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Background

After Dollar General’s (DG) reported Q1 results, I went long the stock even though it had risen sharply and reported on my research into it in Reasons To Buy Dollar General And Perhaps Dollar Tree As Well. I actually went long Dollar Tree (DLTR), the other leading member of the small-format discount “dollar” store concept, but when DLTR acted badly even from a depressed level, I sold it after getting to a small profit position. From that point, interesting things happened to each stock, as seen in the 1-year view:

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Top Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Walker & Dunlop, Inc.(WD)

Walker & Dunlop, Inc., incorporated on July 29, 2010, is a holding company, which conducts all of its operations through Walker & Dunlop, LLC. The Company is a provider of commercial real estate financial services in the United States, with a primary focus on multifamily lending. Walker & Dunlop, LLC is its operating company. The Company originates, sells, and services a range of multifamily and other commercial real estate financing products, including Multifamily Finance, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Finance, Capital Markets, and Proprietary Capital. The Company’s clients are developers and owners of commercial real estate. It originates and sells loans through the programs of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac, and together with Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs)), the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) and the Federal Housing Administration, a division of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (together with Ginnie Mae, HUD).

The Company retains servicing rights and asset management responsibilities on nearly all loans that it originates for GSE and HUD programs. It is approved as a Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) lender across the nation, a Freddie Mac Program Plus lender in over 20 states and the District of Columbia, a Freddie Mac focused affordable housing seller/servicer, a HUD Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) lender across the nation, a HUD Section 232 LEAN lender across the nation, and a Ginnie Mae issuer. It broker and service loans for a range of life insurance companies, commercial banks, commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) issuers, and other institutional investors, in which cases it does not fund the loan but rather act as a loan broker. It also originates and holds interim loans on its balance sheet and offers a CMBS platform. The Company focuses primarily on multifamily properties and of! fers a range of commercial real estate finance products to its customers, including first mortgage loans, second trust loans, supplemental financings, construction loans, mezzanine loans, and bridge/interim loans.

Multifamily Finance

The Company is a lender approved as a Freddie Mac Program Plus lender under, which it originates and sells to Freddie Mac multifamily, manufactured housing communities, student housing and healthcare loans, among others. Under the program, the Company submits its completed loan underwriting package to Freddie Mac and obtains Freddie Mac’s commitment to purchase the loan at a price after closing. The Company is also contracted by Fannie Mae to service all loans that it originates under the Fannie Mae DUS program.

FHA Finance

The Company provides construction and permanent loans to developers and owners of multifamily housing, affordable housing, seniors housing and healthcare facilities. The Company submits its completed loan underwriting package to HUD and obtains HUD’s approval to originate the loan. HUD-insured loans are placed in single loan pools, which back Ginnie Mae securities.

Capital Markets

The Company serves as an intermediary in the placement of commercial real estate debt between institutional sources of capital, such as life insurance companies, investment banks, commercial banks, pension funds, CMBS issuers and other institutional investors, and owners of all types of commercial real estate. The Company advises on capital structure, develops the financing package, facilitates negotiations between its client and institutional sources of capital, coordinates due diligence, and assists in closing the transaction. In these instances, it does not underwrite or fund the loan and does not retain any interest in the loan. In cases where it does not fund the loan, it acts as a loan broker and services some of these loans.

Proprietary Capital

The Company conducts its! Propriet! ary Capital business either using its own balance sheet. It also operates the CMBS Partnership through a partnership agreement with an institutional investor. The Company makes investments side by side with its partnership investors and serves as the manager or general manager of the partnership. In its capacity as manager or general manager, it leverages the invested capital to originate, hold, and service commercial real estate debt, including interim loans and CMBS. It offers interim loans that provide floating-rate and interest-only debt for terms of till approximately three years to borrowers seeking to acquire or reposition multifamily properties that do not qualify for permanent financing. The Company finances and underwrites the loans originated through the Interim Program. In addition, it services and asset-manages loans originated through the Interim Program, with the focus of providing permanent financing on the properties.

In addition to its CMBS product offering through its Capital Markets platform, it offers CMBS executions through its CMBS Program. The CMBS partnership offers financing through a CMBS platform for all commercial property types across the United States. The property types include multifamily, hospitality, retail, office, industrial, and other commercial real estate. The loans in the CMBS Partnership are selected, funded, and underwritten by the CMBS Partnership. It performs the servicing for loans originated through the CMBS Program.

Investment Sales Brokerage Services

The Company offer investment sales brokerage services to owners and developers of multifamily properties that are seeking to sell the properties. Its services are offered primarily in the eastern United States, with a focus in the Southeast. The Company, through Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales, LLC (WDIS), conducts its investment sales operations.

Direct Loan Originators and Correspondent Network

The Company originates loans directly through lo! an origin! ators operating over 20 offices. Its loan originators collect and analyze financial and property information, assist the borrowers in submitting information required to complete a loan application, and helps the borrower in closing the loan. The Company has correspondent agreements with over 20 independently owned mortgage banking companies, with which it has relationships for GSE and HUD loan originations. The Company’s correspondents assist it in evaluating loans, including pre-screening the borrowers, coordinating due diligence, and providing market intelligence.

Underwriting and Risk Management

The Company uses various tools to manage its Fannie Mae risk-sharing exposure. These tools include an underwriting and approval process, evaluating, and modifying its underwriting criteria given the underlying multifamily housing market fundamentals, limiting its geographic, borrower and principal exposures, and using modified risk-sharing under the Fannie Mae DUS program.

The Company’s underwriting process begins with a review of suitability for its investors and a detailed review of the borrower, principals, and the property. It reviews a borrower’s financial statements for manageable net worth and liquidity requirements, as well as credit and criminal background checks. It also reviews a borrower’s and principals’ operating track record, including evaluating the performance of other properties owned by the applicable borrower and principals. It also considers the borrower’s and principals’ bankruptcy and foreclosure history. It reviews the fundamental value and credit profile of the underlying property, including an analysis of regional economic trends, appraisals of the property, and reviews of historical and prospective financials. Third-party vendors are engaged for appraisals, engineering reports, environmental reports, flood certification reports, zoning reports, and credit reports.

Servicing and Asset Management

The Company services all! loans th! at it originates for the GSEs, HUD, and its proprietary capital products and some of the loans it broker for institutional investors, primarily life insurance companies. It is an approved servicer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD loans. Its servicing function includes loan servicing and asset management activities, such as carrying out all cashiering functions relating to the loan, including providing monthly billing statements to the borrower and collecting and applying payments on the loan; administering reserve and escrow funds for repairs, tenant improvements, taxes and insurance; obtaining and analyzing financial statements of the borrower and performing periodic property inspections; preparing and providing periodic reports and remittances to the GSEs, investors, master servicers, or other designated persons, and administering lien filings. It also outsources some of its servicing activities to a subservicer.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) surged 16.1% in February, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the real estate loan originator produced better-than-expected fourth-quarter results and provided an optimistic outlook for 2019.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) – Equities research analysts at Wedbush raised their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Walker & Dunlop in a report released on Monday, February 11th. Wedbush analyst H. Coffey now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.05 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.99. Wedbush has a “Outperform” rating and a $58.00 price objective on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Walker & Dunlop’s Q2 2019 earnings at $1.26 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.53 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.56 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $5.40 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $5.95 EPS.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Throughout much of 2018, investors were nervous about the prospects for the real estate market. After years of strong gains, the industry suddenly found itself under pressure from rising interest rates. That posed a big potential problem for Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) and its business of providing financing for major development projects. The conditions had even started to show up in some of the company’s numbers, raising new concerns.

Top Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

NetApp, Inc. engages in the design, manufacturing, marketing, and technical support of networked storage solutions. It supplies enterprise storage and data management software, and hardware products and services. The company offers Data ONTAP, an operating system that supports storage area network (SAN) and network-attached storage (NAS) environments; storage efficiency technologies, including FlexVol, FlexClone, and Deduplication technologies; storage management and application integration software, such as OnCommand management software; fabric-attached storage unified storage systems, which support a range of data for users on various platforms; and virtual storage tier; V-Series network-based virtualization solutions that provide SAN and NAS access to the data stored in heterogeneous storage arrays. It also provides data protection software products, including Snapshot, SnapRestore, SnapVault, and Open Systems SnapVault techologies; MetroCluster products; and SnapMirror data replication solution. In addition, the company offers data retention and archive products, and Flash Cache modules; and storage security products for data security and key management in IP SAN, NAS, and tape backup environments; StorageGRID that enables intelligent data management and secure content retention; and professional services, global support solutions, and customer education and training. It serves energy, financial services, government, high technology, Internet, life sciences and healthcare services, manufacturing, media, entertainment, animation and video postproduction, and telecommunications industries. It offers its products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company was formerly known as Network Appliance, Inc. and changed its name to NetApp, Inc. in March 2008. NetApp, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    In related news, EVP Henri P. Richard sold 5,050 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.01, for a total transaction of $333,350.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 56,707 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,743,229.07. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Joel D. Reich sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.04, for a total transaction of $1,280,800.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 744 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $47,645.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.19% of the company’s stock.

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    About NetApp

  • [By Luis Sanchez]

    NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) has been around since the 1990’s, when it primarily sold on-premise computer storage solutions. The company has reinvented itself as a cloud computing software business. In doing so, NetApp has orchestrated an epic business turnaround that has delivered real results for shareholders.

Top Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pan American Silver Corp.(PAAS)

Pan American Silver Corp. engages in the exploration, development, extraction, processing, production, refining, reclamation, and operation of silver properties. The company also produces and sells gold, zinc, lead, and copper. As of April 27, 2011, it had seven silver mining operations in Mexico, Peru, Argentina, and Bolivia. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Silver prices hit lows not seen since 2016 last week. Silver stocks, unsurprisingly, are getting beaten up, too. Shares of Pan American Silver(NASDAQ:PAAS), for instance, have dropped 16% in the past three months. Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) has fared even worse, losing a quarter of its value during that period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Agnico Eagle Mines (NASDAQ: PAAS) and Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019

Ribbon Communications Inc (NASDAQ:RBBN) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company.

Several brokerages have weighed in on RBBN. BidaskClub raised shares of Ribbon Communications from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ribbon Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 26th. William Blair reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Ribbon Communications in a report on Monday, June 25th. ValuEngine raised shares of Ribbon Communications from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 12th. Finally, Cowen raised shares of Ribbon Communications from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: ABM Industries Incorporated(ABM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Private Advisor Group LLC boosted its stake in ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) by 886.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 106,750 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 95,929 shares during the quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC’s holdings in ABM Industries were worth $3,119,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallSep. 7, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) insider Scott B. Salmirs sold 6,239 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.98, for a total value of $212,001.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 120,693 shares in the company, valued at $4,101,148.14. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of cleaning contractor ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM) — a big player in government contracting but an even bigger player in commercial cleaning — hopped 11% in early trading Friday before settling down to enjoy a still-respectable 8.7% gain as of 12:15 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) jumped as much as 13.4% in trading Thursday after the facility solutions provider reported fiscal second-quarter results that topped analyst expectations. The stock cooled off slightly at midday but was still up 11.3% at 11:05 a.m. EDT. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE:ABM) rose 0.6% on Monday . The company traded as high as $35.06 and last traded at $34.08. Approximately 42,504 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 93% from the average daily volume of 614,739 shares. The stock had previously closed at $33.87.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Fort Dearborn Income Securities, Inc.(FDI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Fort Dearborn Income Securities (NYSE:FDI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fort Dearborn Income Securities earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 47.5421964561374 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Franklin Universal Trust(FT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fabric Token (CURRENCY:FT) traded down 5.2% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on August 14th. Fabric Token has a market capitalization of $352,990.00 and $1,545.00 worth of Fabric Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Fabric Token token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0144 or 0.00000232 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and IDEX. In the last seven days, Fabric Token has traded down 49.9% against the dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fabric Token (CURRENCY:FT) traded down 14.3% against the dollar during the one day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on September 12th. Over the last week, Fabric Token has traded 11.8% higher against the dollar. Fabric Token has a total market cap of $266,502.00 and approximately $105.00 worth of Fabric Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Fabric Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0108 or 0.00000171 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX and Cryptopia.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.(HTGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ: HTGM) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Analytical instruments” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare HTG Molecular Diagnostics to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Quanterix (NASDAQ: QTRX) and HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ:HTGM) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HTG Molecular Diagnostics (NASDAQ:HTGM) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    ICICI Bank (NYSE:IBN) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ebix, Inc.(EBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street seemed to phone it in on Monday, with low volume and fairly modest moves for most major benchmarks reflecting the fact that many federal and state government offices were closed for a holiday. Interest rates stabilized after a substantial jump last week, but market participants are still working through the potential consequences of the rate rise that resulted in 10-year Treasury yields hitting their highest levels since the early 2010s. Moreover, some negative news regarding individual companies weighed on sentiment. Square (NYSE:SQ), Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX), and iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) were down 5.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $57.66 and last traded at $61.47. Approximately 18,499 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 90% from the average daily volume of 189,931 shares. The stock had previously closed at $58.10.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $100.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The technology company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.84 by ($0.01), MarketWatch Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $108.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $106.81 million. Ebix had a return on equity of 20.67% and a net margin of 27.65%. Ebix’s revenue for the quarter was up 36.8% on a year-over-year basis.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ebix Inc  (NASDAQ:EBIX)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 01, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ebix (NASDAQ: EBIX) and Godaddy (NYSE:GDDY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc.(UDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News articles about United Dominion Realty Trust (NYSE:UDR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Dominion Realty Trust earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.5630416063411 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UDR, Inc. (NYSE:UDR) SVP Harry G. Alcock sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.45, for a total value of $404,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 126,123 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,101,675.35. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    UDR Inc  (NYSE:UDR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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    Nonfarm Payrolls for May 223.0K vs 189.0K Est; Prior 164.0K. Private Payrolls for May 218.0K vs 183.0K Est; Prior 168.0K
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    Stifel Upgrades UDR (NYSE: UDR) from Hold to Buy
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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) was added to US 1 list earlier this year and has been on big run since last fall. The company provides software, systems and services to manage and store computer data worldwide. It offers flash; flash arrays that support data management; hybrid arrays to deploy the speed of flash storage; hybrid cloud; ONTAP cloud storage data management service; NetApp cloud sync hybrid data management software as a service; NetApp private storage for cloud; and AltaVault cloud-integrated solutions.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 15th. The data storage provider reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.24. NetApp had a net margin of 1.29% and a return on equity of 33.87%. The firm had revenue of $1.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.42 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.62 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that NetApp Inc. will post 3.53 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Co reiterated their positive rating on shares of NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) in a research note released on Wednesday. They currently have a $80.00 price objective on the data storage provider’s stock.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Agenus Inc.(AGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of the small-cap biotech Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) reversed its year-long down trend by gaining a stately 20.1% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. What sparked this marked turnaround?

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Shares of AGEN traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $2.70. 6,890,759 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,149,867. The firm has a market capitalization of $280.80 million, a P/E ratio of -2.20 and a beta of 1.70. Agenus has a 12-month low of $2.70 and a 12-month high of $6.19. The company has a current ratio of 2.16, a quick ratio of 2.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.11.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN), a small-cap cancer immunotherapy and vaccine company, has started to claw its way back from a steep downturn that began last April. Specifically, the drugmaker’s shares have spiked by a healthy 29% over just the past three trading sessions. 

  • [By George Budwell]

    The small-cap immuno-oncology company Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) and the inhaled insulin company MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) are prime examples of this phenomenon. Even though both of these companies have been in existence for over two decades, these two particular biotechs have failed to bring a product to market capable of generating a significant revenue stream. As a result, these two companies have essentially been forced to wipe out their early shareholders through serial dilution.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer is a big deal and Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) looks like a great way to follow the trend. This stock trades like a small-cap biotech, but a couple of candidates coming through its pipeline could help push annual revenue past the $1 billion mark. Plus, by this time next year, the company could have half a dozen or so new candidates in clinical trials.

Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dynavax Technologies Corporation(DVAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by research analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $27.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 67.70% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By George Budwell]

    After a rather tumultuous 2018 campaign, shares of Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX) regained their footing last month by gaining a noteworthy 20.4%, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The catalyst?

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Natural Gas(NG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) VP David A. Ottewell sold 60,309 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.73, for a total value of $224,952.57. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 645,385 shares in the company, valued at $2,407,286.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NovaGold Resources (TSE:NG) (AMEX:NG) had its price target trimmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from C$9.10 to C$8.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    NovaGold Resources, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NG)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallOct. 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

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    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lowered its stake in shares of NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NG) (TSE:NG) by 5.1% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 1,071,600 shares of the mining company’s stock after selling 57,571 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in NovaGold Resources were worth $4,640,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    NovaGold Resources Inc. (TSE:NG) (AMEX:NG) insider David Ottewell sold 60,309 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$4.85, for a total value of C$292,498.65.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019

Saturday, July 1, marked the first day of recreational marijuana sales in the state of Nevada, and by any measure, it was a huge success. An estimate by the Nevada Dispensary Association puts first-weekend sales of recreational pot at between $3 and $5 million.

Lines were long, with some customers waiting up to an hour to make their purchases. Among the buyers was state Senator Tick Segerblom, an early supporter of legal recreational use in the state, who made the first purchase at The+Source dispensary. The senator bought a pre-rolled joint of strain named for him, Segerblom Haze.

Nevada is the fifth state to launch legal sales of marijuana for recreational use and is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska in adding to the state’s coffers with tax revenue generated by the sales. Given the tourist traffic the state already generates thanks to its casino gambling, both the industry and the state are expecting big things. Only California’s potential receipts from legal recreational sales (scheduled to begin next year) are expected to exceed Nevada’s.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: QuinStreet, Inc.(QNST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    QuinStreet (NASDAQ:QNST) Director James R. Simons sold 229,718 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.39, for a total transaction of $2,846,206.02. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST) saw strong trading volume on Friday . 1,534,725 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 131% from the previous session’s volume of 665,429 shares.The stock last traded at $13.79 and had previously closed at $13.59.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST) by 41.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 99,823 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,306 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 0.22% of QuinStreet worth $1,275,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Barnes Group, Inc.(B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Employees Retirement System of Texas cut its stake in shares of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) by 51.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 18,000 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 19,000 shares during the period. Employees Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Barnes Group were worth $1,060,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barnes Group (NYSE: B) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the seven brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $70.33.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Teekay Offshore Partners L.P.(TOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ: OMEX) and Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE:TOO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion.
    J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion.
    Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.
    The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is expected to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $296.76 million.
    KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $306.72 million.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ: VBLT) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.21 per share.
    Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $272.04 million.
    Albireo Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALBO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $31.32 million.

     

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE: TOO) and Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ:GOGL) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE:TOO) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Orchids Paper Products Company(TIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Orchids Paper Products Co. (NYSEAMERICAN: TIS) dropped more than 12% Monday to set a new 52-week low of $0.70. Shares closed at $0.80 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $15.47. Volume totaled around 15 million, about 60 times the daily average of around 250,000. The company had no specific news. Shares have made a massive comeback and are on track to close at $2.47, up more than 200%.

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    3Pea International Inc. (NASDAQ: TPNL) $4.62 42.24%
    PLx Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXP) $4.22 34.38%
    Orchids Paper Products Co. (NYSE: TIS) $3.99 34.30%
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $71.11 and last traded at $71.11, with a volume of 110710 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $69.65.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: CSCO, M, BLK
    The earnings report calendar is headlined today by Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO). The tech giant will report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings after the bell. Wall Street expects that the firm will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 on top of $12.77 billion in revenue. Shares of Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The iconic retailer reported adjusted EPS of $0.70 on top of $5.57 billion in revenue. Wall Street had expected EPS of $0.49 on top of $5.61 billion in revenue. Shares of Macy’s stock were off 5.3% in premarket hours. George Soros’ firm Soros Fund Management increased its stake in shares of Blackrock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) by a whopping 60% in the second quarter, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing. If you were using Money Morning’s proprietary Stock VQScore™, you’d have known that Blackrock was sitting in the “Buy Zone” before the SEC filing was made public. The global asset manager has a perfect 4.75 score, and it will look to blast off now that other investors start to follow Soros and other institutional investors that love this stock. To learn more about the Money Morning Stock VQScore, go here right now. Look for additional earnings reports from NetApp Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP), MSG Networks Inc. (NYSE: MSGN), CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI), Briggs & Stratton Corp. (NYSE: BGG), SpartanNash Co. (Nasdaq: SPTN), and Luxoft Holding Inc. (NYSE: LXFT).

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) was added to US 1 list earlier this year and has been on big run since last fall. The company provides software, systems and services to manage and store computer data worldwide. It offers flash; flash arrays that support data management; hybrid arrays to deploy the speed of flash storage; hybrid cloud; ONTAP cloud storage data management service; NetApp cloud sync hybrid data management software as a service; NetApp private storage for cloud; and AltaVault cloud-integrated solutions.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. Image source: IBM.

    5 reasons to buy IBM
    IBM posted its second straight quarter of annual sales growth after almost six years of declines. Its revenue rose 5% annually to $19.07 billion, beating estimates by $390 million. Its non-GAAP earnings also grew 4% to $2.45, topping expectations by $0.06. IBM’s closely watched “strategic imperatives” (SI) revenue — which comes from its higher-growth cloud, social, mobile, security, and analytics businesses — rose 12% annually (10% on a constant currency basis) to $37.7 billion over the past 12 months. That accounted for 47% of IBM’s revenue, compared to 42% a year earlier. This tells us that Big Blue’s shift from legacy businesses to higher-growth ones is gradually paying off. IBM also noted, without disclosing an exact figure, that its security revenues also rose 60% annually during the quarter. IBM’s total cloud revenue over the past 12 months rose 22% annually (20% in constant currency) to $17.7 billion. For the quarter, its higher-growth cloud-as-a-service revenue rose 25% annually (20% in constant currency) to $10.7 billion, compared to 20% reported growth in the fourth quarter. Three of IBM’s four computing business segments (Cognitive Solutions, Global Business Services, and Technology Services & Cloud Platforms) posted positive annual sales growth and topped analyst estimates. IBM’s stock remains fairly cheap at less than 11 times this year’s earnings, and it pays a forward dividend yield of 3.8%. That low valuation and high yield should limit its downside potential.
    5 reasons to sell IBM
    IBM’s total sales were buoyed by a weak dollar. On a constant currency basis, its revenue actually stayed flat year over year during the quarter. On a constant currency basis, its Global Business Services and Technology Solutions & Cloud Platforms revenue would both have declined 1% annually. Its Cognitive Solutions revenue rose 6% in dollars, but just 2% on a constant currency basis. The

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.(ESIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) has been trending positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Electro Scientific Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 48.1496069802222 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    Its boardroom underwhelmed, too, allowing Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) to outmaneuver and shut it out of the outrageously lucrative cloud.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) reported fiscal third-quarter 2018 results after markets closed Thursday. The software behemoth reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.95 on revenues of $26.8 billion. In the same period last year the company reported EPS of $0.70 on revenues of $23.2 billion. The consensus estimates called for EPS of $0.85 on revenues of $25.77 billion.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will announce the location of its second headquarters by the end of 2018, according to CEO Jeff Bezos. The statement came during an interview at the Economic Club in Washington, D.C. The list of finalists currently sits at 20. The announcement came on the same evening that Bezos provided additional details on his new $2 billion philanthropic fund designed to assist homeless families and to establish new preschools. He also claimed during the interview that he had launched Amazon in Washington state thanks to the influence of Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT). Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The event was the flash point of the 2008 financial crisis from which the U.S. economy is still recovering. Following the bankruptcy of the iconic investment bank, markets tanked and bottomed out in March 2009. At that time, Congress authorized a massive stimulus package, while no executives at any major financial institution were indicted or found responsible for their firms’ roles in the worst crisis since the Great Depression.
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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Aerosonic Corporation(AIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aimia (TSE:AIM) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$2.67.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Aimia Inc (TSE:AIM) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is C$3.54.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: InterOil Corporation(IOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    I/O Coin (CURRENCY:IOC) traded 26.1% higher against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on August 17th. Over the last seven days, I/O Coin has traded up 50% against the US dollar. One I/O Coin coin can now be purchased for $0.39 or 0.00005901 BTC on exchanges. I/O Coin has a market capitalization of $6.55 million and approximately $14,268.00 worth of I/O Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about InterOil (NYSE:IOC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. InterOil earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.5148763796823 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Leading Brands Inc(LBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Leading Brands (NASDAQ:LBIX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Leading Brands earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.3549545541136 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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Minneapolis, MN, based Investment company Whitebox Advisors LLC buys Altaba Inc, Bonanza Creek Energy Inc, Ultra Petroleum Corp, NXP Semiconductors NV, Time Warner Inc, Dell-VMWare Tracking Stock, VanEck Vectors Oil Services, SINA Corp, Ryanair Holdings PLC, Weatherford International PLC, sells Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co, New Residential Investment Corp, DXC Technology Co, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF, SandRidge Energy Inc during the 3-months ended 2017-06-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Whitebox Advisors LLC. As of 2017-06-30, Whitebox Advisors LLC owns 40 stocks with a total value of $1 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: AABA, BCEI, UPL, TWX, OIH, LVLT, TREE, DYN, IVR, HTZ, Added Positions: NXPI, DVMT, SINA, RYAAY, WFT, GOGO, AMBC, THC, KEG, MTGE, Reduced Positions: HPE, NRZ, CJ, PARR, ALLY, BAS, OAS, WB, Sold Out: DXC, TLT, SD, ASPS, AAPL, AMZN, FB, CHK, JAKK,

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Vera Bradley Inc.(VRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in shares of Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) by 25.0% in the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 29,830 shares of the textile maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,966 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Vera Bradley were worth $363,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $13.30 and last traded at $13.16, with a volume of 54803 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $12.72.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Fossil Inc.(FOSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Great West Life Assurance Co. Can lessened its holdings in shares of Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ:FOSL) by 10.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 53,785 shares of the accessories brand company’s stock after selling 6,416 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned approximately 0.11% of Fossil Group worth $682,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    At the intersection of fashion and watches, you’ll find Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL). The watchmaker has established itself as a key brand in the retail niche, but the shift toward more functional wearable devices threatened to take away its key dominance in its core market. It’s taken time for Fossil to develop a workable strategy to fight back, and shareholders have had to suffer while Fossil’s efforts take more concrete shape. Yet last quarter, Fossil raised eyebrows with solid results that suggested a turnaround in the works.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Fossil Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for a net loss of $0.82 per share and $538.49 million in revenue. Shares ended last week at $14.51, in a 52-week range of $5.50 to $18.44. The consensus analyst target is $13.00.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Fossil Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) which rose about 90% to $17.16. The stocks 52-week range is $5.50 to $21.03. Volume was over 40 million compared to the daily average volume of roughly 2 million.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Career Education Corporation(CECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Career Education (NASDAQ: CECO) and Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $16.60 and last traded at $16.55, with a volume of 19843 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $16.52.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Career Education Co. (NASDAQ:CECO) – Equities researchers at Piper Jaffray reduced their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Career Education in a note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray analyst P. Appert now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.19 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.24. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Career Education’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.23 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.29 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.95 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.28 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.34 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.16 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.26 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Career Education (NASDAQ:CECO) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.(SWKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Of course, as it’s been a full nine years since the stock market took off on this amazing bull run, stocks that fit that description have become harder to find — but not impossible. Here are two tech stocks that are not only wonderful companies, but trade at darn near wonderful prices too. Let’s take a closer look at HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) to see why they would make wonderful additions to any portfolio.

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    Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday: Link

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    Redbook Reports US Retail Sales During First 2 Weeks Of Apr. Up 0.3% MoM, Up 2.8% YoY
    USA S&P/CaseShiller House Price Index (MoM) for Feb Up 0.7% MoM
    New home sales report for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Conference Board’s consumer sentiment index for April is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Richmond Fed manufacturing index for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 4-and 52-week bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury will auction 2-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Leerink upgraded Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold
    Mizuho downgraded Skyworks (NASDAQ: SWKS) from Buy to Neutral
    BMO downgraded Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH) from Outperform to Market Perform

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pendal Group Ltd raised its position in shares of Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) by 494.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 94,533 shares of the semiconductor manufacturer’s stock after acquiring an additional 78,632 shares during the period. Pendal Group Ltd’s holdings in Skyworks Solutions were worth $9,478,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Over on Real Money, Cramer says keep an eye on Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) CEO Liam Griffin because he knows how to play the game. Get more of his insights with a free trial subscription to Real Money.

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    TSMC fell 5.7% on Wednesday in response to the news. Apple, which relies on TSMC to manufacture its A-series system-on-chips (SoCs) and various other chips, fell 2.8%. iPhone/iPad chip suppliers such as Cirrus Logic (CRUS) , Broadcom (AVGO) , Skyworks (SWKS) and Qorvo (QRVO) , some of which also rely on TSMC, registered 3%-plus drops.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Proteon Therapeutics, Inc.(PRTO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Proteon Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PRTO) and Neurocrine Biosciences (NASDAQ:NBIX) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Northern Trust Corporation(NTRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC lessened its stake in Northern Trust Co. (NASDAQ:NTRS) by 2.8% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 292,157 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 8,377 shares during the quarter. Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC’s holdings in Northern Trust were worth $30,130,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 17th. The asset manager reported $1.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.42 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $1.48 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.45 billion. Northern Trust had a return on equity of 13.87% and a net margin of 21.84%. Northern Trust’s quarterly revenue was up 14.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.09 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Northern Trust will post 6.49 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Northern Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the asset manager an impact score of 46.6478323403648 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: CIM Commercial Trust Corporation(CMCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Crowd Machine (CURRENCY:CMCT) traded 9.6% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on May 14th. Over the last week, Crowd Machine has traded down 49% against the US dollar. One Crowd Machine token can now be bought for approximately $0.0436 or 0.00000499 BTC on exchanges including Coinhub, BitForex and HitBTC. Crowd Machine has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $233,116.00 worth of Crowd Machine was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    CIM Commercial Trust Corp. (NYSE: CMCT) acquires, owns, and operates office properties in the United States.

    It has a portfolio of more than 100 buildings that is valued at a combined $25 billion, according to BizJournals.com.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rex Energy Corporation(REXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Rex Energy (NASDAQ:REXX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rex Energy earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.4610840717308 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.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    IBM CEO Ginni Rometty. Image source: IBM.

    5 reasons to buy IBM
    IBM posted its second straight quarter of annual sales growth after almost six years of declines. Its revenue rose 5% annually to $19.07 billion, beating estimates by $390 million. Its non-GAAP earnings also grew 4% to $2.45, topping expectations by $0.06. IBM’s closely watched “strategic imperatives” (SI) revenue — which comes from its higher-growth cloud, social, mobile, security, and analytics businesses — rose 12% annually (10% on a constant currency basis) to $37.7 billion over the past 12 months. That accounted for 47% of IBM’s revenue, compared to42% a year earlier. This tells us that Big Blue’s shift from legacy businesses to higher-growth ones is gradually paying off.IBM also noted, without disclosing an exact figure, that its security revenues also rose 60% annually during the quarter. IBM’s total cloud revenue over the past 12 months rose 22% annually (20% in constant currency) to $17.7 billion. For the quarter, its higher-growth cloud-as-a-service revenue rose 25% annually (20% in constant currency) to $10.7 billion, compared to 20% reported growth in the fourth quarter. Three of IBM’s four computing business segments (Cognitive Solutions, Global Business Services, and Technology Services & Cloud Platforms) posted positive annual sales growth and topped analyst estimates. IBM’s stock remains fairly cheap at less than 11 times this year’s earnings, and it pays a forward dividend yield of 3.8%. That low valuation and high yield should limit its downside potential.
    5 reasons to sell IBM
    IBM’s total sales were buoyed by a weak dollar. On a constant currency basis, its revenue actually stayed flat year over year during the quarter. On a constant currency basis, its Global Business Services and Technology Solutions & Cloud Platforms revenue would both have declined 1% annually. Its Cognitive Solutions revenue rose 6% in dollars, but just 2% on a constant currency basis. The

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) received a $83.00 price objective from DA Davidson in a research note issued on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the data storage provider’s stock. DA Davidson’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 23.60% from the company’s current price. DA Davidson also issued estimates for NetApp’s Q1 2019 earnings at $0.66 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.75 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.88 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.11 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.80 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.86 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.94 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $1.03 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.65 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Profund Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) by 14.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,660 shares of the data storage provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,193 shares during the period. Profund Advisors LLC’s holdings in NetApp were worth $596,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    On the earnings call, CFO Jim Kavanaugh called IBM’s storage performance “disappointing,” and blamed a mixture of competition, price pressure and sales execution issues. Rivals such as HP Enterprise (HPE) and NetApp (NTAP) have been reporting stronger storage growth, as industry demand benefits from an Intel  (INTC) server CPU upgrade cycle.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) was added to US 1 list earlier this yearand has been on big run since last fall.The company provides software, systems and services to manage and store computer data worldwide. It offers flash; flash arrays that support data management; hybrid arrays to deploy the speed of flash storage; hybrid cloud; ONTAP cloud storage data management service; NetApp cloud sync hybrid data management software as a service; NetApp private storage for cloud; and AltaVault cloud-integrated solutions.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Recro Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: REPH) fell 50.3 percent to $6.17 in pre-market trading after the company received a Complete Response Letter from the FDA. The FDA declined to approve the company’s New Drug Application for IV meloxicam.
    Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) shares fell 16.5 percent to $2.89 in pre-market trading after the company announced Q4 results.
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) fell 16.5 percent to $5.20 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP (NYSE: WMLP) fell 11 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading after surging 194.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) shares fell 11 percent to $13.45 in pre-market trading. Petrobras announced plans to lower the cost of diesel by 10 percent.
    Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFM) shares fell 9.4 percent to $97 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
    Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: ZEAL) fell 6.9 percent to $15.55 in pre-market trading after rising 2.71 percent on Wednesday.
    L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) shares fell 6.7 percent to $31.76 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. The company issued weak second quarter and FY18 earnings guidance.
    ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RETO) shares fell 5.9 percent to $4.78 in pre-market trading.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) fell 5.9 percent to $17.52 in pre-market trading.
    Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: EIGR) fell 5 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after reporting a proposed offering of common stock.
    Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) shares fell 4.3 percent to $72.66 in pre-market trading. Best Buy reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) fell 4.1 percent to $64.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rite Aid Corporation(RAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Rite Aid
    The reported number of Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) shares sold short grew from more than 147.44 million to over 155.35 million as of the most recent settlement date, a rise of about 5.4% since May 15. The latest figure was 14.7% of the company’s total float. The number of days to cover fell from 23 to 19. Shares closed Monday at $1.74, within a 52-week range of $1.38 to $4.21.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Wednesday as well. The consensus estimates call for a net loss of $0.01 per share and $5.32 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $2.02, in a 52-week range of $1.38 to $4.21. The consensus target price is $2.00.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The price of Bitcoin surged more than 17% to top $8,000 in a rapid move that surprised many investors this morning. The sudden rally appears to be the result of a short squeeze, according to CNBC contributor Brian Kelly. This means that investors who had been betting on a decline in the price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency had been forced to jump back and buy the currency again. A lot of people have been betting on a decline in the price of Bitcoin heading toward the April 17 tax deadline. The expectation is that many people will need to sell their Bitcoin in order to raise cash to meet tax obligations. Here’s our latest daily insight on why the Bitcoin bear market may end very soon.
    Markets gains have been capped by concerns about the latest news out of the Federal Reserve. On Wednesday, minutes from the Fed’s most recent meeting indicated that policy makers are prepared to raise interest rates several more times in the coming months in order to stave off concerns about inflation.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: BLK, FB, DAL
    Shares of BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK) are on the move after the company reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $6.70. Analysts projected the firm would report EPS of $6.45 on top of $3.28 billion in revenue. The firm topped revenue expectations. The firm noted that an increase in its consulting fees and the recent tax reform bill helped bolster its profitability by 27%.
    The stock of Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has climbed more than 6% since Tuesday. Investors cheered the testimony of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who appeared before Congress for two days to discuss his company’s privacy policies. The CEO and his firm have been under intense scrutiny since news broke that 87 million user accounts had been accessed without permission by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 election season. The firm had ties to President Trump’s campaign.
    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) reported ea

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019

Over the past year, the performance of T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth (TRBCX has underscored why it pays to sit tight when a fund with a superior long-term record hits a speed bump. In 2016, as investors turned away from shares of the fast-growing, large-capitalization stocks that Blue Chip targets in favor of more-undervalued fare, the fund lagged the stock market dramatically. Stocks that had previously buoyed the fund, such as Amazon.com and Facebook, were suddenly a drag, says manager Larry Puglia. And energy and utility stockssectors that Blue Chip tends to ignoreperformed exceptionally well.

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But these kinds of style shifts dont last forever. Large-cap growth stocks, led by the technology sector, are rebounding this year, and Blue Chip is benefiting. In the first three months of 2017, the fund returned 10.4%, beating Standard & Poors 500-stock index by 4.3 percentage points. Over the past 12 months, Blue Chip, a member of the Kiplinger 25, outpaced the index by nearly a full percentage point. (Prices and returns are through March 31)

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Agenus Inc.(AGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Attention bargain shoppers: There could be some deals in aisle biotech.Agenus Inc.(NASDAQ:AGEN)andRegeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) dished out some disappointing losses in recent months, but the market’s reaction to recent events seems a bit overdone.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer is a big deal and Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) looks like a great way to follow the trend. This stock trades like a small-cap biotech, but a couple of candidates coming through its pipeline could help push annual revenue past the $1 billion mark. Plus, by this time next year, the company could have half a dozen or so new candidates in clinical trials.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kinder Morgan, Inc.(KMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Kinder Morgan(NYSE:KMI) and Snap (NYSE:SNAP)have had a rough go of it lately, and a nice earnings report sure would offer their investors a little relief. GE’s (NYSE:GE) stock has really struggled since CEO John Flannery took the reins, but the company finally seems to be righting its wayward course. Zillow (NASDAQ:ZG) (NASDAQ:Z) recently made the surprising decision to start flipping houses — but can the company truly pull off utilizing its data stores to rock such a risky undertaking? Plus, the hosts discuss Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), and others. Tune in to find out more.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Advisor Partners LLC cut its position in shares of Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) by 15.4% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 26,091 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after selling 4,755 shares during the quarter. Advisor Partners LLC’s holdings in Kinder Morgan were worth $393,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) traded down about 1.4% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $14.69 after closing Monday at $14.90. The stock’s 52-week high is $21.92. Volume totaled around 12 million, about 30% below the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last month, Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) agreed to hand over its Trans Mountain Pipeline and the associated expansion project to the Government of Canada in a 4.5 billion Canadian dollar ($3.5 billion) deal. That sale came after years of negotiation and legal battles to expand the controversial pipeline, which left Kinder Morgan unable to justify further investment given the risk that it might never finish the project due to intense public opposition.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer, Travis Hoium, and Chuck Saletta]

    It’s nice to see a stock where the price has gone up 100%, doubling in value. But that’s a backward-looking examination. The real question is: Can a company double in value from the price it’s at today? That’s impossible to answer without a crystal ball. However, Motley Fool contributors have picked three stocks that look like they have the foundations for such an advance soundly in place: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI), MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), and A.O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS).

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]

    Recently, the topic of Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) came up and whether the pipeline company truly is a great long-term investment or if it is just fleecing investors like its former parent company, Enron, did. Here’s what a few of our contributors had to say about it.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: State Auto Financial Corporation(STFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State Auto Financial (NASDAQ: STFC) and Atlas Financial (NASDAQ:AFH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ancora Advisors LLC trimmed its position in shares of State Auto Financial Corp (NASDAQ:STFC) by 18.4% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 29,977 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,762 shares during the period. Ancora Advisors LLC owned about 0.07% of State Auto Financial worth $856,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W. R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB) and State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Globus Medical, Inc.(GMED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) – Research analysts at William Blair cut their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Globus Medical in a report released on Thursday, May 3rd. William Blair analyst K. Krum now forecasts that the medical device company will earn $0.35 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.37. William Blair also issued estimates for Globus Medical’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.35 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.52 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.46 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.71 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) by 8.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 421,775 shares of the medical device company’s stock after purchasing an additional 31,253 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned 0.44% of Globus Medical worth $21,013,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc.(LOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock (NYSE:LOR) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.1658217953419 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: EnSync, Inc.(ESNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    MTEM has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Molecular Templates from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Molecular Templates from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.20.

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    ZBB Energy (NYSEAMERICAN:ESNC) has been given a $2.00 price target by research analysts at HC Wainwright in a report released on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the technology company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s target price suggests a potential upside of 471.43% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: NetApp Inc.(NTAP)

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    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) which traded down about 5% at $57.67. The stocks 52-week range is $37.43 to $64.06. Volume was 16.5 million compared to the daily average volume of roughly 3 million.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Co reiterated their positive rating on shares of NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) in a research note released on Wednesday. They currently have a $80.00 price objective on the data storage provider’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) CEO George Kurian sold 6,000 shares of NetApp stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.36, for a total value of $410,160.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.(WTM)

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

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    In this segment fromMarketFoolery, host Chris Hill, Motley Fool One’s Jason Moser, and Stock Advisor Canada’s Taylor Muckerman consider an individual case of a common question for investors: When you have a stock that has become a big winner, should you hold on tight until you need the money, or sell to lock in some profits, and reinvest them elsewhere? There’s certainly no single right answer, but the question is always a good one to ask. The response depends on the context of the individual company, so the Fools tailor their take this time to the outlook for Sirius XM(NASDAQ:SIRI).

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of the market’s most unlikely success stories over the past decade could be cooling down.Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI)hit a 12-year-high on Monday, only to trade lower on Tuesday following an analyst downgrade.

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    Each of these four companies brings clear-cut competitive advantages to the table that should allow it to handily outperform the broader market (and the FANG stocks).

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    At least one bull is growing more bullish on Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI). Bank of America/Merrill Lynch analyst Jessica Reif just boosted her share price target on the satellite radio giant from $7 to $8. She’s encouraged by the healthy pace of new car sales in the country — the lifeblood of Sirius, as new vehicles put it in front of potential new subscribers.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Toronto Dominion Bank raised its position in shares of Sirius XM Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) by 36.7% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 130,110 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 34,955 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Sirius XM were worth $812,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    When Sirius and XM merged in 2008 to become Sirius XM Holdings Inc.(NASDAQ:SIRI), the combined company still filled a need. It offered depth and niche choices in music that conventional radio did not. In addition, the service had talk offerings led by Howard Stern that were unlike anything found on terrestrial radio, and an impressive array of sports broadcasting rights.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Principal Financial Group Inc(PFG)

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    Several equities analysts have recently commented on PFG shares. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Principal Financial Group from $79.00 to $77.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 5th. Wells Fargo reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $76.00 target price on shares of Principal Financial Group in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $62.00 target price on the stock. Bank of America started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Monday, March 26th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $65.00 target price on the stock. Finally, UBS started coverage on Principal Financial Group in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $69.00 target price on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Principal Financial Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $71.18.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Provident Financial plc (LON:PFG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have given a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,244.33 ($16.57).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ING Groep NV boosted its stake in Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) by 7.8% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 27,524 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,991 shares during the period. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Principal Financial Group were worth $1,676,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shore Capital reissued their hold rating on shares of Provident Financial (LON:PFG) in a report issued on Thursday.

    PFG has been the subject of several other reports. Liberum Capital reissued a sell rating and set a GBX 483 ($6.48) price objective on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Peel Hunt reissued a hold rating and set a GBX 870 ($11.67) price objective on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price objective on Provident Financial from GBX 1,100 ($14.76) to GBX 750 ($10.06) and set a neutral rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 10th. Barclays reissued an underweight rating and set a GBX 584 ($7.84) price objective on shares of Provident Financial in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Societe Generale lowered Provident Financial to a hold rating and set a GBX 1,050 ($14.09) price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Provident Financial presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 1,190.14 ($15.97).