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The U.S. economy is expected to strengthen next year, in part because of the government stimulus proposed at by President-elect Donald Trump, but job growth is likely to slow as the recovery approaches its eighth anniversary, according to a recent survey of economists.

The economy is projected to grow at a 2.3% annual rate in 2017, up from an estimated 1.6% this year, according to the average forecast of 53 economists surveyed earlier this month by Blue Chip Economic Indicators. That’s modestly above the tepid 2.1% average that has prevailed since the Great Recession ended in June 2009.

The big wild card: the Trump effect. Quick congressional passage and implementation of his plan to sharply increase infrastructure and defense spending and slash taxes could mean faster growth. But delays or a significant scale-down by lawmakers could leave the higher interest rates his blueprint already has triggered without the benefits. And Trump’s threats to slap big tariffs on China and Mexico risk trade wars that could further roil the economy.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sony Corp Ord(SNE)

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  • [By Leo Sun]

    When Sony (NYSE:SNE) launched the PlayStation VR, or PSVR, in late 2016, the headset seemed to have a shot at bringing virtual reality to mainstream gamers. The company enjoyed a large customer base with the PS4, the most popular current-gen gaming console, and the PSVR was cheaper than other high-end VR headsets on the market.

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    Founded in 1993, the tech giant produced the graphics hardware for both Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox and Sony’s (SNE) Playstation 3.

    Nvidia’s performance has seen the company’s stock shoot up from $12 per share when it first went public to over $200 per share.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Prior to the launch of Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) PS4 and Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One in 2013, various reports suggested that both companies could add new DRM (digital rights management) features which would lock a single copy of a game to a single console or user. But Sony and Microsoft eventually abandoned those plans, probably to avoid an ugly PR backlash that would have throttled their console sales.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gibraltar Industries, Inc.(ROCK)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Gibraltar Industries Inc (NASDAQ:ROCK) by 12.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 219,629 shares of the construction company’s stock after buying an additional 23,911 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Gibraltar Industries were worth $7,435,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lexaria Bioscience (LXRP)

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    Lexaria Bioscience (OTCQX:LXRP) so a brief update.

    The two most significant items are an increase in their patent portfolio and testing of their DehydraTECH technology for nicotine. As mentioned above, the tobacco industry is much larger than marijuana.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) and County Bancorp (NASDAQ:ICBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) – Analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies lifted their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Guaranty Bancorp in a report released on Thursday, August 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst B. Rabatin now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $0.48 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.46. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a “Hold” rating and a $32.50 target price on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Guaranty Bancorp’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.50 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.93 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.50 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.51 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.53 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.55 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.09 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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More than 10 million Americans received disability benefits in 2015. These benefits, paid mostly to disabled workers, totalled $11.4 billion per month.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed the percentage of each states population receiving disability insurance using data released annually by the Social Security Administration. While the size of the average disability check tends to be roughly the same in every state, the shares of states’ populations relying on these benefits varies a great deal.

Nationwide, 4.7% of Americans 18 to 64 years old are on disability. Across states, the percentage ranges from more than 8% in West Virginia, Alabama, and several other Southern states to less than 3% in Alaska and Hawaii.

Approximately 8.9 million of the 10.2 million beneficiaries nationwide are disabled workers. The remaining recipients include 1.6 million minors and children of disabled workers, 1.1 million disabled adults dependent on their parents, 260,000 disabled widows and widowers, and 142,000 spouses.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sony Corp Ord(SNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Familiar names like Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) are included in the top 10, along with less familiar names like Japan’s Keyence, a sensor manufacturer, and China’s Kweichow Moutai, a partially state-owned liquor maker and the only firm in the top 10 that produces consumer non-durable products.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sony (NYSE: SNE) and Knowles (NYSE:KN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Nintendo Switch lifted the Japan-based console maker’s share of the market to 22%, up nine points year over year, while Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) posted a share decline of six points to 25%, even after the release of the company’s new Xbox One X console. Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) remains the leading console vendor.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    The third quarter was an extremely busy period with lots and lots of important changes to manage.

    Donovan added the CEO title to his chairmanship of the board on Feb. 26, just two weeks after the second-quarter report. Ex-CEO Dana Landry waved farewell to “pursue other opportunities.” At the same time, CFO Keith Abriel stepped down to make way for Doug Lamb as his successor. Two months later, DHX continued to revamp its management team with three new C-suite appointments and the departure of co-founder Steven DeNure. Two separate executives now fill his dual roles as COO and president. This Sunday, DHX announced a partnership with Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) music entertainment division that gives the Japanese media giant 49% ownership of DHX’s interests in Peanuts. This deal added 237 million CDN ($185 million) to DHX’s coffers, taking some weight off the debt load that was created when the company spent $345 million on Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake. The Sony agreement is expected to close in June. And alongside this earnings report, DHX decided to simplify its dual-class stock structure on the Toronto Stock Exchange, bundling its two stock classes together in a single class with a single ticker. Thanks to Canadian media regulations, this single bucket of stock will still be treated differently based on the shareholder’s citizenship — Canadians always get one vote per share but the portion of votes owned by non-Canadians can never exceed one-third of the total vote count.

    All of these drastic changes are part of DHX Media’s ongoing “strategic review,” which might end up in a complete exit from the public markets. The additions of Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake to DHX’s content portfolio have failed to kick the company into a state of next-level growth. Interest payments and other financing expenses exceeded the company’s selling, general, and administrative costs in the third quarter. That’s a heavy anchor to carry, though the Sony deal should lighten it a

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Timothy Green]

    I won’t sugarcoat it: Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One game console has been a disappointment. The software giant has sold 37.5 million Xbox One consoles globally since launch, according to VGChartz. That pales in comparison to the 79.5 million PlayStation 4 consoles Sony (NYSE:SNE) has put into gamers’ living rooms. And Nintendo’s Switch console, launched in 2017, is quickly catching up.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Braskem S.A.(BAK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market eased lower on Friday, but major benchmarks managed to come back considerably from their worst levels of the day. At its lows, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 200 points following news that the U.S. would indeed move forward with tariffs against China. Yet even though China announced plans to retaliate in kind, market participants seemed willing to give trade policy the benefit of the doubt given the current strength of the U.S. economy. Some stocks saw nice gains in response to the news, as well as to company-specific events. Schnitzer Steel Industries (NASDAQ:SCHN), Braskem (NYSE:BAK), and Pivotal Software (NYSE:PVTL) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday morning, the materials shares rose 0.83 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), up 8 percent, and Braskem S.A. (NYSE: BAK) up 6 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Millennium Management LLC cut its holdings in shares of Braskem SA (NYSE:BAK) by 40.9% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 538,986 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 372,581 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in Braskem were worth $15,625,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Braskem (NYSE:BAK) rose 22% today after Brazil’s largest chemical manufacturer confirmed what investors had long suspected: Talks are under way for Dutch chemicals leader LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) to acquire majority control of Braskem and gain a manufacturing footprint in South America. Rumors of such talks were first reported in October 2017, but both companies denied them.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Aemetis (NASDAQ: AMTX) and Braskem (NYSE:BAK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: Otonomy, Inc.(OTIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Alkermes (NASDAQ: ALKS) and Otonomy (NASDAQ:OTIC) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Otonomy Inc (NASDAQ:OTIC) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $9.58.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Avondale Wealth Management cut its position in iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:IJH) by 24.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 51,587 shares of the company’s stock after selling 16,716 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF makes up about 8.3% of Avondale Wealth Management’s holdings, making the stock its 5th biggest position. Avondale Wealth Management’s holdings in iShares Core S&P Mid Cap ETF were worth $10,048,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: BlackRock Science and Technology Trust(BST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stifel Financial Corp increased its position in shares of BlackRock Science & Technology Trust (NYSE:BST) by 8.4% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 108,307 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,402 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in BlackRock Science & Technology Trust were worth $3,256,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now: American International Group Inc.(AIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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

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    AIG’s loss for European business worsens in 2017 (businessinsurance.com) $1.26 EPS Expected for American International Group (AIG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com) UBS: Buy AIG After Earnings Estimates ‘Bottom Out’ (finance.yahoo.com) American International Group (AIG) Stock Rating Upgraded by UBS (americanbankingnews.com) American International Group (AIG) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    American International Group traded up $0.36, hitting $55.15, during mid-day trading on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 9,821,608 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,828,715. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.27 and a quick ratio of 0.27. American International Group has a 1-year low of $49.57 and a 1-year high of $67.30. The firm has a market cap of $49.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.98, a PEG ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.24.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) was only a DJIA member for four years when it was removed on September 22, 2008. In an ironical twist, AIG was replaced with Kraft Foods, which only lasted about four years on the index. AIG was removed during the credit and mortgage crisis and was ejected after the government propped up the insurer with stimulus funds. The shares closed most recently at $55.43.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sentry Investment Management LLC lessened its holdings in American International Group (NYSE:AIG) by 8.6% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 64,968 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 6,147 shares during the quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC’s holdings in American International Group were worth $3,536,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson briefed the media in Saudi Arabia on Sunday without members of the American press in attendance.

Tillerson held the press conference with the Saudi foreign minister, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, but it appeared that only foreign reporters were present. Journalists from the United States were left scrambling to figure out what happened.

The State Department later apologized, adding that it couldn’t notify the press in time.

State Department spokesman R.C. Hammond said there was “not enough time to alert or make arrangements for U.S. media to participate.”

“Steps were immediately taken to ensure a transcript could be produced and distributed to reporters. Ideally, members of the U.S. press corps should have had the option to attend the press conference and ask questions,” he said.

The White House and the State Department did not immediately respond to CNN’s requests for comment.

Reporters later found a feed of the event that they used to transcribe Tillerson’s remarks. The secretary spoke about President Trump’s speech to the Muslim world on Sunday.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Standex International Corporation(SXI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Barclays PLC boosted its holdings in Standex Int’l Corp. (NYSE:SXI) by 13.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,804 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 561 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Standex Int’l were worth $459,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Synex International (TSE:SXI) Director Glenn Stanley Mcdonnell sold 250,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of C$0.50, for a total transaction of C$125,000.00.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc.(OMEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ: OMEX) and Teekay Offshore Partners (NYSE:TOO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kenon (NYSE: KEN) and Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ:OMEX) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

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    Penny Stock Current Share Price (March 26) Last Week’s Gain
    Cartesian Inc. (OTCMKTS: CRTN) $0.39 170.69%
    Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. (Nasdaq: OMEX) $8.76 135.90%
    iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
    China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
    National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
    Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
    CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
    Mediwound Ltd. (Nasdaq: MDWD) $5.10 26.51%
    New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWY) $3.37 26.35%

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Odyssey Marine Exploration (NASDAQ:OMEX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Odyssey Marine Exploration earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.3184749361846 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Sony Corp Ord(SNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Summit Trail Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE) by 1,217.3% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 30,944 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 28,595 shares during the period. Summit Trail Advisors LLC’s holdings in Sony were worth $1,450,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    The Electronics Entertainment Expo, or E3 for short, is the world’s biggest video game trade show and is hosted every year to give industry watchers a look at what’s on the horizon. As direct competitors in the console platform and software publishing spaces courting largely similar demographics,Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Sony (NYSE:SNE) are often compared to each other.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    When Sony (NYSE:SNE) launched the PlayStation VR, or PSVR, in late 2016, the headset seemed to have a shot at bringing virtual reality to mainstream gamers. The company enjoyed a large customer base with the PS4, the most popular current-gen gaming console, and the PSVR was cheaper than other high-end VR headsets on the market.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Familiar names like Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) are included in the top 10, along with less familiar names like Japan’s Keyence, a sensor manufacturer, and China’s Kweichow Moutai, a partially state-owned liquor maker and the only firm in the top 10 that produces consumer non-durable products.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Leo Sun]

    Despite those challenges, the global cloud gaming market could grow from$649 million to $3.25 billion between 2016 and 2022, according to Research and Markets. Four big companies could be well-poised to profit from that growth: Sony (NYSE:SNE), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), and HP (NYSE:HPQ).

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.(PNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
    SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
    Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
    Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
    Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
    Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
    ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
    Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
    Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
    Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
    Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
    Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ: PNK) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ:PNK)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $34.32 and last traded at $34.40, with a volume of 26039 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $33.85.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    If the acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment (NASDAQ:PNK) closes as planned later this year, the company will be set up to further consolidate its power in the regional gaming market. Here’s how it became the market-beating stock it is today and why that performance could continue long-term.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Grupo Supervielle S.A. (SUPV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware lowered its holdings in Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) by 19.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 33,744 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,984 shares during the quarter. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware’s holdings in Grupo Supervielle were worth $1,023,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) shares dropped 4.7% on Monday . The company traded as low as $13.96 and last traded at $12.98. Approximately 30,924 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 97% from the average daily volume of 1,141,060 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.62.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Credicorp (NYSE: BAP) and Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Critical Elements Corporation (CRECF)

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    Other juniors include: Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [TSXV:AAL], AIS Resources [TSXV:AIS] (OTCQB:AISSF), American Lithium Corp. [TSX-V: LI] (OTCQB:LIACF), Argentina Lithium and Energy Corp. [TSXV:LIT] (OTCQB:PNXLF), Argosy Minerals [ASX:AGY] (OTC:ARYMF), AVZ Minerals [ASX:AVZ] (OTC:AZZVF), Bacanora Minerals [TSXV:BCN] [AIM:BCN] [GR:1BQ] (OTC:BCRMF), Birimian Ltd [ASX:BGS] (OTC:EEYMF), Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] [GR:F12] (OTCQX:CRECF), Dajin Resources [TSXV:DJI] (OTCPK:DJIFF), Enigri (private), Eramet (EN Paris:ERA) (OTCPK:ERMAY), European Metals Holdings [ASX:EMH] [AIM:EMH] [GR:E861] (OTC:ERPNF), Far Resources [CSE:FAT] (OTCPK:FRRSF), Force Commodities [ASX:4CE], Kidman Resources [ASX:KDR] [GR:6KR], Latin Resources Ltd [ASX: LRS] (OTC:LAXXF), Lithium Australia [ASX:LIT] (OTC:LMMFF), Lithium Power International [ASX:LPI] (OTC:LTHHF), LSC Lithium [TSXV:LSC] (OTC:LSSCF), MetalsTech [ASX:MTC], MGX Minerals [CSE:XMG] (OTC:MGXMF), Millennial Lithium Corp. [TSXV:ML] (OTCQB:MLNLF), Neo Lithium [TSXV:NLC] (OTC:NTTHF), NRG Metals Inc. [TSXV:NGZ] (OTCQB:NRGMF), Nemaska Lithium [TSX:NMX] [GR:NOT] (OTCQX:NMKEF), North American Lithium (private), Piedmont Lithium [ASX:PLL] (OTC:PLLLY), Prospect Resources [ASX:PSC], Sayona Mining [ASX:SYA] (OTCPK:DMNXF), Savannah Resources [LSE:SAV], Standard Lithium [TSXV:SLL] (OTC:STLHF), and Wealth Minerals [TSXV:WML] (OTCQB:WMLLF).

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    The following 6 companies are on the bench for the index:

    Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) Argosy Minerals (OTCPK:ARYMF) Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) Critical Elements (OTCQX:CRECF) NEO Lithium (OTCQX:NTTHF) Wealth Minerals (OTCQX:WMLLF)

    “Bench” is a sports analogy meaning that one or more of them could be added in the future if one of the above companies becomes a producer, is acquired, or the market capitalization (“cap”) of one or more of the index holdings falls significantly below that of one or more companies on the bench.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Discovery Communications, Inc.(DISCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Discovery (NASDAQ:DISCB) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.13, Morningstar.com reports. Discovery had a negative net margin of 7.40% and a positive return on equity of 19.34%. The company had revenue of $2.31 billion for the quarter.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    You might thinkDiscovery Inc.’s (NASDAQ:DISCA) (NASDAQ:DISCK) (NASDAQ:DISCB) stations primarily feature nature videos and celebrity cooks, but did you know it’s actually becoming a player on the international sports scene? While known for its namesake Discovery Channel and documentary brands such as The Learning Channel, HGTV, and the Food Network, Discovery has actually been in the sports business since 2012, when it first acquired a minority stake in European sports channel Eurosport. Discovery was apparently pleased enough with the channel’s progress to buy 100% of Eurosport in July 2015, and that year, Eurosport won the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympics in Europe from 2018-2022.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Contango Oil & Gas Company(MCF)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Siebert Financial Corp.(SIEB)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Siebert Financial (NASDAQ:SIEB) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Siebert Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.1943735927385 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News coverage about Siebert Financial (NASDAQ:SIEB) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Siebert Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.4698738447738 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News coverage about Siebert Financial (NASDAQ:SIEB) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Siebert Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6527746149751 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: PRA Group, Inc.(PRAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Like many businesses, debt collection is a cyclical industry, and as a major player in that industry, PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) is subject to the ups and downs of the economy. During good times, there aren’t as many nonperforming loans for PRA Group to collect on. Only when times get tough do default rates move higher, spurring many creditors to turn their collections over to PRA.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. raised its stake in PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) by 706.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 84,032 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 73,617 shares during the quarter. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. owned about 0.19% of PRA Group worth $3,193,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

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More than two years after a government crackdown on corruption sent Macau gaming stocks tumbling, The Chinese government has unveiled yet another new regulation on the Macau gaming industry that has hit gaming stocks hard. The latest new law cut the daily ATM withdrawal limit in Macau from 10,000 patacas to 5,000 patacas, or roughly $626.

Unfortunately, transparency and predictability has never been one of the Chinese government’s strong points. Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) CEO Steve Wynn said the government’s behavior was “preposterous” when it kept operators in the dark about how many table games they would be allotted just weeks prior to opening billion-dollar new resorts. For the record, none of the major operators that have opened resorts in the past two years have received the table allotment they requested.

Although the U.S. gaming market likely doesn’t have the kind of long-term growth potential that Macau does, U.S. casinos are doing just fine these days. In the current fiscal year, Las Vegas Strip revenue is trending about 6% ahead of last year, and other regions of the country are doing even better. For better or worse, U.S. stock investors likely won’t have to worry about new regulations in the next four years under President-elect Trump.

Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.(WST)

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    West Pharmaceutical Services
    This below the radar company could offer a big upside for shareholders this year. West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE: WST) is a leading manufacturer of components used for injectable drug delivery systems, including rubber stoppers and syringe plungers, and also offers contract manufacturing services to the healthcare and consumer products industry.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    West Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE: WST) and Carlisle Companies (NYSE:CSL) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

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Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Phillips 66(PSX)

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    By contrast, the move that Buffett made with refining giant Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) was more dramatic. In the first quarter, Berkshire sold off more than 40% of its stake in Phillips 66, with a 35 million share sale. That move generated more than $3.3 billion in cash for the insurance giant.

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    Berkshire’s biggest winners in the stock market so far this year are MasterCard Inc. (MA) , up 23%; Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) , up 18%; Phillips 66 (PSX) , up 14%; Visa Inc. (V) , up 11%; and Moody’s Corp. (MCO) , also up 11%, according to FactSet.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Colonial Trust Advisors trimmed its holdings in Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) by 10.7% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 5,870 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 701 shares during the quarter. Colonial Trust Advisors’ holdings in Phillips 66 were worth $563,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

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

Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sony Corp Ord(SNE)

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    The Aeolus Robot, which got plenty of attention at this year’s CES, was shown delivering drinks and vacuuming floors during demos; its creators promise the robot will integrate with popular voice assistants. LG has shown off a robot that can act as a smart-home hub, as well as a line of robots meant for hotels, airports and other venues servicing consumers (they can do things like carry bags and groceries). And last week, Sony (SNE) announced it’s forming an R&D partnership with Carnegie Mellon related to developing cooking robots.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE) was the target of unusually large options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors bought 7,772 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,729% compared to the typical volume of 425 call options.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Sony (NYSE: SNE) and Knowles (NYSE:KN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    As a result, only a niche group of gamers use the Rift and Vive for gaming. Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation VR for the PS4 faces the same problem. It sold 2 million PSVRs by the end of 2017, but that represents a sliver of the 78 million PS4s it sold worldwide.

Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Coca-Cola Company (KO)

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Barclays upgraded The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

    Coca-Cola shares rose 0.91 percent to $41.93 in pre-market trading.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) reported upbeat results for its first quarter.

    The company said it earned 47 cents per share in the first quarter on revenue of $7.6 billion versus expectations of 46 cents per share and $7.3 billion.

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    What I like here is the fact that 3G is actively searching for acquisitions for Heinz to help settle the debt. Recently, an attempt was made to acquire Unilever, and I fully expect these acquisition forays to continue until a suitable target is captured. Some analysts have gone as far to say that monster Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) may be being seriously considered!

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The key to global success for consumer companies is building a strong brand, and you won’t find two better examples of how to go about doing that than Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM). Their iconic Coke soft drinks and Marlboro cigarettes have enjoyed continuous popularity around the world for a long time — and in the case of Philip Morris International, since long before it split from its U.S. parent.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are keeping a close eye on the 10-year bond, which is hovering near 3% – an important psychological level that is likely to influence future price movements. On Monday, Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.” asked Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald if investors should be worried. Here’s what Keith had to say about the 10-year Treasury yield… and how it will affect your stocks and bonds in the future.
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    Shares of The Coca-Cola Co.(NYSE: KO) added 1.2% after the firm easily beat earnings and revenue expectations. The firm cited strong demand for its new flavors of Diet Coke and its Coke Zero Sugar. Demand was so strong for the quarter that the firm reported organic sales growth of 5%. The company reported earnings per share of $0.47, topping estimates by a penny. Revenue of $7.6 billion easily beat Wall Street estimates.
    Shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) seesawed in pre-market hours. The online search giant topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations after the bell Monday. However, shares were off 0.5% after executives announced that its business costs were on the rise. The firm’s real estate and computer purchases tripled in one year, to $7.3 billion. About one-third of that total came from its $2.4 billion purchase of the Chelsea Market building in New York City.
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  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Other Dividend Aristocrats likeCoca-Cola(NYSE: KO) or Procter & Gamble(NYSE: PG)have become slow-growth companies, but aren’t necessarily cheap. Investors often pay a premium for companies with strong brands and long histories of success, paying up for the security of a reliable investment and dividend stream. Both stocks have significantly underperformed theS&P 500 over virtually every time frame you could pick in the last decade. In other words, a long history as a dividend raiser isn’t a guarantee of outperformance, nor do the most consistent dividend stocks trade at value prices.

Best Casino Stocks To Buy Right Now: Oaktree Capital Group, LLC(OAK)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Oaktree Capital Group LLC (NYSE:OAK) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $49.40.

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A Virtual Sports Licensing Monopoly Will Save Electronic Arts Inc. Stock

With only four months locked-in for 2018, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) already has developed a split personality. During the first two months of the year, EA stock gained a very respectable 16.5%. However, since the March 1 opening session, shares have given up nearly 6%. Which EA is going to show up, especially for its upcoming earnings report?

Despite my bullishness, I must admit that Electronic Arts stock is currently stuck in a tough phase. Competitive pressures have pushed many gaming manufacturers to the wayside.

For instance, chief rival Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) dropped nearly 10% since the March 1 opener. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc (NASDAQ:TTWO) is in worse shape, losing almost 12%.

Obviously, the extraordinarily popular mobile game Fortnite  hasn’t helped matters. Part of its popularity is due to the fact that it’s free – just download it and you’re good to go. The other part involves celebrity endorsements and that all your gaming buddies are playing. But primarily, Fortnite is addictive. The phenomenon has left EA and its rivals scratching their heads.

They probably won’t have to be dumbfounded for too long. As I stated in my write-up for Activision Blizzard, Fortnite’s success largely hinges on its “Battle Royale” gaming mode. How can I say that? Because a prior Fortnite version that didn’t have this gaming mode was only modestly successful.

The answer to regaining traction for EA stock is the same for its rivals: don’t reinvent the wheel but instead, make a better one.

EA Has Its Own “Fortnite” in Professional Sports

Admittedly, the Fortnite competition is worrisome whether you’re invested in EA stock or one of its competitors. That said, I think EA is better suited for this or any other challenge thanks to a very key asset: EA Sports, and particularly, the Madden NFL series.

I consistently make this argument because it’s worth repeating. Sports-related video games are popular because they tap into a fantasy. The fantasy loses its magical touch, though, if only generic teams, players, and brands are incorporated. To bridge this gap between reality and virtual reality, Electronic Arts aggressively secures sports licensing deals.

Thus, if you have a complaint about Madden’s gameplay, tough! You’re not going to find another NFL game to play because they don’t have the official licensing to use real players, teams, and conferences. And if you prefer college football, again, you’re out of luck. Electronic Arts owns the licensing for NCAA football as well.

I previously discussed soccer’s popularity and how it potentially translates to increased sales for EA’s FIFA series. With the World Cup coming up shortly, you’re more than likely going to see a revenue boon. However, it’s American football that makes EA stock compelling as a contrarian buy on weakness.

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I say this because we Americans live in a football-saturated society. Just tune into sports TV. Despite the NBA playoffs running in full-swing, and an exciting baseball season underway, broadcasters are obsessed with football.

Here’s a fun fact: in Shohei Ohtani, the baseball world is seeing something that hasn’t been seen in a hundred years. The last guy to go two-ways (being a star hitter and pitcher at once) was Babe Ruth. Yet we still crave football.

That’s the kind of fandom for which you buy EA stock with confidence!

EA Stock Hits Where It Counts

One of the most frustrating things you can witness in baseball is leaving stranded base-runners. In other words, not all hits are the same. What separates truly great batters from the statistically impressive is situational performance. Can you hit when it matters the most?

For EA stock, the answer is a resounding yes. Electronic Arts stock, revenue breakdowninvestorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electronic-Arts-stock-revenue-breakdown-768×487.jpg 768w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electronic-Arts-stock-revenue-breakdown-200×127.jpg 200w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electronic-Arts-stock-revenue-breakdown-400×254.jpg 400w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electronic-Arts-stock-revenue-breakdown-116×74.jpg 116w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electronic-Arts-stock-revenue-breakdown-100×63.jpg 100w,https://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electronic-Arts-stock-revenue-breakdown-197×125.jpg 197w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electronic-Arts-stock-revenue-breakdown-79×50.jpg 79w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electronic-Arts-stock-revenue-breakdown-78×49.jpg 78w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electronic-Arts-stock-revenue-breakdown.jpg 957w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />The gaming company overall delivers solid revenue growth. However, it’s where that growth is coming from that impresses investors.

In the last five years, its mobile division experienced the most lift, averaging nearly 17% annual sales growth. Consoles follow close behind at 12.3%.

However, consoles make up the lion’s share of EA’s revenues, which is what you want to see. Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) continue to duke it out in the console wars, which suits Electronic Arts stock just fine. More platforms equals more players, which translates to higher growth opportunities.

Essentially, the company has a monopoly on a very lucrative subsector within the gaming world. As long as people are obsessed with sports, particularly football, I don’t see any reason to doubt EA stock.

As of this writing, Josh En