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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

Netflix is paring some losses Tuesday, down just 5 percent by 12:15 EDT, after initially falling as much as 14 percent on a big miss on subscriber growth.

The stock was earlier on pace for its worst day in two years, tracking for the name’s biggest single-day drop since July 19, 2016, when it fell 13 percent after a similar earnings report of weaker-than-expected subscriber growth.

The shares recovered above $379 in midday trading. The stock closed Monday at $400.48.

Netflix has a history of big rebounds, and much of Wall Street is expecting a recovery. But the initial drop is a notable stumble for one of the best-performing stocks of the year.

As of midday Tuesday, Netflix is up nearly 100 percent in 2018 and more than 130 percent in a 12-month period.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: State Bank Financial Corporation.(STBZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. State Bank Financial had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 18.77%. The firm had revenue of $68.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.00 million. analysts expect that State Bank Financial will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) and State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: DBV Technologies S.A.(DBVT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $44.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of DBV Technologies (NASDAQ:DBVT) hit a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $20.00 and last traded at $20.31, with a volume of 2187 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $20.07.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]

    There are loads of management teams out there that aren’t great for shareholders, but Matt, Jason, and I (Tyler here) have a few in particular that get under our skin for their poor performance. Here’s why we think those running Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL), and Buckeye Partners (NYSE:BPL) should be shown the door. 

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Investors unloaded Ultra Petroleum Corp’s (NASDAQ:UPL) stock on Thursday, driving it down by more than 35% at 11:45 a.m. EDT. While the company’s weaker-than-expected second-quarter results played a roll in the sell-off, the main driver was management’s inability to figure out how to exploit its vast resources in Wyoming’s Pinedale field.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    An issue of Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:UPL) bonds fell 1.5% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Wednesday. The high-yield issue of debt has a 6.875% coupon and will mature on April 15, 2022. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $70.25 and were trading at $71.50 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) were down more than 12% by 10:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday after the natural-gas driller was unable to strike a deal with its lenders on the terms of a potential transaction involving its term loan. That latest issue pushed its year-to-date plunge to nearly 88%.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) were down more than 12% on Friday at 2:30 p.m. EDT. That’s due to continued selling pressure after the company reported first-quarter results yesterday where it detailed a risky go-forward plan. That move caused shares to plunge yesterday, and are now down 28% over the past two days.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ultra Petroleum Co. (NASDAQ: UPL) traded down about 15% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.08 after closing Wednesday at $2.45. The stock’s 52-week high is $12.39. Volume was about 30% above the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company reported results last night that were less than expected.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Citizens Financial Group, Inc.(CFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    M&T Bank Corp lowered its stake in Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) by 38.5% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 52,349 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 32,830 shares during the quarter. M&T Bank Corp’s holdings in Citizens Financial Group were worth $2,198,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) – Research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group lowered their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Citizens Financial Group in a note issued to investors on Monday, October 8th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst K. Usdin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $0.90 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.91. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Citizens Financial Group’s FY2018 earnings at $3.51 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.15 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE: CFG) shares were down Tuesday, dragged by macro concerns following the rise in Italian sovereign debt yields and a 14-basis point decline in the 10-year U.S. treasury yield.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $46.38.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mackay Shields LLC decreased its stake in shares of Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) by 52.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 92,270 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 102,210 shares during the period. Mackay Shields LLC’s holdings in Citizens Financial Group were worth $3,589,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Invesco Credit Opportunities Fund(VTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Headlines about Invesco Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fd (NYSE:VTA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Invesco Dynamic Credit Opportunities Fd earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 46.2340823797619 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Virtacoin (CURRENCY:VTA) traded down 11.7% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on September 25th. Virtacoin has a market capitalization of $26,710.00 and approximately $45.00 worth of Virtacoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Virtacoin coin can now be bought for $0.0000 or 0.00000000 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last seven days, Virtacoin has traded down 13.8% against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    President Energy PLC (LON:PPC) insider Alexander Charles Moody-Stuart bought 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 28th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 9 ($0.12) per share, with a total value of £9,000 ($11,982.43).

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    Cramer was bearish on Grubhub (GRUB) , Sprint (S) , LG Homes (LGIH) , Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) , Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) , Opko Health (OPK) , Alaska Air Group (ALK) and Winnebago Industries (WGO) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pilgrim’s Pride from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $27.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride to $31.00 and set a market perform rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Morgan Stanley set a $25.00 target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Vertical Group raised shares of Pilgrim’s Pride from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, Mizuho reissued a buy rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of Pilgrim’s Pride in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $27.80.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    FinnCap restated their corporate rating on shares of President Energy (LON:PPC) in a research note published on Wednesday morning.

    Separately, Peel Hunt boosted their target price on President Energy from GBX 13 ($0.17) to GBX 13.50 ($0.18) and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, May 21st.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: El Paso Electric Company(EE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $51.33.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Korea Electric Power (NYSE: KEP) and El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: EZCORP, Inc.(EZPW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EZCORP (NASDAQ: EZPW) and Zagg (NASDAQ:ZAGG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    EZCORP (NASDAQ:EZPW) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The credit services provider reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.01), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $199.94 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $198.24 million. EZCORP had a return on equity of 6.81% and a net margin of 5.33%. EZCORP’s quarterly revenue was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.12 EPS.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Telefonica SA(TEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    America Movil SAB de CV ADR Series L (NYSE: TEF) and Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BME:TEF traded up €0.15 ($0.19) during midday trading on Friday, reaching €8.20 ($10.12). 33,480,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 23,390,000. Telef?nica has a 12 month low of €7.45 ($9.20) and a 12 month high of €10.63 ($13.12).

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    UBS Group set a €10.00 ($11.76) price target on Telefonica (BME:TEF) in a report published on Wednesday morning, www.boersen-zeitung.de reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Telefonica (BME:TEF) has been assigned a €10.70 ($12.44) target price by Deutsche Bank in a research note issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 30.49% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) and TELE2 AB/ADR (OTCMKTS:TLTZY) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Telefonica (NYSE: TEF) and Koninklijke KPN (OTCMKTS:KKPNY) are both large-cap utilities 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 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

On September 26, USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) shareholders voted to approve the company’s acquisition by a private German business, and although this transaction is not complete yet, a review of this holding seems appropriate. We began purchasing USG shares for the Fund in May 2015, believing that the company’s position in wallboard and structural ceiling tile was undervalued. We spent five months gradually building the position in the portfolio to an appropriate size. The stock was volatile over the next three years as the company’s earnings stream proved to be rather inconsistent. We stuck with the holding, however, with occasional sales to fund more pressing demands on the portfolio’s cash. In early 2018, the share price rose to the $40 level, which approached our sell target. We began cutting back the holding to fund more attractive opportunities. In June, the company agreed to be acquired for $43.50 in cash, and we sold more shares both to reduce the Fund’s exposure to the risk of the deal breaking and because the spread between the deal price and the market price was less rewarding than for other securities we were considering. Assuming completion of this transaction early next year, USG overall will have generated a compound annualized return in the mid-teens for the Fund—not heroic, but a solid example of our identifying an issue selling for materially less than an investor would pay to own it in its entirety. We thank the USG management team for their excellent work for the Fund’s shareholders.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: AXT Inc(AXTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) and AXT (NASDAQ:AXTI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares surged 115.8 percent to $4.3591. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBOT) jumped 38.2 percent to $3.0251 after the company disclosed that it achieved robust viral clearance for its manufacturing process.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) surged 26.7 percent to $61.40 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) rose 18.9 percent to $2.58.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares gained 17.8 percent to $22.8009.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares gained 17.5 percent to $21.07 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) rose 15.9 percent to $3.3613.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares gained 15.5 percent to $3.35 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) rose 15 percent to $7.65.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) gained 14.5 percent to $34.27 following Q1 results.
    Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV) rose 14.3 percent to $11.4303.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares climbed 13.9 percent to $14.16 after announcing Q1 results.
    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) gained 13.2 percent to $2.91 after an amended 13D filing from Steel Partners Holdings shows a raised stake in the company from 6.99 million shares to 29.98 million shares, or a 17.8 percent stake.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) gained 13.1
  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Several analysts have recently issued reports on AXTI shares. BidaskClub upgraded AXT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Dougherty & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AXT in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. B. Riley decreased their price target on AXT from $8.75 to $8.25 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded AXT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 1st. Finally, BWS Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of AXT in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.44.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares climbed 154.95 percent to close at $5.15 on Thursday. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) jumped 33.45 percent to close at $3.87.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) gained 29.72 percent to close at $62.85 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.93 percent to close at $23.80.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) jumped 21.52 percent to close at $36.37 following Q1 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) gained 20.28 percent to close at $2.61.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares rose 19.57 percent to close at $21.45 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) gained 18.8 percent to close at $7.90.
    Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) rose 16.33 percent to close at $6.41.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 15.68 percent to close at $23.09 on Thursday.
    Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) climbed 15.11 percent to close at $6.02 on Thursday after gaining 6.30 percent on Wednesday. Baird initiated coverage on Marinus Pharmaceuticals with an Outperform rating.
    Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) shares rose 14.48 percent to close at $3.32 after the board announced late Wednesday the election of four activist-backed director nominees. Three women and one man comprise the selected group championed by NGM Capital’s Nathan Miller and Kenosis Capital’s Peter O’Malley. Destination Maternity had advocated for another slate of three men and interim CEO Melissa Payner-Gregor. The new directors are Holly Alden, Marla Ryan, Anne-Charlotte Windal and Christopher Morgan.
    China Rapid Finance Limited (NYSE: XRF) gained 11.53 percent to close at $3.29 after announcing preliminary Q1 results.
    Bilibili Inc.. (NASDAQ: BILI) shares rose 11.33 pe

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Selective Insurance Group, Inc.(SIGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Selective Insurance (NASDAQ:SIGI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Monday.

    A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on SIGI. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Selective Insurance from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $62.00 price target on shares of Selective Insurance and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Selective Insurance from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $61.00 price objective on shares of Selective Insurance in a report on Friday, April 6th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Selective Insurance in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $62.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Baldwin & Lyons Inc Class B (NASDAQ: SIGI) and Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aspen Insurance (NASDAQ: SIGI) and Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: (SMPQY)

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Even in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s electoral stronghold, businessmen like Halit Ozkaya can’t help but complain about the currency crisis the president instigated just weeks before elections.

The chairman of steel and copper cable maker Has Celik was forced to halt metal imports in May when Erdogan sent the lira into freefall by vowing to interfere in monetary policy if he wins on June 24. Now Ozkaya is worried Turkey is on the cusp of a debt crisis.

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“The magnitude of the lira’s swings is putting us in trouble by killing predictability and creating uncertainty on debts repayment,” Ozkaya said from his office overlooking Kayseri, an industrial city where almost seven out of 10 voters backed Erdogan in 2015 elections.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Kronos Worldwide Inc(KRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:KRO) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the six research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $25.33.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares ofKronos Worldwide (NYSE:KRO) plunged on Wednesday after the company announced first-quarter 2018 results. The titanium dioxide manufacturer reported strong growth compared to the year-ago period thanks to the continued surge in selling prices. Revenue was up 16% and net income nearly doubled relative to the first quarter of 2017. How can Wall Street be displeased with that?

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Provident Financial Services, Inc(PFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Clifton Bancorp (NASDAQ: CSBK) and Provident Financial Services (NYSE:PFS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $27.88.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and Dime Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:DCOM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Head-To-Head Review: Provident Financial (PROV) versus Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Head-To-Head Contrast: Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) & Provident Financial Services (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Q3 2018 EPS Estimates for Provident Financial Services, Inc. Decreased by Piper Jaffray (PFS) (americanbankingnews.com) Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research analysts have issued reports on PFS shares. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Provident Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Provident Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Provident Financial Services in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Provident Financial Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.42.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: PRGX Global, Inc.(PRGX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    PRGX Global (NASDAQ:PRGX) Director Matthew A. Drapkin purchased 35,766 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 31st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $9.64 per share, with a total value of $344,784.24. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PRGX Global (NASDAQ:PRGX) had its price objective boosted by B. Riley from $11.00 to $12.00 in a research note published on Wednesday. They currently have a buy rating on the business services provider’s stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for PRGX Global’s Q2 2018 earnings at ($0.07) EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.08 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.27 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.18 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.12) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.05) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.17 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.33 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ: UPL) and Isramco (NASDAQ:ISRL) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    An issue of Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:UPL) bonds rose 3.4% against their face value during trading on Wednesday. The debt issue has a 7.125% coupon and will mature on April 15, 2025. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $64.00 and were trading at $65.58 one week ago. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ultra Petroleum Co. (NASDAQ: UPL) traded down about 15% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.08 after closing Wednesday at $2.45. The stock’s 52-week high is $12.39. Volume was about 30% above the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company reported results last night that were less than expected.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    An issue of Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) debt fell 1.4% against its face value during trading on Tuesday. The high-yield issue of debt has a 6.875% coupon and will mature on April 15, 2022. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $71.50 and were trading at $73.56 last week. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets often anticipate parallel changes in its stock price.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Graham Corporation(GHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Graham Co. (NYSE:GHM) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $27.51 and last traded at $27.41, with a volume of 80000 shares. The stock had previously closed at $26.10.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Boston Partners cut its position in shares of Graham Co. (NYSE:GHM) by 13.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 113,865 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 18,215 shares during the quarter. Boston Partners owned about 1.17% of Graham worth $2,439,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Graham Co. (NYSE:GHM) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 30th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 13th will be given a dividend of 0.09 per share by the industrial products company on Wednesday, June 27th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.38%.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rex Energy Corporation(REXX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Rex Energy (NASDAQ:REXX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rex Energy earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.4610840717308 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Alpine Total Dynamic Dividend Fund(AOD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Alpine Total Dynamic Div (NYSE:AOD) by 14.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 101,451 shares of the investment management company’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,551 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. owned 0.09% of Alpine Total Dynamic Div worth $906,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Asbury Automotive Group Inc(ABG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE: ABG) and Rush Enterprises (NASDAQ:RUSHA) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Asbury Automotive Group Inc. (NYSE: ABG) was raised to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley, which also raised theprice target to $71 from $63. Asbury shares previously closed at $72.40, but they were down 1.1% at $71.60 on Tuesday morning. The 52-week trading range is $49.10 to $76.50, and the previous consensus analyst target price was $75.86.

  • [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

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Moneygram International, Inc.(MGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Cramer was bearish on Xilinx (XLNX) , Celgene (CELG) , Exelixis (EXEL) , Moneygram (MGI) , Monster Beverage (MNST) , SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) and Mattel (MAT) .

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Clearline Capital LP bought a new position in shares of Moneygram International Inc (NASDAQ:MGI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 17,799 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $153,000.

  • [By ]

    Moneygram (MGI) : “No, you need quality and this one doesn’t have it.”

    Monster Beverage (MNST) : “I think this one has run out of gas so I’m going to say don’t buy. “

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Moneygram International (NASDAQ:MGI) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    Several other brokerages also recently commented on MGI. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a buy rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, May 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Moneygram International from a c rating to a d+ rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has issued a hold rating to the stock. Moneygram International has an average rating of Sell and a consensus target price of $9.75.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Citi Trends, Inc.(CTRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Citi Trends (CTRN)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Citi Trends (NASDAQ: CTRN) and Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Citi Trends (NASDAQ:CTRN) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, May 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.90 per share for the quarter. Citi Trends has set its FY19 guidance at $1.55-1.70 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tailored Brands (NYSE: TLRD) and Citi Trends (NASDAQ:CTRN) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Citi Trends (NASDAQ:CTRN) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 23, 2018 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $16.50 billion.
    Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $1.48 billion.
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.25 per share on revenue of $17.63 billion.
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $957.49 million.
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE: CM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.23 per share on revenue of $3.40 billion.
    Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.9 per share on revenue of $210.70 million.
    Qiwi plc (NASDAQ: QIWI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.25 per share on revenue of $60.19 million.
    iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $34.87 million.

     

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019

As the latest China data showed some softening at the end of an upbeat year, reports for this month are looking likely to show the economy keeping pace despite slowing industrial profits.

The earliest indicators for January show momentum remains intact, with sales managers the most upbeat since July, financial experts more optimistic, and satellite imagery signaling manufacturing conditions are improving for the first time in four months. That reading is in line with forecasts that both main factory gauges remained at solidly expansionary levels.

"The strong momentum will likely be carried over to the first quarter, with the economy being supported by strong external demand and domestic consumption," said Xia Le, chief Asia economist at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in Hong Kong. "The risk factor is deleveraging, as the market is still underestimating how tough it could be as China shifts its focus to the quality rather than speed of the growth."

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: SunTrust Banks, Inc.(STI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    We believe investors should continue to own three types of bank stocks: “Return of Capital (RC) Stocks”, “Risk On (RO) Stocks”, and “Multiple Revaluation (MR) Stocks.” RC stocks include M&T Bank (MTB), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), and SunTrust Banks (STI); RO stocks include Bank of America, Popular (BPOP), Citigroup, JPMorgan, and KeyCorp (KEY); and MR stocks include BB&T (BBT) and PNC Financial Services Group (PNC).

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) are in focus after the company reported earnings before the bell. GE stock popped 5.6% after the firm topped earnings per share (EPS) estimates by $0.05 and backed its 2018 outlook. The firm reported EPS of $0.16 on top of $28.66 billion in revenue. GE stock had been off nearly 18% from its last earnings report on January 24 due to ongoing financial and legal problems.
    Crude oil prices dipped Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at OPEC. Trump accused the cartel of keeping oil prices “artificially high” despite “record amounts of oil all over the place.” Brent crude and WTI crude oil both hit three-year highs this week after Saudi Arabia suggested that it was working to press oil prices back above $100 per barrel.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: PM, MO, WFC
    Shares of Philip Morris International Inc.(NYSE: PM) fell this morning after the firm experienced its worst trading day since its spin-off from Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO). Shares of PM fell as much as 16% after the firm fell short of revenue expectations after the bell. MO stock fell roughly 6% on the day.
    Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are under pressure after The New York Times reported that the firm may be facing a $1 billion fine. The fines would cover a variety of “alleged” misdeeds that include the firm’s push on customers to purchase auto insurance they didn’t need and charging mortgage customers fees for services that they were not using. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will most likely announce the fine today. Money MorningCapital Wave StrategistShah Gilani weighed in on the topic this week, and he offers a scorching indictment.
    Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is on the move today after the semiconductor giant announced plans to lay off 1,500 employees. The cuts are expected to hit employees in California and cities around the globe. The cuts are part of the fi

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Michael Douglass:Welcome to Industry Focus, the podcast that dives into a different sector of the stock market every day.It’sMonday, April 23rd,and we have a round-up of financials news: yetanother Wells Fargofine, Morgan Stanley(NYSE:MS) and Goldman Sachs(NYSE:GS) earnings, and a data breach atSunTrust (NYSE:STI). I’m your host,Michael Douglass, and I’m joined by Matt Frankel. Matt,welcome back! Let’s hop right in,because really, quite a bit of interesting newsfor us to talk about today. First off,Wells Fargo was fined $1 billion from theConsumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    It seems like we’re hearing about new data breaches on a regular basis, and SunTrust’s (NYSE:STI) recent one affecting 1.5 million customers could seem alarming. Here’s what investors — and consumers — need to know about it and how this one is different from some of the other high-profile data breaches we’ve heard about.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Our peer group is up an average of 46% over the past 4 weeks in response to a 30% rebound in the 12-month strip NYMEX oil price. Some of the largest gainers include Hold and Sell rated stocks that we would not chase such asDenbury Resources (Sell, +138%), Halcon Resources (HK) (Sell, +147%), Jones Energy (JONE) (Hold, +166%), Rex Energy (REXX) (Sell, +60%), Sanchez Energy (SN) (Hold, +93%), Ultra Petroleum (UPL) (Sell, +61%), andWhiting Petroleum (Hold, +103%), which have outperformed the E&P Index (+32%) over the same time period. Balance sheets and/or well level returns remain challenged for these companies despite improved oil prices. While we believe oil markets should re-balance over the next 12 to 15 months, the recent recovery to $40 could reverse during 2Q16 as bloated inventories continue to rise, new volumes from Iran pressure an oversupplied market, and a highly anticipated decline in non-OPEC supply (especially in the U.S.), is not as steep as expected. The risk of an oil price retracement, which would significantly pressure the recent out-performers, outweighs the upside in these stocks, in our view. However, we are raising our target prices on Buy ratedAnadarko Petroleum ($54 from $48), Concho Resources (CXO) ($120 from $109), Matador Resources (MTDR) ($22 from $21),Noble Energy (NBL) ($40 from $34), SM Energy (SM) ($22 from $15), Rice Energy ($14 from $12), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) ($155 from $135),Continental Resources ($32 from $28), and Parsley Energy (PE) ($24 from $23). We believe our Buy-rated stocks are better positioned to weather challenging oil markets.

  • [By STOCKPICKR]

    As energy commodity prices have sold off in recent months, so too have the E&P stocks that pull those resources out of the ground. And Ultra Petroleum (UPL) has been no exception. The good news is that you don’t need to be an expert technical trader to figure out why this stock looks toxic here — the setup in shares of Ultra Petroleum is about as simple as they get.

    UPL is bouncing its way lower in a textbook downtrending channel, a price setup that’s formed by a pair of parallel trendlines that have kept UPL range-bound since April. The price channel in UPL identifies the high-probability range for shares to stay within, and so, with shares pressing up against resistance for the eighth time since this price channel kicked off, it makes sense to be a seller on the next bounce lower.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $141.07 million.

    Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $156.10 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Accenture plc.(ACN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN) reported upbeat earnings for its second quarter.
    Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter on Wednesday.
    PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH) posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter and issued a strong earnings forecast.
    Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE: CAG) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its third quarter.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    The companies that participated in the demo included Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), Accenture Plc. (NYSE: ACN), Fujitsu Ltd. (OTCMKTS: FJTSY), and Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCMKTS: DTEGY).

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed compared to the IT Services industry average, but is greater than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 5.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $701.02 million to $737.63 million.

     

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2019: Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A.(AVAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now

Doug Hughes focuses on lesser-known, small cap regional banks; the editor of Bank Newsletter looks for banks that operate in attractive regional markets, often ones that would be attractive acquisition targets.

AvidBank Holdings (AVBH) has the fastest growth of any bank out there and yet is still one of the safest with almost no bad loans, and a great, great market area in Palo Alto, California.

Management knows what it is doing and they will likely sell within 3 years. Earnings power is $3.00 a share by 2018. This is a great bank that is operating in great markets.

I consider the shares to be very safe, make it a top holding in the current environment.

With rates going up and most large regionals banks up 30% or more recently a deal price would now have to be at least 2.5 times book or $32 a share.

In my view, this stock has almost zero downside risk in an otherwise high-risk market. Buy now and sleep well. I consider the stock to have an excellent risk-reward ratio. 

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: IDT Corporation(IDT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT) was down, falling around 15 percent to $15.88 following Q2 results. IDT reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $875,000.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: The NeutriSci International (NU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Last week — to the day, in fact — Lexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCMKTS:LXRP) announced it was teaming up with neutraceutical company NeutriSci International Inc (CVE:NU) to create a new kind of health supplement that gave consumers the ability to tap into the benefits of hemp. We hailed it as the shape of things to come. What we didn’t know, however, was how quickly those things would take shape. Just this morning the company told LXRP shareholders it was already forging another such symbiotic relationship…. this one with Hempco Food and Fiber Inc (CVE:HEMP).

    Simply put, Lexaria Bioscience is focused on improving the bioavailability of the healthy stuff found in food, supplements, vitamins, and yes, even in cannabis and hemp.

    It’s not widely recognized, but the bulk of the vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals, amino acids and all the other desirable components of the pills you take and foods you eat don’t actually get absorbed into your body. Sometimes as much as 96% of the ingredient in question isn’t extracted, and instead passes right through. Not only is it a waste of time and money, it’s a bit of a hassle to swallow a big capsule — or several capsules — for little to no benefit.

    Lexaria Bioscience changes this. In short, Lexaria has developed and patented a proprietary technology that makes valuable molecules taste better and absorb better in the digestive tract. This platform could be applied to a variety of nutritional and health-oriented favorites, but Lexaria is starting with hemp as it’s the most underserved market and arguably the biggest growth opportunity. Hemp, and hemp oil to be exact, can provide a lot of various medical benefits like the reduction of nausea, control of seizures, anti-cancer activity, anti-inflammation effects, and more.

    The future for Lexaria Bioscience is partnerships… licensing its science and know-how to companies with existing product lines and distribution networks that can easily inject hemp

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    What do you get when you cross a science that drastically improves the absorption of cannabidiol (the healthy component of cannabis) with pterostilbene (an antioxidant) tablet? It’s not a joke in search of a punch line. It’s going to be the health supplement millions of consumers have been waiting for, brought to them by a joint venture between NeutriSci International Inc (CVE:NU) and Lexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCMKTS:LXRP). The two companies announced this morning they were entering a joint venture that would utilize Lexaria Bioscience’s proprietary infusion platform and tap into NeutriSci International’s existing distribution network to create and market a whole new supplement product line.

    Lexaria has developed and patented a technology that makes valuable molecules taste better and absorb better in the digestive tract. This platform could be applied to a variety of nutritional and health-oriented favorites, but Lexaria is starting with hemp as it’s the most underserved market and arguably the biggest growth opportunity.

    Just to be clear, hemp and marijuana are not the same thing. Hemp doesn’t have any tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC) in it, which is the key driver of its psychoactive — the ‘high’ — response. Hemp, and hemp oil to be exact, does have cannabidiol in it though, and for those who’ve been following the saga of medical marijuana and cannabis, they’ll know cannabidiol can provide a lot of various medical benefits like the reduction of nausea, control of seizures, anti-cancer activity, anti-inflammation effects, and more.

    NeutriSci International is Canadian corporation that specializes in the marketing, development and distribution of proprietary nutraceuticals. It’s got a rather wide array of products in its portfolio, but the one of immediate interest is its pterostilbene, as it fits best with the hemp-absorption technology Lexaria Bioscience brings to the table.

    Pterostilbene (found in blueberries, by the way) is o

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Indeed, it’s also garnered interest from business partners. In November, Lexaria Bioscience and NeutriSci International Inc (CVE:NU) jointly announced they were entering a joint venture that would utilize Lexaria Bioscience’s proprietary infusion platform and tap into NeutriSci International’s existing distribution network to create and market a whole new supplement product line. In January, the duo announced it had finalized new supplement that is done testing and will soon be available for consumers. The tablet (a ‘melt’, technically) is a combination of pterostilbene and cannabidiol, offering a double-barreled benefit to the health-conscious.

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    In the grand scheme of things it shouldn’t be surprising, though odds are good at least a few people are surprised at how quickly it happened. That is, health supplement and healthy-foods brand name NeutriSci International Inc (CVE:NU) and the developer of a cannabis-infusion technology — a means of packing more CBD into hemp oil — called Lexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCMKTS:LXRP) have finalized new supplement that is done testing and will soon be available for consumers. The tablet (a ‘melt’, technically) is a combination of pterostilbene and cannabidiol, offering a double-barreled benefit to the health-conscious.

    The benefits of cannabidiol, found in hemp and marijuana, are relatively well understood by the market at this point. Cannabidiol can do a human body a lot of good, like the reduction of nausea, control of seizures, anti-cancer activity, anti-inflammation effects, and more. Pterostilbene is the lesser-known of the two components of the new tablet, but no less impressive and no less beneficial. Pterostilbene is known to combat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and oxidative stress. Combining the two is a real one-two punch for the health-conscious.

    That’s what made November’s news so exciting… NeutriSci International has an established name and marketing channel, while Lexaria Bioscience has the science that makes hemp oil far more functional. Indeed, to fully appreciate the upside for LXRP, one has to embrace Lexaria’s science and why it matters.

    The bulk of the vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals, amino acids and all the other desirable components of the pills you take and foods you eat don’t actually get absorbed into your body. Sometimes as much as 96% of the ingredient in question isn’t extracted, and instead passes right through. Not only is it a waste of time and money, it’s a bit of a hassle to swallow a big capsule — or several capsules — for little to no benefit.

    Lexaria Bioscience changes this. In short,

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Denbury Resources Inc.(DNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    That sell-off in the oil market weighed on financially challenged oil stocks, which will struggle if crude continues dropping. Among the biggest losers were Abraxas Petroleum (NASDAQ:AXAS), Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), California Resources (NYSE:CRC), and Cobalt International Energy (NYSE:CIE).

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet even though the overall market held up relatively well, some stocks took substantial hits. Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ), Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR), and Pandora Media (NYSE:P) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR) and California Resources Corp (NYSE: CRC).

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Paradise, Inc. (PARF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Paradise Inc. (OTCPK:PARF)

    This company is focused on producing candied fruit, which is the basic ingredient of fruitcakes a dessert popular during Thanksgiving and Christmas in the US. They also produce their own plastic containers for these. While this product might not be wildly popular or its demand increasing, the company has a commanding portion of the market share (as mentioned by the management) and its sales have been stable and the company is able to be profitable.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: NextEra Energy, Inc.(NEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria, Rich Smith, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    So when we asked some of our contributors to name such “boring” dividend stocks that they vouch for and believe are great picks for income investors, they came up with three really interesting names from two different industries for you to consider: Toronto Dominion Bank(NYSE:TD),H&R Block(NYSE:HRB), and NextEra Energy, Inc.(NYSE:NEE).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Clinton 15 stock basket (DBUSCLNT): UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Humana (HUM), McKesson (MCK), Aecom (ACM), Quanta Services (PWR), ExxonMobil (XOM), Alcoa (AA), NextEra Energy (NEE), Cree (CREE), First Solar (FSLR), Facebook (FB), Netflix (NFLX), Prudential Financial (PRU), Citigroup (C), Union Pacific (UNP).

  • [By Elizabeth Loring]

    Yesterday, Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSX.V: NEE) announced the closing of a tranche of its non-brokered private placement as previously announced on May 26, 2017, raising gross proceeds to the Company of $2,783,300. Additionally, Northern Vertex announced that it received $1,134,000 from the exercise of certain warrants, which were due to expire between July 3 and 11, 2017. The company intends to use the net proceeds of the Private Placement for the continued development and construction of its Moss Mine Gold/Silver Project located in Mohave County, Arizona.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    The company has increased that payout at a fast pace over the years, including 15% in 2017. NextEra Energy Partners expects that to continue in those to come, with it currently planning to grow the dividend at a 12% to 15% annual pace through 2022. Powering that growth will be a combination of acquisitions both from its parent companyNextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) and third parties, as well as organic expansion projects. Although, drop-down transactions from NextEra Energy’s vast portfolio of renewable assets alone can easily support the company’s growth forecast. Because of that, investors have the opportunity to earn total annual returns in the 16% to 19% range when adding the distribution growth rate to the current yield. That outlook positions NextEra Energy Partners to continue delivering market-beating returns, which is something it has done since NextEra took it public in 2014.

  • [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 Maxx Chatsko]

    After dropping a cumulative $23.6 billion on wind power-generating assets over the years, NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) is the undisputed king of low-carbon utilities. It’s the largest owner of wind capacity in North America, making up roughly 16% of America’s total with 14 GW installed. That number could jump as much as 4.1 GW by the end of this year depending on project completion dates.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Blackstone / GSO Strategic Credit Fund(BGB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Position: Long GLD small, bonds, SDS; short TLT small, SPY small .

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Originally published Nov. 17 at 3:41 p.m. EDT

    The consideration of the contrary has been a theme all week. And here in ” Don’t Run With the Crowd: Embrace the Contrary.”   Miami madness (of a real estate kind)   Mark Grant is scared by our currency’s strength.   Danielle on scenarios.   Boockvar to subscriber Bad Golfer!   JC Penney ( JCP) short puts–a 100% win. (Shorting options frequently ends differently!)   Just say no to closed-end muni-bond funds.   DRYS is all wet.   Could iPhone manufacturing be coming back home?   On inflation breakevens–a picture that speaks volumes.   The market moved higher from the “get go”–in large measure it seems to be a response to the better economic data this morning.   At 3 p.m. stocks were near the day’s highs.   I shorted The Cisco Kid last night. Sticking with this short rental. I added to my ProShares UltraShort S&P500 ETF ( SDS) long (growing ever larger). My net short exposure–is now between small and medium-sized at the close. The U.S. dollar, as discussed above, continued to rip higher against the euro. I am concerned. Mark Grant is concerned. The market is not concerned. The price of crude oil (down $0.20) settled lower after yesterday’s robust gains. Gold fell $9 as it continues to break down–closing in on $1,200. Ag commodities: wheat up $0.07, corn up $0.04, soybeans up $0.05 and oats up $0.02. Lumber up $7 following the big housing number this morning. Bonds schmeissed … iShares Barclays 2

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The Good

    Mr. Market continues to follow through with strength that has been in place since the Trump victory. QQQs over Ss and Rs. QQQ is a Best Pick for 2017. Technology, the leader–(T)FANG strong (led by Tesla (TSLA) and Netflix (NFLX) ). Banks continue their strong move. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) (up $0.08) though junk bonds are slightly lower. Huge gains in the agricultural commodities complex: Wheat up $0.16, corn up $0.08, soybeans up $0.20 and oats $0.10. (Potash Corporation of Saskachewan POT and Monsanto MON are well bid on these moves, though ag equipment weak). New high in Campbell Soup (CPB) and DuPont (DD) . Another multipoint move higher in Allergan (AGN) (recent buy at $194 and Best Ideas List inclusion). Here’s my rationale. Apple (AAPL) is not rotten today.

    The Bad

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The Dow utility average ended last week at a stabilizing 639.95 after trading as low as 616.19 on Nov. 14. Keep in mind that a “death cross” was confirmed on election day, when the 50-day simple moving average fell below the 200-day simple moving average, indicating that lower prices are likely ahead. The 200-day is now at 666.30. The utility average has returned to my range of key levels of 635.23 and 670.81, which remain magnets for the remainder of 2016. This week’s value level is above the Nov. 14 low at 620.87. Investors seeking the safety of dividends can trade the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU) , which is a basket of 28 utility stocks.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    The iShares Dow Jones US Telecom (ETF) (NYSE: IYZ), which contains high-yielding telecom stocks that would typically be hit hard by rising rates, was mostly flat on the day. At the same time, the Utilities SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLU) was up 0.6 percent and the iShares US Real Estate ETF (NYSE: IYR) was up 0.1 percent. Both sectors are filled with high-yielding stocks. 

  • [By ]

    The sector is priced just 11% above its long-term forward earnings multiple, the second-lowest in the market, and last year’s return was less than a percent over the long-term average. The Utilities Select Sector ETF (NYSE: XLU) pays a 3.4% dividend, twice the 1.7% yield on the S&P 500.

  • [By ]

    High-yield and traditionally-safe sectors like Utilities, represented by the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLU), and Consumer Staples, represented by the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLP), show this relationship with yields.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings(AAWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Amazon leased 40 planes from Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AAWW). Each carrier is supplying 20 Boeing jets to Prime Air.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ultra Petroleum Corp.(UPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By STOCKPICKR]

    As energy commodity prices have sold off in recent months, so too have the E&P stocks that pull those resources out of the ground. And Ultra Petroleum (UPL) has been no exception. The good news is that you don’t need to be an expert technical trader to figure out why this stock looks toxic here — the setup in shares of Ultra Petroleum is about as simple as they get.

    UPL is bouncing its way lower in a textbook downtrending channel, a price setup that’s formed by a pair of parallel trendlines that have kept UPL range-bound since April. The price channel in UPL identifies the high-probability range for shares to stay within, and so, with shares pressing up against resistance for the eighth time since this price channel kicked off, it makes sense to be a seller on the next bounce lower.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Our peer group is up an average of 46% over the past 4 weeks in response to a 30% rebound in the 12-month strip NYMEX oil price. Some of the largest gainers include Hold and Sell rated stocks that we would not chase such asDenbury Resources (Sell, +138%), Halcon Resources (HK) (Sell, +147%), Jones Energy (JONE) (Hold, +166%), Rex Energy (REXX) (Sell, +60%), Sanchez Energy (SN) (Hold, +93%), Ultra Petroleum (UPL) (Sell, +61%), andWhiting Petroleum (Hold, +103%), which have outperformed the E&P Index (+32%) over the same time period. Balance sheets and/or well level returns remain challenged for these companies despite improved oil prices. While we believe oil markets should re-balance over the next 12 to 15 months, the recent recovery to $40 could reverse during 2Q16 as bloated inventories continue to rise, new volumes from Iran pressure an oversupplied market, and a highly anticipated decline in non-OPEC supply (especially in the U.S.), is not as steep as expected. The risk of an oil price retracement, which would significantly pressure the recent out-performers, outweighs the upside in these stocks, in our view. However, we are raising our target prices on Buy ratedAnadarko Petroleum ($54 from $48), Concho Resources (CXO) ($120 from $109), Matador Resources (MTDR) ($22 from $21),Noble Energy (NBL) ($40 from $34), SM Energy (SM) ($22 from $15), Rice Energy ($14 from $12), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) ($155 from $135),Continental Resources ($32 from $28), and Parsley Energy (PE) ($24 from $23). We believe our Buy-rated stocks are better positioned to weather challenging oil markets.

Top 10 Safest Stocks To Buy Right Now: iShares US Regional Banks (IAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Fitz-Gerald]

    If you’re not comfortable with a single stock, I understand. In that case, consider a regional banking ETF like iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF (NYSEArca:IAT), which holds positions in 54 regional banks around the country. You won’t get quite the pop of an individual acquisition but, chances are, you won’t lose out either.