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Why Carnival Corporation, Norwegian Cruise, and MGM Resorts Stocks Dropped Today

What happened

Tuesday trading drew to a close with cruise line stocks Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NYSE:NCLH) down 3.2% and 4.3%, respectively, while another big leisure stock, MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), lost 4.3%.

But the funny thing is that there was actually some pretty good news about these travel and leisure names.

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So what

Take MGM, for example. According to a report on TheFly.com, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement says that gaming revenue in Atlantic City’s home state soared more than 70% year over year in July. That certainly sounds like it should be good news for a casino stock like MGM.

As for Carnival and Norwegian? According to CruiseIndustryNews.com, the global cruise industry is on pace to have nearly half its ships back in the water and cruising by the end of August. Of 410 ships in operation, 190 are scheduled to be sailing regularly again by Aug. 31, or more than triple the 55 ships that were sailing just three months ago at the end of May.

That’s roughly 275,000 paying customers that we can expect to be contributing revenue to companies like Carnival and Norwegian, and that also sounds like pretty good news.

Now what

Except that coronavirus is now threatening to derail the recovery again. According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. recorded more than 210,000 new cases of coronavirus on Monday alone. There were nearly 670,000 new cases recorded globally.

Commenting on the virus’s resurgence, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio told Yahoo! Finance yesterday, “There is no hiding it. The spread of the Delta variant has got consumer confidence lower.” This is depressing bookings at his cruise line — and presumably, at other cruise lines as well.

The good news is still that eventually, the pandemic will end. Indeed, Del Rio predicts that “the back half of 2022 could be the best back half the company ever had.” It’s just that in the meantime, the delta variant of coronavirus is raging out of control, and that’s probably not going to be good news for travel and leisure stocks in the near term.

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now

I own roughly 30 stocks in my personal portfolio, but there are some I bought because I think they’re currently undervalued — not necessarily because I think I’ll hold them forever.

On the other hand, there are a few stocks in my portfolio that I could see myself holding throughout the rest of my career, throughout my retirement, and eventually passing on to my children. I’m not even 40 yet, so that’s quite a long time horizon. And while I’m not necessarily committing to holding these stocks forever, here’s why Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), Public Storage (NYSE:PSA), and AT&T (NYSE:T) could be core components of my portfolio for decades to come.

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I’m happy to let the greatest investor of all time take the reins with my money

Berkshire Hathaway was one of the first stocks I ever bought in my retirement account and it remains a staple of my portfolio today. The Warren Buffett-led conglomerate owns a collection of more than 60 subsidiary businesses and also has a huge stock portfolio with major investments in companies like Apple, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, and more. In fact, because of the diverse nature of Berkshire’s business, I’ve said that if I could only own one stock, that would be it.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: HMS Holdings Corp(HMSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA increased its position in shares of HMS Holdings (NASDAQ:HMSY) by 40.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,007,174 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 292,456 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned approximately 1.21% of HMS worth $16,961,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its stake in shares of HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) by 344.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 8,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 6,200 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in HMS were worth $173,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “Cigna Investments Inc. New Raises Position in HMS Holdings Corp (HMSY)” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another website, it was stolen and republished in violation of US & international trademark & copyright laws. The correct version of this piece can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4158664/cigna-investments-inc-new-raises-position-in-hms-holdings-corp-hmsy.html.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc(AUPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH), a clinical-stage biotech, are on the rise following the company’s first-quarter earnings report. Plans to expand voclosporin, the company’s lupus candidate, to a much larger indication inspired investors to push the shares 10.2% higher as of 1:03 p.m. Monday.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH), a biotechnology company developing an experimental new lupus therapy, rose 16.8% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Analyst attention following an important step forward for the company’s lead candidate pushed the stock higher.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    That statement comes to mind when I think about Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH). The potential for the clinical-stage biotech appears to be so great that getting greedy with the stock is tempting. 

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) jumped 11% in May, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the biotech said it plans to test voclosporin, its only drug candidate, for additional diseases.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company(CTB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bridgestone (OTCMKTS: BRDCY) and Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Longbow Research.

    Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) had its buy rating reaffirmed by analysts at Westpark Capital. The firm currently has a $6.00 target price on the stock. The analysts wrote, “We view these developments very favorably as a hit TV Series will drive merchandise sales. We lower our $PT to $6 from $7, to reflect timing of revenue recognitions being pushed to F’19. We maintain our Outperform rating on GNUS.””

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (NYSE:CTB) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group reduced their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Cooper Tire & Rubber in a report released on Tuesday, February 19th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Jordan now anticipates that the company will earn $0.32 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.37. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Cooper Tire & Rubber’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.85 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.72 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.98 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $1.06 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (NYSE:CTB) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group cut their Q2 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Cooper Tire & Rubber in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, August 6th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Jordan now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.70.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE: CTB) and Bridgestone (OTCMKTS:BRDCY) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gamco Investors INC. ET AL lowered its holdings in Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE:CTB) by 14.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 93,700 shares of the company’s stock after selling 15,500 shares during the quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL owned about 0.19% of Cooper Tire & Rubber worth $2,745,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust(IQI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Laurion Capital Management LP increased its stake in Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IQI) by 157.4% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 111,867 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 68,404 shares during the quarter. Laurion Capital Management LP’s holdings in Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust were worth $1,333,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IQI) has been trending positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust earned a news impact score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.8100034187875 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Invesco Quality Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IQI) announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, October 2nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.0574 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.69 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.14%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 15th.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Franks International (NYSE: NOA) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ: TUSK) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) and National Energy Services (NASDAQ:NESR) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    North American Construction Group (TSE:NOA) (NYSE:NOA) had its price objective boosted by Canaccord Genuity from C$11.00 to C$14.00 in a research note released on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. North American Construction Group earned a news impact score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0166679067395 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: icad inc.(ICAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    iCAD (NASDAQ:ICAD) announced its earnings results on Tuesday. The technology company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.06, Bloomberg Earnings reports. iCAD had a negative net margin of 61.83% and a negative return on equity of 59.65%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Radian Group Inc.(RDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) and MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

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    Some weeks (like this one), I’ve never even heard of the company flashing the best-looking “buy” or “sell” signal. To me, that means my process is sound. Stocks of little-known companies can deliver large gains when a catalyst brings the company to the attention of traders — which is the exact scenario that should play out in Radian Group (NYSE: RDN) over the next few weeks. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Radian Group Inc (NYSE:RDN) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the thirteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $22.78.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Raiden Network Token (CURRENCY:RDN) traded up 6.6% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 18:00 PM Eastern on September 30th. Raiden Network Token has a total market cap of $24.06 million and approximately $221,978.00 worth of Raiden Network Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Raiden Network Token has traded down 2% against the dollar. One Raiden Network Token token can currently be bought for $0.48 or 0.00007261 BTC on popular exchanges including Bibox, Kyber Network, LATOKEN and DDEX.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: MGM Resorts International(MGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    While MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) has a much smaller presence in Macau, generating only 20% of its revenue so far this year and 16% of its adjusted property EBITDA, it gives the world-class resort operator geographic diversity and serves as a buffer to the ups and downs of the Las Vegas market. It also generates some $2 billion in annual revenue.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Although estimates of just how lucrative the Japanese casino market could become have trended lower as the reality of legalization has moved steadily forward — initially it was estimated to be worth some $40 billion, but analysts now peg it closer to $15 billion — it would still be worthwhile for Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM), and Melco Resorts & Entertainment (NASDAQ:MLCO) to spend the $10 billion or more they’ve pledged should they win one of the licenses.

  • [By ]

    Cramer said that Everi (EVRI) has been a roller coaster and is too risky for most investors. He recommended his favorite in the casino space, MGM Resorts (MGM) .

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) is under pressure from all sides. Between its building boom that constrained operating profits last year and the slowdown in Las Vegas, MGM’s biggest market, the casino operator lost more than 25% of its value in 2018. However, activist investors are starting to see an opportunity.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Stochastic Oscillator Analysis for Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) (oracleexaminer.com) Stocks Buzz- MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE:DAR) (journalfinance.net) Fast-Moving Stocks: Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO), Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), Casa Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ … (thestreetpoint.com) Solarflare and LDA Technologies Racing to near Zero Latency, Achieve 120 Nanosecond CME Tick-To-Trade Network Latency (markets.financialcontent.com) What 20-Day Moving Average Analysis say about Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX)? (oracleexaminer.com)

    Several research firms have recently commented on XLNX. JPMorgan Chase upped their target price on Xilinx from $68.00 to $70.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $74.00 target price (up previously from $69.00) on shares of Xilinx in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. SunTrust Banks upped their target price on Xilinx to $79.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Macquarie decreased their target price on Xilinx from $75.00 to $72.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Wells Fargo upped their target price on Xilinx from $66.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $73.20.

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Bank of Internet (BOFI) , MGM Resorts (MGM) , Verizon (VZ) , Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) , Oracle (ORCL) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , PayPal (PYPL) , Raytheon (RTN) and McDonald’s (MCD) .

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc.(SGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SGL Carbon (ETR:SGL) received a €14.00 ($16.28) target price from analysts at Baader Bank in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Baader Bank’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 35.27% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Strategic Global Income Fund (NYSE:SGL) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Strategic Global Income Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9423274211809 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 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ: BRKL) and People's United Financial (NASDAQ:PBCT) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Head to Head Analysis: Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) & Kearny Financial (KRNY) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) versus Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) (americanbankingnews.com) The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Kforce, Burlington Stores, Brookline Bancorp, Federated National Holding and Salem Media Group (finance.yahoo.com) Brookline Bancorp (BRKL) vs. Charter Financial (CHFN) Critical Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Brookline Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.17.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SEC BANCORP INC/SH SH (OTCMKTS:SCYT) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sterling Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBT) and Brookline Bancorp (NASDAQ:BRKL) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Best Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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The Office of the Insurance Commissioner of the State of Washington has issued an Order to Cease and Desist (&q;Order&q;), and a Notice of Intent to Collect Unpaid Premium Taxes (&q;Notice&q;), to Microsoft&s;s captive insurance company, called Cypress Insurance Company.

Both the Order and the Notice make similar allegations. Cypress has been an Arizona captive since 2008, and it only sells insurance to Microsoft Corporation, including its various subsidiaries and related companies. Microsoft, of course, has its principal place of business in Washington.

The Board of Directors of Cypress has five directors, of which four are also Microsoft employees in Washington. Similarly, Cypress has five officers and four of those are also Microsoft employees in Washington.

Best Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tyson Foods Inc.(TSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) reported weaker-than-expected results for its fiscal second quarter.

    Tyson posted quarterly earnings of $1.271 per share on sales of $9.773 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $1.32 per share on sales of $9.89 billion. Tyson expects FY18 earnings of $6.55 to $6.70 per share.

  • [By ]

    Cramer said he’ll be listening to Tyson Foods (TSN) on Monday, but with rising input costs, the bears are likely to keep winning in the short-term. On a positive note, Service Now (NOW) will be holding an analyst day, which will be sure to ignite the cloud stocks.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on shares of Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) in a research report report published on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued an outperform rating on the stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion before the opening bell. Sysco shares rose 0.18 percent to close at $62.29 on Friday.
    Analysts expect Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion before the opening bell. Tyson shares rose 1.39 percent to close at $66.97 on Friday.
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Contrasting Xenia Hotels & Resorts (XHR) & MGM Resorts International (MGM)

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Xenia Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:XHR) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for MGM Resorts International and Xenia Hotels & Resorts, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MGM Resorts International 0 3 10 0 2.77
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 0 2 3 0 2.60

MGM Resorts International presently has a consensus target price of $38.08, indicating a potential upside of 17.99%. Xenia Hotels & Resorts has a consensus target price of $21.60, indicating a potential downside of 7.77%. Given MGM Resorts International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe MGM Resorts International is more favorable than Xenia Hotels & Resorts.

Profitability

This table compares MGM Resorts International and Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MGM Resorts International 17.88% 5.45% 2.05%
Xenia Hotels & Resorts 14.77% 8.80% 4.78%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.9% of MGM Resorts International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.0% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.2% of MGM Resorts International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MGM Resorts International and Xenia Hotels & Resorts’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MGM Resorts International $10.77 billion 1.68 $1.96 billion $1.02 31.85
Xenia Hotels & Resorts $945.28 million 2.65 $98.86 million $2.06 11.37

MGM Resorts International has higher revenue and earnings than Xenia Hotels & Resorts. Xenia Hotels & Resorts is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MGM Resorts International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

MGM Resorts International has a beta of 1.41, meaning that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xenia Hotels & Resorts has a beta of 0.85, meaning that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

MGM Resorts International pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays an annual dividend of $1.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. MGM Resorts International pays out 47.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Xenia Hotels & Resorts pays out 53.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Xenia Hotels & Resorts has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Xenia Hotels & Resorts is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

MGM Resorts International beats Xenia Hotels & Resorts on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

MGM Resorts International Company Profile

MGM Resorts International, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resorts in the United States and China. The company operates through two segments, Domestic Resorts and MGM China. Its casino resorts offer gaming, hotel, convention, dining, entertainment, retail, and other resort amenities. Its casino operations include various slots, table games, and race and sports book wagering. The company operates 14 resorts in the United States; and MGM Macau resort and casino in China, as well as develops an integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resort on the Cotai Strip, Macau. The company also owns and operates Shadow Creek golf course, Primm Valley Golf Club, and Fallen Oak golf course. The company serves premium gaming customers; leisure and wholesale travel customers; business travelers; and group customers, including conventions, trade associations, and small meetings. The company was formerly known as MGM MIRAGE and changed its name to MGM Resorts International in June 2010. MGM Resorts International was founded in 1986 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Xenia Hotels & Resorts Company Profile

Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is a self-advised and self-administered REIT that invests primarily in premium full service and lifestyle hotels, with a focus on the top 25 U.S. lodging markets as well as key leisure destinations in the United States. The Company owns 39 hotels, including 37 wholly owned hotels, comprising 11,497 rooms, across 18 states and the District of Columbia. Xenia's hotels are primarily in the luxury and upper upscale segments, and operated and/or licensed by industry leaders such as Marriott, Hyatt, Kimpton, Aston, Fairmont, Hilton, and Loews, as well as leading independent management companies including Sage Hospitality, The Kessler Collection, Urgo Hotels & Resorts, and Davidson Hotels & Resorts. For more information on Xenia's business, refer to the Company website at www.xeniareit.com.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Earnings season begins this week, withWynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) reporting on Tuesday, April 24, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS)on Wednesday, and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM)on Thursday. Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) will report on May 2 with Melco Resorts (NASDAQ:MLCO) to follow later in May.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    The big casinos certainly want to spend big. Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) says a new integrated resort in Japan will cost anywhere from $6 billion to $10 billion, two to three times more than it spent on building its brand new French-themed Parisian resort in Macau. MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) says it, too, could spend $10 billion for a new casino in Japan, quadruple the cost of its MGM Cotai that’s scheduled to open later this year. Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) hasn’t put a price tag on it yet, though it spent over $4 billion to open the Palace in Macau last August, but CEO Steve Wynn says the opportunity is “thoroughly delicious.”

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Caesars isn’t the only company taking its gaming brands worldwide into non-gaming markets. MGM Resorts (NYSE:MGM) has launched MGM Hospitality, a hotel development and management business that mirrors what Caesars is building in Dubai. The company’s first major property will be MGM- and Bellagio-branded hotels in Dubai in which MGM will advise on the building process and manage the hotels. Wasl Hospitality will be the owner of the property, which is expected to be completed in 2021.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Altura Mining Limited (ALTAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The question now is more about speed of EV implementation. On the supply side, it has been great to see LAC, Pilbara Minerals (OTCPK:PILBF) and Altura Mining (OTCPK:ALTAF) get funding, but the continued issues with Albemarle’s (NYSE:ALB) LaNegra II expansion and Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) ramping up to Phase 1 capacity of 17,500 tonnes/year of lithium carbonate are further evidence that lithium projects take time and have considerable execution risk.