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A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on June 11, 2018.

Chris Hill: It’s Tuesday, June 12th. Welcome to Market Foolery! I’m Chris Hill. Joining me in studio, it’s David Kretzmann, back from the Great White North.

David Kretzmann: Absolutely!

Hill: Good to see you!

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Bacanora Minerals Ltd. (BCRMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The following 6 companies are on the bench for the index:

    Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) Argosy Minerals (OTCPK:ARYMF) Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) Critical Elements (OTCQX:CRECF) NEO Lithium (OTCQX:NTTHF) Wealth Minerals (OTCQX:WMLLF)

    “Bench” is a sports analogy meaning that one or more of them could be added in the future if one of the above companies becomes a producer, is acquired, or the market capitalization (“cap”) of one or more of the index holdings falls significantly below that of one or more companies on the bench.

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    Other juniors include: Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [TSXV:AAL], AIS Resources [TSXV:AIS] (OTCQB:AISSF), American Lithium Corp. [TSX-V: LI] (OTCQB:LIACF), Argentina Lithium and Energy Corp. [TSXV:LIT] (OTCQB:PNXLF), Argosy Minerals [ASX:AGY] (OTC:ARYMF), AVZ Minerals [ASX:AVZ] (OTC:AZZVF), Bacanora Minerals [TSXV:BCN] [AIM:BCN] [GR:1BQ] (OTC:BCRMF), Birimian Ltd [ASX:BGS] (OTC:EEYMF), Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] [GR:F12] (OTCQX:CRECF), Dajin Resources [TSXV:DJI] (OTCPK:DJIFF), Enigri (private), Eramet (EN Paris:ERA) (OTCPK:ERMAY), European Metals Holdings [ASX:EMH] [AIM:EMH] [GR:E861] (OTC:ERPNF), Far Resources [CSE:FAT] (OTCPK:FRRSF), Force Commodities [ASX:4CE], Kidman Resources [ASX:KDR] [GR:6KR], Latin Resources Ltd [ASX: LRS] (OTC:LAXXF), Lithium Australia [ASX:LIT] (OTC:LMMFF), Lithium Power International [ASX:LPI] (OTC:LTHHF), LSC Lithium [TSXV:LSC] (OTC:LSSCF), MetalsTech [ASX:MTC], MGX Minerals [CSE:XMG] (OTC:MGXMF), Millennial Lithium Corp. [TSXV:ML] (OTCQB:MLNLF), Neo Lithium [TSXV:NLC] (OTC:NTTHF), NRG Metals Inc. [TSXV:NGZ] (OTCQB:NRGMF), Nemaska Lithium [TSX:NMX] [GR:NOT] (OTCQX:NMKEF), North American Lithium (private), Piedmont Lithium [ASX:PLL] (OTC:PLLLY), Prospect Resources [ASX:PSC], Sayona Mining [ASX:SYA] (OTCPK:DMNXF), Savannah Resources [LSE:SAV], Standard Lithium [TSXV:SLL] (OTC:STLHF), and Wealth Minerals [TSXV:WML] (OTCQB:WMLLF).

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MetLife, Inc.(MET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The Evercore analysts also said that Metlife Inc. (MET) and CNO Financial Group Inc. (CNO) have “sizable exposure” to long-term care from a reserve standpoint, “but our analysis indicates that their blocks have below average risk and/or more robust reserves versus peers, implying a lower risk of charges over the next few years.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. cut its stake in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 214,195 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 5,300 shares during the quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd.’s holdings in Metlife were worth $9,339,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of MET. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Metlife by 4,191.8% in the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 12,828,417 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $312,000 after purchasing an additional 12,529,511 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of Metlife by 12.3% in the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 52,498,328 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,452,721,000 after acquiring an additional 5,760,379 shares during the last quarter. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd boosted its stake in shares of Metlife by 2,954.4% in the fourth quarter. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd now owns 2,311,734 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $94,919,000 after acquiring an additional 2,236,048 shares during the last quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group boosted its stake in Metlife by 4,778.5% during the third quarter. Rehmann Capital Advisory Group now owns 1,324,512 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $28,350,000 after buying an additional 1,297,362 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its stake in Metlife by 833.5% during the fourth quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 1,235,142 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $50,711,000 after buying an additional 1,102,832 shares during the last quarter. 77.03% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Metronome (CURRENCY:MET) traded up 2% against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 7:00 AM ET on September 29th. Metronome has a total market cap of $12.11 million and $20,122.00 worth of Metronome was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Metronome token can now be purchased for $1.43 or 0.00021804 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX, DDEX, Gate.io and Upbit. During the last seven days, Metronome has traded 7.2% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) rose 18.2 percent to $13.71 in pre-market trading. Cara Therapeutics and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma entered into ex-U.S. licensing agreement to commercialize KORSUVA™ injection in dialysis patients with pruritus.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 10.6 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after surging 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) rose 10.5 percent to $2.37 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.04 percent on Tuesday.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.3 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after falling 16.03 percent on Tuesday.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) rose 7.8 percent to $110.25 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 7.1 percent to $2.13 in pre-market trading. after climbing 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CMTA) rose 5.9 percent to $20.01 in pre-market trading after reporting positive Phase 2 Part B data showing treatment with palovarotene significantly reduces new bone growth in patients with FOP.
    Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) rose 3.5 percent to $18.44 in pre-market trading.
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) shares rose 3.5 percent to $2.95 in pre-market trading.
    MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) rose 3.2 percent to $50.00 in pre-market trading after reporting a $1.5 billion buyback plan.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) rose 3.2 percent to $88.51 in pre-market trading. Lowe's reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.

    Find out what's going on in today's market and bring any questions you have to Benzinga's PreMarket Prep.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. grew its position in MetLife (NYSE:MET) by 1.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 191,498 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,568 shares during the quarter. MetLife accounts for 1.9% of Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 20th largest holding. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc.’s holdings in MetLife were worth $8,788,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Newcastle Investment Corporation(NCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 5.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on July 4th. One PolySwarm token can now be purchased for $0.0039 or 0.00000059 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, IDEX and DDEX. During the last seven days, PolySwarm has traded 8.4% higher against the U.S. dollar. PolySwarm has a total market cap of $5.94 million and $28,632.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 0.8% higher against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 10:00 AM E.T. on September 16th. PolySwarm has a market capitalization of $5.74 million and $6,140.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last week, PolySwarm has traded 4.2% higher against the US dollar. One PolySwarm token can currently be purchased for $0.0037 or 0.00000057 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, IDEX, DDEX and TOPBTC.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 8.5% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 13:00 PM ET on August 28th. PolySwarm has a market capitalization of $5.86 million and $7,097.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last day. One PolySwarm token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0038 or 0.00000054 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including DDEX, TOPBTC, IDEX and HitBTC. In the last week, PolySwarm has traded 9.3% lower against the dollar.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ABAXIS Inc.(ABAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Abaxis Inc (NASDAQ:ABAX) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation, two have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $67.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) shares climbed 31.68 percent to close at $7.19 on Wednesday. Blink Charging reported Q1 net income of $2.2 million, versus a year-ago net loss of $3.1 million.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) shares gained 24.15 percent to close at $3.29. Eleven Biotherapeutics posted a Q1 loss of $0.11 per share.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) shares surged 24 percent to close at $6.82.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 20.25 percent to close at $4.87.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) shares surged 18.42 percent to close at $22.50
    Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) rose 16.15 percent to close at $83.34. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis for $83 per share in cash.
    Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTIE) shares jumped 16.07 percent to close at $10.62.
    Bilibili Inc. (NASDAQ: BILI) rose 16.04 percent to close at $14.11.
    Gemphire Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: GEMP) gained 14.88 percent to close at $6.33.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) rose 13.96 percent to close at $5.55.
    Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) jumped 13.88 percent to close at $67.27 on Wednesday.
    Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) jumped 12.59 percent to close at $11.98 after reporting Q1 results.
    Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VKTX) rose 12.01 percent to close at $5.13.
    Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) gained 11.93 percent to close at $3.19.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) climbed 11.66 percent to close at $24.52 on Wednesday after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    Macy's, Inc. (NYSE: M) rose 10.83 percent to close at $33.17 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted guidance.
    ChemoCentryx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCXI) gained 9.36 percent to close at $12.50. Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on ChemoCentryx with a Buy rating.
    Biolinerx Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: BLRX)
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Abaxis (NASDAQ:ABAX)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $83.24 and last traded at $83.09, with a volume of 174316 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $82.35.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

Reliance Industries share price gained as much as 1.5 percent in morning on Thursday ahead of its 41st Annual General Meeting today. The rally was in addition to 2 percent gains seen in the previous session.

The main focus in the AGM would be on its telecom business, Jio, which is expected to be one of key drivers to its earnings going ahead.

The AGM will begin at 11 am at Birla Matushri Sabhagar, 19, Sir Vithaldas Thackersey Marg, near Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre, in Mumbai.

For the last few years, RIL has made massive Jio-related announcements during the AGM and the trend is expected to continue. Not to forget, the highly-anticipated JioPhone was launched at the same event last year, which was made available for a refundable deposit of Rs 1,500.

related news Yes Bank stock rallies 3% after SEBI approves launch of its mutual fund business Biocon shares gain nearly 2% on EU GMP certification for Bengaluru facility Force Motors gains 4% post June sales data

Reports suggest that RIL could well announce the commercial launch and prices for its broadband venture, JioFiber service.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Newcastle Investment Corporation(NCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 3.5% lower against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on June 2nd. PolySwarm has a market cap of $9.94 million and $67,420.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One PolySwarm token can currently be purchased for $0.0068 or 0.00000089 BTC on major exchanges including HitBTC, DDEX and IDEX. In the last week, PolySwarm has traded 8.2% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PolySwarm (CURRENCY:NCT) traded 5.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on July 4th. One PolySwarm token can now be purchased for $0.0039 or 0.00000059 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, IDEX and DDEX. During the last seven days, PolySwarm has traded 8.4% higher against the U.S. dollar. PolySwarm has a total market cap of $5.94 million and $28,632.00 worth of PolySwarm was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Reading International Inc(RDI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Old West Investment Management LLC reduced its position in Chesapeake Energy Co. (NYSE:CHK) by 1.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 1,619,623 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 27,871 shares during the quarter. Chesapeake Energy makes up about 2.8% of Old West Investment Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 12th largest holding. Old West Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Chesapeake Energy were worth $4,891,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    In the two-week short interest reporting period that ended April 13, the company with the biggest change in short interest was Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK). As of that date, 183.8 million shares were short. That’s about 20.5% of Chesapeake’s total float. Short sellers dumped 20.9 million shares from their positions during the period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 0.3%, at $4.44 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60.

    EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.3% to $125.17. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $131.60.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 0.4% to $81.39, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded also traded down about 0.4%, at $5.14 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.44. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 0.5% to $123.29. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $128.03.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 0.1% at $24.20 in a 52-week range of $24.15 to $27.92.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: James Hardie Industries plc.(JHX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about James Hardie Industries (NYSE:JHX) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. James Hardie Industries earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.4803891697197 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 5 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Fibrocell Science Inc(FCSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Fibrocell Science (FCSC)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Year-to-date (YTD) in the Spotlight Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSC), eMagin Corporation (NYSE:EMAN … (stocksnewspoint.com) Have an eye on: Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSC), Kelso Technologies Inc. (NYSE:KIQ), Siebert Financial Corp … (journalfinance.net) Fibrocell Science (FCSC) Sees Hammer Chart Pattern: Time to Buy? (finance.yahoo.com) Chester County gene therapy company completes $6M stock sale (finance.yahoo.com) Wining Three Stocks: MasTec, Inc. (NYSE:MTZ), Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSC), Volt Information Sciences … (thestreetpoint.com)

    Shares of FCSC traded down $0.16 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $2.40. 283,121 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 206,910. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.57 million, a PE ratio of -0.29 and a beta of 0.45. Fibrocell has a fifty-two week low of $2.21 and a fifty-two week high of $23.20.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    We’re talking 471% potential gains…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) $2.50 158.64%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.17 132.80%
    Xenetic Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: XBIO) $5.58 71.95%
    Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) $2.73 38.43%
    United States Antimony Corp. (NYSE: UAMY) $0.49 36.47%
    Soeno Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SLNO) $2.65 33.05%
    Fibrocell Science Inc. (Nasdaq: FCSC) $3.16 31.36%
    Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: TNK) $1.30 29.70%
    Neovasc Inc. (Nasdaq: NVCN) $0.04 27.30%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.24 25.98%

    While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, investors who know where to look can unlock even bigger gains…

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSC) was down, falling around 13 percent to $2.51. Fibrocell reported a $6.0 million registered direct offering priced at-the-market

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018

&l;p&g;&l;img class=&q;size-full wp-image-1343&q; src=&q;http://blogs-images.forbes.com/mikescott/files/2018/01/CSP.jpg?width=960&q; alt=&q;&q; data-height=&q;445&q; data-width=&q;1000&q;&g; The Masdar-backed Gemasolar concentrated solar power plant in Spain. A similar plant will be open in the UAE in the next few years.

Even in the Middle East, home to some of the world&a;rsquo;s largest oil and gas producers, the clean energy revolution is coming.

Thanks to its fast-growing population and rapid economic growth, its demand for energy is set to grow by 3.5 % a year over the next two decades, according to a new report from Siemens, the German conglomerate, and Masdar, the UAE clean energy developer.

Its energy demand is set to grow by 277GW by 2035, to 483GW. A fifth of that will be renewable, up from just over 5% now. An extra 61GW of solar power is expected to be installed over that period, with a conservative estimate of 27GW of wind, says the report, Middle East Power Outlook 2035, which was released at the start of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Real Goods Solar, Inc.(RGSE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGSE) got a boost, shooting up 22 percent to $2.98 after dropping 7.89 percent on Monday. RGS Energy disclosed that it has completed its $11.5 million public offering of common stock and warrants.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Vivint Solar Holdings along with small cap solar installation stock Sunrun Inc (NASDAQ: RUN) below their IPO prices while Real Goods Solar, Inc (NASDAQ: RGSE)has imploded after being a highflyer:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a list of the top 10 best small-cap stocks based on price gains per share so far in 2017:

    Company (Ticker)Price per Share% Change AquaBounty Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AQB)$14.338,646.99%Rennova Health Inc. (Nasdaq: RNVA)$3.133,333.73%China Gengsheng Minerals Inc. (OTCMKTS: CHGS)$0.021,718.18%Sunshine Heart Inc. (Nasdaq: SSH)$3.851,071.43%CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC)$4.30991.76%Catalyst Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CBIO)$6.22853.85%TearLab Corp. (Nasdaq: TEAR)$4.20707.85%Pulmatrix Inc. (Nasdaq: PULM)$3.86566.10%Real Goods Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: RGSE)$1.43498.75%Calithera Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CALA)$11.70281.54%

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    L Brands surged 11% to $47.85 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.2% to2,357.49. And while L Brands was the best performer, retailers made up half of the 10 best performing stocks in the benchmark today: Nordstrom (JWN) advanced 2.9% to $44.71, Gap (GPS) jumped 5.1% to $24.06, Kohl’s (KSS) climbed 5.6% to $39.60, andBed Bath & Beyond (BBBY), which reported earnings last night, gained 3.4% to $39.08.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    It was a rough 2016 holiday season for brick-and-mortar retailers. Department store shares got thumped last week after Macy’s (NYSE:M) and Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) both lowered their full-year earnings guidance and said their comparable-stores sales dropped. Those two stocks fell by double digits.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Rounding out the top 10 in terms of total installed solar PV capacity are Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD) with 108 MWs of installed capacity, Apple Inc.(NASDAQ: AAPL with 94 MWs, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) with 51 MWs, Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) with 50 MWs, IKEA with 44 MWs, Macy’s Incl. (NYSE: M) with 39 MWs, General Growth Properties Inc. (NYSE: GGP) with 30 MWs, and tied with 23 MWs, Hartz Mountain and Bed, Bath and Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Under Armour’s (UAA) guidance last month was so bad that the stock lost a quarter of its value in just one day. Some analysts have stuck with the company, but many more have downgraded it. But that’s in the past. Now, Under Armour’s products are hitting the shelves at Kohl’s (KSS), and some have worried that it could dilute Under Armour’s brand. Kohl’s, meanwhile, has had troubles of its own–its stock is down 23% during the past three months–as investors have worried about the internet destroying retail as we know it. Which begs the question: Are you in trouble when you’re looking at Kohl’s as a savior?

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Newcastle Investment Corporation(NCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shortingsmall cap debt and golf course REITNewcastle Investment Corp (NYSE: NCT):

    this isn’t apt to become a huge winner, but it’s a high-odds winner.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT) also had a director buying shares this past week. Wesley Edens picked up1 million shares of the stock at a price of $4.37. The total for the trade was posted at $4,370,000. The consensus price target for the stock is $4.50.The company invests in and manages real estate related and other investments. Its stock ended the weekat $4.31.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Unilever NV(UN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Earlier this year, Unilever (UN) recently declined Kraft Heinz (KHC) merger bid. That means that if the company still wants to do a deal, Mondelez International (MDLZ) and PepsiCo (PEP) are the next logical partners, writes Susquehannas Pablo Zuanic.

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    Zuanic upgraded Pepsi from Neutral to Positive today and raised his price target from $118 to $132. He writes that a Pepsi deal would have more strategic merits, hence his upgrade (as he emphasizes that not much has changed in terms of fundamentals for the firm).

    More detail from his note:

    With investors apparently seeing MDLZ as the next likely KHC target, and Coca-Cola (KO) the next Anheuser-Busch (BUD) target, PEP shares have lost visibility and now trade at a 25% discount to KO on apples-to-apples comps. We see value here, on franchise strength, efforts to align the F&B portfolio with consumer health trends, and the growing optionality value of a joint KHC/BUD bid for PEP. We argue that, together, the Kendall Jenner commercial, the Aspartame to-be-or-not-to-be zigzagging, the new, new, new alt low-cal cola (Pepsi Zero sugar), the ongoing underperformance in U.S. CSDs (25% only of the company), the lack of scale in non-CSD NARTDs vs. KO (other than Gatorade), and now talk of PEP buying Brazilian dairy company Vigor S.A. (a JBS subsidiary that would better fit KHC or ULVR), all paint a picture of a company still struggling to set a new direction (with all due respect). In this regard, we think PEP may be more vulnerable than MDLZ to a KHC bid (jointly done with BUD). We also see greater strategic fit for KHC with PEP Food/Snacks (than with MDLZ), and argue that PEP Beverages fits BUD better than KO, as the PEP bottling operations in key regions (including NA) remain in the hands of PEP (KO, on the other hand will be fully refranchised by end of 2017). So we are upgrading PEP to Positive with a $132 price target by December 17. Yes, the Unilever rebuff

  • [By Isaac Pino, CPA]

    If you’re an investor in consumer goods giant Unilever (NYSE:UN), odds are you followed the takeover bid from Kraft Heinz(NASDAQ: KHC) closely in 2017. Ultimately, it fell through, with Unilever’s management rebutting that it was better off on its own. There was some mustard left on the face of Kraft Heinz, but major shareholder Warren Buffett claimed there was potentially a misunderstanding of the nature of the offer. It was not intended to be a hostile takeover, he said, but it could have been perceived that way by Unilever.

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    A company like Procter & Gamble, Unilever NV (UN) , CVS Health Corp. (CVS) or Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) might be interested in the Pfizer business, said Anthony Chambers, a director in the life sciences practice of consulting firm West Monroe Partners.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, industrial shares fell by 0.04 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Unilever N.V. (ADR) (NYSE: UN), down 8 percent, and Magal Security Systems Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: MAGS), down 6 percent.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Unilever (NYSE:UN) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation, three have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Black Box Corporation(BBOX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ: BBOX) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $218.41 million.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

If small-company stocks offer the chance to get into businesses on the ground floor, and big blue chips offer world-beating stability, what do shares of midsize companies bring to the table? Historically, superior returns. Since 1980, the Russell Midcap index, which tracks U.S. stocks with $934 million to $34 billion in market capitalization (stock price times shares outstanding), returned 12.9% per year, on averageahead of the large-cap Standard & Poors 500-stock index (11.7%) and the small-cap Russell 2000 index (11%).

See Also: Mid-Cap Stocks Are the Market’s Sweet Spot

Patrick Dunkerley, who comanages the Scout Mid Cap Fund (UMBMX), describes mid caps as a market sweet spot, offering more stability than small companies (thanks to, among other things, more-seasoned executives) and better growth potential than large firms. The fund, which holds 142 stocks, aims to eclipse the long-term performance of the Russell Midcap index.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: National Fuel Gas Company(NFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week: National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE: NFG), Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD), Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O), Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) and Versartis Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAR).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OPHLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Merck could achieve a consistent advantage versus BMS in treatment of 1L NSCLC. There is a precise crossroad that will determine the future of these two companies in this field: the question of whether or not Keytruda will be approved in May. Both the market and investors believe that it will indeed gain approval and BMS’s stock is already paying for that. In the short term, the repercussions will be the contractions in the sales of Opdivo in 2L and a bigger obstacle for Opdivo+Yervoy in 1L. But the BMS’s combo can catch up, thanks to a bigger efficacy, as I will explain in a future article. Meanwhile, a recent trial established that Merck has to pay BMS $625M plus royalties, as it infringed BMS’s intellectual property related to the use of anti-PD1 antibodies. The royalties will be 6.5% for sales between January 2017 and the end of 2023, followed by a 2.5% rate for the period from January 2024 to the end of 2026. Bristol-Myers Squibb will share the money by giving a quarter of the amount to the Japanese Ono Pharmaceutical (OTC:OPHLF), the company which had discovered Opdivo.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Trs ETF (ZROZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Investors with a taste more rate-sensitive bond ETF may want to consider the PIMCO 25 Yr Zro Cupn US Ty Inx Fd ETF (NYSE: ZROZ) and the Vanguard Extended Duration ETF (NYSE: EDV).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.(PME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Chinese fishing company Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) collapsed on Wednesday, closing the day down more than 28.2%.

    So what

    The selling appears to have been initiated in response to an incendiary reportpublished earlier today by short-seller “Aurelius Value.” Among other things, this report alleged that Pingtan:

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    FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) rose 8 percent to $12.40 in pre-market trading. Goldman Sachs upgraded FireEye from Sell to Buy.
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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Chinese fishing company Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) collapsed on Wednesday, closing the day down more than 28.2%. On Thursday, they fell a further 11.9% before recovering to close down only 3.4%.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Iridium Communications Inc(IRDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Trump’s proposal to spin off air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) bodes well for small cap satellite stock Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM), but theres a bigger opportunity for the Company in theInternet of Things (IoT) space. Technology company Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) is already a leading candidate to supply the FAA with real-time aircraft tracking data in partnership with Iridium Communications with the latter having a joint venture that has partnered with air traffic control authorities in Canada, Italy, Ireland and Denmark to provide air traffic surveillance (in cooperation with Harris).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap satellite stock Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) reportedQ2 2017 earnings before the market opened on Thursday with results beating expectations. Total revenueincreased 2% to $111.6 million which consisted of $86.6 million of service revenue and $25.0 million of revenue related to equipment sales and engineering and support projects.Service revenue, which represents primarily recurring revenue from Iridium’s growing subscriber base, grew 4% and was 78% of total revenue. The Company ended the quarter with 913,000 total billable subscribers, which compares to 823,000 for the year-ago period and is up from 869,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.Total billable subscribers grew 11% year-over-year, driven by growth in M2M and government customers. Net income was $24.8 million versus $26.9 million for the second quarter of 2016. The CEO commented:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Healthcare real estate is just as defensive of an investment as net-lease retail, and has even more growth potential in the years ahead. One beaten-down healthcare REIT that I have my eye on in 2017 is Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Newcastle Investment Corporation(NCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT) also had a director buying shares this past week. Wesley Edens picked up1 million shares of the stock at a price of $4.37. The total for the trade was posted at $4,370,000. The consensus price target for the stock is $4.50.The company invests in and manages real estate related and other investments. Its stock ended the weekat $4.31.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shortingsmall cap debt and golf course REITNewcastle Investment Corp (NYSE: NCT):

    this isn’t apt to become a huge winner, but it’s a high-odds winner.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Delcath Systems Inc.(DCTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    If you’re looking for proof of just how explosively profitable penny stocks are, Delcath Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH) is a perfect piece of evidence. This company saw its stock price surge from $0.02 on June 1 to $0.19 on June 26. That marked a stunning 850% gain, which happened after the company announced phase 2 trial data for its cancer drug Melphalan would be released.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Delcath Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH) dropped nearly 44% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.46 after closing Thursday at $0.82. The 52-week high is $8.80. Volume of around 4.5 million was more than 20 times the daily average of around 280,000 shares traded. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: AFC Enterprises Inc.(AFCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By AnnaLisa Kraft]

    AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE  ) , which owns the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen quick- serve chain, once an undiscovered gem, has now soared 66% over the last year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE: RAS) were down 9 percent to $1.09. FBR Capital downgraded RAIT Financial Trust from Buy to Neutral.

    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) was down, falling around 18 percent to $1.65. RAVE Restaurant reported a $5 million equity rights offering.