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Top Financial Stocks To Own Right Now

A global equity fund whose manager has drawn comparisons to Warren Buffett in the U.K. press is outperforming rivals thanks to a 166 percent rally in World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. over the past seven months.

London-based Lindsell Train Ltd sits atop the holder list with 7.1 million shares at the end of March. This equates to almost 17 percent of the total outstanding shares, according to Bloomberg data.

The company has been in the stock since at least 2009, regulatory filings show.

Nick Train, who co-founded the company in 2000, has been called a "British Buffett disciple" by the Financial Times and the "U.K.’s answer to Warren Buffett" by retail stockbroker Hargreaves Lansdown.

His global equity fund has returned almost 9 percent year-to-date and more than 20 percent in the past year. The fund is beating 95 percent of its peers this year and has outperformed 98 percent in the past three years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Top Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.(BFAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Twin Tree Management LP acquired a new position in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm acquired 13,320 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,366,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $103.78.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: CNB Financial Corporation(CCNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “CNB Financial (CCNE) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research” was posted by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this report on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of US & international copyright and trademark laws. The legal version of this report can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3370450/cnb-financial-ccne-rating-lowered-to-sell-at-zacks-investment-research.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of CNB Financial (NASDAQ:CCNE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Thursday morning.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently issued reports on CCNE. ValuEngine cut shares of CNB Financial from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CNB Financial from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of CNB Financial in a report on Tuesday, April 17th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods assumed coverage on shares of CNB Financial in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. They issued a market perform rating and a $35.00 price target for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $31.50.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of CNB Financial (NASDAQ:CCNE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on CCNE. Boenning Scattergood reissued a buy rating and set a $29.50 price target on shares of CNB Financial in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CNB Financial from a buy rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. ValuEngine raised CNB Financial from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on CNB Financial in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. They set a market perform rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $31.50.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on CNB Financial (CCNE)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CNB Financial (NASDAQ:CCNE) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

Top Financial Stocks To Own Right Now: Mechel OAO(MTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Mechel Mining Co. (NYSE: MTL) is one of Russia’s largest mining and metal companies, focusing on the production of coal, iron ore, steel and silver.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mullen Group Ltd (TSE:MTL) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, June 20th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Saturday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.05 per share on Monday, July 16th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 28th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mullen Group Ltd (TSE:MTL) reached a new 52-week high on Friday . The company traded as high as C$15.38 and last traded at C$15.38, with a volume of 248494 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$14.72.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

General Electric (NYSE:GE) is one of the most outstanding dividend plays out there. Not only has the company paid out a dividend for more than 100 uninterrupted years, it has also grown that dividend in most years. GE’s current yield of 3% is considerably higher than the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDX:INDU) average yield of 2.76%.

Anything that would threaten that dividend is, therefore, likely to reflect badly on GE stock. Power and Water are GE’s largest revenue segments, contributing roughly 25% to the company’s top line. And right now, one of GE’s major business threats could be changes that are likely to affectthe energy sector under Trump. Investors fear that sale of power plant upgrades by companies like GE might suffer if the U.S. bails out of climate change treaties under the Trump administration. The view is that Trump will be awful for clean energy and the climate change fight since he has promised to rip apart environment regulations, including the Paris Climate Agreement, and said that he thinks climate change is a hoax created by the Beijing government.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mechel OAO(MTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mullen Group Ltd (TSE:MTL) reached a new 52-week high on Friday . The company traded as high as C$15.38 and last traded at C$15.38, with a volume of 248494 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$14.72.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mullen Group Ltd (TSE:MTL) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, June 20th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Saturday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.05 per share on Monday, July 16th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 28th.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (NYSE:MTL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.5001512376479 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Carve CapitalAB’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Carve+CapitalAB

    These are the top 5 holdings of Carve CapitalABAltaba Inc (AABA) – 2,597,133 shares, 77.17% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 16.5%Coty Inc (COTY) – 2,099,974 shares, 15.42% of the total portfolio. Gap Inc (GPS) – 296,000 shares, 3.71% of the total portfolio. L Brands Inc (LB) – 180,000 shares, 2.76% of the total portfolio. Qorvo Inc (QRVO) – 330,000 shares, 0.94

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Royal Bank of Canada lowered its stake in shares of Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 9.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 203,696 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 21,545 shares during the quarter. Royal Bank of Canada’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $14,351,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Qorvo Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) was raised to Overweight from Sector Weight with a $95 price target (versus a $77.44 close) at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

    Valeritas Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) was started as Outperform andassigned a $3.50 price target (versus a $1.35 close) at Oppenheimer.Valeritas was indicated up over 6% at $1.44 on Thursday morning, but this is a microcap stock.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Qorvo, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) which traded up over 5% at $81.71. The stocks 52-week range is $63.59 to $86.84. Volume was about 2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.4 million.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) is cashing in on higher oil prices. The company repositioned its business to deliver strong oil growth along with some free cash flow, as long as oil was around $50 a barrel. Meanwhile, with crude well above that level now, the company is in the position to generate substantial free cash flow this year, which gives it lots of financial flexibility.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.1% to $77.53, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 1.1%, at $3.16 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.18. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.2% to $109.21. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEAMERICAN: UNG) traded up about 0.7%, at $222.17 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted to this latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 0.1%, at $81.94 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 5.7%, at $4.16 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 2.6% to $124.62. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $124.69 and the high was posted this morning.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.5%, at $22.84 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $30.88.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Here’s how share prices of the largest U.S. natural gas producers reacted the latest report:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.9%, at $75.53 in a 52-week range of $73.90 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up nearly 19%, at $3.13 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $6.59. The company reported better-than-expected earnings this morning. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 1.1% to $106.91. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.1%, at $22.32 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: TechTarget, Inc.(TTGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TechTarget (NASDAQ:TTGT) Director Leonard P. Forman sold 63,862 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.59, for a total transaction of $1,506,504.58. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TechTarget (TTGT)

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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Olympic Steel Inc.(ZEUS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Olympic Steel (NASDAQ:ZEUS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Olympic Steel earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.5465348320487 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd. (LQSIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    British Columbia and Alberta have chosen a different strategy where retail sales will be allowed through both public and private stores, similar to its current setup for liquor retail in the provinces. Retailers will have to get their supply of cannabis from the government’s wholesale distribution system, similar to how it works for alcohol now. The government will control online cannabis sales exclusively Our take: British Columbia also announced that physical retailing of cannabis and liquor will have to be separate, meaning stores cannot sell both products. This rule has an impact on existing liquor retailers aiming to convert some of their stores to sell cannabis. Aurora invested in Liquor Stores (renamed to Alcanna (OTCPK:LQSIF)) which has been struggling for years in the liquor business. Other pharmacy chains will also participate in the RFP as we have seen in Loblaw’s recent win in Newfoundland and Labrador. We think for many cannabis companies the path to winning those retail licenses will be a challenging one with the competition from multiple sources. The licenses will be hotly contested given that B.C. is the largest market to allow private retailing, leaving us cautious on those companies betting big on winning those contracts. The likely outcome is that a large number of companies will each win fewer contracts.

  • [By ]

    It also holds just under 20 percent share of Liquor Stores N.A. (OTCPK:LQSIF) and over 17 percent of Radient Technologies Inc. (OTC:RDDTF). Aurora has other holdings as well.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018

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Warren Buffett&s;s portfolio of stocks at Berkshire Hathaway has always contained a good number of insurance stocks. He likes them, always has.

Omaha&s;s most-famous investor started with his purchase of National Indemnity Company way back in 1967 and has continued since then with famous old names like GEICO and General Re, among many others.

If we imitate his methods, could we find success?

There&s;s no telling, but… one of the first steps in finding value is to see if the stock is trading at a low price/earnings ratio and if it can be purchased at a discount to book value.

Here are four insurance stocks that may fit as the type of value situation sought under the Buffett-like criteria he learned from Benjamin Graham:

&l;strong&g;AEGON N.V.&l;/strong&g; is a life insurance company based in the Netherlands and which trades on the New York Stock Exchange. With a price/earnings ratio of 5.4 and now priced at half its book value, it definitely looks like a value stock. The concern would be debt: There&s;s more of that than equity.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: CIRCOR International, Inc.(CIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE: CIR) was down, falling around 15 percent to $60.91. CIRCOR reported Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.48 per share on revenue of $158 million. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Circor from Buy to Hold.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Curis, Inc.(CRIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Curis Inc. (NASDAQ: CRIS) matched a 52-week low of $0.88 set Friday. The 52-week high is $3.48. Volume was about 4 million, four times the daily average of around 1 million. The drugmaker had no specific news Monday.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Skorney’s namesVertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX),Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), and Curis (CRIS) his top biotech picks for 2017, while Ulz chosesBioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) andParatek Pharmaceuticals (PRTK).

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    These are the 10 best penny stocks that have seen the biggest returns over the last week (March 7 – March 14)…

    Penny StockCurrent PriceWeekly Gain (March 7 – March 14)Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OCRX)$1.47+147.1%Internap Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP)$3.28+41.4%Soligenix Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX)$2.94+40%Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE: NMM)$2.63+37%QuickLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QUIK)$2.14+30.5%Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP)$4.60+22.7EXCO Resources Inc. (NYSE: XCO)$0.65+20.5%Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC)$4.38+20.3%Hebron Technology Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: HEBT)$3.99+19.1%Curis Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS)$2.85+18.4%

    As a reminder, this is only a tracking metric of penny stocks trading on SEC-regulated exchanges like the Nasdaq and NYSE. Although these top penny stocks are safer than those trading on the pink sheets, we don’t recommend buying any of them without the proper amount of financial research.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ARIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Healthcare shares gained around 0.73 percent in trading on Monday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA), and VCA Inc (NASDAQ: WOOF).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Trina Solar Limited(TSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another potential earnings short-squeeze candidate is integrated solar-power products maker Trina Solar (TSL), which is set to release numbers on next Monday before the market open. Wall Street analysts, on average, expect Trina Solar to report revenue of $645.68 million on earnings of 15 cents per share.

    The current short interest as a percentage of the float for Trina Solar is extremely high at 24.5%. That means that out of the 76.94 million shares in the tradable float, 18.88 million shares are sold short by the bears. If the bulls get the earnings news they’re looking for, then shares of TSL could easily rip sharply higher post-earnings as the bears move to cover some of their positions.

    From a technical perspective, TSL is currently trending below both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is bearish. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $8.67 to $9.04 a share. Shares of TSL have now started to rebound off those support levels and it’s quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade post-earnings above some key near-term overhead resistance levels.

    If you’re bullish on TSL, then I would wait until after its report and look for long-biased trades if this stock manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $10.72 to $11.19 a share and then above its 50-day moving average of $11.17 a share with high volume. Look for volume on that move that hits near or above its three-month average action of 5.17 million shares. If that breakout materializes post-earnings, then TSL will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at its 200-day moving average of $12.49 to $14 a share, or even $14.50 to $15 a share.

    I would avoid TSL or look for short-biased trades if after earnings it fails to trigger that breakout and then drops back below some near-term support levels at $10 a share to those double bottom support levels at $9.04 to $8

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The firm has a Sell rating on First Solar, JA Solar Holdings and Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (NYSE: TSL). It maintains a NC rating on SunPower Corporation, Canadian Solar and JinkoSolar Holding.

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    Axiom Capital Managing Director Gordon Johnson upgraded the entire alternative energy sector from Market Underweight to Market Overweight and upgraded SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: SCTY) from Sell to Hold and Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (NYSE: TSL), Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YGE) and JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) from Sell to Buy.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Technology shares gained around 0.85 percent in trading on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), and Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ: CRNT).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Mechel OAO(MTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials shares gained around 1.89 percent in trading on Tuesday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS), and Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL).

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL) is rallying strongly, rising to a three-year high on roughly 1.7 times its average volume.

    The stock has been on a tear in recent months. After dipping below the $2 level in late April and languishing in the sub-$2 range until August, the stock has nearly tripled in the run up to Monday’s session.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials shares climbed by 2.37 percent in trading on Wednesday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Handy & Harman Ltd (NYSE: HNH), and Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Valhi Inc.(VHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, basic materials shares slipped by 0.61 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Valhi, Inc. (NYSE: VHI), down 13 percent, and LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE: LXU), down 7 percent.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc.(CJJD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap Chinese retail pharmacy stock China Jo-Jo Drugstores (NASDAQ: CJJD) as a bullish long trade:

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Neo Lithium Corp. (NTTHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    ILC reminds me of Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] (OTCQX:CRECF) having five projects (CRE has 11), and also of Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY) (OTCPK:GALXF) by being diversified across brine and spodumene and across three continents. Also some similarity with Neo Lithium’s (OTC:NTTHF) [TSXV:NLC] early stage Argentinean brine project which I recently wrote about here. However, ILC trades at a much smaller market cap of US$8m to that of Critical Elements (US$85m) or Galaxy Resources (US$724m). This is partly due to ILC giving away significant percentages of their projects, and because they are still in the early stages of development.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks For 2018: Smithfield Foods Inc.(SFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Udovich]

    Thanksgiving is almost here but the exit of both Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC) and Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) to focus on their chicken or pork businesses (the latter was also acquired by the Chinese) leaves just two big Thanksgiving turkey stocks, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and Seaboard Corporation (NYSEAMEX: SEB), for investors to consider. According to the American Far Bureau, a 16-pound turkey will (on average) come in at a total of $22.74 this year or roughly $1.42 per pound for a decrease of 2 cents per pound or a total of 30 cents per whole turkey, compared to 2015. The price drop may be a transition back to the norm as the significant bird flu outbreak last year hurt the nations supply of both turkey and eggs.