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Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now

[Editor’s note: This story was previously published in December 2017. It has since been updated and republished.]

When the stock market marches higher, it pushes the prices of many companies higher along with it. But as investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, that can make it hard to discern which companies are the best dividend stocks for long-term investors. That’s especially true in the world of dividends.

In this income-centric world, income-starved investors face great temptation to reach for high-dividend stocks that offer juicy yields. Fortunately, Simply Safe Dividends identified the nine best dividend growth stocks that investors can rely on for secure, fast-growing income.

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

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

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.5362495493017 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL)’s share price shot up 4.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $4.35 and last traded at $3.93. 14,995 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 606,708 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.13.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Anavex Life Sciences Corp (NASDAQ:AVXL) by 48.8% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 76,200 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,000 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Anavex Life Sciences were worth $211,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Recon Technology, Ltd.(RCON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Recon Technology (NASDAQ:RCON) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Recon Technology earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.9374991541436 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: TheStreet, Inc.(TST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Here’s what PayPal CEO Dan Schulman told TheStreet (TST) on the latest Jolt  podcast about the Amazon threat. 

    TheStreet: Do your worry about Amazon? To be fair, it won’t be easy for them to replicate a business like PayPal overnight — if at all.  

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about TheStreet (NASDAQ:TST) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TheStreet earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 48.5783795459236 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By ]

    TheStreet (TST) caught up with PayPal (PYPL) CEO Dan Schulman on the latest Jolt podcast to chat about a range of topics. Of course a talk about the future of physical cash came up. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: WSB Holdings Inc.(WSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc.(CUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock (NASDAQ:CUBA) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Best Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.(GSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund bought 17,738 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,015,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Several research analysts have recently issued reports on GSBC shares. ValuEngine raised Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. BidaskClub raised Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 19th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.67.

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now

U.S. government bonds rallied on Friday, driving yields to their lowest levels in recent weeks as turmoil in Europe, sparked by questions about a knock-on effect from economic distress in Turkey, rattled investors and sent them fleeing to the perceived safety of sovereign paper.

The 10-year Treasury note yield
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 lost 3.6 basis points to 2.899%, a day after marking its largest one-session yield decline since July 3, based on values around 3 p.m. Eastern, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Smith(wh)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Global hotel franchisor Wyndham Hotels and Resorts (NYSE:WH) attempted a dramatic transformation last year when it completed both the acquisition of La Quinta Holdings and a spinoff from parent Wyndham Destinations on successive days (May 31 and June 1, respectively).

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tower Research Capital LLC TRC acquired a new position in shares of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:WH) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 2,453 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $145,000.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Celadon Group, Inc.(CGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Scopus Asset Management L.P. reduced its holdings in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 57.5% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 900,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,218,285 shares during the quarter. Scopus Asset Management L.P. owned approximately 3.18% of Celadon Group worth $3,330,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) by 26.7% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,347,089 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 283,476 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned about 4.76% of Celadon Group worth $4,983,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Denny's Corporation(DENN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Take a stock like Denny’s Corp. (NASDAQ: DENN). Denny’s was trading for just under $3 a share in 2010. Since then, it’s exploded by more than 700% to trade for $17.64 a share today.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Denny’s (NASDAQ:DENN) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Denny’s earned a media sentiment score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the restaurant operator an impact score of 43.0997571340278 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: GILD, AMZN, UAA, JPM, AAPL, NFLX
    Shares of Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) fell 2.4% after the biotech giant announced disappointing results from a trial for a drug for chronic liver disease. In deal news, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) will buy Wi-Fi/home router startup Eero for an undisclosed amount. The global e-commerce giant has been going on a smart-home acquisition streak. Last year, the firm bought video doorbell maker Ring for $1 billion. Eero is based in San Francisco and was founded in 2014. The firm makes mesh routers that aim to eliminate dead zones across a house or business location. Shares of Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) gained more than 2.2% after the company reported earnings before the bell. The sports apparel giant reported earnings per share of $0.09 (on an adjusted basis). That figure beat expectations of $0.04. The company’s sales were off about 6% in the fourth quarter but cited a big jump in foreign revenue. Last week, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) released a report that recommended one of the deals of the decade. The bank has called for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to buy streaming giant Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX). This deal is a no-brainer in today’s market. We break down what a deal would look like, how it benefits both sides, and how it would be like rocket fuel for Apple stock. Here’s what you need to know. Look for earnings reports from Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Aircastle Ltd. (NYSE: AYR), Akamai Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), Ares Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: ARCC), Denny’s Corp. (NASDAQ: DENN), Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN), HubSpot Inc. (NASDAQ: HUBS), Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE: TAP), Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY), Shopify Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOP), and TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP).

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: NV5 Global, Inc.(NVEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, John Bromels, and Daniel Miller]

    Case in point: We asked three Motley Fool investors for their best high-growth stock ideas, and they gave us some unexpectedly insightful ideas: A small-cap upstart in a multi-trillion dollar industry, NV5 Global Inc (NASDAQ:NVEE), nearly 90-year-old uniform supplier Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS), and video game and esports giant Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). Keep reading to learn why these high-growth stocks are set to continue soaring in the years to come. 

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NV5 Global (NASDAQ: NVEE) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Two companies set to prosper from a more vibrant, wealthier, and tech-driven global consumer class are NV5 Global (NASDAQ:NVEE) and Axos Financial (NYSE:AX). With strong leadership, solid financial footing, and incredible runways for years of growth, these companies could deliver truly life-changing wealth for investors over the next couple of decades. 

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Daniel Miller]

    But if you’re considering penny stocks, then you’re probably willing to invest in higher-risk stocks that could generate big returns for patient investors willing to ride out the ups and downs. Three Motley Fool contributors have identified NV5 Global Inc (NASDAQ:NVEE), Crispr Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ:CRSP), and Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) as risk-reward stocks well worth considering. 

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Orbital ATK, Inc.(OA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,344 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $178,000.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    So who will get the loot? Believe it or not, more than half the House’s increase in funding (a $459 million increase compared to fiscal 2018) is going to science programs — $6.7 billion in total. And while the bill is short of specifics, this is money investors can probably expect will be going to satellite makers such as Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:OA), and Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR), also to satellite launchers such as SpaceX, and Boeing and Lockheed’s United Launch Alliance.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $129.50.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    For the past three years, space company Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has been working with the U.S. Air Force to develop a new heavy launch rocket. As USAF envisions it, Orbital’s new rocket would work alongside existing Delta IV Heavies (operated by Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture United Launch Alliance) and soon, the Falcon Heavy rockets that SpaceX began launching in February, giving the Air Force the option of choosing among three competing launch systems for the best combination of price and reliability.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: NTT DOCOMO, Inc(DCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Hawaii bought a new position in NTT Docomo Inc (NYSE:DCM) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 8,664 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $222,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DATA Communications Management Corp (TSE:DCM) insider Michael Sifton purchased 12,500 shares of DATA Communications Management stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was bought at an average cost of C$1.52 per share, for a total transaction of C$19,000.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of NTT Docomo Inc (NYSE:DCM) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Morgan Stanley Asia-Pacific Fund, Inc.(APF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Peel Hunt upgraded shares of Anglo Pacific Group (LON:APF) to a buy rating in a report released on Tuesday morning. Peel Hunt currently has GBX 190 ($2.53) target price on the stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 181 ($2.41).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Credo Petroleum Corporation(CRED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Verify (CURRENCY:CRED) traded up 16.6% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on July 3rd. Verify has a total market capitalization of $1.20 million and $2,751.00 worth of Verify was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Verify token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0885 or 0.00001370 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), COSS, CoinFalcon and YoBit. In the last seven days, Verify has traded 27.1% higher against the US dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about iShares U.S. Credit Bond ETF (NASDAQ:CRED) has trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. iShares U.S. Credit Bond ETF earned a coverage optimism score of 0.36 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 44.0180461435892 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sawtooth Solutions LLC boosted its holdings in shares of iShares Core U.S. Credit Bond ETF (NASDAQ:CRED) by 24.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 230,300 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 44,773 shares during the quarter. iShares Core U.S. Credit Bond ETF makes up 2.2% of Sawtooth Solutions LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 10th largest position. Sawtooth Solutions LLC’s holdings in iShares Core U.S. Credit Bond ETF were worth $25,096,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Verify (CURRENCY:CRED) traded down 14.9% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 17:00 PM Eastern on October 1st. During the last week, Verify has traded up 12.9% against the U.S. dollar. One Verify token can now be bought for about $0.0690 or 0.00001051 BTC on popular exchanges including IDEX, Radar Relay, YoBit and COSS. Verify has a market cap of $931,609.00 and approximately $24.00 worth of Verify was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Recon Technology, Ltd.(RCON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Recon Technology (NASDAQ:RCON) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Recon Technology earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.9374991541436 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: HCP, Inc.(HCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HCP (NYSE:HCP) had its price objective reduced by Morgan Stanley from $28.00 to $23.50 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has an “equal weight” rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s price objective indicates a potential downside of 2.16% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The aging baby boomer generation is set to materially increase demand for senior housing. The question isn’t if but when because the demographic shifts this giant generation will engender are largely unavoidable. Investors looking at the senior housing sector have a number of options to pick from, with two of the biggest names in the space being HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) and Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:BKD). But what’s the better choice here: the property owner or the facility manager?

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors bought 5,422 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 2,422% compared to the average volume of 215 call options.

  • [By Nelson Hem]

    In "Raymond James Picks Welltower, Sabra Health In Underweighted Health Care REIT Sector," Shanthi Rexaline takes a look at why HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) didn't make the cut among these health care REIT picks.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

Source: ThinkstockApril 4, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 1.2% at 2,644.67. The DJIA closed up 1.0% at 24,263.54. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 1.5% at 7,042.11.

Wednesday ended up being a positive day for the broad U.S. markets. The major indices started the day out incredibly negative and over the course of the day worked their way up to a strong close. The S&P 500 saw a swing of roughly 75 points on the day, while the Dow had a swing of nearly 800 points. Again, the biggest gain in the session came towards the end of the session. The S&P 500 sectors were entirely positive. The most positive sectors were consumer discretionary, consumer staples, and health care up 2.0%, 1.8%, and 1.7%, respectively. The “worst” performing sector was energy which was up less than 0.1%.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $2.02 and last traded at $2.04, with a volume of 2875 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.08.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Approach Resources (NASDAQ:AREX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Approach Resources earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.8987147373518 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $2.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Enerplus Corporation(ERF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Overall, Crestwood expects to invest $275 million to $325 million into expansion projects this year, slightly above its initial forecast to spend between $250 million and $300 million on capital projects. One driver of the increased budget is that oil and gas producer Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) awarded the company a contract to expand its water system in the Bakken. Crestwood expects to invest $60 million over the next two years on this project, which will help support Enerplus’ volume growth in the region. Meanwhile, the company is in advanced discussions with customers to provide a range of midstream services in the Delaware Basin, which could include building a new natural gas processing plant in the region.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Enerplus earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 47.3097650375709 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ring Energy, Inc.(REI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News headlines about Ring Energy (NASDAQ:REI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ring Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 48.1013811529141 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Ring Energy Inc. (NYSEMKT:REI) tumbled more than 19% by 2:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday after an analyst downgraded the oil and gas producers’ stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ring Energy Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:REI) – Equities researchers at SunTrust Banks cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Ring Energy in a report issued on Thursday, October 4th. SunTrust Banks analyst N. Dingmann now expects that the company will earn $0.11 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.12. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Ring Energy’s FY2019 earnings at $1.01 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.60 EPS.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) shares were up 7.5% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $3.77 and last traded at $3.73. Approximately 6,029,254 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 60% from the average daily volume of 3,774,712 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.47.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are cheering a major development in efforts to fix the ongoing trade conflict between the United States and China. According to Reuters, Chinese telecom giant ZTE has signed an agreement to get back into business with its American partners. The agreement will lift a ban by the U.S. Commerce Department that prevented China’s No. 2 telecommunications equipment from buying from U.S. suppliers. This is a major development, and one that signals progress among trade officials from both nations. There are now more job openings in the United States than available workers. This is the first time that the Department of Labor has documented this phenomenon. There are 6.7 million openings compared to the 6.4 million workers available to fill those positions. As a result, U.S. companies have been forced to increase compensation in order to attract talent. All of the positive economic development could come to a screeching halt should the U.S. experience the largest labor strike in a decade. Reports indicate that the Teamsters and the United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are on a collision course that could result in a general strike. The union has announced that 260,000 UPS employees have authorized a strike should both sides fail to reach a labor deal by August 1. UPS is responsible for the transport of 6% of the nation’s gross domestic product.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, NOG, WFC
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) investors remain committed to giving Chairman Elon Musk more of their money. On Tuesday, shareholders struck down proposals that would have removed Musk from the chairman role and shaken up the board of directors. Both proposals failed. At the same shareholder event, Musk announced plans for Tesla to open a production facility in Shanghai and projected that his firm will likely produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June. In deal news, defense contractor Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOG) has won U.S. antitrust approval to purchase rocket moto

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NOG) are flying high, up 12% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Dril-Quip, Inc.(DRQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Gabelli Funds LLC grew its holdings in Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ) by 4.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 55,500 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC owned about 0.15% of Dril-Quip worth $2,486,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE:DRQ) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray issued their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Dril-Quip in a research note issued on Monday, May 14th. Piper Jaffray analyst I. Macpherson anticipates that the oil and gas company will post earnings per share of ($0.11) for the quarter. Piper Jaffray currently has a “Hold” rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Dril-Quip’s Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.08) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.09) EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.03) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.02 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.08 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.08 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.64 EPS.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Small cap ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) jumped 24.92% yesterday after earnings and appears to have finally undergone a reversal near the end of December as the Company seeks new markets beyond oil and gas plus achieve clarity on an ongoing lawsuit.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $35.00.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Janney Montgomery Scott started coverage on shares of Ion Geophysical (NYSE:IO) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $35.00 target price on the oil and gas company’s stock.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Recon Technology, Ltd.(RCON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Recon Technology (NASDAQ:RCON) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Recon Technology earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.9374991541436 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Core Laboratories (NYSE: CLB) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Southwestern Energy Company(SWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close was Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) which traded up about 6% at $5.51. The stock’s 52-week range is $3.42 to $6.72. Volume was about 23 million compared to the daily average volume of 17.8 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) which fell about 10% to $5.17. The stock’s 52-week range is $3.42 to $6.72. Volume was about 40.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 17.4 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) fell about 6% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $3.42 after closing at $3.64 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $90.15. Volume of about 35 million was around 50% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a relatively calm day on Wall Street until the last few minutes of the trading session, as major market benchmarks didn’t initially respond in dramatic fashion to much-anticipated news on the interest rate front. As expected, monetary policy from the Federal Reserve remained consistent with the trajectory the central bank has followed for more than a year, and the target on short-term rates climbed by a quarter point to a new range of between 2% and 2.25%. That’s good news for savers, but investors seemed to see mixed implications for companies in different sectors, and a late-day sell-off sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 100 points. Some stocks also responded negatively to more specific news affecting their businesses. Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA), and Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. grew its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) by 7.3% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,113,234 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 143,547 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. owned 0.36% of Southwestern Energy worth $9,150,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN) traded down about 5.2% Friday and posted a new 52-week low of $4.00 after closing Thursday at $4.22. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.75. Volume was around 21 million, about 10% below the daily average of around 23 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Superior Drilling Products, Inc.(SDPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Superior Drilling Products Inc. (NYSE: SDPI) is based in Utah and manufactures equipment used in drilling for the natural gas and oil mining sectors.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now

Shares of Nordstrom tumbled 3 percent in early morning trading Monday after the stock was downgraded as same-store sales at the upscale retailer’s brick-and-mortar locations decline and its chain of discount stores, Nordstrom Rack, comes under pressure.

Cowen and Co. lowered its rating to market perform from outperform and dropped its share price target to $51 from $56 and warned that the retailer may need to close up to 10 percent of its physical stores as more consumers shop online. The stock ended Friday at $51.78, having climbed about 9 percent so far this year. Nordstrom has a market value of about $8.7 billion.

The company’s off-price division, Rack, “remains a work in progress as digital strength has masked weak physical store comps,” Cowen analyst Oliver Chen said in a research note Monday. He said same-store sales at Nordstrom Rack have declined for the past six quarters, underperforming other off-price rivals like Ross Stores and TJX.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: iShares MSCI All Peru Capped ETF (EPU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund (BMV:EPU) declared a semiannual dividend on Wednesday, June 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 20th will be given a dividend of 0.3845 per share on Monday, June 25th. This represents a yield of 1.91%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 19th.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: NantKwest, Inc.(NK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Daily Stock Alert: NantKwest (NK), CGI Group Inc. (GIB) (newsregistrar.com) Shareholders are distrustful How to React (Brief breakdown)- HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTGM … (thestreetpoint.com) Computing the Quant Signals on NantKwest, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NK) Shares as Price to Cash Ratio Hits -4.363206 (cantoncaller.com) Revenue Approximations Analysis: Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AUPH), NantKwest, Inc. (NASDAQ:NK … (journalfinance.net) Is Market views Favorable For financing? EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ:EVLV), NantKwest, Inc. (NASDAQ:NK), OpGen, Inc … (thestreetpoint.com)

    A number of brokerages have commented on NK. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Nantkwest from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 5th. Citigroup downgraded shares of Nantkwest to a “hold” rating and set a $3.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Friday, August 10th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nantkwest (NASDAQ:NK) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nantkwest (NASDAQ:NK) and aTyr Pharma (NASDAQ:LIFE) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Blackbaud, Inc.(BLKB)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 1,260 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $129,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Blackbaud (NASDAQ:BLKB) was downgraded by stock analysts at Benchmark from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: John Bean Technologies Corporation(JBT)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    John Bean Technologies (NYSE:JBT) was downgraded by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. from a neutral rating to an underweight rating. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has $88.00 price target on the stock.

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Recon Technology, Ltd.(RCON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Recon Technology (NASDAQ:RCON) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Recon Technology earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.9374991541436 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

Monday was a big day on Wall Street, with major benchmarks moving generally higher to start the week. Strong performance in the energy market once again led stocks higher, including a nice gain in oil prices to move above the $72-per-barrel mark. The small-cap Russell 2000 Index hit another record high, but some companies reported news that prevented them from participating in the broader-based rally. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB), Qudian (NYSE:QD), and U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Did Fifth Third pay too much?

Shares of Fifth Third Bancorp fell 8% after the company announced that it would purchase Chicago-based MB Financial for $4.7 billion. For its part, Fifth Third believes that the deal will “creat[e] a leading retail and commercial franchise in the attractive Chicago market” for financial institutions. Yet the share price decline reflects investor worries that Fifth Third might have paid too much for MB. The cash and stock deal includes MB shareholders receiving cash of just $5.54 per share, with the remaining 90% of total consideration coming in the form of 1.45 shares of Fifth Third stock for every MB share. It’s fairly typical for shares of an acquirer in a merger involving mostly stock to see declines, but the extent of Fifth Third’s retreat indicates at least some skepticism regarding the price of the deal.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Oceaneering International, Inc.(OII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Friday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a market perform rating on shares of Oceaneering International in a report on Saturday, June 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Oceaneering International from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, May 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Oceaneering International from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Barclays set a $20.00 price objective on Oceaneering International and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Sunday, April 29th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price objective on Oceaneering International to $26.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a report on Monday, April 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Oceaneering International has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $22.85.

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) warned investors earlier this year that 2018 would be a challenging one. The offshore service and product company also thought that the first quarter would be particularly tough because it’s a seasonally weaker quarter. While itdidn’t go exactly as the company envisioned, the results met its muted expectations overall.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) shot up 3.5% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $24.97 and last traded at $23.65. 84,481 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 93% from the average session volume of 1,156,536 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.52.

  • [By Todd Campbell, Rich Smith, and Neha Chamaria]

    There isn’t much love forOwens Corning (NYSE:OI),Camping World Holdings(NYSE:CWH), and Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII)on Wall Street right now, but that could be about to change. Some of our top Motley Fool investors think the tough timesthat have soured the mood of institutional investors on these stocks could be ending and that could make these stocks bargains worth buying.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    I’vewritten previouslyabout my belief that shrinking oil inventories and rising crude oil prices will spark a recovery in energy services stocks, and I’ve already explained why Core Labsand Hess Corp are favorite stocks of mine to buy. Now, after reviewingOceaneering International’s (NYSE:OII) first-quarter results,I’m increasingly convinced that it’s a great time to add this stock to any portfolio.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Newfield Exploration Company(NFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE: NFX) traded down about 10.2% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $23.10 after closing Tuesday at $25.73. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.82. Volume was approaching five times the daily average of 2.6 million shares. The independent oil & gas producer reported earnings last night.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Earnest Partners LLC raised its position in Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) by 11.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,084,526 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 110,630 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned 0.54% of Newfield Exploration worth $26,484,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The IEA’s forecast bodes well for oil stocks, especially those that have underperformed during the rally over the past year. Two that stand out are Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) and Apache (NYSE:APA), since both have lost value even though oil has been red-hot. Because of that, they trade at dirt cheap valuations versus their peers. That underperformance doesn’t make sense given the growth these companies can deliver at much lower oil prices.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross – NFX (nasdaq.com) Free Daily Technical Summary Reports on Oasis Petroleum and Three Other Independent Oil & Gas Stocks (finance.yahoo.com) Jefferies Financial Group Brokers Raise Earnings Estimates for Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX) (americanbankingnews.com) Comstock Resources (CRK) & Newfield Exploration (NFX) Critical Review (americanbankingnews.com) B. Riley Weighs in on Newfield Exploration Co.’s FY2019 Earnings (NFX) (americanbankingnews.com)

    NFX has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Williams Capital set a $50.00 target price on Newfield Exploration and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. B. Riley set a $36.00 target price on Newfield Exploration and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. KLR Group raised Newfield Exploration from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $29.00 target price (down previously from $36.00) on shares of Newfield Exploration in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group set a $35.00 target price on Newfield Exploration and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Newfield Exploration has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $37.76.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) by 39.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 11,297 shares of the energy company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,180 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in Newfield Exploration were worth $276,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Phillips 66 Partners LP(PSXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Bromels]

    Phillips 66 was the midstream (transportation and storage) and downstream (refining and marketing) arms of oil and gas giantConocoPhillips, which spun the company off in 2012.The company’s midstream operations include income from its master limited partnershipsPhillips 66 Partners(NYSE:PSXP) andDCP Midstream(NYSE:DCP), which it co-owns withEnbridge.

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    This strategy of acquiring assets from a large parent company to grow an MLP’s payout has worked well over the years. Refining giant Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has been one of the most successful with this strategy since creating Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) in 2013. At that time, Phillips 66 launched an ambitious plan to grow its MLP’s distribution at a 30% compound annual rate through 2018 via a steady stream of dropdown transactions. Phillips 66 Partners is right on target, having increased the payout at a 31% compound annual growth rate since the IPO while maintaining solid financial metrics, including covering the payout with cash flow by a very comfortable 1.33 times last quarter and maintaining a conservative debt-to-EBITDA ratio of 3.2 in 2017. This strategy has also richly rewarded investors in Phillips 66 Partners, which has generated a total return of 89% since its IPO despite a recent sell-off, easily ahead of the S&P 500’s nearly 73% total return over that time frame.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Approach Resources (NASDAQ:AREX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Approach Resources earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.8987147373518 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Euro FX(P)

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  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It was easy to compete for investor affection when the only other major music platform out there was Pandora (NYSE:P), and Sirius XM already owns a19% stake in Pandora. However, Sirius XM is no longer the belle at the ball. The faster-growing Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) went public three weeks ago, and it reports its first financial results as a public company a week after Sirius XM does.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) released its most recent quarterly results after markets closed Wednesday. The company said that it had a net loss of $0.21 per share on $395.3 million in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for a net loss of $0.07 per share on $376.43 million in revenue. The fourth quarter from last year had a net loss of $0.13 per share and $392.6 million in revenue.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares ofPandora (NYSE:P)hit seven-month highs earlier this month, and the streaming music service is hoping to keep the momentum going by following its rivals into premium family plans. Pandora continues to be a streaming platform used primarily by ad-tolerating freeloaders, but giving families — or friends huddling together in the guise of a family — access to several streaming accounts for the price of less than two individual plans makes sense.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Six months after its debut, Pandora Media Inc (NYSE: P)’s Premium Access has recorded more than 6.5 million listeners and more than 55 million total sessions, a company spokesperson told Benzinga: Link

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Pandora Media(NYSE:P)announced strong second-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday after the market closed, detailing accelerated revenue growth, improved ad-hour trends, and new partnerships that could further spur its momentum.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: REC Silicon ASA (REC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Regalcoin (REC) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the
    X11 hashing algorithm. Its launch date was September 28th, 2017. Regalcoin’s total supply is 16,491,413 coins and its circulating supply is 12,799,009 coins. The Reddit community for Regalcoin is /r/RegalCoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. Regalcoin’s official Twitter account is @regalcoinx and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for Regalcoin is regalcoin.co.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Regalcoin (CURRENCY:REC) traded up 5.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 27th. Regalcoin has a total market cap of $496,466.00 and $1,256.00 worth of Regalcoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Regalcoin has traded 1.9% higher against the U.S. dollar. One Regalcoin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0388 or 0.00000529 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including BTC-Alpha, CoinExchange and YoBit.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Weatherford International plc(WFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. 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.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. 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.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street suffered a sharp drop on Tuesday, with major benchmarks posting substantial declines in response to a combination of economic factors. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond climbed above 3% for the first time since 2014, but of greater concern to many market participants were remarks in major corporate earnings reports suggesting that business conditions had likely hit their peak and were poised to deteriorate going forward. With raw materials costs starting to pick up, many manufacturers are reporting inflationary pressures that could hurt profits. Yet even as the broader indexes fell, some individual companies had good news to report. Sanmina (NASDAQ:SANM), Helix Energy Solutions (NYSE:HLX), and Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Weatherford International plc (NYSE: WFT) traded down about 9.2% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $2.08 after closing Thursday at $2.29. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.86. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 23.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Weatherford
    Weatherford International PLC (NYSE: WFT) falls to the sixth spot on the list as the number of its shares sold short dropped 4.2% during the last two weeks of May. Short interest has decreased for five periods in a row, and the more than 139.3 million shares reported most recently represented 14.1% of the total float. The number of days to cover rose from six to 10. The stock’s price at Monday’s market close was $3.51 in a 52-week range of $2.07 to $4.72.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chevron Corporation(CVX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Higher oil prices haven’t helped large integrated oil companies such as Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) much, though they did see gains Tuesday with the rest o the market and after a positive note from Bank of America Merrill on Exxon.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    When you buy a stock Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), whatever what it all boils down to is you’re making a bet.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded down 1.74% at $126.46. The stock’s 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88. Volume was about 33% below the daily average of around 6.7 million shares. Like Exxon, the company had no specific news, but low oil prices hit the shares today.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    You see, oil supermajors, like Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), have all the name recognition, but there are much better oil investments on the market. The kind of oil stocks that will make you money.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    The move is consistent with what had been seen by Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) earlier in 2018. On February 2, 2018, Chevron reported earnings and included a note regarding a 4-cent dividend hike. Chevron even noted that the hike puts the company on track to make 2018 the 31st consecutive year with an increase in annual dividend payout. The companys $0.04 per share increase in the quarterly dividend took the new payout to $1.12 per share that would be payable in March 2018.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) traded up 1.04% at $127.75. The stock’s 52-week range is $102.55 to $133.88. Volume was about 35% below the daily average of around 6.7 million shares. The fast-food giant’s stock received an analyst’s upgrade this morning. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Phillips 66(PSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Friday.

    The company reported Q1 EPS of $1.04 vs. $0.89 estimates and revenue of 24.05 billion vs. $29.46 billion estimates.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Traders sold shares of Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) on strength during trading hours on Tuesday. $49.37 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $101.62 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $52.25 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Phillips 66 had the 12th highest net out-flow for the day. Phillips 66 traded up $0.84 for the day and closed at $116.25

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Friday.

    The company reported Q1 EPS of $1.04 vs. $0.89 estimates and revenue of 24.05 billion vs. $29.46 billion estimates.

  • [By ]

    As I write this, shares of Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) are trading for about $111 ($111.66 to be exact). Let’s say you recently bought 100 shares. You could sell a call option on Phillips 66 that expires on August 10 with a strike price of $116 for about $1.30.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has been slowly winding down a major growth phase over the past year. The company has expanded an important storage and export terminal while also working with partners to place a large oil pipeline into service and complete a massive petrochemical facility. As those projects wound down, so did capital spending, which raised the question of where Phillips 66 would grow from here.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Recon Technology, Ltd.(RCON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media coverage about Recon Technology (NASDAQ:RCON) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Recon Technology earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.9374991541436 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.