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NEW YORK – A former assistant to Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon apparently committed suicide Tuesday, dying around the time he was expected to plead guilty to charges of stealing $1.2 million of pricey wine from his ex-boss.

Nicolas De-Meyer jumped to his death from a window on the 33rd floor of the Carlyle Hotel in Manhattan, at approximately 2:38 p.m. the New York Police Department said.

He died after sending text messages to his sister that “indicated he wanted to commit suicide,” the NYPD said early Wednesday.

The worried sister, whom police declined to identify, phoned managers at the hotel on E. 76th St. and asked them to check on her brother. 

Hotel security officials got into De-Meyer’s room and saw him sitting on a window ledge. He pushed himself off the ledge before the officials could stop him from jumping, police said.

Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: T2 Biosystems, Inc.(TTOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HC Wainwright reiterated their buy rating on shares of T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) in a report issued on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a $14.00 target price on the medical equipment provider’s stock.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) jumped 88 percent to $5.4500 after falling 13.17 percent on Thursday. Co-Diagnostics reported its participation in a research project with the Stanford University.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) climbed 40.3 percent to $5.40 after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.
    Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT) rose 27 percent to $2.73. Future FinTech disclosed a strategic transformation plan including expanding on current blockchain business while also becoming a blockchain incubator, investment and asset management, training, and management consulting.
    SELLAS Life Sciences Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLS) gained 14.7 percent to $5.9522 after the company disclosed that its Phase 2b trial of NeuVax in combo with Trastuzumab in HER1+/2+ breast cancer patients met key clinical objectives.
    Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares climbed 14.6 percent to $120.4224 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings and sales guidance.
    FTE Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNW) gained 10.5 percent to $20.9399.
    T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTOO) rose 9 percent to $8.07. Leerink Swann upgraded T2 Biosystems from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Zuora, Inc. (NYSE: ZUO) shares rose 8.3 percent to $24.01 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and issued strong outlook.
    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) rose 7.7 percent to $148.07 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBC) gained 7.5 percent to $19.91. Ambac Financial will replace Integra Lifesciences Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, June 5.
    Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CNAT) gained 7 percent to $4.60.
    Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ: KNSA) climbed 6.6 percent to $18.23.
    Franklin Street Properties Corp. (NYSE: FSP) gained 5.7 perce
  • [By Max Byerly]

    T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ:TTOO) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ: SNH) is a healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT). It owns 443 properties nationwide, housing medical offices, senior homes, and managed senior housing properties.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The baby boom generation is cresting into retirement, with this demographic wave driving demand for healthcare assets for decades to come. That’s the backstory for healthcare real estate investment trusts, or REITs, like 5.6% yielding HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) and 8.3% yielding Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH). Since REITs are a dividend-focused asset class, you might be tempted to buy the healthcare REIT with the highest yield, but don’t make that mistake. Dig into the story a little bit more.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,793,719 shares, a decrease of 25.8% from the July 31st total of 5,110,763 shares. Currently, 1.6% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,457,039 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.6 days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday.

Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: Virco Manufacturing Corporation(VIRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Virco Mfg. (NASDAQ:VIRC) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a strong sell rating. According to Zacks, “Virco Mfg. Corporation designs, produces, and distributes quality furniture for the contract and education markets worldwide. Examples of facilities served by Virco include public and private schools, colleges and universities, convention centers, federal and state institutions, churches and other businesses. They also sell to wholesalers, distributors, retailers and catalog retailers. In order to divide the workload into manageable amounts, Virco has divided the sales force into two groups: Education and Commercial. “

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: Guaranty Bancorp(GBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $34.63.

  • [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]

    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) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK)

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Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pound/Rand(PX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. boosted its position in shares of Praxair (NYSE:PX) by 78.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 5,321 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,332 shares during the quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Praxair were worth $768,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TT International purchased a new stake in Praxair (NYSE:PX) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 66,633 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,615,000. Praxair makes up about 0.4% of TT International’s portfolio, making the stock its 26th biggest position.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PX (CURRENCY:PX) traded down 5.3% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on June 11th. One PX coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0010 or 0.00000014 BTC on exchanges. Over the last seven days, PX has traded down 30.7% against the dollar. PX has a total market capitalization of $94,640.00 and approximately $2.00 worth of PX was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Praxair (NYSE:PX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Praxair is expected to gain from strong backlog, new order wins and recovery in the energy and industrial end markets. Notably, Praxair’s pending merger with Linde has received conditional EU antitrust approval, antitrust clearance in China and India. Praxair and Linde also agreed to sell additional assets to a consortium of Messer Group GmbH and CVC Capital Partners in order to obtain the U.S. antitrust approval.  The companies continue to work diligently to close the merger in second-half 2018. The stock has also outperformed its industry over the past year. However, its results will be hurt by weaker volumes and political uncertainties prevalent in Brazil and currency headwinds. Further, inflation and rising freight and logistics costs will hurt margins. Praxair’s stretched valuation is also a concern.”

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019

Nearly 80% of American families planto hit the road this summer, a 10% increase over last year, according to AAA. Many of us assume that a road trip will be a budget-friendly vacation idea, butthe expense of meals, snacks and beverages on the road can costmore than we anticipate. We polled top travel experts and found more than a dozen ways to save on eats during your adventures on the open road this summer.

1. Stock up on snacks

Travel writer Christina Valhouli avoids buying potentially overpriced snacks at gas stations and roadside convenience stores. I stock up on snacks from my local supermarket or Costco before a trip. I make individual sized portions in Ziploc bags and pass them around the car, she said. She uses clothespins to securely close bags of snacks, as they are sturdier and less expensive than chip clips.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.(BNCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCL) and Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beneficial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8699493506664 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Beneficial Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

    Shares of Beneficial Bancorp opened at $16.35 on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. The company has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.44 and a beta of 0.55. Beneficial Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $14.40 and a fifty-two week high of $17.50.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Silicon Laboratories Inc.(SLAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Stephens Investment Management Group LLC purchased a new stake in Silicon Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 314,950 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock, valued at approximately $28,314,000. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC owned 0.73% of Silicon Labs at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lowered its position in Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) by 3.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 158,249 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 5,429 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Silicon Laboratories were worth $14,227,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Silicon Laboratories(NASDAQ:SLAB)announced better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results Wednesday morning. Revenue set another high mark this quarter on the strength of its Internet of Things (IoT) products and its burgeoning internet infrastructure business.Silicon labs also recently closed on a key acquisition, and issued encouraging guidance.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Allied Motion Technologies, Inc.(AMOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Allied Motion Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMOT) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $50.26 and last traded at $50.29, with a volume of 3496 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $48.18.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Babson Capital Corporate Investors(MCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Musiconomi (CURRENCY:MCI) traded 3.5% lower against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on June 24th. In the last week, Musiconomi has traded down 9.8% against the dollar. One Musiconomi token can now be bought for about $0.0241 or 0.00000390 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and IDEX. Musiconomi has a total market capitalization of $667,175.00 and approximately $34.00 worth of Musiconomi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Musiconomi (CURRENCY:MCI) traded down 6.7% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 13:00 PM ET on June 26th. Musiconomi has a market capitalization of $616,098.00 and approximately $280.00 worth of Musiconomi was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Musiconomi token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0223 or 0.00000360 BTC on major exchanges including IDEX and Cryptopia. Over the last week, Musiconomi has traded 19.2% lower against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Musiconomi (CURRENCY:MCI) traded 3.6% higher against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 17:00 PM ET on June 12th. One Musiconomi token can now be bought for about $0.0315 or 0.00000481 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX and Cryptopia. Musiconomi has a market capitalization of $872,903.00 and approximately $33.00 worth of Musiconomi was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, Musiconomi has traded up 2.8% against the dollar.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Energy led the market, with theEnergy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE) rising 2%. Banks were laggards today; theSPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (NYSEMKT:KRE) lost 1%.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Energy stocks fell on lower oil prices, but transportation stocks gained. TheEnergy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT:XLE) dropped 1.6%, and theiShares Transportation Average ETF (NYSEMKT:IYT) rose 1.1%.

  • [By Chris Johnson]

    Yesterday, I recommended SPDR Energy Select Sector ETF (NYSE Arca: XLE) shares as one of the “Best in Breed,” a screaming buy according to my proprietary system.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Yuma Energy, Inc.(YUMA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPH) disclosed that it received the FDA approval for Calcium Chloride injection.
    Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD) reported a proposed offering of 3 million shares.
    Yuma Energy Inc (NYSE: YUMA) reported a Q1 loss of $0.16 per share on sales of $5.646 million. The company also disclosed that it is actively seeking strategic alternatives.
    NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) disclosed a 24.96 million share common stock offering via selling holders.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE: YUMA) were down 60 percent to $0.4520 after the company late Friday reported it was not in compliance with its debt to EBITDAX covenant and announced limited liquidity levels. The company also reported Q1 earnings down year-over-year and disclosed that it is exploring strategic alternatives.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.(FRSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group decreased their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Papa Murphy’s in a report issued on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst A. Barish now expects that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.01) for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.04. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Papa Murphy’s’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.15 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.39 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Northern Oil and Gas, Inc.(NOG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) – Equities research analysts at Imperial Capital cut their FY2019 earnings estimates for Northern Oil & Gas in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, June 13th. Imperial Capital analyst J. Wangler now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of $0.33 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.34. Imperial Capital has a “Hold” rating and a $3.00 price objective on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northland Securities assumed coverage on shares of Northern Oil and Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) in a report published on Wednesday. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $4.00 price target on the energy company’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northern Oil & Gas (NYSEAMERICAN:NOG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 7th. The energy company reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $66.61 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $77.25 million.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: FRP Holdings, Inc.(FRPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FRP (NASDAQ:FRPH) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    FRP Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FRPH) VP John D. Milton, Jr. sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.07, for a total value of $177,210.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 632 shares in the company, valued at approximately $37,332.24. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own For 2019: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Matthew Frankel, and Dan Caplinger]

    Retirees should favor companies that operate in stable industries and offer their shareholders a predictable stream of income. So which stocks in particular do we think can fulfill their needs? We asked a team of Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they pickedSenior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH),Prologis(NYSE:PLD), and 3M (NYSE:MMM).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

If small-company stocks offer the chance to get into businesses on the ground floor, and big blue chips offer world-beating stability, what do shares of midsize companies bring to the table? Historically, superior returns. Since 1980, the Russell Midcap index, which tracks U.S. stocks with $934 million to $34 billion in market capitalization (stock price times shares outstanding), returned 12.9% per year, on averageahead of the large-cap Standard & Poors 500-stock index (11.7%) and the small-cap Russell 2000 index (11%).

See Also: Mid-Cap Stocks Are the Market’s Sweet Spot

Patrick Dunkerley, who comanages the Scout Mid Cap Fund (UMBMX), describes mid caps as a market sweet spot, offering more stability than small companies (thanks to, among other things, more-seasoned executives) and better growth potential than large firms. The fund, which holds 142 stocks, aims to eclipse the long-term performance of the Russell Midcap index.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: National Fuel Gas Company(NFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week: National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE: NFG), Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD), Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O), Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) and Versartis Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAR).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OPHLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Merck could achieve a consistent advantage versus BMS in treatment of 1L NSCLC. There is a precise crossroad that will determine the future of these two companies in this field: the question of whether or not Keytruda will be approved in May. Both the market and investors believe that it will indeed gain approval and BMS’s stock is already paying for that. In the short term, the repercussions will be the contractions in the sales of Opdivo in 2L and a bigger obstacle for Opdivo+Yervoy in 1L. But the BMS’s combo can catch up, thanks to a bigger efficacy, as I will explain in a future article. Meanwhile, a recent trial established that Merck has to pay BMS $625M plus royalties, as it infringed BMS’s intellectual property related to the use of anti-PD1 antibodies. The royalties will be 6.5% for sales between January 2017 and the end of 2023, followed by a 2.5% rate for the period from January 2024 to the end of 2026. Bristol-Myers Squibb will share the money by giving a quarter of the amount to the Japanese Ono Pharmaceutical (OTC:OPHLF), the company which had discovered Opdivo.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Trs ETF (ZROZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Investors with a taste more rate-sensitive bond ETF may want to consider the PIMCO 25 Yr Zro Cupn US Ty Inx Fd ETF (NYSE: ZROZ) and the Vanguard Extended Duration ETF (NYSE: EDV).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.(PME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Chinese fishing company Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) collapsed on Wednesday, closing the day down more than 28.2%.

    So what

    The selling appears to have been initiated in response to an incendiary reportpublished earlier today by short-seller “Aurelius Value.” Among other things, this report alleged that Pingtan:

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    HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) rose 63.6 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has obtained CE marking in the EU for HTG EdgeSeq ALKPlus Assay.
    Sunshine Heart Inc (NASDAQ: SSH) rose 20.3 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading after the company issued a business update regarding execution of its strategic growth plan.
    bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) shares rose 11.1 percent to $4.29 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it is exploring strategic alternatives.
    Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: CGIX) rose 10.3 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after the company posted a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss.
    Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE) rose 8.8 percent to $41.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) rose 8 percent to $12.40 in pre-market trading. Goldman Sachs upgraded FireEye from Sell to Buy.
    PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH) shares rose 7.4 percent to $97.60 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter and issued a strong earnings forecast.
    Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: BITA) shares rose 7 percent to $26.00 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.30 percent on Wednesday.
    Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd (NASDAQ: PME) rose 6.6 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.48 pe
  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Chinese fishing company Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) collapsed on Wednesday, closing the day down more than 28.2%. On Thursday, they fell a further 11.9% before recovering to close down only 3.4%.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Iridium Communications Inc(IRDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Trump’s proposal to spin off air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) bodes well for small cap satellite stock Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM), but theres a bigger opportunity for the Company in theInternet of Things (IoT) space. Technology company Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) is already a leading candidate to supply the FAA with real-time aircraft tracking data in partnership with Iridium Communications with the latter having a joint venture that has partnered with air traffic control authorities in Canada, Italy, Ireland and Denmark to provide air traffic surveillance (in cooperation with Harris).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap satellite stock Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) reportedQ2 2017 earnings before the market opened on Thursday with results beating expectations. Total revenueincreased 2% to $111.6 million which consisted of $86.6 million of service revenue and $25.0 million of revenue related to equipment sales and engineering and support projects.Service revenue, which represents primarily recurring revenue from Iridium’s growing subscriber base, grew 4% and was 78% of total revenue. The Company ended the quarter with 913,000 total billable subscribers, which compares to 823,000 for the year-ago period and is up from 869,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.Total billable subscribers grew 11% year-over-year, driven by growth in M2M and government customers. Net income was $24.8 million versus $26.9 million for the second quarter of 2016. The CEO commented:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

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

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Newcastle Investment Corporation(NCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT) also had a director buying shares this past week. Wesley Edens picked up1 million shares of the stock at a price of $4.37. The total for the trade was posted at $4,370,000. The consensus price target for the stock is $4.50.The company invests in and manages real estate related and other investments. Its stock ended the weekat $4.31.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shortingsmall cap debt and golf course REITNewcastle Investment Corp (NYSE: NCT):

    this isn’t apt to become a huge winner, but it’s a high-odds winner.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Delcath Systems Inc.(DCTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    If you’re looking for proof of just how explosively profitable penny stocks are, Delcath Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH) is a perfect piece of evidence. This company saw its stock price surge from $0.02 on June 1 to $0.19 on June 26. That marked a stunning 850% gain, which happened after the company announced phase 2 trial data for its cancer drug Melphalan would be released.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Delcath Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH) dropped nearly 44% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.46 after closing Thursday at $0.82. The 52-week high is $8.80. Volume of around 4.5 million was more than 20 times the daily average of around 280,000 shares traded. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: AFC Enterprises Inc.(AFCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By AnnaLisa Kraft]

    AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE  ) , which owns the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen quick- serve chain, once an undiscovered gem, has now soared 66% over the last year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE: RAS) were down 9 percent to $1.09. FBR Capital downgraded RAIT Financial Trust from Buy to Neutral.

    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) was down, falling around 18 percent to $1.65. RAVE Restaurant reported a $5 million equity rights offering.

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

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

  • [By Adam Levy]

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

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

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

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

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

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

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

  • [By ]

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

  • [By ]

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

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: CYREN Ltd.(CYRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

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

     

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

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

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

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

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

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

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: region(XIV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

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

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

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

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

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

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

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

  • [By ]

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

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

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

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

Top 10 Medical Stocks For 2018: (VIAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

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

  • [By Chris Lange]

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

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

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

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

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