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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019

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On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Pete Najarian spoke about unusually high options activity in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS). He said that options traders are buying the January 2020, 140 strike calls. Around 20,000 call options were traded in the first half of the session and traders were paying $3.20 for them. The trade breaks even at $143.20 or 21.12 percent above the current market price. Pete Najarian owns shares of UPS and he thinks the stock is going much higher.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Mitsubishi Corporation (MSBHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Automotive is moving well, up 14% y/y driven by HD Radio tech. The latter is included in an A list of important models, including Tesla Model 3, the Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY) Mirage and the Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) Rogue. Their connected radio solution is also coming along nicely.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Japanese trading company Itochu (OTCPK:ITOCY) has a tough act to follow – its own meaningful improvement over the past five years. The company was more willing than most of its Japanese trading peers to deemphasize commodity/resource businesses, and it moved fairly quickly here, building up non-resource businesses like its food, machinery, and finance operations. Those moves have led to better ROE and cash flow margin performance versus its peers, and Itochu shares have done well relative to peers like Mitsui (OTCPK:MITSY), Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY), Marubeni (OTCPK:MARUY), and Sumitomo (OTCPK:SSUMY) over that time.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Meritage Corporation(MTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week is big for housing numbers. March existing home sales figures are scheduled for  Monday and new home sales for March along with the February S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index on Tuesday. As for homebuilders, Pulte Group, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is scheduled to report  Q1 results Tuesday, and D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI) is scheduled to report fiscal Q2 numbers on Thursday. The industry already has seen strong Q1 results from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), and housing starts and building permits in March rose more than expected. These results, as well as those and the economic data from next week could provide clues for the industry going forward. After NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) reports results this morning, Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) releases its Q1 results April 25. We’ll have to wait until next month for some of the other homebuilders, as well as from home improvement companies Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW), before we get a more complete snapshot of the housing market.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Stryker Corporation(SYK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Finally, shares of Boston Scientific sank 6%. The medical device maker had jumped earlier in the week on reports that it might receive a takeover bid from industry peer Stryker (NYSE:SYK). Yet today, Stryker denied that it had been in acquisition talks with Boston Scientific, throwing cold water on the idea. With the downward push, Boston Scientific is now back to where the stock started the week before the reports surfaced in the first place. Boston Scientific will now apparently have to make the most of its own opportunities in the medical device space — at least unless another potential buyer comes around.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Boston Scientific stock rose 7.4% today after The Wall Street Journal reported(subscription required) that the medical device specialist has received a takeover bid from rival Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK). Shares of Stryker simultaneously declined more than 5% on the news.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Bancorp DE grew its stake in Stryker Co. (NYSE:SYK) by 2.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 154,942 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,643 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Stryker were worth $24,935,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.(DNKN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lifted its position in Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) by 2.6% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 157,200 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the quarter. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Dunkin’ Brands were worth $9,383,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    In the first quarter of 2018, Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ:DNKN) completed the rollout of a menu simplification initiative to its entire base of roughly 9,000 Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. stores.The effort reduced corporate-required menu items for franchisees by 10% and dispensed with 23 optional products, which David Hoffman, president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada, labeled as “slow moving, complex, and off-strategy.”

  • [By ]

    Thursday brought a host of interviews for TheStreet that may (hopefully) spark interest during your weekend planning. UPS (UPS) Chief Financial Officer told us the shipping giant will unveil a transformation plan in coming months. Instinct tells me this could be a cost-cutting plan designed to help the company’s under-performing stock. Dunkin’ Donuts (DNKN) CEO shot back at noted short-seller Jim Chanos, who disclosed a year-long short position in the restaurant chain on Thursday. Chanos’ response to me via email: “Wow, a promotional CEO and his execs don’t agree with a short-seller….? Imagine that.” Yep. Hopped on the phone with Hasbro’s (HAS) CEO for a piece to hit over the weekend. Came away thinking retailers are preparing for a rather upbeat holiday season. The impact of Toys ‘R’ Us’ liquidation will likely weigh on Hasbro in the second quarter, then taper off in the back half of the year. 

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: GTT Communications, Inc.(GTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    GTT Communications (GTT) : “I think they have a great business model. I say buy, buy, buy.”

    Steel Dynamics (STLD) : “That’s a great steel company and the only one I’ll recommend other than Nucor (NUE) .”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) and GTT Communications (NYSE:GTT) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at KeyBanc upgraded GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT) from Sector Weight to Overweight.

    GTT Communications shares fell 0.64 percent to $46.35 in pre-market trading.

  • [By ]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on GTT Communications (GTT) , Steel Dynamics (STLD) , Nucor (NUE) , Marriott International (MAR) , MGM Resorts (MGM) and Twitter (TWTR) .

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Bruker Announces Improved Solutions for Microbial Strain Typing, Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control, and Candida auris Testing at ASM 2018 (finance.yahoo.com) Financial Review: Bruker (BRKR) versus Pacific Biosciences of California (PACB) (americanbankingnews.com) Global Microbiology Testing/Clinical Microbiology Market 2018-2024: Market is Influenced by Biomerieux, Abbott, Roche, Bruker and Bio-rad Labs (bizjournals.com) Bruker Corporation appoints Gerald Herman as CFO (seekingalpha.com) Bruker Corporation Appoints Gerald Herman as Chief Financial Officer (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of brokerages have issued reports on BRKR. Zacks Investment Research cut Bruker from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. BTIG Research set a $42.00 target price on Bruker and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, May 6th. BidaskClub raised Bruker from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Bank of America decreased their target price on Bruker from $37.00 to $34.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Finally, Leerink Swann upped their target price on Bruker from $32.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.91.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Covanta Holding Corporation(CVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Danielson (NYSE: CVA) and MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HL Financial Services LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Danielson Holding Co. (NYSE:CVA) by 12.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 49,434 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 6,964 shares during the quarter. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Danielson were worth $717,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company has seen solid insider buying over the past year. Covanta Holding Corp. (NYSE: CVA) is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern energy-from-waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power 1 million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Sears Holdings Corporation(SHLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Fitz-Gerald]

    Sears Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) at $144.86 before it fell 98.4%…

    GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) at $86.97 before it fell 94.5%…

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    The CEO of Sears Holdings Corp. (NYSE: SHLD) will try to use his hedge fund to buy some of the failing retailer’s assets. According to The Wall Street Journal:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    However and pursuant to a master lease, 175 of the Company’s wholly-owned properties are leased to Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: SHLD) and are operated under either the Sears or Kmart brand. The master lease provides the Company with the right to recapture certain space from Sears at each property for retenanting or redevelopment purposes. At 83 properties, third-party tenants under direct leases occupy a portion of leasable space alongside Sears and Kmart, and 37 properties are leased only to third parties. The Company also owns 50% interests in 28 properties through JV investments with GGP Inc., Simon Property Group, Inc., and The Macerich Company. A substantial majority of the space at the Company’s JV properties is also leased to Sears Holdings under master lease agreements that provide for similar recapture rights as the master lease governing the Company’s wholly-owned properties.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Unlike the situation with rival Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), J.C. Penney’s liabilities have not exceeded its assets. Each figure is about $8.3 billion, and the company has $181 million in cash on hand, about half what it had last year.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    To many investors, J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) stock looks like a guaranteed loser. For example, my Foolish colleague Timothy Green recently described the bull case for J.C. Penney being that it is failing more slowly than longtime rival Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD). Indeed, J.C. Penney posted weak sales and earnings results last quarter and slashed its full-year earnings-per-share forecast due to the implementation of new accounting rules.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao(CBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 28.8 percent to $4.03 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for expanded indications for its Senhance Surgical System.
    Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) rose 15.6 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading.
    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (NYSE: CBD) rose 13.2 percent to $24.20 in pre-market trading.
    ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) rose 12.2 percent to $21.65 in pre-market trading. Alibaba and Cainiao agreed to make strategic investment in ZTO Express of $1.38 billion.
    DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) rose 10.8 percent to $2.05 in pre-market trading.
    Momo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) shares rose 9.6 percent to $42.68 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) shares rose 9.1 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading.
    Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) rose 8.4 percent to $108.00 in pre-market trading.
    Jupai Holdings Limited (NYSE: JP) shares rose 7 percent to $24.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 5.9 percent to $10.61 in pre-market trading.
    Frontline Ltd. (NYSE: FRO) rose 5.9 percent to $5.04 in pre-market trading.
    Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) rose 5.5 percent to $3.27 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.16 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (NYSE: CBD) and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc Class B (OTCMKTS:ANCUF) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.(IGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media stories about Internet Gold Golden Lines (NASDAQ:IGLD) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Internet Gold Golden Lines earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.7616640405736 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

Below is my list of the top gold & silver mining stock takeover targets. None of them are producers, but they all have very lucrative properties. Plus, they are all undervalued. Most of them have very advanced projects.

Stock Name

Symbol (US)

Type

Share Price (US)

FD Shares

FD Mkt Cap (4/3/2017)

Alexco Resources

AXU

Silver

$1.52

108M

$164M

Aurvista Gold

ARVSF

Gold

$0.22

200M

$45M

Barkerville Gold Mining

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sandstorm Gold Ltd(SAND )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Sandstorm Gold (NYSEMKT:SAND) has outperformed the precious metal itself over the past year, with shares rising 35% year to date. Last month it reported third-quarter profits of $7 million, a big U-turn from 2015, when it suffered losses of $5.5 million. In fact, its entire operation was doing better with greater production: lower cash costs, but higher cash margins; and greater operating cash flows, all of which allowed it to pay down its revolving credit facility. That means it has no bank debt and its entire $110 million revolving credit facility is available to make acquisitions.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Insmed, Inc.(INSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC Buys 13,438 Shares of Insmed, Inc. (INSM)” was first posted by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this article on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & international trademark and copyright laws. The original version of this article can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3353518/tiaa-cref-investment-management-llc-buys-13438-shares-of-insmed-inc-insm.html.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Insmed Inc. (NASDAQ: INSM) was raised to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse.

    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Needham, based on the run-up in shares and on a harder earnings comparison that will be harder to beat. Lululemon was up 1% at $96.31 but was down 2% at $94.30 on Monday. It had a consensus target price of $89.93.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares were also up, gaining 10 percent to $25.72. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.

    Equities Trading DOWN

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares shot up 113 percent to $26.15 following the announcement of positive top-line results from its Phase 3 Convert study of ALIS in adult patients with treatment-refractory nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease..

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Meritage Corporation(MTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    WhenMeritage Homes Corp(NYSE:MTH) last reported earnings to wrap up fiscal 2016, it left investors with reason to be concerned. The company finished the year with strong 15% home-closing revenue growth in the fourth quarter, 19% home-closing revenue growth for the full year, and a 15% jump in earnings per share for the year. Unfortunately, the homebuilder reported that its unit sales, and that its backlog of homes on order, were down from the year-ago period in the fourth quarter — not a positive metric considering the general strength of the new homes market and the company’s success in expanding and growing in recent years.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week is big for housing numbers. March existing home sales figures are scheduled for  Monday and new home sales for March along with the February S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index on Tuesday. As for homebuilders, Pulte Group, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is scheduled to report  Q1 results Tuesday, and D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI) is scheduled to report fiscal Q2 numbers on Thursday. The industry already has seen strong Q1 results from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), and housing starts and building permits in March rose more than expected. These results, as well as those and the economic data from next week could provide clues for the industry going forward. After NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) reports results this morning, Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) releases its Q1 results April 25. We’ll have to wait until next month for some of the other homebuilders, as well as from home improvement companies Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW), before we get a more complete snapshot of the housing market.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.(NM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) is expected to report a quarterly loss at $0.37 per share on revenue of $101.51 million.

    Pure Storage Inc (NYSE: PSTG) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.23 per share on revenue of $138.13 million.

  • [By Nickey Friedman]

    Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE: NM  ) has two operating segments: shipping and logistics. Analysts have already begun to raise their profit estimates for 2014, currently at $0.11 EPS up from $0.01 a week ago. Expect that number to continue to rise dramatically. Navios pays a $0.06 per share quarterly dividend and trades around 40% below its book value. It used to trade as high as $17 back in 2007.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: FuelCell Energy Inc.(FCEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Ballard Power Systemsalong with alternative energy or fuel cell stock peers like small capsFuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL), Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) and Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) all peaking in 2014 before falling back; but BLDP and PLUG have picked up steam earlier this year:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap fuel cell stockFuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL) is scheduled forbefore the marketopens onThursday (January 12th). At the beginning of December, FuelCell Energy announced a business restructuring to reduce costs and align production levels with current levels of demand in a manner that is consistent with the Companys long-term strategic plan.The Company said it cut 96 jobs, or 17% of its workforce, and has halved production to 25 megawatts a year in order to position for delays in order flow.The Company alsoexpects to take a $3 million charge in fiscal 2017 related to the job cuts.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Plug Power plus alternative energy or fuel cell stock peers like Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BLDP), FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL) and Hydrogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HYGS) all peaking in 2014 before collapsing with shares leveling off or perhaps finally to recover a bit:

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2018

Source

Most investors have neither the time nor inclination to listen to a company’s earnings call. I, however, have no girlfriend so what else do I have to do? All jokes aside, I intend on evaluating the current state of the business and how that impacts the future. There were many positives and uncertainties that Dick’s (DKS) faces going forward. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and let’s do this.

Numbers (3Q 2017) Starting with financials, Dick’s reported a non – GAAP EPS of $0.30 for the third quarter of 2017. This was at the upper end of their guidance, which was $0.22 – $0.30. Their total sales increased 7.4% to approximately $1.94 billion and their e-commerce business increased 16%. Consolidated same store sales decreased 0.9%. According to Lee Belitsky, their CFO, “the comp decrease was driven by a 0.9% decrease in transactions and no change in ticket.” Dick’s Gross profit for the Q3 was $534.1 million or 27.47% of sales and that was down 3.07% versus last year. Lee Belitsky stated, “this decline was driven by lower merchandise margins in a promotional marketplace that were in line with our previous forecast.” More Numbers (4Q 2017 & 2018) Looking forward to 4Q 2017, Dick’s expects consolidated same store sales to be flat to low-single digit negative. Looking even further in 2018, Dick’s expects comparative store sales to be approximately flat again. They will reduce their new store growth to between 15-20 new stores compared to the 59 they opened in 2017. In addition, Dick’s plans on increasing investments in their e-commerce business, the technology in their stores, store payroll, their digital HQ platform, and their private brands next year. Given these investments, continued gross margin pressure, and flat comps, they are expecting their earnings per diluted share could fall up to 20% in 2018. Enough Numbers (My Thesis)

Their total sales increased 7.4% to approximately $1.94 billion. However, that is only half the picture. Their inventory only rose by 4%. That implies that they do not have any inventories issues. Ed Stack, CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, confirmed this in the conference call (the exception is their hunting category). The fact that their sales rose faster than inventory is a sign of a healthy retail business.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Fiserv, Inc.(FISV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week:Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT), Customers Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: CUBI), Ellie Mae Inc. (NYSE: ELLI), Fiserv Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) and Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA).

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Meritage Corporation(MTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Next week is big for housing numbers. March existing home sales figures are scheduled for  Monday and new home sales for March along with the February S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index on Tuesday. As for homebuilders, Pulte Group, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) is scheduled to report  Q1 results Tuesday, and D.R. Horton Inc (NYSE: DHI) is scheduled to report fiscal Q2 numbers on Thursday. The industry already has seen strong Q1 results from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN), and housing starts and building permits in March rose more than expected. These results, as well as those and the economic data from next week could provide clues for the industry going forward. After NVR, Inc. (NYSE: NVR) reports results this morning, Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE: MTH) releases its Q1 results April 25. We’ll have to wait until next month for some of the other homebuilders, as well as from home improvement companies Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE: HD) and Lowe’s Companies Inc (NYSE: LOW), before we get a more complete snapshot of the housing market.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    WhenMeritage Homes Corp(NYSE:MTH) last reported earnings to wrap up fiscal 2016, it left investors with reason to be concerned. The company finished the year with strong 15% home-closing revenue growth in the fourth quarter, 19% home-closing revenue growth for the full year, and a 15% jump in earnings per share for the year. Unfortunately, the homebuilder reported that its unit sales, and that its backlog of homes on order, were down from the year-ago period in the fourth quarter — not a positive metric considering the general strength of the new homes market and the company’s success in expanding and growing in recent years.

Hot Financial Stocks To Own For 2018: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) reversed to a profit of $2.68 billion or $1.41 per share from a loss of $725 million or $0.39 per share last year, beating the $0.86 per share consensus by a wide margin.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded up 2.44% at $117.28. The stock’s 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 7.3 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Exxon Mobil is down 9.38%. BP Plc. (NYSE ADR: BP) is down 8.91 %. Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is down 7.65%. That’s all during a time when the Dow is up 4.3%.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Carl Icahn has big plans for the US auto-parts sector — and big retailers like AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY) and Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) aren’t going to like them: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Unit Labor Costs (QoQ) for Q1 2.20% vs 2.50% consensus estimate. Nonfarm Productivity (QoQ) for Q1 0.00% vs -0.20% consensus estimate.
    US Services Purchasing Managers' Index for May is schedule for release at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    Data on factory orders for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The ISM non-manufacturing index for May is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The labor market conditions index for May will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for May is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    HSBC upgraded Chevron (NYSE: CVX) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded Skechers (NYSE: SKX) from Neutral to Positive
    Deutsche Bank upgraded WEX (NYSE: WEX) from Hold to Buy
    Pacific Crest downgraded Apple from Overweight to Sector Weight
    RBC downgraded Perrigo (NYSE: PRGO) from Sector Perform to Underperform
    Wedbush downgraded Endocyte (NASDAQ: ECYT) from Outperform to Neutral

    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 or email minutes@benzinga.com.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Wednesday was Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) which traded up 1.55% at $114.24. The stock’s 52-week range is $97.53 to $119.00. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 17 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

Earnings Reporter

My goal in this segment is to unlock both short-term and long-term growth in stocks that have just reported earnings. These stocks are specifically subject to enormous volatility, as earnings reports are seen (and rightfully so) as a significant display of a company’s progression in the market. What I offer you is an analysis of the economic well-being of the company, and whether I think the stock is a buy, hold or sell for either (or both) the short term or long term. To get used to the format of this segment, take a look at my last article on Tile Shop Holdings (NASDAQ:TTS).

After careful consideration, I have rated Air Lease Corp. (NYSE:AL) as a buy for the short term.

Air Lease Q4 Earnings

The airline industry has been doing extraordinarily well as of late, and investors have surely taken notice of Warren Buffett’s increase investment in the industry. Aircraft manufacturing companies like Boeing (NYSE:BA) are doing well, as well as airline companies such as like Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) and United (NYSE:UAL). In this thriving industry, Air Lease is a company that will surely benefit and prosper. It is essentially the “middle man” in this industry, buying directly from Boeing, and then leasing aircraft to multiple airlines. Let’s take a look at Air Lease Corp.’s Q4 to get insight into how the company is faring in today’s economy.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

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    Last but not least, the conversion and consolidation of the American healthcare colossus will be a bonanza for tech companies engaged in networking, software, and the cloud. Those best suited to handle the task are the usual suspects: Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), IBM (NYSE: IBM), CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA), Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), and Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPE).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    So how does International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) compare to the markets over the past nine years?

    On an adjusted close basis, IBM closed March 6, 2009, at $68.36 a share, or $85.81 on an unadjusted basis. IBM most recently closed at $155.83 on an adjusted basis.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) is hoping to change all that. This year, it’s partnering with IBM’s (NYSE:IBM) Watson to bring the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) to tax return preparation. This would seem a natural fit for theJeopardy!-winning supercomputer.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    We reprise five of last year’s components: Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), International Business Machines (IBM), Omnicom Group (OMC) and Texas Instruments (TXN), which means they obviously are buys.

  • [By WWW.USATODAY.COM]

    In the year 2000, IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) most notable cash cow was the computer server the software giant sold nearly $11.5 billion worth of them that year.Today, servers still figure in IBM’s product mix, but their sales have dwindled by more than 70% in the 21stcentury, making up just 4% of IBM’s total revenue last year.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bank of Nova Scotia (The)(BNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Coming up on this episode of Mad Money: Cramer interviews Nick Pinchuk, CEO of Snap-on (SNA) . Plus, don’t miss the Lightning Round. Which stocks is Cramer bullish on?

  • [By John Divine]

    Snap-on Incorporated (SNA) is my choice for the Best Stocks for 2016 competition. At a market cap of $10 billion, I doubt it will double over the next year, as some of the smaller companies in this competition might be able to.

    That said, Snap-on, which manufactures and markets hand tools and diagnostic equipment, is a rock-solid company with an attractive valuation and impressive growth. It goes for 22 times earnings, pays a consistent and modest dividend, and has been around since 1920.

    As cars get more tech-heavy and complicated, newer tools and better diagnostics will be needed — and that’s SNA’s bread ‘n’ butter. 

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Snap-on (SNA)

    Snap-on, which is more than 100 years old, provides hand and power tools for individuals and professionals, including auto-shop tools and auto diagnostic equipment.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Merit Medical Systems Inc.(MMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cerulean Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: CERU) shares dipped 27 percent to $0.817. Cerulean Pharma shares have dropped 60.28 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 15.31 percent in the same period.
    Tandem Diabetes Care Inc (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares tumbled 24.2 percent to $1.17. Tandem Diabetes Care priced 18 million share offering at $1.25 per share.
    Alphatec Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ATEC) shares fell 21.1 percent to $2.10 as the company reported a $18.9 million private placement.
    Heat Biologics Inc (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares dropped 15.5 percent to $0.870. Heat Biologics priced its 5 million share offering at $0.80 per share.
    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) shares fell 15 percent to $1.76.
    QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) shares declined 12.2 percent to $1.58. QuickLogic priced its 10 million share offering at $1.50 per share.
    Orion Engineered Carbons SA (NYSE: OEC) shares dropped 9.5 percent to $19.10. Orion Engineered Carbons reported a 5 million common stock secondary offering.
    Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ: IDXG) shares fell 8.7 percent to $2.61 after the company reported debt restructuring and agreed to eliminate its royalty and mileston

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Meritage Corporation(MTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    WhenMeritage Homes Corp(NYSE:MTH) last reported earnings to wrap up fiscal 2016, it left investors with reason to be concerned. The company finished the year with strong 15% home-closing revenue growth in the fourth quarter, 19% home-closing revenue growth for the full year, and a 15% jump in earnings per share for the year. Unfortunately, the homebuilder reported that its unit sales, and that its backlog of homes on order, were down from the year-ago period in the fourth quarter — not a positive metric considering the general strength of the new homes market and the company’s success in expanding and growing in recent years.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP(TEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    Citi remains Buy rated on Dominion Midstream Partners (NYSE: DM), Tallgrass Energy (NYSE: TEP), and Tallgrass Energy GP (NYSE: TEGP), saying the companies are positioned to capitalize on natural gas demand growth.