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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019

Providence, RI, based Investment company Strategic Point Investment Advisors, LLC buys iShares Core S&P 500, iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap, iShares S&P 500 Growth, sells Vanguard REIT, SPDR Select Sector Fund – Technology during the 3-months ended 2017-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Strategic Point Investment Advisors, LLC. As of 2017-12-31, Strategic Point Investment Advisors, LLC owns 17 stocks with a total value of $245 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

Added Positions: IVV, IJH, IVW, Reduced Positions: SPY, XLK, VO, IVE, VHT, XLF, AAXJ, PFF, VTI, RYE, Sold Out: VNQ,

For the details of Strategic Point Investment Advisors, LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Strategic+Point+Investment+Advisors%2C+LLC

These are the top 5 holdings of Strategic Point Investment Advisors, LLCSPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 272,304 shares, 29.62% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 9.49%iShares S&P 500 Value (IVE) – 207,484 shares, 9.66% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 5.84%SPDR Select Sector Fund – Technology (XLK) – 350,138 shares, 9.13% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 20.24%Vanguard Mid-Cap (VO) – 144,264 shares, 9.1% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 8.7%iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index Fund (AAXJ) – 241,390 shares, 7.51% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 4.06%Added: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)

Strategic Point Investment Advisors, LLC added to the holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 by 37.36%. The purchase prices were between $253.97 and $271.47, with an estimated average price of $261.99. The stock is now traded at around $285.24. The impact to the portfolio due to this purchase was 0.58%. The holdings were 19,619 shares as of 2017-12-31.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: NVIDIA Corporation(NVDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) reported first-quarter results Thursday that turned Morgan Stanley incrementally bullish.

    The Analyst

    Morgan Stanley's Joseph Moore maintains an Overweight rating on Nvidia's stock with a price target lifted from $258 to $273.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) Q4 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019 5:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion before the opening bell. Magna shares gained 1.23 percent to $61.60 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion after the closing bell. NVIDIA shares rose 0.18 percent to $256.25 in after-hours trading.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates. Synaptics shares fell 7.43 percent to $43.00 in the after-hours trading session.
    After the markets close, News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion. News Corp shares gained 0.01 percent to $16.51 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) to have earned $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion in the latest quarter. Duke Energy will release earnings before the markets open. Duke Energy shares fell 0.03 percent to $77.62 in after-hours trading.
    Booking Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: BKNG) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company sees sales growth of 11.5-15.5 percent year over year and adjusted EBITDA in the range of $1.085 billion-$1.125 billion. Booking Holdings shares dropped 7.03 percent to $2,030.00 in the after-hours trading session.

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  • [By ]

    I’ve Been Finding Big Gains In Tech For Years
    Take, for instance, my discovery of the company NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) back in 2015.

    Prior to that time, NVIDIA was known as the premier maker of superfast video cards, but that was about it. That changed when NVIDIA launched a line of “deep learning” (artificial intelligence) products, including NVIDIA Shield and NVIDIA Drive, with applications in the smart home and self-driving car markets, respectively. This new product innovation created an acceleration in growth, along with exuberant analyst support, that has persisted to this day.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Morningstar, Inc.(MORN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    MAN Grp PLC/ADR (NASDAQ: MORN) and Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:MORN) insider Joseph D. Mansueto sold 9,203 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.51, for a total transaction of $1,182,677.53. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 23,058,333 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,963,226,373.83. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:MORN) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $111.91 and last traded at $111.20, with a volume of 784 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $111.35.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Morningstar (NASDAQ: MORN) and Invesco (NYSE:IVZ) are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Trust Corp grew its position in Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:MORN) by 4.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 227,049 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 9,963 shares during the quarter. Northern Trust Corp’s holdings in Morningstar were worth $21,688,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Optibase Ltd.(OBAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Optibase earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Citrix Systems Inc.(CTXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM) and Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: General Growth Properties, Inc.(GGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    In recent years, investors have become increasingly fearful about the so-called “death of the mall.” As a result, shares of top-tier mall REITs like Taubman Centers (NYSE:TCO), Simon Property Group (NYSE:SPG), GGP (NYSE:GGP), and Macerich (NYSE:MAC) have tended to trade at a discount to their net asset values (NAV), the underlying value of their assets.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Its real estate arm has finally established a long-term plan to succeed in the wake of its purchase of General Growth Properties Inc. (NYSE: GGP), which held the stock back since the deal’s announcement.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Shares of mall-focused REIT GGP (NYSE:GGP) have plunged in 2018. Initially, the stock price fell due to ongoing worries about the so-called “retail apocalypse” and its effect on mall occupancy and lease rates.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Forsta AP Fonden cut its holdings in GGP Inc (NYSE:GGP) by 5.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 170,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 9,700 shares during the quarter. Forsta AP Fonden’s holdings in GGP were worth $3,483,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its holdings in GGP Inc (NYSE:GGP) by 69.3% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 301,748 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 123,505 shares during the quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in GGP were worth $6,165,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC cut its holdings in shares of GGP Inc (NYSE:GGP) by 39.2% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 21,323 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 13,726 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC’s holdings in GGP were worth $436,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Internet Bancorp(INBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    The year was 1999 and “internet” stocks were all the rage. On opposite sides of the country, two banks — BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) and First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) — were both betting on a business model of asset-light internet banking. Nearly two decades later, one of these banks has grown into a $2.6 billion force to be contended with, while the other lags behind with a market cap of less than $350 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Internet Bancorp (INBK)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Internet Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.3072144341855 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    JBF Capital Inc. boosted its position in First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 115,120 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,490 shares during the period. First Internet Bancorp makes up about 0.6% of JBF Capital Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 13th largest holding. JBF Capital Inc.’s holdings in First Internet Bancorp were worth $3,926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. lowered its stake in First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) by 22.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 87,312 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 24,888 shares during the period. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc.’s holdings in First Internet Bancorp were worth $3,231,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Craig Hallum began coverage on shares of First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK). They issued a buy rating and a $50.00 target price on the stock.

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $213.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “We are optimistic on Intuit’s growing SMB exposure and believe that its strategic acquisitions will fortify this segment. Due to the continuously emerging new technologies and current market trends, cloud-based business and financial software solutions have been gaining momentum. As Intuit is already a market leader in this segment, the increased adoption helped it gain new customers, in turn, boosting the overall performance. Estimates have been stable for Intuit of late. Moreover, the company’s strategy of shifting its business to cloud-based subscription model will help generate more stable revenues over the long run. Intuit’s shares have outperformed the industry in a year’s time.”

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: United Insurance Holdings Corp.(UIHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The insurance provider reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.02, Bloomberg Earnings reports. United Insurance had a return on equity of 9.16% and a net margin of 2.05%. The company had revenue of $182.36 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $178.33 million.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    United Insurance Holdings Corp  (NASDAQ:UIHC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    American Financial Group (NASDAQ: UIHC) and United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Allete, Inc.(ALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 16,011 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,157,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mason Street Advisors LLC increased its stake in ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE) by 93.1% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 25,545 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 12,317 shares during the period. Mason Street Advisors LLC’s holdings in ALLETE were worth $1,846,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ALLETE (NYSE: ALE) and Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Paychex Inc.(PAYX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) had its target price boosted by Citigroup from $67.00 to $73.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm currently has a “neutral” rating on the business services provider’s stock. Citigroup’s target price indicates a potential downside of 2.38% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    For decades, Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) and Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) dominated the market for employer payroll services. However, employers are increasingly embracing cloud-based software solutions that streamline the entire human resources industry, and that’s allowing younger companies, including Paycom Software, to chip away market share.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJune 27, 2018, 9:30 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    EOG’s discoveries in the Powder River Basin bode well for other oil companies looking for new shale plays in the area. Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) stated in its second-quarter earnings release that the Powder River Basin was “quickly establishing itself as the growth engine of the company” thanks to the strong drilling results it has seen from wells in the Turner formation. Because of that, Chesapeake currently has five rigs operating in the area, all of which it has primarily focused on the Turner. However, the company noted that it’s exploring the potential of adding a sixth rig next year, which could enable it to target other formations in the region such as the Mowry and Niobrara. EOG’s results in those two plays are cause for increased optimism that Chesapeake could also be sitting on a massive oil and gas resource in the region.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.7%, at $77.48 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 2.1%, at $4.31 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.7% to $116.29. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $131.60.

    In addition, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 1.5%, at $23.79 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 4.4% at $2.63 in a 52-week range of $1.71 to $5.60.

    EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 2.9% at $95.94. The 52-week range is $82.04 to $133.53.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up about 0.8%, at $82.75 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 5.9% to $4.63, in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.29. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 2.2% to $118.65. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $128.03.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded up about 1.5%, at $23.81 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 0.3% to $80.59, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded up about 0.3%, at $4.52 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.3% to $119.12. The 52-week range is $83.61 to $131.60.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.3%, at $23.47 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now

January 10, 2017: Markets opened mixed again Tuesday as the blue chips got off to a slow start. The DJIA peake in the middle of the day and slid back into the red with about an hour left this afternoon. The Nasdaq even posted another all-time high at 5,564.25 early this afternoon. Healthcare and financials were leading sectors while real-estate and energy lagged. WTI crude oil for February delivery settled at $50.82 a barrel, down about 2.2% on the day. February gold added less than 0.1% on the day to settle at $1,185.50. Equities were headed for a slightly higher close shortly before the bell as the DJIA traded up 0.05% for the day, the S&P 500 traded up 0.09%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded up 0.38%.

Stocks traded very near the break even line and the closing bell might see some shifts in which side of the line the indexes close on.

The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Tuesday was Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) which  traded up about 1.93% at $94.15. The stock’s 52-week range is $56.36 to $97.40 Volume was about 35% below the daily average of around 4.2 million shares. The company had no specific news Tuesday.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: NVIDIA Corporation(NVDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Nvidia (NVDA) has a 24-year history that has seen the company produce the technology used within computers and gaming software.

    Founded in 1993, the tech giant produced the graphics hardware for both Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox and Sony’s (SNE) Playstation 3.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Sales of discrete graphics cards have taken a hit in recent quarters thanks to the cryptocurrency bust, which has taken a toll on both Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA).

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Graphics specialist NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) has been one of the hottest-performing chip stocks on the market. On Oct. 4, 2013, the company’s shares closed at $15.59. As of this writing, the stock sits at more than $286 per share — more than 18 times where they were just five years ago. 

  • [By John Ballard]

    NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) are benefiting enormously from a growing PC gaming market, as esports and popular multiplayer titles are driving up demand for high-end graphics cards.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bridgeline Digital, Inc.(BLIN )

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Bridgeline Digital (NASDAQ:BLIN) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bridgeline Digital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 46.3358005969314 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks: Bridgeline Digital Inc (BLIN) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Bridgeline Digital Shares Shoot Ahead on New Customer (baystreet.ca) Bridgeline Digital sees shares soar after its web analytics software welcomes a new user (proactiveinvestors.com) Procurement Services Provider Chooses the Bridgeline Unbound Insights Product for Web Analytics Solution (finance.yahoo.com)

    BLIN traded down $0.12 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $1.04. 455,300 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 548,370. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Bridgeline Digital has a 12-month low of $0.79 and a 12-month high of $4.45. The company has a market cap of $4.92 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.33 and a beta of 0.14.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Foundation Medicine, Inc.(FMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. cut its stake in shares of Foundation Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:FMI) by 0.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 273,821 shares of the company’s stock after selling 768 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Foundation Medicine were worth $21,563,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Foundation Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:FMI) hit a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $108.65 and last traded at $107.25, with a volume of 22037 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $107.20.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Only months after a standstill agreement between the two companies expired, biopharma giant Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) has agreed to acquire Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) lock, stock, and barrel. Roche had already owned more than half of Foundation Medicine, so the decision to buy the company outright shows it’s more confident in the future of personalized cancer treatment than ever before. Is this deal a needle-mover?

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Foundation Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI) shares saw a sizable jump early on Tuesday after the company announced that Roche would be acquiring all the outstanding shares. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in the second half of 2018.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After announcing that Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) will acquire it for $137 per share in cash, shares in Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) are soaring 28.3% at 11:30 a.m. EDT today.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Quanta Services, Inc.(PWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sanders Morris Harris LLC decreased its position in shares of Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 56.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 7,481 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 9,527 shares during the period. Quanta Services accounts for 3.5% of Sanders Morris Harris LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 6th biggest position. Sanders Morris Harris LLC’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $748,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) shares hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $31.95 and last traded at $32.39, with a volume of 37850 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $32.41.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia increased its position in shares of Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) by 26.1% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 33,333 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,900 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in Quanta Services were worth $1,110,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Quanta Services (PWR) Up 5.7% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? (finance.yahoo.com) Quanta Services (PWR) Short Interest Update (americanbankingnews.com) Quanta Services (PWR) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Nvidia’s HGX-2 cloud server platform targets HPC and AI workloads (datacenterdynamics.com) NVIDIA Introduces HGX-2, Fusing HPC and AI Computing into Unified Architecture (itbusinessnet.com)

    PWR has been the topic of several research reports. Citigroup increased their target price on Quanta Services from $47.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Quanta Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 9th. DA Davidson reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Quanta Services in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective (down from $46.00) on shares of Quanta Services in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, B. Riley cut their price objective on Quanta Services from $50.00 to $48.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, February 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $45.23.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Banner Corporation(BANR)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Banner (NASDAQ:BANR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Banner from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Stephens reiterated a hold rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Banner in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Banner currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $60.25.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Banner Year for Asset Managers Could Be Catalyst for Change (markets.financialcontent.com) Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Banner Co. (BANR) to Announce $0.86 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Banner Bank signs long lease for highly visible Sacramento site (finance.yahoo.com) Steven W. Rust Sells 511 Shares of Banner Co. (BANR) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) FY2018 Earnings Estimate for Banner Co. (BANR) Issued By DA Davidson (americanbankingnews.com)

    NASDAQ BANR opened at $57.47 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The firm has a market cap of $1,896.48, a P/E ratio of 19.22, a PEG ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.96. Banner has a 1 year low of $52.07 and a 1 year high of $62.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Rhumbline Advisers cut its position in shares of Banner Co. (NASDAQ:BANR) by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 86,918 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,154 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers’ holdings in Banner were worth $5,226,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Corporate Office Properties Trust(OFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    istar (NYSE:STAR) and Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    A.R.T. Advisors LLC cut its position in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) by 30.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 95,700 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 41,800 shares during the quarter. A.R.T. Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.09% of Corporate Office Properties Trust worth $2,471,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA raised its position in Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) by 14.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 457,513 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 58,791 shares during the quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s holdings in Corporate Office Properties Trust were worth $13,263,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE:OFC) CEO Stephen E. Budorick bought 526 shares of Corporate Office Properties Trust stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 28th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $28.34 per share, for a total transaction of $14,906.84. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 105,368 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,986,129.12. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019

Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group issued their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for Wipro in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, June 19th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst A. Sen expects that the information technology services provider will post earnings of $0.29 per share for the year. Jefferies Financial Group currently has a “Underperform” rating on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Wipro’s FY2020 earnings at $0.30 EPS.

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Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Wipro from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. TheStreet downgraded shares of Wipro from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Wipro from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, BNP Paribas upgraded shares of Wipro from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 9th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Wipro has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $141.50.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

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    Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallAug. 29, 2018, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) SVP James Jungsup Kim sold 8,617 shares of Semtech stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.00, for a total value of $517,020.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 54,842 shares in the company, valued at $3,290,520. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Semtech (NASDAQ:SMTC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Semtech earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the semiconductor company an impact score of 44.4405753751248 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of semiconductor company Semtech (NASDAQ:SMTC) shot higher on Thursday, rising as much as 16.2%. By the time the market closed, shares were up 13.9%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Semtech Co. (NASDAQ:SMTC) VP Marc Pegulu sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.85, for a total value of $24,425.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 15,453 shares in the company, valued at $754,879.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday . Approximately 1,051,552 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 134% from the previous session’s volume of 450,057 shares.The stock last traded at $18.60 and had previously closed at $18.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fabrinet (NASDAQ: ADTN) and ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

    Several other analysts have also issued reports on ADTN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ADTRAN from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 9th. Needham & Company LLC decreased their price target on shares of ADTRAN from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine lowered shares of ADTRAN from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Northland Securities set a $24.00 price target on shares of ADTRAN and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. Finally, MKM Partners decreased their price target on shares of ADTRAN to $17.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $17.50.

Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SUMITOMO HEAVY/ADR (NASDAQ: VECO) and Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:VECO) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the ten research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $24.20.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) and Veeco Instruments (NASDAQ:VECO) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Own For 2019: NVIDIA Corporation(NVDA)

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  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Looking ahead to next week, the earnings calendar quiets down a bit, while big data points include the producer price index (PPI) and consumer price index (CPI) for April. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is the major earnings report investors might be watching for, while retail reporting kicks off in a big way the week of May 14. Investors might also be keeping an eye out later today for the weekly U.S. oil rig count, which has been on the rise recently.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) received approval from the U.S. Transportation Department to begin pilot programs for drone delivery services. Missing from the list of approved companies was Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN). The tech giant has long been an advocate for drone delivery, and its absence came as a surprise to the tech community. It will be a busy day for economic data announcements. Most important will be a report on inflation at 8:30 EDT. Strong price growth has picked up to start the year. This has many economists anticipating that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates to stave off additional inflation. Meanwhile, the Bank of England announced that it will hold its benchmark interest rate at 0.5%. The country is still facing economic uncertainty over Brexit.
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    A weak guidance report has shares of Booking Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: BKNG) off 6% this morning. Although the travel site operator easily topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations, the firm once known as Priceline offered a weak 2018 outlook. That sent investors heading for the exits.
    Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) stock popped more than 16% on Wednesday afternoon. The news came after the embattled retail company announced plans to partner with Amazon.com to sell tires. The plan is part of the company’s broader turnaround strategy to make the retail firm profitable again. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) made a stunning announcement on Wednesday. The company said that it will halt production of its F-Series pickup truck. But the move will only be temporary. A fire at a Michigan plant temporarily caused the automotive giant to run out of parts for the top-selling U.S. vehicle. The shutdown could last several weeks, although the company said it has enough parts inventory to last about 12 weeks. Look for additional earnings reports from Nvidia Corp. (Nasdaq: NVDA

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    There’s a lot to love about NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). The company continues to outpace Wall Street’s expectations, its share price has shot up 78% over the past year, and the company’s driverless car opportunities and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are riding some of the biggest tech trend waves right now.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Investors sold shares of Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) on strength during trading on Monday. $1,037.80 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $1,228.77 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $190.97 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Nvidia had the 2nd highest net out-flow for the day. Nvidia traded up $9.62 for the day and closed at $248.68

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tigress Financial reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) in a report released on Friday.

    Other analysts have also issued research reports about the company. BidaskClub lowered NVIDIA from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, August 18th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $250.00 price target (up previously from $243.00) on shares of NVIDIA in a research note on Friday, August 17th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on NVIDIA from $300.00 to $310.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Monday, June 25th. Benchmark began coverage on NVIDIA in a research note on Tuesday, June 26th. They issued a buy rating and a $280.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Oppenheimer raised NVIDIA from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $310.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, August 17th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-seven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. NVIDIA presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $291.16.

Upcoming Earnings: Nvidia Reports After Thursday's Close

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is scheduled to report Q1 fiscal 2019 earnings after the closing bell on Thursday, May 10. Ahead of earnings, NVDA has been climbing closer to its all-time high of $254.50 it hit in mid-March. The stock closed at $250.40 yesterday and was up slightly in pre-market trading this morning. 

After better-than-expected earnings reports from competitors Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), some analysts have suggested this could indicate a strong quarter for NVDA, although expectations are high for tomorrow’s report.

For the quarter, NVDA is expected to report adjusted EPS of $1.65 on revenue of $2.91 billion, according to third-party consensus analyst estimates. NVDA’s own guidance calls for $2.90 billion in revenue, plus or minus 2 percent. In the prior-year period, the company earned $0.79 on revenue of $1.94 billion. Also, the company has beat both earnings and revenue estimates in the past eight quarters.

Gaming and Data Center

The gaming segment still makes up a majority of the company’s revenue, and it has been its second-fastest growing segment behind data center. In Q4 fiscal 2018, gaming revenue was up 29 percent year over year to $1.74 billion. For all of fiscal 2018, gaming revenue increased 36 percent year over year to $5.51 billion. When NVDA reports on Thursday, analysts are expecting gaming revenue to be around $1.6 billion, up from $1.02 billion in the prior-year period.

Management has attributed strength in the gaming segment to continual growth in games that require the higher-end of their products. Strong sales of the Nintendo Switch, which uses NVDA’s Tegra processor, was another factor management cited as a growth contributor on last quarter’s earnings call. Management also acknowledged that cryptocurrency mining has been driving demand in the gaming segment as well, but it is difficult to quantify how much of their business comes from it.

NVDA’s data center segment is its second largest by revenue and has been its fastest growing recently. Last quarter, revenue was up 105 percent year over year to $606 million. For all of fiscal 2018, revenue in the segment was up 133 percent year over year to $1.93 billion.

NVDA launched the Tesla V100 GPU in Q2 fiscal 2018 and it has been a major driver of growth in the data center segment as sales ramped up over the past two quarters, according to management. Analysts are expecting data center revenue to come in at $656 million, up from $409 million in the prior-year period.

Automotive and Professional Visualization

Both the automotive and professional visualization segments have been two of the NVDA’s smaller segments, although management has said it is optimistic about the growth prospects of the two.

At CES 2018 in January, NVDA announced the DRIVE Xavier system on a chip (SoC) would start shipping to customers in a limited amount this quarter. The company has also announced numerous partnerships with major car companies and parts manufacturers that will use its autonomous vehicle platform, DRIVE PX.

When NVDA last reported, automotive revenue was up 3 percent year over year to $132 million and professional visualization revenue was up 13 percent to $254 million. 

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CLOSE TO ALL-TIME HIGH. Since the end of February, NVDA has climbed to the low-$250 range several times, but hasn’t been able to break higher than its all-time high of $254.50 hit on March 13. Over the past year, the stock is up 143.25 percent, outperforming the S&P 500 (SPX) and Nasdaq 100 (NDX) by a wide margin. Chart source: thinkorswim® by TD Ameritrade.  Not a recommendation. For illustrative purposes only. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Options Trading Activity

Around NVDA’s upcoming earnings release, options traders have priced in about a 5.7 percent stock move in either direction, according to the Market Maker Move indicator on the thinkorswim® platform. As of this morning, implied volatility was at the 44th percentile, not too high ahead of the report.

In short-term trading at the May 11 weekly expiration, calls have been active at the 250 and 260 strike prices, while puts have been active at the 240 strike. At the May 18 monthly expiration, recent trading has been a lot heavier on the call side and concentrated at the 250 strike.

Note: Call options represent the right, but not the obligation, to buy the underlying security at a predetermined price over a set period of time. Put options represent the right, but not the obligation to sell the underlying security at a predetermined price over a set period of time.

What’s Coming Up

Next week there is a string of companies from the retail sector reporting earnings. Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) is scheduled before market open Tuesday, May 15, Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) before market open Wednesday, May 16, and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) before market open on Thursday, May 17. Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is also scheduled to report before the open on Friday, May 18.

Some of the next major economic reports coming up include the consumer price index (CPI),  which is released tomorrow morning. Next week, April retail sales are released the morning of Tuesday, May 15, and April housing starts are released the morning of Wednesday, May 16. If you have time, check out today’s market update for a look at what else is going on.

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3 Things to Watch in the Stock Market This Week

Stocks were little changed last week despite a sharp jump during Friday’s trading session following positive economic news. That boost, plus generally positive earnings reports from some of the market’s biggest players, still left both the Dow Jones Industrial Average(DJINDICES:^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC)just modestly lower so far in 2018.

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Earnings season continues at peak pace over the next few trading days, with hundreds of companies set to report updated business trends. A few of the most anticipated releases this week will be coming fromDisney (NYSE:DIS), TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP), and NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA).

Disney’s ESPN fix

Disney posts its earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday in a report that should be packed with news for investors. The media giant has a lot on its plate right now, after all. Its new ESPN app marks its boldest attempt yet to bypass the traditional network ecosystem that has produced such steady profits for the company for decades.

Early results from that direct-to-consumer service could inform management’s thinking as they prepare for an even bigger bet, a stand-alone TV streaming app, set to launch sometime in 2019.

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Meanwhile, investors will be watching for signs of growth at Disney’s parks and resorts business, which played a key role in pushing earnings slightly higher last quarter. And CEO Bob Iger and his team will likely provide an update on their proposed $50 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox that, among other things, should keep Disney comfortably on top of the global box office industry.

TripAdvisor’s growth pace

The online travel booking market is huge, and growing, but TripAdvisor hasn’t benefited much from its leading industry position. In fact, sales growth slowed to just 5% in 2017 while profitability dove.

In response, CEO Steve Kaufer and his team are taking a new approach to the business that prioritizes profitability, likely at the expense of sales gains. Investors saw early results from that strategic shift in February when the company paired rising profit margin in its core hotel business with a decline in hotel shopper traffic growth to 3% from 7%. Shareholders will be looking for more progress along these lines in TripAdvisor’s Tuesday afternoon earnings release.

At the same time, executives have been encouraged with the demand they’re seeing in the non-hotel segment that includes things like attractions, tours, and restaurant bookings. This division has become a big source of revenue growth for the company and might soon start generating earnings to go along with those impressive sales gains.

NVDIA’s outlook

Few stocks are as loved by Wall Street right now as semiconductor giant NVIDIA, whose next-generation chips have a good shot at powering growth industries ranging from AI to autonomous driving to cryptocurrencies. Yet it was soaring revenue in its core gaming segment that played the biggest role in the company’s epic fiscal 2018 that included a 41% sales spike as net income jumped to $3.1 billion from $1.9 billion in the prior year.

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On Thursday the chipmaker is expected to extend that positive momentum into fiscal 2019, with consensus estimates targeting a 49% sales increase to $2.9 billion as earnings almost double to $1.45 per share. Whether the stock continues its epic run, on the other hand, will depend on the company’s ability to continue trouncing expectations by delivering market-leading chips that its customers demand.