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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

Lee Danner & Bass Inc. lowered its stake in shares of iShares Russell 1000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWB) by 8.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 6,370 shares of the company’s stock after selling 570 shares during the quarter. Lee Danner & Bass Inc.’s holdings in iShares Russell 1000 ETF were worth $997,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. HC Financial Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF during the 4th quarter worth $494,000. RMB Capital Management LLC boosted its position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF by 21.9% during the 1st quarter. RMB Capital Management LLC now owns 10,980 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,613,000 after acquiring an additional 1,975 shares during the period. Jump Trading LLC acquired a new position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF during the 1st quarter worth $1,100,000. Davis R M Inc. acquired a new position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF during the 2nd quarter worth $260,000. Finally, Blue Chip Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new position in iShares Russell 1000 ETF during the 1st quarter worth $265,000.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Anavex Life Sciences Corp.(AVXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL)’s share price shot up 4.8% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $4.35 and last traded at $3.93. 14,995 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 98% from the average session volume of 606,708 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.13.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.1730416635586 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price (up previously from $5.00) on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Thursday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Anavex Life Sciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Noble Financial set a $7.00 target price on shares of Anavex Life Sciences and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 16th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Wednesday, May 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Roth Capital initiated coverage on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Anavex Life Sciences presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $6.55.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News coverage about Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anavex Life Sciences earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.5362495493017 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Anavex Life Sciences Corp (NASDAQ:AVXL) by 48.8% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 76,200 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,000 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Anavex Life Sciences were worth $211,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Vertical Research assumed coverage on shares of Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. The brokerage issued a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    For a little more high-profile option, there is Hostess Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK), which has a market cap over $1 billion dollars. It is, of course, the maker of Twinkies and so much more.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Hostess Brands Inc (NASDAQ:TWNK) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $15.00.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Evolving Systems, Inc.(EVOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Evolving Systems (NASDAQ: EVOL) and Zscaler (NASDAQ:ZS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Estee Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) was started as Outperform with a $170 price target (versus a $147.88 close) at Evercore ISI.

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) was downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight with a $160 price target (versus a $190.54 close) at First Analysis. Credit Suisse maintained its Outperform rating but raised its target price to $215 from $195.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Wells Fargo in a note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $168.00 price objective on the stock. Wells Fargo’s target price points to a potential upside of 13.61% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. boosted its position in Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) by 10.2% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 214,126 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 19,879 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Estee Lauder Companies were worth $26,911,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) shares gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $156.97, but opened at $152.93. Estee Lauder Companies shares last traded at $145.62, with a volume of 2849125 shares trading hands.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 20th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be given a dividend of 0.38 per share on Monday, September 17th. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 30th.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    The cast reaches for the mailbag in this segment from Industry Focus: Consumer Goods. Listener Joseph wants to know why Estée Lauder (NYSE:EL) and Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA), both leading names in the skincare and cosmetics industry, have seen their stocks move in opposite directions over the past year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Alcatel Lucent(ALU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Alcatel Lucent (NYSE:ALU) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alcatel Lucent earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.9413628150958 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    In related news, insider Sergiy Kostynsky 250,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 26th. Also, insider Lynn Mickleburgh acquired 6,800 shares of Altium stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 28th. The shares were bought at an average price of A$14.74 ($10.45) per share, for a total transaction of A$100,232.00 ($71,086.52).

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Alcatel Lucent (NYSE:ALU) has been trending positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Alcatel Lucent earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: China Automotive Systems, Inc.(CAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Automotive Systems earned a news impact score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the auto parts company an impact score of 47.4904091752746 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Automotive Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the auto parts company an impact score of 45.9702420023483 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Icahn Enterprises LP Common Stock (NASDAQ: CAAS) and China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) and China Automotive Systems (NASDAQ:CAAS) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks issued their Q1 2020 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Virtusa in a report released on Wednesday, May 16th. SunTrust Banks analyst F. Atkins expects that the information technology services provider will post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Virtusa’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.46 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.56 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $0.60 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sei Investments Co. reduced its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 5.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 21,835 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after selling 1,275 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $1,058,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Virtusa (NASDAQ:VRTU) had its target price lifted by equities research analysts at Wedbush from $60.00 to $70.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the information technology services provider’s stock. Wedbush’s price target suggests a potential upside of 23.09% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $279.85 million.

    Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $24.02 million.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in Virtusa Co. (NASDAQ:VRTU) by 105.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 280,742 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 144,258 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Virtusa were worth $13,666,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Foundation Medicine, Inc.(FMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Foundation Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:FMI) hit a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $108.65 and last traded at $107.25, with a volume of 22037 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $107.20.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Only months after a standstill agreement between the two companies expired, biopharma giant Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) has agreed to acquire Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) lock, stock, and barrel. Roche had already owned more than half of Foundation Medicine, so the decision to buy the company outright shows it’s more confident in the future of personalized cancer treatment than ever before. Is this deal a needle-mover?

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Technology stocks are staples in growth portfolios because of their eye-popping revenue growth, but technology isn’t the only sector of the stock market that boasts fast-growing companies. For example, many healthcare stocks are growing at rates that Silicon Valley would envy. In fact, Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI), Exelixis Corp (NASDAQ:EXEL), and Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC) all reported year-over-year sales growth north of 100% in first-quarter 2018.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street continued to struggle on Tuesday, with major benchmarks posting larger losses than those seen in recent sessions. A new round of escalation in trade conflict between the U.S. and China was the proximate cause for concerns among investors, as the White House threatened to add tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Despite the broader worries, some companies still had good news that sent their individual shares higher. CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI), and Solid Biosciences (NASDAQ:SLDB) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Foundation Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI) shares saw a sizable jump early on Tuesday after the company announced that Roche would be acquiring all the outstanding shares. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in the second half of 2018.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    After announcing that Roche Holdings (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) will acquire it for $137 per share in cash, shares in Foundation Medicine (NASDAQ:FMI) are soaring 28.3% at 11:30 a.m. EDT today.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Armstrong World Industries Inc(AWI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 9,639 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $584,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Armstrong World Industries Inc (NYSE:AWI) insider Valueact Capital Master Fund, sold 30,000 shares of Armstrong World Industries stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.11, for a total transaction of $2,103,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AptarGroup (NYSE: ATR) and Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) are both mid-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    The move can be put down to an improvement in sentiment toward the homebuilding products sector. After all, Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN) gained 15%, while other housing stocks in the sector, such as ceilings company Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI) and plumbing products company Masco (NYSE:MAS), also went up by double digits in the month.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Harsco Corporation(HSC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HashCoin (CURRENCY:HSC) traded up 2.5% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 17:00 PM ET on July 17th. One HashCoin token can now be purchased for about $0.0025 or 0.00000034 BTC on exchanges including Gate.io and BCEX. HashCoin has a market cap of $0.00 and $2.52 million worth of HashCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, HashCoin has traded 3.7% higher against the dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HashCoin (CURRENCY:HSC) traded 2.5% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM ET on September 30th. HashCoin has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $28,133.00 worth of HashCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One HashCoin token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0004 or 0.00000005 BTC on exchanges including Gate.io and BCEX. Over the last week, HashCoin has traded down 5.5% against the US dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    HashCoin (CURRENCY:HSC) traded up 2.7% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM ET on March 6th. HashCoin has a total market cap of $1.21 million and approximately $1,110.00 worth of HashCoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One HashCoin token can currently be purchased for $0.0001 or 0.00000002 BTC on exchanges including BCEX and Gate.io. In the last week, HashCoin has traded 0.4% lower against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Harsco Co. (NYSE:HSC) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $29.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Harsco (NYSE:HSC) – Research analysts at KeyCorp lifted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Harsco in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. KeyCorp analyst J. Hammond now expects that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $0.35 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.31. KeyCorp has a “Overweight” rating and a $27.00 price objective on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Harsco’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.36 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.27 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.20 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.35 EPS.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019

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Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK), a producer of sweet baked goods with brands including Twinkies, Zingers, Sno Balls, Ding Dongs, and many more, are down 17% as of 10:36 a.m. EDT Wednesday after the company’s second-quarter results fell short of estimates.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hostess Brands earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5687166542873 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Generally, stocks that have fallen out of favor with the market are cheap for a reason. But, on occasion, savvy investors can scoop up a stock on the cheap and enjoy solid returns when the company proves its doubters wrong. It’s not easy to discern which stocks fall into the pessimistically undervalued category, but here are two to consider: Hostess (NASDAQ:TWNK), which is expanding and adapting its portfolio of snacks to drive growth, and General Motors (NYSE:GM) which could potentially strike gold thanks to its 2016 Cruise Automation acquisition.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hostess Brands Inc (NASDAQ:TWNK) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $15.40.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in shares of Hostess Brands Inc (NASDAQ:TWNK) by 28.8% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 1,669,338 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 373,487 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Hostess Brands were worth $22,704,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Archrock, Inc.(AROC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in shares of Archrock Inc (NYSE:AROC) by 138.5% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 695,393 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 403,838 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Archrock were worth $8,345,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in Archrock Inc (NYSE:AROC) by 2.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 561,090 shares of the energy company’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,287 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Archrock were worth $4,910,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Archrock (NYSE:AROC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The energy company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.02, Briefing.com reports. The firm had revenue of $233.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $232.15 million. Archrock had a net margin of 6.32% and a return on equity of 2.49%. The business’s revenue was up 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Engineers Gate Manager LP boosted its stake in Archrock Inc (NYSE:AROC) by 241.6% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 95,336 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 67,426 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in Archrock were worth $834,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc(VRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Other recent false “tells” of “unusual call activity” have included Lowe’s (LOW) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) , Walmart (WMT) and Walt Disney Co. (DIS) . All of these stocks tanked within one or two weeks of the unusual call trading.

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google unit is taking a big stake in Chinese e-commerce by buying a piece of JD.com (NASDAQ:JD), and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX) received some unwelcome news from the FDA.

  • [By George Budwell]

    Shares of the embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE:VRX) rose by as much as 17.1% today on extremely heavy volume. The catalyst?

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
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    Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) : “I think they’re doing a good job. I don’t want to sell it. “

    Dominion Energy (D) : “At a 5% yield, I’m pulling the trigger right here. Buy.”

Best Performing Stocks To Own For 2019: Cathay General Bancorp(CATY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) by 461.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 28,806 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,672 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Cathay General Bancorp were worth $1,152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities, and today’s blog post is a great place to start.

After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 113 big blue chips.

Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Merrill Lynch loaded the dice in Las Vegas — and cheated a local female high roller out of at least $1 million in commissions, according to a gender discrimination lawsuit filed recently: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will speak at 9:40 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Canaccord upgraded Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) from Hold to Buy
    Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands (NYSE: TLRD) from Hold to Buy
    Compass Point downgraded Hilltop Holdings (NYSE: HTH) from Buy to Neutral
    Deutsche downgraded Hostess Brands (NASDAQ: TWNK) from Buy to Hold

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: Diebold, Incorporated(DBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Diebold Nixdorf Inc. (NYSE: DBD) fell by about 5.1% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $11.43 after closing at $12.05 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $28.80. Volume of about 4.4 million was about three times the daily average of about 1.4 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

    VeriFone (PAY) and Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com) NCR (NCR) versus Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Critical Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (DBD) stock represents -49.50% move from 52-week high (analystrecommendation.com) Self-checkout System Market 2018 Key Players Diebold Nixdorf, ECR Software (ECRS) Corp., Pan-Oston Co, NCR … (theanalystfinancial.com) Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Downgraded to “Neutral” at JPMorgan Chase (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Diebold Nixdorf stock opened at $14.80 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.53. Diebold Nixdorf has a 52 week low of $12.90 and a 52 week high of $29.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,123.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.24 and a beta of 2.05.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2018: New York REIT, Inc.(NYRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    New York REIT (NYSE:NYRT) reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $17.51 and last traded at $17.60, with a volume of 7341 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $17.85.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

The going rate for a lunch date with Warren Buffett: $2,679,001.

At least, that’s how much the top bidder — who wished to remain anonymous — in this year’s “Power Lunch with Warren Buffett” charity auction was willing to pay. The bidding closed Friday evening.

This is the 18th year Buffett has offered himself up for the bidding war, and he does it to raise money for Glide — a San Francisco-based charity that provides medical care, housing assistance, meals, youth summer programs and other services to the Bay Area’s neediest residents.

The billionaire Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) CEO has long been a supporter of the organization.

“Everyone that has experienced Glide comes away a believer,” Buffett said in a statement. “They have to see it to believe it, but when they see it, they do believe it.”

$2.7 million isn’t the most money this auction has ever raised for Glide. Last year’s top bid climbed to $3,456,789, which tied a record set in 2012. Both of those bidders also wished to remain anonymous.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Oritani Financial Corp.(ORIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Oritani Financial (ORIT)

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Intrexon Corporation(XON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap synthetic biology Intrexon Corp (NYSE: XON) has elevated short interest of 33.93% according to Highshortinterest.com. Intrexon Corp says itspowering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA⒙to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet. The Companysintegrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function and performance of living cells.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Intrexon (XON) has made a small yet strategic acquisition in buying GenVec (GNVC); with the purchase, XON gets AdenoVerse, a platform of adenovirus vectors for delivering drugs and vaccines that dovetails nicely with its existing suite of gene therapy technologies, suggests John McCamant, editor of The Medical Technology Stock Letter.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    There was an IPO of sorts last week when Gores Holdings II raised $375 million with an offer of 37.5 million units at $10 per unit. The shares are listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol GSHTU. Gores Holdings I acquired Hostess Brands last year and completed an IPO in December for Hostess Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK).

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018

U.K. stocks fell for a second straight session Monday, driven lower by resource stocks and banks, on the back of falling commodity prices and fears the so-called Trump trade is fading.

The FTSE 100 index
UKX, -0.85%
dropped 0.7% to 7,283.15, setting it on track for its lowest close since March 1, according to FactSet data.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Exterran Corporation(EXTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Company Name

    Share PriceYTDMarket CapClayton Williams Energy Inc. (NYSE: CWEI)$138.8216.4%2.4BDiamondback Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: FANG)$106.365.42%$9.38BWestern Gas Partners LP (NYSE: WES)$65.6411.71%$9.67BTesoro Logistics LP (NYSE: TLLP)$59.3416.79%$6.25BResolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN)$46.0811.87%$931.13MAntero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AM)$34.9813.28%$6.4BExterran Corp. (NYSE: EXTN)$33.9942.22%$1.19BDominion Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: DM)$32.9011.34%$2.6BNextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NEP)$31.1922.12%$1.68BArchrock Inc. (NYSE: AROC)$16.0021.21%$1.12B

    While some of these stocks have performed well, we arent recommending this list of natural gas stocks. Thats because we arent interested in stocks that have already peaked at Money Morning; were interested in the next big winner. And we have one that could surge in 2017

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc.(CFR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Wintergreen Fund’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Wintergreen+Fund

    These are the top 5 holdings of Wintergreen FundReynolds American Inc (RAI) – 1,643,159 shares, 24.5% of the total portfolio. Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co (CTO) – 1,232,334 shares, 15.61% of the total portfolio. British American Tobacco PLC (BATS) – 782,405 shares, 12.29% of the total portfolio. Cie Financiere Richemont SA (CFR) – 286,053 shares, 5.35% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 15.57%Altria Group Inc (MO) – 305,421

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: General Motors Company(GM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Amidst all the attention on Tesla’s (TSLA) struggles and insanely volatile stock this year, the share price under-performance of profitable automaker General Motors (GM) has gone overlooked.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    The market is rightly worried about General Motors Company (GM) hitting the peak of the latest car-buying cycle, but its overdoing its concerns. It feels like GM stock has been discounted for a worst-case scenario, if not more.

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    GM, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 9.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 1.0%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company’s bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

     

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Should General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) split its stock? According to David Einhorn-founded hedge fund Greenlight Capital in a recent presentation, there’s a case for two classes of GM shares to unlock value.

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate GENERAL MOTORS CO as a Buy with a ratings score of B. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. 

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Watch For 2018: Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    There was an IPO of sorts last week when Gores Holdings II raised $375 million with an offer of 37.5 million units at $10 per unit. The shares are listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol GSHTU. Gores Holdings I acquired Hostess Brands last year and completed an IPO in December for Hostess Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK).

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

One of the richest men in China has made a big bet on an icon of Europe’s automotive industry.

Li Shufu, the billionaire chairman of Chinese car maker Geely (GELYF), invested about $9 billion buying a stake of almost 10% in Daimler (DDAIF), making him the biggest single shareholder in the owner of Mercedes Benz.

Li, who’s estimated to be worth around $18 billion, has said he’s not interested in a takeover of Daimler. It’s unclear exactly what he’s after with such a big investment, but he dropped a big hint that the German company’s engineering is central to his vision.

“In order to succeed and seize the technology highland, one has to have friends, partners, and alliances and adapt a new way of thinking in terms of sharing and united strength,” Li said in a statement over the weekend.

Some analysts suggest Li wants to get his hands on Daimler’s clean energy technology. That could help boost Geely’s competitive position in China’s market for electric vehicles, which is already the world’s biggest.

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Access National Corporation(ANCX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, ourunder the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap Northern Virginia based bank holding stock Access National Corporation (NASDAQ: ANCX):

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: COG) is rated as a Hold with a new price target of $24. The EPS estimate has been cut from $0.60 to $0.47 for 2017, and the 2018 estimate has been increased from $0.70 to $1.19. Shares closed at $22.36 on Friday in a 52-week range of $19.77 to $25.74. The consensus 12-month price target is $28.72.

  • [By David Sterman]

    Take Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG(link is external)) as an example. As I noted earlier this month(link is external), Cabot’s current drilling plans are expected to lead to a big spike in output over the next few years. The company’s executives decided to plow ahead with development plans, even as rivals were retrenching. The fact that natural gas prices have risen more than 10% in the past three weeks simply underscores the wisdom of that strategy, and could lead to rising sales and profit estimates. 

Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    There was an IPO of sorts last week when Gores Holdings II raised $375 million with an offer of 37.5 million units at $10 per unit. The shares are listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol GSHTU. Gores Holdings I acquired Hostess Brands last year and completed an IPO in December for Hostess Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK).