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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019

Given the S&P 500’s 16% gain over the past 12 months and its 50% rise over the last three years, it’s fair to say stocks have performed very well recently. While such a strong run-up is nice for investors’ portfolio values, it makes finding good stocks at reasonable prices a more difficult task.

But one market leader with strong fundamentals surprisingly continues to trade at a very conservative valuation. That company is none other than Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) — parent company of ESPN; Disney theme parks; and a thriving studio business that includes movies from Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Disney. In a market like this, Disney offers investors a way to buy a quality company while allocating money to one of the few strong market leaders left with a conservative valuation.

An Overview
Disney’s recently reported third-quarter results drive home why Disney stock is such a steal at just 14 times earnings. The company’s fundamentals relative to its conservative valuation make the media giant appear undervalued.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Summit Materials, Inc.(SUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM)’s share price shot up 7.4% on Wednesday following insider buying activity. The stock traded as high as $17.78 and last traded at $17.71. 2,267,248 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 25% from the average session volume of 1,815,984 shares. The stock had previously closed at $16.49.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $30.15.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Summit Materials Inc. (NYSE: SUM) traded down about 2.3% Friday to set a new 52-week low of $18.47 after closing at $18.90 on Thursday. The stock’s 52-week high is $34.06. Volume was about double the daily average of around 2 million. The company had no specific news and shares recovered later in the morning and are on track to post a gain of around 1% for the day.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its position in Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM) by 46.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 974,473 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 308,159 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s holdings in Summit Materials were worth $25,580,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GMT Capital Corp grew its holdings in Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM) by 5.3% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 927,315 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 46,300 shares during the quarter. GMT Capital Corp’s holdings in Summit Materials were worth $24,342,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: International Tower Hill Mines Ltd(THM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
    DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
    Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%

    As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:THM) (TSE:ITH) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 689,433 shares, a growth of 3.8% from the April 30th total of 663,894 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 155,359 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.4 days. Approximately 0.5% of the shares of the company are short sold.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd (NYSEAMERICAN:THM) (TSE:ITH) saw a significant decline in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 686,901 shares, a decline of 1.8% from the July 13th total of 699,840 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 94,382 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 7.3 days.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: TTM Technologies, Inc.(TTMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTMI) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation, four have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $20.40.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $19.80.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTMI) EVP Tai Keung Chung sold 23,345 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.90, for a total transaction of $441,220.50. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 50,357 shares in the company, valued at approximately $951,747.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of TTM Technologies (NASDAQ:TTMI) rose as much as 13.6% higher on Thursday morning thanks to a strong second-quarter earnings report. By 1:30 p.m. EDT, the stock had cooled down somewhat to an 11.7% gain above Wednesday’s closing prices.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Best Buy Co., Inc.(BBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Shares of Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) rocketed higher last week, after the consumer electronics giant reported strong results for the final quarter of fiscal 2019. As usual, the company beat its guidance last quarter. It also offered a solid outlook for fiscal 2020.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) is expanding its nascent partnership with Handy — a service that connects homeowners with professionals for in-home installation and assembly — to online orders. Walmart aims to match similar services being offered by Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), IKEA, and Target (NYSE:TGT).

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Over on earnings row, Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) posted Q1 earnings of 82 cents a share, above Wall Street analysts’ estimates of 74 cents. Revenue also beat estimates, and same-store sales jumped 7.1 percent. This continued what has generally been a positive earnings season for most of the major retailers. However, shares of BBY slid 5 percent early in the session. Another retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), is scheduled to report after the close today.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    But on April 19, Roku’s stock plunged 12% after Amazon partnered with Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) to sell new Amazon-powered “Fire TVs” in its stores and on its website this summer. These TVs — which are produced by Toshiba and Best Buy’s in-house brand Insignia — will be fully integrated with Amazon’s services and Alexa. Best Buy will also become a merchant for the Fire TVs on Amazon’s website.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    With Apple seeing sluggish demand for its pricey new iPhones, and with the overall smartphone market in a state of malaise, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) couldn’t rely on mobile devices to drive growth in the fourth quarter. Thankfully for the consumer electronics retailer, other products picked up the slack.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    But there was more upbeat news elsewhere, with No. 3 airline United Continental (NYSE:UAL) beating on earnings and freight rail titan CSX (NASDAQ:CSX) delivering record first-quarter numbers. Also on the rapid growth train: Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), whose da Vinci systems are selling at an impressive rate. And speaking of sales of tech products, the guys close out the episode by explaining why it’s a win-win that Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) are joining forces to sell smart TVs.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Barnes & Noble, Inc.(BKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) has been in a slow, steady decline driven by the failure of its digital strategy and a loss of relevance for its stores.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) has been a slowly sinking ship for many years. You can blame some of that on Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and some on the chain’s own incompetence.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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    Stocks to Watch Today: STZ, AMZN, BKS
    Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) leads today’s list of companies reporting earnings. The spirits giant reported earnings per share of $2.87 on top of $2.30 billion in revenue. Those figures topped consensus expectations of $2.58 on top of $2.25 billion. The company also announced it had increased its 2019 fiscal guidance. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is generating some negative press this morning. The e-commerce giant had announced an hourly wage hike for its workers on Tuesday. However, as we dig deeper into the announcement, it turns out that the firm has eliminated monthly bonuses and stock awards from its hourly employees. In addition, Bloomberg is reporting that Chinese equipment manufacturer Super Micro may have allowed microchips that could be used for spying into equipment run in Amazon Web Services. Amazon has denied the report. In deal news, Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) shares popped 18% on news that the firm is exploring a potential sale. According to reports, the firm has received interest from several parties, including the firm’s chair, Leonard Riggio, who developed Barnes & Noble’s modern franchise in 1971. Shares of BKS stock had been off about 18% since January as the firm continues to struggle against Amazon and faces a difficult retail environment. Look for other earnings reports from Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST), International Speedway Corp. (NASDAQ: ISCA), and Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS)

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Nicholas Financial Inc.(NICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CPI Card Group (NASDAQ: PMTS) and Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nicholas Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:NICK) major shareholder Adam K. Peterson acquired 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $10.80 per share, for a total transaction of $59,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and CPI Card Group (NASDAQ:PMTS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: B2Gold Corp(BTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    B2Gold Corp. (TSE:BTO) (NYSE:BTG) – Research analysts at National Bank Financial issued their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of B2Gold in a report released on Wednesday, August 15th. National Bank Financial analyst D. Demarco anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.05 for the quarter. National Bank Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $6.50 target price on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for B2Gold’s FY2020 earnings at $0.30 EPS.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for BTG (LON: BTG):

    9/7/2018 – BTG had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Numis Securities Ltd. 9/7/2018 – BTG had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital. 9/4/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. 9/4/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a GBX 645 ($8.40) price target on the stock. 8/21/2018 – BTG had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co.. They now have a GBX 650 ($8.47) price target on the stock. 8/9/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. They now have a GBX 640 ($8.34) price target on the stock. 8/9/2018 – BTG had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Shore Capital. 8/1/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt. 7/19/2018 – BTG had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

    Shares of BTG stock opened at GBX 558.50 ($7.27) on Monday. BTG plc has a one year low of GBX 559.82 ($7.29) and a one year high of GBX 784 ($10.21).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Zcash (ZEC) traded 2.6% lower against the dollar and now trades at $110.45 or 0.01761262 BTC. Bitcoin Gold (BTG) traded up 3.3% against the dollar and now trades at $25.07 or 0.00399774 BTC. Horizen (ZEN) traded down 3.4% against the dollar and now trades at $13.68 or 0.00218132 BTC. Bitcoin Private (BTCP) traded down 0.9% against the dollar and now trades at $2.49 or 0.00039650 BTC. Bitcoin Interest (BCI) traded down 4.4% against the dollar and now trades at $0.96 or 0.00015281 BTC. ZClassic (ZCL) traded 0.1% lower against the dollar and now trades at $3.20 or 0.00051056 BTC. BitcoinZ (BTCZ) traded 1% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.0006 or 0.00000009 BTC. Zero (ZER) traded 5.1% lower against the dollar and now trades at $0.14 or 0.00002203 BTC. Hush (HUSH) traded 2.9% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.10 or 0.00001645 BTC. VoteCoin (VOT) traded down 6.4% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0034 or 0.00000054 BTC.

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Platinum Group Metals Ltd.(PLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Platinum Group Metals (TSE:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) traded down 18.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as C$0.18 and last traded at C$0.18. 643,238 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 400% from the average session volume of 128,626 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.22.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (TSE:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) insider Hosken Consolidated Investment acquired 433,804 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 28th. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$0.10 per share, with a total value of C$43,380.40.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (NYSEAMERICAN:PLG) (TSE:PTM) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,828,659 shares, a drop of 3.2% from the July 31st total of 4,990,069 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,660,003 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.9 days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (NYSEAMERICAN:PLG) (TSE:PTM) shares shot up 0% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $0.18 and last traded at $0.16. 1,355,167 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 7% from the average session volume of 1,262,726 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.16.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Premier, Inc.(PINC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) had its neutral rating reissued by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. The firm currently has a $40.00 price target on the stock, up from their previous price target of $32.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB lifted its stake in shares of Premier Inc (NASDAQ:PINC) by 28.2% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,095 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares during the quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB’s holdings in Premier were worth $285,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Jupai (NYSE:JP) and Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter results before the markets opened on Tuesday. The company posted $0.70 in earnings per share (EPS) and $434.0 million in revenue, while consensus estimates had called for $0.66 in EPS on revenue of $411.89 million. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.50 and $403.1 million in revenue.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new stake in Premier Inc (NASDAQ:PINC) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 5,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $269,000.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.(FRGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:FRGI)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating restated by equities research analysts at Wedbush in a research note issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. They presently have a $29.00 target price on the restaurant operator’s stock, up from their prior target price of $24.00. Wedbush’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 32.72% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:FRGI) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $29.00.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc. (NASDAQ:FRGI) were moving higher today after the parent of fast-casual chains Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana posted better-than-expected results in its first-quarter earnings report. Margins improved at Pollo Tropical, and comparable sales increased at both chains in April after the quarter ended.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019

Small-town general-merchandise retailer Shopko thrived for years by focusing most of its efforts on small and midsize cities where retail competition was less intense. However, the rise of Amazon.com upended that business model by bringing low prices to the whole country. As a result, Shopko was forced to declare bankruptcy last month.

At the time of its bankruptcy filing, Shopko planned to close about 100 of its 363 stores. But last week, the company more than doubled the number of planned store closures to more than 250. This dramatic move casts doubt on whether the company can survive at all. If Shopko fails, Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) will be well positioned to cash in on its demise.

Another retailer is on the rocks

Shopko currently has 134 full-line stores averaging 80,000 square feet in size, making them about the same size as a typical Kohl’s store. It also operates more than 170 Shopko Hometown stores — which range from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet — in smaller markets. The company’s store base is heavily concentrated in the Midwest.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation(AMTD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. lessened its position in shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) by 19.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,713 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 912 shares during the period. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P.’s holdings in TD Ameritrade were worth $203,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD) and Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Platinum Group Metals Ltd.(PLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (TSE:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) insider Hosken Consolidated Investment acquired 433,804 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 28th. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$0.10 per share, with a total value of C$43,380.40.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (NYSEAMERICAN:PLG) (TSE:PTM) shares shot up 0% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $0.18 and last traded at $0.16. 1,355,167 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 7% from the average session volume of 1,262,726 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.16.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Platinum Group Metals (TSE:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) traded down 18.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as C$0.18 and last traded at C$0.18. 643,238 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 400% from the average session volume of 128,626 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.22.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (NYSEAMERICAN:PLG) (TSE:PTM) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,828,659 shares, a drop of 3.2% from the July 31st total of 4,990,069 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,660,003 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.9 days.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    AT&T’s (NYSE:T) freshly acquired HBO division just had an impressive streak snapped by video-streaming specialist Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). HBO’s 17-year streak of scoring more nominations for Emmy Awards than any other network ended this week when HBO’s nominations tally stopped at 108 but Netflix moved on to snag 112 potential statuettes. Last year, HBO landed 111 nominations while Netflix came in second place with 91 nods.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Last night brought some blockbuster news for telecom giant AT&T (NYSE:T): A federal judge ruled in favor of the company, denying the U.S. government’s legal complaint seeking to block its proposed megamerger with Time Warner (NYSE:TWX). The Department of Justice had filed suit in November, arguing that if the deal was allowed to go through, U.S. consumers would ultimately be harmed. There would be less competition in the market for video programming and distribution, the DOJ said.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Verizon isn’t relying on bundling economics like other carriers, particularly AT&T (NYSE:T). AT&T is bundling its television packages and additional content with its unlimited wireless plans, and it’s putting pressure on its EBITDA margins across all of its segments. The company’s wireless EBITDA contracted 350 basis points on a like-for-like accounting basis in the first quarter.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Forrester Research, Inc.(FORR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Forrester Research (FORR)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    According to a report from Forrester Research Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR), online sales will account for 17% of all retail sales in the United States by 2022.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Polar Power, Inc. (POLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Integer (NYSE: ITGR) and Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Polar Power (NASDAQ: POLA) and Ultralife (NASDAQ:ULBI) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

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Top Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Platinum Group Metals Ltd.(PLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Patalon III]

    Our sub-$2 “Gold Market Anomaly” play – Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (NYSE: PLG) – took a hit of more than 12% Wednesday after the miner raised $20 million through a stock offering.

Top Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: EQT Midstream Partners, LP(EQM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE:EQM) had its target price trimmed by Wells Fargo from $79.00 to $69.00 in a research report report published on Monday morning. The firm currently has an outperform rating on the pipeline company’s stock.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    Not only does Jana consider the deal price overvalued, but it looks to redirect EQT’s focus to a breakup of pipeline operations to transform the core company into an exploration & production firm. The pipelines already trade publicly under EQT Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: EQM) and EQT GP Holdings LP (NYSE: EQGP).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on EQT Midstream Partners (EQM)

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    Companies in the oil storage business can take advantage of what is known as contango, which is when forward prices are higher than current prices, allowing the purchase of cheap oil to be stored and sold at a later date while securing income using derivatives. Five companies that appear to be in a good position to take advantage of reduced oil storage capacity are Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP), Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EDP), Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE: SEP), Buckeye Partners (NYSE: BPL) and EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE: EQM).

Top Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.(BONT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Lastly, there are a few department-store chains that have been struggling mightily. Sears tops the list, of course. Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ:BONT) and Neiman Marcus are also in serious trouble. All three chains have too much debt and have been reporting some of the worst sales results in the industry.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap department store stock The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: BONT) reported Q2 2017 earnings before the market opened on Thursday while earnings guidance for the full year fiscal 2017 was reaffirmed. Total sales decreased 7.0% to $504.4 million as comparable store sales decreased 6.1% versus the prior year period. However,double-digit sales growth continued in the omnichannel, which reflects sales via the Company’s website, mobile site, and its Let Us Find It customer service program, as the Company leveraged its West Jefferson facility and store-fulfillment network. The net loss was $33.2 million versus a net loss of $38.7 million.The CEO commented:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap department store stock The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: BONT)is scheduled for before the market opens on Tuesday (March 14th). In January, The Bon-Ton Stores announced that its comparable store sales for the nine-week holiday period ended December 31, 2016 had decreased 3.1% -in line with guidance. The CEO commented:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT) dropped about 3.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $0.31 after closing Wednesday at $0.32. The 52-week high is $1.98. Volume was around 10 million shares traded, about 100 times the daily average of around 100,000. The struggling retailer had no specific news.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2016 earnings report for small cap department store stock The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: BONT)is scheduled for before the market opens on Thursday (November 17th) as traditional department stores continue to struggle to figure out how to attract costumers into their stores as online giants increasingly become thedominant retail players.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

On Tuesday, stocks closed mixed with a preference for small-caps as they took gains in some blue chips and big-cap stocks.

Profit-taking started immediately, with a divergence of better-quality stocks being sold. Banks and other financials fell 1.4% at the close, while technology gained 0.9% and consumer discretionary rose 0.5%. Eight of the eleven sectors of the 500 lost ground. From the election until Monday most investing was based on the expectations that the new administration will increase fiscal spending and lower corporate tax rates. The goal is to raise interest rates, inflation and promote growth.

Yesterday buying slowed slightly, but floor traders said that consolidations are a good sign and that the “reflation trade” will probably resume again. The chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank was quoted by The Wall Street Journal who said “there’s a level of optimism I haven’t seen in a while.”

Crude oil WTI fell 0.7% at $45.56 per barrel due to an EIA report that crude oil supplies increased by 5.27 million barrels instead of an estimate of 1.48 million.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Platinum Group Metals Ltd.(PLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Patalon III]

    Our sub-$2 “Gold Market Anomaly” play – Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (NYSE: PLG) – took a hit of more than 12% Wednesday after the miner raised $20 million through a stock offering.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is one of 32 public companies in the “Cable & other pay television services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Liberty Global to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Alex Webb]

    Kabel Deutschland is a key part of Vodafones expansion strategy as the carrier looks for ways to boost revenue and lock in customers with Internet and television offers in addition to wireless service. Kabel Deutschland is the biggest cable company in Germany, Vodafones largest market, and had drawn a rival bid from John Malones Liberty Global Plc. (LBTYA)

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    LBTYA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Jefferies Group reiterated a buy rating on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Liberty Global from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Global from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Citigroup set a $43.00 price objective on Liberty Global and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Macquarie reiterated an outperform rating and set a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $41.00) on shares of Liberty Global in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $41.46.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Brink's Company (The)(BCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Another hedge fund that is also a director at Brink’s Co. (NYSE: BCO) was busy selling stock this past week. Starboard parted with a total of 650,000 shares of the security and protection company at prices that fell between $51.47 and $52.05. The total for the sale was set at $34 million. Shares closed on Friday at $52.00. The consensus price target is $56, and the52-week range is $26.86 to $53.90.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WW) received a pair of downgrades after its earnings report came in below estimates.

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    General Electric (NYSE: GE) was said to be in talks to acquire Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI), according to sources as reported by Dow Jones. A deal could be valued at as much as $30 billion. However, Bloomberg later reported that a GE spokesperson said they're in talks with Baker Hughes regarding possible partnerships, but not an acquisition. Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) had attempted to acquire Baker Hughes in 2014, but the DoJ sued to block the deal valued at $35 billion.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sonoco Products Company(SON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Deutsche Bank’s Debbie Jones and team contend that Sonoco’s (SON) sale of its plastic-container business to Australia’s Amcor is a sign that M&A is in the offing. They explain why:

    Sonoco announced (9/1) that it is selling its Rigid Plastics Blow Molding operations to Amcor (AMC.AU) for $280M. The transaction price represents a multiple of ~8.0x LTM EBITDA. The business had annual sales of ~$210M and consisted of six production sites in the US and one in Canada. Blow molding operations represented ~10% of Sonocos Consumer Packaging segment sales and EBITDA. The transaction is expected to close in Q4. We expect the proceeds to be used to for M&A focused in flexible packaging, thermoforming and temperature-assured packaging.

    We dont believe Sonoco considered its blow molding operations essential to its growth strategy. This standalone business is also more capital intensive compared to some of its other plastic packaging businesses and SON held a small position in the overall market. Ultimately, the company decided it wants to focus its capital in higher growth platforms. We do not expect the divestment to reduce resin buying scale for Sonoco’s remaining assets given different resin buying. Note that with the divestiture of blow molding and the Canton closures plant (divested in Feb. 2015), this makes the ~$100M reels business the last standalone business in the portfolio, but we do not expect this to be divested in the near-term unless cash is needed for much larger M&A.

    Shares of Sonoco have gained 1.3% to $52.49 at 2:12 p.m. today.

     

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: LightPath Technologies, Inc.(LPTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap optical solutions manufacturing stockLightPath Technologies (NASDAQ: LPTH) in our short term portfolio:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) shares dropped 24 percent to $2.86 following fiscal 2018 first quarter results. Net income for the quarter was around $218,000, versus $140,000 in the year-ago quarter.

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Schwab Intelligent Portfolios was the top performing robo-advisor for the third quarter, according to BackEndBenchmarking’s latest Robo Report, which tracks the performance of a 60/40 stock/bond portfolio for investors in a high tax bracket.

Its model portfolio for taxable accounts outperformed comparable portfolios of 19 other robos, gaining 3.97% in the third quarter, according to The Robo Report, which actually invests in the model portfolios it analyzes.

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Betterment placed second for the third quarter followed by SigFig and SoFi, which tied for third place, but it led the competition for one-year performance ended Sept. 30, up 11.97%. Schwab was just behind, with an 11.93% return for its model portfolio.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: International Tower Hill Mines Ltd(THM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
    DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
    Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%

    As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Container Store (The)(TCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Container Store Group Inc (NYSE: TCS) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $230.53 million.

    J & J Snack Foods Corp (NASDAQ: JJSF) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.78 per share on revenue of $231.58 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Container Store Group Inc (NYSE: TCS) shares shot up 27 percent to $5.29 after the company posted upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued a strong forecast for FY 2017.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc.(CPIX)

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Graham Corporation(GHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Graham Corporation (NYSE: GHM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $23.54 million.

    Heico Corp (NYSE: HEI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Siebert Financial Corp.(SIEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Siebert Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: SIEB) shares shot up 61 percent to $8.30 following news it will offer deeply discounted online trading of U.S. equities next year.

  • [By Cameron Saucier]

    Siebert (Nasdaq: SIEB) is a holding company that has a retail discount brokerage business through its subsidiary, Muriel Siebert & Co. SIEB rose 60% last month after it announced a purchasing agreement with Kennedy Cabot Acquisition. Under the agreement, Kennedy Cabot will purchase shares of SIEB. SIEB is currently trading at $3.37 per share and is up 157% YOY.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap discount brokerageSiebert Financial Corp (NASDAQ: SIEB):

    Siebert Financial has been on our watchlist for a while, overbought and toying with the idea of a pullback. We’re finally starting to see evidence that the weight of the gain is taking a toll. We’ve seen a string of lower highs following the last bullish gasp from the 9th. We’re going to assume that was the pivot point. (It has been so far, anyway.)

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    William may be right about a sell-off in stocks… in the cryptocurrency space. Over the last week, companies that have billed themselves as blockchain-focused saw their stocks surge. One firm – Long Island Iced Tea changed its name to Long Island Blockchain and watched its stock surge more than triple digits. But today, firms with this exposure are cratering. MGT Capital Investments Inc. (OTCMKTS: MGTI), Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (Nasdaq: LTEA), Riot Blockchain Inc. (Nasdaq: RIOT), and Siebert Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: SIEB) all fell by more than 12% Friday.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Steelcase Inc.(SCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) shares dropped 14 percent to $14.10 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and issued a weak outlook for the second quarter.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Jim Hackett spent two decades as CEO of Michigan-based office furniture company Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS). When he took over, the American workplace was shifting away from cubicles, and the company looked on the verge of extinction, with $70 million in annual losses.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) shares shot up 5 percent to $15 as the company reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter.

    Shares of Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) got a boost, shooting up 10 percent to $9.71. Nabriva Therapeutics announced a $80 million common stock offering.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cincinnati Financial Corporation(CINF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Cincinnati Financial (CINF) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after the insurer warned of larger catastrophe losses and lower reserve releases.

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    Cincinnati Financialdropped 6.7% to $69.91 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.2% to 2,270.44.

    Sandler O’Neil’s Paul Newsome and team explain why Cincinnati Financial got hammered today:

    On January 12, 2017, before the market opened, CINF pre-announced 4Q16 catastrophe loss estimates and underwriting results. The company expects 4Q16 earnings to include pre-tax catastrophe losses of approximately $75 million to $85 million, representing an impact on the combined ratio of approximately 6.5 to 7.5 percentage points, based on estimated property casualty earned premiums…

    While the press release headline led with higher catastrophe losses, the real issue was less favorable reserve development related to the companys commercial casualty line.Cincinnati Financial has been growing faster than its peers for some time. The company has been growing primarily due to geographic expansion which is better than growth through price cutting. Nevertheless, growth during a soft market is difficult and the fourth quarter profit warning will likely lead to renewed concerns thatCincinnati Financial cannot maintain its excellent profitability in its commercial insurance business.

    Cincinnati Financial’s market capitalization fell to $11.5 billion today from $12.3 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $634 million on sales of $5.2 billion in 2015.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Merit Medical Systems Inc.(MMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cerulean Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: CERU) shares dipped 27 percent to $0.817. Cerulean Pharma shares have dropped 60.28 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 15.31 percent in the same period.
    Tandem Diabetes Care Inc (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares tumbled 24.2 percent to $1.17. Tandem Diabetes Care priced 18 million share offering at $1.25 per share.
    Alphatec Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ATEC) shares fell 21.1 percent to $2.10 as the company reported a $18.9 million private placement.
    Heat Biologics Inc (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares dropped 15.5 percent to $0.870. Heat Biologics priced its 5 million share offering at $0.80 per share.
    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) shares fell 15 percent to $1.76.
    QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) shares declined 12.2 percent to $1.58. QuickLogic priced its 10 million share offering at $1.50 per share.
    Orion Engineered Carbons SA (NYSE: OEC) shares dropped 9.5 percent to $19.10. Orion Engineered Carbons reported a 5 million common stock secondary offering.
    Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ: IDXG) shares fell 8.7 percent to $2.61 after the company reported debt restructuring and agreed to eliminate its royalty and mileston

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Platinum Group Metals Ltd.(PLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Patalon III]

    Our sub-$2 “Gold Market Anomaly” play – Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (NYSE: PLG) – took a hit of more than 12% Wednesday after the miner raised $20 million through a stock offering.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Natus Medical Incorporated(BABY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested going long on small cap healthcare products and services stock Natus Medical (NASDAQ: BABY):