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Top Value Stocks To Watch For 2019

Marriott Vacations Worldwide (NYSE:VAC) had its price objective trimmed by Stifel Nicolaus from $160.00 to $147.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $122.61 target price on shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. SunTrust Banks raised shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Monday, April 30th. Deutsche Bank lowered their target price on shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide from $139.00 to $130.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Friday, May 4th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Finally, Wolfe Research began coverage on shares of Marriott Vacations Worldwide in a report on Friday, June 8th. They set an outperform rating on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $139.40.

Top Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders sold shares of Occidental Petroleum Co. (NYSE:OXY) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $42.31 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $109.32 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $67.01 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Occidental Petroleum had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Occidental Petroleum traded up $0.28 for the day and closed at $83.68

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. increased its holdings in Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) by 4,684.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 162,671 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 159,271 shares during the period. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd.’s holdings in Occidental Petroleum were worth $10,567,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) and Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) are also reducing spending in 2019. In the case of Pioneer Natural Resources, it’s budgeting $2.8 billion to $3.1 billion in capital for the coming year, which is below 2018’s level of $3.64 billion. Occidental Petroleum, meanwhile, is cutting its budget by 10% for 2019. Those spending cuts will enable both Pioneer and Occidental to generate free cash flow at the current oil price point, giving them both more money to return to investors.  

Top Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.(CCRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other brokerages have also commented on CCRN. Lake Street Capital lowered shares of Cross Country Healthcare from a buy rating to a hold rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $16.00 to $11.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 3rd. Barrington Research reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Cross Country Healthcare in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cross Country Healthcare from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. Credit Suisse Group dropped their price target on shares of Cross Country Healthcare from $11.50 to $9.00 and set a neutral rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lowered shares of Cross Country Healthcare from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and set a $13.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Cross Country Healthcare currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $13.14.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    American International Group Inc. trimmed its stake in shares of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) by 20.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 22,638 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 5,648 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. owned about 0.06% of Cross Country Healthcare worth $252,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN) by 4.4% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 765,052 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 32,417 shares during the period. Eagle Boston Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Cross Country Healthcare were worth $8,606,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Golar LNG Partners LP(GMLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of oil producers Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) and SM Energy (NYSE:SM), as well as units of Golar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP), an MLP that owns liquified natural gas carriers and floating storage and regasification units, all declined by double digits by Friday afternoon. Lower oil prices weighed on the first two, while an analyst downgrade was the culprit in the latter.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a good day on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average once again climbing triple digits and other major benchmarks following suit with similar-sized percentage gains. The U.S. economy continued to move forward last month, and the latest jobs numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed ongoing progress in creating new positions and reducing unemployment rates. Yet some stocks weren’t able to join in the celebration that accompanied the strong economic report. Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE:PBR), Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP), and Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) and Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Culp, Inc.(CFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cofound.it (CURRENCY:CFI) traded down 2.1% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on May 12th. In the last week, Cofound.it has traded down 21% against the U.S. dollar. One Cofound.it token can currently be purchased for about $0.0769 or 0.00000911 BTC on major exchanges including Liqui, IDEX, HitBTC and Upbit. Cofound.it has a total market capitalization of $25.01 million and approximately $314,252.00 worth of Cofound.it was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Coherent, Inc.(COHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Benchmark restated their buy rating on shares of Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) in a research note published on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a $216.00 price objective on the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Earnest Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 453,873 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after buying an additional 9,868 shares during the quarter. Earnest Partners LLC’s holdings in Coherent were worth $85,056,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) is one of the oldest companies in the laser technology space based in California, US. The company employs around 5,218 employees and has grown rapidly in terms of revenues as well as profits over the past few years. A recent sell-off as a result of forex risks and a negative market sentiment with respect to lasers has brought the stock price down to reasonable valuations. However, analysts continue to remain bullish on the stock with target prices showing a minimum appreciation of 40% over the current market price.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) stock jumped 20.6% in August, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The company published third-quarter results at the end of July that came in below the market’s expectations, but comments during the company’s earnings call appear to have helped the stock regain some ground.

Top Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.(GCAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) insider Samantha Roady sold 4,826 shares of GAIN Capital stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.23, for a total transaction of $39,717.98. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 221,191 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,820,401.93. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    LSV Asset Management decreased its position in GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) by 3.1% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 410,684 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 13,200 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in GAIN Capital were worth $2,772,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 361,421 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,729,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) Director Alex Goor acquired 1,640 shares of Gain Capital stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $7.50 per share, with a total value of $12,300.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 53,360 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $400,200. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gain Capital (NYSE:GCAP) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Galicia Financial Group (NASDAQ:GGAL) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a strong sell rating.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GAIN Capital (NYSE:GCAP) General Counsel Diego Rotsztain sold 3,184 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.23, for a total value of $26,204.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 98,663 shares in the company, valued at approximately $811,996.49. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

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Thus far, he has had a remarkable streak: Every one of his 14 sets of stocks has beaten the market at every annual review. But no more. The group he picked last year at this time under the theme of “stocks riding the bull market” has stuck a fork in #RBIStreak. But painful though it may be, he reviews how iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT), Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA), Impinj (NASDAQ:PI), Wayfair (NYSE:W), and Zillow (NASDAQ:ZG) (NASDAQ:Z) performed over the past year.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, July 19th. Analysts expect Snap-on to post earnings of $2.96 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Snap-on (NYSE:SNA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Snap-on earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1849288529918 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bank of America Corp DE cut its holdings in Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA) by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 556,198 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,909 shares during the quarter. Bank of America Corp DE owned about 0.99% of Snap-on worth $89,392,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Clairvest Group previously initiated an investment in a partnership that involved Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (OTCPK:GCGMF) and Brookfield Business Partners LP to operate two casinos in Southern Ontario. With this announcement, we not only get the upside of a 45% ownership of “Ontario Gaming West GLA Limited Partnership,” which includes four major operations, but also 2,500 slot machines, 60 table games, racing track and $450 million in gross gaming revenue. Clairvest has a history in the gambling industry and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a proven operator with a terrific track record.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    The argument for investing in Intrexon Corp (NYSE:XON) has taken some turns over the past few years. There’s the “buy it because it’s a gene therapy company” argument, the “buy it because it’s tackling mosquito-borne illnesses” argument, the “buy it because it’s a biofuels pioneer” argument, and now there’s the “buy it because it’s reimagining marijuana production” argument.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Intrexon Corp (NYSE:XON) saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Traders purchased 3,153 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 3,699% compared to the typical volume of 83 put options.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with major market benchmarks finishing narrowly mixed for the session. Weekly gains were still substantial for the indexes, however, as investors grew confident that the economy is walking the fine line between avoiding a recession and growing so fast that it spurs the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy aggressively. Yet even though most stocks held up well, some individual companies had bad news that sent their shares lower. Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), Intrexon (NYSE:XON), and News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) were up 28.5% as of 11:19 a.m. on Monday. The biotech announced what it said were “advances in production of medical cannabis.” In particular, Intrexon stated that its scientists had engineered a yeast strain that could be used in a microbial fermentation process to produce cannabinoids at low cost.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After the company reported disappointing first-quarter financial results, including worse-than-expected revenue performance, shares in Intrexon Corp. (NYSE:XON) were down by 20% at 3:15 p.m. EDT Friday.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap synthetic biology Intrexon Corp (NYSE: XON) has elevated short interest of 33.93% according to Highshortinterest.com. Intrexon Corp says its “powering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA™ to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet.” The Company’s integrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function and performance of living cells. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Oxycoin (CURRENCY:OXY) traded 3.1% higher against the dollar during the one day period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 20th. One Oxycoin coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.11 or 0.00001305 BTC on exchanges including Livecoin and Bit-Z. Oxycoin has a total market cap of $12.09 million and approximately $23,963.00 worth of Oxycoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Oxycoin has traded 25.4% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While that’s bad news for some companies, it’s a boon to others. One of the beneficiaries of the Permian pipeline shortage is Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY), which has twice as much space as it needs. As a result, the company has been able to reap a windfall by using that excess capacity to its advantage.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. increased its holdings in Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) by 4,684.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 162,671 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 159,271 shares during the period. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd.’s holdings in Occidental Petroleum were worth $10,567,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: LightPath Technologies, Inc.(LPTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares rose 14.1 percent to $3.65 in the pre-market trading session after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) rose 13.3 percent to $2.43 in pre-market trading after reporting a third-quarter earnings beat.
    MYnd Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYND) rose 10.5 percent to $3.49 in pre-market trading. MYnd Analytics reported a Q2 net loss of $2.7 million on revenue of $459,900.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares rose 8.4 percent to $5.68 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) shares rose 7.7 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 7.5 percent to $6.45 in pre-market trading after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
    Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ: MIME) rose 6.5 percent to $43.50 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter sales beat.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 6 percent to $12.50 in pre-market trading after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTLA) shares rose 6 percent to $26.05 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.58 percent on Monday.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) rose 4.7 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Xunlei Limited (NASDAQ: XNET) rose 4.1 percent to $13.88 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.54 percent on Monday.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.73 in pre-market trading. Mizuho upgraded Valeant from Neutral to Buy.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) rose 4.1 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) rose 3.4 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after jumping 23.25 percent o
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about LightPath Technologies (NASDAQ:LPTH) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LightPath Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.9867601112654 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 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Glu Mobile Inc.(GLUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) Director Greg Brandeau sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.53, for a total value of $138,250.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 25,000 shares in the company, valued at $138,250. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) stock has more than doubled over the past year, getting a recent boost from an impressive first-quarter report that revealed all-round improvements in the company’s business. This is a massive turnaround for Glu as Wall Street wasn’t convinced about Glu’s ability to grow profitably at this point last year, when its losses were mounting, but it now seems to have put those speculations to rest quite emphatically.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) stock dipped 16.8 % in July, according to data provided S&P Global Market Intelligence . Sell-offs hit the technology sector late last month on the heels of earnings reports from Facebook and Twitter that fell short of the market’s expectations.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Zoe’s Kitchen (NYSE:ZOES), Sogou (NYSE:SOGO), and Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) are three names currently trading on the wrong side of $10, but their prospects are brighter than their sticker prices. Let’s go over why they may be among the top stocks under $10. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD), and Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) are some of the big names with low prices that I’m watching these days. Let’s take a closer look at these seven stocks trading for $7 or less. 

  • [By John Ballard]

    After taking a breather in July, shares of mobile-game maker Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) resumed their rapid ascent in August. The latest jump followed an encouraging second-quarter earnings report that showed the company inching closer to turning a profit. Revenue jumped 31.2% year over year to $90.2 million, while the game maker’s net loss narrowed from $23.6 million a year ago to $4.4 million in the last quarter. 

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Gartner, Inc.(IT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 1,547 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 2,317% compared to the average daily volume of 64 put options.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gartner (NYSE:IT) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Intra-Cellular Therapies (NASDAQ:ITCI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Shares of research services specialist Gartner (NYSE:IT) outpaced the market by rising 11% last month compared to a 3% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    It isn’t just investors and analysts bestowing praise on Salesforce, but those that provide the rankings for the industry as well. In fact, Salesforce was recently named a leader in Gartner’s (NYSE:IT) Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center for the 10th consecutive year running. 

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT) announced better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday, detailing double-digit percentage growth led by strong demand for its market-leading research-and-advisory services. The company also modestly reduced its full-year guidance, but only to reflect the impact of recent divestitures.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gartner (NYSE:IT) had its price objective hoisted by Morgan Stanley from $133.00 to $140.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday. The firm currently has a $140.13 rating on the information technology services provider’s stock.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Gold Standard Ventures Corporation(GSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gold Standard Ventures Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:GSV) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,511,796 shares, a drop of 7.7% from the April 30th total of 7,056,069 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 268,131 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 24.3 days. Approximately 5.9% of the company’s stock are sold short.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Gibraltar Industries, Inc.(ROCK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Gibraltar Industries Inc (NASDAQ:ROCK) by 12.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 219,629 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 23,911 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Gibraltar Industries were worth $7,435,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Trinity Place Holdings Inc.(TPHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trinity Place Holdings Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:TPHS) insider Mfp Partners Lp purchased 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 20th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $6.21 per share, for a total transaction of $15,525.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trinity Place Holdings (NYSEAMERICAN:TPHS) major shareholder Marcato Capital Management Lp sold 9,104 shares of Trinity Place stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.02, for a total value of $63,910.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Occidental Petroleum (NYSE:OXY) was upgraded by investment analysts at Jefferies Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday, MarketBeat reports. The firm presently has a $98.00 target price on the oil and gas producer’s stock, up from their previous target price of $87.00. Jefferies Financial Group’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 15.39% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest decreased to 8.98 million shares from the previous reading of 12.50 million. Shares recently traded at $85.66 in a 52-week range of $57.84 to $87.67.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 11.05 million shares from the previous reading of 10.74 million. Shares recently traded at $83.20, in a 52-week range of $57.84 to $84.28.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Summit Trail Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Occidental Petroleum Co. (NYSE:OXY) by 5,726.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 584,759 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 574,723 shares during the quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC owned approximately 0.08% of Occidental Petroleum worth $585,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Traders sold shares of Occidental Petroleum Co. (NYSE:OXY) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $42.31 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $109.32 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $67.01 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Occidental Petroleum had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Occidental Petroleum traded up $0.28 for the day and closed at $83.68

Best Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp.(MTGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of MTGE Investment (NASDAQ:MTGE) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Thursday.

    A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on MTGE. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lowered shares of MTGE Investment from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research report on Monday, May 7th. Maxim Group lowered shares of MTGE Investment from a buy rating to a hold rating and cut their target price for the company from $21.00 to $19.75 in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of MTGE Investment from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

While stock prices continue to bounce around following their tumble earlier this year, crude oil is back near new highs. In fact, despite the stock markets super run in 2017, crude oil actually outperformed stocks starting in June. And it continues to do so here in April 2018.

That means investors have a choice during the current volatile environment for stocks. And that does not necessarily mean speculating in commodities. Energy stocks representing companies that explore, drill, produce and refine oil finally look positioned to lead the stock market to the upside.

How can this be? For years, the fundamentals of black gold were rather dour. It was fairly common to see headlines saying, the world is awash in oil or crude oil inventories rise again. Indeed, the U.S. became a net exporter of oil in May 2011 and the third-largest producer of crude oil in 2014, after Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Power Solutions International, Inc.(PSIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brent Slava]

    Power Solutions International Inc (NASDAQ: PSIX) shares plunged as much as 30 percent Tuesday on a report the company would be delisting from Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ: NDAQ).

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Already, shale companies such as Encana (ECA) , Occidental Petroleum (OXY) and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) , among others, are reporting higher cash flows and earnings on higher oil prices. As a result, they are paying down debt, increasing dividends and engaging in buybacks. This is a dramatic improvement in shareholder yield for the group.

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    Citi notes that presentations from producers (the bank specifically notes Anadarko (NYSE: APC), Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY), and Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD)) showed a lack of commitment to enter 2017 hedge programs to lock in the economics for drilling.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 10.74 million shares from the previous reading of 9.91 million. Shares recently traded at $76.60, in a 52-week range of $57.20 to $78.09.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Stocks that made the cut include General Motors (GM), Coca-Cola Company (KO), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and General Electric (GE).

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Early on Monday, analysts at Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) to reflect a lower-than-expected valuation of an asset that the oil and gas exploration company is trying to sell.

    Though the analysts lowered OXY’s price target from $114 to $109, they still maintain a “Buy” rating on the stock. The new price target suggests a 22% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $89.49.

    Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Sankey said, “Bloomberg Finance LP reports that Oxy is seeking sale of 40% of Mideast operations for around $8bn, which would imply $20bn total value for the unit. However reportedly some suitors are valuing the asset at around $15bn. This is a relatively negative valuation against our previous view that Oxy would be seeking $25+bn for its MENA business. We are cutting our price target to $109/share to reflect this lower implied valuation.”

    Occidental Petroleum shares were up 96 cents, or 1.07%, during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 16.81% year-to-date.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Seadrill Limited(SDRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    SeaDrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) dropped nearly 11% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.41 after closing at $0.46 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $4.59. Volume of nearly about 9.4 million was less than 10% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Shares of a number of offshore drilling stocks are up big on Friday following the announcement of Q4 earnings fromNoble Corporation Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NE). Noble’s shares are leading the way today, up over 12% as of 2:50 p.m. EST, butSeadrill Ltd(NYSE:SDRL) stock is also up more than 10%, whileENSCO PLC(NYSE:ESV) andDiamond Offshore Drilling Inc(NYSE:DO) are both up around 5%:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) dropped about 61% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.65 after closing at $1.67 on Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $5.21. Volume was more than 5 times the daily average of around 14 million shares. The offshore drilling company warned this morning that it faces “substantial ” losses as bankruptcy proceedings loom.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday morning, the energy shares climbed 1.29 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 19 percent, and Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC), up 10 percent.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    The high costs of drilling in the deepest parts of the ocean have been a major hindrance for the energy stocks that own advanced rigs. SeaDrill Ltd. (SDRL) has been one of the worst hit of the deepwater drillers.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Pioneer Energy Services Corp.(PES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) Director C John Thompson sold 6,666 shares of Pioneer Energy Services stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.25, for a total transaction of $28,330.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 41,818 shares in the company, valued at approximately $177,726.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Baytex Energy (NYSE: BTE) and Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, risk and dividends.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) by 34.9% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 174,740 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 93,636 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.22% of Pioneer Energy Services worth $533,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ballard Power Systems, Inc.(BLDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Fuel cell stocks tend to be more volatile than the average equity, owing at least in part to the ever-changing business models of the industry. But even that makes it difficult to explain the wild ride Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) shareholders have been on in the last year.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report small cap fuel cell stock Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BLDP) is scheduled for before the market opens on Thursday (March 2nd).Small cap alternative energy or fuel cellstocks have notlived up to their hype, but Ballard Power Systems has been busy announcing the following news:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    With that in mind, I would add any stocks or sectors that benefit directly or indirectly from government subsidies because they are in cool or chosensectors that progressive liberal types worshipe.g. so called green or renewable energy or green technology plays like small capsBallard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ: BLDP),FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL) and Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) along with solarinstallers Vivint Solar Inc (NYSE: VSLR) and Sunrun Inc (NASDAQ: RUN). Then there are thebigger and more globalsolar energy solutions stocks like First Solar, Inc (NASDAQ: FSLR) and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) that will no doubt be the focus of any energy policy or global warming policy coming out of Washington.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Ballard Power Systems Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: BLDP) and Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN).

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sunoco LP(SUN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Ballard Power Systems Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: BLDP) and Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN).

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is the second largest company in America and the world’s largest oil company. Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is the third largest company in the United States. Valero Corp. (NYSE: VLO) is among the world’s largest refiners. Sunoco L.P. (NYSE: SUN) is one of North America’s largest owners of stations and convenience stores. BP PLC (NYSE: BP) is among the world’s oil behemoths. Shell is the U.S. branch of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-A).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Ballard Power Systems Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: BLDP) and Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN).

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Transglobe Energy Corp(TGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust(BPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Our featured recommendation, the BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (BPT), is a grantor trust. What that means is that the trust holds royalty interest in minerals from the Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of Alaska.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell by 1.30 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE: BPT), down 14 percent, and Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. (NASDAQ: GIFI), down 13 percent.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE:BPT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.2072909143413 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Marathon Petroleum Corporation(MPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Energy was the other S&P sector in the green yesterday, helped by rising oil prices and excitement about the tie up between Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV). Devon Energy Corp (NYSE: DVN) was the biggest gainer in the sector, rising more than 5 percent after the company raised its annual production forecast. (See more on oil below.)

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is an American petroleum refining, marketing, and transportation company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, explains dividend reinvestment expert Vita Nelson, editor of DirectInvesting.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By ]

    Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) – “MPC offers attractive exposure to MPLX upside (Buy
    rated, covered by Jerren Holder), IMO 2020 regulations, widening WCS and WTI
    crude differentials and peer-leading dividend growth. Given weather impacts,
    especially to Speedway, we are below consensus for MPC for first-quarter 2018, as well, but
    expect investors to look through this given a strong second quarter and 2018-2020 outlook.”

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Not only is Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) the newest member of the Franchise List, but it is a returning member. Also, the company has begunof the long process of completing a massive purchase of another refining giant. Marathon agreed to buy rival Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) for $23.3 billion in the biggest-ever deal for an oil refiner. That would create the largest independent fuel maker in the United States.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AIMT) shares jumped 35 percent to $34.64 in response to failed DBVT peanut allergy trial.
    Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXAC) shares surged 30.9 percent to $41.88 after the company agreed to be acquired by TPG Capital for $42 per share in cash.
    Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ: DXTR) shares climbed 27.6 percent to $0.238 after surging 40.48 percent on Friday.
    Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS) jumped 21.8 percent to $44.73 as the company reported better-than-expected Q2 results.
    SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 21.7 percent to $1.95 after the company disclosed that Univar will be marketing and selling ContraPest.
    Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd (NASDAQ: YECO) shares gained 18.3 percent to $0.560.
    One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ: OHGI) shares rose 18 percent to $1.18.
    Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares climbed 18 percent to $0.566. Atossa Genetics is schedule to host a conference call to announce preliminary results from Phase 1 study of oral Endoxifen on October 25, 2017.
    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 15.3 percent to $2.72
    Renren Inc (NYSE: RENN) shares gained 11.9 percent to $10.71 after gaining 2.68 percent on Friday.
    Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: KALV) shares rose 11.8 percent to $12.59. KalVista Pharma 13D filing from Longwood Fund showed registration for an 8.7 percent stake.
    Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) shares gained 9.4 percent to $7.20 after surging 25.33 percent on Friday.
    VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) shares surged 7.1 percent to $71.09 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter and raised its FY2017 guidance.
    CAI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) rose 6.6 percent to $39.70. Cowen & Co. upgraded CAI from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Agenus Inc (NASDAQ: AGEN) shares gained 5.7 percent to $4.58 as the company disclosed that GSK's shingle vaccine received FDA approval.
    Deltic Timber Corp (NYSE: DEL) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $94.11
  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Wall Street expects ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) to report a quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $256.05 million. ReneSola shares gained 2.50 percent to close at $1.23 on Friday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $256.05 million.

    America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.58 per share on revenue of $149.13 million.

Major Oil Boom Shocks Short Sellers

Crude oil is finally back above $70 a barrel after suffering for a while. Before this, oil had not been at this price level in over two years. Crude only reached above $70 this past week but the question remains whether it willstay. Recent Middle East tensions have helped push the price higher as well. The current crude price still pales in comparison to what it was in 2014.

The April 30 short interest data have been compared with the previous figures, and short interest in most of these selected big oil stocks decreased.

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) saw its short interest decrease to 20.99 million shares from the previous reading of 22.93 million. The shares were last seen trading at $129.15, in a 52-week range of $102.55 to $133.88.

Short interest in Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) decreased to 28.99 million shares from the previous 31.74 million. The stock traded at $81.30, within a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30.

BP PLC (NYSE: BP) short interest fell to 5.40 million shares from the previous reading of 7.95 million. Shares traded at $45.90, in a 52-week range of $33.90 to $46.85.

The number of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) shares short fell to 21.01 million from the previous level of 24.44 million. Shares were trading at $69.15, within a 52-week range of $42.27 to $70.15.

Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, decreased to 32.43 million shares from the previous 34.35 million. The stock traded at $15.95 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $15.77. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 11.05 million shares from the previous reading of 10.74 million. Shares recently traded at $83.20, in a 52-week range of $57.84 to $84.28.

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Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

General Electric (NYSE:GE) offers insight on where revenue growth can be found today: power and renewable energy. The company managed to report a rise in Q3 profits today thanks largely to strength in this sector of its business. Unfortunately other sectors like oil and gas, and slow investment and spending in the economy overall, remained a drag on the bellwether’s sales, prompting it to lower the revenue growth target for the year to zero-ish and report more share buybacks to manufacture profit growth. See, General Electric’s profit up but revenue forecast trimmed amid sluggish economy:

Organic revenue, which excludes growth from acquisitions, rose 1 percent in the quarter, below GE’s forecast of 2 percent to 4 percent for the full year.

Analysts had been looking for GE to report stronger revenue growth after a weak first half. But oil and gas revenue fell 25 percent in the quarter.

GE trimmed its full-year revenue forecast to flat to 2 percent growth.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Seadrill Limited(SDRL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    SeaDrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) posted a new 52-week low of $0.51 on Monday, down about 3.8% compared with Friday’s closing price of $0.53. The stock’s 52-week high is $4.59. Volume totaled around 5.6 million shares, about 15% below the daily average of about 6.5 million. The offshore driller had no specific news.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Shares of a number of offshore drilling stocks are up big on Friday following the announcement of Q4 earnings fromNoble Corporation Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NE). Noble’s shares are leading the way today, up over 12% as of 2:50 p.m. EST, butSeadrill Ltd(NYSE:SDRL) stock is also up more than 10%, whileENSCO PLC(NYSE:ESV) andDiamond Offshore Drilling Inc(NYSE:DO) are both up around 5%:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    SeaDrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) dropped about 6.5% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $0.44 after closing Friday at $0.46. The 52-week high is $4.59. Volume was about half the daily average of about 11 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Seadrill Ltd (NYSE: SDRL) shares dropped 58 percent to $0.706. Seadrill and its banking group agreed to extend a series of key dates as part of restructuring efforts.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO), Medifast Inc. (NYSE: MED), Medley Capital Corp. (NYSE: MCC), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) and Sothebys (NYSE: BID).

  • [By ]

    Already, shale companies such as Encana (ECA) , Occidental Petroleum (OXY) and Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) , among others, are reporting higher cash flows and earnings on higher oil prices. As a result, they are paying down debt, increasing dividends and engaging in buybacks. This is a dramatic improvement in shareholder yield for the group.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 17.60 million shares from the previous reading of 15.53 million. Shares closed most recently at $66.90, in a 52-week range of $58.24 to $78.48.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Stocks that made the cut include General Motors (GM), Coca-Cola Company (KO), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and General Electric (GE).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 16.11 million shares from the previous reading of 15.70 million. Shares were recently at $62.83, in a 52-week range of $61.01 to $78.48.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP) is a $17.56 billion company that transports and distributes petroleum. MMP is shaping up to be one of the best 2017 oil stocks.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Oil and gas investors have been through the wringer over the past few years. Even the most stable investments in this industry — pipelines, processing, and logistics — haven’t been spared. Case in point: Shares of Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) have declined 18% over the past three years despite the company posting consistent revenue and cash flow growth. To top it off, there has been a slew of regulatory and tax changes in recent months that will have a significant impact on this particular industry.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) rose 19 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 S.A. confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire McDermott.
    Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLAR) rose 18.5 percent to $8.00 in pre-market trading.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) rose 9.3 percent to $34.09 in pre-market trading after falling 2.41 percent on Friday.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 8.4 percent to $18 in pre-market trading. Lannett named Maureen M. Cavanaugh as senior vice president and chief commercial operations officer.
    Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: NAP) rose 7.1 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after gaining 11.26 percent on Friday.
    Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CORT) rose 6.9 percent to $18.80 in pre-market trading after falling 3.19 percent on Friday.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 5.7 percent to $2.40 in pre-market trading after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.6 percent to $69.20 in pre-market trading. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares rose 5.2 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 5.1 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO) shares rose 5 percent to $20 in pre-market trading.
    Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) shares rose 5 percent to $68.41 in pre-market trading.
    Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) shares rose 4.9 percent to $19.78 in the pre-market trading session.

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Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.(CRZO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) is rated a Buy with a lowered price target of $48. The EPS estimate for 2017 has been lowered from $1.65 to $1.41, and the 2018 estimate was raised from $3.90 to $4.02. Shares closed Friday at $31.18, in a 52-week range of $24.18 to $43.96, and the consensus 12-month estimate is $46.52.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, energy shares fell 1.03 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included PrimeEnergy Corporation (NASDAQ: PNRG), down 4 percent, and Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ: CRZO) down 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, energy shares fell 0.70 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM), down 5 percent, and Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ: CRZO) down 6 percent.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Since independent oil and gas producer Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 results Tuesday morning, shares have taken a beating. Just looking at earnings per share (EPS) and revenues, the punishment seems to be worse than the crime.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That bullish inventory number, along with the potential for even higher oil prices, sent oil stocks soaring, with several smaller producers spiking more than 10% today. Among that group was EP Energy (NYSE:EPE), Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR), and Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO).

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.(SHLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Most investors have probably heard of energy giants Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A) (NYSE:RDS-B), Dominion Energy (NYSE:D), and TransCanada (NYSE:TRP). Fewer, however, are likely familiar with their publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs): Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Dominion Energy Midstream Partners (NYSE:DM), and TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP). That might be a good thing, as the market has beaten up the latter trio this year, sending their valuations south.

Top Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Chevron Co. (NYSE:CVX) by 7.3% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 90,151 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,103 shares during the period. Chevron accounts for about 1.2% of Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 12th biggest position. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc.’s holdings in Chevron were worth $11,286,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GE shares have lost about 14.4% of their value in 2018 and have fallen almost 50% over the past 12 months. The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 13%, followed by Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), down about 9.4%, then Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), down about 9.3%, and American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP), down about 7.6%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded down 1.84% at $109.75. The stock’s 52-week range is $89.47 to $119.00. Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 6.2 million shares. The energy giant had no specific news Wednesday.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Tailings are what is left over from a mining operationand be both a blessing and a curse as while theymay still contain valuable minerals that can be difficult or expensive to extract,they can alsobe toxic environmental hazards at the same time. However, thats starting to change.

An April 2015 Wall Street Journal article noted that mining companies have been saying that processing mining tailings is increasingly becoming an economic imperative as miners have already mined some of the worlds richest deposits meaning grades of most metals and minerals have declined. This also makes processing already-mined tailings can be a more attractive proposition than traditional mining. As of when the article was published, there were around 75 major tailings mining projects globally ranging from iron ore in Minnesota, copper in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and gold projects pretty much everywhere else. However, mining companies dont always disclose how much revenue they derive from tailings and quantities mined will vary greatly depending on price.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of PATRIOT FINANCIAL PARTNERS GP, LPBanc of California Inc (BANC) – 2,850,564 shares, 27.82% of the total portfolio. Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) – 1,891,767 shares, 23.36% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 19.22%Meta Financial Group Inc (CASH) – 347,069 shares, 14.02% of the total portfolio. Sterling Bancorp (STL) – 1,048,980 shares, 11.07% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 16.01%MBT Financial Corp (MBTF) – 2,060,302 sha

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Wednesday's regular session.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) Director James E. Cashman III sold 862 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $158.00, for a total value of $136,196.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Here’s everything you must know before Monday’s opening bell:

    Investors will analyze earnings from Alphabet (GOOGL) , T-Mobile (TMUS) and more.  Fresenius dropped its planned $5 billion takeover of generic drug-maker Akorn (AKRX) .  Southwest (LUV) has canceled 40 flights a day since announcing its voluntary inspection program. UBS (UBS) disappointed investors with a tepid forecast for the year ahead.  U.S. stock futures pointed lower as bond yields rose. 

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  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares are up 18.2 percent on Friday after Bloomberg reported Frensius is considering a buyout bid for Akorn.

    The news came just hours after Benzinga alerted its pro subscribers to an unusually large Akorn call purchase on the options market.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell by about 37% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $12.40 after closing at $19.70 on Friday. The 52-week high is $34.00. Volume of about 13.6 million was more than six times the daily average of about 2.1 million. The company’s proposed acquisition by Fresenius was cancelled by the buyer this morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped nearly 40% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $18.20. Shares closed at $30.28 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $34.00. Volume was nearly 22 million, more than 20 times the daily average. A potential acquirer has announced an investigation into possible data breaches. 247wallst.com/healthcare-business/2018/02/27/could-data-breaches-break-up-the-akorn-aquisition/

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Despite a lack of conviction in the market at large, some stocks posted sharp gains on Friday, and Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX), Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX), and Granite Construction (NYSE:GVA) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) saw its shares crater on Tuesday after some doubts were cast on its potential acquisition by German health care group Fresnius. This isnt the first time that Akorn has faced concerns regarding its security, but this could be the costliest.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund(IBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Guy Adami believes that iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) (NASDAQ: IBB) is a Buy. He explained that it held well in a tough trading session for the rest of the market.

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    October was not kind to the biggest names in biotech. While smaller, more speculative biotech names consolidated, the big kids fell off a cliff. The biotech slide accelerated midway through the month, with both the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) and the smaller SPDR S&P Biotech ETF slipping more than 5%.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Biotechnology stocks had an incredible run between 2012 and 2015, and the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) was up 395% in that time. After making the record high, however, the space came under pressure and the fund dropped below its 40-week moving average, eventually retracing 50% of its historic rally before finding support in the $240.00 area. Since that time, it has been moving in a horizontal channel below the 38% retracement level of the pullback range in the $300.00 area, and 2016 triple-bottom support.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Endo International slumped 8.6% to $14.00 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.3% to 2,275.32. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) fell 3% to $277.94, while the SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH) dropped 2.9% to $39.41.

  • [By Kumar Abhishek]

    Shares of Foster City, California-based, biotech major, Gilead Sciences, Inc(NASDAQ:GILD) have been on a consistent decline in the last one year or so. After being one of the best performers in the biotech space since 2012, Gilead stock has lost more than 12% in last one year, while theNasdaq Composite (INDX:COMPX) has gained by more than 24% in the same period, resulting in a massive underperformance. Gilead stock has underperformedeven the iShares NASDAQ Biotech Index ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) which has returned more than 14% during the same period. Gilead stock has been making lower lows and lower highs going into the earnings, indicating a clear downtrend in the stock. The stock hit its 52 week low of $69.78 recently on January 24th, just days ahead of its Q4 earnings result. Gilead Sciences, Incis scheduled to report its Q4 2016 and FY 2016 earnings on 7th of February, after the market close.

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    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) and the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) were each approaching important support levels back in mid-November.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Carbonite, Inc.(CARB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc.(SFBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $141.07 million.

    Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $156.10 million.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cytokinetics, Incorporated(CYTK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Cytokinetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTK) saw its shares take a massive step back in Tuesdays session after the firm reported negative results for its trial in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Specifically, the firms Phase 3 clinical trial of tirasemtiv did not meet the primary endpoint or any of the secondary endpoints.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Marathon Patent Group Inc (NASDAQ: MARA) shares surged 30.2 percent to $5.01 after dropping 40.86 percent on Tuesday. Marathon Patent Group filed for sale of 1.85 million shares of common stock by selling stockholders.
    Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: CAPR) shares jumped 17.2 percent to $2.25 after the company reported the FDA clearance of Investigational New Drug application for CAP-1002.
    Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) gained 13.2 percent to $2.15 following 16.5 percent rally on Tuesday.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 11.8 percent to $10.45 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    China Distance Education Hldgs Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: DL) shares surged 11.3 percent to $8.67. China Distance Education reported Q4 profit of $5.9 million on revenue of $41.7 million.
    Cytokinetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTK) shares gained 11 percent to $8.05 after falling 7.05 percent on Tuesday.
    Ooma Inc (NYSE: OOMA) shares surged 8.5 percent to $10.85 as the company posted strong Q3 results.
    Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) climbed 8 percent to $17.12 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.
    American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC) surged 7.8 percent to $3.59 after the company reported $8 million in D-VAR system orders.
    Thermon Group Holdings Inc (NYSE: THR) rose 6.3 percent to $24.17. William Blair upgraded Thermon Group from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) surged 6.1 percent to $182.88. Nomura upgraded Domino's from Neutral to Buy.
    Xencor Inc (NASDAQ: XNCR) rose 5.9 percent to $21.17. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Xencor with an Overweight rating.
    Idera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IDRA) gained 5.1 percent to $2.28 after the company disclosed that it has been granted FDA Fast Track designation for IMO-2125.
    Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) gained 5.1 percent to
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Cytokinetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTK) shares dropped 27 percent to $8.12 on the back of negative trial results for its amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, treatment candidate tirasemtiv in a late-stage study. The results of the international Phase 3 study showed tiraemtive did not meet the primary endpoint of change from baseline in slow vital capacity, or SVS, evaluated at 24 weeks, as well the secondary endpoints evaluated at 48 weeks.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cytokinetics Inc. (NASDAQ: CYTK) dropped about 37% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $7.00 after closing at $11.10 on Monday. The 52-week high is $17.20. Volume was around 7 million, about 14 times the daily average of less than 500,000. The company’s ALS drug failed ti meet its endpoint in a phase 3 study.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO), Medifast Inc. (NYSE: MED), Medley Capital Corp. (NYSE: MCC), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) and Sothebys (NYSE: BID).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 16.11 million shares from the previous reading of 15.70 million. Shares were recently at $62.83, in a 52-week range of $61.01 to $78.48.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Stocks that made the cut include General Motors (GM), Coca-Cola Company (KO), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and General Electric (GE).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest decreased to 11.44 million shares from the previous reading of 11.77 million. Shares recently traded at $69.65, in a 52-week range of $57.20 to $78.09.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 10.74 million shares from the previous reading of 9.91 million. Shares recently traded at $76.60, in a 52-week range of $57.20 to $78.09.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) dropped about 1.6% Friday, to post a new 52-week low of $64.19 after closing at $65.25 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $78.48. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 4.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Insys Therapeutics, Inc.(INSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    We’ve compiled a list of the most heavily shorted stocks to show you which stocks have the most negative sentiment on the market…

    Company Name (Ticker)Short FloatShare PriceHanwha Q Cells Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: HQCL)98.52%$ 8.88Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN)91.59%$ 8.53Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE: WTW)67.92%$12.57INSYS Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: INSY)66.71%$10.74Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO)66.34%$33.17Nutanix Inc. (Nasdaq: NTNX)65.65%$31.96Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT)55.15%$ 6.06Weibo Corp. (Nasdaq ADR: WB)53.83%$55.26RPC Inc. (NYSE: RES)53.62%$21.19Straight Path Communications Inc. (NYSEMKT: STRP)49.27%$34.79Momo Inc. (Nasdaq ADR: MOMO)48.63%$26.80Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG)46.91%$44.87Lannett Company Inc. (NYSE: LCI)45.46%$23.00Gogo Inc. (Nasdaq: GOGO)43.98%$ 9.10Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA (Nasdaq: ASPS)42.78%$22.73Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE ADR: CMCM)40.86%$10.00

    Some investors think the only way to profit from the stock market is to buy stocks and wait for the price to rise. However, these investors are missing out on the massive profit opportunity that comes from shorting stocks.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ: INSY) is the seventh most shorted stock on the Nasdaq with short interest of 43.97% according to Highshortinterest.com. Insys Therapeutics is a small cap specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative drugs and novel drug delivery systems of therapeutic molecules that improve patients quality of life. Using proprietary spray technology and capabilities to develop pharmaceutical cannabinoids,the Companyis developing a pipeline of products intending to address unmet medical needs and the clinical shortcomings of existing commercial products. INSYS currently markets SUBSYS庐 (fentanyl sublingual spray), CII, and SYNDROS庐 (dronabinol) oral solution, CII, a proprietary, orally administered liquid formulation of dronabinol.The Company aims to developmedications for potentially treating addiction to opioids, opioid overdose, epilepsy and other disease areas with a significant unmet need.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Shares of Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY), a biopharmaceutical company that develops medicines to treat pain and other supportive-care products, tumbled by as much as 11% during Wednesdays trading session before recovering to finish lower by less than 2%. The reason for the volatile trading can probably be traced to carryover from the company’s first-quarter earnings release before the opening bell on Tuesday.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018

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As the amount of renewable energy in global electricity networks continues to surge, a new question arises &a;ndash; when will renewables become the dominant source of energy?

A new report, the &l;a href=&q;https://www.lr.org/techradar&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;Lloyd&a;rsquo;s Register 2018 Technology Radar&l;/a&g;, examines this issue and also looks at which technologies are likely to have the biggest impact in different countries and what are the key drivers and barriers to success.

A survey of 800 key industry figures found that China would be the first country to achieve grid parity, in 2022, followed by Spain and the United Arab Emirates two years later in 2024. This is the same year that Germany and the UK are expected to see grid parity for wind power, followed a year later by Denmark and the USA. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) &l;a href=&q;http://www.irena.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2018/Jan/Onshore-Wind-Power-Now-as-Affordable-as-Any-Other-Source&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;said recently&l;/a&g; that clean energy sources will be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Peak Resorts, Inc.(SKIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Peak Resorts Inc (NASDAQ: SKIS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $42.59 million.

    BMC Stock Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: STCK) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $449.59 million.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest decreased to 11.44 million shares from the previous reading of 11.77 million. Shares recently traded at $69.65, in a 52-week range of $57.20 to $78.09.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Stocks that made the cut include General Motors (GM), Coca-Cola Company (KO), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and General Electric (GE).

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Early on Monday, analysts at Deutsche Bank lowered their price target on Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) to reflect a lower-than-expected valuation of an asset that the oil and gas exploration company is trying to sell.

    Though the analysts lowered OXY’s price target from $114 to $109, they still maintain a “Buy” rating on the stock. The new price target suggests a 22% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $89.49.

    Deutsche Bank analyst Paul Sankey said, “Bloomberg Finance LP reports that Oxy is seeking sale of 40% of Mideast operations for around $8bn, which would imply $20bn total value for the unit. However reportedly some suitors are valuing the asset at around $15bn. This is a relatively negative valuation against our previous view that Oxy would be seeking $25+bn for its MENA business. We are cutting our price target to $109/share to reflect this lower implied valuation.”

    Occidental Petroleum shares were up 96 cents, or 1.07%, during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 16.81% year-to-date.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO), Medifast Inc. (NYSE: MED), Medley Capital Corp. (NYSE: MCC), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) and Sothebys (NYSE: BID).

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.(ATRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Atara Biotherapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRA) shares surged on Friday after the firm announced that it received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate two Phase 3 clinical studies. Specifically these mid-stage studies deal with tabelecleucel in patients with rituximab-refractory Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (EBV+PTLD).

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap online gaming and cloud computing GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) as a bullish long trade:

Top Stocks To Buy Right Now

President & CEO of Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) R Brian Hanson bought 36,351 shares of IO on 12/14/2017 at an average price of $13.05 a share. The total cost of this purchase was $474,381.

ION Geophysical Corp provides a variety of seismic products and services, including seismic acquisition equipment, navigation and data-management software products, seismic data processing services to oil and natural gas industry. ION Geophysical Corp has a market cap of $167.720 million; its shares were traded at around $14.10 with and P/S ratio of 0.95.

CEO Recent Trades:

President & CEO R Brian Hanson bought 36,351 shares of IO stock on 12/14/2017 at the average price of $13.05. The price of the stock has increased by 8.05% since.

CFO Recent Trades:

EVP & CFO Steven Bate bought 18,176 shares of IO stock on 12/14/2017 at the average price of $13.05. The price of the stock has increased by 8.05% since.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

EVP&COO, E&P TECHNO & SERVICES Ken Williamson bought 18,176 shares of IO stock on 12/14/2017 at the average price of $13.05. The price of the stock has increased by 8.05% since.EVP & COO, E&P OPER OPTIMIZAT Christopher Theron Usher bought 18,176 shares of IO stock on 12/14/2017 at the average price of $13.05. The price of the stock has increased by 8.05% since.VP & Corp Controller Scott Schwausch bought 1,212 shares of IO stock on 12/14/2017 at the average price of $13.05. The price of the stock has increased by 8.05% since.EVP, Gen Coun & Corp Secy Matthew R Powers bought 1,212 shares of IO stock on 12/14/2017 at the average price of $13.05. The price of the stock has increased by 8.05% since.EVP, Ocean Bottom Services Colin Hulme bought 18,176 shares of IO stock on 12/14/2017 at the average price of $13.05. The price of the stock has increased by 8.05% since.

For the complete insider trading history of IO, click here

Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: Adient plc (ADNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Western Digital (WDC) , Twilio (TWLO) , Adient (ADNT) , Salesforce.com (CRM) , AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) .

Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market continued to climb sharply on Wednesday, sending major market benchmarks to record highs yet again and propelling the Dow Jones Industrials up more than 100 points. Economic data continued to support the notion that the U.S. economy remains strong, and rising inflation levels led many to conclude that the Federal Reserve is more likely than ever to follow through on its promise to keep lifting short-term interest rates in 2017. Rising bond yields reflected investors’ reluctance to hold onto fixed-income investments in anticipation of higher rates, prompting some to shift assets into the stock market. Several companies also reported, andFortress Investment Group (NYSE:FIG), Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT), and Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ) were among the top performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) has been a roller-coaster ride over the past year, and shareholders may be pleased to know that Wall Street legend and renowned investor Carl Icahn, who is also a 10% owner of the company, bought shares again in a big way last week. Icahn bought a total of 15,080,442 shares at a price of $23.43. The total for the buy was posted at a staggering $350 million. Hertz traded on Friday at $28.65, so the timing looks very solid.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

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

    These are the top 5 holdings of Carl IcahnIcahn Enterprises LP (IEP) – 129,999,050 shares, 34.82% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.30%American International Group Inc (AIG) – 45,644,982 shares, 13.32% of the total portfolio. CVR Energy Inc (CVI) – 71,198,718 shares, 8.08% of the total portfolio. Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp (FDML) – 138,590,141 shares, 6.39% of the total portfolio. Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) – 32,680,490 shares, 6.05

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer was bearish on Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) , General Motors (GM) , Pandora Media (P) , Cedar Fair (FUN) , Quotient Technology (QUOT) and Rite Aid (RAD) .

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of rental car company Hertz (NYSE:HTZ) fell as much as 11.7% on Thursday after analysts at Morgan Stanley cut its price target for the stock from $15 to $12. Shares closed the trading day down about 11.4%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (NYSE: HTZ) was down, falling around 18 percent to $14.24. Barclays downgraded Hertz from Equal-Weight to Underweight.

    Commodities

Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We have seen several dividend cuts in the recent past, including Anadarko Petroleum cutting its dividend by 81%…and we expect more companies to follow suit. Chesapeake Energy (CHK), ConocoPhillips (COP), Encana,Marathon Oil and Noble Energy (NBL) are among energy companies that have also cut dividends in the past 12 months, but dividend requirements even after several cuts will consume ~26% of 2016 estimated cash flow at current dividend rates (15% excluding Occidental Petroleum (OXY)) for the large cap E&Ps we cover. We believe most of the companies with a dividend yield of more than 1.5% should consider cutting the dividend and find the following companies more likely than not to reduce dividends:Apache (2.5% yield),Devon Energy (4%),Encana (1.5%) andMarathon Oil (2.5%). We believe Canadian Natural Resource (CNQ) (3.0%) is likely to maintain its dividend while Occidental (4.5%) has the financial strength to maintain or even increase the dividend…

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest decreased to 11.44 million shares from the previous reading of 11.77 million. Shares recently traded at $69.65, in a 52-week range of $57.20 to $78.09.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) dropped about 1.6% Friday, to post a new 52-week low of $64.19 after closing at $65.25 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $78.48. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 4.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp.s (NYSE: OXY) short interest increased to 16.11 million shares from the previous reading of 15.70 million. Shares were recently at $62.83, in a 52-week range of $61.01 to $78.48.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Stocks that made the cut include General Motors (GM), Coca-Cola Company (KO), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), and General Electric (GE).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc. (NASDAQ: CRZO), Medifast Inc. (NYSE: MED), Medley Capital Corp. (NYSE: MCC), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) and Sothebys (NYSE: BID).

Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: Benchmark Electronics, Inc.(BHE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    How do you pick the top names in this broadly lucrative industry? I’m here to show you my three favorites in the printed circuit board market: Sanmina (NASDAQ:SANM), Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE), and TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI), each one tailor-made for a different type of investor.

Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: Intellipharmaceutics International Inc.(IPCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    IntelliPharmaCeutics Intl Inc (USA) (NASDAQ: IPCI) shares dropped 45 percent to $1.38 as the company disclosed that a FDA panel voted against approving the company’s NDA for Rexista™ abuse-deterrent oxycodone hydrochloride extended release tablets.