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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI increased its stake in shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) by 14.8% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 80,741 shares of the casino operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,389 shares during the quarter. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI’s holdings in Las Vegas Sands were worth $6,165,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd bought a new position in shares of Las Vegas Sands during the first quarter worth $118,000. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Las Vegas Sands during the second quarter worth $135,000. Synovus Financial Corp bought a new position in shares of Las Vegas Sands during the first quarter worth $152,000. Zacks Investment Management bought a new position in shares of Las Vegas Sands during the second quarter worth $202,000. Finally, Pennsylvania Trust Co bought a new position in shares of Las Vegas Sands during the second quarter worth $210,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 38.53% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: On Assignment Inc.(ASGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ASGN (NYSE: ASGN) and Amn Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Insperity (NYSE: NSP) and ASGN (NYSE:ASGN) are both mid-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kinross Gold Co. (TSE:K) (NYSE:KGC) – Equities research analysts at Desjardins lifted their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Kinross Gold in a research note issued on Saturday, June 23rd. Desjardins analyst J. Wolfson now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $0.32 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $0.26. Desjardins also issued estimates for Kinross Gold’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.07 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.21 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) (TSE:K) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 1st. The mining company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.03. Kinross Gold had a return on equity of 5.73% and a net margin of 11.67%. The company had revenue of $775.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $803.96 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.04 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Kinross Gold Co. will post 0.19 EPS for the current year.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Northrop Grumman Corporation(NOC)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Buckingham Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund bought 1,216 shares of the aerospace company’s stock, valued at approximately $425,000.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Shares of defense titans Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), and Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) all underperformed the S&P 500 in the 12 months leading up to when the Budget Control Act was signed in August 2011, a period when the tension between different congressional factions intensified, with shares of individual companies dropping between 7% and 13% during the first two weeks of August alone.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Orbital plans to begin ground-testing the rocket next year, by which time Orbital ATK will probably have been subsumed into new owner Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC). In anticipation of testing beginning, Orbital gave NGL an official name last month: OmegA.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Vuzix Corporation(VUZI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    VUZI LOSS NOTICE: Rosen Law Firm Reminds Vuzix Corporation Investors of Important Deadline In Class Action – VUZI (finance.yahoo.com) SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in Vuzix Corporation of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline – VUZI (finance.yahoo.com) Deadline Alert: Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Reminds Investors of the Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Vuzix Corporation (VUZI) (businesswire.com) Vuzix Corp (VUZI) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Reminds Investors That Class Action Lawsuits Have Been Filed Against MEDNAX, Farmland Partners, and Vuzix and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm (feeds.benzinga.com)

    Several brokerages have recently commented on VUZI. ValuEngine raised shares of Vuzix from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vuzix from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Chardan Capital set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Vuzix and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.08.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Oil States International Inc.(OIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) is one of 14 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Oil States International to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE:OIS) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $32.38.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Equities researchers at Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of Oil States International (NYSE:OIS) in a research note issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “hold” rating and a $35.00 price target on the oil and gas company’s stock. Morgan Stanley’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 13.45% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.(MXWL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $7.25.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Electric-car company Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is acquiring battery technology company Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) in an all-stock transaction valued at $218 million, Maxwell announced in a press release on Monday. 

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    On Monday (Feb. 4), Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced it was acquiring Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL), a battery and ultra-capacitor company.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Shares of Arcturus Therapeutics stock traded up $0.05 during trading on Friday, hitting $8.10. 32,713 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 14,625. The firm has a market capitalization of $86.38 million, a PE ratio of -2.29 and a beta of 1.18. Arcturus Therapeutics has a 52 week low of $4.78 and a 52 week high of $15.19.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Data source: Silicon Laboratories.

    What happened with Silicon Labs this quarter?
    Revenue was above the high end of guidance provided in late January, which called for a range of $196 million to $202 million. On an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis, which excludes items like equity compensation and acquisition costs, net income was $38.3 million, or $0.87 per share — also above guidance for adjusted earnings per share of between $0.73 and $0.79. IoT revenue grew 17% year over year to $103 million. Infrastructure revenue jumped 37% year over year to $49 million. Broadcast revenue declined 3% to $36 million. Access revenue fell 6% to $17 million. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on April 18, 2018, Silicon Labs closed its $240 million acquisition of Sigma Designs’ (NASDAQ:SIGM) Z-Wave business. Silicon Labs had initially agreed to acquire all of Sigma Designs this past December for $282 million, but amended the deal last quarter to include only its Z-Wave business after certain closing conditions weren’t met. In any case, the purchase significantly expands Silicon Labs’ position in mesh networking for smart homes.

    What management had to say

    Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle said:

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.(FRSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Equities research analysts expect Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) to post sales of $32.10 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Papa Murphy’s’ earnings. The highest sales estimate is $32.35 million and the lowest is $31.84 million. Papa Murphy’s posted sales of $29.10 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 10.3%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, August 8th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Papa Murphy’s (NASDAQ:FRSH) and RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Diversified Restaurant (NASDAQ: SAUC) and Papa Murphy’s (NASDAQ:FRSH) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Papa Murphy’s (NASDAQ:FRSH) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. operates as a franchisor and operator of the Take ‘N’ Bake pizza chain in the United States. The Company operates in three segments: Domestic Company Stores, Domestic Franchise and International. In addition to scratch-made pizzas, the company offers a growing menu of grab ‘n’ go items, including salads, sides and desserts. Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. is based in Vancouver, Washington. “

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wall Street brokerages expect Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) to post $28.61 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Papa Murphy’s’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $28.46 million to $28.75 million. Papa Murphy’s posted sales of $31.99 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 10.6%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Nuveen Select Maturities Municipal Fund(NIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nimiq (CURRENCY:NIM) traded 1.1% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 21:00 PM E.T. on September 16th. Nimiq has a total market cap of $2.74 million and $210,302.00 worth of Nimiq was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Nimiq coin can currently be bought for about $0.0013 or 0.00000019 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, Trade Satoshi, LATOKEN and BTC-Alpha. During the last week, Nimiq has traded 9% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nimiq (CURRENCY:NIM) traded up 1.7% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 15:00 PM E.T. on September 12th. During the last seven days, Nimiq has traded 21.7% lower against the dollar. Nimiq has a total market capitalization of $2.62 million and approximately $100,713.00 worth of Nimiq was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Nimiq coin can now be purchased for about $0.0012 or 0.00000019 BTC on popular exchanges including BTC-Alpha, HitBTC, LATOKEN and Trade Satoshi.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nimiq (CURRENCY:NIM) traded down 7.5% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on September 24th. One Nimiq coin can currently be bought for $0.0014 or 0.00000022 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including LATOKEN, HitBTC, Trade Satoshi and BTC-Alpha. Nimiq has a market capitalization of $3.08 million and approximately $215,397.00 worth of Nimiq was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Nimiq has traded 15.9% higher against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: The Rubicon Project, Inc.(RUBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Rubicon Project to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    The Rubicon Project Inc (NYSE:RUBI) saw unusually-high trading volume on Wednesday . Approximately 1,541,600 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 150% from the previous session’s volume of 615,518 shares.The stock last traded at $3.22 and had previously closed at $2.90.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: MannKind Corporation(MNKD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) shares short increased slightly to 35.96 million. The previous reading was 35.94 million. The stock was last seen at $1.73, in a 52-week range of $0.67 to $6.96.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) shares short decreased to 30.26 million. The previous reading was 32.53 million. The stock was last seen at $1.96, in a 52-week range of $1.09 to $6.96.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) shares short decreased to 29.04 million. The previous reading was 30.26 million. The stock was last seen at $1.90 in a 52-week range of $1.09 to $6.96.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) shares short decreased to 27.67 million. The previous reading was 29.04 million. The stock was last seen at $1.96, in a 52-week range of $1.09 to $6.96.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    There haven’t been many positive catalysts for MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) in a few months. The stock is down significantly so far in 2018 after starting off with some nice gains. But there was at least a chance for some good news when the company reported its first-quarter results after the market closed on Wednesday.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: SL Green Realty Corporation(SLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sterlingcoin (SLG) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) coin that uses the
    X13 hashing algorithm. It was first traded on September 21st, 2014. Sterlingcoin’s total supply is 4,241,006 coins. Sterlingcoin’s official Twitter account is @SterlingcoinSLG and its Facebook page is accessible here. The Reddit community for Sterlingcoin is /r/sterlingcoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for Sterlingcoin is sterlingcoin.org.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Swiss National Bank lessened its stake in SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) by 13.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 315,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 51,200 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned 0.35% of SL Green Realty worth $30,589,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Easterly Government Properties (NYSE: DEA) and SL Green Realty (NYSE:SLG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Data source: Silicon Laboratories.

    What happened with Silicon Labs this quarter?
    Revenue was above the high end of guidance provided in late January, which called for a range of $196 million to $202 million. On an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis, which excludes items like equity compensation and acquisition costs, net income was $38.3 million, or $0.87 per share — also above guidance for adjusted earnings per share of between $0.73 and $0.79. IoT revenue grew 17% year over year to $103 million. Infrastructure revenue jumped 37% year over year to $49 million. Broadcast revenue declined 3% to $36 million. Access revenue fell 6% to $17 million. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on April 18, 2018, Silicon Labs closed its $240 million acquisition of Sigma Designs’ (NASDAQ:SIGM) Z-Wave business. Silicon Labs had initially agreed to acquire all of Sigma Designs this past December for $282 million, but amended the deal last quarter to include only its Z-Wave business after certain closing conditions weren’t met. In any case, the purchase significantly expands Silicon Labs’ position in mesh networking for smart homes.

    What management had to say

    Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle said:

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019

Clean energy stocks are still the best energy stocks to own right now, despite President Donald Trump pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. In fact, renewable energy production will see over 100% growth by 2025.

To help investors find the right renewable energy stocks, we’re giving Money Morning readers our top clean energy stock pick today…

Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says the United States might be pulling out of the climate agreement, but that won’t stop renewable energy from being crucial to meeting the global demand for energy.

Moors says the climate agreement was non-binding and voluntary, so the United States’ decision to leave it won’t change much. A more significant development is President Trump’s attempt to end the “Clean Power Plan,” an Obama-era initiative to promote clean energy, because it’s currently America’s policy instead of a non-binding agreement.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) shares dropped 30 percent to $5.43. Sigma Designs reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $221,000 on revenue of $62.7 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gainers

    Pyxis Tankers Inc. (NYSE: PXS) rose 47.48 percent to $$5.56, after the company announced it has entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement with a group of investors, which will result in gross proceeds of $4.8 million.
    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) rose 22.77 percent to $6.88. Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB) announced plans to buy Sigma Designs for $7.05 per share in cash.
    Steadymed Ltd (NASDAQ: STDY) rose 19.35 percent to $3.70, after the company reported that no clinical trials were required for Trevyent and that the FDA had agreed to the pathway for the drug candidate's NDA resubmission.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) rose 15.73 percent to $7.06. Earlier in the week, Zacks Investment Research had upgraded the company from "Sell" to "Hold".
    Science Applications International Corp (NYSE: SAIC) rose 13.71 percent to $85.77 as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) rose 12.41 percent to $6.07, after having risen sharply in pre-marketing trading.
    Radius Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) rose 12.41 percent to $30.81 after the company provided an update on data from the Phase 1 005 clinical study of elacestrant in patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer during the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 12.32 percent to $25.80 after the company reported its third quarter financial results.
    Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ: PRAN) rose 11.36 percent to $3.43, as the company announced a research collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to study the ability of movement disorders compound, PBT434 to slow or prevent neurodegeneration of the gastrointestinal system.
    Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO) rose 10.49 percent to $7.90 as the company announced the appointment of Arwa Shurrab and Jamie Ellen Siegel in its clinical hemophilia

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Data source: Silicon Laboratories.

    What happened with Silicon Labs this quarter?
    Revenue was above the high end of guidance provided in late January, which called for a range of $196 million to $202 million. On an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis, which excludes items like equity compensation and acquisition costs, net income was $38.3 million, or $0.87 per share — also above guidance for adjusted earnings per share of between $0.73 and $0.79. IoT revenue grew 17% year over year to $103 million. Infrastructure revenue jumped 37% year over year to $49 million. Broadcast revenue declined 3% to $36 million. Access revenue fell 6% to $17 million. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on April 18, 2018, Silicon Labs closed its $240 million acquisition of Sigma Designs’ (NASDAQ:SIGM) Z-Wave business. Silicon Labs had initially agreed to acquire all of Sigma Designs this past December for $282 million, but amended the deal last quarter to include only its Z-Wave business after certain closing conditions weren’t met. In any case, the purchase significantly expands Silicon Labs’ position in mesh networking for smart homes.

    What management had to say

    Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle said:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sigma Designs Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) dropped about 34% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.20 against a 52-week high of $8.60 and a Tuesday close of $7.75. Volume of about 6.2 million was about 25 times the daily average of around 280,000. The company reported so-so earnings on Tuesday and the stock was downgraded and price targets lowered by several analysts.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: CHS Inc(CHSCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CHS (NASDAQ:CHSCL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Omega Protein Corporation(OME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME) was down, falling around 20 percent to $17.47 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Omega Protein Corporation (NASDAQ: OME) shares dropped 21 percent to $20.65 after the company posted weak Q4 earnings.

    Shares of Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE: EXK) were down around 22 percent to $3.41. Endeavour Silver reported a Q4 loss of $5.2 million.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Nomura Holdings Inc ADR(NMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Nomura Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NMR) is a Japanese financial services company that provides a variety of financial services to corporations, governments, institutions, and individuals around the world.

  • [By Maureen Farrell]

    Shortly after Lehman declared bankruptcy, Barclays (BCS) paid $1.3 billion for most of the firm’s North American operations, its Times Square headquarters, and about 9,000 employees. Nomura Holdings (NMR) paid roughly $200 million for Lehman’s operations in Asia.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Versar, Inc.(VSR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Versar Inc. (NYSE: VSR) were down 36 percent to $1.61. Versar reported a Q3 loss of $1.34 per share on revenue of $36.5 million.

    Breitburn Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: BBEP) was down, falling around 70 percent to $0.0580 as the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Versar Inc. (NYSE: VSR) shares shot up 37 percent to $1.55 after the company disclosed that its long-term joint venture with Johnson Controls Federal Systems was awarded up to $950 million IDIQ contract with U.S. Air Force.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Panera Bread Company(PNRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Then there’s Panera Bread (PNRA) , a company that had lost its way. But after interviewing Panera’s CEO Ron Shaich, Cramer learned that at its new, remodeled “Panera 2.0” stores, the lines were out the door. As the rollout continued, earnings only got stronger. Never underestimate the power of a restaurant redo, Cramer concluded.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    In late March, the company informed investors that after a two-year undertaking, it had finally removed all preservatives from its tortillas, making the Chipotle menu completely preservative-free. The company also called out competitors McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) and Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) for marketing their menus as “natural,” as Chipotle insisted these other restaurants still use preservatives made in a lab.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Panera Bread Co (NASDAQ: PNRA) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $312.29 after the company agreed to be acquired by JAB for $7.5 billion.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer wanted to talk a little psychology. With its after-hours move Tuesday, Panera Bread (PNRA) is up more than 16% this week on takeover speculation. Panera is an old Action Alerts PLUS name, one the trust sold at a nice gain, too. 

  • [By Seth McNew]

    Other companies have followed suit with great success, including PaneraBread (NASDAQ:PNRA), which has focused on improving the customer experience, including via shorter wait times. Panera 2.0 was largely successful because of the company’s focus on its digital strategy and Chipotle looks to be doing the same thing.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.(SCHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    I’m adding Schnitzer Steel Industries (SCHN) to the Buy Low Opportunities Portfolio. Schnitzer Steel is both a recycler of scrap metals, and a manufacturer of steel products that are used in nonresidential construction.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Pool (NASDAQ: POOL) and Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer said he’s starting the week watching for the latest read on durable goods orders, which will likely be bad. But he’s also on the lookout for Schnitzer Steel (SCHN) , which popped 6.9% today on a promised executive action against illegal dumping. Cramer expects more positive action in the steels to come.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Intrexon (XON) has made a small yet strategic acquisition in buying GenVec (GNVC); with the purchase, XON gets AdenoVerse, a platform of adenovirus vectors for delivering drugs and vaccines that dovetails nicely with its existing suite of gene therapy technologies, suggests John McCamant, editor of The Medical Technology Stock Letter.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap synthetic biology Intrexon Corp (NYSE: XON) has elevated short interest of 33.93% according to Highshortinterest.com. Intrexon Corp says itspowering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA⒙to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet. The Companysintegrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function and performance of living cells.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: Star Bulk Carriers Corp.(SBLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    StarBulk Carriers (SBLK) and Safe Bulkers (SB) have more than tripled during the past 12 months, while Golden Ocean Group (GOGL) has more than doubled. So it must be time for an upgrade right?

    That’s exactly what Morgan Stanley did last night, when they upgraded StarBulk Carriers, Safe Bulkers, and Golden Ocean Group to Overweight from Equal Weight, while lifting arguing that the “recovery is still not priced in.” They explain:

    These companies have young fleets, mostly larger vessels, low cost structures, high operational and financial leverage to repricing in the dry bulk segment, and ability to start paying dividends in YE2018. Dry bulk stocks have nearly doubled YoY, but are still cheap in historical terms, in our view. The group trades at the historical 100-110% EV/Fleet Value, discounting no further increases in vessel values that are still ~50% below the long-term historical averages, significantly lagging the recent move in charter rates. We still see significant upside as charter rates increase, vessel values normalize, and capital returns to the industry as the group’s overall market cap increases.

    Shares of StarBulk Carriers have climbed 16% to $11.72 at 3:50 p.m. today, while Safe Bulkers has jumped 13% to $2.13, and Golden Ocean Group has gained 9.6% to $8.13.

    Too bad I recommended buying Golar LNG (GLNG) and avoiding the dry-bulk shippers back in November.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Now those new buy recommendations are rolling in. This morning, Stifel Nicolaus — one of the best-rated analysts we have on Motley Fool CAPS — announced a pair of such upgrades, urging investors to buy stock in Scorpio Bulkers (NYSE:SALT) and Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK). Here’s what you need to know.

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK) provides worldwide transportation of drybulk commodities through its vessel-owning subsidiaries for a range of customers and minor bulk cargoes including iron ore, coal, grain, cement and fertilizer. This stock closed up 7.9% at $10.58 in Monday’s trading session.

    Monday’s Volume: 243,000

    Three-Month Average Volume: 64,367

    Volume % Change: 228%

    From a technical perspective, SBLK jumped sharply higher here right above some near-term support at $9.47 with above-average volume. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last two months and change, with shares moving higher from its low of $5.37 to its recent high of $11.53. During that move, shares of SBLK have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of SBLK within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if SBLK manages to take out its 52-week high at $11.53 and then once it clears some past resistance at $11.98 with high volume.

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SBLK as long as it’s trending above near-term support at $9.47 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 64,367 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then SBLK will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are its next major overhead resistance levels at $14 to $15.

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    When most investors think of potential competitive threats to drybulk shippers like Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ:SBLK) or Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESEA), Double Crown Resources Inc (OTCMKTS:DDCC) doesn’t come to mind. Indeed, DDCC doesn’t come to mind for many investors at all, as for all intents and purposes the company it is today didn’t exist until a few months ago. Age, however, has nothing to do with how disruptive it could prove to be for the likes of Euroseas or Star Bulk Carriers. Its underlying idea is brilliant, and it’s only a matter of time before it catches on within the commodity-transportation community.

    What if there was a way to remove all the risks and hassle of shipping things like pellets or beans or salt – normally delivered in drybulk vessels – but still utilize all the flexibility of intermodal containers (the big 20-foot boxes that fit on a truck and a train and on top of the deck of a boat)? There is. It’s called Translock2 (Translock Squared). It was designed by Double Crown Resources, and it’s going to revolutionize the way many material companies deliver their goods.

    The nearby image is a Translock2 container. It should look familiar – it’s essentially an intermodal container in terms of size and shape, but mechanically is a delivery and dispensing platform for drybulk goods. The design allows commodities like sand or livestock feed to be moved with all the flexibility of intermodal transportation, but without any of the headache of aggregating and splitting up those goods to get them properly shipped to their final destination. With Translock2, drybulk purchases are packaged up by the seller at the supply source, and then delivered — just as ordered — all the way to the buyer’s site in the container. No material is lost en route, and no distributor or middleman needs to bother splitting up one large order into smaller ones.

    Its development is worth noting, as it explicitly circumvents the need for drybulk ves

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2019: LATAM Airlines Group S.A.(LFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    LATAM Airlines Group SA (ADR) (NYSE: LFL) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.

    Weibo Corp (ADR) (NASDAQ: WB) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $113.66 million.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019

There are a number of great companies in the market today. The ModernGraham valuation model selected five undervalued companies with the highest betas for value investors.

A company’s beta indicates the correlation at which its price moves in relation to the market. A beta greater than one indicates a company is more volatile than the market.

Each company has been determined to be suitable for either the Defensive Investor or the Enterprising Investor according to the ModernGraham approach. Defensive Investors are defined as investors who are not able or willing to do substantial research into individual investments, and therefore need to select only the companies that present the least amount of risk. Enterprising Investors, on the other hand, are able to do substantial research and can select companies that present a moderate (though still low) amount of risk.

With a high beta, Mr. Market may turn these companies around very quickly, so be sure to check them out in depth!

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Caseys General Stores, Inc.(CASY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Casey’s General Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: CASY) Q2 after hours

    Secondary Offering Lockup Expirations

    Athenex, Inc (NASDAQ: ATNX)

    IPO Quiet Period Expirations

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Casey's General Stores Inc (NASDAQ: CASY) reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its second quarter.

    Casey's reported Q2 earnings of $1.28 per share on revenue of $2.154 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.40 per share on sales of $2.18 billion.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    For a number of years,Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY) investors were rewarded by the small-town convenience chain’s decision to become a major vendor of pizza and other prepared foods. But with that success has come increased competition. Combined with somewhat stagnant economies in the areas that Casey’s operates — namely, towns of less than 5,000 people in middle America — the company has had trouble meeting its own expectations. That trend continued on Monday night when Casey’s announced earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year.

  • [By Chad Fraser]

    One chain that continues to match up well with the above criteria is Casey’s General Stores (NasdaqGS: CASY). We last highlighted the company’s strong prospects in a December 12 Investing Daily article. Since then, the stock has risen nearly 40%.

  • [By Mike Deane]

    After the bell on Monday, Casey’s General Stores (CASY) announced its fiscal Q1 earnings, posting a strong increase in profits and overall revenues compared to the same time period last year.

    The Ankeny, IA-based convenience store company announced quarterly revenues of $2.11 billion, which were up from $1.87 billion in last year’s same quarter. Profits for the company came in at $55.71 million, or $1.43 per share, compared to $39.03 million, or $1.01 per share, in last year’s Q1.

    Both of these figures beat analysts’ estimates, which were EPS of $1.26 on revenues of $2.1 billion.

    CASY shares were up $1.01, or 1.49%, at market close on Monday. YTD, the stock is up more than 26%.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    On the news, Freeport-McMoRan surged 12 percent to $10.20 and Lundin Mining climbed 12 percent to $3.33. Gerdau SA (ADR) (NYSE: GGB) rose 19 percent to $1.23, Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE) advanced 18 percent to $4.85 and Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) (NYSE: BBD) gained 11 percent to $7.15.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

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

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

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

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sigma Designs Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) dropped about 34% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.20 against a 52-week high of $8.60 and a Tuesday close of $7.75. Volume of about 6.2 million was about 25 times the daily average of around 280,000. The company reported so-so earnings on Tuesday and the stock was downgraded and price targets lowered by several analysts.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Data source: Silicon Laboratories.

    What happened with Silicon Labs this quarter?
    Revenue was above the high end of guidance provided in late January, which called for a range of $196 million to $202 million. On an adjusted (non-GAAP) basis, which excludes items like equity compensation and acquisition costs, net income was $38.3 million, or $0.87 per share — also above guidance for adjusted earnings per share of between $0.73 and $0.79. IoT revenue grew 17% year over year to $103 million. Infrastructure revenue jumped 37% year over year to $49 million. Broadcast revenue declined 3% to $36 million. Access revenue fell 6% to $17 million. Subsequent to the end of the quarter, on April 18, 2018, Silicon Labs closed its $240 million acquisition of Sigma Designs’ (NASDAQ:SIGM) Z-Wave business. Silicon Labs had initially agreed to acquire all of Sigma Designs this past December for $282 million, but amended the deal last quarter to include only its Z-Wave business after certain closing conditions weren’t met. In any case, the purchase significantly expands Silicon Labs’ position in mesh networking for smart homes.

    What management had to say

    Silicon Labs CEO Tyson Tuttle said:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) shares dropped 30 percent to $5.43. Sigma Designs reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $221,000 on revenue of $62.7 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gainers

    Pyxis Tankers Inc. (NYSE: PXS) rose 47.48 percent to $$5.56, after the company announced it has entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement with a group of investors, which will result in gross proceeds of $4.8 million.
    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) rose 22.77 percent to $6.88. Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB) announced plans to buy Sigma Designs for $7.05 per share in cash.
    Steadymed Ltd (NASDAQ: STDY) rose 19.35 percent to $3.70, after the company reported that no clinical trials were required for Trevyent and that the FDA had agreed to the pathway for the drug candidate's NDA resubmission.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) rose 15.73 percent to $7.06. Earlier in the week, Zacks Investment Research had upgraded the company from "Sell" to "Hold".
    Science Applications International Corp (NYSE: SAIC) rose 13.71 percent to $85.77 as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) rose 12.41 percent to $6.07, after having risen sharply in pre-marketing trading.
    Radius Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) rose 12.41 percent to $30.81 after the company provided an update on data from the Phase 1 005 clinical study of elacestrant in patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer during the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 12.32 percent to $25.80 after the company reported its third quarter financial results.
    Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ: PRAN) rose 11.36 percent to $3.43, as the company announced a research collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to study the ability of movement disorders compound, PBT434 to slow or prevent neurodegeneration of the gastrointestinal system.
    Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO) rose 10.49 percent to $7.90 as the company announced the appointment of Arwa Shurrab and Jamie Ellen Siegel in its clinical hemophilia

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (LTEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Long Island Ice Tea changed its name to Long Blockchain (Nasdaq: LTEA), sending shares 200% higher. It remains to be seen how a beverage maker will create shareholder value from blockchain technology — not that its investors care.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

  • [By ]

    5. Blockchain-Related Stocks
    Shorting blockchain-related stocks is an ideal way to not only short bitcoin but also short the entire cryptocurrency craze. Many such stocks exist, such as Riot Blockchain (Nasdaq: RIOT), Long Blockchain (Nasdaq: LTEA), and Longfin (Nasdaq: LFIN). Choose the one that you think is most overhyped and short away!

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Brown Forman Corporation(BF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday Brown-Forman Corp. (NYSE: BF.B) which rose nearly 7% to $66.01. The stocks 52-week range is $64.29 to $67.98. Volume was over just over 1 million compared to its average volume of 0.7 million.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: MGT Capital Investments Inc(MGT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGT Capital Investments Inc. (NYSE: MGT) was down, falling around 24 percent to $2.47 as the company reported that it has received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission. MGT Capital said there is no indication that ‘the company is or will be the subject of any enforcement proceedings.’

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MGT Capital Investments Inc. (NYSE: MGT) shares shot up 73 percent to $2.98 after John McAfee proposed to become Executive Chairman and CEO.

    Shares of Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ANAC) got a boost, shooting up 55 percent to $99.49 after the company agreed to be acquired by Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) for $99.25 per share.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: PetroChina Company Limited(PTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: “Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect PetroChina (PTR) Stock Price” was reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece on another domain, it was illegally copied and reposted in violation of United States and international copyright law. The original version of this piece can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3368551/somewhat-favorable-news-coverage-somewhat-unlikely-to-affect-petrochina-ptr-stock-price.html.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE ADR: PTR) is China’s largest oil company with a market cap of $216.52 billion. PTR is partially owned by the Chinese government.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Century Casinos (NASDAQ: CNTY) is one of 31 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Century Casinos to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNTY) shares dropped 15 percent to $7.77. Century Casinos priced its 4.25 million share offering at $7.50 per share.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Own For 2019: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.(PLKI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    While chicken and burgers might not sound like a match made in heaven for dinner, it could be tasty for investors inRestaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR). The parent company of Burger King agreed to purchase Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (NASDAQ:PLKI).

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc (NASDAQ: PLKI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $85.31 million.

    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $2.28 billion.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (Nasdaq: PLKI) stock is up 19% today (Tuesday) after Burger King’s parent company, Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR), announced it will buy the fast-food chicken company.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Just the hint of tax cuts saved small-capitalization stocks from what might have been a ho-hum 2017. The stocks returns were underwhelming until the prospect of lower corporate taxes arrived in August. Since then, small-cap stocks have rallied, helping T. Rowe Price Small-Cap Value (PRSVX, a member of the Kiplinger 25, our favorite low-fee funds, deliver an 11.6% gain over the past 12 months through December 8. That bests the small-company Russell 2000 index, and it surpasses 75% of its peersfunds that invest in inexpensive small-company stocks. (Large-cap stocks, up 20.5% over the past year, are still ahead.)

See Also: Market Strategist: Invest in Tech, Financials in 2018

Fund manager David Wagner favors bargain-priced businesses with long-term growth potential. The combination isnt easy to find. If the stock is cheap, theres a good reason, says Wagner. And if its a great, growing company, the stock is expensive.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited(JKS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    First Solar, Inc (NASDAQ: FSLR) was trading down 3.7 percent Monday, while JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) was down 0.8 percent, SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) 4.4 percent, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) 5.2 percent and JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) 4.4 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    JinkoSolar Holding Co (NYSE: JKS) dropped 9.88% to $16.87 after the company announced the offering of 3,500,000 American Depositary Shares.

    Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co (NASDAQ: FFHL) dropped 9.66% to $1.30. Fuwei Films’ trailing-twelve-month ROE is -10.85%.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    But the real news is the near vertical trajectory in share prices for the two stocks. This could be another manifestation of the markets hunger for some momentum plays, as we noted earlier this morning the bump to share prices for both JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) and Shutterstock Inc. (NASDAQ: SSTK), both of which held secondary share sales this morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    It is not often that a secondary stock offering sends a companys shares higher, but we are seeing that very phenomenon Friday morning. Chinese solar PV maker JinkoSolar Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) and stock image company Shutterstock Inc. (NASDAQ: SSTK) both priced secondary offerings this morning and shares in both companies have risen sharply.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, energy shares fell by 0.59 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS), down 8 percent, and Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) down 7 percent.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Fitbit, Inc.(FIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    Does the debacle that Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) has become have you soured on the very idea of wearables? Don’t let the rise and fall (and then more fall) of FIT deter you from wearables investments. Fitbit was in the ballpark, but even once it realized it wasn’t quite hitting the target, it failed to reset its sight. Instead, it doubled down on an unmarketable premise. There’s an up-and-coming outfit called CardioComm Solutions Inc. (OTCMKTS:EKGGF, CVE:EKG), however, that understands exactly where Fitbit got tripped up and is appropriately responding.

    CardioComm Solutions is the name behind a brand of wellness products sold under the HeartCheck brand. Those devices are small, handheld portable ECG (electrocardiogram) readers that put the power of a doctor’s or hospital’s heart-monitoring hardware in the hands of individuals who can use them just as effectively.

    Its flagship products are the HeartCheck ECG Pen, for consumers (available without a prescription), and the HeartCheck ECG monitoring device (available only by prescription) that’s a higher-level technology. More are on the way too. The ECG ‘Card’ is a credit-card sized device that syncs up with — and is powered by — a smartphone in close proximity. Also on the way is the HeartCheck band, which is worn on the wrist. It does a lot that the Fitbit bands do, with the added benefit of being able to produce clinical-grade ECG readouts viewable not just by the user, but by a doctor, clinic, or call center if that user chooses to deliver them remotely using the company’s platform.

    The foundation for the hardware, though, is the software called GEMS… short for Global ECG Management System. It’s powerful enough to make ECG readouts a doctor could use, but accessible enough for the average person to use, and flexible enough to use on any kind of operating system, including any of the market’s most popular smartphone platforms.

    Indeed, GEMS and a sister piece of software called G

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    The rise and fall of Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) – the company and the stock – was largely in step with an incredible buzz stemming from the introduction of the company’s wares followed by the revelation that the wrist-worn devices don’t always take accurate pulse rates. The whole matter has raised one overarching question….what will it take for any company to get cardiac monitoring wearables right? To that end, a couple of different articles on the issue of remote heart monitoring that are worth passing along.

  • [By Tracey Ryniec]

    Fitbit is the latest tech gadget sensation. It has 22% of the wearables market and it looks like this holiday season could be huge for the company. Fitness and wellness are a big market globally which Fitbit is only beginning to tap. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE: FIT) reported fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Wednesday. So far year to date the stock is down about 20%, and down even further when looking at the past 52-weeks.Theres no doubt that this stock has taken a beating in this time, but are traders finally coming around and calling a bottom to this stock?

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    While you might think you’re buying the next Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) or Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), there’s also a chance you’re buying the next Fitbit (FIT) or drkoop.com. In case you’re wondering, things didn’t end very well for investors in drkoop.com’s IPO, which reached a valuation of more than $1 billion following its 1999 IPO. Drkoop.com was eventually sold for $186,000 in bankruptcy court in 2002. Fitbit investors fared slightly better, but shares have still declined approximately 70% from its IPO price of $20.00 as the company’s sales growth and profitability declined.  Not a total wash but to put that into perspective,  take a look at the  S&P 500 (SPX) which returned almost 10% during the same time period. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT) dropped 11.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $4.51. Shares closed at $5.10 on Thursday and the stock’s 52-week high is $7.32. Volume was more than double the daily average of around 6 million shares. The company took a ratings downgrade to Sell from Morgan Stanley this morning.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Biogen Idec Inc(BIIB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of theDanish drugmaker Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:FWP) gained 48.2% yesterday as the result of a settlement and licensing deal with Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB)involving an ongoing patent dispute over the multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera. Per the terms of the deal, Biogen will fork overa non-refundable$1.25 billion licensing fee, and possibly pay 10% to 20% royalties on Tecfidera’snet sales to Forward starting in 2021.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Biogen (BIIB) has dropped 2.2% to $286.16 after getting cut to Market Perform from Outperform at Leerink, and to Equal Weight from Overweight at Morgan Stanley.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) which traded down 4.6% at $279.08. The stocks 52-week range is $223.02 to $333.65. Volume was 3.4 million versus the daily average of 1.6 million shares.

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sigma Designs, Inc.(SIGM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sigma Designs Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) dropped about 34% on Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $5.20 against a 52-week high of $8.60 and a Tuesday close of $7.75. Volume of about 6.2 million was about 25 times the daily average of around 280,000. The company reported so-so earnings on Tuesday and the stock was downgraded and price targets lowered by several analysts.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) shares dropped 30 percent to $5.43. Sigma Designs reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $221,000 on revenue of $62.7 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Gainers

    Pyxis Tankers Inc. (NYSE: PXS) rose 47.48 percent to $$5.56, after the company announced it has entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement with a group of investors, which will result in gross proceeds of $4.8 million.
    Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ: SIGM) rose 22.77 percent to $6.88. Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB) announced plans to buy Sigma Designs for $7.05 per share in cash.
    Steadymed Ltd (NASDAQ: STDY) rose 19.35 percent to $3.70, after the company reported that no clinical trials were required for Trevyent and that the FDA had agreed to the pathway for the drug candidate's NDA resubmission.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) rose 15.73 percent to $7.06. Earlier in the week, Zacks Investment Research had upgraded the company from "Sell" to "Hold".
    Science Applications International Corp (NYSE: SAIC) rose 13.71 percent to $85.77 as the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) rose 12.41 percent to $6.07, after having risen sharply in pre-marketing trading.
    Radius Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDUS) rose 12.41 percent to $30.81 after the company provided an update on data from the Phase 1 005 clinical study of elacestrant in patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer during the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 12.32 percent to $25.80 after the company reported its third quarter financial results.
    Prana Biotechnology Limited (NASDAQ: PRAN) rose 11.36 percent to $3.43, as the company announced a research collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to study the ability of movement disorders compound, PBT434 to slow or prevent neurodegeneration of the gastrointestinal system.
    Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBIO) rose 10.49 percent to $7.90 as the company announced the appointment of Arwa Shurrab and Jamie Ellen Siegel in its clinical hemophilia

Top Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NVIDIA Corporation(NVDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Virendra Singh Chauhan]

    Santa Clara, California-based NVIDIA Corporation(NASDAQ:NVDA) is scheduled to report its Q4 FY 2017 earnings after the bell, on Feb 9. Current Wall Street consensus expects the company to report EPS of 83 cents per share on revenue of $2.1B, implying 137% YoY growth in earnings and 50% topline growth. Nvidia’s stock price more than tripled in 2016, having gained 220% in the year. NVIDIA stock has continued its rally into 2017, up 8% in the year-to-date, outpacing the 5.3% gains in the Nasdaq Composite (INDX:COMPX) and the 2.6% gains in the S&P 500 (INDX:SPAL). Can NVIDIA deliver yet another strong earnings report and keep the current momentum in NVDA stock going?

  • [By Virendra Singh Chauhan]

    AMD as well as NVIDIA have been on a tear through 2016. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NSDQ:AMD) stock is up nearly 210% YTD. NVIDIA Corporation (NSDQ:NVDA) stock isn’t far behind, having gained over 185% YTD. Having netted these strong 3-figure gains, investors are obviously happy with how the semiconductors story has unfolded in 2016. However, with the year now drawing to a close, which of these two would be a better semiconductor play, going forward? This would be an obvious question that many investors might have in their mind.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA) which jumped about 18% to $121.29. The stocks 52-week range is $34.93 to $121.82. Volume was 50.1 million which is above the daily average of just under 15.1 million shares.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    And you thought out-sized gains were only relegated to Apple (AAPL) , Tesla (TSLA) , Nvidia (NVDA) and Amazon (AMZN) .

    Why not try biotech stocks on for size. 

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of NVIDIA Corp. (Nasdaq: NVDA) hovered near an all-time high Monday thanks to surging demand for Bitcoin mining equipment.

    RBC Capital Markets analyst Mitch Steves predicted that Bitcoin’s surge would fuel another round of increased sales in graphics cards (GPUs).

  • [By Vikram Nagarkar]

    Viewed in the backdrop of Nvidia’s fast growing revenue base of over $6 billion in the last 4 quarters, that might not seem like much. Given the high margin nature of licensing revenue streams though, it might basically take that Dollar amount straight out of the bottom line, which is what Citron fears as well. If you base your estimate on Nvidia’s LTM EBITDA (Last Twelve Months Earnings Before Interest Taxes Depreciation and Amortization) of about $1.4 billion, the impact could be as high as 17%. Do note, this calculation doesn’t factor in the expected growth in EBITDA in the coming years. So, the impact is likely to reduce with each passing year. However, as is evident, the likely impact isn’t negligible by any means. (Also See:Will NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Stock Continue To Surge Higher In 2017?)