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Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2019

Shares of large companies, as measured by Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, have had a great run since bottoming on March 9, 2009. Despite losing 19.3% over the past year, the index has since returned 241.3%, or 19.2% annualized. Over that same stretch, Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond index has returned a not-too-shabby 4.5% annualized. But here’s the thing: Virtually everything you’ve done over the past three-to-five years to diversify beyond blue-chip U.S. stocks and high-quality bonds has hurt your portfolio’s performance.

See Also: How to Invest in Emerging Markets in 2016

I’ve made my share of mistakes. Perhaps the most egregious has been my steadfast bullishness toward emerging-markets stocks. And how have they performed? Over the past five years, the MSCI Emerging Markets stock index has lost an annualized 4.4%, compared with an annualized gain of 10.9% for the S&P 500. That’s a gap of 15.3 percentage points per year, on average. Yikes! (All returns in this article are through March 9.)

Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Financial Corporation Indiana(THFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP decreased its holdings in shares of First Financial Co. Indiana (NASDAQ:THFF) by 12.6% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 20,900 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 3,000 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP’s holdings in First Financial Co. Indiana were worth $869,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aristotle Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) by 4.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 4,886,928 shares of the oilfield services company’s stock after purchasing an additional 230,408 shares during the quarter. Aristotle Capital Management LLC owned 0.56% of Halliburton worth $229,392,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy, host Nick Sciple and Motley Fool contributor Jason Hall explain. Find out how the industry works, the biggest threats and opportunities in the industry today, and what long-term investors should know before buying in. Also, the hosts take a deep dive on two of the biggest companies in the space, Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) and Halliburton (NYSE:HAL). Learn what differentiates the two, which one has performed better lately, and, of course, which company looks like the better long-term buy.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Packer & Co LtdBall Corp (BLL) – 625,005 shares, 7.52% of the total portfolio. Hess Corp (HES) – 2,039,400 shares, 6.78% of the total portfolio. Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC) – 1,432,600 shares, 6.35% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 14.37%Citigroup Inc (C) – 604,500 shares, 6.34% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 11.04%General Electric Co (GE) – 1,118,800 shares, 5.98% o

Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Roche Holding AG (RHHBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Healthcare giant Roche (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) is also a key player in the liquid-biopsy world, thanks to its acquisition last year of Foundation Medicine. Roche already owned more than 50% of Foundation and grabbed the rest of the fast-rising diagnostics company as soon as it could.

  • [By ]

    Syndax is riding on the power of two lead molecules (entinostat and SNDX-6352) to power an enriched pipeline that can deliver hope to patients afflicted by various deadly cancers. If the reporting for the Phase 3 (E2112) within months turns out positive as we prognosticated, the share can appreciate by approximately one fold. Given the various partnership with Merck and Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) for the co-development of entinostat with their flagship molecules (Keytruda, Tecentriq, and Bavencio), the company can get acquired if it demonstrates the strong clinical outcomes.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    News: LUPNY announced that the FDA has granted approval to their generic form of Roche’s (OTCQX:RHHBY) oseltamvir (branded Tamiflu). It intends to begin selling in short order.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Roche Holding AG (OTCMKTS:RHHBY) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $38.00.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Things aren’t as dire at Roche (OTCQX:RHHBY) as the market may have you believe, but the reality is the company needs to deliver strong clinical data from multiple upcoming late-stage trials. Generics are coming after key drugs that contribute close to 40% of the company’s total revenue, and investors need a reason to believe again that Roche can continue to generate worthwhile growth as these veteran contributors start to diminish.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Reports are that Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) may be working on an acquisition of Tesaro; however, Roche and Tesaro have yet to confirm that they’re in talks.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Packaging Corporation of America(PKG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE:PKG) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eleven analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $128.67.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    People s United Financial Inc. lowered its position in shares of Packaging Corp Of America (NYSE:PKG) by 42.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 10,941 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 7,973 shares during the quarter. People s United Financial Inc.’s holdings in Packaging Corp Of America were worth $1,223,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch For 2019: Innodata Inc.(INOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Luzich Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Innodata Inc (NASDAQ:INOD) by 4.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,316,550 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 61,944 shares during the period. Innodata accounts for approximately 1.5% of Luzich Partners LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 12th biggest position. Luzich Partners LLC owned about 5.09% of Innodata worth $1,514,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Innodata (NASDAQ:INOD) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Innodata earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 47.3485759085159 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Innodata (NASDAQ:INOD) will be releasing its Q1 2018 earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, May 8th.

    Innodata (NASDAQ:INOD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The technology company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $15.66 million for the quarter. Innodata had a negative return on equity of 10.94% and a negative net margin of 8.30%.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now

After beating the Q4 earnings, Micron’s (MU) stock price surged. Now is the perfect time to ask, is it still a good time to buy?

I believe so. Micron has solid plans to increase its earnings for next year, groundbreaking proprietary technology with unknown potential, a P/E way below the industry average and reasonable debt. It is a healthy company, heavily undervalued and with little risk.

Valuation

Whether compared to its peers or its earnings growth, Micron has a very low P/E ratio. Although sometimes a low P/E ratio is a sign of a company in distress, this is not the case. The long-term debt to revenue ratio seems acceptable, and even low when compared to its peers. From Q3 to Q4, long-term debt was reduced and this trend is expected to continue.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Packaging Corporation of America(PKG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its holdings in shares of Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) by 17.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 419,993 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 61,803 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned about 0.45% of Packaging Co. of America worth $46,756,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Swiss National Bank lowered its stake in Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) by 13.1% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 301,500 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 45,500 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank’s holdings in Packaging Co. of America were worth $33,979,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PKG Token (CURRENCY:PKG) traded 18% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 14:00 PM E.T. on September 18th. During the last week, PKG Token has traded up 7.5% against the U.S. dollar. One PKG Token token can now be bought for about $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Mercatox, Token Store, IDEX and Hotbit. PKG Token has a total market cap of $0.00 and $224,462.00 worth of PKG Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Alexander & Baldwin Holdings, Inc.(ALEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX) by 11.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 70,449 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,414 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Alexander & Baldwin were worth $1,656,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Republic Investment Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 9,172 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $216,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.42, Briefing.com reports. The business had revenue of $113.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $121.25 million. Alexander & Baldwin had a net margin of 60.48% and a return on equity of 7.02%. The firm’s revenue was up 21.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.14 EPS.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: (LGEAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Coherent’s ELA deposition technology for LTPS backplane isn’t used in OLED TVs, where LG (OTC:LGEAF) uses metal oxide backpanes. There was some worry by analysts whether that technology could migrate to the smartphone panel market which CEO Ambroseo could not dispel entirely, but he argued that it has not been demonstrated suitable for handsets or battery-powered devices at this point.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Hingham Institution for Savings(HIFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. grew its stake in Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) by 71.4% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 92,261 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 38,440 shares during the quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned approximately 4.37% of Hingham Institution for Savings worth $19,006,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Port Capital LLC lifted its stake in Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) by 14.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 48,159 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,943 shares during the quarter. Hingham Institution for Savings accounts for approximately 1.4% of Port Capital LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Port Capital LLC owned approximately 2.28% of Hingham Institution for Savings worth $9,921,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: InfuSystems Holdings, Inc.(INFU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Roth Capital assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 price target for the company. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $4.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Scynexis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.25 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Monday, May 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $5.00 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised Scynexis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Scynexis currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $4.45.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    InfuSystem Holdings Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:INFU) Director Scott Shuda bought 9,548 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 5th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $3.23 per share, for a total transaction of $30,840.04. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    LSV Asset Management cut its holdings in InfuSystem Holdings Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:INFU) by 22.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 123,200 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 36,400 shares during the quarter. LSV Asset Management owned approximately 0.54% of InfuSystem worth $437,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Infusystem Holdings Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:INFU) major shareholder Meridian Ohc Partners, Lp purchased 40,548 shares of Infusystem stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $2.76 per share, for a total transaction of $111,912.48. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: National HealthCare Corporation(NHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    US Bancorp DE grew its stake in shares of National HealthCare Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) by 14.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,558 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,539 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE owned approximately 0.08% of National HealthCare worth $883,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Nobilis Health (NYSEAMERICAN:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) traded down 15.6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $1.35 and last traded at $1.35. 1,239,040 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 331% from the average session volume of 287,252 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.60.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL bought a new position in shares of National Healthcare (NYSEAMERICAN:NHC) in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor bought 5,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $334,000.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: EQT Corporation(EQT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dupont Capital Management Corp lifted its holdings in EQT Co. (NYSE:EQT) by 48.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,876 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 1,270 shares during the quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp’s holdings in EQT were worth $214,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By ]

    In addition, Elliott Management, which often pushes for M&A and other strategic transactions at targeted companies, made investments in EQT Corp. (EQT) , CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT) , Sabre Corp. (SABR) , Teradyne Inc. (TER)  and Windstream Holdings Inc. (WIN)

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of EQT Co. (NYSE:EQT) fell 5.3% on Wednesday after Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on the stock from $54.00 to $45.00. Morgan Stanley currently has a hold rating on the stock. EQT traded as low as $44.40 and last traded at $44.44. 3,459,800 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 10% from the average session volume of 3,136,030 shares. The stock had previously closed at $46.93.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    However, while the entire sector looks undervalued, two sticks stand out as being insanely cheap versus their peers: EQT Corp. (NYSE:EQT) and Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX). Value investors will want to take a closer look at these two energy companies.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stifel Financial Corp lessened its stake in EQT Co. (NYSE:EQT) by 10.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 175,489 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 19,992 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in EQT were worth $8,353,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of EQT Co. (NYSE:EQT) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 4,022 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $191,000.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 4, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Last December, two major futures exchanges started offering futures contracts on bitcoin. CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) was the first to market with its futures offering, and CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) didn’t waste any time coming out with its own version of a bitcoin contract.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Sean Williams]

    But times have changed, the virtual-currency market has matured a bit, and institutional investors have had a means to bet on the crypto market in a more traditional sense over the past couple of months. By this, I mean that both the CME Group and CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) have offered bitcoin futures on their trading platforms since December, providing a more traditional avenue for Wall Street to place its bets.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Deutsche Börse (OTCMKTS: DBOEY) and Cboe Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, was downgraded to Underperform from Market Perform at Raymond James. Its American depositary shares closed down 0.5% at $14.30 on Friday.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 53.95 million shares from the previous 45.15 million. The stock traded at $12.65 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $13.99. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR (PBR)

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: OpGen, Inc.(OPGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OpGen (NASDAQ: OPGN) and Cancer Genetics (NASDAQ:CGIX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: OPGN) and OpGen (NASDAQ:OPGN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPGN) shares shot up 15 percent to $2.41. OpGen completed rapid testing clinical trial in Colombia and expanded international operations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Laboratory Corp. of America (NYSE: LH) and OpGen (NASDAQ:OPGN) are both medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of OpGen Inc (NASDAQ:OPGN) shot up 6.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $2.30 and last traded at $2.20. 537,199 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 21% from the average session volume of 445,546 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.06.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    OpGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPGN) shares shot up 22 percent to $2.55. OpGen completed rapid testing clinical trial in Colombia and expanded international operations.

Comparing Sonoco (SON) & Packaging Co. of America (PKG)

Sonoco (NYSE: SON) and Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Sonoco and Packaging Co. of America, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sonoco 0 5 2 0 2.29
Packaging Co. of America 0 6 6 0 2.50

Sonoco presently has a consensus target price of $53.67, indicating a potential upside of 3.32%. Packaging Co. of America has a consensus target price of $128.64, indicating a potential upside of 12.69%. Given Packaging Co. of America’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Packaging Co. of America is more favorable than Sonoco.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

70.7% of Sonoco shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.9% of Packaging Co. of America shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Sonoco shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Packaging Co. of America shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Sonoco has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Packaging Co. of America has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Sonoco pays an annual dividend of $1.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Packaging Co. of America pays an annual dividend of $2.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Sonoco pays out 55.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Packaging Co. of America pays out 41.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Sonoco has increased its dividend for 37 consecutive years and Packaging Co. of America has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years. Sonoco is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Sonoco and Packaging Co. of America’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sonoco 3.79% 17.02% 6.56%
Packaging Co. of America 10.48% 29.15% 9.85%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sonoco and Packaging Co. of America’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sonoco $5.04 billion 1.03 $175.34 million $2.79 18.62
Packaging Co. of America $6.44 billion 1.67 $668.60 million $6.02 18.96

Packaging Co. of America has higher revenue and earnings than Sonoco. Sonoco is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Packaging Co. of America, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Packaging Co. of America beats Sonoco on 13 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sonoco

Sonoco Products Company manufactures and sells industrial and consumer packaging products in North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company operates through four segments: Consumer Packaging, Display and Packaging, Paper and Industrial Converted Products, and Protective Solutions. The Consumer Packaging segment offers composite and thermoformed plastic round and shaped rigid containers and trays; extruded and injection-molded plastic products; printed flexible packaging products; brand artwork management; and metal and peelable membrane ends and closures. The Display and Packaging segment offers point-of-purchase displays; supply chain management services comprising contract packing, fulfillment, and scalable service centers; retail packaging, including printed backer cards, thermoformed blisters, and heat sealing equipment; and paper amenities, such as coasters and glass covers. The Paper and Industrial Converted Products segment provides paperboard tubes and cores; fiber-based construction tubes and forms; wooden, metal, and composite wire and cable reels and spools; and recycled paperboard, linerboard, corrugating medium, recovered paper, and material recycling services. The Protective Solutions segment provides custom-engineered, paperboard-based, and expanded foam protective packaging and components; and temperature-assured packaging products. The company sells its products in various markets, which include paper, textile, film, food, chemical, packaging, construction, and wire and cable. Sonoco Products Company was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Hartsville, South Carolina.

About Packaging Co. of America

Packaging Corporation of America manufactures and sells containerboard and corrugated packaging products primarily in the United States. The company's Packaging segment offers various corrugated packaging products, such as conventional shipping containers used to protect and transport manufactured goods; multi-color boxes and displays that help to merchandise the packaged product in retail locations; and honeycomb protective packaging products. It also produces packaging for meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, processed food, beverages, and other industrial and consumer products. This segment sells its corrugated products through a direct sales and marketing organization, independent brokers, and distribution partners. Its Paper segment manufactures and sells white papers comprising commodity and specialty papers with various features, such as colors, coatings, high brightness, and recycled content. The white papers also consist of communication papers, including cut-size office papers, and printing and converting papers; and pressure sensitive papers, such as release liners that are used to produce labels for use in consumer and commercially-packaged products. This segment sells white papers through the company's own sales personnel. Packaging Corporation of America was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Packaging Corporation of America(PKG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Christopher Freeburn]

    Shares of Packaging Corp. (PKG) jumped almost 13% in pre-market trading on Monday after the company announced that it will purchase a rival containerboard-maker.

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    Packaging Corp of America shares rallied 9.73% during Monday’s session. Year-to-date, the stock is up 39.87%.

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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Treehouse Foods, Inc.(THS)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Terex Corporation(TEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Third and a trigger for the change: China becomes an active bidder in the space. Chinas Zoomlion bid for Terex (TEX) ($3.3B) along with Haier/General Electric (GE) ($5.4B) and several ChemChina proposed deals in industrials changes the upside/downside skew, particularly on lower quality/more challenged names. The Terex bid does not appear to be one-off. Chinese outbound M&A announcements rose to record highs in 15; to $112B (up 57% from 2014) in total acquisitions. Industrials formed a large and rising portion, at ~12B completed. Thats roughly equal to the 3 prior years industrials deals combined, and is the highest on record. Energy and materials accounted for ~15% of 15 spend vs. ~83% in 2011. Even lower quality or more currently challenged machinery franchises have distribution which could be highly attractive to new entrants…

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  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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    Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News

    The sale of MHPS to Konecranes is a positive catalyst on multiple fronts: shareholders got an attractive multiple for what historically has been a challenged business with further upside possible given 25% equity ownership in Konecranes, execution risk is diminished as new CEO can focus on operational improvement without the effort required to integrate the Terex and Konecranes businesses, and finally, the MHPS sale makes it easier for Zoomlion to acquire remaining Terex.

    While our upgrade is not reliant on Zoomlion acquiring Terex, the MHPS transaction could make a firm Zoomlion offer more likely.

    At the margin, a Zoomlion deal appears easier to get done: 1) the remaining businesses fit better with Zoomlions existing product portfolio of construction equipment, cranes, and various commercial and municipal equipment, 2) given the attractive terms of the MHPS sale, the funding hurdle required to acquire Terex is lowered, 3) many of the CFIUS issues center around national security concerns regarding the nations ports, no longer a concern given MHPS sale.

    Dobre and Grabowski also raised their price target on Terex to $30, up from $24. With Terex off 0.1% at $24.88 today, that leaves 21% upside in the stock to Baird’s target.

    In February, I wrote about Chinese demand for U.S. companies, including Terex.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Terex (TEX) had surged 32% as of the close of trading last Thursday–but dropped 14% the next day after China’s Zoomlion announced that it wouldn’t be pursuing a purchase of the U.S. crane maker after all. In the aftermath of the scuttled deal, Morgan Stanley’s Mili Pothiwala and Nigel Coe cut Terex to Equal Weight from Overweight:

    Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News

    On Friday morning, Zoomlion announced it had terminated its bid for its proposed acquisition of Terex for $31/ share. This was a clear negative for Terex shares, which traded down ~15% on Friday to $20, given the absence of an event-driven catalyst (following the sale of MHPS to Konecranes, which we assume will be completed). However, we think that the stock’s current discount to the Machinery group on a P/E basis (20%+) is justified, given a still challenged underlying operating environment for the RemainCo, as well as historically uneven company execution – both of which return to the forefront of the investment debate following the removal of the M&A bull case.

    To which all we can say is: Oops.

    Shares of Terex have dropped 0.5% to $20.78

     

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: bebe stores, inc.(BEBE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.86. bebe stores will reportedly license www.bebe.com domain name, social media accts. and international wholesale agreements to one or more third parties, according to Reuters.

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ICICI Direct has come out with its fourth quarter (Jan-March 18) earnings estimates for the Hotels sector. The brokerage house expects Indian Hotels to report net profit at Rs. 56.1 crore up 40.1% year-on-year (up 43.6% quarter-on-quarter).

Net Sales are expected to increase by 5.5 percent Y-o-Y (down 3.9 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 1,107 crore, according to ICICI Direct.

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) are likely to rise by 27.1 percent Y-o-Y (down 20.2 percent Q-o-Q) to Rs. 225.8 crore.

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    Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $751.52 million.
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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

best securities to invest in: Packaging Corporation of America(PKG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Stocks on the move: Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ) is up 26% at $12.55 following the companys acquisition by Packaging Corporation of America Inc. (NYSE: PKG) for $12.55 a share ($1.28 billion). Omeros Corp. (NASDAQ: OMER) is up 68.2% at $8.56 following an analyst upgrade. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (NYSEArca: NAK) is down 33.3% at $1.48 following an announcement from Anglo American plc that it was withdrawing from a massive copper mining project in Alaska.

  • [By Daniela Pylypczak]

    Jefferies announced on Monday that it has upgraded Packaging Corp of America (PKG) from “Hold” to “Buy.”

    The firm also raised PKG’s price target from $49.00 to $70.00. Jefferies analystPhilip Ng also gave the companybull-case scenario target of $88. The upgrade comes after the firm announced earlier today that it has agreed to purchase all outstanding shares of Boise Inc. (BZ)for $1.995 billion. Analyst Ng believes the new acquisition will result in an attractive multiple.

    Packaging Corp of America shares rallied 9.73% during Monday’s session. Year-to-date, the stock is up 39.87%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its holdings in shares of Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) by 17.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 419,993 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 61,803 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned about 0.45% of Packaging Co. of America worth $46,756,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Christopher Freeburn]

    Shares of Packaging Corp. (PKG) jumped almost 13% in pre-market trading on Monday after the company announced that it will purchase a rival containerboard-maker.

  • [By David Sterman]

    That was precisely the rationale behind Packaging Corp. of America's (NYSE: PKG) just-announced $2 billion (in cash and assumed debt) acquisition of rival Boise (NYSE: BZ). The deal will create a $6 billion (in sales) behemoth in the cardboard box industry.

best securities to invest in: ZTE Corporation (ZTCOF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The United States has a history of preventing Chinese companies that are even suspected of being state-owned from selling certain products into key industries. Huawei and ZTE (OTCPK:ZTCOF), for example, were under harsh scrutiny for their telecommunications equipment.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Chinese telco equipment giant ZTE (OTCPK:ZTCOF) has been actively cooperating and communicating with relevant U.S. government departments in order to reach a conclusion of the investigation related to the compny’s violations of sanctions on Iran.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019

Warren Buffett has often said in interviews and annual letters to shareholders that Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) won’t be a hostile acquirer. That is, it won’t fight to buy a business its owners or management don’t want to sell. But that policy apparently doesn’t apply when Berkshire is acting as seller rather than a buyer.

As USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) drags its feet on an offer to sell the company for $42 per share, Berkshire intends to use its 30.8% ownership stake to motivate its top brass to make a deal. Berkshire told Bloomberg it intends to vote its shares against USG’s board members who are up for re-election at this year’s annual meeting, a clear message that Buffett is ready to cash in, even if USG’s management and board are not.

A quick intro to the USG-Knauf debacle

In March, a company by the name of Gebr Knauf offered to acquire USG Corporation for $42 per share. According to Knauf, USG simply declined its offer “without engaging in meaningful discussions,” which suggests that USG wasn’t willing to make a deal at any price, let alone Knauf’s proposed price.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Packaging Corporation of America(PKG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Christopher Freeburn]

    Shares of Packaging Corp. (PKG) jumped almost 13% in pre-market trading on Monday after the company announced that it will purchase a rival containerboard-maker.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its holdings in shares of Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) by 17.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 419,993 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 61,803 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned about 0.45% of Packaging Co. of America worth $46,756,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Stocks on the move: Boise Inc. (NYSE: BZ) is up 26% at $12.55 following the companys acquisition by Packaging Corporation of America Inc. (NYSE: PKG) for $12.55 a share ($1.28 billion). Omeros Corp. (NASDAQ: OMER) is up 68.2% at $8.56 following an analyst upgrade. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (NYSEArca: NAK) is down 33.3% at $1.48 following an announcement from Anglo American plc that it was withdrawing from a massive copper mining project in Alaska.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kinder Morgan, Inc.(KMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) posted a new 52-week low of $18.04 on Monday, down about 2.1% from Friday’s closing price of $18.42. The stock’s 52-week high is $23.01. Volume totaled around 10 million shares, less than 10% above the daily average. JPMorgan downgraded the stock from Neutral to Underperform last Friday and the effect carried over through today.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Earnings season is now in full swing, with today’s key reports from Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) andAbbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT). Thanks to tax cuts, expectations are high. Analysts expect profit growth to top 18%, which would be the biggest jump in seven years. But there are a few bearish trends that are still lurking in the market. And if you’re serious about making money, you need to know how to harness them and target individual stocks for life-changing gains.Money MorningQuantitative Specialist Chris Johnson explains.

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    And while it’s imperative that you don’t risk money you’re going to count on in the next several years in investments that can quickly lose a lot of value and be very slow to — if ever — recover, high-quality dividend stocks can still serve an important part in providing the best mix of income for today and long-term capital appreciation for down the road. To help you find the best dividend stocks for your retirement, three Motley Fool investors did some research and came back with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), Southern Co. (NYSE:SO), and Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE:KMI).

  • [By Sarfaraz Khan]

    Also note that Berkshire Hathaway has direct exposure to the US energy sector through its subsidiary Berkshire Hathaway Energy, which is a power company that also owns two interstate natural gas pipelines. Besides, Berkshire Hathaways stock portfolio also has some exposure to the energy sector. The company owns 80.7 million shares of Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX), a major US-based refiner that is also expanding in the midstream space, valued at almost $7 billion. Phillips 66 represents more than 5% of Berkshire Hathaways stock portfolio. The conglomerate also owns 20 million shares of the pipeline giant Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI), valued at $414.2 million. These energy companies are positioned to benefit from Donald Trumps pro-energy policies and de-regulation.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) is one of the largest energy-infrastructure companies in North America, most of its assets are in the United States. However, an outsized portion of the company’s near-term growth is in Canada due to one major project. Given the size of the project, the company is currently looking at a range of financing options, which could lead it to get creative with its Canadian business.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Last week’s most interesting initial public offering (IPO) was the launch of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The company was carved out of U.S. pipeline giant Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI). Next week’s action is headlined by a company that makes a sensing device that detects gunshots.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Bruker Corporation(BRKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Yet another stock experiencing a correction after the bell was Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR), which lost 2.75 percent in after-hours, after having gained 4.5 percent during the day.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.(SBH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SBH) posted a new 52-week low of $20.22 on Friday, down 0.3% compared with Thursday’s closing price of $20.28. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.93. Volume was more than triple the daily average of around 2 million shares. The company had no specific news Friday.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now

The stock market’s relentless march upward has pushed the prices of many companies higher. As investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, it can be hard to discern which companies are the best for long-term investors.

That’s especially true in the world of dividend stocks, where income-starved investors face greater temptation by the day to reach for high dividend stocks that offer juicy yields.

Fortunately, Simply Safe Dividends identified 10 super-safe dividend growth stocks that investors can rely on for secure, fast-growing income.

These companies all have very healthy Dividend Safety Scores, which measure a firm’s most important financial metrics to gauge how likely it is to cut its dividend in the future.

Let’s take a look at 10 of the safest dividend growth stocks in the market. These companies generate excellent free cash flow, maintain safe payout ratios, are committed to rewarding shareholders with healthy dividend increases and have bright long-term outlooks.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad (BJSAF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Listed on the Malaysian Bursa and also traded over the US OTC markets (OTCPK:BJSAF), Berjaya Sports Toto (BToto) is a Malaysian company primarily engaged in toto betting, leasing of online lottery equipment, and the manufacture and distribution of computerized lottery and voting systems. As part of its diversification plans, BToto also operates a hotel in the Philippines and retails luxury motor brands in the UK.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Veeco Instruments Inc.(VECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    VECO (NASDAQ:VECO) contributed 1.16% to the Fund’s quarterly return, nearly equaling AAN’s contribution in the quarter. VECO appreciated over 48% in the quarter due to an acceleration of orders for its key MOCVD tools. These tools are the main manufacturing equipment used to produce LEDs, whether they are for display screens or, increasingly, for lighting products. We estimate that VECO currently has roughly 80% global market share for MOCVD tools used to make LEDs.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) dropped nearly 26% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $10.85 after closing at $14.65 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $34.38. Volume was around 5.8 million, about 10 times the daily average of around 584,000. The company reported late yesterday that it had received an unfavorable patent ruling in China.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Thursday afternoon, the information technology sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) and Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO).

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Aphria Inc. (APHQF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    While biotechs like GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH) and Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE) only lost 0.45 percent and 0.36 percent respectively, other companies experienced a large tumble. CANOPY GROWTH CORP COM NPV (OTC: TWMJF) lost 4.71 percent, AURORA CANNABIS IN COM NPV (OTC: ACBFF) slipped 2.93 percent, APHRIA INC COM NPV (OTC: APHQF) dropped 1.01 percent, and MassRoots Inc (OTC: MSRT) plummeted an astounding 9.00 percent.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Aphria (OTCQB:APHQF) just did something very unusual and frankly caught us by surprise. The company announced that it is amending its previously announced transaction with Nuuvera (OTC:NUUVF) by which the cash portion of the consideration will be lowered from $1.00 to $0.60. The announcement surprised us as our past experience suggested that lowering purchase price post-deal announcement is extremely uncommon, especially in the absence of major negative developments at the target. Simultaneously, Nuuvera announced that it is acquiring the remaining 49% minority interest in Avanti Rx Analytics from a minority shareholder for $43 million. Avanti is a subsidiary of Nuuvera that provides research and testing services for cannabis companies. Nuuvera claimed that the reduced cash offer helps fund its acquisition, which makes no sense for us.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    As increasingly more marijuana growers entered the market and more states allowed residents to legally grow marijuana, cannabis prices dropped throughout 2016. Wholesale marijuana prices late in the year were roughly half the levels of 12 months earlier. Will this trend continue — and possibly hurt leading marijuana stocks including Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF),Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH:ACBFF), Medical Marijuana,Inc.(NASDAQOTH:MJNA), and even GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) in the process?

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Also quite recently, Benzinga asked Alan Brochstein, founding partner at New Cannabis Ventures and founder at 420 Investor, about plays in the marijuana industry against such an uncertain backdrop. The expert mentioned a few Canadian Licensed Producers, including AURORA CANNABIS IN COM NPV (OTC: ACBFF), APHRIA INC NPV (OTC: APHQF), METTRUM HEALTH COR COM NPV (OTC: MQTRF), ORGANIGRAM HLDGS I COM NPV (OTC: OGRMF), SUPREME PHARMACEUT COM NPV (OTC: SPRWF) and CANOPY GROWTH CORP COM NPV (OTC: TWMJF), as well as “the only” biotech stock in the space, GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ: GWPH).

  • [By Keith Speights]

    There are plenty of reasons for investors to like three marijuana stocks in particular — GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH), Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY), and Aphria (NASDAQOTH:APHQF). In fact, there are at least 661 million reasons. That’s the amount of cash in U.S. dollars that the three companies have combined. Here’s why the cash stockpiles held by GW, Insys, and Apria are important.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    While some marijuana companies are turning a profit, many marijuana companies are investing heavily in their businesses, and as a result, continue to lose money. For example, Aphria Inc. (NASDAQOTH:APHQF), a Canadian producer and marketer of medical marijuana, reported a net profit of $1 million over the past 12 months, but medical-marijuana drug developer GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) reported a loss of $82.2 million last fiscal year.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Packaging Corporation of America(PKG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Christopher Freeburn]

    Shares of Packaging Corp. (PKG) jumped almost 13% in pre-market trading on Monday after the company announced that it will purchase a rival containerboard-maker.

  • [By David Sterman]

    That was precisely the rationale behind Packaging Corp. of America's (NYSE: PKG) just-announced $2 billion (in cash and assumed debt) acquisition of rival Boise (NYSE: BZ). The deal will create a $6 billion (in sales) behemoth in the cardboard box industry.

  • [By Daniela Pylypczak]

    Jefferies announced on Monday that it has upgraded Packaging Corp of America (PKG) from “Hold” to “Buy.”

    The firm also raised PKG’s price target from $49.00 to $70.00. Jefferies analystPhilip Ng also gave the companybull-case scenario target of $88. The upgrade comes after the firm announced earlier today that it has agreed to purchase all outstanding shares of Boise Inc. (BZ)for $1.995 billion. Analyst Ng believes the new acquisition will result in an attractive multiple.

    Packaging Corp of America shares rallied 9.73% during Monday’s session. Year-to-date, the stock is up 39.87%.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Liberty Interactive Corporation(LVNTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNCMA) got a boost, shooting up 63 percent to $33.43 after Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LVNTA) announced plans to acquire General Communication for $1.12 billion.