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Some analysts use the term &q;strong buy&q;&a;nbsp;to get page views or excite readers, but I consider a strong buy to mean the following:
&l;/p&g;&l;blockquote&g;&l;strong&g;&a;ldquo;Strong Buy&l;/strong&g;&a;nbsp;means that I am recommending a high-quality REIT that is trading at a wider margin of safety. Recognizing principal preservation is critical, my recommendation is telegraphing readers that the company is a blue chip on sale.&a;rdquo;&l;/blockquote&g;
In my monthly newsletter (&l;em&g;Forbes&l;/em&g; Real Estate Investor) I have labeled six REITs as strong buys and I just upgraded two others (as &l;span&g;strong buy&l;/span&g;s). As we enter 2018, most analysts have suspected that the fear of rising rates had already been priced in and nobody (including me) suspected that there would be an extreme February selloff in REIT-land.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)
- [By Trey Thoelcke]
Look for Barnes & Noble Inc.s (NYSE: BKS) fiscal first-quarter results first thing Thursday morning. Analysts on average expect to see a $0.12 per share net loss, on $871.75 million in revenue. The shares were last seen trading at $7.50. The consensus price target is $10.67, while share have traded between $6.25 and $13.20 in the past year.
- [By Kumar Abhishek]
Apart from eCommerce growth, another reason why some analysts are bullish on Amazon is because of itsgrowing offline presence. In anirony of sorts, Amazon.com, Inc which made its name by disrupting the brick-and-mortar retail market is planning on more physical presence. According to a New York Times article, Amazon is going to make a strong push in the bookstore, groceryand furniture segments. Recently, Amazon opened its first store in the same mall where the giant Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) had its bookstore before Amazon disrupted the publishing industry. For every store that Barnes and Noble will close this year, Amazon is likely to open a new one. Amazon is also opening more grocery shops and fulfillment centers, including one in India. But given the recent chaos in the brick-and-mortar retail space, why is Amazon.com Inc planning to enter this space?
- [By Paul Ausick]
Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) traded down nearly 17% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $5.40 after closing Thursday at $6.50. The 52-week high is $11.80. Volume was about 5.4 million, more than 4 times the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company revealed that same-store sales tumbled 6.4% in November and December.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.(SRNE)
- [By ]
In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spotify (SPOT) , Alkermes (ALKS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) , Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) , Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) , NVIDIA (NVDA) , Nucor, Eli Lilly (LLY) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) .
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Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) : “This is the kind of speculative stock that I like.”
Geron (GERN) : “Let’s stick with high quality like Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) .”
- [By William Romov]
San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE) develops drugs to treat certain types of cancer and chronic cancer pain.
On Jan. 6, company officials will present a new proprietary technology for the treatment of cancer. Analysts are calling this new technology a potential “game-changer.”
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: ConocoPhillips(COP)
- [By Max Byerly]
ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) SVP Janet Langford Kelly sold 59,389 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.95, for a total value of $3,916,704.55. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 100,600 shares in the company, valued at $6,634,570. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.
- [By Zacks]
Moreover, BP opened 100 retail sites in the country in 2017 and plans to open 1,400 more by 2021. The largest publicly traded oil company, ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) opened its gas stations in Mexico in December, while one of the world's biggest independent oil producers – ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) – showed interest in Mexico, post-reform.
- [By Shanthi Rexaline]
Phillips 66 is a multi-national company headquartered in Westchase, Houston. It was spun off from ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) in 1917.
Stock Return (Since 2012): 144.1 percent.
- [By Matthew DiLallo, Tyler Crowe, and Jason Hall]
Oil prices haven’t gotten off to the fast start many expected, falling around 6% on average during the first quarter of the year. That slump came despite OPEC’s best efforts since producing nations have achieved fairly good compliance on their planned output cuts. That said, despite the lackluster oil market, we still see some interestingopportunities in the oil market. Three stocks we really like right now are DistributionNOW(NYSE:DNOW),Phillips 66(NYSE:PSX), andConocoPhillips(NYSE:COP), which all should do well in the current oil market.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Oil exploration is a risky business. Not only does it cost a lot of money, but the odds of drilling a dry hole are very high. Just ask ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), which recorded $432 million of deepwater dry hole costs last year. It’s a problem the company is working to address by stepping away from deepwater exploration so that it can deliver steadier returns for investors.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: CobalTech Mining Inc. (BNCIF)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
The other junior cobalt miners include Brixton Metals Corporation (OTC:BXTMD) [TSXV:BBB], Canadian International Minerals [TSXV:CIN], Clean TeQ (OTCPK:CTEQF) [ASX:CLQ], Cobalt Power Group (TSXV:CPO), CobalTech Mining [TSXV:CSK] (OTCPK:BNCIF), Conico Ltd (ASX:CNJ), Corazon Mining Ltd [ASX:CZN], Dragon Energy (ASX:DLE), Highlands Pacific (OTC:HLPCF), Hinterland Metals Inc (TSXV:HMI) (OTC:HNLMF), and LiCo Energy Metals (TSXV:LIC) (OTCQB:WCTXF).
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cenveo Inc(CVO)
- [By Money Morning Staff Reports]
But before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week…
Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%
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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Hudson Technologies, Inc.(HDSN)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares dropped 13 percent to $6.55 amid concerning guidance. The company said it is expecting Q3 EPS of $0.03-$0.05 versus an analyst consensus estimate of $0.10. Sales are expected to be around $25 million versus the analyst estimate of nearly $41 million.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Finally, Cramer said Hudson Technologies (HDSN) was a great stock to own in 2016, when shares soared 170%, but this year, he cannot recommend this high-flying refrigeration company.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSE:CM) (NYSE:CM) – Analysts at Desjardins reduced their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, May 2nd. Desjardins analyst D. Young now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $2.85 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $2.86.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: SORL Auto Parts Inc.(SORL)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Loxo Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 32.7 percent to $65.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported that larotrectinib trial demonstrated 76 percent confirmed objective response rate.
Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) shares rose 22 percent to $7.20 in the pre-market trading session after the company on Friday presented updated data for SD-101 in combination with KEYTRUDA.
Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI) rose 21.7 percent to $99.75 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed positive PB272 Phase 2 data from TBCRC 022 trial at ASCO17.
Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares rose 20.7 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after the company reported that RedZone has acquired all the assets of Trendit including three technology patents.
Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) rose 13.1 percent to $16.05 in pre-market trading after D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) proposed to buy 75 percent of Forestar Group for $16.25 per share in cash.
TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TGTX) shares rose 12 percent to $15.50 in pre-market trading after the company said Phase 3 GENUINE trial met primary endpoint with TG-1101 + ibrutinib increasing overall response rate by >70 percent versuss ibrutinib alone.
Gigamon Inc (NYSE: GIMO) gained 10.8 percent to $43.55. Reuters reported that Gigamon is exploring a potential sale.
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) rose 8.7 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading after the company announced Rapivab pediatric sNDA acceptance by the FDA.
Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: ARRY) rose 7.2 percent to $8.77 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.68 percent on Friday.
Ehi Car Services Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: EHIC) shares rose 6.4 percent to $10.76 in pre-market trading. eHi Car Services posted Q1 earnings of $0.06 on sales of $89.43 million.
Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) rose 5.9 percent to $114.79 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Friday.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares shot up 19 percent to $7.15 after the company reported strong results for its third quarter and raised its FY17 outlook. The company reported Q3 EPS of 44 cents, up from 17 cents in the same quarter of last year. The company reported sales of $101.33 million, up from $63.7 million in the same quarter of last year.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) was down, falling around 8 percent to $3.68. Greenridge Global downgraded SORL Auto Parts from Buy to Hold.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares were also up, gaining 33 percent to $6.02 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY17 sales guidance.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $55.35 million.
Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTI) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $10.25 million.
Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: NewStar Financial, Inc.(NEWS)
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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2018: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.(PLKI)
- [By Daniel Miller]
While chicken and burgers might not sound like a match made in heaven for dinner, it could be tasty for investors inRestaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR). The parent company of Burger King agreed to purchase Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (NASDAQ:PLKI).
- [By Ashley Moore]
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (Nasdaq: PLKI) stock is up 19% today (Tuesday) after Burger King’s parent company, Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR), announced it will buy the fast-food chicken company.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc (NASDAQ: PLKI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $85.31 million.
SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $2.28 billion.