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Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Top Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg appeared on Capitol Hill and hit on what has emerged as the key battlefront for technology companies in Washington.

“We don’t think it’s a question of whether regulation,” she testified during a congressional hearing. “We think it’s a question of the right regulation.”

Senators seized on foreign election interference and growing privacy concerns to raise the specter of regulating social media during a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee that ran more than 2 1/2 hours.

They questioned Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey and Sandberg over their companies’ efforts to disrupt foreign influence campaigns and the spread of disinformation on their platforms, warning that the companies’ efforts were falling short ahead of November’s midterm elections as social media users continue to be targeted by foreign actors seeking to exacerbate political divisions in the U.S.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Leidos Holdings, Inc.(LDOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) and Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) are two specialists serving separate parts of the U.S. defense market. Though they are chasing different business, both see opportunities for market-beating growth in the quarters to come.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and Aerohive Networks (NYSE:HIVE) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) was maintained as Buy but removed from the Conviction Buy list at Goldman Sachs.

    Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) already was rated as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but now the defense contractor has been added to the prized Conviction Buy List, with a $410 price target (versus a $317.13 close).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The $3 billion competition, which includes management and maintenance of a range of navy and marine networks, will pit Perspecta against two of the largest government IT vendors, Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) and the recently bulked-up IT arm of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). This is a business where scale is vitally important, potentially putting Perspecta in a difficult position.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Scale is important in government IT, as agencies are looking more to the private sector to take on increasingly large and complex systems and because larger companies — like in the case of the Navy business CACI has acquired — can use their contacts across different branches to cross-sell services to multiple customers. CACI, at less than $5 billion in annual sales, is less than half the size of industry leader Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) or the newly merged IT business of General Dynamics, but Asbury seems determined to pursue deals that would narrow that gap.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Super Micro Computer, Inc.(SMCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor acquired 8,867 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $210,000.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) have gotten completely destroyed today, down by 43% as of 2:20 p.m. EDT, after Bloomberg published a bombshell report alleging that the company’s server motherboards had been subject to a malicious hardware attack. The Chinese government is alleged to have installed a malicious chip used for spying purposes.

  • [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
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the information technology shares rose 1.9 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P), up 23 percent, and Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) up 16 percent.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) have plunged today, down by 9% as of 11:45 a.m. EDT, after the company reported preliminary fiscal fourth-quarter results. Super Micro also confirmed it will be delisted soon.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Chinese tech giant Lenovo (NASDAQOTH:LNVGY) recently tumbled after a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report claimed the Chinese government used grain-sized chips to hack Super Micro’s (NASDAQ:SMCI) motherboards. The report claims that when Silicon Valley-based Super Micro’s motherboards were assembled at Chinese factories, the Chinese government installed the spy chips to steal trade secrets from Super Micro’s customers, including Apple and Amazon.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Railroads have also been working to fill in the gaps. Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) signed a deal last year to ship to 400,000 barrels per month through the end of this year to help move crude out of the Permian until new pipelines start service. That decision paid off during the fourth quarter, when Union Pacific’s crude oil shipments increased 25% as it helped producers get their oil to higher-priced refining and export markets.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Reilly Financial Advisors LLC lifted its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 0.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 92,617 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 859 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific accounts for approximately 1.7% of Reilly Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 13th largest position. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $12,451,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookfield Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 57.4% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 27,970 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,200 shares during the period. Brookfield Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $3,760,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Green Plains, Inc.(GPRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Keep Your Eyes on Hot Stock of Yesterday: Green Plains Inc. (GPRE) (thenewsbloom.org) Stock trading checklist: Energy Transfer Partners, LP (ETP), Green Plains Inc. (GPRE) (newsregistrar.com) Ripe for A Big Move? Update on Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) (zeelandpress.com) Stock Watch: Checking in on Green Plains, Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) (cantoncaller.com) Green Plains, Inc. (GPRE) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 24, 2018 (nasdaq.com)

    Shares of NASDAQ GPRE traded up $0.17 during trading on Friday, hitting $18.00. 796,596 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 818,741. The firm has a market capitalization of $754.02 million, a P/E ratio of -20.93 and a beta of 1.04. Green Plains has a 1 year low of $15.25 and a 1 year high of $21.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a current ratio of 1.51.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Here’s how the rule change could permanently lift the fortunes of the nation’s largest ethanol manufacturers, including Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM), Valero (NYSE:VLO), and Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.67.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 11, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Green Plains earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.0122510037214 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Image Sensing Systems, Inc.(ISNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.5001 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.5001 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 19.8 percent to $3.45 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.2 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 15.9 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APTO) shares fell 11 percent to $2.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 2.45 percent on Monday.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) shares fell 8 percent to $2.91 in pre-market trading after surging 6.40 percent on Monday.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares fell 7.2 percent to $14.36 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) fell 7.1 percent to $64.31 in pre-market trading following mixed Q2 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) fell 5.8 percent to $10.50 in pre-market trading after rising 25.22 percent on Monday.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) shares fell 5.1 percent to $22.46 in pre-market trading.
    Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) fell 2.4 percent to $186.65 in pre-market trading. Home Depot reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Abaxis (NASDAQ: ABAX) and Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now

What happened

Shares of Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE:FL) were up 13.5% as of 11:00 a.m. EDT Friday after the footwear retailer announced better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter 2018 results.

That’s not to say Foot Locker’s performance looked encouraging at first glance. Quarterly revenue increased 1.2% year over year to $2.025 billion, as a 2.8% decline in comparable-store sales was more than offset by favorable foreign exchange rates. On the bottom line, that translated to net income of $165 million, or $1.38 per share, compared to $180 million, or $1.36 per share in the same year-ago period.

Still, analysts’ consensus estimates predicted lower earnings of $1.25 per share on revenue of $1.96 billion.

IMAGE SOURCE: FOOT LOCKER, INC.

So what

“The flow of premium product continues to improve, with increasing breadth and depth in the most sought after styles from our key vendors,” said Foot Locker Chairman and CEO Richard Johnson. “This led to first quarter results which were above our expectations.”

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MicroStrategy Incorporated(MSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR) was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Stock investors acquired 419 call options on the company. This is an increase of 610% compared to the typical volume of 59 call options.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ:MSTR) in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 1,500 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $192,000.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Focus Media Holding Limited(FMCN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) bonds fell 0.9% against their face value during trading on Monday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7.25% coupon and will mature on April 1, 2023. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $99.13 and were trading at $98.13 last week. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) debt fell 1.1% against its face value during trading on Tuesday. The debt issue has a 7.5% coupon and is set to mature on April 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $97.63 and was trading at $98.50 last week. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel changes in its stock price.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Brunswick Corporation(BC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Brunswick (NYSE:BC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJan. 31, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cellectis S.A.(CLLS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Cellectis SA (NASDAQ:CLLS) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $42.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Cellectis (NASDAQ:CLLS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cellectis earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 47.0875412676142 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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

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    Union Pacific (UNP) Price Target Raised to $155.00 at Robert W. Baird (americanbankingnews.com) Seaport Global Securities Comments on Union Pacific Co.’s FY2019 Earnings (UNP) (americanbankingnews.com) Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $5.54 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Will Post Earnings of $1.88 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Jobs report shows we have 'perfect economy' for stocks (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Union Pacific from $125.00 to $136.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday. Cowen reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $153.00 target price (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Union Pacific in a research report on Friday. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Union Pacific from $144.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday. TD Securities dropped their target price on Union Pacific from $155.00 to $150.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 27th. Finally, Loop Capital lifted their target price on Union Pacific to $153.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $146.70.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Union Pacific earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the railroad operator an impact score of 46.138597756114 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $164.58 and last traded at $164.03, with a volume of 345461 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $163.26.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan Index Fund(AAXJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF (NASDAQ:AAXJ) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 875,043 shares, a growth of 53.0% from the August 31st total of 571,842 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,752,942 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.5 days.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Camden Property Trust(CPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Camden Property Trust  (NYSE:CPT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Camden Property Trust (NYSE:CPT) by 8.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 291,582 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 21,627 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. owned approximately 0.31% of Camden Property Trust worth $24,545,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Franklin Financial Network, Inc.(FSB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Franklin Financial Network Inc (NYSE:FSB) – Stock analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies raised their Q3 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Franklin Financial Network in a note issued to investors on Monday, July 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst W. Curtiss now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.68 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.66. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a “Hold” rating and a $39.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
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Software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported its second quarter of fiscal 2019 earnings results on Jan. 30, turning in earnings per share of $1.10 and revenue of $32.47 billion, good for year-over-year growth of 12.3% and 14.6%, respectively. Pretty good numbers for a company as large and established as Microsoft. The company also called for revenue to fall in the range of $29.4 billion and $30.1 billion, nearly hitting the consensus of $29.83 billion at the midpoint of the range. 

Although those distilled numbers tell us that Microsoft’s business keeps marching in the right direction, it’s worth looking at some of management’s commentary on the most recent earnings call to get a better sense of how the business is performing.

Image source: Microsoft.

1. Let’s talk gaming

Microsoft’s gaming revenue was up 8% year over year during the second quarter, with revenue from Xbox software and services rising 31% over that same period. Although the gaming business grew more slowly than the overall business did in the quarter, this is still a pretty solid result, especially considering the company, as well as the industry overall, is in the final innings of the current game console cycle. 

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    On the surface, it appears that hydrogen fuel cell pioneer Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) is cruising through 2018. New supply and customer agreements seem to be paying off, as demonstrated by a record $63.2 million in net revenue generated through the first six months of the year. That’s a 76% leap from the same period of 2017.

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    Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its position in shares of Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 15.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 341,835 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 45,802 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Union Pacific were worth $48,431,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.30. Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores reported a Q4 loss of $1.46 per share on revenue of $395.77 million.

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Union Pacific Co. (UNP) Stake Lifted by KCS Wealth Advisory

KCS Wealth Advisory grew its holdings in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 12.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,729 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 422 shares during the quarter. KCS Wealth Advisory’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $501,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in UNP. Mackenzie Financial Corp lifted its stake in shares of Union Pacific by 248.7% in the 4th quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 2,156,861 shares of the railroad operator’s stock valued at $289,235,000 after purchasing an additional 1,538,325 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Union Pacific by 2.8% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 52,135,522 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $6,991,373,000 after buying an additional 1,434,475 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Union Pacific by 19.5% during the 4th quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 8,608,925 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $1,154,457,000 after buying an additional 1,403,429 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp raised its stake in Union Pacific by 4,512.7% during the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 1,182,095 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $137,145,000 after buying an additional 1,156,468 shares during the period. Finally, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Union Pacific by 3,248.2% during the 4th quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,049,158 shares of the railroad operator’s stock worth $140,691,000 after buying an additional 1,017,823 shares during the period. 81.06% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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A number of research analysts recently weighed in on UNP shares. Citigroup raised Union Pacific from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Argus upped their price target on Union Pacific from $130.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Deutsche Bank raised Union Pacific from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $158.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Bank of America upped their price target on Union Pacific from $150.00 to $159.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Finally, UBS dropped their price target on Union Pacific from $164.00 to $162.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $138.95.

Shares of UNP opened at $140.71 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.65. The company has a market cap of $109.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.30, a P/E/G ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 0.79. Union Pacific Co. has a 52 week low of $140.76 and a 52 week high of $143.21.

Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 26th. The railroad operator reported $1.68 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.66 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $5.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.39 billion. Union Pacific had a return on equity of 22.16% and a net margin of 50.73%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.32 EPS. analysts expect that Union Pacific Co. will post 7.59 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.73 per share. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.08%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 30th. Union Pacific’s dividend payout ratio is currently 50.43%.

In other news, CFO Robert M. Knight, Jr. sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $137.39, for a total value of $3,434,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 106,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $14,634,508.02. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Elizabeth F. Whited sold 15,576 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $133.79, for a total value of $2,083,913.04. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 65,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,778,363.27. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

Union Pacific Profile

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, operates railroads in the United States. It offers transportation services for agricultural products, including grains, commodities produced from grains, and food and beverage products; automotive, such as finished vehicles and automotive parts; and chemicals comprising industrial chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, petroleum and liquid petroleum gases, crude oil, and soda ash.

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    We saw this pattern with 3M (MMM) , one of my favorite stocks, which got crushed, falling from $177 to $173 because of what the headline writers called a weak consumer-products division. Sure, you can pull a line and see an unexpected decline. But declines do not necessarily mean weakness, which, to me, connotes a failure to have the right product and flagging sales. If you go listen to the conference call, you discover that the weakness had to do with a particularly retailer’s troubles. Sure, you could argue, why do we trust this company? I come back and say, you trust them because CEO Inge Thulin has been money in the bank for years and there’s no reason not to trust him.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded down 1.05% at $210.38. The stock’s 52-week range is $163.85 to $214.57. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 1.8 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Markets are keeping a close eye on the 10-year bond, which is hovering near 3% – an important psychological level that is likely to influence future price movements. On Monday, Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.” asked Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald if investors should be worried. Here’s what Keith had to say about the 10-year Treasury yield… and how it will affect your stocks and bonds in the future.
    The price of Brent crude oil topped $75.00 and hit its highest level since November 2014. Oil traders were eyeing the ongoing efforts of OPEC and Russia to reduce excessive production around the globe, rising demand ahead of peak driving season, and the possibility that the Trump administration will slap Iran with a new round of sanctions.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: KO, GOOGL, SLM
    Shares of The Coca-Cola Co.(NYSE: KO) added 1.2% after the firm easily beat earnings and revenue expectations. The firm cited strong demand for its new flavors of Diet Coke and its Coke Zero Sugar. Demand was so strong for the quarter that the firm reported organic sales growth of 5%. The company reported earnings per share of $0.47, topping estimates by a penny. Revenue of $7.6 billion easily beat Wall Street estimates.
    Shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) seesawed in pre-market hours. The online search giant topped Wall Street earnings and revenue expectations after the bell Monday. However, shares were off 0.5% after executives announced that its business costs were on the rise. The firm’s real estate and computer purchases tripled in one year, to $7.3 billion. About one-third of that total came from its $2.4 billion purchase of the Chelsea Market building in New York City.
    Good news for SLM Corp.(NYSE: SLM) investors, but bad news for indebted college students and graduates. The firm – also known as Sallie Mae – topped Wall Street earnings expectations on Monday. The firm said that it increased its loan o

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded down 1.69% at $230.78. The stock’s 52-week range is $163.85 to $238.90. Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 1.7 million. The company had no specific news Monday.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    A strange turn of events has sent shares of CSX (CSX)–and other railroads, including Union Pacific (UNP) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)–soaring today. It all started when Hunter Harrison announced that he would leave Canadian Pacific ahead of schedule to team up with activist investor for the turnaround of another railway company. That company is thought to be CSX.

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

    Reilly Financial Advisors LLC lifted its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 0.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 92,617 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 859 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific accounts for approximately 1.7% of Reilly Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 13th largest position. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $12,451,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Well, so much for the railroad industry being a slow and steady kind of business. This past quarter, Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) reported a staggering 27% increase in earnings per share. Numbers like that are pretty much unheard of in this business, but Union Pacific and a slew of other U.S. railroad companies have been reporting similar gains recently. Management is so confident in these results that it is giving mountains of cash back to investors now with more potentially on the way.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Pacific Biosciences of California Inc.(PACB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares tumbled 48.59 percent to close at $1.275 on Thursday after the company priced its $18,000,000 public offering.
    InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NVIV) fell 38.77 percent to close at $8.26 on Thursday.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares tumbled 27.43 percent to close at $8.81.
    Achaogen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAO) dropped 24.76 percent to close at $11.06 in reaction to a disappointing update from an FDA AdCom panel. The FDA panel voted favorably for the company's Plazcomicin for treatment of adults with complicated urinary tract infections, but also voted against the therapy to be used as a treatment for bloodstream infections.
    Anika Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIK) shares declined 24.68 percent to close at $34.80 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    LSC Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LKSD) shares fell 24.22 percent to close at $12.64 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) fell 21.42 percent to close at $50.80 following downbeat quarterly profit.
    Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) dropped 20.42 percent to close at $6.00 following downbeat quarterly earnings.
    Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) slipped 20.11 percent to close at $2.90 following wider-than-expected Q1 loss.
    Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPR) fell 19.28 percent to close at $36.93. Esperion Therapeutics stock lost roughly a third of its value Wednesday after the company reported mixed Phase III results for its leading drug candidate, bempedoic acid. JP Morgan downgraded Esperion Therapeutics from Neutral to Underweight.
    Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) declined 17.77 percent to close at $8.98 after the company reported weaker-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: HABT) dipped 16.1 percent to close at $8.60 after the company reported downbeat quarterly results.
    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (N

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pacific Biosciences of California Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) slipped about 5.6% to post a new 52-week low of $2.52 Tuesday after closing at $2.67 on Friday. Volume of about 910,000 was about 10% above the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: tronc, Inc. (TRNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Lewis D’Vorkin, the editor-in-chief of the L.A. Times, owned by Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC), left the paper after contentious relations with his staff. According to The Wall Street Journal:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In a purge fairly unprecedented in American newspapers, Tronc (TRNC) has replaced the senior leadership of the Los Angeles Times. With a single announcement, the company announced both new leadership for the Times’ business side and for its newsroom.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Several large newspaper chains will face the largest increases in newsprint prices in absolute dollars. These are Gannett (NYSE: GCI), tronc (NASDAQ: TRNC), hedge fund owned Digital First Media, which just laid off dozens of people in Denver and on the West Coast, Hearst, Advance Media, McClatchy (NYSE: MNI) and Gatehouse Media. Among them, they own most of the large newspapers in America and hundreds of newspapers in aggregate. Each of these companies has newsprint demand much larger than that of The Tampa Bay Times.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) had a gigantic buyer recently. Michael Ferro, who is a director, purchased a stunning 2,500,000 sharesat $15 apiece. The total for the trade was an incredible $37,500,000.Thismultiplatform media and marketing solutions company publishes newspapers in the United States, as well as provides a suite of digital marketing services for local, regional and national marketers. Its shares ended trading on Friday at $13.87.Their 52-week trading range is $8.76 to $17.93, and the Wall Street consensus price target is $21.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $10.67 per share on revenue of $2.87 billion.
    CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.19 per share on revenue of $6.00 billion.
    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.21 per share on revenue of $803.36 million.
    Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $751.57 million.
    IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $923.80 million.
    Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $691.75 million.
    Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $1.09 billion.
    Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $7.41 billion.
    ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.84 per share on revenue of $346.28 million.
    TechnipFMC plc (NYSE: FTI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $3.13 billion.
    Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $401.76 million.
    The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (NYSE: DNB) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $1.07 per share on revenue of $386.91 million.
    Matrix Service Company (NASDAQ: MTRX) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $285.16 million.
    Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MHLD) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $739.31 million.
    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.65 per share on revenue of $428.25 million.
    Copa Holdings,

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Tronc Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNC), the owner of the Lost Angeles Times, agreed to sell the paper to billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who is also one of Tronc’s largest shareholders. The deal, for $500 million and the assumption of about $90 million in pension liabilities, was announced on February 7. The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice blessed the deal on March 7, almost two months ago.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (ABFOF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Atlantia (ATASF) (AT.IM), Eiffage (OTCPK:EFGSY) (FGR.FP), Ferrovial (OTC:FRRVF) (FER.SM), Albertis (OTC:ABFOF) (ABE.SM) and Vinci (OTCPK:VCISF) (DG.FP)