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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019

General Electric (GE) reported earnings last week, earnings that didn’t exactly thrill investors. Deutsche Bank’s John Inch has his own issues with General Electric’s earnings:

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Challenged organic order growth continued: General Electric reported Industrial organic equipment orders down 13% despite easy comparisons (Industrial organic equipment orders in 3Q15 were down 23%). This represented the fifth quarter in a row of down double-digit organic Industrial equipment orders for General Electric. General Electric’s signature gas turbine orders were down 50% to 11 units. (It was not that long ago that analyst(s) suggested the primary directional value driver for General Electric was the trajectory for gas turbines.)

As a long cycle company (and certainly the largest), General Electric’s orders are critical to determining its future profit growth from operations. Consequently, the down double-digit orders for 5 quarters bode poorly for the fundamental set-up into 2017 and the “hockey stick” EPS trajectory required to make “$2.00+” in 2018 which the company again reaffirmed as its target on the conference call.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.32-0.33 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.28. The company issued revenue guidance of $284-287 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $283.98 million.At Home Group also updated its FY19 guidance to $1.25-1.30 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    At Home Group Inc (NYSE:HOME) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the twelve brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $42.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine downgraded shares of At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Tuesday.

    Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of At Home Group from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $39.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 18th. Bank of America boosted their price target on shares of At Home Group from $37.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, June 8th. Wells Fargo & Co started coverage on shares of At Home Group in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. They set an outperform rating and a $42.00 price target on the stock. Morgan Stanley raised shares of At Home Group from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $35.00 to $47.00 in a research report on Tuesday, June 26th. Finally, KeyCorp reissued an overweight rating and set a $42.00 price target (up from $35.00) on shares of At Home Group in a research report on Tuesday, May 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. At Home Group currently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $41.11.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Real Money columnist Robert Lang says that while retail “has certainly had its challenges over the past couple of years, between difficulties in the mall and then the big gorilla in the room, Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) …there are a handful of names that continue to perform well, one of those is At Home Group (HOME) .

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Cass Information Systems, Inc(CASS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bessemer Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Cass Information Systems (NASDAQ:CASS) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 12,600 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $867,000. Bessemer Group Inc. owned approximately 0.10% of Cass Information Systems as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Cass Information Systems (NASDAQ:CASS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cass Information Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 44.0125451243393 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: AeroCentury Corp.(ACY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AeroCentury (NYSEAMERICAN:ACY) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “AeroCentury Corp. was formed to acquire JetFleet Aircraft, L.P. and JetFleet Aircraft II, L.P., in a statutory merger. The company is an operating lessor and finance company which specializes in leasing used turboprop aircraft and engines. The company’s aircraft and engines are on lease to regional airlines and commercial users in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., South America and Europe. (PRESS RELEASE) “

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TheStreet downgraded shares of AeroCentury (NYSEAMERICAN:ACY) from a b rating to a c rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AeroCentury from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc.(LOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock (NYSE:LOR) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc common stock earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 48.1658217953419 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Credit Suisse Asset Management Income Fund, Inc.(CIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Credit Suisse AM Inc Fund Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:CIK) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, June 27th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 11th will be given a dividend of 0.0225 per share on Tuesday, July 17th. This represents a $0.27 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 10th. This is an increase from Credit Suisse AM Inc Fund’s previous monthly dividend of $0.02.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Midland States Bancorp, Inc. (MSBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News headlines about Midland States Bancorp (NASDAQ:MSBI) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Midland States Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.8228508822808 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Midland States Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:MSBI) Director John M. Schultz sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.70, for a total transaction of $67,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $32.22, but opened at $32.20. SM Energy shares last traded at $31.49, with a volume of 60289 shares trading hands.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SM Energy (NYSE:SM) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of SM Energy in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 23rd. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of ($0.08) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.09). Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for SM Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.00 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.00 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.35 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.48 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust(IIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    6 Meridian bought a new position in Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust (NYSE:IIM) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 62,491 shares of the investment management company’s stock, valued at approximately $883,000. 6 Meridian owned about 0.13% of Invesco Value Municipal Income Trust at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) will be announcing its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.26 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alexco Resource Corp(AXU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019

Interest rates are surging and stocks like J.P. Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs would make great additions to a portfolio in times like these, if history is any indication.

Shares of J.P. Morgan surge an average of 5.2 percent over a one-month span when rates are rising sharply, while Goldman’s stock averages a gain of 3.9 percent in such instances. Banks usually benefit from higher rates as they make loans more profitable.

DowDuPont, Exxon Mobil and Visa are also among the best-performing stocks in this environment. When rates move sharply higher, DowDuPont and Exxon Mobil both average gains of 3.5 percent, while Visa posts averages a rise of 3.4 percent.

CNBC used analytics tool Kensho to determine the best-performing stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average when the 10-year Treasury note yield rises 25 basis points or more over a span of 30 days. There have been 18 instances of such a move happening since 2008. Last week alone, the 10-year yield rose more than 15 basis points.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Portland General Electric Company(POR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on POR. Guggenheim reiterated a hold rating and set a $40.00 target price on shares of Portland General Electric in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Bank of America downgraded shares of Portland General Electric from a neutral rating to an underperform rating and cut their target price for the stock from $41.00 to $39.00 in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on shares of Portland General Electric from $42.00 to $41.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Portland General Electric from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $42.44.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sky Solar (NYSE: POR) and Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Opus Investment Management Inc. lowered its holdings in Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) by 8.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 95,200 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 8,400 shares during the quarter. Opus Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.11% of Portland General Electric worth $3,857,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its stake in shares of Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) by 16.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 646,219 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 93,580 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned 0.72% of Portland General Electric worth $27,633,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Envestnet, Inc(ENV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Envestnet Inc (NYSE:ENV) insider Shelly O’brien sold 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.23, for a total value of $216,920.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zillow (NASDAQ: ZG) and Envestnet (NYSE:ENV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Total System Services (NYSE: ENV) and Envestnet (NYSE:ENV) are both business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: CRH Medical Corporation(CRHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lessened its holdings in shares of CRH Medical Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:CRHM) by 36.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 867,243 shares of the company’s stock after selling 495,404 shares during the period. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp owned about 1.19% of CRH Medical worth $3,564,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Integrated Electrical Services Inc.(IESC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gendell Jeffrey L decreased its stake in shares of IES Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:IESC) by 0.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,319,064 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 36,081 shares during the period. IES comprises 21.0% of Gendell Jeffrey L’s portfolio, making the stock its largest holding. Gendell Jeffrey L owned about 0.58% of IES worth $186,634,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd.(HOLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:HOLI) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the five brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $25.00.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:HOLI) fell as much as 31.5% in trading Wednesday, after the company reported fiscal fourth-quarter 2018 results. By the time the market closed, some of those gains had been clawed back but were still down 11.1% for the day. 

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88.
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results.
    SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat.
    Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results.
    Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90.
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) rose 75.31 percent to close at $9.94 after reporting Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 40.62 percent to close at $4.50 on Tuesday after reporting 2017 year-end results.
    MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) gained 34.39 percent to close at $3.40.
    MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) gained 32.74 percent to close at $1.50 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
    Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) surged 31.15 percent to close at $8.00 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) rose 21.07 percent to close at $11.09. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) rose 20.23 percent to close at $10.58.
    Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) shares gained 17.62 percent to close at $17.82.
    Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: APVO) rose 17.1 percent to close at $5.82.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) shares jumped 16.23 percent to close at $4.87 following Q1 earnings.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) rose 16.04 percent to close at $3.69.
    PPDAI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PPDF) climbed 15.99 percent to close at $7.98 following Q1 results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.93 percent to close at $3.42.
    LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) gained 15.59 percent to close at $0.5532 following Q1 results.
    Sophiris Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPHS) gained 13.92 percent to close at $3.52 on Tuesday following Q1 results.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) jumped 13.4 percent to close at $2.37.
    Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI) shares surged 13.05 percent to close
  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:HOLI) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $21.44.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Synchronoss Technologies Inc.(SNCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) were suspended from trading on the Nasdaq on Monday due to the company’s failure to satisfy the Nasdaq listing requirements. Synchronoss hasn’t filed a quarterly or annual report with the SEC since February 2017 due to an ongoing financial restatement process. The stock will be quoted on the OTC markets under the same trading symbol during the suspension period. The stock dropped about 7% in pre-market trading.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    It’s been a hard road for Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR). For more than a year, the company worked through restating financials dating back well into the past, and the company found itself having to list its shares on the bulletin boards after the Nasdaq suspended trading in the stock. Nevertheless, through all of its trials and tribulations, Synchronoss has remained steadfast in its determination to emerge from its difficulties stronger than ever. Announcing financial results was a key step toward getting things back to normal.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) stock popped 21.6% on Friday after the cloud-based enterprise computing and messaging specialist announced its common shares have been approved for listing on the Nasdaq, which means they’ll resume trading on the widely followed index when the market opens on Monday, October 1, 2018.

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Steelcase Inc.(SCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SCS Group (LON:SCS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Peel Hunt in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Peel Hunt reissued their buy rating on shares of SCS Group (LON:SCS) in a research note published on Thursday.

    SCS Group stock opened at GBX 211 ($2.75) on Thursday. SCS Group has a one year low of GBX 127.13 ($1.66) and a one year high of GBX 237 ($3.09).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SpeedCash (SCS) is a coin. SpeedCash’s total supply is 476,918 coins and its circulating supply is 467,791 coins. The Reddit community for SpeedCash is /r/SpeedCash and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. SpeedCash’s official Twitter account is @SpeedCashMedia. SpeedCash’s official website is www.scash.ml.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Seaport Global Securities upgraded shares of Steelcase (NYSE:SCS) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report published on Friday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Seaport Global Securities currently has $20.00 price objective on the business services provider’s stock.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $32.22, but opened at $32.20. SM Energy shares last traded at $31.49, with a volume of 60289 shares trading hands.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “SM Energy Sees Unusually High Options Volume (SM)” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of international copyright and trademark legislation. The legal version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3353537/sm-energy-sees-unusually-high-options-volume-sm.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of oil producers Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) and SM Energy (NYSE:SM), as well as units of Golar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP), an MLP that owns liquified natural gas carriers and floating storage and regasification units, all declined by double digits by Friday afternoon. Lower oil prices weighed on the first two, while an analyst downgrade was the culprit in the latter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Scotia Howard Weill upgraded shares of SM Energy (NYSE:SM) from a sector perform rating to a sector outperform rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    SM Energy (NYSE:SM) had its target price lifted by Citigroup to $29.00 in a report issued on Friday morning, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has a neutral rating on the energy company’s stock.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc.(CYCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Investment analysts at Roth Capital assumed coverage on shares of Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CYCC) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The firm set a “buy” rating and a $8.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. Roth Capital’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 459.44% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CYCC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “CYCLACEL is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel, mechanism-targeted drugs to treat human cancers and other serious disorders. Three orally-available Cyclacel drugs are in clinical development. Sapacitabine, a cell cycle modulating nucleoside analog, is in Phase 2 studies for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia in the elderly, myelodysplastic syndromes and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Seliciclib (CYC202 or R-roscovitine), a CDK inhibitor, is in Phase 2 for the treatment of lung cancer and nasopharyngeal cancer. “

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2019: Coherent, Inc.(COHR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Epoch Investment Partners Inc. boosted its position in Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) by 6.9% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 635,597 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after purchasing an additional 41,113 shares during the quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned approximately 2.62% of Coherent worth $99,420,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) stock jumped 20.6% in August, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. The company published third-quarter results at the end of July that came in below the market’s expectations, but comments during the company’s earnings call appear to have helped the stock regain some ground.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Coherent (NASDAQ: COHR) and Integra Lifesciences (NASDAQ:IART) are both mid-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

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    Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) is one of the oldest companies in the laser technology space based in California, US. The company employs around 5,218 employees and has grown rapidly in terms of revenues as well as profits over the past few years. A recent sell-off as a result of forex risks and a negative market sentiment with respect to lasers has brought the stock price down to reasonable valuations. However, analysts continue to remain bullish on the stock with target prices showing a minimum appreciation of 40% over the current market price.

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Engineers Gate Manager LP boosted its stake in Archrock Inc (NYSE:AROC) by 241.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 95,336 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 67,426 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in Archrock were worth $834,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of AROC. CIBC Asset Management Inc acquired a new stake in Archrock in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $106,000. Amalgamated Bank acquired a new stake in Archrock in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $106,000. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd acquired a new stake in Archrock in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Virtu Financial LLC acquired a new stake in Archrock in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $111,000. Finally, Elkfork Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Archrock in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $118,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.06% of the company’s stock.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Transglobe Energy Corp(TGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    According to Zacks, “TransGlobe Energy Corporation (TGA) is an oil exploration and production company. It is a Calgary-based, growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and development company. TransGlobe is dedicated on improving productivity through promoting good oilfield development and exploitation practices including the implementation of industry leading secondary and tertiary recovery methods as well as improvements to production and transportation infrastructure. The Company conducts its operations through the Arab Republic of Egypt segment. It is primarily engaged in oil exploration, development, production and the acquisition of properties. TransGlobe Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas liquids in Egypt and Canada. It holds working interests in West Gharib, West Bakr, North West Gharib, South West Gharib, South East Gharib, South Ghazalat, South Alamein, and North West Sitra production sharing contracts. “

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)

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    A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Helmerich & Payne from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Helmerich & Payne from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. TheStreet cut shares of Helmerich & Payne from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on shares of Helmerich & Payne from $51.00 to $63.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares raised shares of Helmerich & Payne from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $42.16 to $75.00 in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $58.42.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Helmerich & Payne in a research note issued on Tuesday, June 19th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Handler forecasts that the oil and gas company will post earnings of $0.24 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Financial Group has a “Buy” rating and a $80.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Helmerich & Payne’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.62 EPS.

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    Only 10% of the companies on the list had female CEOs at the helm, four of which — Hewlett Packard (HP) , Lockheed Martin (LMT) , General Motors (GM) , and General Dynamics (GD) — grew significant revenue in five years or less. 

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    The third caller had Boeing (BA) , Helmerich & Payne (HP) , Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) , LAM Research (LRCX) and Steel Dynamics (STLD)  as her top five stocks.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Valero Energy Partners LP(VLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE: SHLX) and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report released on Friday morning.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Many of the best dividend growth stocks give their investors a raise each year. However, some companies take that to another level by handing their investors more money every single quarter. Three companies with a history of putting more money into their investors’ pockets every three months are Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: SandRidge Mississippian Trust II(SDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Matador Resources (NYSE: MTDR) and SandRidge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE:SDR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: NOW Inc.(DNOW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of NOW Inc.(NYSE:DNOW) rose sharply on Thursday, increasing more than 15% by 10:45 a.m. EDT after the oil-field equipment distributor posted expectation-beating second-quarter results.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    68 percent of flight attendants say they have experienced sexual harassment on the job (finance.yahoo.com) ValuEngine Lowers Alaska Air Group (ALK) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com) Enamoring Five Stocks: Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE:FIT), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK), NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW), Leidos … (thestreetpoint.com) Average True Range under Trader’s Radar Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) (stocktradingdesk.com) Undertaking Stocks: Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY), Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK), Innoviva, Inc. (NASDAQ … (journalfinance.net)

    ALK has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley set a $78.00 price objective on Alaska Air Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective (down previously from $115.00) on shares of Alaska Air Group in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Buckingham Research dropped their price objective on Alaska Air Group from $90.00 to $88.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 26th. TheStreet lowered Alaska Air Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Barclays lowered Alaska Air Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $90.00 to $80.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $85.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Friday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded DistributionNOW from a d+ rating to a c rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on DistributionNOW from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Cowen restated a market perform rating and set a $11.00 price objective (up previously from $9.00) on shares of DistributionNOW in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $11.00 price objective on DistributionNOW and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Friday, April 13th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated a neutral rating and set a $10.00 price objective (down previously from $12.00) on shares of DistributionNOW in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $13.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DistributionNOW (NYSE:DNOW) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.50.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The improvement in the oil industry accelerated in the second quarter thanks to higher crude prices, which in turn fueled demand for oil-field equipment. That trend benefited oil-field equipment distributor NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW), driving its revenue and earnings up sharply in what is typically a seasonally slower quarter. Because of that, the company expects strong revenue growth tocontinue for the balance of the year.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Suncor Energy Inc.(SU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Suncor Energy (TSE:SU) (NYSE:SU) had its price target lifted by TD Securities from C$57.00 to C$58.00 in a report published on Friday. TD Securities currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lifted its holdings in Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) (TSE:SU) by 24.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 336,200 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 66,088 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL’s holdings in Suncor Energy were worth $11,602,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ING Groep NV lessened its stake in Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) (TSE:SU) by 7.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 25,470 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after selling 2,035 shares during the period. ING Groep NV’s holdings in Suncor Energy were worth $880,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Last week, the biggest news out of the oil patch was that OPEC agreed to hike its output by 1 million barrels per day (BPD) starting next month. That announcement drove oil prices higher because OPEC didn’t boost production as much as some thought it might. However, while that news grabbed headlines, an under-the-radar report about issues at Suncor Energy’s (NYSE:SU) Syncrude oil sands facility in Canada could have an even bigger impact on oil prices in the U.S. over the next few months.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Enbridge Inc(ENB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    This growth helped more than offset a loss in the company’s “other” segment, which used to house its Midcoast gas gathering and processing business. Last year the MLP sold that entity back to its parent Enbridge (NYSE:ENB), and Enbridge unloaded it this week.

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Chuck Saletta]

    Whether ExxonMobil can rebound or not isn’t a question we will try to answer in this space today. Instead, here are three dividend stocks with higher yields — and what these Motley Fool investors think are better prospects — than ExxonMobil:Bladex(NYSE:BLX),Enbridge Inc. (USA) (NYSE:ENB), andGlaxoSmithKline plc (ADR)(NYSE:GSK).

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) rose 19 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 S.A. confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire McDermott.
    Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLAR) rose 18.5 percent to $8.00 in pre-market trading.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) rose 9.3 percent to $34.09 in pre-market trading after falling 2.41 percent on Friday.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 8.4 percent to $18 in pre-market trading. Lannett named Maureen M. Cavanaugh as senior vice president and chief commercial operations officer.
    Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: NAP) rose 7.1 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after gaining 11.26 percent on Friday.
    Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CORT) rose 6.9 percent to $18.80 in pre-market trading after falling 3.19 percent on Friday.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 5.7 percent to $2.40 in pre-market trading after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.6 percent to $69.20 in pre-market trading. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares rose 5.2 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 5.1 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO) shares rose 5 percent to $20 in pre-market trading.
    Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) shares rose 5 percent to $68.41 in pre-market trading.
    Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) shares rose 4.9 percent to $19.78 in the pre-market trading session.

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    You won’t always be able to avoid that risk, but taking the time to consider the business behind the high yield before buying may reduce your risk. For instance,Hess Midstream Partners (NYSE:HESM), Signet Jewelers Ltd (NYSE:SIG), and Enbridge, Inc. (NYSE:ENB) are high-yielding stocks that are backed by strong businesses, which could make them worth owning.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Contango Oil & Gas Company(MCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: SM Energy Company(SM)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SM Energy (NYSE:SM) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of SM Energy in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 23rd. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of ($0.08) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.09). Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for SM Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.00 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.00 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.35 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.48 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of oil producers Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) and SM Energy (NYSE:SM), as well as units ofGolar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP), an MLPthat owns liquified natural gas carriers and floating storage and regasification units, all declined by double digits by Friday afternoon. Lower oil prices weighed on the first two, while an analyst downgrade was the culprit in the latter.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: BHP Billiton plc(BBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) (NYSE:BHP) enjoyed a strong first half of the year, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, as sharesrose 11.5%. Those gains cameeven though the prices of some of the commodities it produces dipped.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. raised its position in shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) by 10.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 11,996 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,113 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in BHP Billiton were worth $477,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    What Analysts Expect to Drive BHP Billitons Earnings Growth (finance.yahoo.com) Why Analysts Are Becoming Bearish toward Rio Tinto (finance.yahoo.com) Warrior Met Coal (HCC) vs. BHP Billiton (BBL) Critical Review (americanbankingnews.com) BHP Billiton plc (BBL) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) FY2019 EPS Estimates for BHP Billiton plc Lifted by Analyst (BBL) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of BHP Billiton stock traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $46.49. The stock had a trading volume of 976,081 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,863,054. The company has a market cap of $49.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.40. BHP Billiton has a 1 year low of $28.73 and a 1 year high of $47.92.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of BHP Billiton plc (NYSE:BBL) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $43.47, but opened at $43.83. BHP Billiton shares last traded at $44.17, with a volume of 117112 shares.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and BHP Billiton (NYSE:BBL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

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Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: National Western Life Group, Inc.(NWLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Western Life (NASDAQ: NWLI) and Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: Guess?, Inc.(GES)

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  • [By Leo Sun]

    Several apparel retailers recently disproved the bears, who believed that sluggish mall traffic, e-tailers, and fast fashion players would bury older clothing stores. That list of winners includes Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF), Guess (NYSE:GES), and Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL), which rallied 81%, 116%, and 106%, respectively, over the past 12 months.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guess (NYSE:GES) issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.27-0.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.30. The company issued revenue guidance of $654-663 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $621.68 million.Guess also updated its FY19 guidance to $0.88-0.99 EPS.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Guess? Inc. (NYSE:GES) fell 19.4% on Thursday after the clothing retailer announced solid fiscal first-quarter 2019 results but followed with underwhelming forward earnings guidance.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Turnarounds are always difficult, because no investor wants to wait forever for a recovery. Guess? (NYSE:GES) has dealt with the normal ups and downs of its market as well as some unusual situations affecting its reputation, and that’s made some people think twice about counting on the jeans maker’s attempts to mount a full turnaround.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology(BIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bismuth (BIS) uses the hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was May 1st, 2017. Bismuth’s total supply is 11,579,876 coins and its circulating supply is 11,011,069 coins. The Reddit community for Bismuth is /r/cryptobismuth and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official message board for Bismuth is bismuth.cz/forum. Bismuth’s official Twitter account is @cryptobismuth and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for Bismuth is bismuth.cz.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bismuth (BIS) uses the hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 1st, 2017. Bismuth’s total supply is 10,193,595 coins and its circulating supply is 9,644,979 coins. The Reddit community for Bismuth is /r/cryptobismuth and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for Bismuth is bismuth.cz. Bismuth’s official Twitter account is @cryptobismuth and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official message board for Bismuth is bismuth.cz/forum.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bismuth (CURRENCY:BIS) traded 8.1% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on June 17th. Bismuth has a total market cap of $14.34 million and $48,199.00 worth of Bismuth was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Bismuth coin can now be purchased for $1.35 or 0.00020851 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and Octaex. During the last week, Bismuth has traded down 8.5% against the US dollar.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “SM Energy Sees Unusually High Options Volume (SM)” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of international copyright and trademark legislation. The legal version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3353537/sm-energy-sees-unusually-high-options-volume-sm.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SM Energy (NYSE:SM) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of SM Energy in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 23rd. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of ($0.08) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.09). Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for SM Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.00 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.00 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.35 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.48 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of oil producers Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) and SM Energy (NYSE:SM), as well as units ofGolar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP), an MLPthat owns liquified natural gas carriers and floating storage and regasification units, all declined by double digits by Friday afternoon. Lower oil prices weighed on the first two, while an analyst downgrade was the culprit in the latter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northern Trust Corp increased its position in Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 1.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 360,111 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,961 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned approximately 0.12% of Avangrid worth $18,409,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Huaneng Power International (NYSE: HNP) and Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 19.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 51,490 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,300 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Avangrid were worth $2,632,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new position in Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 5,457 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $279,000.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018

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 Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Mallinckrodt plc(MNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
  • [By ]

    Mallinckrodt (MNK) : “They had a better-than-expected quarter, but I am worried and I’m staying away.”

    Roku (ROKU) : “I thought they had a good quarter, but I’m concerned with Amazon (AMZN) coming in.”

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Melco Resorts (MLCO) , Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) , Mallinckrodt (MNK) , Roku (ROKU) and Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) .

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  • [By ]

    It may be unhealthy to trade drug stocks Friday. The word on Wall Street is to not expect too much from President Trump’s speech on drug prices. That means expect the unexpected, and prepare for a volatility spike in key healthcare names such as Express Scripts (ESRX) , CVS Health (CVS) , Endo International (ENDP) , Mallinckrodt (MNK) , McKesson (MCK) and Cardinal Health (CAH) .

    Reports TheStreet’s Bill Meagher: “Evercore ISI may be an outlier as its analysts anticipate that recent speeches by officials from the Food and Drug Administration, Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may have telegraphed the Trump administration’s willingness to move beyond loud talk and tweets into policy discussions. In those tweets and in talks with his cabinet, Trump has been critical of the pharmaceutical sector and its pricing of prescription drugs, famously saying on at least two occasions that companies are “getting away with murder.”

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: SBA Communications Corporation(SBAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday was another good day on Wall Street, thanks largely to diminished concerns about trade disputes between the U.S. and China. Chinese leaders made conciliatory comments that suggested that there could be a measured resolution to tensions between the two countries, and market participants took that as an all-clear sign to bid shares higher. Yet some stocks suffered from negative news. Tupperware Brands (NYSE:TUP), SBA Communications (NASDAQ:SBAC), and American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “SM Energy Sees Unusually High Options Volume (SM)” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this story on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of international copyright and trademark legislation. The legal version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3353537/sm-energy-sees-unusually-high-options-volume-sm.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SM Energy (NYSE:SM) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of SM Energy in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 23rd. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of ($0.08) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.09). Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for SM Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.00 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.00 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.35 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.48 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.(DPLO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Diplomat Pharmacy (NYSE: DPLO) and Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Diplomat Pharmacy (NYSE:DPLO) started the first quarter with decent revenue growth. This is due in part to its new pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) business, now rebranded as CastiaRx, although the acquisition and integration are cutting into the bottom line — for now.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Humana Inc.(HUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) which rose over 4% to $280.36. The stocks 52-week range is $206.68 to $293.35. Volume was 3.2 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.1 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Late Thursday, reports began to trickle in that retail behemoth Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) was in preliminary negotiations to acquire health insurer Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). Humana’s market cap of around $37 billion makes this a very big deal, even if the talks result in some sort of partnership between the two firms.

Top Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2018: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) soared 33.3% last month thanks to a combination of higher oil prices, strong first-quarter results, and a string of analyst upgrades.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc.(NYSE:HLX) surged on Tuesday, rising more than 13% at 10:45 a.m. EDT after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

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

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019

Related SPWR Earnings Scheduled For May 5, 2016 SunPower And AT&T To Bring Internet Of Things Technology To Home Energy Solutions SunPower Reports Q1 Loss; Sales Guidance Lags By $400 Million (Investor’s Business Daily)
Related AXL Earnings Scheduled For May 6, 2016 Expect U.S. Light Vehicle Count Around 17.5M Units For April

Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Denbury Resources Inc.(DNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR) dropped about 10.7% Monday to register a new 52-week low of $0.91 after closing at $1.03 on Friday. The 52-week high is $4.29. Volume was around 7.3million, about 1 million more than the daily average. The company also announced operational issues related to tropical storm Harvey.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet even though the overall market held up relatively well, some stocks took substantial hits. Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), and Pandora Media (NYSE:P) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion.
    Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.8 per share on revenue of $2.93 billion.
    American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion.
    LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    V.F. Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $2.90 billion.
    Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $3.05 billion.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $407.27 million.
    Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $308.05 million.
    ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.73 per share on revenue of $683.96 million.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.19 per share on revenue of $551.00 million.
    Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIRT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $288.31 million.
    Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: CQP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.38 billion.
    Genesis Energy, L.P
  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That sell-off in the oil market weighed on financially challenged oil stocks, which will struggle if crude continues dropping. Among the biggest losers were Abraxas Petroleum (NASDAQ:AXAS), Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), California Resources (NYSE:CRC), and Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That bullish inventory number, along with the potential for even higher oil prices, sent oil stocks soaring, with several smaller producers spiking more than 10% today. Among that group was EP Energy (NYSE:EPE), Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR), and Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO).

  • [By John Stevens]

     Denbury Resources (DNR) stock started sinking on Wednesday. They continued to go down on Thursday and Friday as well. Overall, they went down by over 15% since they opened on Wednesday, alongside oil prices as traders booked profits after three sessions of gains.

    Denbury Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company’s operations are focused on two operating areas: the Gulf Coast and Rocky Mountain regions. Its properties with proved and producing reserves in the Gulf Coast region are situated in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana and Alabama, and in the Rocky Mountain region are situated in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming. It has estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves of over 288.6 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE). Its primary Gulf Coast carbon dioxide source is Jackson Dome, which is located near Jackson, Mississippi..

    Shares of Denbury Resources slumped by 6.31% to $4.24 during trading on Thursday the 9th as oil prices declined. On Friday, the again went down by another 8.83% to close at $3.31.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.(BCEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE: BCEI) shares dropped 53 percent to $0.929 after the company reported that it has entered into a restructuring support agreement with bondholders holding more than $400 million in unsecured debt. The company also disclosed that it will commence its prepackaged bankruptcy case on or before January 5, 2017.

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    As a service to our readers, we’ve put together a list of 10 cheap oil stocks under $5. Here are the stocks, share prices, and year-to-date (YTD) returns for each:

    Vallourec Sp (OTCMKTS ADR: VLOWY); $1.42; +13.6% YTDIthaca Energy Inc. (TSE: IAE); $1.93; +14.5% YTDSandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE: PER); $3.45; +16.95% YTDGeopark Ltd. (NYSE: GPRK); $5.06; +17.4% YTDGastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT: GST); $1.89; +22.26% YTDAscent Resources Plc. (LON: AST); $2.11; +25.53% YTDErin Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT: ERN); $3.94; +29.1% YTDChesapeake Granite Wash Trust (NYSE: CHKR); $3.25; +38.3% YTDSouthcross Energy Partners LP (NYSE: SXE); $2.27; +68.15% YTDBonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE: BCEI); $2.27; +122.55% YTD

    This list of oil stocks contains some highly speculative plays, so we can’t recommend buying them.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE: SD) emerged from an $8.3 billion bankruptcy in October 2016 while Bonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE: BCEI) emerged in April after clearing up about $1.4 billion in debt. On November 15, SandRidge agreed to pay $746 million for Bonanza Creek and on November 22, Carl Icahn announced that he had acquired a 13.5% stake in SandRidge and said he intends to vote against the “nonsensical Bonanza transaction.”

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: EOG Resources, Inc.(EOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.9% at $102.50. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $109.37.

    The United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEAMERICAN: UNG) traded down about 1.6% at $6.10 in a 52-week range of $5.86 to $9.74.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer said he tried to buck this trend by investing in EOG Resources (EOG) and Marathon Oil (MRO) but was wrong on both counts. In the case of EOG, even having the best properties wasn’t enough to ward off the collapse in oil prices. Meanwhile, Marathon’s decision to spin off its refining business left it with no cushion to stem its losses.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The first quarter was an excellent one for the U.S. oil industry. Not only were crude prices at their highest level in years, but shale drillers completed gusher after gusher, enabling most to produce more oil and earnings than expected. EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) was no different, as it joined several large peers in delivering expectation-beating first-quarter results.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    With the Federal Reserve eyeing four possible rate hikes, Cramer said is not the time to give up on the banks, which is why he owns Citigroup (C) for Action Alerts PLUS. Cramer said he wouldn’t give up on Dow Chemical (DOW) , Arconic (ARNC) or the oil stocks either, as oil will be resuming its climb after this brief pause. He recommended EOG Resources (EOG) as a favorite in that group.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), the country’s largest producer of natural gas, traded up less than 0.1% to $79.26, in a 52-week range of $72.16 to $89.30. Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) traded down about 2%, at $3.07 in a 52-week range of $2.53 to $5.87. EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE: EOG) traded up about 0.8% to $113.76. The 52-week range is $81.99 to $119.00.

    Furthermore, the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSEARCA: UNG) traded down about 0.9%, at $22.41 in a 52-week range of $20.40 to $31.72.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: JP Energy Partners LP(JPEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    For the details of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=ArcLight+Capital+Partners%2C+LLC

    These are the top 5 holdings of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLCEnable Midstream Partners LP (ENBL) – 43,585,926 shares, 67.58% of the total portfolio. American Midstream Partners LP (AMID) – 13,977,709 shares, 19.28% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 230.89%TransMontaigne Partners LP (TLP) – 3,166,704 shares, 13.14% of the total portfolio. JP Energy Partners LP (JPEP) – 0 shares, 0% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 10000%Added: Am

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Plains Group Holdings, L.P.(PAGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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    Plains GP (PAGP) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.08 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Plains GP (PAGP) Upgraded by TheStreet to C- (americanbankingnews.com) Plains GP (PAGP) Downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus (americanbankingnews.com) Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) Tops Q1 EPS by 5c, Beats on Revenues (streetinsider.com) Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains GP Holdings Report First-Quarter 2018 Results (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several research firms have commented on PAGP. TheStreet upgraded shares of Plains GP from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Monday. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Plains GP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group cut shares of Plains GP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Wolfe Research cut shares of Plains GP from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of Plains GP in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $29.00 target price for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.65.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    In a release after the close on Monday, Williams and Williams Partners (WPZ) made several announcements, including: 1) outlining managements plan to financially reposition and simplify the franchises GP/LP structure in an ~$11.4 billion transaction (not subject to any additional approvals), 2) adjustments to Williams and Williams Partners’ dividend and distribution payouts, 3) initiating a ~$2+ billion William equity raise to fund a further Williams investment in Williams Partners, 4) noted other potential upcoming changes, including the sale of ~$2 billion in non-core assets in 2017, and 5) provided several forms of updated 2017 guidance…

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Transglobe Energy Corp(TGA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Oceaneering International, Inc.(OII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, energy shares surged by 2.60 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII), Willbros Group Inc (NYSE: WG), and Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CIE).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cypress Energy Partners (NYSE: CELP) and Oceaneering International (NYSE:OII) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $641.85 million.

    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $180.93 million.

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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    Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXAC) shares surged 30.9 percent to $41.88 after the company agreed to be acquired by TPG Capital for $42 per share in cash.
    Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ: DXTR) shares climbed 27.6 percent to $0.238 after surging 40.48 percent on Friday.
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    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 15.3 percent to $2.72
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  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

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

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, energy shares fell 0.70 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM), down 5 percent, and Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc (NASDAQ: CRZO) down 6 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX), and SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM) and W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI).

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2018

Encana Corp’s (NYSE:ECA) current Sell recommendation, which was recently downgraded from a Hold, is based on reasoning that considers a numerical calculation of risk/reward that is below average, analytical scoring that is below average, and a ranking in the company’s sector group that is in the middle third, and a ranking in its industry group that is in the middle third-below average. The company’s recommendation is further impacted by being in an industry group and sector that are ranked below average in attractiveness. ECA is rated as a Sell by means of the Portfolio Grader stock evaluator. The methodology for investing incorporated in this analytical tool evaluates and ranks nearly 5,000 stocks each week from a fundamental and quantitative perspective. The shares have been downgraded from a Hold to a Sell in the last week.

The company is a constituent of the 134 company Oil & Gas Production GICS industry group, which is a segment of the 187 company GICS Energy Minerals sector. ECA has a market value of $9.9 billion which is in the top quarter of its industry group The current Portfolio Grader ranking for ECA puts it 81 among the 134 companies in this industry group, giving it a below-average spot.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Approach Resources Inc.(AREX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, energy shares fell 0.83 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO), down 10 percent, and Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: AREX), down 8 percent.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Baker Hughes Incorporated(BHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Among the year-end numbers, there isn’t that much that pops out as extraordinary. Halliburton ended 2016 with a $6.69 per-share loss. Much of that loss, though, was the $7.4 billion in charges related to asset impairments, goodwill writedowns, and the $4.06 billion it had to charge for the termination of the merger with Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI). So when looking at the company’s year-end results, do keep in mind that those are heavily skewed by one-time items that probably won’t have much of a material impact on the business in the coming year. Looking at operational income, we see that international markets held up rather well throughout the year, while the North American market suffered.

  • [By William Patalon III]

    Since the moment it was announced, we’ve been highly bullish on the complicated-but-intriguing deal that would combine the oilfield services unit of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and all of sector rival Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Following a series of M&A announcements in the oilfield-services sector since the onset of the oil market downturn, French oil-field service company Technip and U.S. oilfield equipment company FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) hooked up in an all-stock deal valuing the combined company at $13 billion. Shareholders of each company will own 50% of the combined entity, to be named TechnipFMC, which implies a roughly $6.5 billion acquisition valuation for each entity. The transaction, which should close early next year, will “combine Technip’s innovative systems and solutions, state-of-the-art assets, engineering strengths, and project management capabilities with FMC Technologies’ leading technology, manufacturing, and service capabilities.” Further, it should save $400 million in annual costs by 2019. Moreover, it will enable the combined company to compete better against larger oil-field service rivals Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), which have all gained strength during the downturn either through M&A activities or cost savings initiatives.

  • [By Arie Goren]

    The Oil and gas business represents a significant part of GE’s operations. Oil and gas segment revenues of $9.5 billion accounted for 10.5% of the company’s total revenues in the first nine months of 2016. In the same period in 2015, the segment’s revenues were much higher at $12.1 billion, 14.5% of GE’s total revenues for that period. In one of my previous articles about GE, I suggested that GE’s decision to combine its oil and gas business with one of the world’s leading oilfield services companies Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI)is a smart move. Meanwhile, Brent crude oil price has climbed 20% from the beginning of 2016 to $55.45 per barrel, and WTI crude oil price has increased 17.5% to $52.37 per barrel in the same period. As such, the U.S. rig count has started to recover, and oil and gas producers have begun to increase their capital spending. According to Baker Hughes, the average U.S. rig count for December 2016 increased by 54 from the prior month to 634 rigs. This development will benefit GE in the current quarter and much more after the merger with Baker Hughes.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.- Petrobras(PBR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Short interest at Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, increased to 53.95 million shares from the previous 45.15 million. The stock traded at $12.65 a share, in a 52-week range of $7.61 to $13.99. Unfortunately, Petrobras may be trading on an entirely different set of fundamentals and sentiment due to its ongoing woes in Brazil.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Petroleo Brasileira SA Petrobras (NYSE ADR: PBR) is Brazil’s largest oil company and it’s our seventh best oil stock of 2016. Petrobras is an oil and natural gas exploration and production firm. It is also an operator of oil tankers, pipelines, and terminals in South America and globally.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), better known as Petrobras, is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for a net loss of $0.05 per share, as well as $18.05 million in revenue. Shares ended the weekat $8.91. The consensus price target is $11.22, and the 52-week range is $4.98 to $12.56.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), better known as Petrobras, is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results late Thursday. The consensus estimates call for a profit of $0.16 per share, as well as $23.81 billion in revenue. Shares ended the weekat $8.86. The consensus price target is $10.82, and the 52-week range is $7.61 to $12.56.

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Permian Basin pipeline project includes an investment by China’s state-controlled China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP), aka Sinopec. Other partners in the project include ArcLight Capital and Freepoint Commodities LLC. The deal also includes an expansion to oil storage facilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where recent hurricanes have caused so much damage. The project still requires approval from both countries governments.’

Top 5 Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Friday's regular session.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX), and SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM) and W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE: HLX), SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM), and Ecopetrol SA (ADR) (NYSE: EC).

  • [By Andrew Efimoff]

    WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:

    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22%
    Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39%
    Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45%
    Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91%
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20%
    Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90%
    Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79%
    Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79%
    SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38%
    Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%

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