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Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019

The municipal-bond market is dominated by individual investors, and it turns out they’re not nearly as good as the pros.

Over the past decade, individuals earned an average of about 1.26 percentage point less annually on their investments in open-end state and local government bond funds than the funds themselves, according to a study released by Morningstar Inc., which took account of what investors make after shifting their money in and out of the market. That gap was the biggest among the eight asset classes the research company examined.

Even though state and local government debt is one of the world’s safest investments, buyers are still prone to so-called headline risk, or bad news stories that undermine the market’s perception as a haven and cause investors to sell when they should stay put.

That happened in 2010, when banking analyst Meredith Whitney triggered a selloff by predicting that recession-battered governments would default on "hundreds of billions of dollars" of bonds. That forecast proved widely off the mark, and in 2011 municipals returned 11 percent. They haven’t had a better year since.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) has done an excellent job enriching its shareholders over the past two decades. Investors, for example, who bought $1,000 of the company’s stock following its separation from Enron 20 years ago would have seen that grow into more than $25,000 over that time frame, which is much better than the $3,200 they’d have made by investing the same amount into the S&P 500.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Leading shale driller EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) built its business to prosper at $50 a barrel. At that price point, the company can generate enough cash to grow oil production by 16% to 20% this year. And at $60 oil, EOG Resources could produce $1.5 billion in free cash, with even more at current prices. EOG plans to use its incoming windfall to pay off debt and boost its dividend, both of which should grow shareholder value.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded down about 0.3%, at $81.14 in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 3.0%, at $4.18 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.60. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded down about 1.0% to $116.71. The 52-week range is $86.08 to $131.60.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.7%, at $22.77 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $27.92.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That prediction would have been unfathomable just a few months ago. While some oil bulls thought prices could surprise to the upside, the consensus outlook was that crude would be in the low to mid $50s this year thanks to surging U.S. oil production. Because of that, most producers based their budgets on oil averaging $50 a barrel, including EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO), and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC). In EOG Resources’ case, $50 oil would provide it with the cash flow to pay a dividend that was 10.4% higher than 2017’s level and drill 690 more wells, which would boost oil production about 18%. Meanwhile, Marathon Oil could produce enough cash at that price point to pay its dividend and fund the new wells needed to boost companywide output 12% compared to last year. Anadarko Petroleum, likewise, could fully fund its dividend and a growth-focused capital plan, which would see it boost oil output 14% this year.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last fall, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) outlined its three-year operating plan, anticipating that it could increase production at a 5% compound annual growth rate assuming oil averaged $50 a barrel. While the return to a growth trajectory was nice to see, its forecast paled in comparison to rivals like EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC), which both project double-digit oil production growth rates over the next few years.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    ConocoPhillips’ strategy has inspired similar plans by rivals. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), for example, has prioritized dividend increases. After a long pause during the oil market downturn, the company restarted its dividend growth engine this year. EOG Resources initially gave its investors a 10.4% raise but followed that up with another 19% increase a few months later, boosting its year-to-date total to 31%. That’s part of EOG Resources’ aim to boost its payout at a more-than-19% compound annual growth rate going forward.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: Credit Acceptance Corporation(CACC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The credit services provider reported $6.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $6.19 by ($0.08). The company had revenue of $295.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $296.16 million. Credit Acceptance had a net margin of 43.49% and a return on equity of 29.44%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $4.67 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Credit Acceptance will post 26.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 31st. The credit services provider reported $6.95 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $6.44 by $0.51. The business had revenue of $315.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $303.55 million. Credit Acceptance had a net margin of 46.43% and a return on equity of 28.97%. analysts anticipate that Credit Acceptance Corp. will post 27.68 earnings per share for the current year.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Shannon Jones and guest Matt Frankel walk through how Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN), Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC), and SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) have all crushed their peers and risen by more than 35% so far this year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ: CACC) and Nelnet (NYSE:NNI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Subprime auto lender Credit Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ:CACC) has been a big beneficiary of the strong U.S. economy and rising auto prices, but what about when the credit cycle turns?

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $335.00.

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Voya Investment Management LLC decreased its position in Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) by 11.2% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 75,169 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 9,469 shares during the quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Pentair were worth $3,163,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Pentair in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, January 29th. KeyCorp analyst J. Hammond forecasts that the industrial products company will post earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Pentair’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.77 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.58 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.66 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.83 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pentair (PNR)

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Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: Mitel Networks Corporation(MITL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) have popped today, up by 10% as of 12:40 p.m. EDT, after the company agreed to be acquired. Mitel will go private upon closing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitel Networks Corp (NASDAQ:MITL) (TSE:MNW) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $12.58.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Commscope (NASDAQ:COMM) and Mitel Networks (NASDAQ:MITL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

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

Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2019: Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited(HMY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE:HMY) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE: HMY) fell 1.2% Wednesday to match a 52-week low of $1.56 set Monday and equaled Tuesday. Shares closed at $1.58 yesterday. The 52-week high is $2.53. Volume of around 8.2 million was almost 90% higher than the daily average of about 4.5 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE: HMY) fell 1.9% Tuesday to match a 52-week low of $1.56 set Monday. Shares closed at $1.59 yesterday. The 52-week high is $2.53. Volume of around 4 million was nearly 15% lower than the daily average of about 4.5 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE: HMY) fell 2.5% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $1.56 after closing at $1.60 on Friday. The 52-week high is $2.53. Volume of around 7.5 million was nearly 75% higher than the daily average of about 4.4 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 19.7 percent to $35 in pre-market trading. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 13.5 percent to $16.88 in pre-market trading after climbing 104.82 percent on Tuesday.
    Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) shares rose 11.3 percent to $43.81 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its third quarter on Tuesday.
    The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) rose 9.6 percent to $125.98 in pre-market trading.
    Aduro BioTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADRO) rose 5.8 percent to $7.25 in pre-market trading after falling 1.44 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 5.2 percent to $22.42 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 5.2 percent to $32.05 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 5 percent to $17.11 in pre-market trading following strong Q1 results.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) shares rose 4.4 percent to $2.02 in pre-market trading.
    22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE: XXII) rose 4.9 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after dropping 8.07 percent on Tuesday.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.1 percent to $102.40 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) rose 3.3 percent to $61 in pre-market trading following upbeat quarterly earnings.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Michael A. Robinson

On the surface, eBay Inc.(Nasdaq: EBAY) seems to be flying again, with 25% stock gains so far this year and 171 million registered users behind it.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CVD Equipment Corporation(CVV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about CVD Equipment (NASDAQ:CVV) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. CVD Equipment earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.2607770405573 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Analog Devices, Inc.(ADI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This stock could very well benefit from an increase in information technology spending. Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) is a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing integrated circuits for use in industrial, automotive, consumer and communication markets worldwide. It offers signal processing products that convert, condition and process real-world phenomena, such as temperature, pressure, sound, light, speed and motion, into electrical signals.

  • [By ]

    An Attractive Tech Stock At A Killer Price
    This week, I’m recommending an income opportunity in Analog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI). It’s a stock that fared better than most in the recent selloff, a bullish indicator for the short term.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    On Tuesday, the Trump administration said it would press ahead with 25% tariffs on roughly $50 billion in Chinese goods. As U.S. Trade Secretary Wilbur Ross prepares to head to Beijing to discuss trade this week, the Trump administration is demanding that China address ongoing theft of U.S. intellectual property.
    Ahead of Friday’s jobs report, Automatic Data Processing (NYSE: ADP) reported that private jobs increased by 178,000 during May. That figure was actually 12,000 behind what the markets were anticipating. Job growth appears to be slowing down as the firm also revised its jobs figure for April downward, from 204,000 new positions to 163,000.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: KORS, HP, KMI
    Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.(NYSE: KORS) stock was off 3.2% in pre-market hours after the company reported earnings before the bell. The luxury retailer reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.63, a figure that topped Wall Street expectations of $0.60. The firm also beat revenue expectations and reported an increase in same-store sales. However, the firm’s earnings forecast for the year ahead came in lower than expectations, a factor that pushed its stock lower on Wednesday morning.
    Shares of HP Inc. (NYSE: HP) were up slightly after the company raised its full-year outlook and topped Wall Street earnings expectations on Tuesday. The company cited stronger demand in desktops and notebooks for its financial performance. The firm matched EPS expectations of $0.48. However, revenue came in at $14.0 billion, a figure that easily beat forecasts of $13.59.
    The Canadian government announced plans to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (NYSE: KML) for $3.5 billion. The Canadian government said that the deal was the only way to ensure that the long-awaited project could proceed. The pipeline runs from the Alberta oil sands to a port all the way in British Columbia along the Pacific Ocean. The pipeline is designed to give Canadian crude grea

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Analog Devices is benefiting from strong industrial, automotive and communications end-markets. While Analog Devices’ investments are aimed at strengthening the product line and countering increasing competition, the policy of returning cash through dividends and share buybacks ensures investor loyalty. The company is currently riding on strength across all the markets and positive contributions from Linear Technology acquisition. Analog Devices' leading market position, focus on communications, automotive and industrial markets, margin expansion initiatives and strong balance sheet are positives.  Notably, the stock has outperformed the industry it belongs to over a year. However, we remain concerned about competitive pressure across several markets.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Monday.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    nVent Electric (NYSE: NVT) and Pentair (NYSE:PNR) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Given the need for food and energy in order to support booming population growth in emerging markets, there’ll be a need for significant investment in sustainable water solutions. It’s a compelling long-term investment case, and I think Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) and Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) are stocks well-placed to play the investment theme. One of the interesting things about water is that there’s no lack of it or difficulty in finding it; the problem is ensuring its quality (for both potable water and wastewater) and transporting it to the right places. This means there’s likely to be good long-term demand for companies serving the market.

  • [By ]

    The hot list:

    Align Technology (ALGN) (+22% revenue growth estimate) Amazon (AMZN) (+22%) Autodesk (ADSK) (+27%) Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) (+34%) Concho Resources (CXO) (+30%) Facebook (FB) (+27%) Netflix (NFLX) (+25%) Pentair (PNR) (+22%) Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) (+22)

    “Firms with high revenue growth should outperform the S&P 500 during the next 12 months as the index climbs by 6% to our target of 2875,” says Kostin. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) by 49.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,328 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 2,411 shares during the period. Suntrust Banks Inc.’s holdings in Pentair were worth $498,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) SVP Ademir Sarcevic sold 1,042 shares of Pentair stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.67, for a total value of $43,420.14. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alphabet Inc.(GOOGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and Softbank made large investments in a Chinese transportation startup. According to Reuters:

    Japans Softbank Group and Alphabet Incs venture capital fund CapitalG are among investors pouring $1.9 billion into a truck hailing service platform Manbang, the Chinese company said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    It’s been quite a month for investor transparency. Not only did Amazon.com finally confirm last week that it now has over 100 million Prime members, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) shareholders are now getting a glimpse of subsidiary Nest’s financial results for the first time, after the holding company reported first-quarter results yesterday evening.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    In the application, Apple downplays the effectiveness of map-based navigation a la Alphabet Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google Maps and its own mapping program saying that the development of such maps requires too much cost and time.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Finally, wars among the world’s tech company leaders may be the largest challenge for most of them. This puts the future of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) in jeopardy. Each is tearing into the businesses of others. Amazon, Alphabet and Apple each want to be dominant in the streaming media business. All see part of their future in cloud computing. Each has a pile of cash it can use for M&A, sometimes competing for the same targets. The list is long.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.(TTWO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Take-Two Interactive (TTWO)

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is a top video game producer that has cashed in with some super-hot titles. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) is a publisher and distributor of interactive software for gaming platforms from Sony and Microsoft and for the PC. The company is headquartered in New York, with development studios located around the world. Key franchises include Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead, Civilization, Borderlands, and Bioshock, as well as several licensed sports products such as NBA and WWE.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    The week ahead includes earnings announcements from two major retailers, Home Depot (NYSE:HD) and Walmart (NYSE:WMT), and an updated look at video game publisher Take-Two Interactive’s (NASDAQ:TTWO)latest growth trends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $449.88 million.

    Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $1.20 billion.

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]

    It’s not an easy task finding these kinds of stocks. For every Tesla, there are numerous stocks that have no shot at that kind of return. So we put the question to three of our Motley Fool investors: What stock do you see having a future that could meet or beat Tesla’s performance? Here’s why they picked SolarEdge Technologies (NASDAQ:SEDG), A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday following a stronger than expected earnings report. Approximately 2,338,700 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 593% from the previous session’s volume of 337,438 shares.The stock last traded at $16.99 and had previously closed at $15.05.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII) – Investment analysts at Dougherty & Co issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Quality Systems in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, May 29th. Dougherty & Co analyst G. Mannheimer forecasts that the company will earn $0.15 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) shares surged 20.6 percent to $6.39. WBB Securities upgraded Melinta Therapeutics from Hold to Speculative Buy.
    Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) shares climbed 17.2 percent to $30.87 after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Acorn International, Inc. (NYSE: ATV) shares rose 15.2 percent to $28.804 after the company declared a special one-time cash dividend of $14.97 per ADS.
    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) gained 15 percent to $53.35 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) surged 14.2 percent to $2.625.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) rose 13 percent to $5.12 after gaining 4.86 percent on Thursday.
    Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) gained 12.8 percent to $16.97 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.
    Loma Negra Compañía Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: LOMA) shares rose 12 percent to $12.94.
    ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARQL) shares rose 12 percent to $5.07.
    Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX) climbed 11.4 percent to $43.50.
    Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB) gained 11.3 percent to $24.7000.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 9.7 percent to $19.64.
    Park City Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYG) climbed 9 percent to $7.90.
    Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) gained 7.9 percent to $38.82 after Citron reversed previously bearish position on the stock.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares jumped 7.3 percent to $3.55.
    Deckers Outdoor Corp (NYSE: DECK) rose 3.5 percent to $107.27 after reporting better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter.

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Citrix Systems Inc.(CTXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CIBC Asset Management Inc lowered its stake in shares of Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) by 5.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 19,564 shares of the cloud computing company’s stock after selling 1,023 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc’s holdings in Citrix Systems were worth $1,816,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) had a very clear crossover to the upside on April 11, and since that day's close the stock is up 15 percent. This one is interesting also because the two moving averages have also recently diverged even further, indicating that the uptrend has only gotten stronger since the company posted an excellent Q1 earnings and Q2 guidance report that came in well above Wall Street's expectations. 

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Stock in digital workspace systems providerCitrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) rose 10.8% inApril, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Guggenheim Capital LLC grew its holdings in shares of Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) by 0.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 689,650 shares of the cloud computing company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,562 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC owned about 0.51% of Citrix Systems worth $64,001,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AXT Inc(AXTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) and AXT (NASDAQ:AXTI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares climbed 154.95 percent to close at $5.15 on Thursday. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) jumped 33.45 percent to close at $3.87.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) gained 29.72 percent to close at $62.85 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.93 percent to close at $23.80.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) jumped 21.52 percent to close at $36.37 following Q1 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) gained 20.28 percent to close at $2.61.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares rose 19.57 percent to close at $21.45 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) gained 18.8 percent to close at $7.90.
    Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) rose 16.33 percent to close at $6.41.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 15.68 percent to close at $23.09 on Thursday.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) climbed 15.11 percent to close at $6.02 on Thursday after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday. Baird initiated coverage on Marinus Pharmaceuticals with an Outperform rating.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares rose 14.48 percent to close at $3.32 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) gained 11.53 percent to close at $3.29 after announcing preliminary Q1 results.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 11.33 pe
  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Several analysts have recently issued reports on AXTI shares. BidaskClub upgraded AXT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Dougherty & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AXT in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. B. Riley decreased their price target on AXT from $8.75 to $8.25 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded AXT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 1st. Finally, BWS Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of AXT in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.44.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares surged 115.8 percent to $4.3591. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) jumped 38.2 percent to $3.0251 after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) surged 26.7 percent to $61.40 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) rose 18.9 percent to $2.58.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares gained 17.8 percent to $22.8009.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares gained 17.5 percent to $21.07 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.9 percent to $3.3613.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares gained 15.5 percent to $3.35 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) rose 15 percent to $7.65.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) gained 14.5 percent to $34.27 following Q1 results.
    Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV) rose 14.3 percent to $11.4303.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares climbed 13.9 percent to $14.16 after announcing Q1 results.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) gained 13.2 percent to $2.91 after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) gained 13.1

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SPX FLOW, Inc.(FLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd increased its position in shares of SPX Flow Inc (NYSE:FLOW) by 38.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 9,824 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 2,738 shares during the quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in SPX Flow were worth $483,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FLOW stock traded up $0.73 on Wednesday, hitting $49.98. The company had a trading volume of 169,639 shares, compared to its average volume of 297,149. Flow International has a 12-month low of $31.10 and a 12-month high of $54.92.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Flowgroup PLC (LON:FLOW) were up 5% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as GBX 0.01 ($0.00) and last traded at GBX 0.01 ($0.00). Approximately 27,087,413 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 20% from the average daily volume of 34,010,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 0.01 ($0.00).

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Top 10 Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: ASML Holding N.V.(ASML)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    ASML Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: ASML) was down 2.6% to $197.02 on Friday morning. The stock has a 52-week trading range of $126.03 to $216.00 and a consensus analyst target price of $196.81.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ASML (NASDAQ:ASML)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reiterated by research analysts at DZ Bank in a note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ASML (NASDAQ: ASML) and ACM Research (NASDAQ:ACMR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Front Row Advisors LLC increased its holdings in ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 15.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,247 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 703 shares during the period. Front Row Advisors LLC’s holdings in ASML were worth $1,042,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. decreased its position in shares of ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) by 28.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 9,760 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 3,855 shares during the quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co.’s holdings in ASML were worth $1,938,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of ASML (NASDAQ:ASML) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning.

    A number of other research firms have also commented on ASML. BidaskClub upgraded shares of ASML from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Santander lowered shares of ASML from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, March 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of ASML from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 20th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of ASML from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Cowen began coverage on shares of ASML in a research report on Monday, May 14th. They issued a market perform rating for the company. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. ASML presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $199.86.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

Australia, one of the world’s biggest users of rooftop solar panels, likely added the most new capacity on record last year as electricity users sought to ease escalating power bills.

A preliminary estimate by Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator of 1.05 gigawatts installed last year would be a record for the country, the government body said in an emailed statement Friday. While subsidies and generous feed-in tariffs helped boost growth earlier this decade, last year’s gains were driven by users seeking to sidestep a surge in the cost of electricity and a push by vendors into the commercial sector, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Getting Cheaper

Average cost for residential solar power system in Australia is fallling

Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), Solar Choice

Note: Costs are for a 4kW system after Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) subsidy

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.(TSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Aperio Group LLC lifted its position in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (NYSE:TSM) by 4.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,293,235 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 88,773 shares during the quarter. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. comprises about 0.5% of Aperio Group LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 27th biggest position. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. were worth $100,352,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    On the other hand, Intel’s competitors in the data center processor market could begin rolling out products manufactured using 7nm technologies, from the likes of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE:TSM), sometime in the second half of 2019.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street suffered modest declines on Thursday, as major benchmarks gave back some ground after making impressive gains in recent days. Concerns about a renewed rise in interest rates spooked some investors, especially given that a flattening yield curve is putting pressure on big corporate borrowers and the federal government to pay closer attention to the huge amounts of debt that they’ve incurred in recent years. In addition, some individual companies faced negative business-specific news that sent their shares lower. Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:TSM), and Clorox (NYSE:CLX) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: FibroGen, Inc(FGEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    FibroGen (NASDAQ:FGEN) Director Jorma Routti sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.10, for a total transaction of $282,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 133,840 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,303,864. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    WTI crude oil prices added 1.2% to hit $69.31 per barrel, while Brent crude added 1.4% to hit $74.50. The uptick came after Saudi Arabia hinted that it would like to see oil prices hit the top end of the $80 to $100 range. The key oil supplier has been working with other OPEC producers and Russia to support crude prices to reduce excessive global production. The nations’ agreement is expected to extend well into 2019 and potentially beyond that time frame.
    This morning, as it topped earnings expectations, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will purchase the consumer health business of German pharma giant Merck KGaA (OTCMKTS: MKGAF) for nearly $4.2 billion. The deal will expand on P&G’s vitamins and health supplement business. This is the first deal made by P&G since activist investor Nelson Peltz won a board seat last year.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: PM, AXP, AMZN, COST
    Shares of Phillip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) dropped 3.6% in pre-market hours after the company fell short of revenue expectations. Despite reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00, a figure that topped estimates by $0.12, the firm fell short of the $7.02 billion in revenue forecasted by analysts.
    American Express Co.(NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
    Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus after two stunning revelations emerged from the company on Wednesday. CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company has more subscribers to its Prime service than Costco Corp.(Nasdaq: COST), while the average Amazon employee earned under $30,000 in 2017.
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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stifel Financial Corp lessened its stake in Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) by 1.6% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 193,151 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,093 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Pentair were worth $13,190,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Given the need for food and energy in order to support booming population growth in emerging markets, there’ll be a need for significant investment in sustainable water solutions. It’s a compelling long-term investment case, and I think Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) and Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) are stocks well-placed to play the investment theme. One of the interesting things about water is that there’s no lack of it or difficulty in finding it; the problem is ensuring its quality (for both potable water and wastewater) and transporting it to the right places. This means there’s likely to be good long-term demand for companies serving the market.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Virtus Investment Partners Inc.(VRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. grew its holdings in Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 9,490 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,082 shares during the period. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. owned about 0.13% of Virtus Investment Partners worth $1,175,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Virtus Investment Partners (NASDAQ:VRTS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently commented on VRTS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $147.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Sandler O’Neill restated a hold rating and set a $142.00 price objective on shares of Virtus Investment Partners in a report on Thursday, March 15th. TheStreet downgraded Virtus Investment Partners from a b rating to a c+ rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $136.00 to $135.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price target on Virtus Investment Partners from $140.00 to $130.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 23rd. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Virtus Investment Partners presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $138.13.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its stake in Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) by 14.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 104,379 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 12,843 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Sealed Air were worth $4,466,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Seeing Machines Limited (LON:SEE) rose 17.3% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 9.70 ($0.13) and last traded at GBX 9.15 ($0.12). Approximately 28,492,209 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 461% from the average daily volume of 5,080,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 7.80 ($0.10).

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Garrison Capital Inc.(GARS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ:GARS) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Garrison Capital (NASDAQ:GARS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by stock analysts at National Securities in a research report issued on Monday. They currently have a $10.00 target price on the investment management company’s stock. National Securities’ price objective would indicate a potential upside of 18.91% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ: TUSK) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(AQXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AQXP) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.25.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Valero Energy Partners LP(VLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) has treated income investors well over the course of its brief history as a public company. Since its IPO in late 2013, the master limited partnership (MLP) has increased its payout every single quarter, boosting it by an impressive 148% overall. However, there’s plenty more growth where that came from given the company’s strong financial profile and the opportunities it has in the pipeline.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Natural Health Trends Corp.(NHTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
    Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
    Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
    Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
    Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
    Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019

At the end of 2017, I sounded a bullish tone on fast-food operator Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). The parent company of fast-food staples KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell appeared to be on a winning track with its re-franchising efforts and global growth strategy.

YUM stock also appeared undervalued given forthcoming tax reform and consistently positive comparable sales growth.

But that was all before Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) stole Taco Bell’s Chief Executive Officer Brian Niccol.

Believe it or not, that is a game changer. Niccol is largely credited with turning around the Taco Bell business and making it a trendy dining option popular among millennials, and with good reason. He had been at Taco Bell since 2011, and with him at the company, Taco Bell went from a business with negative comps to a business with consistently positive comps.

That is why YUM stock has failed to rally despite a broader market rebound. The S&P 500 is 5% off its recent highs. YUM stock is nearly 10% off recent highs.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: South Jersey Industries Inc.(SJI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell 0.73 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE: KEP), down 2 percent, and South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE: SJI) down 2 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares fell by 1.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE: SJI), down 4 percent, and MDU Resources Group Inc (NYSE: MDU), down 4 percent.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Caleres, Inc.(CAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Caleres Inc (NYSE: CAL) got a boost, shooting up 12 percent to $31.99 after the company posted upbeat Q3 earnings.

    QAD Inc. (NASDAQ: QADA) shares were also up, gaining 14 percent to $29.44 after the company posted strong Q3 results.

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    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
    Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
    The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
    Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
    Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Gladstone Land Corporation(LAND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Gladstone Land Corp (LAND) –

    A U.S. based farmland investment company that currently offers a plus 9% annual distribution. It owns and leases farmland in Florida, California, Michigan and Oregon with appraised land value of $79 million. The distribution is paid monthly which should attract income investors.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Agrium Inc.(AGU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Gains are being seen elsewhere as well, except in shares of The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS). AgriumInc. (NYSE: AGU) was up almost 3% at $91.95 in late Monday trading, although this one held up much better in the destructive news phase when the alarming news roiled these stocks. The big winner is Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), with a gain of 7% to $16.20 in late-Monday trading.

  • [By Chad Fraser]

    The agriculture ETF is heavily weighted toward the U.S., with 45.8% of its assets there, but it is geographically diverse, with exposure to countries such as Canada (9.9%), Switzerland (8.5%), Japan (6.7%) and Singapore (5.1%).

    Potash Cartel Breakup Has Weighed on This Agriculture ETF

    The ETF’s unit price declined in the first half of 2013, partly because of the breakup of the Belarusian Potash Company (BPC), through which Russia’s Uralkali, the world’s No. 1 potash producer, and Belaruskali of Belarus distribute their potash. The market is dominated by BPC and Canpotex, owned by Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT), Mosaic and Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU).

    Together, the two cartels control 70% of global potash exports, so the breakup of BPC will result in a more fractured market, which seems likely to push potash prices lower. Shares of major potash producers fell sharply on the news, as did Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF due to its potash stock holdings, which include Agrium, Potash Corp. and Mosaic.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Agri-Input Companies — Seeds/ Fertilizers/Pesticides Manufacturers

    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON): +68.82 percent since 2011. Syngenta AG (ADR) (NYSE: SYT): +56.26 percent since 2011. Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS): -63.1 percent since 2011. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE: POT): -67.8 percent since 2011. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF): +5.04 percent since 2011. Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AGU): +1.10 percent since 2011.

    Agri-Finance Companies

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 9.76 percent to $1.35 in pre-market trading. ReneSola reported Q1 earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $260.7 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

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

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

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Pentair PLC(NYSE: PNR) had a major holder and director of the company buying more shares last week. Trian Fund purchased 863,000 shares of this diversified industrial manufacturing company at prices that ranged from $65.13 to $65.41 apiece. The total for the trade was posted at a huge $56 million. The stock closed Friday at $67.11, so the purchase appears to be well timed. The52-week trading range is $53.80 to $69.03, and the Wall Street consensus price objective is $67.50.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    RBC’s Deane Dray and team worry that valuations of industrial stocks like General Electric (GE), Danaher (DHR), Honeywell International (HON), Ingersoll-Rand (IR) and Pentair (PNR) have gotten ahead of themselves and recommend a “barbell strategy” when playing the sector. They explain:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    While the direct revenue exposure to the UK is relatively small across our coverage (aside fromTyco and Idex), the potential impact from Brexit is much more widespread across the continent and the world. The impact should be most negative for our companies with larger industrial exposure to Europe, just as we have begun to hear incrementally positive commentary regarding Europe.Idex andTyco have some of the highest direct exposures to UK and Europe but Tyco’s business should be relatively more stable and in any case theJohnson Controls (JCI) synergies loom large. Eaton (ETN) and Emerson Electric, though with slightly smaller exposure, are more involved with industrial spending.Danaher andHoneywell have high revenue exposure, but we believe that their more benign end market exposure should mitigate some of the negative consequences they face. We rate Allegion (ALLE), Danaher, Dover (DOV), Fortive (FTV), Honeywell, Ingersoll-Rand (IR), Pentair (PNR) andTyco Outperform; Emerson Electric, Eaton, General Electric (GE),Idex and 3M (MMM) Market-Perform; Rockwell Automation (ROK) Underperform.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Douglas Dynamics Inc.(PLOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related PLOW 18 Biggest Mid-Day Losers For Tuesday 18 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Tuesday Douglas Dynamics Inc (PLOW) Chairman, President and CEO James L Janik Bought $59,5 of … (GuruFocus)
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    It’s critical to know whether a stock you plan on buying has an ex-dividend status, because in case it does, the dividend would be paid out to the seller. The person who owns the stock on the ex-dividend date will be awarded the payment, which means that you’ll have to wait for the next dividend cycle to receive your first dividend payout from the company.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Level 3 Communications, Inc.(LVLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    A rumored merger with CenturyLink (CTL) sent Level 3 Communications (LVLT) soaring to the top of the S&P 500 today.

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    Shares of Level 3 Communications climbed 11% to $51.87 today, even as the S&P 500 declined 0.3% to 2,133.04. CenturyLink didn’t perform too badly, either: It gained 9.7% to $31.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    After opening up 0.6% this morning, Level Three Communications (LVLT) jumped as much as 5.9% on reports that it was considering ways to increase shareholder value (nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean?). Citigroup’s Michael Rollins and Neth Wiedemann offer their take:

    Online news source Benzinga recently tweeted that an industry source has told them Level 3 is “reviewing strategic alternatives to maximize holder value, including outright sale or large buyback”. Level 3 shares are up ~4% today after a ~3% move yesterday and shares are up ~10% over the past week. The company has not responded to the news, nor can we substantiate the speculation.

    Level 3 remains our top-pick within our coverage group given its growth, financial flexibility, valuation, and strategic optionality.Level 3 currently trades around ~10x our 2016 OIBDA estimate and ~11x our 2016 discretionary FCF estimate, which we believe is too cheap given its growth profile and deep strategic asset-mix of metro and long-haul fiber.

    We believe that Level 3′s extensive enterprise presence could be attractive for a cable player looking to move up-market and accelerate its investment from thesmall- to medium-sized businesses segment into the enterprise market. We also believe that Zayo Group Holdings (ZAYO) may be an attractive acquisition target for a cable company looking to accelerate an enterprise strategy. We also would not dismiss the possibility that Level 3 and Zayo could consider a merger scenario to become a larger competitor for the enterprise market against the incumbents AT&T (T) and Verizon Communications (VZ).

    Shares of Level 3 have gained 3.7% to $56.39 at 1:20 p.m. today, while Zayo Group Holdings has risen 1% to $28.78, AT&T has advanced 0.5% to $42.61, and Verizon Communications is up 0.7% to $55.87.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    On Thursday afternoon, Wall Street Journal reported that CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) was in advanced talks to merge with Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT). Back on July 13, Benzinga Pro reported Level 3 was reviewing strategic alternatives.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc(WFBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Diana Shipping inc.(DSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market had a negative tone on Wednesday, although major benchmarks moved in different directions. The Dow Jones Industrials took the biggest hit, falling triple digits as one of its most influential components suffered an earnings-related drop. Relative strength in the Nasdaq Composite showed cross-currents in the overall market, but several individual stocks had substantial declines for the day, andRite Aid (NYSE:RAD), Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX), and Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) were among the worst performers. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap dry bulk shippingDiana Shipping Inc (NYSE: DSX) as a short/bearish position:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) was down, falling around 11 percent to $4.56. Diana Shipping reported an offering of $70 million in common shares.

    Commodities

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) shares were also up, gaining 12 percent to $5.91. JP Morgan upgraded Diana Shipping from Neutral to Overweight.

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Top Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018

Although they got off to a slow start despite Monday morning’s news that January’s durable goods orders were up 1.8%, it didn’t take long for the bulls to find their footing. The S&P 500 gained another 0.10% today, ending the session at 2,369.73. It and the Dow Jones Industrial Average both hit record highs, and both finished the session at record high closes.

It wasn’t a banner day for all stocks though. Just ask owners of AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:AFSI), ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW) and Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA).

Here’s what went wrong for each one.

Tesla Inc (TSLA)

For the second time in three days, electric vehicle maker and (now) solar power player Tesla has earned a spot on the daily ‘Worst 3’ list; today’s setback was ultimately rooted in the same reason TSLA stock tumbled so much on Thursday of last week.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: CNH Industrial N.V.(CNHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    I wrote bullishly about Deere (DE) back in December, and since then the stock has done…not much, gaining 4.8% to the S&P 500′s 4.1% rise. So I’ve tried to stay on top of the stock, both the bullish calls and the bearish ones–and today, I have another bear to add to the list. That would be JPMorgan’s Ann Duignan, who reiterated her Underweight rating on Deere today, as well as CNH Industrial (CNHI) and Agco (AGCO). She explains why:

Top Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Sonic Automotive Inc.(SAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).

Top Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Roper Technologies, Inc.(ROP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) and Danaher (NYSE:DHR) are both large-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are in focus after the company reported earnings before the bell. GE stock popped 5.6% after the firm topped earnings per share (EPS) estimates by $0.05 and backed its 2018 outlook. The firm reported EPS of $0.16 on top of $28.66 billion in revenue. GE stock had been off nearly 18% from its last earnings report on January 24 due to ongoing financial and legal problems.
    Crude oil prices dipped Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at OPEC. Trump accused the cartel of keeping oil prices “artificially high” despite “record amounts of oil all over the place.” Brent crude and WTI crude oil both hit three-year highs this week after Saudi Arabia suggested that it was working to press oil prices back above $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, MO, WFC
    Shares of Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) fell this morning after the firm experienced its worst trading day since its spin-off from Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO). Shares of PM fell as much as 16% after the firm fell short of revenue expectations after the bell. MO stock fell roughly 6% on the day.
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are under pressure after The New York Times reported that the firm may be facing a $1 billion fine. The fines would cover a variety of “alleged” misdeeds that include the firm’s push on customers to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need and charging mortgage customers fees for services that they were not using. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will most likely announce the fine today. Money MorningCapital Wave StrategistShah Gilani weighed in on the topic this week, and he offers a scorching indictment.
    Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is on the move today after the semiconductor giant announced plans to lay off 1,500 employees. The cuts are expected to hit employees in California and cities around the globe. The cuts are part of the fi

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $895.87 million.

    Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $25.20 billion.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts are expecting Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP) to have earned $1.46 per share on revenue of $895.87 million in the latest quarter. Roper Technologies shares declined 0.05 percent to close at $178.63 on Friday.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2018: Pentair plc.(PNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    While the direct revenue exposure to the UK is relatively small across our coverage (aside fromTyco and Idex), the potential impact from Brexit is much more widespread across the continent and the world. The impact should be most negative for our companies with larger industrial exposure to Europe, just as we have begun to hear incrementally positive commentary regarding Europe.Idex andTyco have some of the highest direct exposures to UK and Europe but Tyco’s business should be relatively more stable and in any case theJohnson Controls (JCI) synergies loom large. Eaton (ETN) and Emerson Electric, though with slightly smaller exposure, are more involved with industrial spending.Danaher andHoneywell have high revenue exposure, but we believe that their more benign end market exposure should mitigate some of the negative consequences they face. We rate Allegion (ALLE), Danaher, Dover (DOV), Fortive (FTV), Honeywell, Ingersoll-Rand (IR), Pentair (PNR) andTyco Outperform; Emerson Electric, Eaton, General Electric (GE),Idex and 3M (MMM) Market-Perform; Rockwell Automation (ROK) Underperform.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    RBC’s Deane Dray and team worry that valuations of industrial stocks like General Electric (GE), Danaher (DHR), Honeywell International (HON), Ingersoll-Rand (IR) and Pentair (PNR) have gotten ahead of themselves and recommend a “barbell strategy” when playing the sector. They explain:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    WTI crude oil prices added 1.2% to hit $69.31 per barrel, while Brent crude added 1.4% to hit $74.50. The uptick came after Saudi Arabia hinted that it would like to see oil prices hit the top end of the $80 to $100 range. The key oil supplier has been working with other OPEC producers and Russia to support crude prices to reduce excessive global production. The nations’ agreement is expected to extend well into 2019 and potentially beyond that time frame.
    This morning, as it topped earnings expectations, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will purchase the consumer health business of German pharma giant Merck KGaA (OTCMKTS: MKGAF) for nearly $4.2 billion. The deal will expand on P&G’s vitamins and health supplement business. This is the first deal made by P&G since activist investor Nelson Peltz won a board seat last year.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: PM, AXP, AMZN, COST
    Shares of Phillip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) dropped 3.6% in pre-market hours after the company fell short of revenue expectations. Despite reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00, a figure that topped estimates by $0.12, the firm fell short of the $7.02 billion in revenue forecasted by analysts.
    American Express Co.(NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
    Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus after two stunning revelations emerged from the company on Wednesday. CEO Jeff Bezos announced that the company has more subscribers to its Prime service than Costco Corp.(Nasdaq: COST), while the average Amazon employee earned under $30,000 in 2017.
    Look for additional earnings reports from Skechers USA In

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Pentair PLC(NYSE: PNR) had a major holder and director of the company buying more shares last week. Trian Fund purchased 863,000 shares of this diversified industrial manufacturing company at prices that ranged from $65.13 to $65.41 apiece. The total for the trade was posted at a huge $56 million. The stock closed Friday at $67.11, so the purchase appears to be well timed. The52-week trading range is $53.80 to $69.03, and the Wall Street consensus price objective is $67.50.

  • [By William Patalon III]

    Water-equipment company – and Private Briefing favorite – Pentair PLC (NYSE: PNR) left investors with mixed feelings after reported its earnings on Tuesday.