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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

Amazingly, summer is almost here, and the second quarter is down to the last month. One thing is certain: as we move into the typically slower trading months, 2018 could very well end up being a year in which the market highs already have been set. So it makes sense to look at companies, especially in the financial sector, that arent trading at rich multiples or 52-week highs.

With small business optimism soaring, which helps loan growth, and slowly rising interest rates providing a nice tailwind for earnings on deposits, the sector looks like a good bet for the rest of 2018. We screened the Deutsche Bank large cap bank universe, looking for companies that have solid brokerage businesses that can help to add to the bottom line, and we found these four very attractive picks.

Goldman Sachs

This continues to be the gold standard of Wall Street banks. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) has a gigantic institutional equity, debt and derivatives business, an ultra-high net worth clientele, top investment banking and capital markets expertise. The firm continues to be a dominant force around the world, one of the most sought-after banks one of the very few firms that dictate who can be a client.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Nuveen Connecticut Premium Income Municipal Fund(NTC)

Nuveen Connecticut Premium Income Municipal Fund is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s investment objective is to provide current income exempt from both regular federal income taxes and Connecticut personal income taxes. The Fund invests in a portfolio of municipal securities that are exempt from federal and Connecticut state income taxes. The Fund invests at least 80% of its managed assets in securities rated, at the time of investment, investment grade (Baa/BBB or better) or, if they are unrated, are judged by the manager to be of comparable quality. It may invest up to 20% of its managed assets in municipal securities rated below investment quality or judged by the manager to be of comparable quality, of which up to 10% of its managed assets may be rated below B-/B3 or of comparable quality. The fund uses leverage. The Fund’s investment adviser is Nuveen Fund Advisors, LLC. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Nuveen Connecticut Premium Income Mun Fd (NYSE:NTC) have trended very positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nuveen Connecticut Premium Income Mun Fd earned a news sentiment score of 0.53 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 47.4041994466706 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Clarke(t)

T.Clarke plc, a building services contractor, provides electrical and mechanical installation services and supplies associated equipment. The company offers information communications technology (ICT) services in the areas of structured cabling and connectivity, network infrastructure and security, networked energy management, data centre infrastructure, and managed and support services; facilities management services, such as preventative, reactive, and planned maintenance solutions; and green technologies services, which comprise photovoltaics, rainwater harvesting, biomass boilers, ground source heating, air source heating, wind turbines, lighting, and carbon reduction audit services. It also provides massive reading station redevelopment, cross rail, border rail link, and underground power upgrade services for the rail sector; lifecycle building services combining mechanical and electrical works with ICT for utilities and technologies sectors; lifecycle services for ho tel and residential sectors, which include electrical, ICT, and mechanical systems design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance; and mechanical and electrical contracting services for education, healthcare, government/local authority, retail and leisure, stadiums, transport, towers, media, and residential sectors. In addition, the company manufactures and prefabricates elements of an installation, as well as engineering components. T.Clarke plc was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Ask the average investor to name their favorite dividend-paying stock, and you normally get responses such as AT&T (NYSE: T), Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG).

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Brace Yourself: The 5G revolution is unleashing your next potential TRILLION-DOLLAR opportunity – go here now.

    A lot of chatter has built up around Walt Disney Co.’s (NYSE: DIS) streaming service set to launch later this year. But not too many people know that Disney is now the majority owner of Hulu. According to reports, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) sold its stake in Hulu for $1.43 billion, bringing the streaming firm’s valuation to $15 billion. The sale leaves Comcast Corp.(NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Disney as the primary owners, with the latter holding a 60% stake. The real bellwether today will be a report from CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX). The U.S. railway giant will announce its earnings, and investors are curious about how the company has fared with fewer coal shipments and concerns about a slowing economy. Look for earnings reports from Bank of America Corp.(NYSE: BAC), BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK), Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA), CSX Corp. (NYSE: CSX), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), United Continental Holdings Inc.(NYSE: UAL).
    Brace Yourself: The 5G Revolution Is Unleashing Your Next TRILLION-DOLLAR Opportunity

    In my three decades tracking the world’s biggest technological breakthroughs, I’ve never seen anything as huge as this.

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    Ask the average investor to name their favorite dividend-paying stock, and you normally get responses such as AT&T (NYSE: T), Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG).

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    And Verizon isn’t the only big-name firm chasing nationwide 5G distribution. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is moving to introduce high-quality 5G service to nearly 20 cities in 2019. Plus, AT&T is already trying to tap into the hype with its “5G Evolution” campaign.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: PRA Group, Inc.(PRAA)

PRA Group, Inc. (PRA Group), formerly Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc., incorporated on August 7, 2002, is a financial and business services company with operations in the Americas and Europe. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and collection of nonperforming loans in the Americas and Europe. The Company’s business focuses upon the acquisition, collection, and processing of both unpaid and normal-course accounts receivable originally owed to credit grantors, government entities and others. Its primary business is the purchase, collection and management of portfolios of nonperforming consumer loans. It also provides fee-based services, including contingent collections of nonperforming loans in Europe; vehicle location, skip tracing and collateral recovery for auto lenders, government entities and law enforcement; revenue administration, audit and debt discovery services for local government entities, and class action claims recovery services and related payment processing.

The Company’s portfolio of finance receivables includes a set of accounts that can be categorized by asset type, age and size of account, level of previous collection efforts and geography. It has various receivables of Visa, MasterCard, private label and other credit cards, installment loans, lines of credit, insolvency accounts, deficiency balances of various types, legal judgments, trade payables and other types. The Company uses combination of internal staff (attorney and support), as well as external attorneys, to pursue legal collections under certain circumstances. Its Insolvency Operations in the United States manages customer filings under the United States Bankruptcy Code on debtor accounts derived from over three sources: purchased pools of bankrupt accounts, core purchased pools of charged-off accounts that have filed for bankruptcy or insolvency protection after being acquired by the Company and its third-party servicing client relationships.

The Company has developed its Bankruptcy Ma! nagement System (BMS) as a secured, access controlled platform for providing bankruptcy notification services, filing proofs of claims (POCs) and claim transfers, managing documents, administering its case load, posting and reconciling payments and providing customized reports. BMS is a system designed to manage claims processing and case management in a compliance-sensitive environment. Its global insolvency business operates under the name Insolvency Investment Services.

The Company, through its subsidiaries provides fee-based services, including vehicle location, skip tracing and collateral recovery services for auto lenders, governments and law enforcement through PRA Location Services, LLC (PLS); revenue administration, audit, and discovery/recovery services for government entities through PRA Government Services, LLC and MuniServices, LLC, (collectively PGS); class action claims recovery services and related payment processing through Claims Compensation Bureau, LLC (CCB), and contingent fees earned on the collection of finance receivables through PRA Group Europe (PRA Europe). PLS, through call center operations, performs national skip tracing, asset location and collateral recovery services for auto finance companies, for a fee. In addition, PLS locates clients’ inventories for a fee with a fleet of cars equipped with license plate recognition cameras.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA) SVP Christopher D. Lagow sold 1,474 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.70, for a total value of $55,569.80. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 18,273 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $688,892.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Pra Group (PRAA)

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019

Small-town general-merchandise retailer Shopko thrived for years by focusing most of its efforts on small and midsize cities where retail competition was less intense. However, the rise of Amazon.com upended that business model by bringing low prices to the whole country. As a result, Shopko was forced to declare bankruptcy last month.

At the time of its bankruptcy filing, Shopko planned to close about 100 of its 363 stores. But last week, the company more than doubled the number of planned store closures to more than 250. This dramatic move casts doubt on whether the company can survive at all. If Shopko fails, Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) will be well positioned to cash in on its demise.

Another retailer is on the rocks

Shopko currently has 134 full-line stores averaging 80,000 square feet in size, making them about the same size as a typical Kohl’s store. It also operates more than 170 Shopko Hometown stores — which range from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet — in smaller markets. The company’s store base is heavily concentrated in the Midwest.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation(AMTD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. lessened its position in shares of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:AMTD) by 19.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 3,713 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 912 shares during the period. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P.’s holdings in TD Ameritrade were worth $203,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    And with just a few smart plays in today’s classic stock picker’s market, you can pull in triple-digit gains with just a small investment.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday
    The markets are upbeat about the latest reports surrounding trade between the United States and China. Despite news that roughly $16 billion in fresh tariffs are going into effect this week on Chinese goods, markets are hoping that momentum begins to build ahead of discussions between leaders of world’s two largest economies. With that said, President Trump downplayed upcoming discussions in an interview with Reuters on Monday. Back on June 21, I wrote about a fast-moving, high-profit stock – Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: DDE). And that recommendation has brought in gains of roughly 103% since then. But we’re not done with the top gambling stocks. Today, I’m back with an entirely different way to make fast gains in this space. To see the latest bargain play, read up on this fund that no one is talking about. We’re talking a quick double-digit gain, no questions asked
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: KSS, JPM, TSLA
    Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) leads a busy day of earnings reports on Tuesday. This morning, the retailer reported earnings of share of $1.76. That figure topped Wall Street estimates by $0.12. Shares pressed higher thanks to news of a 3.1% jump in same-store sales and a hike to the retailer’s full-year outlook. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is on the verge of blowing up the retail stock trading business. The global investment bank is set to release a free digital application that allows investors to trade stocks for free or at a discounted price. Users will be able to obtain up to 100 free trades in their first year after downloading the app. The news hammered brokerage stocks like Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW), E*Trade Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: ETFC), and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: AMTD). Things are looking ugly for automa

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD) and Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Platinum Group Metals Ltd.(PLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (TSE:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) insider Hosken Consolidated Investment acquired 433,804 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 28th. The stock was acquired at an average price of C$0.10 per share, with a total value of C$43,380.40.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (NYSEAMERICAN:PLG) (TSE:PTM) shares shot up 0% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $0.18 and last traded at $0.16. 1,355,167 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 7% from the average session volume of 1,262,726 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.16.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Platinum Group Metals (TSE:PTM) (NYSE:PLG) traded down 18.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as C$0.18 and last traded at C$0.18. 643,238 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 400% from the average session volume of 128,626 shares. The stock had previously closed at C$0.22.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Platinum Group Metals Limited (NYSEAMERICAN:PLG) (TSE:PTM) saw a large drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,828,659 shares, a drop of 3.2% from the July 31st total of 4,990,069 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,660,003 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.9 days.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    AT&T’s (NYSE:T) freshly acquired HBO division just had an impressive streak snapped by video-streaming specialist Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). HBO’s 17-year streak of scoring more nominations for Emmy Awards than any other network ended this week when HBO’s nominations tally stopped at 108 but Netflix moved on to snag 112 potential statuettes. Last year, HBO landed 111 nominations while Netflix came in second place with 91 nods.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Last night brought some blockbuster news for telecom giant AT&T (NYSE:T): A federal judge ruled in favor of the company, denying the U.S. government’s legal complaint seeking to block its proposed megamerger with Time Warner (NYSE:TWX). The Department of Justice had filed suit in November, arguing that if the deal was allowed to go through, U.S. consumers would ultimately be harmed. There would be less competition in the market for video programming and distribution, the DOJ said.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Verizon isn’t relying on bundling economics like other carriers, particularly AT&T (NYSE:T). AT&T is bundling its television packages and additional content with its unlimited wireless plans, and it’s putting pressure on its EBITDA margins across all of its segments. The company’s wireless EBITDA contracted 350 basis points on a like-for-like accounting basis in the first quarter.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Forrester Research, Inc.(FORR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Forrester Research (FORR)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    According to a report from Forrester Research Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR), online sales will account for 17% of all retail sales in the United States by 2022.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2019: Polar Power, Inc. (POLA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Polar Power (POLA)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Integer (NYSE: ITGR) and Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Polar Power (NASDAQ:POLA) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Polar Power (NASDAQ: POLA) and Ultralife (NASDAQ:ULBI) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

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The Federal Reserve&a;rsquo;s increased aggression over the past couple of years has finally come home to roost. The yield on the 10-year Treasury recently rocketed above 2.8% &a;ndash; a four-year high &a;ndash; while the 30-year cleared the 3% mark.

That&a;rsquo;s bad news for investors in many traditional dividend-paying blue chips.

The 10-year T-note might as well have been a &a;ldquo;high-yield&a;rdquo; savings account the past few years, offering almost laughable income of less than 1.4% as recently as 2016. That kind of environment gives investors &a;ldquo;yield goggles,&a;rdquo; making even no-growth stocks look attractive as long as they&a;rsquo;re paying out near 3%.

Just look at the performance of the &l;b&g;Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR &l;/b&g;&a;ndash; a collection of companies such as &l;b&g;Procter &a;amp; Gamble&l;/b&g; and &l;b&g;Coca-Cola&l;/b&g; &a;ndash; against the 10-year Treasury rate. While the XLP has broadly grown, it&a;rsquo;s strongest when the T-note&a;rsquo;s yield is in decline, and the fund typically stagnates or declines when the Treasury begins to deliver more income.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Oshkosh Corporation(OSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Osisko Mining (TSE:OSK) Director Robert Wares purchased 10,000 shares of Osisko Mining stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of C$2.06 per share, with a total value of C$20,600.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Osisko Mining Inc (TSE:OSK) Director John Feliks Burzynski acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of C$2.08 per share, with a total value of C$10,400.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
    Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
    United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
    Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
    Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
    Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
    D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
    Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
    Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
    Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.(VYGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
  • [By Chris Lange]

    Voyager Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) shares saw a handy gain on Tuesday after the company announced that it received some feedback from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from its Type C meeting.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Voyager Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) will be presenting at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy annual meeting taking place May 16 to 19, 2018, in Chicago. The firm will be releasing data from its lead clinical program for Parkinsons disease, its preclinical programs targeting a monogenic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) called SOD1, Huntingtons disease and Friedreichs ataxia, and its gene therapy vector platform including novel adeno-associated virus capsid optimization efforts and manufacturing capabilities.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Voyager Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VYGR)’s share price was down 3.3% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $20.45 and last traded at $21.04. Approximately 9,445 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 98% from the average daily volume of 399,751 shares. The stock had previously closed at $20.37.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    For many drug developers, Parkinsons disease is a tricky disease to treat. However, developing a treatment ultimately could yield a huge reward as there are currently no therapies that effectively slow or reverse the progression of this disease. And after Thursdays announcement, Voyager Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) could be poised to reap this reward.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Voyager Therapeutics (VYGR)

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Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are digesting the ongoing roller coaster that is President Trump’s trade policy. Recently, Trump slapped the EU, Canada, and Mexico with heavy tariffs on steel and aluminum. At the end of the event, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that all seven member nations signed a summit communique despite ongoing trade tensions. However, President Trump has now claimed that Trudeau lied to him about certain policies. This ongoing political drama will extend through the week. Trump has arrived in Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. This will be the first meeting between an American president and a sitting North Korean leader. Ahead of the meeting, Trump said that he will know “within a minute” whether North Korean officials are serious about giving up their weapons and potentially liberalizing their economy. The other major story to watch this week is the meeting of the Fed Open Market Committee, which kicks off on Tuesday. The U.S. central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the second time in 2018. On Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will likely announce a hike of 0.25% to the benchmark rate of 2%. This would also mark the seventh hike since December 2015. Markets will be looking for clues during Powell’s conference to determine how many additional times the Fed plans to raise interest rates during the final six months of the year.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: VZ, T, TWX, GE
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) named a new CEO to help the firm lead its charge in 5G communications. Hans Vestberg, who is a former CEO of Ericsson and Verizon’s CTO since 2017, has been tapped for the lead role starting on Aug. 1. Since joining Verizon, Vestberg has been the architect of the firm’s 4G LTE rollout and lead the organization in its 5G wireless infrastructure design. He will replace Lowell McAdam, who took the role of CEO back in 2011. On Tuesday, a U.S. District Court will rule on whether to approve an $85 bil

  • [By Chris Lange]

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is further expanding its massive telecom empire with a new acquisition to kick off the week. The company said that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AppNexus, a technology company that operates a leading global advertising marketplace and provides enterprise products for digital advertising, serving publishers, agencies and marketers

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    While that is happening in the Middle East, trouble is brewing in Washington. In addition to reports that a Russian Oligarch paid Trump’s lawyer $500,000, a U.S. telecom giant is now caught up with the same lawyer. AT&T Corporation (NYSE: T) confirmed Tuesday night that it paid Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for information on the administration. AT&T stock is up 0.6% in premarket hours.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: TRIP, MTCH, FOXA, DIS
    Shares of TripAdvisor (Nasdaq: TRIP) popped nearly 20% after the company crushed earnings after the bell. In addition, the CFO Ernst Teunissen projected strong guidance for the rest of the year. The firm reported EPS of $0.30 on top of $378.0 million in revenue. Wall Street expected $0.16 per share on $360.84 million in revenue.
    Shares of Match Group (Nasdaq: MTCH) popped 3% after the company reported earnings after the bell. The dating site operator reported stronger than expected earnings and revenue figures on Tuesday. Overall, revenue jumped 36% compared to the same period in 2017. The firm also reported stronger than expected guidance. Of course, all anyone is talking about how Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) could impact the dating industry with its new plugin.
    Shares of 21st Century Fox (NYSE FOXA) are in focus as the firm prepares to report earnings before the bell. However, investors are more likely focused today on the expected bidding war between the Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) to purchase key assets of the company. Fox is also tied up in a bidding war with Comcast to purchase British television provider Sky (OTC MKTS: SKYAY).
    Look for additional earnings reports from Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG), com International (Nasdaq: CTRP), Sina Corp. (Nasdaq: SINA), Albermarle Corp. (NYSE: ALB), Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL), SolarEdge Technologies (Nasdaq: SEDG), Wolverine World Wide (NYSE: WWW), IAC Interactive Corp. (NYSE: IAC), and Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM).

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    AT&T (NYSE: T) dropped 6% when it missed expectations by 2.2% for Q1 earnings on lower revenue and margin weakness. While the company added 2.6 million wireless subscribers during the quarter, many were on connected devices for existing contracts which led to lower average revenue per user (ARPU).

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    Last night, President Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. This was the first meeting between a sitting American president and a North Korean leader. Following the agreement, analysts noted that the document signed by both parties included no concrete details for achieving denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. Trump responded to criticism by saying he is fully confident that the Korean dictatorship will follow through. A U.S. district court will rule on whether to approve an $85 billion merger between AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX). The decision comes after about six weeks of debate in a courtroom. The ruling will likely have a significant impact on the proposed bid by The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) for media giant Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA). The Fed Open Market Committee kicks off its June meeting today. The U.S. central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the second time in 2018. On Wednesday, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will likely announce a hike of 0.25% to the benchmark rate to 2%. This would also mark the seventh hike since December 2015. Markets will be looking for clues during Powell’s conference to determine how many additional times the Fed plans to raise interest rates during the final six months of the year.
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    Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RH) stock popped more than 20% in pre-market hours after the company reported very strong profits for the quarter. The retailer reported earnings per share of $1.33, well above the $1.02 anticipated by analysts. The company also reported a strong second-quarter outlook, news that reduced concerns about it falling short of revenue expectations. Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TS

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    TD Ameritrade clients were net buyers during the April period, buying some volatile names during earnings season. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) was net bought for the third month in a row. The company reported better-than-expected earnings during the month, but traded lower after reports it may purchase a movie theatre chain. For the first time in 2018, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) was net bought as the company traded lower following an earnings miss due to cord-cutting increases. Spotify Technology SA (NYSE: SPOT) was also a net buy following the company's IPO early in the period. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), which has seen volatility recently and posted an earnings beat, was net bought. For the fifth month in a row, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) was net bought. The company traded higher during the period on the back of an earnings beat and analyst upgrades. Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ), which was off approximately 20 percent from recent highs as the company announced an acquisition of another online company, Weebly, was also a net buy.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: China Commercial Credit, Inc.(CCCR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about China Commercial Credit (NASDAQ:CCCR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. China Commercial Credit earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 47.8379000547292 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: TUWOY) and Africa Oil (OTCMKTS:AOIFF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR and Africa Oil, as reported by MarketBeat.

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TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR 0 3 1 0 2.25
Africa Oil 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Africa Oil has a beta of 1.9, suggesting that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cadiz, Inc.(CDZI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Middlesex Water (NASDAQ: MSEX) and Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZI) are both small-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cadiz (NASDAQ: CDZI) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Water supply” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Cadiz to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Cadiz (NASDAQ:CDZI) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Oil States International Inc.(OIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) is one of 14 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Oil States International to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE:OIS) rallied on Thursday, risingmore than 14% by 2:45 p.m. EDT, after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Oil States International (NYSE: OIS) and National-Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top Dividend Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    AT&T’s (NYSE: T) $600,000 deal with U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, specified that Cohen would advise the company on its $85 billion merger with Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing company documents: Link

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bank of The Ozarks lowered its position in AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) by 6.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 177,503 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 12,408 shares during the quarter. AT&T makes up approximately 2.5% of Bank of The Ozarks’ holdings, making the stock its 2nd biggest position. Bank of The Ozarks’ holdings in AT&T were worth $6,328,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    There are still plenty of stocks shelling out modest dividends that seem to be priced too compellingly to ignore at this point. Let’s go over Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX), GameStop (NYSE:GME), and AT&T (NYSE:T), three stocks that are standing out as intriguing investments after recent sell-offs.

  • [By Jamal Carnette, CFA]

    While it’s too early to determine whether the biggest beneficiary of the acquisition will be the new combined company or legacy carriers Verizon or AT&T (NYSE:T), the loser is clear: It’s you, provided you’re paying for one or more of the 420 million wireless-powered smartphones and/or connected device connections.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now

The analysis provided in this article has found sufficient growth catalysts for BP’s (NYSE:BP) shares in the foreseeable future. The company’s business is shifting towards refining and petroleum products. In light of the global energy transition, we consider this as a factor of competitive advantage in the future. We also find that the company’ s shares can be considered attractive for income-seeking investors. Our DCF analysis shows that the stock is undervalued in the base scenario, which is built on an optimistic rate of revenue growth in the forecast period. The aggressive scenario sets an upside opportunity of up to 60% from the current market price of the stock.

We would like to start our analysis by examining the fundamentals and the last quarter’s report. First, the improved market conditions allowed company to increase revenue. You can see that the top line has achieved a level of $55B, up 45% on a year-over-year basis:

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Canadian National Railway Company(CNI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    WARNING: “Q3 2018 Earnings Estimate for Canadian National Railway (CNI) Issued By Cormark” was first posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of U.S. & international copyright & trademark law. The original version of this piece can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3350637/q3-2018-earnings-estimate-for-canadian-national-railway-cni-issued-by-cormark.html.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GE got some good news this past week with an order for 200 locomotives from Canadian National Railway Co. (NYSE: CNI). The locomotives will be built at GE’s plant in Fort Worth, Texas, and deliveries to the rail operator will begin next year. The balance of the locomotives will be delivered in 2019 and 2020.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) is facing a unique problem: too much demand that it can’t seem to handle. Severe capacity shortages and delay in deliveries last quarter proved costly for the railroad, as evidenced by its just released first-quarter earnings report.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc. (VTGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up 177%, from $0.92 to $2.55, on Dec. 6, when it announced it won a patent for its CNS treatment.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6. Since then, the stock pulled back to $1.19. Investors who bought at $2.55 are sitting on a 53.3% loss today (Feb. 20).

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    For example, the VistaGen Therapeutics Inc.(Nasdaq: VTGN) stock price soared from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6, 2017.

    Less than two weeks later, the share price plummeted back to $1.05, which would be a 58% loss for anyone who bought at the peak.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    For instance, VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) shot up from $0.92 to $2.55 on Dec. 6. Since then, the stock pulled back to $1.07. Investors who bought at $2.55 are sitting on a 58% loss today (Jan. 8).

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: 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 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Clarke(t)

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  • [By Todd Campbell, Rich Smith, and Timothy Green]

    It’s been shown that dividend-paying stocks outperform their non-dividend-paying peers, so you may be wanting to add some dividend stocks to your portfolio. There are roughly 3,000 dividend-paying companies, though, and that can make picking the right dividend stocks a challenge. To help, we asked some Motley Fool investors what dividend stocks they think are good buys. They recommended Target Corporation(NYSE:TGT), AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), and ExxonMobilCorporation (NYSE:XOM). Read on to see if these stocks are right for you.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Two of the major companies in the telecom sector report earnings this week. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) reports before market open on Tuesday, Apr. 24, and AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) reports after market close on Wednesday, Apr. 25.

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Northfield Bancorp Inc.(NFBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ: NFBK) is one of 90 publicly-traded companies in the “Federal savings institutions” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Northfield Bancorp to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northfield Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NFBK) EVP Kenneth J. Doherty sold 2,449 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.19, for a total value of $39,649.31. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 198,742 shares in the company, valued at $3,217,632.98. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: InterXion Holding N.V.(INXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Interxion (NYSE:INXN) by 1.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 102,697 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 1,927 shares during the quarter. Interxion comprises approximately 4.4% of Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 5th biggest holding. Jacobson & Schmitt Advisors LLC owned 0.14% of Interxion worth $6,378,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Interxion (NYSE:INXN) had its price objective boosted by Citigroup from $68.00 to $75.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. Citigroup currently has a buy rating on the technology company’s stock.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: American Airlines Group, Inc.(AAL)

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

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    Buffett’s biggest losers have been Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) , down 30%; Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) , down 21%; Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) , down 20%; American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) , down 19%; and Charter Communications Inc (CHTR) , down 18%. Maybe on those grounds he should reconsider his remarks in February when he said he was open to buying an entire airline.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Airlines Group Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAL) most recent quarterly release is anticipated late on Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.72 in EPS on $10.42 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $46.78. The consensus target price is $63.61, and the 52-week range is $42.01 to $59.08.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Thursday. The consensus estimates call for $0.90 in EPS and $10.56 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $58.06, in a 52-week range of $39.21 to $59.08. The consensus analyst target is $63.44.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

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    TSMC fell 5.7% on Wednesday in response to the news. Apple, which relies on TSMC to manufacture its A-series system-on-chips (SoCs) and various other chips, fell 2.8%. iPhone/iPad chip suppliers such as Cirrus Logic (CRUS) , Broadcom (AVGO) , Skyworks (SWKS) and Qorvo (QRVO) , some of which also rely on TSMC, registered 3%-plus drops.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH trimmed its stake in shares of Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) by 55.9% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 5,956 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 7,553 shares during the quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH’s holdings in Qorvo were worth $420,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Retail Properties of America, Inc.(RPAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Retail Properties of America Inc. (NYSE: RPAI) investors receive a 5.7% yield. The stock was last seen trading at $11.45 a share. The 52-week range is $10.94 to $14.70, and the consensus price target is $15.44.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 26th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.27 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.26%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th. This is an increase from Federated Investors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25.

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    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
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    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
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3 Strong Buy Takeover Targets in Tech

Wall Street is seeing a flurry of mergers right now. Tax cuts have freed up cash for deals, and the money is flowing. So which tech companies are likely to be snapped up next? Share prices can soar when a takeover deal is announced — meaning that there is big value in identifying takeover targets correctly.

Luckily Morgan Stanley put out a report identifying tech companies most likely to get acquired in the next 12 months. The bank noticed that acquisition intensity increased to 3.2% in Q1 from 2.5% in the previous quarter. “Our model, ALERT (Acquisition Likelihood Estimate Ranking Tool), combines stock characteristics, cohort membership, and data regarding offers to forecast probabilities that stocks receive tender offers in the coming 12 months,” revealed Brian Hayes, the firm’s global head of quantitative research.

I used TipRanks’ data to identify the most compelling stocks featured in Morgan Stanley’s report. These are the stocks with a notably bullish Street outlook and a ‘Strong Buy’ analyst consensus rating. The advantage of these three tech stocks is that they represent compelling investing opportunities- even if a takeover doesn’t materialize.

So with this in mind, let’s take a closer look now:

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‘Strong Buy’ Takeover Target: Ciena Corp (CIEN) Source: Shutterstock

Ciena Corporation (NYSE:CIEN), is a tech stock focusing on telecommunications equipment. William Blair analyst Dmitry Netis likes the way the company is diversifying. He says new customers in new territories — such as Japan and South Korea — clearly show that Ciena has a leading product portfolio and market share gains.

He explains:

“We argue for a better multiple for Ciena shares due to higher quality earnings, above-market growth over the next three years, a leadership position in all segments of the optical market, improving operating margins and balance sheet, and strong free cash flows ($150 million-$200 million over each of the past two years).”

And don’t let a recent report that Ciena is seeing softness from AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) faze you. The report alleges that the carrier is re-allocating capital dollars away from packet networking. However, after speaking with CIEN management, top Jefferies analyst George Notter says he sees “nothing wrong” with AT&T’s fiber-to-cell tower plans. He advises investors to focus on the big picture and reiterated his Buy rating and $31 price target.

Overall, CIEN has 9 recent buy ratings from the Street and 1 hold rating. These analysts see the stock spiking an average of 20% to $31.

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‘Strong Buy’ Takeover Target: Lumentum Holdings (LITE)

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Shares in optical networking giant Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LITE) are popping right now. Sparked by a robust earnings report, shares have risen 19% in the last week. Now LITE has received another bullish call from Rosenblatt Securities’ Jun Zhang. He sees prices spiking a further 37% to $80 and sets out his analysis here:

“With the best yield rate and quality consistency, we think Lumentum will maintain its leading position in the Android market. This will give Lumentum the first mover advantage to secure design wins in tier 1 android OEMs.” And as far as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is concerned, Zhang writes: “We think Lumentum has 100% of the initial market share in the new iPhone dot projector.” This is the infrared technology Apple uses for facial recognition.

Plus, he is optimistic about the outcome of LITE’s Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ:OCLR) takeover — and the cost synergies that should materialize. The deal has run into some hiccups due to the loss of a key OCLR customer (Chinese hardware firm ZTE Corp.), but ultimately “Lumentum’s acquisition of Oclaro could allow LITE to become more competitive in both the 100G and 400G long haul transmission market.”

For the quarter, Lumentum reported revenues of $298.8 million (up 16.8% year-over-year), easily beating consensus estimates of $292.3 million. Meanwhile, EPS came in at $0.78 (+59.2% YoY) — again flying past consensus estimates of $0.71.

As you can see from this screenshot, eight top analysts have published buy ratings on LITE in the last three months. They see big upside potential of 43% from current levels.

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‘Strong Buy’ Takeover Target: Twilio (TWLO) Twilio Inc (TWLO) Needs More Than Just Strong Revenue Growth Source: Web Summit Via Flickr

Cloud communications pioneer Twilio Inc (NYSE:TWLO) wants to ‘fuel the future of communications’. After going public in June 2016 at $15/share, prices surged to $71. But a 7-million secondary share offering saw the stock plummet just as fast. And on the shock loss of major customer Uber, shares sunk to just $23.

Now TWLO is on a roll again. In the last three months, prices climbed almost 85% to $44. So what does all this mean? Well word on the Street is decidedly bullish. Ahead of Twilio’s Q1 earning results on May 8, Oppenheimer analyst Timothy Horan ramps up his price target from $38 to $45.

“Strong stock performance YTD suggests that investor sentiment is shifting as investors better appreciate Twilio’s growth opportunity and strong competitive position” writes Horan. Looking forward: “We remain bullish and expect another quarter of strong customer additions and robust expansion of existing customers (ex. Uber). And while gross margin could fall QoQ in 1Q18, we see potential improvement later as Application Services contribution increases.”

In total, this ‘Strong Buy’ stock boasts 7 recent buy ratings vs just 1 hold ratings. On average these analysts see 6% upside potential from current levels. However, on the high-end Monness’s $60 price target from Brian White suggests much more appealing upside of 39%. He is very bullish on the company’s huge growth potential in a $45.4 billion market (based on estimates from IDC). Twilio currently has a US market cap of $3.59 billion.
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Investor Movement Index April Summary

This article was originally published on TD Ameritrade's IMX page.

Monthly Summary

The IMX moved lower for the fourth month in a row, ending the period down 8.24 percent at 4.79.

The April IMX period started out with volatility in equity markets, and the IMX took another dip lower. Continuing their behavior for the past year, TD Ameritrade clients were net buyers during the period. However, many widely held positions saw their volatility relative to the overall equity market decrease once again, causing a decrease in the overall IMX score. Volatility of the S&P 500, as measured by the Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, averaged over 20 for the first five days of April before subsiding near the end of the period.

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April began with equity market volatility, and all three major equity indices moved lower during the first five business days of the month. The S&P 500 traded lower by 2.2 percent during the first day of April, its worst start ever to a second quarter. Markets rebounded during the last three weeks for the period, with the S&P 500 ending the period up 1.10 percent. The NASDAQ Composite Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average also increased during the period, up 0.80 percent and 0.86 percent, respectively. Market volatility was in part driven by global economic concerns following the Trump administration's proposed tariffs on $50 billion of goods from China. Following the market selloff early in the period, the S&P 500 traded at the lowest price-to-earnings ratio in nearly two years compared to expected earnings over the next 12 months, although the metric is still higher than historical averages. Later in the period, geopolitical tensions in Asia seemed to ease and some solid corporate earnings helped push equity markets higher.

Trading

TD Ameritrade clients were net buyers during the April period, buying some volatile names during earnings season. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) was net bought for the third month in a row. The company reported better-than-expected earnings during the month, but traded lower after reports it may purchase a movie theatre chain. For the first time in 2018, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) was net bought as the company traded lower following an earnings miss due to cord-cutting increases. Spotify Technology SA (NYSE: SPOT) was also a net buy following the company's IPO early in the period. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), which has seen volatility recently and posted an earnings beat, was net bought. For the fifth month in a row, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) was net bought. The company traded higher during the period on the back of an earnings beat and analyst upgrades. Square Inc. (NYSE: SQ), which was off approximately 20 percent from recent highs as the company announced an acquisition of another online company, Weebly, was also a net buy.

Additional popular names bought include General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM).

TD Ameritrade clients appeared to take some profits in multiple names during the period. Oil companies were popular sells with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP  PLC (ADR) (NYSE: BP), National-Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV), and Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) all net sold. Oil prices traded near three-year highs on higher global demand and possible OPEC-led production cuts. COP and BP both traded at multi-year highs, while NOV and RIG reached 52-week highs, enticing clients to take profits in all four names. Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) traded at levels not seen since before the financial crisis following proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and was net sold. For the third month in a row, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was net sold after CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the misuse of user data and a beat on earnings.

Additional names sold include Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), and Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR).

Inclusion of specific security names in this commentary does not constitute a recommendation from TD Ameritrade to buy, sell, or hold.

Historical Overview

TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index (IMX) has generally correlated with the S&P 500 as clients react to equity price movements, but the index has gone through uncorrelated periods. Beginning in January 2010, when TD Ameritrade started tracking the IMX, the index rose with equity markets until April 2010, when it peaked at 5.40. In May 2010 investors experienced the "Flash Crash" and the IMX began a sharp downward trend. The IMX didn't reach 5.00 again until the S&P 500 was well above April 2010 levels.

The index eventually peaked at 5.56 in June 2011. This peak was immediately followed by a plunge in equity markets, and in the IMX, as the media was dominated by the U.S. debt ceiling debate, S&P downgrade of U.S. debt, and European debt concerns. The S&P 500 began to recover in the fall of 2011, but the IMX continued to decline until it reached a new low at the time in January 2012. As the S&P 500 began to sustain an upward trend in early 2012, the IMX started to rise. In 2013, as economic conditions improved and the S&P 500 climbed to record levels, the IMX rose to the high end of its historical range, finishing 2013 at 5.62, and continued to rise in 2014 amid geopolitical tensions related to Ukraine and the Middle East, until seeing slight declines in October and November.

By the middle of 2015, the IMX had seen increases, as equity market volatility had reduced to near historical levels while the market continued its upward trend. As 2015 ended its third quarter, volatility had returned to markets as global economic concerns and speculation around the timing and trajectory of Federal Reserve rate increases seemed to rattle overall equity markets. This uncertainty continued to play a role in the equity markets through the fourth quarter of 2015 and into early 2016. The volatility accompanying this uncertainty abated in the second quarter of 2016 and remained low until late in the third quarter. Just as it had in 2015, the IMX saw increases mid-year during the period of lower volatility. The IMX continued to climb into the fourth quarter reaching 5.83 in October 2016, its highest point in two years. A brief spike in volatility during November, timed around the U.S. presidential election, coincided with a slight pull back in the IMX, which then ended 2016 at the high end of its historical range.

The IMX started 2017 with an upward trend and reaching an all-time high in March, before pausing in April as lower volatility led to a decrease in the IMX. The momentum resumed in May, with the IMX breaching 7.0 for the first time ever in July of 2017. The IMX took another brief pause in September, before following markets higher and breaching 8.0 for the first time ever in November and ending 2017 at an all-time high. Volatility returned to the markets in early 2018, and the IMX decreased for three consecutive months to start the year.

Information from TDA is not intended to be investment advice or construed as a recommendation or endorsement of any particular investment or investment strategy, and is for illustrative purposes only. Be sure to understand all risks involved with each strategy, including commission costs, before attempting to place any trade.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018

Houses are built to be inhabited, not for speculation Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping and Chinese leadership have undoubtedly been more effective in projecting competent leadership than their American counterparts in recent history. Unfortunately, this was done in large part through the use of unproductive debt. The consolidation of power by Chinese leadership came at the expense of economic reform and the liberalization of its society.

Now that the Chinese communist party has effectively consolidated power, it will have to pay for its past excesses and missteps as the effects of past policies designed to ensure stability and growth at all costs have created burdens on the Chinese economy and the Chinese people that have become too significant to continue sweeping under the rug. This process of monetary tightening and increased financial regulation will have a significant impact on commodity producers and companies that rely on the Chinese consumer.

China is a country in which the private sector and public sector are so intertwined that it is impossible to understand its economic trends without first considering the political motives that may be driving them. In recent history, Chinas political leadership has placed a high value on economic and societal stability as it realized that any disruption to the general order may prevent its leadership from its pursuit of wholly consolidated power.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Cerus Corporation(CERS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cerus Corp. (NASDAQ: CERS) dropped about 27% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $2.19 after closing at $3.00 on Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $7.64. Volume was about 5 times the daily average of around 1.6 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, healthcare shares gained by 0.99 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS), and Air Methods Corp (NASDAQ: AIRM).

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Reynolds American Inc(RAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    With interest rates set to rise this year, many dividend investors are likely worried that their stocks will slip as bond yields become more attractive. While some dividend stocks will inevitably decline, investors can still find some low-risk income plays that have high yields and cheap valuations. Let’s take a look at three such stocks — AT&T (NYSE:T), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI).

  • [By Rich Duprey, Demitrios Kalogeropoulos, and Brian Feroldi]

    It remains true that the tobacco industry will continue coming under pressure from anti-smoking activists, politicians, and regulators who seek to stub out cigarettes further by raising taxes on smokes, but companies such as Altria and Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI) are largely able to offset their impact on profits by raising prices. The ability to command such pricing power without an overly large loss of customers obviously speaks to the addictive qualities of smoking but is also an otherwise enviable position to be in.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Just before 1pm today, shares of Reynolds American (RAI) took a sudden nosedive on reports that its merger with British American Tobacco (BTI) had “hit a snag” according to StreetInsider.com. Cowen’s Vivien Azer and team still think a deal gets done:

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    Street Insider is reporting that BATS’ acquisition of RAI has “hit a snag,” and that “a potential transaction may be less likely near-term.” We view this source as less credible (vs. a WSJ or CNBC), in particular given the scant level of detail. While the delay in a consummated deal has extended longer than we thought, we still view the deal as likely (85% probability).

    Shares of Reynolds American have dropped 1.3% to $55.47 at 2:26 p.m. today, while British American Tobacco has declined 0.2% to $112.71. Shares of Philip Morris International (PM), which could be interested in an acquisition of Altria Group (MO), have fallen 1% to$90.28 after getting cut toNeutral from Buy at BofA Merrill Lynch, while Altria has risen 0.5% to$67.94 after getting upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Merrill.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Staples, Inc.(SPLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) which traded down 5.3% at $8.49. The stocks 52-week range is $7.24 to $11.37. Volume was more than double the daily average of 6.05 million shares. The company saw its shares drop following its most recent earnings report.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Since 2011, Staples Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) has cut 16% of its full-time U.S. workforce — down to 44,000 from 53,000 employees five years ago.

    During that same period, the company’s annual sales declined a whopping 9% — down to $22.5 billion from $24.7 billion.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Staples (SPLS) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today on reports that the office-supplies retailer was considering selling itself.

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    Staples gained 9.8% to $9.51 today, while the S&P 500 ticked up 0.1% to 2,360.16.

    CFRA’s Efraim Levy doesn’t see a “natural buyer” for Staples but remain Buy rated anyway:

    Shares are higher on an unconfirmed WSJ report that SPLS is looking at the possible sale of the company. Our fundamentally valued 12-month target of $11, applies a below historical average P/E of 12.1X our FY 18 EPS estimate, given office industry challenges. Our target has 11% upside, plus a 5.5% yield. We don’t see a natural buyer for a large physical store office supply presence, although an activist/private-equity buyer is a possibility. To make an acquisition worthwhile, a buyer would have to be more aggressive in cost cutting and use of cash flow than SPLS’s existing plan.

    Staples’ market capitalization rose to $6.2 billion today from $5.7 billion yesterday. It reported a net loss of $459 million on sales of $18.2 billion in fiscal 2017.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Staples Inc(NASDAQ:SPLS) stock has been on a tear over the last few days amid rumors of a potential buyout.According toThe Wall Street Journal, the company is in talks with private-equity firms to sell itself after regulators blew up its planned merger withOffice Depot(NASDAQ:ODP)last year.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Staples (SPLS) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after releasing earnings today.

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    Staples dropped 5.2% to $8.49 at 4:45 p.m. today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.1% to 2,364.87.

    Staples reported a profit of 25 cents a share, missing forecasts for 26 cents a share, on sales of $4.6 billion, missing expectations for $5.04 billion. Staples said it would earn from 15 cents to 18 cents in the first quarter of 2017, while analysts had been predicting 17 cents. Staples also said it would close 70 stores in 2017 after closing 48 in 2016.

    Staples market capitalization fell to $5.5 billion today from $5.8 billion yesterday.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Astro-Med, Inc.(ALOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $25.50 million.

    Bellatrix Exploration Ltd (NYSE: BXE) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.10 per share on revenue of $71.27 million.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    At the other end of the iPhone 8 spectrum, wireless companies like AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) probably will price the low-end version of the iPhone 8 below $40 a month, with 24-month contracts. This kind of price plan is a usual way for large wireless carriers to get and hold customers for long periods. Even if the carrier pays a lot for the smartphone, it presumably makes that back in monthly fees and on people who renew their subscriptions for a longer period.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    With interest rates set to rise this year, many dividend investors are likely worried that their stocks will slip as bond yields become more attractive. While some dividend stocks will inevitably decline, investors can still find some low-risk income plays that have high yields and cheap valuations. Let’s take a look at three such stocks — AT&T (NYSE:T), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO), and Reynolds American (NYSE:RAI).

  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    It’s important to remember that AT&T (NYSE:T) is more than just the namesake brand. The company also owns DirecTV, and it may soon acquireTime Warner (NYSE:TWX)if regulators approve the deal.

  • [By Adam Levy]

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    It was just a little more than a year ago when Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) was the largest U.S. pay-TV provider. And it wasn’t even close. But after AT&T (NYSE:T) merged with DirecTV, it took over the top spot. Now, AT&T’s rival telecom company, Verizon (NYSE:VZ), is reportedly considering a megamerger of its own with Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR). The move would put the combined company’s total video subscriber count very close to Comcast’s.

    The potential merger points to a big hole in Comcast’s service offerings — its lack of wireless service. If customers can save money by bundling their TV, internet, and wireless bills together with its competitors, Comcast stands to lose customers. But Comcast’s management and investors shouldn’t lose sleep over the possibility that its two biggest competitors offer wireless service.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) which traded down over 6% at $35.85. The stocks 52-week range is $35.10 to $43.03. Volume was nearly 117 million versus the daily average of 24.3 million shares.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Some of the most well-known dividend aristocrats include:

    Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) pays a dividend of $0.77, which is a yield of 3.75%. Aflac Inc. (NYSE: AFL) pays a dividend of $0.43, which is a yield of 2.32%. AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) pays a dividend of $0.49, which is a yield of 5.12%. T-Rowe Price Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TROW) pays a dividend of $0.57, which is a yield of 3.27%. Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX) pays a dividend of $0.84, which is a yield of 2.50%.

    If you just kept the dividends, your investment would be worth $11,147. That’s a difference of only $25. So it may not seem like a big deal at first glance.

Hot Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2018: Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V.(OMAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    It even owns shares of several airport stocks — including Mexico’s Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMAB) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASR).

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Bitcoin has been facing some headwinds lately, fighting to stay above $9,000 as&a;nbsp;some traders wait on the sidelines.

The world&s;s largest digital currency approached $9,500 earlier today, but quickly gave up these gains, falling below&a;nbsp;the $9,000 mark several times, according to the CoinDesk &l;a href=&q;https://www.coindesk.com/price/&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;Bitcoin Price Index&l;/a&g; (BPI).

Bitcoin fell to as little as&a;nbsp;$8,860.87 today, representing a roughly 6.5% decline from the day&s;s high of&a;nbsp;$9,474.86, additional BPI figures show.

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When explaining Bitcoin&s;s recent price activity, several analysts pointed to both ongoing regulatory developments and also the uncertainty surrounding the sale of Bitcoin held by Mt. Gox&s;s bankruptcy trustee, who some market observers have dubbed the &q;Tokyo Whale.&q;

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: Clarke(t)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) will share its latest quarterly earnings on Wednesday. The consensus estimates call for $0.65 in EPS and $41.2 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $37.82, in a 52-week range of $32.55 to $42.70. The consensus analyst target is $39.49.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Very strong results across the board for Dycom, with spending from its top customers only further accelerating. We’re not surprised that FQ3 guidance came in slightly ahead of expectations, as many investors had viewed their initial guidance as conservative. We are encouraged to see organic growth re-accelerating in FQ4 to the mid-teens, with its acquired Goodman asset contributing $15MM of expected revenue (up from $13.4MM in FQ2). Dycom also procured new customer awards in the quarter from AT&T (T), Comcast (CMCSA), CenturyLink (CTL) and Windstream Holdings (WIN) to support further growth. Dycom also repurchased $25MM of shares during FQ2 and authorized an additional $75MM over the next 18 months, giving Dycom $150MM of incremental repurchase authorization through August 2018

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Finding a bottom after a long decline can be incredibly lucrative, Cramer told viewers, as was the case in 2009 when he set his sights on AT&T (T) as about the most bulletproof recommendation he could muster.

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: SPAR Group Inc.(SGRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long on small cap international merchandising and marketing services stockSPAR Group Inc (NASDAQ: SGRP):

Top High Tech Stocks To Invest In 2018: TRC Companies Inc.(TRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $7.53. TRC posted Q4 earnings of $0.20 per share on revenue of $132.3 million.