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Recommendation

I recommend buying Churchill Downs Incorporated’s (NASDAQ:CHDN) equity on dips in price. The company has a strong and experienced management team, which has consistently maintained its focus on creating shareholder value. The recommended trade is purchasing the equity and potentially the 4.75% Bonds maturing 2028 trading at a YTM of ~5.25%.

Thesis Overview

CHDN’s management is experienced and focused on running its operating businesses well and creating shareholder value. All three core lines of business continue to show constant growth, with management continuing to invest in future growth and opportunistic M&A. The company’s debt was recently refinanced in December 2017, lowering interest rates and lengthening maturities. Lastly, CHDN is well positioned for potential iGaming (real money online sports gambling), should the upcoming US Supreme Court ruling on the PASPA law (Professional & Amateur Sports) overturn the current restrictions.

Key Risks to Thesis

The main risk to the thesis above is that the US Supreme Court upholds the PASPA law and iGaming does not become legal in the United States. While the company’s current businesses will continue to perform well, the stock may trade down on the news or be revalued closer to the multiples of other regional casino operators.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Notable Earnings

    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) Q1 premarket
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) Q4 premarket
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) Q1 premarket
    Lowe’s Companies, Inc (NYSE: LOW) Q1 premarket
    L Brands, Inc (NYSE: LB) Q1 after hours
    NetApp, Inc (NASDAQ: NTAP) Q4 after hours

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    In addition to Trump’s concerns about China and trade, the President also stated that he is unsure whether a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place as planned. Multiple media outlets this morning are questioning if the event will take place. The summit is tentatively planned for June 12. Banking stocks were on the move after Congress passed new laws designed to reduce regulations for thousands of financial institutions. The new rules will ensure that smaller banks are not facing the same strict rules as the bigger giants. The financial sector has been lobbying to changes to the Dodd-Frank Act since its inception after the 2008-09 financial crisis. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with members of the European Union on Tuesday. The CEO of the social media giant outraged European Parliament members after reportedly dodging questions about user privacy and the firm’s collection of personal data. During the conversation, EU members questioned whether Facebook is a monopoly and pondered if the firm should be broken up due to antitrust concerns.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: TGT, LOW, TIF
    Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) fell nearly 6% after the retail giant fell short of earnings expectations before the bell. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.32. This figure missed Wall Street earnings expectations by six cents. The retail giant blamed poor spring weather for its performance and said that its bottom line has been impacted by the costs of upgrading its physical locations. Lowe’s Companies (NYSE: LOW) stock gained

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its holdings in shares of Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL) by 75.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 105,127 shares of the textile maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 45,048 shares during the quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department owned approximately 0.13% of Ralph Lauren worth $11,753,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $137.59 and last traded at $137.30, with a volume of 1474925 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $134.80.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARA) shares jumped 28.5 percent to $14.91 in reaction to a new licensing agreement with Europe-based Vifor Pharma. As part of the agreement, the biopharmaceutical company that alleviates pain licensed worldwide rights (except U.S., Japan, and South Korea) to Vifor Pharma to commercialize its KORSUVA therapy to Vifor $70 million.
    EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP) rose 21.5 percent to $19.44. EVO Payments priced its IPO at $16 per share.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) jumped 16.3 percent to $118.92 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) shares gained 13.4 percent to $132.225 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
    OneSmart International Edun Gr Ltd – ADR (NYSE: ONE) shares rose 12.2 percent to $13.52
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares gained 11.4 percent to $2.2164 after surging 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) rose 10.4 percent to $13.02 after announcing pricing of public offering.
    KemPharm, Inc. (NASDAQ: KMPH) gained 10.3 percent to $6.725. Janney Capital initiated coverage on KemPharm with a Buy rating.
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares rose 10 percent to $2.1894 after climbing 12.43 percent on Tuesday.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) rose 9.5 percent to $93.92. Lowe's reported downbeat results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
    xG Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: XGTI) jumped 9.1 percent to $0.829 after the company’s subsidiary IMT Vislink received a $1.4 million order from the U.S. Air Force.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) rose 8.6 percent to $2.34 after dropping 10.04 percent on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 8.4 percent to $34.99. American Equity Investment Life confirmed preliminary talks related to a potential deal.
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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) was up 14% at $133.33 on Wednesday after earnings. Credit Suisse maintained its Outperform rating and raised its target to $153 from $135. Barclays left its Underweight rating in place but still raised its target to $110 from $103 after the stronger report.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust(BBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE:BBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BlackRock Municipal Bond Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.5280376576675 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Doliver Capital Advisors LP trimmed its stake in shares of Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust (NYSE:BBK) by 26.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 10,260 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 3,598 shares during the quarter. Doliver Capital Advisors LP owned about 0.10% of Blackrock Municipal Bond Trust worth $147,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Container Store (TCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares surged 56 percent to $0.3980.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares jumped 34 percent to $0.5632 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) rose 16 percent to $1.45 after trading higher at one point Monday by nearly 300 percent. The nano-cap developer of pest control said the California state government approved the company's ContraPest for user in the state.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 13.3 percent to $61.975 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares gained 9.8 percent to $4.92 as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) rose 8.3 percent to $3.41.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) gained 7 percent to $12.13 following stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 6.5 percent to $9.00 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.2 percent to $58.94 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) gained 6.2 percent to $7.53. Blink Charging disclosed that its vehicle charging network exceeds 125,000 members.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 5.4 percent to $7.97. Container Store is expected to release quarterly earnings after the closing bell.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.95 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Container Store Group Inc (NYSE:TCS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.55 and last traded at $6.44, with a volume of 109163 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.21.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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    Losers
    Nevro Corp. (NASDAQ: NVRO) fell 11.6 percent to $81.58 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) shares fell 8.3 percent to $20.33 in pre-market trading after the company reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) fell 7.5 percent to $51.74 in pre-market trading. Zillow reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak sales guidance for the second quarter.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) fell 7.2 percent to $3.11 in pre-market trading after reporting wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 5.5 percent to $4.14 in pre-market trading after rising 11.17 percent on Monday.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) fell 5.1 percent to $95.00 in pre-market trading. Albemarle declared a quarterly dividend of $0.335 per share.
    Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM) fell 4.8 percent to $23.80 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) fell 4.5 percent to $57.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) shares fell 4.3 percent to $2.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.73 percent on Monday.
    51job, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOBS) shares fell 4.2 percent to $93 in pre-market trading after rising 3.55 percent on Monday

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    Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
    Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Last week, shares of rental-car pioneer Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE:HTZ) advanced nearly 11%, after privately held automotive information site Edmunds proclaimed a multiyear peak in used-car pricing. Edmunds’ quarterly assessment, issued on June 12, reported that the average used-vehicle transaction price in the first quarter of 2018 rose 2.2% against the prior-year quarter, to $19,657. This is a record sticker amount, which also represents a cumulative five-year advance of 17.6% against the first quarter of 2013.

Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Liberty Tax, Inc.(TAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acacia Research (NASDAQ: ACTG) and Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

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Despite several years of steady declines, deadly vehicle crashes are on the rise, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The safest day to be on the road: Tuesday. The most dangerous? Saturday.

That’s according to a newstudy by Avvo, an online legal referral and review site, which analyzed data from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System in 2016 on how many car crash-related fatalities happened across the country by weekday and time of day.

The analysis found that 6,802 lives were lost on Saturday out of the 37,461 road deaths that occurred in 2016. That was 53% higher than the 4,444 deaths that happened on a Tuesday, the day with the least number of crash-related fatalities.

The second and third deadliest days were also associated with the weekend: Friday (5,826) and Sunday (5,809).

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: TravelCenters of America LLC(TA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ:TA) by 8.6% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 955,678 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after purchasing an additional 75,276 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in TravelCenters of America were worth $3,440,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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

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    TravelCenters of America (TA) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.21 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) TravelCenters of America (TA) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Quaker Steak & Lube庐 Invites Guests to Round Up to Benefit Folds of Honor (finance.yahoo.com) Camping World (CWH) vs. TravelCenters of America (TA) Head-To-Head Review (americanbankingnews.com) TravelCenters of America LLC Announces Annual Meeting Results (finance.yahoo.com)

    TravelCenters of America traded up $0.02, reaching $3.10, during midday trading on Monday, according to MarketBeat.com. The company had a trading volume of 163,465 shares, compared to its average volume of 184,114. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 1.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.23. The stock has a market cap of $124.00 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.33 and a beta of 1.68. TravelCenters of America has a 12-month low of $2.95 and a 12-month high of $5.85.

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Container Store (TCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Container Store Group (NYSE:TCS) has faced some major challenges in recent years. The entire retail sector has struggled through tough times in the wake of rising competition from e-commerce, and for the organizational goods retailer in particular, efforts to remain true to its conscious-capitalism approach haven’t helped the stock regain the substantial amount of ground it has lost over the past five years.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares surged 56 percent to $0.3980.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares jumped 34 percent to $0.5632 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) rose 16 percent to $1.45 after trading higher at one point Monday by nearly 300 percent. The nano-cap developer of pest control said the California state government approved the company's ContraPest for user in the state.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 13.3 percent to $61.975 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares gained 9.8 percent to $4.92 as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) rose 8.3 percent to $3.41.
    Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) gained 7 percent to $12.13 following stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares climbed 6.5 percent to $9.00 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.2 percent to $58.94 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) gained 6.2 percent to $7.53. Blink Charging disclosed that its vehicle charging network exceeds 125,000 members.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 5.4 percent to $7.97. Container Store is expected to release quarterly earnings after the closing bell.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 5.4 percent to $2.95 after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Container Store Group Inc (NYSE:TCS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $6.55 and last traded at $6.44, with a volume of 109163 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.21.

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Farmers Capital Bank Corporation(FFKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
    Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
    Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
    TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
    Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
    Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
    Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
    General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:FFKT)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $54.45 and last traded at $54.60, with a volume of 1640 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $54.00.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the financial shares climbed 0.31 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday morning, the financial shares climbed 0.50 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 9 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the financial shares climbed 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG), up 10 percent.

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Schwab Intelligent Portfolios was the top performing robo-advisor for the third quarter, according to BackEndBenchmarking’s latest Robo Report, which tracks the performance of a 60/40 stock/bond portfolio for investors in a high tax bracket.

Its model portfolio for taxable accounts outperformed comparable portfolios of 19 other robos, gaining 3.97% in the third quarter, according to The Robo Report, which actually invests in the model portfolios it analyzes.

(Related: Which Robo-Advisors Are Best? To Find Out, an RIA Invests in Them)

Betterment placed second for the third quarter followed by SigFig and SoFi, which tied for third place, but it led the competition for one-year performance ended Sept. 30, up 11.97%. Schwab was just behind, with an 11.93% return for its model portfolio.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: International Tower Hill Mines Ltd(THM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
    FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
    Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
    DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
    MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
    Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
    Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
    International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%

    As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Container Store (The)(TCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Container Store Group Inc (NYSE: TCS) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $230.53 million.

    J & J Snack Foods Corp (NASDAQ: JJSF) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.78 per share on revenue of $231.58 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Container Store Group Inc (NYSE: TCS) shares shot up 27 percent to $5.29 after the company posted upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued a strong forecast for FY 2017.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc.(CPIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Graham Corporation(GHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Graham Corporation (NYSE: GHM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $23.54 million.

    Heico Corp (NYSE: HEI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Siebert Financial Corp.(SIEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Siebert Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: SIEB) shares shot up 61 percent to $8.30 following news it will offer deeply discounted online trading of U.S. equities next year.

  • [By Cameron Saucier]

    Siebert (Nasdaq: SIEB) is a holding company that has a retail discount brokerage business through its subsidiary, Muriel Siebert & Co. SIEB rose 60% last month after it announced a purchasing agreement with Kennedy Cabot Acquisition. Under the agreement, Kennedy Cabot will purchase shares of SIEB. SIEB is currently trading at $3.37 per share and is up 157% YOY.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap discount brokerageSiebert Financial Corp (NASDAQ: SIEB):

    Siebert Financial has been on our watchlist for a while, overbought and toying with the idea of a pullback. We’re finally starting to see evidence that the weight of the gain is taking a toll. We’ve seen a string of lower highs following the last bullish gasp from the 9th. We’re going to assume that was the pivot point. (It has been so far, anyway.)

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Steelcase Inc.(SCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) shares dropped 14 percent to $14.10 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and issued a weak outlook for the second quarter.

  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Jim Hackett spent two decades as CEO of Michigan-based office furniture company Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS). When he took over, the American workplace was shifting away from cubicles, and the company looked on the verge of extinction, with $70 million in annual losses.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Steelcase Inc. (NYSE: SCS) shares shot up 5 percent to $15 as the company reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter.

    Shares of Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) got a boost, shooting up 10 percent to $9.71. Nabriva Therapeutics announced a $80 million common stock offering.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cincinnati Financial Corporation(CINF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Cincinnati Financial (CINF) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after the insurer warned of larger catastrophe losses and lower reserve releases.

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    Cincinnati Financialdropped 6.7% to $69.91 today, while the S&P 500 declined 0.2% to 2,270.44.

    Sandler O’Neil’s Paul Newsome and team explain why Cincinnati Financial got hammered today:

    On January 12, 2017, before the market opened, CINF pre-announced 4Q16 catastrophe loss estimates and underwriting results. The company expects 4Q16 earnings to include pre-tax catastrophe losses of approximately $75 million to $85 million, representing an impact on the combined ratio of approximately 6.5 to 7.5 percentage points, based on estimated property casualty earned premiums…

    While the press release headline led with higher catastrophe losses, the real issue was less favorable reserve development related to the companys commercial casualty line.Cincinnati Financial has been growing faster than its peers for some time. The company has been growing primarily due to geographic expansion which is better than growth through price cutting. Nevertheless, growth during a soft market is difficult and the fourth quarter profit warning will likely lead to renewed concerns thatCincinnati Financial cannot maintain its excellent profitability in its commercial insurance business.

    Cincinnati Financial’s market capitalization fell to $11.5 billion today from $12.3 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $634 million on sales of $5.2 billion in 2015.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Merit Medical Systems Inc.(MMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cerulean Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: CERU) shares dipped 27 percent to $0.817. Cerulean Pharma shares have dropped 60.28 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 15.31 percent in the same period.
    Tandem Diabetes Care Inc (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares tumbled 24.2 percent to $1.17. Tandem Diabetes Care priced 18 million share offering at $1.25 per share.
    Alphatec Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ATEC) shares fell 21.1 percent to $2.10 as the company reported a $18.9 million private placement.
    Heat Biologics Inc (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares dropped 15.5 percent to $0.870. Heat Biologics priced its 5 million share offering at $0.80 per share.
    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) shares fell 15 percent to $1.76.
    QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) shares declined 12.2 percent to $1.58. QuickLogic priced its 10 million share offering at $1.50 per share.
    Orion Engineered Carbons SA (NYSE: OEC) shares dropped 9.5 percent to $19.10. Orion Engineered Carbons reported a 5 million common stock secondary offering.
    Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ: IDXG) shares fell 8.7 percent to $2.61 after the company reported debt restructuring and agreed to eliminate its royalty and mileston

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Platinum Group Metals Ltd.(PLG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Patalon III]

    Our sub-$2 “Gold Market Anomaly” play – Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (NYSE: PLG) – took a hit of more than 12% Wednesday after the miner raised $20 million through a stock offering.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Natus Medical Incorporated(BABY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested going long on small cap healthcare products and services stock Natus Medical (NASDAQ: BABY):