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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now

On August 30, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Novartis’ (NYSE:NVS) Erelzi, a biosimilar to Amgen’s (NASDAQ:AMGN) biggest seller, Enbrel. Erelzi is the second biosimilar available in the U.S. after Zarxio, also by Novartis, and again a biosimilar to another of Amgen’s top products, Neupogen. Amgen has been trying its best to offset these challenges by advancing new products. For example, the company earned a positive opinion last week from the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use for the approval of Parsabiv to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism; but there are other setbacks as well, such as receiving a Complete Response Letter a month prior from the FDA for the same indication.

In the past 21 months, Amgen’s recently approved products in the U.S. included IMLYGIC (in October 2015), Repatha ( September 2015), Corlanor (April 2015), and BLINCYTO (December 2014). Altogether, these four netted less than $60 million of Amgen’s $4,317 million in U.S. second quarter product sales. BLINCYTO’s share will likely increase, as it was correctly predicted to gain an expanded label for pediatric use in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on September 1. Investors should be further encouraged by broad coverage of these new products by the nation’s largest health plans (Table 1).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LBTYB)

Liberty Global plc (Liberty), incorporated on January 29, 2013, is an international cable company with operations in 14 countries. The Company connects people to the digital world and enables them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Its products are provided through next-generation networks and technology platforms that connect 27 million customers subscribing to 57 million television, broadband Internet and telephony services. In addition, the Company served five million mobile subscribers and offered WiFi service across six million access points. Its consumer brands include Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC, VTR, and Liberty Cablevision. Its operations also include Liberty Global Business Services and Liberty Global Ventures.

The Company offers various broadband services over its cable distribution systems, including video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony and, in certain of its operations, the Company offers mobile services. The Company also offers triple-play, which includes services, such as digital video, Internet and fixed-line telephony in a subscription. The Company also offers video services through DIRECT TO HOME (DTH) or through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS). Liberty Globals consumer brands include Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet, UPC Cablecom, UPC, VTR and in Puerto Rico, Liberty. In terms of video subscribers, the Company operates a cable network in each of Austria, Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Germany and Romania. The Companys cable operations offer a range of video services, including basic and premium programming, which can be viewed on the television (TV) and in select markets, through Internet connected devices in the home and whenever there is Internet connectivity. Liberty Global also provides service offerings, such as an electronic programming guide, high definition (HD) ch! annels, digital video recorders (DVR) and HD DVR.

The Companys service offerings also include video-on-demand (VoD) and next generation set-top boxes, such as the multimedia home gateway Horizon TV or the TiVo service offered by Virgin Media in the United Kingdom. Its services, together with DVR and HD DVR functionality, give its customers to control when they watch their programming. Liberty Global also offers pay-per-view programming on channels it distributes and through VoD. The Company also offers select programming in three-dimensional (3D) format to its customers who have three-dimensional capable televisions. The Companys various operations offer television applications that allow access to programming on various devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets. The Company offers basic digital television channels in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. The Company also offers expanded channel packages and premium channels and services. The Company also offers a common interface plus (CI+) module to access its encrypted digital services. A CI+ module is a small device (credit card size) that allows customers with a CI+ enabled television set, who subscribe to, or otherwise have access to, its digital video service, to view such services without a set-top box.

The Company also offers up gradation to one of its extended digital tier services and receive various video channels, including the channels in the basic tier service. A limited number of HD channels are included in its basic tiers of service. The Company also allows digital subscribers to subscribe to one or more packages of premium channels, including additional HD channels. In digital tiers of service, the Company allows a subscriber to upgrade the standard digital device to one with DVR or HD DVR capabilities, which may be rented or purchased. The Company provides a VoD enabled set-top box for the customers who subscribe to a digital tier. The! Company ! also offers VoD services, including catch-up television, on a subscription basis or a transaction basis, depending on location and the tier of digital service selected by the subscriber. Liberty Global offers analog services in its broadband markets, except in the United Kingdom and in Puerto Rico. Subscribers to its analog video service receive 21 to 67 channels of video service. In Ireland and Slovakia, the Company offers various video channels through multichannel multipoint (microwave) distribution systems (MMDS).

The Companys channel offerings include entertainment, sports, movies, documentaries, lifestyles, news, adult, children and ethnic and foreign channels. It also offers various premium channel packages, such as sports, family and international focus, and its VoD service provides various movies and special events. Liberty Global offers digital video services through DTH satellite in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. It offers these services through UPC DTH S.a.r.l (UPC DTH), a subsidiary of UPC Holding, which also provides these services in Romania with FocusSat Romania Srl (FocusSat). The Company offers a basic video tier of services. The Company, through its interactive services, offers Horizon TV, which is a multimedia home gateway, in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Poland and the Czech Republic. Horizon TV is a media platform, which allows distribution of video, voice and data content in the home and multiple devices. Horizon TV has a user interface that enables customers to view channels, VoD programming and personal media content and to pause, replay and record programming. Horizon TV also integrates access to personal media content, such as photos, music and movies stored in the home network. Horizon TV also allows recording till approximately four programs simultaneously and to connect till over four devices at the same time and view different content.

The Company offers applications for various online services, such as Y! ouTube, F! acebook and Picasa. The Horizon family of products also includes an online television application for viewing on a second screen, Horizon Go, which allows video customers to view linear channels. Horizon Go also offers access to VoD and, for Horizon TV customers, the second screen devices also acts as a remote control. The Company, through Horizon Go, allows remotely scheduling the recording of a television program on the Horizon TV box at home through an iPhone operating system (iOS) or Android mobile digital device or an Internet Web browser. The Company offers digital video experiences through the TiVo platform in the United Kingdom. The TiVo boxes provide converged television and broadband Internet capabilities. The Company also offers MyPrime, which is a subscription VoD offering. MyPrime offers customers streaming access to a library of on-demand content. Liberty Global offers various ranges of broadband Internet service in its broadband communications market. Its service includes download speeds ranging from less than one megabit per second (Mbps) to an ultra high-speed Internet service of 500 Mbps in Hungary and Romania. Its Internet service includes e-mail, address book and parental controls. The Company also offers broadband services through its operations, which include security, such as anti-virus and spam protection, and online storage and Web spaces. The Company also offers mobile broadband services.

The Companys residential subscribers access the Internet through cable modems connected to their Internet capable devices, including personal computers, at various speeds depending on the range of service selected. The Company offers a community wireless fidelity (WiFi) in the home (Community WiFi). The Company offers Community WiFi under the brand Wi-Free in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania, and as WifiSpots in the Netherlands. The Company has approximately 6.1 million access points in its European footprint. The Company offer! s telepho! ny services through its voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) technology in its broadband communication markets. In the United Kingdom, Chile and Hungary, the Company also provides circuit-switched fixed-line telephony services. The Company allows selecting its fixed-line telephony service in its various tiers and in combination with one or more of its other services. The Companys fixed-line telephony service includes a fixed-line telephony product for line rental and various calling plans, which consist of unlimited network, national or international calling, off-peak calling and minute packages, including calls to fixed and mobile phones. It also offers value added services, such as a personal call manager, unified messaging and a second or third phone line. The Company also offers a phone application that allows its fixed-line telephony customers with smartphones to use their fixed-line call packages.

Liberty Global offers mobile services, both data and voice, as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Chile and Hungary. In the United Kingdom and Germany, it provides mobile telephony as light MVNOs. In these countries, the Company leases the core network, as well as the radio access network from a mobile network operator. The Company offers its mobile services in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Austria, Hungary and Chile. In the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, the Company offers its mobile services to its customers who subscribe to at least one of its other products, such as video, broadband Internet or fixed-line telephony. The Companys mobile services include voice, short message service (SMS) and Internet or data access. The Company offers calling service, both within and out of network, with a charge or under a postpaid monthly service plan. The Companys mobile services are primarily on a postpaid basis with customers subscribing to services for periods ranging from activation for a SIM! -only con! tract to till approximately 24 months. In Belgium, the Company offers postpaid service without a minimum contract term. In the United Kingdom, it also offers a prepaid service, where the customers pay in advance for a pre-determined amount of airtime or data and generally have no minimum contract term.

European Operations Division

The Companys European Operations Division operates a cable network in the United Kingdom under the Virgin Media brand and cable, and MMDS networks in Ireland under the UPC brand (UPC Ireland). Both Virgin Medias and UPC Irelands video services include a range of digital interactive services, including VoD and a range of premium subscription-based and pay-per-view services. United Kingdom Virgin Media offers triple-play services consisting of video, Internet and fixed-line telephony in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Virgin Media also offers quadruple-play services that include mobile voice and data services as an MVNO through an arrangement with a mobile communications provider. The Companys Virgin Media also offers an Internet streaming video service, Virgin TV Anywhere, which allows its video customers to stream approximately 117 real-time video channels and watch VoD content in the United Kingdom. Virgin Media also offers the multimedia home gateway TiVo to its digital video customers. The Company offers recording of over three programs simultaneously when watching an existing recording. TiVo customers can also access television channels and manage their TiVo box with a laptop, smartphone or tablet. When in the home, these devices also act as a remote control for TiVo. It also offers a TiVo app for the Netflix video service that allows approximately five individual profiles on a single account.

The Companys Virgin Media offers its subscribers premium digital channels from Sky plc (Sky) and premium BT Sport channels. Virgin Media subscribers receive these channels through a smart card on Virgin Medias ne! twork as ! part of Virgin Medias services or for an incremental subscription fee. The Company also allows Virgin Media subscribers using TiVo to access Internet programming services and a Eurosport application. Virgin Media also offers mobile services and allows its customers accessing a network of public WiFi hotspots, including in the London underground train (Tube) stations. The Companys UPC Ireland offers its digital subscribers various premium channels, such as sports, movies, adult, ethnic and kids. UPC Irelands services include Horizon TV and. It also offers Horizon Go, giving access to linear channels and VoD programming. UPC Ireland provides broadband Internet download speed till approximately 240 Mbps. Liberty Globals Unitymedia KabelBW offers its subscribers premium video channels from Sky Deutschland. It offers VoD to its digital video service on a pay-per-view basis and includes HD and 3D content. Unitymedia KabelBW also offers Horizon Go, which allows accessing to over 100 linear channels of which 13 channels and VoD programming are accessed remotely. The Companys operations of the European Operations Division in the Netherlands are conducted by Ziggo under the Ziggo brand. Ziggos operations cover regional areas, including Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Maastricht.

LiLAC Division

The Company’s operations attributed to the LiLAC Group are located in Chile and Puerto Rico, where it offers a range of broadband services over its cable distribution systems, mobile services in Chile. The Company’s broadband distribution business and mobile services in Chile are conducted through subsidiary, VTR. The Company’s broadband telecommunications service in Puerto Rico is conducted through its subsidiary, Liberty Puerto Rico. VTR offers triple-play services consisting of video, broadband Internet and fixed-line telephony services in over 30 communities within Santiago and 40 communities outside Santiago, including Chiles cities, such as Iquique, Antofaga! sta, Conc! epcion, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso and Rancagua, and other cities across Chile. VTR obtains programming from the United States, Europe, Argentina and Mexico. VTR also carries domestic Chilean cable programming, which includes local events, such as football (soccer) matches and regional content. VTR offers a range of digital video services, including basic and premium packages. All digital video services are encrypted and require a set-top box provided by VTR. The premium channels include movies, sports, international and adult channels. VoD services, including catch-up television, are available on a subscription or a transaction basis, depending on location. VoD services include over 3,900 titles of on-demand content, including multi-screen features.

The Company competes with Sky, BT, Digi TV, Deutsche Telekom, M7 Group SA, DirecTV, Dish Network Corporation, TalkTalk Telecom Group plc (TalkTalk), Entel PCS Telecommunications SA, Everything Everywhere Limited, Vodafone Germany, Telefonica Germany Holding AG, Movistar, Claro, Orange Poland and Vectra S.A., Sunrise Communications AG, Telekom Austria, Swisscom, Proximus NV/SA, KPN, Tele2 Netherlands Holding N.V., United Internet AG, France Telecom S.A, Vodafone Ireland and Eircom Limited.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYB) and Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS) are both large-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: American Capital Agency Corp.(AGNC)

American Capital Agency Corp. (“AGNC,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”) was organized on January 7, 2008 and commenced operations on May 20, 2008 following the completion of our initial public offering. Our common stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “AGNC.” We are externally managed by American Capital AGNC Management, LLC (our “Manager”), an affiliate of American Capital, Ltd. (“American Capital”). We operate so as to qualify to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (“REIT”) under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Internal Revenue Code”). As such, we are required to distribute annually 90% of our taxable net income. As long as we qualify as a REIT, we will generally not be subject to U.S. federal or state corporate taxes on our taxable net income to the extent that we distribute all of our annual taxable net income to our stockholders.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NEXT Financial Group Inc purchased a new position in AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 9,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $170,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 19,784,517 shares, an increase of 17.3% from the September 14th total of 16,860,809 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,568,447 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.6 days. Approximately 4.2% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated(SYKE)

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated and consolidated subsidiaries (“SYKES,” “our,” “us” or “we”) is a global leader in providing comprehensive outsourced customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing (“BPO”) arena. We provide an array of sophisticated customer contact management solutions to a wide range of clients including Global 2000 companies, medium-sized businesses and public institutions around the world, primarily in the communications, financial services, technology/consumer, transportation and leisure, healthcare and other industry verticals. We serve our clients through two geographic operating regions: the Americas (United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific Rim) and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).   Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Raymond James & Associates boosted its position in shares of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) by 29.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 67,982 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,471 shares during the period. Raymond James & Associates owned about 0.16% of Sykes Enterprises worth $1,957,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Conn's, Inc.(CONN)

Conn’s, Inc. (Conn’s), incorporated on January 15, 2003, is a specialty retailer that offers a selection of consumer goods and related services in addition to a credit solution for its core credit constrained consumers. The Company operates through two segments: retail and credit. Its product offerings include furniture and mattresses, home appliances, consumer electronics and home office products. Its credit offering provides financing solutions to credit constrained consumers having limited banking options. It operates in approximately nine regional distribution centers located in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Beaumont, El Paso and McAllen, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado and Charlotte, North Carolina; over 10 smaller cross-dock facilities, and approximately 20 stores with cross-dock facilities. The Company operates its business through its retail stores and Website.

Retail

The Company operates approximately 100 retail stores located in over 10 states. Its primary retail product categories include Furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room and bedroom, as well as both traditional and specialty mattresses, and offers such brands as Franklin, Catnapper, Serta, Sealy and Tempur-Pedic; Home appliance, including refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers and ranges, and offers such brands as Samsung, LG, General Electric and Frigidaire; Consumer electronics, including liquid-crystal-display (LED), organic LED (OLED), Ultra high definition (HD) and Internet-ready televisions, Blu-ray players, home theater and portable audio equipment, and offers such brands as Samsung, LG, Sharp, Sony, Haier, Monster, Sanus and Bose, and Home office, including computers, printers and accessories, and offers such brands as HP, Samsung, LG and Dell. Its retail stores operate under the Conn’s (Conn’s HomePlus) name with all of its stores providing products and services to a common customer group.

Credit

The Company’s credit segment provides short- and medium-term financing for its retail customers. The Company makes various payment options available to its customers based on a review of their credit worthiness, including for customers with credit scores that are approximately 650, it offers special low or no-interest financing program on select products through a Conn’s branded revolving credit card from Synchrony Bank or it may offer an in-house financing program; for customers with credit scores that are between 550 and 650, it offers in-house financing program, which is a fixed term and fixed payment installment contract, and for customers that do not qualify for its credit programs, it offers a rent-to-own payment option through AcceptanceNow.

The Company competes with Sears, Wal-Mart, Target, Sam’s Club, Costco, Best Buy, Rooms To Go, hhgregg, Mattress Firm, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Aaron’s and Rent-A-Center.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.80.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wall Street analysts expect Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN) to announce $384.69 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Conn’s’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $388.79 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $381.46 million. Conn’s reported sales of $373.17 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.1%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, December 6th.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: NextEra Energy Partners, LP(NEP)

Nextera Energy Partners, LP, incorporated on March 6, 2014, is a limited partnership formed to acquire, manage and own contracted clean energy projects. The Company, through its limited partnership interest in NextEra Energy Operating Partners, LP, owns a portfolio of contracted renewable generation assets consisting of wind and solar projects.

As of December 31, 2014, the Company’s projects portfolio consists of clean, contracted renewable energy assets that include Northern Colorado, Elk City, Moore, Sombra, Perrin Ranch, Conestogo, Tuscola Bay, Summerhaven, Bluewater and Genesis. Northern Colorado is a wind project with a capacity of 174 megawatt. Elk City and Perrin Ranch are wind projects with a capacity of 99 megawatt. Moore and Sombra are solar projects with a capacity of 20 megawatt. Conestogo is a wind project with a capacity of 23 megawatt. Tuscola Bay is a wind project with a capacity of 120 megawatt. Summerhaven is a wind project with a capacity of 124 megawatt. Bluewater is a wind project with a capacity of 60 megawatt. Genesis is a solar project with a capacity of 250 megawatt. On January 9, 2015, a subsidiary of the Company acquired 100% of the membership interests of Palo Duro Wind Project Holdings, LLC, which indirectly owns the Palo Duro wind facility (Palo Duro), an approximately 250 megawatt wind generating facility located in Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Learn more about the pros and cons of Brookfield Renewable(NYSE:BEP), TerraForm Power(NASDAQ:TERP), NextEra Energy Partners(NYSE:NEP), and Pattern Energy(NASDAQ:PEGI), and which one looks most attractive right now. Plus, the hosts talk about the future of Boeing (NYSE:BA)as an investment, and what effect the 737 tragedies will have on the company’s long-term picture.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    It’s only March, but NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) has already announced transactions that will allow it to meet its growth objectives for the year. That should pique the interest of investors, especially considering shares are trading roughly 10% below last year’s peak, and at more attractive valuations than other renewable energy yieldcos.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) has a bold plan to grow its already-high-yielding dividend at a 12% to 15% annual rate through 2023. That outlook makes this renewable energy stock an attractive option for income-seeking investors, especially since the company already offers an enticing 4.3%-yielding dividend. Add that to its fast-paced growth, and this stock has the potential to generate high-powered total annual returns in the 17% to 20% range in the company’s estimation.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: FEI Company(FEIC)

FEI Company supplies scientific instruments for nanoscale imaging, analysis, and prototyping that enable research, development, and manufacturing in industrial, academic, and research institutional applications. Its products include transmission electron microscopes and scanning electron microscopes (SEMs); DualBeam systems, which include a SEM and focused ion beam system (FIB) on a single platform; and stand-alone FIBs. The company?s Electronics segment offers products used in laboratories to enhance new product development and increase yields by enabling 3D wafer metrology, defect analysis, root cause failure analysis, and circuit edit for modifying device structures in the semiconductor equipment and related industries, such as manufacturers of data storage equipment, solar panels, and light-emitting diodes. FEI Company?s Materials Science segment provides atomic-level resolution images and permit development, analysis, and production of products that are used in mini ng for automated mineralogy, and oil and gas exploration to universities, and public and private research laboratories, as well as natural resources, petrochemicals, metals, automobiles, aerospace, and forensics industries. The company?s Life Sciences segment offers ultra-high resolution imaging products that allow structural and cellular biologists and drug researchers to create 3D reconstructions of biological structures, as well as used in particle analysis, and a range of pathology and quality control applications. FEI Company?s Service and Components segment provides technical support products and customers. The company sells its products through independent agents, distributors, and representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and internationally. FEI Company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern 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 negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FEI earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 43.5801711111494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Enviva Partners, LP(EVA)

Enviva Partners, LP, incorporated on November 12, 2013, is a producer of wood pellets. The Company, through its interests in Enviva, LP and Enviva GP, LLC, supplies utility-grade wood pellets to power generators under long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts. The Company procures wood fiber and processes it into utility-grade wood pellets. The Company loads the finished wood pellets into railcars, trucks and barges that are transported to deep-water marine terminals, where they are received, stored and ultimately loaded onto oceangoing vessels for transport to its Northern European customers.

The Company owns and operates approximately six production plants in the Southeastern United States that have a combined wood pellet production capacity of approximately 2.3 million metric tons per year (MTPY). The Company also owns a dry-bulk, deep-water marine terminal at the Port of Chesapeake (the Chesapeake terminal). Wood pellets are exported from marine terminal in Chesapeake, Virginia and from third-party deep-water marine terminals in Mobile, Alabama and Panama City, Florida under long-term contracts. Its customers use wood pellets as a substitute fuel for coal in biomass or co-fired coal power plants.

The Company competes with Fram Renewable Fuels, LLC, RWE Innogy, Rentech Inc., Pacific BioEnergy, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., Drax Biomass Inc., German Pellets GmbH, The Navigator Company, S.A., Zilkha Biomass LLC and The Westervelt Company.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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    If you think Alphabet, the parent company of Google (Nasdaq: GOOGL), is a technology company, you might be right. But it’s not in the technology sector, not officially, at least. As of September 21, 2018, Google became a charter member of the “communication services” sector, right along with Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and Twitter (Nasdaq: TWTR).

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    More impressively, Tran accomplished this without hiring a single salesperson or spending a cent on advertising. Even today, his company doesn’t have a Twitter (Nasdaq: TWTR) handle or Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) account.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)

iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (the Fund) is an exchange-traded fund. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (the Index). The Index measures the performance of the large-capitalization sector of the United States equity market. The component stocks are weighted according to the total float-adjusted market value of their outstanding shares. The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. The Fund invests in sectors, such as consumer non-cyclical, financial, energy, technology, communications, industrial, consumer cyclical, basic materials and utilities. BlackRock Fund Advisors (BFA) serves as the investment advisor to the Fund.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. decreased its stake in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 5.3% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 108,336 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,027 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P 500 ETF makes up 0.9% of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 16th biggest position. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $27,259,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stillwater Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:IVV) by 1.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 204,849 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,275 shares during the quarter. iShares Core S&P 500 ETF comprises approximately 24.2% of Stillwater Investment Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its biggest position. Stillwater Investment Management LLC’s holdings in iShares Core S&P 500 ETF were worth $59,965,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Own Right Now: Forward Pharma A/S(FWP)

Forward Pharma A/S operates as a biopharmaceutical company. The company engages in developing FP187, a proprietary formulation of dimethyl fumarate, which has been completed Phase II clinical trials used for the treatment of various inflammatory and neurological indications, including multiple sclerosis and other immune disorders, such as psoriasis. Forward Pharma A/S was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:FWP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    NASDAQ:FWP opened at $2.49 on Thursday. Forward Pharma A/S has a fifty-two week low of $1.63 and a fifty-two week high of $7.93.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    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 Stocks To Watch Right Now

What happened

Shares of research services specialist Gartner (NYSE:IT) outpaced the market by rising 11% last month compared to a 3% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

The rally kept shareholders ahead of the market so far for 2018, as well as for longer time frames, including the past one-year and three-year periods.

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So what

Investors were pleased with Gartner’s second-quarter results, which were announced early in the month. In that report, management revealed that adjusted revenue grew at a 14% rate while net income expanded by 11%.

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Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Heritage Financial Corporation(HFWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PCSB Bank (NASDAQ: PCSB) and Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ: SMBC) and Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Greene County Bancorp (NASDAQ: GCBC) and Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: BlueLinx Holdings Inc.(BXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Bitcedi (BXC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the
    Cryptonight hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 16th, 2016. Bitcedi’s total supply is 9,616,277 coins and its circulating supply is 5,756,371 coins. Bitcedi’s official Twitter account is @bitcedis and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for Bitcedi is bitcedi.org.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bitcedi (CURRENCY:BXC) traded 0.7% lower against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on May 20th. One Bitcedi coin can currently be bought for $0.0099 or 0.00000109 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Bitcedi has a market capitalization of $57,027.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Bitcedi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Bitcedi has traded down 28.3% against the US dollar.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    BlueLinx Holdings Inc  (NYSE:BXC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    JBF Capital Inc. increased its holdings in shares of BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BXC) by 14.3% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 31,900 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,000 shares during the period. JBF Capital Inc.’s holdings in BlueLinx were worth $1,197,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bitcedi (BXC) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the
    Cryptonight hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 16th, 2016. Bitcedi’s total supply is 9,616,277 coins and its circulating supply is 5,756,371 coins. Bitcedi’s official website is bitcedi.org. Bitcedi’s official Twitter account is @bitcedis and its Facebook page is accessible here.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust(CRT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) announced a dividend on Tuesday, August 21st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.108 per share by the oil and gas company on Monday, September 17th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cross Timbers Royalty Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0297657024049 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    St. Louis Federal Reserve Gov. James Bullard will speak Monday  at the event around 10 a.m. ET. Later in the week Twitter  (TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey is expected to make an appearance.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Also, Adidas (NASDAQOTH:ADDYY) partnered up with Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) to live-stream high school football — a team effort that benefits both companies. And oh, sad day: Rumors emerge of a buyout on the horizon for Cajun chicken chain Bojangles (NASDAQ:BOJA). The fast-food industry continues to be brutally hard to forge alone. Could this be for the best? Tune in to find out more.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) management has had a change of heart. For the last couple years, the company reported growth in daily active users (DAUs), but it refused to report exactly how many users that was.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    When a stock is added or removed from an index, both mutual fund and ETF managers must make the same adjustments. That is why we saw the price of Twitter Inc. (Nasdaq: TWTR), for example, jump up the day it was added to the S&P 500. All those managers had to scramble to buy it, ramping up demand and pushing up price with it.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    You see, we are still in the early stages of the cryptocurrency revolution. There are going to be overreactions, like we’ve seen with advertisement bans from Google, Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), and Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR).

Top 5 Stocks To Watch Right Now: PBF Logistics LP(PBFX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PBF Logistics (PBFX)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Plains GP (NYSE: PBFX) and PBF Logistics (NYSE:PBFX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PBF Logistics (PBFX)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    PBF Logistics (NYSE:PBFX) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday. The pipeline company reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by ($0.06), MarketWatch Earnings reports. PBF Logistics had a net margin of 33.57% and a return on equity of 56.03%. The company had revenue of $64.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.75 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.55 earnings per share. PBF Logistics’s revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on PBF Logistics (PBFX)

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019

A number of years ago, Warren Buffett referred to derivatives as “financial weapons of mass destruction.” Since then, Wall Street has tried to pooh-pooh this description, but the facts speak for themselves.

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What is a derivative? Basically, it’s a bet couched as a complex financial instrument. Investopedia defines a derivative as “a security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets.” More simply put, two institutions, usually banks, bet on the direction of an underlying asset, which might be stocks, bonds, interest rates, gold, currencies or indexes. For a more entertaining if depressing explanation, see the movie “The Big Short.”

Initially, derivatives were a hedge on a position held by the bank. For example, if a bank had a large portfolio of corporate debt, the portfolio manager might protect that position by using derivatives to take an opposite position, thereby hedging the holdings.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    (1) Hearing from numerous people that the much-hyped Consensus crypto/blockchain conference in New York this week has been one part organized chaos, one part light on thought-provoking insights. St. Louis Federal Reserve Gov. James Bullard’s speech was a snooze fest on Monday — the fact it’s published on the St. Louis Fed’s website ahead of time made the speech almost useless. Bitcoin prices stayed relatively flat on the first day of Consensus, probably as the crypto crazies were lacking those key influencer comments that would send prices ripping higher. Twitter (TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey’s speech on Wednesday may be that fire-starter.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Tuesday continued the stock market’s upward momentum, with major benchmarks all posting solid gains and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite seeing an especially substantial advance. Earnings helped to lead the indexes higher, with good reports from several sectors of the market helping to build enthusiasm among investors that 2018 could extend the current bull run to a full decade even with the recent correction. Story stocks did particularly well, and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), and Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Two of the major social media companies are scheduled to report quarterly earnings this week. Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) reports before market open Wednesday, Apr. 25, and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) reports after market close the same day.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Now, if Snap is going to compete with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) and Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) to win social media users, it needs all hands on deck.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment, Matt Argersinger, who works on the Supernova portfolio’s Odyssey 1 mission, talks about a stock with a roller-coaster story behind it: Twitter (NYSE:TWTR). Anyone who has been paying much attention to the market knows that its stock price took major hits as its growth arc plateaued. But we’re still in the early chapters of this company’s story.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) shares short increased to 55.17 million from the previous level of 47.09 million. Shares traded recently at $31.84, in a 52-week trading range of $15.67 to $47.79.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.(AJG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) Director Frank E. Jr. English sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.07, for a total value of $144,140.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 8,400 shares in the company, valued at $605,388. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Arthur J Gallagher & Co (AJG)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Arthur J Gallagher & Co (AJG)

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 5:15 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    HRT Financial LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 3,197 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $208,000.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Nobilis Health Corp.(HLTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Nobilis Health (NYSEAMERICAN:HLTH) (TSE:NHC) traded down 15.6% during mid-day trading on Tuesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $1.35 and last traded at $1.35. 1,239,040 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 331% from the average session volume of 287,252 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.60.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: LGI Homes, Inc.(LGIH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Rich Smith, and Daniel Miller]

    So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight stocks they consider attractive stocks that might be a value investment today. Here’s why they picked General Motors (NYSE:GM), Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina (NYSE:LOMA), and LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH). 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street moved lower on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering a 201-point decline. Stocks took their cues from the bond market, where bond prices dropped sharply in response to extremely strong U.S. economic data. For years, the economic expansion has given bond investors a Goldilocks scenario, in which growth was solid but not so sharp as to cause negative side effects, such as inflation. Now, stronger signals could force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more aggressively than previously thought, and that could hurt the markets. Several individual companies also suffered from bad news that sent their shares lower. Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK), International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA), and LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Priestley: LGI (NASDAQ:LGIH) is the last company we’re going to talk about. Again, they’re another luxury home builder focused in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Similar market cap to Meritage with $1.5 billion. The past 12 months, this stock is up 124%, which seems incredible.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on LGI Homes (LGIH)

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Conn's, Inc.(CONN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) chief economist Jan Hatzius has a message for the markets. Hatzius said in a research note on Monday that U.S. GDP has likely peaked. “The current pace is probably as good as it gets because we expect the impulse from financial conditions to gradually turn more negative,” Hatzius said.
    The European Union slapped America with roughly $3.3 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods. The tariffs, which are in retaliation to the Trump administration’s recent steel and aluminum tariffs on the EU, will go into effect in July. They specifically target products like cigarettes, whiskey, denim, and orange juice.
    Stocks to Watch Today: AVGO, AGN, GOOGL, TSLA
    Broadcom Ltd. (Nasdaq: AVGO) leads a busy day of earnings reports. Wall Street anticipates the firm will report earnings per share of $4.77 on top of $5.00 billion in revenue. Uncertainty still remains on whether the company will be able to purchase industry rival Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) in a deal that would be the largest technology merger in the history of the markets.
    Shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) are under pressure due to more regulatory scrutiny by the European Union. Shares were off slightly this morning as investors digested a report from The Financial Times indicating the EU will hit the firm with a antitrust fine.
    Tesla Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock popped nearly 10% Wednesday, crushing short sellers of the stock. Investors betting against the stock lost a collective $1 billion on paper yesterday, according to S3 Partners. This week, founder Elon Musk won a battle to maintain his roles as both CEO and chair. He also provided a boost of optimism to TSLA stock over production expectations for the Model 3 vehicle.
    Allergan Inc. (NYSE: AGN) shares are up 2.4% thanks to its latest activist investor. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn purchased a small stake in the drug maker at a time when other activist investors are pushing for strategic changes by the company.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Shares of Conn’s, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN), a specialty retailer selling merchandise such as furniture, electronics, and home office supplies, are jumping 18% as of 11:26 a.m. EDT, after the company easily topped analysts’ earnings estimates during the fiscal 2019 first quarter.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin provides his latest list of stocks that will help you get rich… and stay rich. Check them out right here.

    Three Stocks to Watch Today: WDAY, AMZN, NKE
    Workday Inc. (Nasdaq: WDAY) leads a busy day of earnings reports Tuesday. The firm will present its quarterly report after the bell. Wall Street expects that the company will report earnings per share of $0.26 on top of $633.1 million in revenue. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) will be generating a lot of buzz today. The e-commerce giant apparently has its eyes on the $88 billion online advertising industry. The firm plans to take direct aim at rivals Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). Amazon is very close to becoming the second company to surpass the $1 trillion threshold for market capitalization. Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) is making headlines the week before the NFL’s opening week starts. The sports apparel giant announced that former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be one of the faces of its 30th anniversary commemorations for its “Just Do It” campaign. Kaepernick has been one of the NFL’s most polarizing figures after he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police abuse against African Americans and other social injustices. Look for earnings reports from Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (NYSE: RH), Casey’s General Stores Inc. (Nasdaq: CASY), Conns Inc. (Nasdaq: CONN), Caleres Inc. (NYSE: CAL), HealthEquity Inc. (NYSE: HQY), and Coupa Software Inc. (Nasdaq: COUP).

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wall Street analysts expect Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN) to announce $384.69 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Conn’s’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $388.79 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $381.46 million. Conn’s reported sales of $373.17 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.1%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, December 6th.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Conn’s Inc (NASDAQ:CONN)’s share price was down 13.2% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $35.15 and last traded at $35.60. Approximately 3,673,115 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 625% from the average daily volume of 506,961 shares. The stock had previously closed at $41.00.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Though he campaigned for Hillary Clinton, financier Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) divulged that he bought a lot of stocks following the election of President Donald Trump, and on Tuesday he revealed what they were.

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 14: Warren Buffett participates in a discussion during the White House Summit on the United State Of Women June 14, 2016 in Washington, DC. The White House hosts the first ever summit to push for gender equality. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway started three new positions, in Southwest Airlines Co., Monsanto Co. and Sirius XM Holdings. He (or one of his managers, Ted Weschler and Todd Combs) also continued his liking for airlines, amassing more shares of Delta Air Lines Inc., United Continental Holdings Inc. and American Airlines Group Inc.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.(TROW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: B&G Foods, Inc.(BGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    B&G Foods (BGS) : “No, we’re going to stay away. This group is a snake pit.”

    Masco (MAS) : “I like Masco. We have a housing shortage and that’s good for Masco.”

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
    Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Investors acquired 2,993 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,339% compared to the average daily volume of 208 put options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and seven have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.38.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Equus Total Return, Inc.(EQS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Melin]

    Taking that a step further, you can run searches on the Equity Screening (EQS) function using the new pay metrics or data on say-on-pay, which refers to shareholders’ right to vote on management remuneration. To see Russell 1000 companies with the lowest support on pay, for example, go to {EQS <GO>}. In the Add Criteria field, enter RIY and click on the Russell 1000 Index match. Next, enter Say on Pay, click on the Say on Pay Support Level item, and press <GO>. Click on the See Results | WATC button for a list of companies in the benchmark that you can sort by the percentage of shareholders supporting management on pay.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Gener8 Maritime, Inc.(GNRT)

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Codexis, Inc.(CDXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS) insider Michael D. Aldridge sold 22,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.54, for a total transaction of $297,880.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 22,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $297,880. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

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    Having even a few of these companies working in your favor over the long term can be a life-changing event. To help put readers on to some high-growth stocks that still have big potential, we asked three Motley Fool investors to profile a top growth investment. Read on to see why they identified Codexis(NASDAQ:CDXS), ActivisionBlizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), and Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) as top stocks for growth-seeking investors.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $14.45 and last traded at $13.98, with a volume of 520808 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $13.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Wipro Limited(WIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: News Corporation(NWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New Media Inv Group (NYSE: NEWM) and News (NASDAQ:NWS) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Iridium Communications Inc(IRDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephen Mack]

    Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) provides communication where land-based services won’t do. This includes communications for construction and utilities applications, or among aviation fleets for commercial and government purposes. It includes maritime applications, from fishing and merchant shipping to research vessels. And it includes communications for the U.S. Department of Defense, ranging from emergency communications in the field to keeping soldiers in touch with people back home.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Ground-based wireless communications networks have transformed the way that billions of people across the globe communicate. For the locations where traditional wireless networks either haven’t yet reached or have decided aren’t feasible for ground-based stations, Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) hopes that its extensive and growing satellite communications network will be the go-to solution for users who need reliable coverage under challenging circumstances.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MCBC Holdings, Inc.(MCFT)

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 Ethan Ryder]

    MCBC Holdings (NASDAQ:MCFT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $30.42 and last traded at $30.27, with a volume of 14269 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $29.28.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    A pair of major events are taking place this week in the cryptocurrency world. Blockchain Week kicked off over the weekend in New York City, and this year’s event features appearances by St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, European Parliament member Eva Kaili and Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey. Rapper Snoop Dogg will perform at a party sponsored by the Ripple cryptocurrency.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) shares short increased to 28.82 million from the previous level of 26.33 million. Shares traded recently at $30.47, in a 52-week trading range of $15.67 to $36.80.

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    If Disney walks away without Fox, the analyst suggested, it could look at a gaming company such as Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) or Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) , or a digital media company with a mobile presence such as Twitter Inc. (TWTR) , Spotify Technology SA (SPOT)  or Snap Inc. (SNAP) .

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) plans to join Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) in banning the advertisement of cryptocurrencies and ICOs, according to Sky News.

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    Musk jumped on Twitter Inc.  (TWTR) , saying: “For example, an American car going to China pays 25% import duty, but a Chinese car coming to the US only pays 2.5%, a tenfold difference…Also, no U.S. auto company is allowed to own even 50% of their own factory in China, but there are five 100% China-owned EV auto companies in the U.S.”

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American International Group Inc., the 98-year-old insurer and retirement planner, is finding being tech-savvy pays off.

Consumers are pumping cash into a unit that oversees $244 billion in client assets after it invested in digital platforms to make the process easier, according to the head of the division, Kevin Hogan.

“We believe our assets are up billions of dollars as a result,” Hogan said in an interview last week at AIG’s New York headquarters, referring to digital services created for clients such as teachers and hospitals. The unit, called Valic, has set up a record number of investment plans this year, he said.

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The market for digital advice is likely to grow to $1 trillion by 2020, according to a recent study by Aite Group. Under Chief Executive Officer Brian Duperreault, AIG has focused on tech to streamline operations and forged a relationship with hedge fund firm Two Sigma Investments to work on deals with small-to middle-sized businesses.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mimecast Limited(MIME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Investing in emerging growth stocks for the long haul can be a great way to produce market-beating returns, but with thousands of stocks to choose from, it can be tough figuring out which are worth owning. To help, I went searching for growth stocks that can be added to portfolios and pickedAtlassian Corp. (NASDAQ:TEAM), Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME), and 2U Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) as my favorite stocks to buy in May. Read on to learn if these stocks are right for your portfolio, too.

  • [By Todd Campbell and Timothy Green]

    Buying and holding shares in great companies like eBayfor the long haul has proven to be very profit-friendly, but identifying growth stocks early on isn’t easy. To help find tomorrow’s winners, we asked two Motley Fool investors which burgeoning growth stocks are on their radar right now. They responded with Skechers (NYSE:SKX)and Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME). Read on to find out if these stocks deserve a spot in your portfolio.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: IEC Electronics Corp.(IEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares jumped 17 percent to $3.65.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares rose 13.5 percent to $11.70.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) gained 11.6 percent to $6.75 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares jumped 11.2 percent to $14.95. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares gained 11 percent to $2.2199.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) surged 10.8 percent to $4.50.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) rose 10.1 percent to $3.39.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) climbed 9.6 percent to $32.10. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares jumped 9.1 percent to $25.66. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 8.4 percent to $75.65 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Command Security Corporation (NYSE: MOC) shares gained 6.4 percent to $3.0960 after the company disclosed a $23 million five-year contract with LaGuardia Gateway Partners for LaGuardia Airport New Central Terminal Building.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 6.2 percent to $2.41 after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.7 percent to $69.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) gained 4.9 percent to $18.035. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hanesbrands from Hold to Buy.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 78.82 percent to close at $7.26 on Monday.
    GEE Group, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) shares jumped 18 percent to close at $2.36.
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) climbed 15.7 percent to close at $7.00 after the UK-based offshore oil service company Subsea 7 made an unsolicited bid to buy McDermott for $7 per share. However, the acquisition offer is contingent on McDermot terminating its pending merger with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) gained 17.21 percent to close at $3.61.
    Stars Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TSG) rose 14.16 percent to close at $33.45. Stars Group Inc (NASDAQ: TSG) announced plans to acquire Sky Betting & Gaming for $4.7 billion.
    China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ: CIFS) shares jumped 12.79 percent to close at $25.58.
    Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) shares gained 11.52 percent to close at $15.00. Nautilus is expected to release Q1 results on May 7, 2018. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Nautilus with a Buy rating and a $19.00 price target.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 10.94 percent to close at $22.91.
    Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) shares rose 10.76 percent to close at $26.05. Credit Suisse upgraded Insmed from Neutral to Outperform.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares rose 10.02 percent to close at $6.48.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares gained 8.37 percent to close at $2.46 on Monday after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) shares gained 7.81 percent to close at $11.11.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 7.26 percent to close at $70.31. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) rose 6.66 percent to close at $74.45 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its FY18 earnings outlook.
    Hanesbrands Inc.

Hot Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    As for Spotify, which recently debuted as a public company, JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade, says investors seem to have bought the stock because they like the product. This strategy hasn’t worked well with Snap SNAP and initially didn’t work well following Twitter’s (TWTR) IPO.

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    He said he sold his coins because it was a conflict of interest to hold LTC and use Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) to talk about Litecoin. He has so much influence as the creator that his comments can move Litecoin prices.

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    At one point, Senator Lindsey Graham asked Zuckerberg if his social media company held the position of monopoly in the field. Zuckerberg intimated that he did not feel so, and cited Alphabet (GOOGL) , Microsoft (MSFT) , Twitter (TWTR) , and Snap (SNAP) as competition.

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BP (NYSE: BP), a company formerly known as British Petroleum, is a multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England. It is one of the seven oil and gas supermajors across the world, the largest of the oil companies outside of state-owned corporation.

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BP has had an incredibly difficult time from the start of the crash. The company has watched its stock price drop from a peak of just under $55 from the start of the crash to present prices of $33 per share. This has caused the company’s market cap to drop by almost $70 billion. That represents a devastating hit to share prices. However, the company appears to have hit its bottom at less than $30 per share in January 2016 and has since recovered by more than 10%.

Top High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    According to a Bloomberg report, Mexican currency traders have an idea on how to boost their currency: acquire Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) and then shut down the service so Trump can no longer use it as a platform to hurt the national currency.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Wednesday.

    Twitter said it earned $0.11 per share in the first quarter on revenue of $548.25 million; Analysts were expecting the company to earn one cent per share on revenue of $511.91 million.

  • [By Virendra Singh Chauhan on]

    The ‘idea’ of Facebook impacting the election results was accentuated by president-elect Donald Trump’s claims that Facebook and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR)helped him win the US presidential election without having to spend as much as the Clinton campaign on other traditional advertisements. On CBS’s 60 minutes, in his first extensive post-election interview, Trump said:

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    With Bitcoin prices climbing 1,750% so far in 2017, investors everywhere are eager to get involved in cryptocurrencies. That’s why we wanted our readers to know the top Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) cryptocurrency accounts to follow to be informed about this lucrative market…

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    If Disney walks away without Fox, the analyst suggested, it could look at a gaming company such as Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) or Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) , or a digital media company with a mobile presence such as Twitter Inc. (TWTR) , Spotify Technology SA (SPOT)  or Snap Inc. (SNAP) .

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is expected to release its most recent quarterly report early Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.11 in EPS on $605.26 million in revenue. Shares closed at $31.91 on Friday. The consensus target price is $27.52, and shares have changed hands between $14.41 and $36.80 in the past year.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. (NYSE: PHX), and SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

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

Top High Tech Stocks To Own Right Now: Investors Real Estate Trust(IRET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion.
    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million.
    Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million.
    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion.
    Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million.
    Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million.
    UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million.
    Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million.
    OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million.
    8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million.
    Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million.
    Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million.
    Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter.
    Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share.
    Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea

3 Teen Stocks to Keep On Your Radar

Sometimes, Wall Street writes off the stuff that teenagers love as irrelevant because, well, teenagers don’t have any money. Thus, their financial impact is relatively muted.

But that stance seems to lack scope.

While teenagers are today’s broke consumers, they are also tomorrow’s big spenders. Eventually, they grow up, they get jobs, they have salaries, and their spending fuels the economy.

Therefore, if the teenage demographic is in love with your product today when they don’t have any money, that doesn’t mean much. But if that love persists into tomorrow when they do have money, then that is very meaningful.

With that in mind, here are three stocks behind the products and brands that teenagers are in love with.

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Teen Stocks to Buy: Adidas (ADDYY) Source: Shutterstock

Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) is the king of the athletic retail market and has been so for the past two decades.

But the kids don’t like Nike as much as they used to. Instead, the hottest brand in athletic retail right now is Adidas (OTCMKTS:ADDYY). Don’t believe me? Just look at the numbers.

In Piper Jaffray’s semi-annual Taking Stock With Teens survey, Adidas has seen its mind-share consistently grow over the past several years while Nike’s mind-share has slipped. In the most recent Spring 2018 survey, Nike’s mind-share continued to drop while Adidas’ mind-share hit a new peak.

Also, 5 years ago Nike used to be searched on the internet more than twice as much as Adidas, according to Google Trends. Today, Nike’s relative search interest lead has dwindled to under 40%.

Not surprisingly, NPD has also found that Adidas shoes are finally starting to sell on par with Nike shoes. For the first time in memory, Adidas had two shoes crack the top-10 selling sneakers list in 2017.

If you look at what is driving this upswing in popularity, you’ll understand why Adidas still has more room to run. The company has leveraged celebrity endorsements in connection with athlete endorsements to pivot from being a performance brand with niche appeal to being a lifestyle brand with mass appeal.

While Nike and others are trying to catch up, they are simply way behind Adidas in terms of lifestyle coolness. Plus, if the brand adds high-profile rapper Drake to its line-up of celebrity endorsers, then Adidas will be nearly untouchable in the lifestyle category.

ADDYY stock has had quite a run as its millennial popularity has surged. But that run has paused briefly. Given underlying trends in the athletic retail market, it looks like its only a matter of time before the rally resumes.

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Teen Stocks to Buy: Snap (SNAP) The Snapchat Versus Instagram War Is Bad News for SNAP StockSource: Shutterstock

All the Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP) bulls went into hiding after the company’s most recent earnings report. And with good reason.

The quarter was awful. Revenue growth decelerated and is expected to decelerate meaningfully again next quarter. User growth is next to nothing considering how small the platform is. Profitability remains a massive question mark.

But beyond the headline financial mess, management did say that average time spent on the platform remained in excess of 30 minutes per day. That is a big number. It’s bigger than any other social media platform outside of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB).

Who is on Snapchat 30 minutes per day? Almost exclusively teens. According to Piper Jaffray’s Taking Stock With Teens survey, Snapchat is the most popular social media app among teenagers by a mile (45% mind-share versus 26% for second-place Instagram, 9% for third-place Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) and 8% for fourth-place Facebook).

Thus, Snapchat remains a high-engagement platform for the teenage demographic. As such, while pipeline dreams of world domination and 500 million-plus users have been washed away, the company’s core value proposition of offering deep engagement within a specific demographic remains solid.

Consequently, advertisers seeking max engagement among teenagers will flock to the platform en masse, meaning that the outlook for SNAP stock going forward isn’t as dour as everyone makes it out to be.

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Teen Stocks to Buy: Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Source: Shutterstock

Another big winner in the teenage demographic is Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX).

The death of cable isn’t exaggerated among the teenager demographic. According to research from Trendera, U.S. teens watch twice as much Netflix as cable TV. Results from Piper Jaffray’s Spring 2018 Taking Stock With Teens survey corroborate this finding, with Netflix’s mind-share at nearly 40% and cable TV’s mind-share at 20%.

That is pretty wild to think about. Eight years ago, Netflix streaming wasn’t even its own business.

Now, teens are consuming Netflix twice as much as cable TV.

Netflix knows this. That is why a whole bunch of their original productions has been centered on teenagers — Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, Everything Sucks and Alexa & Katie.

In other words, Netflix is creating content that will only strengthen their leadership position among teenagers. Therefore, they capture the all-important teenager demographic, make those teenagers fall in love with the Netflix offering and then keep them as subscribers for life.

It is a brilliant plan that has worked out well so far (just look at NFLX stock), and will continue to work out over the next several years. So long as Netflix continues to offer an array of quality originals for just $10-15 per month, the company will continue to dominate the entertainment industry, subscriber numbers will continue to impress, and Netflix’s stock will continue to head higher.

As of this writing, Luke Lango was long

Short Sellers Become More Selective on Social Media Stocks

Social media has taken the world by storm, building virtual communities for anyone who has internet access and allowing people to connect and share across the globe. Many of these sites have changed the world in terms of how we meet people, read the news, get jobs and even date. These companies are on the cutting edge of social trends and are a good beacon to look toward for change.

Its abundantly clear that these platforms are incredibly influential for both the positive and the negative. Weve seen the power that fake news can have on the public via its dissemination on some of these platforms. Even CEO Mark Zuckerberg being pulled in front of Congress to answer questions regarding the Cambridge Analytica has raised questions about whether these platforms need regulation.

While there might be a lot of philosophical debate over these companies, it doesnt seem like these social media giants will be going anywhere soon.

The April 30 short interest data have been compared with the previous report. Short interest moves in these selected social media stocks were mixed for this settlement date.

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had its short interest decrease to 28.03 million shares from the previous 32.08 million. Shares were last seen trading at $185.00, within a 52-week range of $144.42 to $195.32.

The number of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) shares short increased to 33.15 million from the previous level of 28.82 million. Shares traded recently at $33.40, in a 52-week trading range of $15.67 to $36.80.

Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) saw its short interest fall to 26.94 million from the previous 27.85 million. Shares were trading at $39.20, in a 52-week range of $16.57 to $48.65.

Weibo Corp.s (NASDAQ: WB) short interest came in at 4.65 million, compared to the 5.20 million in the prior period. Shares were changing hands at $114.20, within a 52-week trading range of $60.50 to $142.12.

Short interest in Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) decreased to 6.53 million shares. The previous reading was 7.01 million. Shares traded at $48.00, in a 52-week range of $27.11 to $48.40.

Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) saw its short interest increase to 92.56 million, compared to the previous level of 91.50 million. Shares were trading at $11.00, in a 52-week range of $10.51 to $21.94.

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Yelp Inc Stock Looks Risky Ahead of Earnings

Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) stock heads into its Q1 report seemingly in good shape. YELP stock trades just off a three-year high and has a very healthy 90x forward EPS multiple. And that’s one of the reasons why Yelp earnings on May 10 could be dicey.

YELP is pricing in a lot of growth, even if, as I argued back in December, YELP stock isn’t quite as expensive as forward earnings multiples suggest. YELP plunged after Q4 earnings in February amid concerns about higher spending; the market quickly forgot the bad news, however, and the stock retook its highs.

I’m skeptical investors will be quite as forgiving this time around if earnings disappoint — at all. Street estimates aren’t particularly onerous, but it does look like the market at the least is pricing in full-year results ahead of guidance. If Yelp earnings don’t show that the company is heading in that direction, Friday could be a tough day for YELP stock.

Yelp Earnings Expectations

Analyst estimates for Yelp earnings are pretty much in line with the company’s guidance given after Q4 earnings. Revenue is expected to rise about 10% year-over-year; last year’s sale of Eat24 is presenting a modest headwind. Yelp is guiding for adjusted EBITDA of $29-$32 million against a year-prior figure of $29.3 million.

Yelp’s performance on both fronts should be closely watched. On the top line, the issue will be not just how much revenue grows, but how it grows. Yelp’s traffic growth doesn’t look particularly impressive of late. Per figures from the 10-K, the number of reviews added in 2017 rose less than 6% YOY. Mobile web unique users actually declined between 2015 and 2017.

Yelp has overcome that issue by growing its advertiser base, which has risen 50% over the last two years. But that’s an expensive proposition and one that raises margin concerns.

The midpoint of Yelp’s guidance suggests that EBITDA margins actually will compress YOY. And while that’s due in part to spending on initiatives like Nowait and Yelp WiFi, Yelp still isn’t showing the leverage it needs to.

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So the risk in Yelp earnings is twofold. At a multiyear high, revenue likely needs to come in ahead of expectations to keep the rally going. But if Yelp is buying that revenue — the concern that drove the initial plunge following the Q4 report — that won’t be enough. And YELP stock could be set up for a big fall.

Bottom Line on YELP Stock

Because net margins are so thin, YELP’s forward P/E multiple of 90x+ isn’t as onerous as it appears. Just a couple hundred basis points of margin expansion could lead earnings to rise sharply and quickly. On an EV/EBITDA basis, YELP is much cheaper, trading at about 20x the midpoint of 2018 guidance.

That’s a relatively reasonable figure, as is a sub-4x EV/revenue multiple. But one key concern about the EBITDA figure is how much it benefits from the exclusion of stock-based compensation. Yelp is guiding for $175-$187 million in adjusted EBITDA in 2018. That excludes $112-$116 million in share-based compensation.

So far the market has forgiven that spend. But that patience won’t last forever, as Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has learned over the past few years. And it, too, sets up a scenario where YELP stock could see a major selloff if Yelp earnings disappoint.

Free cash flow excluding dilution is going to be under $70 million this year. A reasonable ~30x multiple could see YELP stock drop by one-third.

All told, Yelp earnings need to be extremely strong. And at this valuation, even that may not be enough. From here, Yelp looks priced close to perfection. Anything less than perfect this afternoon could lead to a tough Friday morning for YELP stock.

As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any sec

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019

Volatility in the technology sector is hitting a rare high.   Compared with the overall market, the tech sector is as volatile as it has been since 2002.   Extreme volatility is scary…   High volatility means big price swings… And big price swings can make you feel like you're taking big risks.   But higher volatility alone does NOT mean higher risk in the markets. It simply tells you how much a market is moving up and down.   So while tech-sector volatility is soaring… that's not a reason to panic and sell. The tech sector actually soared the last couple of times volatility came close to these levels.   Let me explain…   Volatility in the technology sector is soaring.   The good news is that it has been upside volatility. Tech stocks are up 18% this year.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: 58.com Inc.(WUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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

     

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    Then theres 58.com Inc. (NASDAQ:WUBA), the Craigslist of China. This stock exceeded our wildest expectations when we jumped into a trade in late June. After beating earnings expectations, shares rallied double-digits and didnt look back. We were able to unload the trade for gains north of 50%.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    According to a Bloomberg report, Mexican currency traders have an idea on how to boost their currency: acquire Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) and then shut down the service so Trump can no longer use it as a platform to hurt the national currency.

  • [By Adam Levy]

    Advertisers spent just 6% more on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) ads last quarter than they did in the same period a year ago, a decrease from the 18% year-over-year jump seen in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has seen its ad revenue growth accelerate. Ad revenue increased 59% year over year last quarter, up from 45% growth in the third quarter last year.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    It hasn’t been easy being a Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) bull. The social network’s stock dropped nearly 80% from its all-time high of $69 over the past three years, because of its slowing user and revenue growth, lack of profitability, confusing advertising initiatives, and seemingly endless exodus of top executives.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Itron Inc.(ITRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE: SSNI) got a boost, shooting up 24 percent to $16.11. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced plans to acquire Silver Spring Networks for $16.25 per share.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rackspace Hosting Inc(RAX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX) reported better-than-expected earnings for the first quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. Rackspace shares dropped 7.72 percent to $20.80 in the after-hours trading session.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2019: MDC Partners Inc.(MDCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ: MDCA) were down 31 percent to $12.52 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results and lowered its FY16 sales outlook.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ: MDCA) shares dropped 60 percent to $3.38. MDC Partners reported a Q3 loss of $0.64 per share on revenue of $349.3 million.

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    In particular, Birchenough notes that he has increased confidence in the results due for Aeglea’s lead product candidate pegzilarginase- an enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of Arginase deficiency and solid tumors.

    MDC Partners (MDCA) Current share price: $7.55

    Keep a close eye on MDC Partners- a fast-growing marketing and communications network. Most interestingly, MDC has just been upgraded by five-star Wells Fargo analyst Peter Stabler. His shift in sentiment comes with a bullish $11 price target (46% upside potential).