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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

Last week, I had the pleasure to attend Consensus 2018 in New York, the premier gathering for the who’s who in blockchain, Bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies.

Attendance doubled from last year to an estimated 8,500 people, all of them packed in a Hilton built for only 3,000. Ticket sales alone pulled in a whopping $17 million, while event booths – the largest of which belonged to Microsoft and IBM – generated untold millions more.

The entire three-day conference, hosted by crypto news outlet CoinDesk, had the energy and flair of the world’s greatest carnival. Sleek Lamborghinis sat outside the hotel, attracting all sorts of gawkers. Passersby also stopped and stared at the “Bankers Against Bitcoin” protest, conceived and funded by Genesis Mining, one of the largest Bitcoin mining companies.

The same money went to finance Bitcoin awareness billboards outside the Omaha office of Warren Buffett, who recently bashed the cryptocurrency, calling it “rat poison squared.”

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: MDU Resources Group, Inc.(MDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    NYSE MDU opened at $28.48 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $5.59 billion, a PE ratio of 22.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.17 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. MDU Resources Group has a one year low of $24.29 and a one year high of $29.62.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fairmount Santrol (NYSE: FMSA) and MDU Resources Group (NYSE:MDU) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MDU Resources Group (NYSE: MDU) and Zenyatta Ventures (OTCMKTS:ZENYF) are both utilities companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Forsta AP Fonden trimmed its holdings in MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE:MDU) by 13.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 64,700 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 10,300 shares during the period. Forsta AP Fonden’s holdings in MDU Resources Group were worth $1,856,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: The KEYW Holding Corporation(KEYW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noble Financial reiterated their buy rating on shares of The Keyw (NASDAQ:KEYW) in a report issued on Tuesday morning. Noble Financial currently has a $11.00 target price on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Boston Partners cut its stake in KEYW Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:KEYW) by 53.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 431,509 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 504,781 shares during the period. Boston Partners’ holdings in KEYW were worth $3,771,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bank of America Corp DE cut its holdings in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 556,198 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,909 shares during the quarter. Bank of America Corp DE owned about 0.99% of Snap-on worth $89,392,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of toolmaker Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) jumped nearly 10% in Thursday trading, closing the day up 9.6% after reporting fiscal Q2 financials that missed analyst expectations for sales, but crushed on earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. decreased its position in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) by 62.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 623 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,051 shares during the quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P.’s holdings in Snap-on were worth $100,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Trimble Navigation Limited(TRMB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lowered its position in shares of Trimble Inc (NASDAQ:TRMB) by 10.7% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 71,880 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 8,657 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Trimble were worth $2,361,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Permian Basin Royalty Trust(PBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Primalbase Token (CURRENCY:PBT) traded up 8.5% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 17:00 PM E.T. on September 4th. Primalbase Token has a market capitalization of $5.13 million and $2,945.00 worth of Primalbase Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Primalbase Token token can now be bought for about $4,100.42 or 0.55692938 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Waves Decentralized Exchange and Tidex. Over the last seven days, Primalbase Token has traded up 6.6% against the dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Primalbase Token (CURRENCY:PBT) traded down 2.5% against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on May 26th. Primalbase Token has a total market cap of $1.90 million and $282,320.00 worth of Primalbase Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Primalbase Token token can now be bought for about $1,516.30 or 0.20760100 BTC on popular exchanges including Tidex and Waves Decentralized Exchange. During the last week, Primalbase Token has traded down 30.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Primalbase Token (CURRENCY:PBT) traded up 15% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 21:00 PM ET on October 5th. One Primalbase Token token can now be bought for about $5,129.81 or 0.77606090 BTC on popular exchanges including Tidex and Waves Decentralized Exchange. Primalbase Token has a total market capitalization of $6.41 million and $1,838.00 worth of Primalbase Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last seven days, Primalbase Token has traded up 42.2% against the US dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Primalbase Token (CURRENCY:PBT) traded up 0% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM Eastern on May 13th. In the last week, Primalbase Token has traded down 12.7% against the U.S. dollar. One Primalbase Token token can currently be purchased for about $2,575.27 or 0.30100000 BTC on major exchanges including Waves Decentralized Exchange and Tidex. Primalbase Token has a total market capitalization of $3.22 million and approximately $872,784.00 worth of Primalbase Token was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media stories about Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Permian Basin Royalty Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.225040116545 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

Fresh off a weekend visit to the "capitalist Woodstock," the annual shareholders meeting for Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway
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, Vanguard Founder John Bogle addressed an interesting question that must vex any retirement investor who relies on index funds.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Suzuki Motor Corporation (SZKMY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Elon has plans for a Gigafactory 3 somewhere in the US unlike the Gigafactory in Europe. If Tesla can get just two Gigafactories built, it will have the batteries at least to produce vehicles at about the same scale as Suzuki (OTCPK:SZKMY) (Suzuki made about 3mm autos in 2015). In fact, Tesla hopes to have the Gigafactory running flat out by 2020, supplying 3X the number of batteries it needs unless it can ramp production into 2020 further. These batteries will be used on the Tesla Power Walls and other power containment devices it has in its pipeline, but it sure seems that Tesla can ramp its auto production past the 500k units per year in 2019 and 2020. At the very least, it will likely have the batteries to do so.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Prudential Financial Inc.(PRU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Prudential Financial (PRU) is also a major provider of asset management and retirement services. It focuses is on fixed income, a major liability during the past eight years of ultra-low interest rates.

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) has long had the Rock of Gibraltar as its corporate symbol, representing its solid financial position. With more cash and equivalents than debt on its balance sheet, and a total cash hoard of over $49 billion, Prudential still looks set up to handle some downright awful insurable losses. That’s its “Rock of Gibraltar” strength showing through.

  • [By Chuck Saletta]

    Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) takes such pride in its rock-solid financial condition that it uses an actual rock — the Rock of Gibraltar– as its corporate symbol. Prudential Financial backs up that claim with a balance sheet that has more cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investmentsthan total debt on it. It also claims a debt-to-equity ratio around 0.6 and a current ratio around 1.0, which are further signs of a solid financial condition.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer was bearish on Prudential (PRU) , Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASX) and ZTO Express (ZTO) .

    Read more of Cramer’s comments about the stocks in the Lightning Round.

  • [By Jason Hall, Chuck Saletta, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    But that doesn’t mean you need to make risky bets to capture solid returns, either, and buying solid companies at reasonable prices can help create a margin of safety and improve your returns, while also decreasing your risk of permanent losses. Three stocks that meet these criteria are small healthcare real-estate specialistCaretrust REIT Inc(NASDAQ:CTRE), financial services giantPrudential Financial Inc(NYSE:PRU), and energy behemothExxonMobil Corporation(NYSE:XOM).

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: MDU Resources Group, Inc.(MDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell by 1.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE: SJI), down 4 percent, and MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE: MDU), down 4 percent.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: BlackLine, Inc. (BL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Silver+Lake+Group%2C+L.L.C.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.GoDaddy Inc (GDDY) – 15,868,908 shares, 21.3% of the total portfolio. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) – 3,587,218 shares, 16.52% of the total portfolio. Sabre Corp (SABR) – 30,019,094 shares, 16.43% of the total portfolio. Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) – 1,618,567 shares, 11.1% of the total portfolio. BlackLine Inc (BL) – 12,543,873 shares, 10.99% of the total portfolio. Share

  • [By Danny Vena]

    The month-end close process is among the most time-consuming and intensive hurdles accountants face each and every month. Ensuring that transactions are recorded in the proper period, reconciliations are completed, and recurring entries are posted often requires long hours and late nights. The process can be fraught with the potential for errors, discrepancies, and inefficiency. BlackLine, Inc. (NASDAQ:BL) seeks to change all that by bringing automation to the process.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Silver+Lake+Group%2C+L.L.C.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.GoDaddy Inc (GDDY) – 21,678,180 shares, 28.11% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 31.86%Sabre Corp (SABR) – 30,019,094 shares, 19.98% of the total portfolio. BlackLine Inc (BL) – 15,193,571 shares, 16.6% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 20.84%Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) – 3,587,218 shares, 15.45% of the total portfolio. Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) – 1,618,567 shares, 11.53% of the total portfolio.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Silver+Lake+Group%2C+L.L.C.

    These are the top 5 holdings of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.GoDaddy Inc (GDDY) – 15,868,908 shares, 21.3% of the total portfolio. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) – 3,587,218 shares, 16.52% of the total portfolio. Sabre Corp (SABR) – 30,019,094 shares, 16.43% of the total portfolio. Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) – 1,618,567 shares, 11.1% of the total portfolio. BlackLine Inc (BL) – 12,543,873 shares, 10.99% of the total portfolio. Share

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: UGI Corporation(UGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID reduced its holdings in UGI Co. (NYSE:UGI) by 0.9% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 313,995 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 2,800 shares during the quarter. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in UGI were worth $13,948,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019

1. Stock market overview: U.S. stock futures were a bit sluggish Monday after major indexes hit fresh record highs last week.

Asian markets closed with mixed results, and European markets also struggled to find direction.

The Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all rose by more than 2% over the past week to hit all-time highs.

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2. Watching Wynn: Investors are closely monitoring shares in casino firms Wynn Macau (WYNMY) and Wynn Resorts (WYNN).

Shares in Wynn Resorts plunged more than 10% Friday after a Wall Street Journal story detailed numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against founder and CEO Steve Wynn.

Wynn denied the charges in the Journal story.

“The idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous,” he said in a statement that the company sent to CNN.

On Monday, Wynn Macau stock fell 6.5% in Hong Kong.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Brookfield Renewable Powerr Fund(BEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Federico Zaldua]

    I expect the Brookfield Group of Companies, which is composed of no fewer than 15 publicly traded entities, to be very active acquisitive in the near-term future. Here I focus my attention on three members of the Brookfield Group that are going to be the most active with M&A. While Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) will concentrate its M&A efforts into all geographies and all asset classes, Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (BEP) and Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP) will concentrate on their respective industries. Let’s see whether you should go long on any of this separate -although related – entities.

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    Brookfield Asset Management, held by Lou Simpson and Ron Baron, counts with a liquidity position of more than $5 billion at the parent and principal subsidiaries along with nearly $10 billion drawable private fund commitments. More importantly, the company has expressed its interest into using this liquidity to make acquisitions. Management clearly stated in its letter to shareholders:

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Voxeljet AGalong with other small cap 3D printing stocks like ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE), 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS) all peaking around 2013-2014 when the bubble burst:

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Here are 10 virtual reality stocks to watch in 2017, with today’s opening price (Feb. 22) and the year-to-date (YTD) return thus far:

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD); $17.12; +26.71% YTDUniversal Display Corp. (Nasdaq: OLED); $71.60; +25.49% YTDAdvanced Micro Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: AMD); $14.30; +24.22% YTDFacebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB); $133.60; +18.64% YTDAdobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE); $119.67; +15.93% YTDSony Corp. (NYSE ADR: SNE); $31.29; +11.49% YTDAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL); $848; +7.49% YTDAmbarella Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA); $57.85; +6.26% YTDMicrosoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT); $64.33; +3.16% YTDRockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE: COL); $93.97; +0.97% YTD

    The virtual reality industry could reach $33.9 billion in value by 2022, which is why virtual reality stocks are more popular than ever.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) slipped by 1.7% to 27.25 million shares. Some 25.7% of the company’s float was short. Days to cover fell from 11 to seven. In the two-week short interest period, the share price rose by 1.1%. The stock’s 52-week trading range is $6.00 to $19.76, and shares closed at $14.88 on Friday, down about 1.6% on the day.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap 3D printing stock3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) is scheduled for before the market opens onTuesday (February 28th). It goes without saying that 3D printing / 3D printer stocks did not live up to the lofty expectations of investors. In the case of 3D Systems Corporation,anew CEO came onboard last April with him conducting a comprehensive review of the Companys operations while Q3 earnings werebetter-than-expected.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows ExOne Co along with other small cap 3D printing stocks like3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD), Stratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS) and Voxeljet AG (NYSE: VJET) all peaking in 2013/2014 with the bubble clearly bursting since then:

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Discover Financial Services(DFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JACK HOUGH]

    Like CVS, Discover has trounced the broad market over the long term but sold off recently. It’s down more than 15% this year. Costs rose early in the year in part due to one-time expenses related to anti-money-laundering efforts and other regulatory concerns. Analysts predict an offsetting decline in expenses next year. Don’t confuse Discover with a company that’s primarily in the business of running a credit-card network, like Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA). It’s basically a credit-card lender, like Capital One Financial (COF), that runs its own network to gain a competitive advantage.

    By saving on network fees, Discover can offer attractive card rewards, including a popular cash-back program. Any card lender can offer cash back, of course, but being too aggressive risks hurting margins. Discover has grown its portfolio of credit-card loans much faster than big banks have in recent years. And it has done so with industry-leading returns on capital. Rising growth could be on the way. Early this year, Discover went on a marketing spree. Last quarter, it reported its best card growth since 2007. Historically, new-card growth and loan growth have been closely correlated. In a November note to investors, Morgan Stanley analyst Cheryl Pate predicted accelerating loan growth within six months. Meanwhile, defaults remain low. Shares sell for less than 10 times projected earnings for the next four quarters, down from 12 times at the end of last year. They could rise 20% on a combination of earnings growth and a valuation rebound. The dividend yield is 2%. 

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We get the bull case.American Express is a blue-chip Dow component with an iconic global brand. It generates >30% returns on tangible, but it is trading well below its historical multiple and has underperformed post the election. Costco is now in the rearview mirror, and the string of negative surprises that have weighed on the stock are now poised to abate and position the company to start surprising positively. With Capital One Financial (COF), Discover Financial Services (DFS), and Synchrony Financial (SYF) all trading near their historical peaks, some have concluded thatAmerican Express is headed back to its historical high above $90. While this thought process may sound logical, we believe it only works in a world where generalists are steering the ship, and view it as highly susceptible to unraveling when negative revisions hit. American Express is not the business it once was, it doesnt have the same earnings power, and, in our view, it doesnt deserve to trade near its historical valuation.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    While a new year has been ushered in, it is clear PayPal’s philosophy has not changed. Last week, PayPal entered into another major agreement, this time with credit card issuerDiscover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS).

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: eBay Inc.(EBAY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The only disappointing news for the day came from Verizon (VZ) , Travelers (TRV) and Ebay (EBAY) , Cramer said, but most investors didn’t even see that news amidst the flurry of positivity.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Both Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) promoted Cyber Monday prices beginning on Black Friday. And many other retailers have also posted online flyers advertising their Cyber Monday specials. BFAds.net noted that there were fewer ad flyers this year. Dell Inc., eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), and Toys R Us, among others, have announced special deals for Cyber Monday.

  • [By Mark Fritz]

    Google had argued its ads help smaller European merchants compete directly with Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY).

    Before the Intel case came down, Vestager said Tuesday that Google was tweaking its shopping ads and was moving “in the right direction” to avoid further fines.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Alphabet’s (GOOGL)  Waymo has hired Tekedra Mawakana as its new VP of public policy and government affairs, according to Recode.

    The hire illustrates the company preparing for a legal war against Uber regarding autonomous vehicles, and for policy battles regarding government affairs with Washington and around the country.

    “As we take fully self-driving cars to the roads, Tekedra will work with policymakers at all levels to realize the enormous safety, mobility and economic benefits of this technology,” CEO of Waymo John Krafcik said in a statement to Recode on Monday.

    Mawakana has previously served as VP of global government relations at eBay (EBAY) ,  Yahoo’s! (YHOO) deputy general counsel and has held policy positions over the course of about a dozen years at AOL. 

    (Alphabet is a core holding in Jim Cramer’s charitable trust Action Alerts PLUS. See all of his holding with a free trial here. )

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: MDU Resources Group, Inc.(MDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell by 1.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE: SJI), down 4 percent, and MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE: MDU), down 4 percent.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018

Attracted by the promise of lower costs and stronger security for a range of transactions, financial institutions are testing Blockchain’s potential.

Morgan Stanley

Distributed ledger technology is still very youngit needs time to mature. Blockchain began life as this technological prodigy. People expected great things, Mago says.

When Blockchain, the Internet-borne technological underpinning of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, erupted onto the scene several years ago, many wondered if the technology might not upend traditional financial institutions, including global banks, card networks and money-transfer companies. Rather than redefine the financial industry’s competitive setas disrupters have done in other sectors, such as retail, autos and travelBlockchain has instead fired up the imaginations of incumbents.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Valspar Corporation (The)(VAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    UBS analyst John Roberts and team consider whether Sherwin-Williams’ (SHW) pending purchase of Valspar (VAL) is a sign of peak pain in the U.S.:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Chilton first bought Sherwin Williamsduring the depths of the Great Recession. Why? “Paint is a good business,” he says. “There are 134 million homes in the US. I like knowing that when I got to bed at night…there paint will be peeling.” And while Sherwin Williamshas had quite a run, there’s a good reason to buy now: Its acquisition of Valspar (VAL).

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: MDU Resources Group, Inc.(MDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell by 1.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE: SJI), down 4 percent, and MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE: MDU), down 4 percent.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Deer Valley Corporation (DVLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Deer Valley (OTCPK:DVLY)

    This company manufactures factory-made homes which are marketed to 14 states in the US. After the financial crisis it has been able to pick up its operations and continue to create sustainable free cash flow and increasing profits. It might be that another similar shock to housing is not necessarily around the corner and therefore they could sustain this in the foreseeable future.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, decreased to 42.63 million shares from the previous 43.53 million. The stock traded at $9.06 a share, in a 52-week range of $5.19 to $12.56. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Petroleo Brasileira SA Petrobras (NYSE ADR: PBR) is Brazil’s largest oil company and it’s our seventh best oil stock of 2016. Petrobras is an oil and natural gas exploration and production firm. It is also an operator of oil tankers, pipelines, and terminals in South America and globally.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 53.95 million shares from the previous 45.15 million. The stock traded at $12.65 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $13.99. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), better known as Petrobras, is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results late Thursday. The consensus estimates call for a profit of $0.16 per share, as well as $23.81 billion in revenue. Shares ended the weekat $8.86. The consensus price target is $10.82, and the 52-week range is $7.61 to $12.56.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s on Friday raised its corporate credit rating on Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), commonly known as Petrobras, one notch, from B+ to BB-. The rating change does not lift Petrobras out of the non-investment grade category, but it lowers the risk from “highly speculative” to “speculative.”

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Buy For 2018: Boston Properties, Inc.(BXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    The fund owned big U.S. real estate investment trusts Boston Properties (BXP) and Vornado (VNO), as well as Japan’s Sumitomo Realty, as of the end of last year. REITs are known for their big dividends.

  • [By Markus Aarnio]

    Owens Realty Mortgage’s competitors include American Assets Trust (AAT), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) and Boston Properties (BXP). American Assets Trust has seen five insider buy transactions and four insider sell transactions this year. American Assets Trust has a dividend yield of 2.78%. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has seen 14 insider sell transactions this year. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a dividend yield of 4.10%. Boston Properties has seen one insider buy transaction and four insider sell transactions this year. Boston Properties has a dividend yield of 2.43%.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018

Some investors are ready to write the obituary for the market phenomenon known as risk on, risk off. Long-suffering stock pickers might be tempted to do some grave dancing.

Risk on, risk off, known by the unfortunate acronym, RORO, was a dominant feature of financial markets in the aftermath of the 2008-2009 crisis. It meant that assets perceived as risky, such as stocks, commodities, and nongovernment bonds, tended to either rally or sell off in lockstep. Assets perceived as safe tended to do the same, but in the opposite direction.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Nabors Industries Ltd.(NBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Pete Najarian was watching Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR). He said that the stock has been trading in a range between $8 and $18 over the last 52 weeks and although it spiked 2.82 percent on Wednesday, it's still close to the lower end of the range. Anticipating a move higher, traders were buying the June 11 calls for $0.30. Around 6,000 contracts were bought in the first half of the session. The trade breaks even at $11.30 or 10.78 percent above the current market price. Pete Najarian decided to buy the calls and he is going to hold them for 4-5 weeks.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Jon Najarian spoke about Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR). He said that somebody bought 6,500 contracts of the July 11 calls for $0.50 in the first half of the session. The trade breaks even at $11.50 or 16.28 percent above the current market price. Jon Najarian has a long position in the name and he is planning to hold it for a month.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Last night, Weatherford International (WFT) reported a smaller than expected loss and announcing an alliance with Nabors Industries (NBR)–and the news was celebrated by the market.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    While Loop maintains a Buy rating on all of the stocks mentioned above, Guggenheim analyst Michael LaMotte isn’t quite so bullish on the sector. Earlier this week, LaMotte downgraded the following oil services stocks from Buy to Neutral:

    Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI)
    Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (NYSE: FMSA)
    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP)
    Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR)
    Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB)
    Halliburton
    Superior Energy Services

    Guggenheim also cut its 2017 oil price forecast from $55 to $48/bbl.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Zogenix, Inc.(ZGNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) was down, falling around 8 percent to $35.82 after the company disclosed new efficacy and safety data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of ZX008 in Dravet syndrome.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX) was down, falling around 11 percent to $34.75 after the company disclosed new efficacy and safety data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of ZX008 in Dravet syndrome.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: KeyCorp(KEY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    On the show’s “Lightning Round” segment, Jim Cramer was bullish on Penn National Gaming (PENN) , KeyCorp (KEY) and TherapeuticsMD (TXMD) .

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  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We believe investors should continue to own three types of bank stocks: “Return of Capital (RC) Stocks”, “Risk On (RO) Stocks”, and “Multiple Revaluation (MR) Stocks.” RC stocks include M&T Bank (MTB), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), and SunTrust Banks (STI); RO stocks include Bank of America, Popular (BPOP), Citigroup, JPMorgan, and KeyCorp (KEY); and MR stocks include BB&T (BBT) and PNC Financial Services Group (PNC).

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian said he noticed big options volume in the December weekly, 18 strike calls in KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY). He decided to follow the trade and he is going to hold the position for 1 to 2 days.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    But then there was good news from rail transport company CSX (CSX ) , which saw growth in every one of its business lines. Foot Locker (FL) also surprised to the upside, sending shares up a quick 5.3%. Cramer fave and Action Alerts PLUS holding KeyCorp (KEY) also delivered, as did paint maker Sherwin-Williams (SHW) .

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: MDU Resources Group, Inc.(MDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell by 1.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE: SJI), down 4 percent, and MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE: MDU), down 4 percent.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Aaron's, Inc.(AAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Best Buy Co now outperforming potential peersactive in electronics retailing such asmid capAaron’s, Inc (NYSE: AAN)and small cap CONN’S, Inc (NASDAQ: CONN):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap consumer electronics retailer Aaron’s, Inc (NYSE: AAN) is scheduled for before the market opens onFriday (February 17). Last time around, shares spiked in the high single digits after better-than-expected third quarterearnings.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Best Buy Co outperforming potential peersactive in electronics retailing such asmid capAaron’s, Inc (NYSE: AAN)and small cap CONN’S, Inc (NASDAQ: CONN):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Just this morning, small cap consumer electronics retailer Aaron’s, Inc (NYSE: AAN) reported first quarter earnings that have beat expectations. First quarter revenues were$844.6 million compared with $854.4 million for the first quarter of 2016 whilenet earnings increased to $53.3 million compared with $49.7 million in the prior year period. The CEO commented:

Best Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc(LL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    If you remember about a year ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention let the world know that consumers who had purchased the China-produced flooring from Lumber Liquidators Holdings (NYSE:LL) were roughly three times more likely to fall ill with cancer. That rate was much higher than earlier calculations following the 2015 broadcast by CBS’ 60 Minutes.The stock shed much of its value since the 2015 airing, but rebounded 17% on Tuesday after it reported a narrower-than-expected loss during the fourth quarter, offering investors a slight amount of hope going forward.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap hardwood flooring stockLumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE: LL) is scheduled for before the market opens onTuesday (February 21th). Lumber Liquidators Holdingshad been ahighflying stock until the middle of 2013 when shares were hit be allegations that the companys flooring products contained illegal levels of formaldehyde. Shares then took another hit on reports that the Department of Homeland Security andthe USFish and Wildlife Servicehad executed a sealed court-issuedsearch/raid on theheadquarters for possible sourcing violations.Lumber Liquidators Holdingslater won a favorable ruling in a California lawsuit filed under the state’s Proposition 65 covering cancer-causing chemicals and agreed to pay $2.5 million (without admitting wrongdoing) to settle a civil matter with the California Air Resources Board.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap hardwood flooring stockLumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE: LL) reportedQ2 2017 earnings before the market opened this morning with better than expected earnings sending shares soaring as the Company went into earnings with short interest of 24.68% according to Highshortinterest.com. Net sales increased10.7% to $263.5 million as net sales in comparable stores increased 8.8% driven by a 5.3% increase in the number of customers invoiced and a 3.5% increase in the average sale. Merchandise sales in comparable stores grew 6.1% in the quarter whilenet sales in non-comparable stores increased $4.4 million. The Company did not open any stores during the second quarter of 2017 with the total store count remaining at 385 as of June 30, 2017. Net income was $4.5 million versusa net loss of $12.2 million for the first profit in the wake of a 2015 “60 Minutes” report that claimed the Companys laminate flooring contained high levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofLumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc.(NYSE:LL) were moving higher last month, though there was little company-specific news out on the stock. The retailer of wood flooring and other related products had been battered in recent years after a scandal involving illegally treated flooring, but investor confidence seemed to be returning along with a general uptick in home-improvement stocks. According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, the stock rose 18.4% in March.