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Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019

Brokerages expect Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA) to report sales of $223.49 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have provided estimates for Pra Group’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $224.09 million and the lowest is $222.24 million. Pra Group posted sales of $201.01 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 11.2%. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 14th.

On average, analysts expect that Pra Group will report full-year sales of $894.29 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $884.81 million to $905.58 million. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post sales of $961.95 million, with estimates ranging from $926.44 million to $982.69 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Pra Group.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Sealed Air Corp  (NYSE:SEE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 07, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D lessened its holdings in shares of Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) by 16.7% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 50,000 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 10,000 shares during the period. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in Sealed Air were worth $2,140,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Rex Energy Corporation(REXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Rex Energy (NASDAQ:REXX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rex Energy earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.4610840717308 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.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New(SIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Private Advisor Group LLC trimmed its position in shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE:SIX) by 5.9% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 14,836 shares of the company’s stock after selling 930 shares during the quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC’s holdings in Six Flags Entertainment were worth $1,040,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:SIX) were up 8.8% as of 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday after the theme park operator announced better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Show business: How much Dallas, Fort Worth can earn from restaurants and entertainment (dallasnews.com) Snapchat Brings Augmented Reality Content To Theme Parks Worldwide (psfk.com) Wells Fargo & Co Lowers Six Flags Entertainment (SIX) to Market Perform (americanbankingnews.com) Massive New Water Play Area, Splashwater Island, Opens at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord (finance.yahoo.com) Snapchat brings AR to Six Flags (bizjournals.com)

    A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on SIX shares. Oppenheimer set a $80.00 price target on Six Flags Entertainment and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. B. Riley increased their price target on Six Flags Entertainment from $78.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on Six Flags Entertainment from $78.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Six Flags Entertainment from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Six Flags Entertainment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $69.55.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    All five of the country’s leading theme-park and regional amusement-park operators now have posted their financial updates for this earnings season, and investors can finally exhale. The three-month period ending in June could’ve been brutal for Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN), SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS), Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Universal Studios’ parent Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), as tailwinds in the first quarter became headwinds this time around. It didn’t play out that way.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Ceres, Inc.(CERE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Ceres (NASDAQ:CERE) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ceres earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.0766736242911 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Ceres (NASDAQ:CERE) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ceres earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.5383225655886 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Two Harbors Investments Corp(TWO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
    Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
    Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
    Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
    Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
    O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
    BioTelemetry,
  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Mortgage real estate investment trust CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) announced today that it had agreed to be acquired by fellow mortgage REIT Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: TWO) and Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barclays set a $17.00 price target on Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO) in a report published on Friday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has a buy rating on the real estate investment trust’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $16.50.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:BBGI) Director Mark S. Fowler sold 5,505 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.78, for a total value of $59,343.90. Following the sale, the director now owns 34,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $368,665.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Live Ventures Incorporated(LIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Live Stars (CURRENCY:LIVE) traded up 2.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on June 25th. Over the last seven days, Live Stars has traded down 10.1% against the dollar. One Live Stars token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0249 or 0.00000400 BTC on major exchanges. Live Stars has a total market cap of $990,922.00 and $25,651.00 worth of Live Stars was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Live Ventures (NASDAQ: LIVE) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Rogers Corporation(ROG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dimensional Fund Advisors LP trimmed its holdings in Rogers Co. (NYSE:ROG) by 0.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 931,241 shares of the electronics maker’s stock after selling 7,785 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 5.06% of Rogers worth $103,795,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Barclays set a CHF 315 price target on Roche Holding Ltd. Genussscheine (VTX:ROG) in a research note issued to investors on Monday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the healthcare company’s stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Roche Holding Ltd. Genussscheine (VTX:ROG) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-two research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and ten have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is CHF 250.90.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rogers (NYSE: ROG) and Kraton (NYSE:KRA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Rogers Corp  (NYSE:ROG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 20, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued their buy rating on shares of Roche Holding Ltd. Genussscheine (VTX:ROG) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Banco Santander, S.A.(SAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HRT Financial LLC bought a new position in Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 36,815 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $196,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Banco Santander (BME:SAN) has been assigned a €3.80 ($4.42) price target by analysts at Kepler Capital Markets in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “sell” rating on the stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) fell 13.2 percent to $10.95 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.33 percent on Friday.
    Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) shares fell 8.7 percent to $5.33 in pre-market trading after declining 2.83 percent on Friday.
    Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) fell 8 percent to $32.75 in the pre-market trading session.
    AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) shares fell 7.4 percent to $51.17 in pre-market trading.
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) fell 7.4 percent to $4.54 in pre-market trading.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) fell 7 percent to $31.83 in pre-market trading.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares fell 6.5 percent to $30.29 in pre-market trading after dropping 10.60 percent on Friday.
    Manhattan Bridge Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOAN) fell 6.2 percent to $6.85 in pre-market trading.
    RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDHL) fell 6 percent to $6.67 in pre-market trading.
    QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE: QEP) shares fell 5.8 percent to $11.45 in pre-market trading after dropping 6.75 percent on Friday.
    Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH) fell 5.5 percent to $61.53 in pre-market trading.
    CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI) shares fell 5.2 percent to $11.70 in pre-market trading

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Banco Santander SA (NYSE: SAN) dropped about 3.2% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $6.27. Shares closed at $6.48 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $7.57. Volume of around 7.6 million shares was about 10% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “Jefferies Group Analysts Give Sanofi (SAN) a €72.00 Price Target” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece of content on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright and trademark law. The original version of this piece of content can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3353529/jefferies-group-analysts-give-sanofi-san-a-72-00-price-target.html.

Top 10 Stocks To Own For 2019: Harte-Hanks, Inc.(HHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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    Harte-Hanks (HHS) Name Four New Independent Directors (streetinsider.com) Harte Hanks (HHS) Given $15.00 Consensus Price Target by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Harte Hanks to Appoint Four New Independent Directors to the Board (feeds.benzinga.com) Harte Hanks (HHS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com) Harte Hanks (HHS) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue? (zacks.com)

    Shares of Harte Hanks traded up $0.65, reaching $10.96, during trading hours on Friday, according to Marketbeat.com. The stock had a trading volume of 46,930 shares, compared to its average volume of 18,474. Harte Hanks has a 12 month low of $7.30 and a 12 month high of $14.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $64.54 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -9.13 and a beta of 0.90.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Harte Hanks (NYSE:HHS) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

    HHS has been the topic of a number of other reports. Noble Financial reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Harte Hanks in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Harte Hanks from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Bioblast Pharma Ltd. (NASDAQ: ORPN) shares rose 29.6 percent to $3.22.
    Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX) surged 23.3 percent to $19.60 after the company reported commencement of modified Dutch auction cash tender for up to $16 million of common stock.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.1 percent to $15.8003.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) gained 18.1 percent to $5.54 following commencement of EU blood grouping field trial.
    Shineco, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYHT) climbed 17.1 percent to $1.9899 following Q3 results. Shineco posted Q3 earnings of $0.21 per share on sales of $13.3 million.
    CPI Card Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PMTS) rose 17 percent to $3.0999.
    Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE) shares climbed 12 percent to $2.2613. The stock spiked more than 14 percent Thursday near the close as traders circulate word the Delaware lottery is planning to introduce full sports betting in June.
    Harte Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS) shares gained 7.2 percent to $11.05 after the company late Thursday appointed four new independent directors to board.
    Cronos Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON) rose 6.4 percent to $6.17.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares gained 6.3 percent to $3.74.
    Global Self Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ: SELF) shares climbed 6 percent to $4.20.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Noble Financial reissued their buy rating on shares of Harte Hanks (NYSE:HHS) in a report issued on Thursday.

    HHS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Harte Hanks from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Harte Hanks from a hold rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, August 14th.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

JM Financial’s research report on GTPL Hathway

GTPL reported standalone 4Q and FY18 results, and consolidated FY18 results on Friday. Its consol. revenue of INR 10.9bn [+20% yoy] was 2.8% below our forecast, but excluding activation, adjusted revenue of INR 10.0bn was 2.3% lower. Further, FY18 EBITDA of INR 2.92bn [+42%] was 4.6% lower, but adj. EBITDA of INR 1.98bn [+51%] was merely 2.5% below our forecast. Reported FY18 PAT was INR 611mn, but adjusting for exceptional item [42mn expense], and prior period taxes [50mn estimate], GTPL’s normalised PAT of INR 703mn was up 75% yoy, but came in c.11% lower. Further, despite marginally lower EBITDA and higher capex [INR 2.87bn vs. 2.75bn forecast], GTPL’s net debt of INR 1.93bn was below our estimate [2.33bn], thanks to lower receivables and higher payables. GTPL’s board has recommended DPS of INR 1.0 for FY18 (18.4% pay out; 22% gross), which we find disappointing, given the company’s under leveraged balance sheet—0.66x ND/EBITDA ratio. GTPL remains the best run and the most undervalued video business among listed MSOs, having exposure to a secular home-broadband-growth opportunity.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gladstone Land Corporation(LAND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landsec (LON:LAND) announced a dividend on Tuesday, May 15th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be given a dividend of GBX 14.65 ($0.20) per share on Friday, July 27th. This represents a yield of 1.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 21st. This is an increase from Landsec’s previous dividend of $9.85. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Strs Ohio increased its holdings in shares of Gladstone Land Corp (NASDAQ:LAND) by 47.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 22,299 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,216 shares during the quarter. Strs Ohio owned approximately 0.14% of Gladstone Land worth $282,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Core Laboratories N.V.(CLB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    But several individual companies bucked the indexes’ trend. Read on to learn why MiMedx Group (NASDAQ:MDXG), Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB), and Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) trailed the broader market today.

  • [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 Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Cypress Energy Partners (CELP) vs. Core Laboratories (CLB) Head-To-Head Contrast (americanbankingnews.com) Core Laboratories (CLB) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Core Laboratories (CLB) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) Core Laboratories NV (CLB) Reached 12-Month High on May, 16 at $126.33 (usindexlive.com) Increase in Demand for POC Testing to Boost the Fecal Occult Testing Market| Technavio (oaoa.com)

    Core Laboratories opened at $127.31 on Monday, Marketbeat reports. Core Laboratories has a 52-week low of $86.55 and a 52-week high of $130.34. The firm has a market cap of $5.63 billion, a PE ratio of 63.66 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a quick ratio of 1.76, a current ratio of 2.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.55.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    One of the attractive ways to invest in the oil and gas industry is in oil services companies. These picks-and-shovels businesses — or, in some cases, guns for hire to do a job — can generate great returns and can allow investors to target a specific trend in the industry like shale drilling or offshore development. When it comes to oil services giant Baker Hughes, a GE Company (NYSE:BHGE) and specialist Core Laboratories (NYSE:CLB), chances are you’re betting on the same trend in the industry even though the businesses themselves are so different.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ANIP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Canaccord Genuity set a $82.00 target price on ANI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ANIP) in a research report released on Tuesday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:ANIP) have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc Common Stock earned a media sentiment score of -0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 48.3270217581665 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mallinckrodt (NYSE: MNK) and ANI Pharmaceuticals Inc Common Stock (NASDAQ:ANIP) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: NextEra Energy Partners, LP(NEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Nextera Energy Partners (NEP)

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  • [By Jason Hall]

    It might be surprising to learn that there are a handful of solid dividend stocks in the renewables space: A segment more readily known for high-growth (or just high-risk) solar stocks is also where you can find some of the best dividend stocks out there. Three that look particularly compelling today are Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI), TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP), and NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Nextera Energy Partners (NEP)

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    For the most part, a nuclear or coal-fired power plant in Maine will generate the same amount of electricity as an identical power plant of the same type in Texas. But the energy output of several identical wind or solar farms can vary quite a bit between locations, because they rely on their environment for “fuel”. It’s a huge consideration when weighing the portfolios of renewable energy asset companies such as Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI) and NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP).

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    While this call does not automatically generate a $100 billion market value in the next 12 months, it would put NextEra Energy within striking distance of being worth that much. The firm sees new growth opportunities at the non-regulated NextEra Energy Resources business and at the limited partnership, NextEra Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: NEP), as contributing to its earnings growth and supporting its dividend.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New(SIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Private Advisor Group LLC trimmed its position in shares of Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE:SIX) by 5.9% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 14,836 shares of the company’s stock after selling 930 shares during the quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC’s holdings in Six Flags Entertainment were worth $1,040,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Integrity Gaming (OTCMKTS: IGAMF) and Six Flags (NYSE:SIX) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mason Street Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Six Flags (NYSE:SIX) by 2.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 39,495 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,106 shares during the quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC’s holdings in Six Flags were worth $2,459,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Jim Reid-Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of Six Flags (SIX) , the theme park operator that just posted a 74-cents-a-share loss, compared to estimates for a loss of 79 cents. Shares rallied 5.6% on the news.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019

Wall Street analysts are underestimating Netflix’s potential user growth over the next several years as the company turns its focus to a far larger global market, according to Goldman Sachs.

As Netflix’s audience transitions from television, in-home viewing toward mobile, out-of-home viewing, its subscriber pool should skyrocket in large, emerging markets like India, analyst Heath Terry told clients Tuesday.

“Despite Netflix outperforming consensus estimates for net subscriber additions for the past five years, analyst forecasts continue to understate the company’s future growth, both near and long term, in our view,” the Goldman analyst wrote.

Though the Los Gatos, California-company missed big on subscriber growth in the second quarter, Netflix has topped user projections in four of the last five quarters.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: The ExOne Company(XONE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) fell by 9.9% to 2.33 million shares. About 24% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price soared by nearly 24% in the period ending August 31. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.16 to $12.50, and shares closed at $8.93 on Wednesday, up about 4.8% for the day. Days to cover rose from 10 to 16.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) rose by 2.7% to 2.58 million shares. About 26.6% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price rose by about 3.7% in the two weeks ending August 15. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.16 to $12.50, and shares closed at $8.48 on Friday, up about 0.8% for the day. Days to cover fell from 26 to 10.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) shot up 5.5% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $10.94 and last traded at $10.01. 5,080 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 152,117 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.59.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Short interest in The ExOne Co. (NASDAQ: XONE) jumped 21.2% to 2.88 million shares. About 29.6% of the company’s shares were short. ExOne’s share price fell by about 5.6% in the two weeks ending May 15. The stock’s 52-week range is $6.23 to $14.23, and shares closed at $6.33 on Thursday, down about 0.2% for the day. Days to cover fell from 23 to 15.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Union Bankshares Corporation(UBSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Union Bankshares Corp (NASDAQ:UBSH) Director G William Beale sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.56, for a total value of $41,560.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Union Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSH) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: ClearSign Combustion Corporation(CLIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Clearsign Combustion (NASDAQ:CLIR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clearsign Combustion earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.3610235421976 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Clearsign Combustion (NASDAQ:CLIR) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Clearsign Combustion earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.3826189369742 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Independent Bank Corporation(IBCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Independent Bank (NASDAQ:IBCP) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

    IBCP has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Independent Bank from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. ValuEngine raised Independent Bank from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a hold rating on shares of Independent Bank in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Hovde Group set a $26.00 price objective on Independent Bank and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Independent Bank presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $25.25.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Independent Bank Co.(MI) (NASDAQ:IBCP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $26.33.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New(SIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE: SIX) is the world’s largest regional theme park with 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada, serving more than 31 million guests annually. Revenue growth slowed last year to 3% from a pace of 5% over the last three years but lower operating expenses helped the company deliver a 46% increase in operating earnings. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of 2017 attendance was from season pass holders, up from 30% in 2009.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 8 percent to $64.01 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Eaton Vance Management decreased its holdings in shares of Six Flags (NYSE:SIX) by 8.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 30,237 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,725 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Six Flags were worth $1,883,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Even though 2017 was an extraordinary year for the growth and momentum of the cannabis industry, 2018 promises to be even better, as acceptance of pot grows – both medically and recreational.

With California making the use of recreational pot legal, and Canada moving toward doing the same across the entire country, it will keep the impetus behind the trend in play.

This is good news for many companies in the indusry, including Aurora Cannabis (OTCQX:ACBFF), which will complete its Aurora Sky project around the time marijuana is legalized in Canada.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New(SIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The country’s two largest theme park operators have already checked in with their holiday-quarter results, and now it’s time to see how the leading regional amusement park players are doing. Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN) reports its latest financials on Wednesday morning. Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE:SIX) follows with its earnings release the next morning.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Integrity Gaming (OTCMKTS: IGAMF) and Six Flags (NYSE:SIX) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    In this episode of Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, Vincent Shen and Motley Fool contributor Dan Kline take a first pass at understanding what it takes to run a theme park with three of the biggest names in the industry — Six Flags (NYSE:SIX), Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN), and SeaWorld (NYSE:SEAS).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SIX (CURRENCY:SIX) traded down 0.6% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 15:00 PM Eastern on February 4th. One SIX token can currently be bought for about $0.0061 or 0.00000177 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinsuper, Liquid and Stellarport. SIX has a total market cap of $1.68 million and $58,579.00 worth of SIX was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, SIX has traded down 6.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $64.54 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Smart(SFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Smart & Final Stores (NYSE:SFS) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) and Kroger (NYSE:KR) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    But over the past five years, the industry has been turned upside down by changes in business models, a focus on delivery, and mass consolidation. While the dust is far from settled, here are 10 of the largest publicly traded grocers you can buy stock in.

    Company Market Cap Stores Regions Chains
    Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) $780 billion 500 USA Whole Foods
    Walmart (NYSE:WMT) $250 billion 11,700 Worldwide Walmart
    Costco (NASDAQ:COST) $86 billion 750 USA Costco
    Kroger (NYSE:KR) $21 billion 2,800 USA Kroger, Roundy’s, Ralph’s, Food 4 Less
    Sprouts (NASDAQ: SFM) $3 billion 300 Western and Southern U.S. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
    Weis Market (NYSE: WMK) $1.3 billion 200 Mid-Atlantic U.S. Weis Market
    SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) $630 million 100 Midwestern U.S. Cub Foods, Shopper’s Food, Hornbacher
    Ingles Market (NASDAQ: IMKTA) $580 million 200 Southeastern U.S. Ingles Market, Sav-Mor
    Smart & Final (NYSE: SFS) $360 million 350 Western U.S. Smart & Final, Cash & Carry
    Natural Grocers (NYSE: NGVC) $230 million 150 Western U.S. Natural Grocers

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance, company websites.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Tronox Limited(TROX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Tronox Ltd (OTCMKTS:TROX) traded down 8.6% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $10.95 and last traded at $11.09. 1,237,777 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 7% from the average session volume of 1,334,449 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.14.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Tronox (NYSE:TROX) jumped over 20% today after the company announced it had filed a joint motion with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to delay the appeal schedule regarding the review of its proposed acquisition of Cristal. The move suggests the titanium dioxide manufacturer and the FTC are making progress toward a compromise over the acquisition of the Saudi-based chemicals producer, which has been under intense regulatory scrutiny for two years. 

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tronox (OTCMKTS:TROX) had its target price lowered by equities research analysts at BMO Capital Markets to $13.00 in a report released on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the basic materials company’s stock. BMO Capital Markets’ target price indicates a potential upside of 0.93% from the company’s previous close.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: City Holding Company(CHCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Griffin Industrial Realty, Inc.(GRIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gazit Globe (NASDAQ: GRIF) and Griffin Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:GRIF) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRIF) by 155.3% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 3,876 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,358 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned approximately 0.08% of Griffin Land & Nurseries worth $142,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Griffin Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:GRIF) and NEW WORLD Dev L/ADR (OTCMKTS:NDVLY) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Griffin Industrial Realty (NASDAQ:GRIF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Griffin Industrial Realty earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.889795908597 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: United States Steel Corporation(X)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    “One seemingly interesting bright spot though now that the sector has come off a bit is steel. Two steel stocks in United States Steel Corporation (X) and Steel Dynamics, Inc. (STLD) not only are looking technically attractive once again, they’re offering some nice value on a fundamental basis, albeit for very different reasons.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    However, it also speaks to the flexibility of the company’s growth goals and how they have shifted with the market. When the industry was struggling, Nucor was more willing to expand via acquisition, taking advantage of the downturn to pick up assets at bargain prices. At this point, the overall steel industry is starting to recover, with even financially weak competitors like United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) and AK Steel (NYSE:AKS) reporting notably improved financial results in 2017. Now Nucor is shifting gears and working to fine-tune the profile of its business from within.   

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    The Trump administration is considering a 25% tariff on up to $200 billion in Chinese goods. This is the latest escalation of an ongoing trade spat that has ripped through the heartland of the United States and threatens to bring the market rally to a screeching halt. On Tuesday, soybean prices rallied more than $0.28 in Chicago on speculation that the Trump administration is looking to resolve trade relations with China. Following the White House’s announcement, soybeans gave back a majority of those gains as trade fears rattled the agriculture industry. Finally, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is on the verge of becoming the first $1 trillion company by market capitalization. The firm was close to topping $200 per share on Wednesday morning after a terrific earnings report after the bell yesterday.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, X, CPB
    Will today be the reckoning for Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA)? Today, the company will report earnings for the second quarter of 2018. The notorious cash-burning company is expected to report a quarterly profit loss of -$2.76 per share on top of $3.79 billion in revenue. The earnings report that is sliding under the radar today is from United States Steel Corp. (NYSE: X). Following the implementation of U.S. President Donald Trump’s steel tariffs on foreign suppliers, it will be interesting to see how the company has fared under the White House’s protectionist policies. In addition, we will want to know if the firm plans to increase its domestic investments and bolster its hiring. Pay a

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TMX Group Ltd (TSE:X) – Equities researchers at National Bank Financial lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of TMX Group in a research report issued on Monday, July 16th. National Bank Financial analyst J. Gloyn now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $1.30 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $1.33. National Bank Financial currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $88.00 price target on the stock. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for TMX Group’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.35 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $5.68 EPS.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: United Bankshares Inc.(UBSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) – Analysts at Boenning Scattergood reduced their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of United Bankshares in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, January 30th. Boenning Scattergood analyst M. Schultheis now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.63 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.64. Boenning Scattergood has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for United Bankshares’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.65 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.63 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.55 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.60 EPS.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , American Airlines (AAL) , Align Technology (ALGN) , Procter & Gamble (PG) , United Bankshares (UBSI) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Dominion Energy (D) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of United Bankshares (NASDAQ:UBSI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.33.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Encore Wire Corporation(WIRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Encore Wire (NASDAQ:WIRE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

    A number of other research analysts also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Encore Wire from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. DA Davidson set a $60.00 target price on Encore Wire and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Encore Wire presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $60.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Encore Wire (NASDAQ: WIRE) and Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.(CALM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ:CALM) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $52.15 and last traded at $52.25, with a volume of 5956 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $51.05.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cal-Maine Foods Inc (NASDAQ:CALM) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $55.00.

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: LC, GE, GS
    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has ousted its CEO John Flannery. Shares are up more than 10% as investors celebrated the news. GE has been mired in a slump, particularly its turbine business. The firm’s new CEO is H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., the former CEO of the industrial firm Danaher. Shares of LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC) are under pressure after the SEC charged one of the firm’s divisions with mishandling client money. This weekend, the firm reached a settlement with regulators on charges that the firm inflated its revenue and made changes to products to make the firm look healthier than it is. As a result, the firm’s board of directors forced CEO Renaud Laplanche to resign. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) has replaced CEO Lloyd Blankfein, who has stepped down after more than a decade at the helm at one of Wall Street’s most iconic banks. David Solomon – who has previously served as the firm’s president and COO – will now bet the new CEO. His tenure begins at a tough time for Goldman as the bank struggles with lower trading desk revenues. Look for earnings reports today from Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) and Xcerra Corp. (NASDAQ: XCRA).

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News headlines about Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cal-Maine Foods earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.5279430715424 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.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was generally a good day for the stock market, although major benchmarks showed a considerable amount of variation in how they performed. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 seemed to benefit the most from news that the U.S., Mexico, and Canada had resolved their trade differences and come to a trilateral agreement, but the Nasdaq Composite lagged, and small-cap stocks posted substantial declines. Also hurting the overall market were some disturbing developments regarding some key companies. Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN), Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX), and Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Buy For 2019: Owens Corning Inc(OC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors acquired 28,306 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 4,772% compared to the average volume of 581 call options.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) dropped as much as 14% today after the company announced second-quarter 2018 earnings. The manufacturer of roofing materials, building insulation, and composites delivered a relatively solid performance compared to the year-ago period, with revenue up 14% and net income up 26%.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-one brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation and eleven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $82.13.

  • [By Neha Chamaria, Chris Neiger, and Maxx Chatsko]

    Three of our Motley contributors have identified a trio of such value stocks you could consider buying right now: Owens Corning (NYSE:OC), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP), and General Motors (NYSE:GM). Here’s what makes these stocks so compelling.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018

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I have been following the publicly-traded cannabis stocks for over five years now, and one of the most interesting developments has been the recent introduction of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) focusing on the sector. Many investors prefer buying a fund over picking individual stocks, as a fund offers diversification and allows the investor to save the time and effort required to select individual securities. These benefits come with the cost of the management fee, which&a;nbsp;is not inconsequential and can eat into the returns over time.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: Facebook, Inc.(FB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Many people have become frightened by AI’s range of possibilities — and not just because tech’s frightful five (Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) , Facebook Inc. (FB) , Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) , Microsoft Inc. (MSFT) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) ) became early adopters of AI. Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, who dabbles in other, equally scary technology like self-driving cars has been one of AI’s staunchest critics, calling it an existential threat to the human race. 

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) doesn’t disclose how much revenue Instagram generates, but if the numbers it does provide are any indication, it’s a lot. Most recently, the company announced it surpassed 1 million active advertisers. That’s up from 500,000 just six months ago and 200,000 around this time last year.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    “Make no mistake,” Robinson said, “each member of the FAANG-Plus group is a great company. We’re talking Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) – plus Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).”

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    Other popular stocks for TD Ameritrade investors according to the May IMX were powerhouse tech companies that had solid quarterly earnings:

    Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB), which beat on both EPS and revenue estimates and also grew its monthly active users by 18 percent year-over-year to nearly 2 billion;
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), which had a decent report but also reached a quarter of a trillion dollars in cash reserves.

    One outlier among the high value tech stocks that investors flocked to during the last month was Advanced Micro Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), which posted average EPS and revenue compared to estimates and similar semiconductor companies. However, TD Ameritrade investors were still mostly bullish on the company, which received some attention on ultimately unfounded rumors of a partnership with Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its short interest increase to 32.08 million shares from the previous 29.90 million. Shares were last seen trading at $159.69, within a 52-week range of $144.42 to $195.32.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (LTEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 ]

    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 ]

    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 Medical Stocks For 2018: CYREN Ltd.(CYRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) got a boost, shooting up 41 percent to $2.33 after the company reported a strategic investment from Warburg Pincus Funds.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $9.86 billion.
    Aecom (NYSE: ACM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $4.67 billion.
    JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ: JD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $12.60 billion.
    58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $383.60 million.
    Kamada Ltd (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $25.00 million.
    Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PTN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $28.00 million.
    TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $15.81 million.
    Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ: ABY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $290.80 million.
    Asure Software Inc (NASDAQ: ASUR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $15.26 million.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $7.90 million.
    Viewray Inc (NASDAQ: VRAY) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $18.58 million.

     

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.(HA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    While most of its fellow airline stocks were grounded last year, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) soared to new heights. Shares of Hawaiian Airlines’ parent company rose 61% during 2016, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Not surprisingly, shares of Hawaii-focused airline company Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) fell last Wednesday, following Kelly’s comments about Southwest Airlines expanding to Hawaii. However, while Southwest’s entry into the Hawaii market could cause some short-term disruption, it isn’t likely to hurt Hawaiian Airlines’ positioning in the long run.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Investors had high expectations for Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) and Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) leading up to their earnings reports last week. Between late June 2016 and mid-January, shares of Hawaiian Holdings climbed 50%. Southwest Airlines stock was close behind, with a gain of more than 35% over that period.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: region(XIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    This led some traders to purchase leveraged ETFs that move inverse to the VIX, like theVelocityShares Daily Inv VIX Short Term(Nasdaq: XIV).

    The VIX is a derivative of the broad S&P 500, and the XIV is a derivative of that derivative.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: Ducommun Incorporated(DCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Cidara Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTX), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ: HQY), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX) and PolarityTE Inc. (NASDAQ: COOL).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: First NBC Bank Holding Company(FNBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    First NBC Bank Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNBC) shares dropped 91 percent to $0.250. First NBC Bank was closed by the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Healthcare real estate is just as defensive of an investment as net-lease retail, and has even more growth potential in the years ahead. One beaten-down healthcare REIT that I have my eye on in 2017 is Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH).

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation New(SIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    That’s not to say the consumer never leaves the house, but when they do, they shop for their homes at Home Depot (HD) and Home Goods, the TJX Stores (TJX) chain that’s knocking it out of the park. The consumer is also visiting theme parks like Six Flags (SIX) and Walt Disney (DIS) and they’re also going on Carnival Cruises (CCL) .

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares climbed 54.2 percent to $1.25 on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
    Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) climbed 21.3 percent to $9.40 following strong Q1 results.
    Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) gained 16.5 percent to $4.60.
    K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares rose 11.2 percent to $15.4206 following Q3 results.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) shares rose 11 percent to $15.3289. McDermott issued a release reiterating rejection of Subsea 7's offer.
    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
    Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
    Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares were also up, gaining 9 percent to $64.54 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.

  • [By ]

    For his “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Jim Reid-Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of Six Flags (SIX) , the theme park operator that just posted a 74-cents-a-share loss, compared to estimates for a loss of 79 cents. Shares rallied 5.6% on the news.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Cara Therapeutics (CARA) , Verizon (VZ) , Radius Health (RDUS) and Six Flags (SIX) .

    Cramer was bearish on Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ) , General Motors (GM) , Pandora Media (P) , Cedar Fair (FUN) , Quotient Technology (QUOT) and Rite Aid (RAD) .

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: (VIAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    To be sure, there are differences between all these new offerings both on price and channel selection, as well as functions for binge-watching and recording live shows. Google’s YouTube TV won’t include networks owned by Time Warner, Viacom (VIAB) and AMC Networks (AMCX) , but it will offer a DVR service that saves programs for nine months. Play Station Vue offers lots of digital video games, which plays into a large part of Sony’s business.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) which rose about 7% to $32.71. The stocks 52-week range is $22.13 to $46.72. Volume was about 11 million compared to the daily average volume of roughly 5.8 million.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Shari Redstone, the daughter of Sumner Redstone who controls CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) and Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIAB), wants to merge the two companies, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    This morning, President Trump suggested that the United States is considering strong military action in response to recent chemical attacks carried out on civilians by the Syrian government. The president promised to send “nice and new and ‘smart'” missiles to Syria and accused the Russian government of partnering with a “Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” The president’s remarks are a significant departure from comments made last week, which suggested that the United States would be pulling out of Syria in the coming months. Trump’s threat of war over a recent chemical attack in Syria drove crude oil and gold prices higher. Geopolitical worries often offer a boost to commodity prices due to concerns about supply. Trump’s threat comes at a time that markets are already concerned about a significant military conflict in the Middle East between Saudi Arabia and Iran. WTI crude prices added 0.9% to hit $66.10 per barrel. Brent crude pushed to $71.10 per barrel. Gold price topped $1,350 per ounce and are poised for bigger gains. According to Axios, U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) has privately told friends that he will not seek reelection in the fall. The news comes at a perilous time for Republicans, who are expected to lose the House of Representatives and potentially the Senate. Axios was the first to report the news. The story is also notable because Ryan recently achieved his long-time goal of passing tax reform in late 2017.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: FB, FOXA, CBS
    Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) fell in pre-market hours on news that investigators from the European Commission raided the firm’s London office yesterday. Reports indicate that investigators are trying to keep their goals confidential. However, there has been a lot of scrutiny over Rupert Murdoch’s goal to purchase rival Sky in recent months. British authorities have argued that this deal would not be in the public’s best interest. Accor

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI