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Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019

Milwaukee, WI, based Investment company Capital Investment Services of America, Inc. buys iShares Trust, A.O. Smith Corp, Fortive Corp, Amazon.com Inc during the 3-months ended 2018-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Capital Investment Services of America, Inc.. As of 2018-09-30, Capital Investment Services of America, Inc. owns 70 stocks with a total value of $666 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: AMZN, Added Positions: CSJ, AOS, FTV, RHT, CELG, LKQ, ITW, MHK, PEP, PFE, Reduced Positions: VCSH, FLOT, PRLB, ADBE, PTC, MSFT, UNP, RMD, FLT, TJX,

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

These are the top 5 holdings of Capital Investment Services of America, Inc.Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCSH) – 372,431 shares, 4.37% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 8.06%Microsoft Corp (MSFT) – 203,700 shares, 3.5% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.68%iShares Floating Rate Bond (FLOT) – 446,759 shares, 3.42% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 8.54%Fiserv Inc (FISV) – 273,999 shares, 3.39% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.07%Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE) – 78,168 shares, 3.17% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 7.06%New Purchase: Amazon.com Inc (AMZN)

Capital Investment Services of America, Inc. initiated holding in Amazon.com Inc. The purchase prices were between $1693.96 and $2039.51, with an estimated average price of $1880.69. The stock is now traded at around $1871.82. The impact to a portfolio due to this purchase was 0.03%. The holding were 100 shares as of 2018-09-30.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Stanley Black & Decker Inc.(SWK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK), and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) have all rewarded investors with half a century (or more) worth of consecutive dividend hikes. Here’s why they should be on your buy list, or wish list, today.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK) by 14.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 334,708 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 43,134 shares during the quarter. Stanley Black & Decker accounts for 2.0% of Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 29th largest position. Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC owned approximately 0.22% of Stanley Black & Decker worth $44,453,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Ternium S.A.(TX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Globeflex Capital L P lifted its stake in Ternium SA (NYSE:TX) by 98.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 58,289 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 28,966 shares during the quarter. Globeflex Capital L P’s holdings in Ternium were worth $2,030,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ternium SA (NYSE:TX)’s share price rose 5.7% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $28.51 and last traded at $28.29. Approximately 746,052 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 106% from the average daily volume of 362,371 shares. The stock had previously closed at $26.76.

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

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ternium SA (NYSE:TX) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has given a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $39.50.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(CDNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its stake in Cadence Design Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CDNS) by 29.5% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 72,440 shares of the software maker’s stock after buying an additional 16,500 shares during the quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Cadence Design Systems were worth $3,137,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS acquired a new position in shares of Cadence Design Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CDNS) in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor acquired 29,510 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $1,278,000.

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

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Rex Energy (NASDAQ:REXX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rex Energy earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.4610840717308 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.(APTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Preferred Apartment (NYSE:APTS) – Research analysts at B. Riley raised their FY2018 earnings estimates for shares of Preferred Apartment in a note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. B. Riley analyst C. Kucera now expects that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $1.45 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $1.44. B. Riley currently has a “Hold” rating and a $16.00 price target on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Preferred Apartment’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.40 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. lifted its stake in shares of Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE:APTS) by 135.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 14,089 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,113 shares during the quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.’s holdings in Preferred Apartment Communities were worth $200,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new stake in Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE:APTS) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 80,485 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,142,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSE:APTS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Preferred Apartment Communities earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.8928811434586 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 Value Stocks For 2019: Trevena, Inc.(TRVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Trevena Inc (NASDAQ:TRVN) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $5.54.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    Trevena traded up $0.03, hitting $1.81, during mid-day trading on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. 31,747 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 757,271. The firm has a market cap of $121.66 million, a P/E ratio of -1.50 and a beta of -0.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 4.11 and a quick ratio of 4.11. Trevena has a twelve month low of $1.34 and a twelve month high of $3.10.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) previously announced that the FDA has scheduled a meeting of the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee on October 11 to discuss the safety and efficacy of oliceridine injection for the management of moderate to severe acute pain. The company has a PDUFA target date of November 2.

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    Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    OncoCyte Corp. (NYSE: OCX) Healthcare $4.98 159.38%
    Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ: FBIO) Healthcare $2.47 133.02%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Healthcare $1.01 86.69%
    Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX) Healthcare $0.58 66.82%
    Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc.(NASDAQ: WHLR) Financial $1.80 63.64%
    Scynexis Inc. (NASDAQ: SCYX) Healthcare $1.13 53.64%
    Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO) Basic Materials $3.98 47.96%
    Novus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: NVUS) Healthcare $4.15 43.60%
    PHI Inc. (NASDAQ: PHII) Services $4.50 42.14%
    BioTime Inc. (NYSE: BTX) Healthcare $1.33 41.50%

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Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Stamps.com Inc.(STMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from Motley Fool Money, host Chris Hill asks analysts David Kretzmann, Seth Jayson, and Jason Moser to share the companies they have their eyes on this week, and why. Their picks are not entirely bullish: Of satellite radio provider Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI), RV maker Thor Industries (NYSE:THO), and mailing and shipping solutions provider Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP), only two are recommendations. The third…well, listen in and find out.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) slumped on Thursday after the Trump administration proposed a federal government reorganization, including an overhaul and potential privatization of the U.S. Postal Service. The stock was down 10.2% when the market closed.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) has outgrown the market through the first six months of 2018 by rising 35% compared to a 2% uptick in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE:FL), the global retailer of shoes and apparel, had dropped 13% as of 11:40 a.m. EDT on Friday, after the company released its second-quarter earnings.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE: FL) is expected to release its most recent quarterly report early Friday. The consensus forecast calls for $1.25 in EPS on $1.96 billion in revenue. Shares closed at $43.44 on Friday. The consensus target price is $51.95, and shares have changed hands between $28.42 and $70.45 in the past year.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    We’ll see how other retailers’ results come in. If they’re also better than expected, that could point to a robust U.S. consumer sentiment. Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), and Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) are among the big names scheduled to report this week. Last week saw mixed signals from retailers, with Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) both delivering impressive results while J.C. Penney Company Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) received poor reviews from the Street.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) had its price objective lowered by equities researchers at Telsey Advisory Group from $62.00 to $58.00 in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage presently has an “outperform” rating on the athletic footwear retailer’s stock. Telsey Advisory Group’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 20.26% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) received a $63.00 price target from investment analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a note issued to investors on Monday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the athletic footwear retailer’s stock. Canaccord Genuity’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 30.62% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which fell about 9% to $48.30. The stock’s 52-week range is $28.42 to $59.40. Volume was about 18 million compared to the daily average volume of 3.3 million.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: DXP Enterprises Inc.(DXPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in DXP Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:DXPE) in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 10,421 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $406,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    DXP Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:DXPE) – KeyCorp increased their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of DXP Enterprises in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, August 8th. KeyCorp analyst S. Barger now anticipates that the industrial products company will earn $0.39 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.24. KeyCorp also issued estimates for DXP Enterprises’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.26 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.50 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.00 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    DXP Enterprises (NASDAQ:DXPE) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

Top 10 Value Stocks For 2019: Patterson Companies, Inc.(PDCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 19th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 12th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share on Friday, October 26th. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.40%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 11th.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    American International Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) by 320.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 182,605 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 139,218 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. owned approximately 0.19% of Patterson Companies worth $4,059,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN lessened its stake in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) by 24.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,022,890 shares of the company’s stock after selling 332,924 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Patterson Companies were worth $23,188,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) – Research analysts at William Blair dropped their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Patterson Companies in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, August 30th. William Blair analyst J. Kreger now forecasts that the company will earn $0.34 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.41. William Blair also issued estimates for Patterson Companies’ Q3 2019 earnings at $0.38 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.31 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.41 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.43 EPS.

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Patterson Companies (NASDAQ:PDCO) are up 4.4% at 12:45 p.m. EDT, having been up as much as 12.1%, after the dental and animal health company announced results of its fourth fiscal quarter that ended on April 28.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC(FTAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

    Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) Lifted to B- at TheStreet (americanbankingnews.com) BidaskClub Upgrades Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) to “Buy” (americanbankingnews.com) Active Mover – Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (NYSE: FTAI) (alphabetastock.com) Services Stock Buzz: Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (FTAI) (stocksgeeks.com) Contrasting H&E Equipment Services (HEES) & Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of FTAI opened at $16.25 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1,365.03, a PE ratio of 135.42 and a beta of 1.56. Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors has a 12-month low of $14.25 and a 12-month high of $20.13.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Fortress Transprtn and Infr Investrs (NYSE: FTAI) and WillScot (NASDAQ:WSC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment from the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Jason Moser of Million Dollar Portfolio, David Kretzmann of Hidden Gems Canada, and Aaron Bush of Motley Fool Rule Breakers to address a listener’s question: What’s the best Chinese stock for long-term investors? The team likes Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), commonly referred to as “the Google of China,” as well as Tencent (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY), the company behind the extremely popular messaging and social media app WeChat.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RETO) fell 9.3 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) shares fell 8.5 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.53 percent on Thursday.
    Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) fell 7.5 percent to $47.10 in pre-market trading. Nordstrom reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
    Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) shares fell 6 percent to $263.00 in pre-market trading. Baidu disclosed that its COO Qi Lu will step down in July 2018.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares fell 5.6 percent to $8.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 11.88 percent on Thursday.
    Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) fell 5 percent to $51.30 in pre-market trading. Applied Materials reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5 percent to $7.61 in pre-market trading after rising 11.40 percent on Thursday.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $255.77 in pre-market trading.
    Vascular Biogenics Ltd (NASDAQ: VBLT) fell 4.6 percent to $2.10 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) fell 3.3 percent to $37.60 in pre-market trading. Campbell Soup reported upbeat Q3 earnings, but sales missed estimates. The company also lowered its FY18 outlook.
    ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) shares fell 2.7 percent to $17.65 in pre-market trading after reporting a 7.2 million common stock offering

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market didn’t see much volatility on Friday, with most major benchmarks finishing the session very close to where they had started. Without much in the way of market-moving news on the national or global front, most investors instead paid attention to the cross-currents involved with monthly options expirations. Some other parts of the financial markets were more interesting, with bond yields easing a bit lower after their big upward push earlier in the week and oil prices taking a break from their recent surge. Yet some individual companies suffered from bad news that sent their shares lower. Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), GameStop (NYSE:GME), and Opko Health (NASDAQ:OPK) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill and senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer put Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) under the microscope. The Chinese search leader has a massive presence in the world’s most populous market, and with revenue up 31%, it’s apparent that it is putting its troubles with the government in Beijing in the rearview mirror. But the stock is still only trading for six times revenue. Time to give it a look?

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Astro-Med, Inc.(ALOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, August 22nd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.12 per share for the quarter.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Stamps.com Inc.(STMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) announced better-than-expected second-quarter 2018 results on Wednesday after the market closed, helped by growth from both its postage and mailing and shipping businesses. The company also closed on one significant acquisition and announced an agreement to purchase an even larger complementary business.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in shares of Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) by 5.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 249,278 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,495 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned approximately 1.37% of Stamps.com worth $63,079,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc.(ALDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Tuesday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Alder Biopharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. They set a neutral rating and a $17.00 price objective on the stock. Mizuho restated a buy rating and set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. Cowen set a $23.00 price target on Alder Biopharmaceuticals and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Leerink Swann reiterated an outperform rating on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals in a research report on Sunday, March 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Alder Biopharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. Alder Biopharmaceuticals currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $26.33.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR), a clinical-stage biotech focused on migraines, rose as much as 14% in afternoon trading on Friday. The jump was in response to the news that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) is scrapping part of a late-stage study of a potential rival to Alder’s lead compound eptinezumab. Alder’s stock has since cooled off, but was still up about 6% as of 3:58 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Migraines affect perhaps a billion people the world over, and it’s been three decades since they had a new preventative treatment option. That means there could be enough demand to drive blockbuster sales for a new class of treatments making their way to consumers right now, one of which could come from little Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDR).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mizuho reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) in a report released on Thursday morning. The brokerage currently has a $29.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Alder Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALDR) Director Jeffrey T. L. Smith sold 5,040 shares of Alder Biopharmaceuticals stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.00, for a total value of $90,720.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,871 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $105,678. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Alder Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2019: Regency Centers Corporation(REG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its holdings in shares of Regency Centers Corp (NYSE:REG) by 402.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 192,496 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 154,218 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Regency Centers were worth $11,353,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH purchased a new position in Regency Centers Co. (NYSE:REG) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm purchased 8,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $484,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Financial Comparison: Regency Centers (REG) vs. CubeSmart (CUBE) (americanbankingnews.com) AlphaGraphics Falls Church Wins Best Operations Award from Franchisor for Continued Managerial Excellence (prnewswire.com) Comparing New Residential Investment (NRZ) & Regency Centers (REG) (americanbankingnews.com) Chimney Rock Shopping Center adds two tenants (njbiz.com) Regency Centers Corp (REG) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research firms recently weighed in on REG. Citigroup upped their target price on shares of Regency Centers from $66.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, August 17th. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $67.00 target price on shares of Regency Centers in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $62.00 target price on shares of Regency Centers in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co upped their target price on shares of Regency Centers from $65.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Regency Centers from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, July 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $68.04.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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The VanEck Vectors Coal ETF (NYSE: KOL) was one of last year's best-performing non-leveraged exchange-traded funds for a simple reason: Of the two nominees for the U.S. presidency, one was vocal in her disdain for the coal industry while one vowed to restore the industry's lost jobs.

President Donald Trump, obviously, was the candidate that promised to restore coal country's lost glory and KOL responded. The ETF is doing so again this year with a year-to-date gain of almost 18 percent. That means KOL has nearly doubled in value over the past year. Still, there are ample indications that Trump's promises to coal miners will be hard to keep.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Stamps.com Inc.(STMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) reported sharply higher sales and earnings in the fourth quarter, as the shipping solutions company has become the platform of choice for a steadily growing number of online businesses.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Stamps.com (STMP) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright legislation. The original version of this news story can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3360313/stamps-com-stmp-given-consensus-recommendation-of-buy-by-analysts.html.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “$1.97 EPS Expected for Stamps.com (STMP) This Quarter” was posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright law. The legal version of this news story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3377806/1-97-eps-expected-for-stamps-com-stmp-this-quarter.html.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: WPP plc(WPPGY)

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    WPP plc (WPPGY) — Most of WPP’s public websites were rendered inaccessible after the world’s biggest advertising group said its IT systems were the focus of a suspected cyberattack. Shares traded down almost 1% in early afternoon.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2019: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Akorn Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) saw its shares crater on Tuesday after some doubts were cast on its potential acquisition by German health care group Fresnius. This isnt the first time that Akorn has faced concerns regarding its security, but this could be the costliest.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) shares dipped 69 percent to $11.48 after a disappointing update relating to the company's treatment for AL amyloidosis. Prothena, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on therapies in the neuroscience and orphan categories, said a Phase 2b study of its therapy called NEOD001 failed to achieve its primary or secondary endpoints. Prothena's Phase 2b study explored its NEOD001 therapy versus a placebo in previously-treated patients with AL amyloidosis and persistent cardiac dysfunction.
    Gridsum Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: GSUM) fell 44.3 percent to $4.06. Gridsum reported suspension of audit report on financial statements.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares declined 34.1 percent to $4.16 as the company issued weak revenue forecast for the first quarter.
    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) dropped 32.3 percent to $13.35 after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
    Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 31.2 percent to $13.44. Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron.
    Controladora Vuela Compañía de Aviación, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: VLRS) dropped 18 percent to $5.76. Controladora Vuela recently reported first-quarter results that showed a loss for the quarter. Imperial Capital downgraded Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion from Outperform to In-Line.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) fell 18.2 percent to $2.8797 after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) fell 12.3 percent to $52.63.
    Luby's, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) shares declined 10.3 percent to $2.448 following Q2 results.
    Aceto Corporation (NASDAQ: ACET) shares tumbled 10 percent to $2.26.
    Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) dipped 9.7 percent

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) shares are drifting higher by 0.27 percent (about $0.10 per share) Wednesday after jumping 3.2 percent Tuesday following a report the company was on the verge of a buyout deal.

Top Undervalued Stocks For 2018

NEW YORK The outspoken CEO of the largest automotive dealership chain in the U.S. publicly questioned the market value of Tesla on Tuesday, escalating the rivalry between traditional dealers and the electric-vehicle maker.

Tesla is “either one of the great Ponzi schemes of all time or its gonna work out,” AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson said at a forum presented ahead of theahead of the New York Auto Show by the National Automobile Dealers Association and consultantstheJ.D.Power.

His comments came a day after Tesla briefly passed General Motors as the most valuable American automaker, as measured by market capitalization.

“ClearlyGeneral Motors is undervalued and Tesla is overvalued,” Jackson said. “Anybody can see that.”

The typically brash CEO’s remarks came amid a stock rally for Tesla, which is riding high amid signs that its mass-market Model 3 electric car may be on track to begin sales in 2017.

Top Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Principal Financial Group Inc(PFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Applied Micro Circuits Corporation(AMCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Piyush Arora]

    AMD, along with other server-grade chip manufacturers such as Qualcomm (NSDQ:QCOM), Cavium (NSDQ:CAVM) and AMCC (NSDQ:AMCC), operates in the remaining minuscule 0.8% of the market. So, each of the aforementioned companies operate with a practically non-existent market share, compared to Intels shipments of course. This also means that these firms (AMD, Qualcomm etc.) have plenty of room to grow. This would be subject to good product releases of course, but at least this way, the law of large numbers isnt working against them.

Top Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Career Education Corporation(CECO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Career Education Co. (NASDAQ:CECO) – Equities researchers at Piper Jaffray reduced their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Career Education in a note issued to investors on Thursday, May 3rd. Piper Jaffray analyst P. Appert now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $0.19 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.24. Piper Jaffray also issued estimates for Career Education’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.23 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.29 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.95 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.28 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.34 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.16 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.26 EPS.

Top Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Stamps.com Inc.(STMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ: STMP) shares shot up 31 percent to $198.75 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY17 outlook.

    Shares of Solaredge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: SEDG) got a boost, shooting up 21 percent to $27.56 after the company posted stronger-than-expected quarterly results.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Stamps.com (STMP) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright legislation. The original version of this news story can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3360313/stamps-com-stmp-given-consensus-recommendation-of-buy-by-analysts.html.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) reported sharply higher sales and earnings in the fourth quarter, as the shipping solutions company has become the platform of choice for a steadily growing number of online businesses.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) announced strong first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday after the market closed, sending shares up nearly 4% on Friday in response. To be sure, Stamps.com’s focus on its thriving shipping business continues to yield fruit, helped by a steadily growing base of loyal customers. The internet-based mailing and shipping services specialist also increased its full-year earnings outlook.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “$1.97 EPS Expected for Stamps.com (STMP) This Quarter” was posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright law. The legal version of this news story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3377806/1-97-eps-expected-for-stamps-com-stmp-this-quarter.html.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week: Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. (NYSE: CFR), Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) and Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL).

Top Undervalued Stocks For 2018: Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc.(SGNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SGNT) got a boost, shooting up 40 percent to $21.65 as the company agreed to be acquired by Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical for $21.75 per share. RBC Capital downgraded Sagent Pharmaceuticals from Outperform to Sector Perform.

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The IFO business climate indicators fell below expectation lining up with other forward-looking indicators for the German economy.
The IFO index was rebased as more service sector companies were added to the survey.

The business climate is cooling in Germany as fear of US-led trade wars escalating and the strength of Euro are both weighing on the export-oriented German economy. The headline IFO business climate indicators deteriorated to 102.1 in April, down from 103.3 reading in March and came out below market expectations. Highly respected German IFO business climate indicators lined up with the forerunner like ZEW index of investors confidence and the purchasing managers´ index published earlier in April.

The headline IFO business climate index was rebased and recalibrated in April after the IFO research Institute changed series from the base year of 2000 to the base year of 2005 as of May 2011 and then changed series to include services as of April 2018. The survey now includes 9,000 monthly survey responses from firms in manufacturing, service sector, trade and
construction.

Both sub-indices of headline IFO business climate indicator decelerated above expectations in April with expectation falling to 98..7 in April from 101.0 in March while current economic situation sub-index fell to 105.7 in April, down from 110.6 in March.

best stock for investment: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc(AHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ashtead Group (LON:AHT) insider Wayne Edmunds bought 14,260 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 2,059 ($28.72) per share, for a total transaction of 拢293,613.40 ($409,502.65).

best stock for investment: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.(ODFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Old Dominion Freight Line (Nasdaq: ODFL) is a leader in the long-haul, less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers and was able to maintain its rates through the 2008 downturn while maintaining on-time service. While its average driver salary is among the highest, the company is still able to maintain a best-in-class operating margin and trades relatively cheaply to peers.

best stock for investment: Natera, Inc.(NTRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Natera Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRA), a leader in non-invasive DNA analysis, finished Wednesday’s session 17.6% higher following Tuesday afternoon’s earnings call. Strong uptake across the board gave investors a reason to cheer.

best stock for investment: Stamps.com Inc.(STMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week: Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. (NYSE: CFR), Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) and Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL).

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ:STMP) announced strong first-quarter 2018 results on Thursday after the market closed, sending shares up nearly 4% on Friday in response. To be sure, Stamps.com’s focus on its thriving shipping business continues to yield fruit, helped by a steadily growing base of loyal customers. The internet-based mailing and shipping services specialist also increased its full-year earnings outlook.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “$1.97 EPS Expected for Stamps.com (STMP) This Quarter” was posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright law. The legal version of this news story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3377806/1-97-eps-expected-for-stamps-com-stmp-this-quarter.html.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) reported sharply higher sales and earnings in the fourth quarter, as the shipping solutions company has become the platform of choice for a steadily growing number of online businesses.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Stamps.com (STMP) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts” was published by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright legislation. The original version of this news story can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3360313/stamps-com-stmp-given-consensus-recommendation-of-buy-by-analysts.html.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ: STMP) shares shot up 31 percent to $198.75 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY17 outlook.

    Shares of Solaredge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: SEDG) got a boost, shooting up 21 percent to $27.56 after the company posted stronger-than-expected quarterly results.

best stock for investment: Christopher & Banks Corporation(CBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) shares were also up, gaining 40 percent to $2.64. Christopher & Banks reported a Q4 loss of $0.24 per share on revenue of $94.6 million. The company projects Q1 revenue of $93 million to $98 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) got a boost, shooting up 24 percent to $1.50 after the company reported strong preliminary revenue for the third quarter.

best stock for investment: FXCM Inc.(FXCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    FXCM Inc (NASDAQ: FXCM) shares dropped 53 percent to $3.24 after the company announced regulatory settlements with NFA and CFTC against its U.S. subsidiary, Forex Capital Markets LLC. Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE: GCAP) agreed to acquire the client base of FXCM's U.S. operations after FXCM reported that it will be withdrawing from U.S. business.

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What happened

Non-bank ATM operator Cardtronics (NASDAQ:CATM) slumped on Friday despite reporting fourth-quarter results that beat analyst estimates on all fronts. The culprit driving the decline may be the company’s 2017 guidance, which calls for a decline in adjusted EPS. At 2:30 p.m. EST, the stock was down about 10%.

So what

Cardtronics reported fourth-quarter revenue of $309.8 million, up 2% year over year and about $1 million higher than the average analyst estimate. ATM operating revenues rose 1%, or 7% adjusting for movements in currency exchange rates. Cardtronics pointed to the appreciation of the U.S. dollar relative to the British pound as a major headwind.

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Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.79, up from $0.71 during the prior-year period and $0.01 better than analysts were expecting. Cardtronics CEO Steve Rathgaber pointed to the company’s strong growth adjusted for currency during 2016, as well as some changes set for 2017:

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tencent Holdings Ltd (700)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    Sohu.com Inc. (SOHU), which sold a stake in its search unit to Tencent Holdings Ltd. (700), advanced 11 percent for the week to $72.06. It retreated 5.9 percent Sept. 20. Tencent, Chinas biggest Internet company by market value, paid $448 million for a 36.5 percent stake in Sohus Sogou unit last week and merge its own search service with Sogou.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Carlsberg A/S (CABGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mark Fritz]

    Price Target: $124.

    Heineken N.V. (ADR) (OTC: HINKY): Hold.
    Price Target: 82.30 euros.

    Carlsberg A/S (ADR) (OTC: CABGY): Hold.
    Price Target: 652 krones.

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Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

    Wall Street expects General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) to report quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $3.84 billion before the opening bell. General Mills shares gained 0.51 percent to $60.57 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) to post quarterly earnings at $2.62 per share on revenue of $15.00 billion after the closing bell. FedEx shares gained 0.12 percent to $192.51 in after-hours trading.
    Before the markets open, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $690.27 million. Canadian Solar shares fell 0.44 percent to $13.49 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts are expecting Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) to have earned $0.53 per share on revenue of $8.47 billion in the latest quarter. Nike will release earnings after the markets close. Nike shares rose 0.14 percent to $58.76 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) were down around 11 percent to $12.10 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings and issued a weak forecast.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Here are a few more notable items from the week.

    First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) completed 18 MW of solar farms in Thailand with Prime Road Group. This is a module supply agreement from First Solar and is an example of the strategy it’s moving to in the long term. Look for more projects in which the company supplies equipment but a third party does construction and owns the project. Speaking of supply agreements, First Solar signed a 140 MW module supply agreement in Australia this week. The project will begin construction in April, so this will be a source of revenue for First Solar this year. Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) sold three utility-scale solar projects totaling 59.8 MW to Fengate Real Asset Investments this week for $195.3 million. This helps monetize assets on the balance sheet, reducing risk for the business in 2017.

    That’s all for this week in solar. Earnings season in the industry starts next week, so we’ll be able to see how strategies and trends are playing out in what’s sure to be an exciting 2017.

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

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

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    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $690.27 million.
    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $3.84 billion.
    Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (NYSE: CCE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
    Lands' End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $459.43 million.
    Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: FRAN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $145.91 million.
    Cheetah Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: CMCM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $178.04 million.
    Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $90.05 million.
    Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) is projected to post earnings for its first quarter.
    Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ: FSAM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $25.12 million.

     

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Big gainers on the day included Intersil Corp (NASDAQ: ISIL), which jumped 20 percent on news of a buyout, and Medivation (NASDAQ: MDVN), which added 20 percent on a deal with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) related to its cancer drug. Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE: COTV) lost around 9 percent in the wake of a mid-day sell-off and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) fell 7 percent in the wake of a management shakeup.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Stamps.com Inc.(STMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week: Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. (NYSE: CFR), Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) and Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE: WAL).

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) reported sharply higher sales and earnings in the fourth quarter, as the shipping solutions company has become the platform of choice for a steadily growing number of online businesses.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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