (LRCX) and Broadcom (AVGO) and Growth Seeker holding Amazon (AMZN) –and a host of other high-growth companies.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

    ACM Research Shares Could Fall When IPO Lockup Expires (seekingalpha.com) Applied Materials and Lam Research Fell on April 19 (finance.yahoo.com) The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: IBM, McDonald's, Gilead, Phillips 66 and Lam Research (finance.yahoo.com) FY2019 Earnings Estimate for Lam Research Issued By KeyCorp (LRCX) (americanbankingnews.com) Q4 2018 Earnings Forecast for Lam Research (LRCX) Issued By B. Riley (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of LRCX stock traded up $1.52 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $191.91. 4,980,703 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,910,779. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a current ratio of 2.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $33,204.83, a PE ratio of 19.23, a PEG ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.41. Lam Research has a 52 week low of $137.55 and a 52 week high of $234.88.

  • [By ]

    While top-3 chip equipment maker Lam Research (LRCX) sold off post-earnings on Wednesday — the company’s measured commentary on 2018 shipments appears to be the culprit — memory giant Micron (MU) clocked a 3.4% gain. Lam’s comments about 2018 DRAM capacity additions, which follow recent worries that capacity adds could end the DRAM boom cycle that started in late 2016, likely had something to do with that.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.(FCAU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) continues its string of poor performances in customer satisfaction ratings from major consumer research firms. Its most recent ratings put its brands at the bottom of the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Customer Service Index Study. Its Fiat brand was at the very bottom.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    According to a Bloomberg report, Windsor, Ontario, is home to nearly 6,000 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: FCAU) workers and thousands more working for General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) and Toyota Motor Corp (ADR) (NYSE: TM).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    At the Geneva Motor Show this week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) CEO Sergio Marchionne reportedly said that he remains open to a potential merger. “I may shamelessly try knocking on the GM door again, or any door, if I thought it was a good thing to do for the business, without even blinking, I could,” he said. “[I]t will happen, whether it happens on my watch or it happens after my watch, sensible people will come to the conclusion that there is a better way to run this business.” Marchionne aims to step down as CEO in 2019.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Enstar Group Limited(ESGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Andy Pai]

    Akre capital often holds positions for over ten years. As long as a company is able to keep increasing its economic value, the firm will hold a stock. Although the firm is a long-term investor, Akre doesn't attribute its success to ‘buy and hold' investing, but to the quality of the companies they buy. Some of the companies' long-term holdings have included Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) and Enstar Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESGR).

Top High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018

The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) is not only a Dividend Aristocrat, it’s a Dividend King as well.

The Dividend Aristocrats are a select group of 51 companies in the S&P 500 Index, with 25+ consecutive years of dividend increases. The Dividend Kings have increased their dividends for 50+ consecutive years.

KO stock has a dividend yield of 3.3%, which is well above the S&P 500 average yield of 2%. And, Coca-Cola is likely to continue raising its dividend each year.

But this is a difficult time for Coca-Cola and KO stock holders. Consumer preferences are changing, and soda consumption is declining in the U.S.

Because Coca-Cola’s earnings growth has slowed, the stock does not appear to be undervalued. However, it remains a high-quality business with strong brands, and an attractive dividend yield.

KO Stock and Business Overview

Coca-Cola was founded in 1892. Today, it is the world’s largest beverage company. It owns or licenses more than 500 non-alcoholic beverages, including both sparkling and still beverages.

Top High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Oasis Petroleum Inc.(OAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) rose a whopping 27.8% to $14.98, and the 33.2 million shares was about 2.5 times normal volume. Oasis Petroleum has a 52-week trading range of $3.40 to $15.02 and a consensus analyst price target of $14.54. The company has a total market cap of $3.5 billion.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) is rated a Buy and the price target was lifted to $24. For 2017, the net loss estimate improved from a prior $0.27 per share to $0.23 per share. The 2018 EPS estimate rose from $0.62 to $0.64. Shares closed at $14.13 on Friday. The 52-week range is $5.93 to $14.35, and the consensus 12-month target is $17.87.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Jon Najarian spoke on CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report” about unusually high options activity in Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS).

    Traders bought around 10,000 contracts of the June 10 calls in the first half of the trading session on Thursday. The trade is unusual because the average options volume in the name is a few hundred contracts. Najarian bought the calls and is planning to hold them for two weeks.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) shares slid on Tuesday after the company announced that it would be buying into the Delaware Basin. Analysts seemed to applaud this move, despite investors sending shares into the fire. Jefferies raised its price target to $14 from $13, and Morgan Stanley raised its target to $11 from $9. RBC has an Outperform rating and raised its target to $14 from $13, while SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded it to Hold from Buy. Shares were down about 14% at $8.67, in a 52-week range of $6.69 to $16.73.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    The curtain could come down any day on MoviePass’ bumpy run as an independent company: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Chicago Fed national activity index +0.10 vs +0.27 expected
    The Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for April will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Existing home sales report for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Deutsche Bank upgraded Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) from Hold to Buy
    RBC downgraded Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Suntrust downgraded Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) from Hold to Sell

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

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell 32.7 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 15.7 percent to $12.30 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire Mcdermott, pending termination of merger agreement with CB&I.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 9 percent to $3.65 in pre-market trading after rising 11.39 percent on Friday.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) fell 8 percent to $88.36 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) fell 7.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading.
    Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) shares fell 5.9 percent to $2.88 in pre-market trading after declining 3.16 percent on Friday.
    Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares fell 5.5 percent to $12.25 in pre-market trading.
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.96 in pre-market trading after rising 76.27 percent on Friday.
    GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB) fell 5.1 percent to $3.57 in pre-market trading.
    Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $49.93 in pre-market trading.
    Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) fell 4.1 percent to $9.75 in pre-market trading. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Oasis Petroleum from Hold to Sell

Top High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Investing in commodity-based ETFs (exchange-traded funds) or ETNs (exchange-traded notes) is a great way to gain exposure to a specific commodity, like corn (NYSE Arca: CORN), livestock (NYSE Arca: COW), or grains (NYSE Arca: GRU).

Top High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: EV Energy Partners, L.P.(EVEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Romov]

    Before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Nov. 27-Dec. 1 Gain (as of Dec. 1)
    Pyxis Tankers Inc. (Nasdaq: PXS) $4.10 122.83%
    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OHRP) $1.28 68.42%
    Cerecor Inc. (Nasdaq: CERC) $1.74 47.46%
    Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: PTI) $2.52 37.71%
    UT Starcom Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: UTSI) $5.20 37.20%
    WMIH Corp. (Nasdaq: WMIH) $0.96 33.46%
    PhaseRx Inc. (Nasdaq: PZRX) $0.90 30.29%
    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH) $2.04 29.94%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.86 27.76%
    Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPRX) $4.40 25.71%

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    But before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week…

    Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
    My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
    Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
    DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
    CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
    China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
    Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
    Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
    Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
    Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
    EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%

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Top High Tech Stocks To Own For 2018: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) which rose 5% to $208.03. The stocks 52-week range is $116.94 to $219.70. Volume was 6.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.4 million.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) had its price objective raised by research analysts at Deutsche Bank to $260.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the semiconductor company’s stock. Deutsche Bank’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 36.56% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

    ACM Research Shares Could Fall When IPO Lockup Expires (seekingalpha.com) Applied Materials and Lam Research Fell on April 19 (finance.yahoo.com) The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: IBM, McDonald's, Gilead, Phillips 66 and Lam Research (finance.yahoo.com) FY2019 Earnings Estimate for Lam Research Issued By KeyCorp (LRCX) (americanbankingnews.com) Q4 2018 Earnings Forecast for Lam Research (LRCX) Issued By B. Riley (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of LRCX stock traded up $1.52 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $191.91. 4,980,703 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,910,779. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 2.09 and a current ratio of 2.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $33,204.83, a PE ratio of 19.23, a PEG ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.41. Lam Research has a 52 week low of $137.55 and a 52 week high of $234.88.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a mixed day for the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrials dropped by triple digits but other major benchmarks fared much better. Crude oil prices fell nearly $2 per barrel to $50.50, and that hurt energy companies, along with a poor earnings report from technology giant IBM. Yet the broader market held up better, and the Nasdaq Composite actually gained ground. In particular, some good news from a few individual companies helped hold the markets up, and CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP), Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD), and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Zacks]

    In the video that accompanies this article, I show charts of the NDX and the Philly Semiconductor Index (SOX) to point out their bullish structure with higher highs and higher lows. Even trade war fears couldn't put a lasting dent in semis like NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) and Lam Research (NASDAQ: LRCX) in March.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Lam Research (LRCX) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating earnings forecasts and raising its fourth-quarter guidance.

    Getty Images

    Lam Researchgained 6.9% to $136.17 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.2% to 2,338.17.

    Credit Suisse analysts Farhan Ahmad and John Pitzer and argues that Lam Research’s “new trough is higher than [its] old peak.” They explain:

    We expect that bears will continue to argue that CY17 is a “Peak” year; however we think that investors are missing that it now costs >2x more to get incremental bit growth than three years ago. It is noteworthy that despite ~$17bn of memory WFE in 2016 both NAND and DRAM markets went from oversupply to undersupply – implying that new trough for memory investments is even higher than old peak (2010 memory peak had WFE of $12.6bn). We view Semi Growth, rising capital intensity, and growing China CapEx as secular multiyear themes, which could continue to provide growth in coming years. In addition, in case of tax reform there could be potential to return >$50 per share to shareholders by 2020…Increase TP to $160 (from $143), based on 12x of CY18 EPS plus net cash adj for taxes.

    Lam Research’s market capitalization rose to $22.2 billion today from $20.8 billion yesterday.

Why AMD Will Not Fall Below $11

As a company in a turnaround situation, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) would traditionally get pulled lower as markets teeter with a downward bias. At the time of writing, the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones are trading lower by 0.5 1 percent daily. The volatility gives bears, who collectively raised their bearish bet against the stock, an excuse to find doubt in AMDs recovery. Unfortunately, the chip company reported too good a quarter and raised its guidance, lessening any doubt that the company will achieve higher sales and profits in 2018 and beyond.

Cryptocurrency a Non-Issue

AMD is well aware that its loyal fans of PC gamers will give Vega a chance over Nvidias (NVDA) GTX graphics cards. The cryptocurrency miners, specifically for Ethereum but tracked through the ETF (OTCQX:GBTC), are more than willing to pay twice or three times over MSRP for Vega GPUs. Since AMD does not benefit from the higher prices, and crypto miners will slow GPU purchases as mining becomes less profitable, the company looks out for its community of enthusiasts. On the conference call, AMD said:

Our first priority when we look at (the) allocation of graphics cards is to gamers. And so that’s through OEMs, that’s through system integrators, that’s also working with key e-tailers to make sure that they are prioritizing the gamers segment and we’re going to continue to do that. And so, that’s one piece that we know well. We also work directly with the commercial miners, and so, we see kind of what their forecasts are and they work with us and so that we have good visibility on.

Source: SA Transcript

AMD Vega
Crypto miners account for only 10 percent of GPU revenue. While they have disrupted pricing for GPUs, memory, and other PC parts, AMD will continue supporting their needs. Its just that it will put a higher priority to the gamer market. Last month, prices of GPUs started falling by around 25 percent. ASICs designed to mine Ethereum put a negative pressure on GPU prices. So as mining using Vega cards fall, the market could get a potential flood of AMD and Nvidia GPUs. Since the resale value of such cards is lower and the demand less desirable, it should not compete with sales of AMDs GPUs at the retail stores.

Ryzen Momentum Accelerating

ASPs for CPUs rose during the quarter and will go up again throughout the year. Ryzen accounted for 60 percent of client processor revenue, up around 20 percent sequentially. More desktop and notebooks are getting Ryzen chips, giving ASPs a lift. The launch of second-generation Ryzen desktops, based on the 12 nanometer Zen+ architecture, should not only keep ASPs from falling but may even give a boost. With more retailers like Dell and HP Inc. (HPQ) offering Ryzen-powered computers, AMD may need to raise its revenue forecast later this year.


In the current second quarter, Ryzen mobile launch will not add to results in the near term but will give profit margin a lift later this year. Already, Dell has 2-in-1 notebooks, while Acer, HP, and Lenovo all experienced strong sales last quarter. Investors may confidently forecast higher mobile revenue and profits in Q3 and Q4 this year, above managements forecast.

AMD is not stopping at Zen+. It is building on the 7 nm capability, in-line with the product roadmap for Ryzen:

I think as we look forward, and I think this is important, we believe that the 7-nanometer capability of the foundry ecosystem is very good, and that puts us in a good competitive spot from a manufacturing standpoint. And then, on the design side, obviously, we have things that we’re planning. And so, I see the competitive environment as one that is as good and we’re going to work very hard to make sure that it gets better over time. Obviously, we take the competition very seriously.

Source: SA Transcript

Conversely, Intel is delaying its 10 nm Cannon Lake because it can. To compete effectively against AMD’s Ryzen, Intel need only cut prices for its chips.

Deep-Learning Platform

Just as Nvidia (NVDA) stock trades at P/Es in the 40 50 range thanks to its deep-learning and super-computing offering, especially in the ADAS (self-driving) market, the same may happen for AMD stock. Still, investors must have patience before AMD trades at Nvidia-like multiples. Radeon Instinct 125 is getting validated and tested at this time. AMD just launched ROCm, or Radeon Open Compute ecosystem, a platform for GPU-Enabled HPC and Ultrascale Computing.

Speaking of supercomputers, AMD announced a deal with Cray (CRAY) whereby Crays supercomputers will use EPYC chips.

ROCm is in the early innings and is something that offers power-hungry users an alternative to Nvidias offerings.

Semi-Custom Sales Fall

Investors should not be surprised that revenue from the embedded and semi-custom segment dropped in the first quarter. AMD did not collect any big royalty payments in the period. The console refresh cycle has yet to restart. Until Sony (SNE) and Microsoft (MSFT) ask for more powerful APUs, the Jaguar architecture is good enough for current-generation consoles.

Valuation and Takeaway

At $11 a share, AMD may trade above its peers from an EBITDA multiples comparison. The forward growth is under-stated in light of the pace of Ryzen and Vega sales the company demonstrated in its first quarter. Sure, Micron (NASDAQ:MU) and Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) are valued at lower forward P/Es, but if its growth is slowing and AMD’s is accelerating, the disparity in the valuation is justified.

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Source: finbox.io

And while Wall Street has an average price target of $13.84 on AMD stock, conservative investors may choose Qualcomm (QCOM), Micron Technology, Nvidia, and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) as better comparisons. In that scenario, AMDs relative premium is justified because of the 40 percent revenue growth in the last quarter. Even after assuming revenue growth slows to the single digits within the next 10 years, AMD stock has a fair value in the teens.

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Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018

A few weeks ago, we published an article that characterized Gilead (GILD) as a “Value Trap.” That article was a follow-up to an earlier article which used our work on Gilead as an example of how a solid conceptual framework could help investors make better decisions. Both of these articles were based on a 16-page valuation report on Gilead we published to our members in September, 2016.

We caught a lot of flack for the recent characterization of Gilead as a value trap, but our opinion was redeemed on February 7th, when the stock fell heavily after a disappointing earnings announcement.

In today’s article, we’ll take another look at the valuation process – the most important weapon in an investor’s arsenal – in a continuation of the Gilead example. We would invite new readers to read through each of the earlier articles as well, to get a picture of the overall process!

Investing Anecdotes are Dangerous!

What interested us in September 2016, when we made our original analysis of Gilead, was the noise among the value investing community about what a deal Gilead was because the stock was trading at such a low Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio (See our article Three Things You Should Know About Gilead).

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: INC Research Holdings, Inc.(INCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of LEE THOMAS H PARTNERS LPINC Research Holdings Inc (INCR) – 25,174,838 shares, 38.1% of the total portfolio. New PositionParty City Holdco Inc (PRTY) – 65,157,952 shares, 25.55% of the total portfolio. West Corp (WSTC) – 18,099,239 shares, 12.29% of the total portfolio. MoneyGram International Inc (MGI) – 23,604,607 shares, 11% of the total portfolio. Fogo de Chao Inc (FOGO) – 17,053,123 shares, 6.12% of the total portfo

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated(RGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Sterman]

    My favorite insurers: AIG (NYSE: AIG) (which I discussed a few months ago), Protective Life (NYSE: PL) and Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE: RGA).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Morgan Stanley downgraded Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) to Equal-Weight.
    UBS downgraded AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX) to Sell.
    Citi upgraded Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) to Buy.
    Goldman Sachs upgraded Reinsurance Group (NYSE: RGA) to Buy.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Lam Research (LRCX) has consistently outgrown the overall semiconductor-equipment market due to its high exposure to 3D NAND flash memory.

    Demand for wafer-fabrication equipment is notoriously volatile. However, over the last 90 days, the consensus profit estimate for this year jumped 17%, with 95% of analysts raising their targets.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Market fears of an escalating Middle Eastern conflict abated thanks to last week’s military strikes against the Syrian government. On Friday, April 13, U.S. forces joined the United Kingdom and France in retaliation for a chemical gas attack carried out by the Syrian government. The military exercise came at a time that tensions are also rising in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
    Today, several members of the U.S. Federal Reserve will be speaking at events around the globe, including San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Chicago Fed Bank President Charles Evans. But no one will be more watched today than Fed Gov. Randal Quarles, who will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Commission. Quarles will provide testimony on the central bank’s plans to regulate and oversee the financial system. Expect a wealth of questions about the Fed’s plans to raise interest rates and manage its massive balance sheet. Money MorningLiquidity SpecialistLee Adler offers you advice on how to play the Fed’s problems, right here.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: GS, NFLX, TSLA, and ROKU
    Shares of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) added 0.6% after the Wall Street bank easily topped Q1 earnings and revenue estimates. The firm reportedearnings per share (EPS) of $6.95 on top of more than $10 billion in revenue. Analysts projected EPS of $5.67 on top of $8.89 billion. The investment bank hiked its quarterly dividend and said that revenue from equity trading rallied thanks to an uptick in recent market volatility.
    Shares of Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) are flat on the news that the firm will suspend production of its Model 3 vehicles. The firm said the temporary halt in production will aim to “improve automation” and address ongoing bottlenecks in its production process.
    Shares of Roku Inc. (Nasdaq: ROKU) popped more than 8.2% on news that Steven Cohen’s family office has taken a passive 5.1% stake in the company. The streaming device manufactur

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    Real Money columnist James DePorre says, “The rotational action is the main theme today. We have weakness in semiconductors after a good bounce Tuesday, in large part due to a poor reaction to quarterly results from Lam Research (LRCX) . Financials are still struggling although Morgan Stanley (MS)  is helping the group.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Lam Research (LRCX) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating earnings forecasts and raising its fourth-quarter guidance.

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    Lam Researchgained 6.9% to $136.17 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.2% to 2,338.17.

    Credit Suisse analysts Farhan Ahmad and John Pitzer and argues that Lam Research’s “new trough is higher than [its] old peak.” They explain:

    We expect that bears will continue to argue that CY17 is a “Peak” year; however we think that investors are missing that it now costs >2x more to get incremental bit growth than three years ago. It is noteworthy that despite ~$17bn of memory WFE in 2016 both NAND and DRAM markets went from oversupply to undersupply – implying that new trough for memory investments is even higher than old peak (2010 memory peak had WFE of $12.6bn). We view Semi Growth, rising capital intensity, and growing China CapEx as secular multiyear themes, which could continue to provide growth in coming years. In addition, in case of tax reform there could be potential to return >$50 per share to shareholders by 2020…Increase TP to $160 (from $143), based on 12x of CY18 EPS plus net cash adj for taxes.

    Lam Research’s market capitalization rose to $22.2 billion today from $20.8 billion yesterday.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Reynolds American Inc(RAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    With interest rates set to rise this year, many dividend investors are likely worried that their stocks will slip as bond yields become more attractive. While some dividend stocks will inevitably decline, investors can still find some low-risk income plays that have high yields and cheap valuations. Let’s take a look at three such stocks — AT&T (NYSE:T), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Just before 1pm today, shares of Reynolds American (RAI) took a sudden nosedive on reports that its merger with British American Tobacco (BTI) had “hit a snag” according to StreetInsider.com. Cowen’s Vivien Azer and team still think a deal gets done:

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    Street Insider is reporting that BATS’ acquisition of RAI has “hit a snag,” and that “a potential transaction may be less likely near-term.” We view this source as less credible (vs. a WSJ or CNBC), in particular given the scant level of detail. While the delay in a consummated deal has extended longer than we thought, we still view the deal as likely (85% probability).

    Shares of Reynolds American have dropped 1.3% to $55.47 at 2:26 p.m. today, while British American Tobacco has declined 0.2% to $112.71. Shares of Philip Morris International (PM), which could be interested in an acquisition of Altria Group (MO), have fallen 1% to$90.28 after getting cut toNeutral from Buy at BofA Merrill Lynch, while Altria has risen 0.5% to$67.94 after getting upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Merrill.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, and Brian Feroldi]

    It remains true that the tobacco industry will continue coming under pressure from anti-smoking activists, politicians, and regulators who seek to stub out cigarettes further by raising taxes on smokes, but companies such as Altria and Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) are largely able to offset their impact on profits by raising prices. The ability to command such pricing power without an overly large loss of customers obviously speaks to the addictive qualities of smoking but is also an otherwise enviable position to be in.

Best Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Whole Foods Market shows along with mid cap peerSprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ: SFM) and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) largely drifting lower with two price spikes:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Whole Foods Market shows along with mid cap peerSprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ: SFM) and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) appearing to all be in downtrends that may or may not have leveled off:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE: NGVC) was down, falling around 33 percent to $5.70 as the company posted downbeat quarterly results and lowered its FY17 earnings guidance.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Whole Foods Market shows shares still lower than they were five years ago whilepeers in the organic space like Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ: SFM) and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) have performed worst: