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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019

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Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Diana Containerships Inc.(DCIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Carver Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARV) shares jumped 92.1 percent to $7.01.
    iPic Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: IPIC) gained 21.6 percent to $9.73.
    Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ: BZUN) shares jumped 18.7 percent to $53.49 after reporting Q1 results.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) shares jumped 15.9 percent to $50.50. The company's "Smackdown Live" may not be renewed at NBCUniversal network and the company's "Monday Night Raw" program could be worth three times its current value elsewhere, according to a report for The Hollywood Reporter.
    Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI) gained 14.7 percent to $ 20.46 after the company issued further details on Phase 3 ADVANCE study of ROLONTIS.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) climbed 13.4 percent to $5.5009.
    Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) rose 13.3 percent to $ 14.23 after the company announced presentation of Phase 2 data from prostate cancer trial of 177Lu-PSMA-617 at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting.
    Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX) gained 12.9 percent to $1.7499 after the company announced the sale of Post-Panamax Container Vessel for $21 million.
    Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) gained 12.7 percent to $12.43. Essendant confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal from Staples of $11.50 per share in cash.
    Blink Charging Co (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 11.8 percent to $8.04 after surging 31.68 percent on Wednesday.
    OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPHC) gained 11.5 percent to $5.15.
    Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK) shares climbed 10.7 percent to $3.74.
    Farmer Bros. Co. (NASDAQ: FARM) rose 7.9 percent to $25.95 after climbing 7.90 percent on Wednesday.
    Minerva Neurosciences Inc (NASDAQ: NERV) rose 6.5 percent to $6.93 after Journal of Clinical Psychiatry published positive results of cognitive performance from Phase 2B trial of roluperidone in schizophrenia patients.
    Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) rose 5.6 percent to $40
  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ:DCIX) saw strong trading volume on Wednesday . 738,970 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 4% from the previous session’s volume of 766,564 shares.The stock last traded at $1.24 and had previously closed at $1.12.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Diana Containerships Inc (NASDAQ:DCIX)’s share price traded up 0.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $1.41 and last traded at $1.27. 9,477 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 97% from the average session volume of 293,509 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.28.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (PK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Boenning Scattergood in a research note issued on Monday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH lifted its stake in Park Hotels & Resorts Inc (NYSE:PK) by 22.2% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 14,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,600 shares during the period. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH’s holdings in Park Hotels & Resorts were worth $438,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Park Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:PK) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday after Barclays raised their price target on the stock from $31.00 to $34.00. Barclays currently has an overweight rating on the stock. Park Hotels & Resorts traded as low as $32.62 and last traded at $32.35, with a volume of 183771 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $32.56.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: W&T Offshore Inc.(WTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Shares of California Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC), Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG), and W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI) are down 11.4%, 11.7%, and 8.9% at 1:16 p.m. EDT on Aug. 15. Earlier in trading, all three were even lower before stabilizing near their current trading prices. 

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    W&T Offshore (NYSE:WTI) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on W&T Offshore (WTI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE:WTI) gapped down before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $7.89, but opened at $7.87. W&T Offshore shares last traded at $8.23, with a volume of 68640 shares.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Tejon Ranch Co(TRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Terracoin (CURRENCY:TRC) traded down 14.6% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on May 17th. In the last week, Terracoin has traded 20.7% higher against the dollar. Terracoin has a market cap of $4.06 million and $4,377.00 worth of Terracoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Terracoin coin can now be bought for about $0.18 or 0.00002218 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange, Trade Satoshi, C-CEX and Cryptopia.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Terracoin (CURRENCY:TRC) traded up 10% against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on October 8th. Terracoin has a total market cap of $2.09 million and approximately $4,720.00 worth of Terracoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. In the last seven days, Terracoin has traded down 15.3% against the dollar. One Terracoin coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.0910 or 0.00001375 BTC on popular exchanges including Trade Satoshi, CoinExchange, Cryptopia and C-CEX.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAOI) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company posted $0.89 in earnings per share (EPS) on $79.9 million, which compares to consensus estimates that were calling for $0.82 in EPS on $86.2 million in revenue. Here’s what analysts were saying after the fact:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) fell 40.4% in September, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The fiber-optic networking specialist suffered three separate single-day drops of at least 10%, setting fresh 52-week lows in the process.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Saturday.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Daimler AG (DDAIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    First, let’s look at social media. Tesla has the most popular subreddit of any car company, and it’s just slightly ahead of Mercedes-Benz (OTCPK:DDAIF) for the most Twitter followers. If you add 40% of CEO Elon Musk’s followers to Tesla’s count (on the assumption that less than half his following is driven by interest in Tesla, given his other ventures), the combined follower count is 4x higher than for Mercedes-Benz. On Instagram, Tesla has fewer followers than several other companies but a cursory analysis of posts shows higher engagement. Tesla’s overall social media following is also growing faster than any other car company, and the aforementioned 40% cut of Elon Musk’s social media following is growing even faster than that.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    Right now, Aston Martin’s principal owners are an Italian private-equity fund, Investindustrial; a consortium led by Kuwaiti private-equity firm The Investment Dar (TID); and German automaker Daimler AG (NASDAQOTH:DDAIF), which owns a nonvoting stake of about 4.9%. 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By ]

    Both Tesla Inc.  (TSLA) and Mercedes-Benz (DDAIF) have their own positive catalysts to lean on.

    Tesla arguably makes the best electric cars on the planet right now. They’re reliable, loaded with technology, have excellent performance and safety ratings and are downright sexy.

  • [By ]

    For the past five years, I have been actively developing the North American and Caribbean energy storage market. In this time, I have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and a deep understanding of related use cases, technology, supply chain and sales channels. Prior to entering the energy storage markets, I spent another five years with various clean technology start-up organizations. The experience that I harvested during this period included five years with Toronto- based Eguana Technologies (OTCQB:EGTYF), which designs, manufactures and distributes intelligent power electronics and power conversion systems for distributed smart grid and energy storage applications. I also spent two years with sonnen, a privately held Bavaria-based technology and products Innovation Company focused on designing, developing, manufacturing and distributing advanced lithium-based energy storage systems for the residential, small commercial and industrial sectors. Most recently, I worked at Mercedes-Benz Energy, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Daimler AG (OTCPK:DDAIF). The company is responsible for the development and distribution of stationary energy storage under the Mercedes-Benz brand. In Q2 2018, Mercedes-Benz pulled the plug on its efforts in the residential energy storage market, primarily due to a lack of batteries. The company made a strategic decision to focus on the electrification of its automotive fleet and not focus on the stationary energy storage market. It is in my opinion that this is a foolish move, as the energy markets have now crossed paths with the automotive industry.

  • [By ]

    Ferrari may be a carmaker but its valuation is more similar to those of luxury powerhouses like LVMH (OTCPK:LVMUY), Kering (OTCPK:PPRUY) or Richemont (OTCPK:CFRUY) than those of fellow car companies like former parent FCA or Germany’s Daimler (OTCPK:DDAIF), BMW (OTCPK:BMWYY) or Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY). No other automotive brand, luxury or volume, can compete with Ferrari’s operative EBIT margin of 22.69 percent and EBITDA margin of 30.3 percent for the full year 2017 (the runner-up being Volkswagen-owned Porsche with a margin of 17.6 percent for 2017). In my eyes, this is further proof of the fact that a Ferrari is not primarily a car but a luxury product. It just happens to be a luxury product that presents itself in the form of a car. The overwhelming majority of cars are purchased out of necessity. Even a premium product like a Mercedes-Benz or a BMW will in most cases remain a tool of transportation above everything else – although I could imagine that some of my fellow countrymen from Germany would fiercely disagree with me on this. No one, however, needs a Ferrari. Please note that I allow myself to exclude needs of the ego from my definition of necessity here. Still, Ferraris are in high demand. That is because customers don’t buy them because they need but because they want them. It is this passion that ensures the company’s success. It is noteworthy that at Ferrari revenue (+10 percent in 2017; +11.2 percent currency-adjusted) increases at a significantly faster pace than shipments (+4.8 percent in 2017) do. This underlines the business’s pricing power.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Covanta Holding Corporation(CVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company has seen solid insider buying over the past year. Covanta Holding Corp. (NYSE: CVA) is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern energy-from-waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power 1 million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Trust Advisors LP cut its stake in shares of Covanta Holding Corp (NYSE:CVA) by 33.1% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 406,618 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 201,502 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Covanta were worth $6,709,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    HL Financial Services LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Danielson Holding Co. (NYSE:CVA) by 12.3% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 49,434 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 6,964 shares during the quarter. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Danielson were worth $717,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. boosted its holdings in Covanta Holding Corp (NYSE:CVA) by 22.6% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 35,051 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 6,456 shares during the period. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Covanta were worth $470,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $31.89, but opened at $33.18. US Foods shares last traded at $34.63, with a volume of 3091166 shares traded.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $37.08 and last traded at $36.81, with a volume of 151249 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $36.45.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Twin Tree Management LP lifted its holdings in shares of US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD) by 71.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 70,634 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 29,347 shares during the period. Twin Tree Management LP’s holdings in US Foods were worth $2,671,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.(MGIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday.

    Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on MGIC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. BidaskClub cut shares of Magic Software Enterprises from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on shares of Magic Software Enterprises and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.81.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) in a research note released on Thursday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Thursday.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $67.07 million.

    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.

Top 10 Casino Stocks For 2019: Tutor Perini Corporation(TPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Max Byerly]

    Tutor Perini Corp (NYSE:TPC) – Research analysts at KeyCorp upped their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of Tutor Perini in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, August 7th. KeyCorp analyst S. Eastman now anticipates that the construction company will post earnings of $2.59 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $2.57.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced its stake in shares of Tutor Perini Corp (NYSE:TPC) by 7.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 258,952 shares of the construction company’s stock after selling 20,145 shares during the quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s holdings in Tutor Perini were worth $5,710,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Tutor Perini (NYSE:TPC) had its price target cut by B. Riley from $28.00 to $26.00 in a research note released on Wednesday. They currently have a buy rating on the construction company’s stock.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019

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Blue chip stocks are among the worst retirement investments you can make.

There are several blue-chip stocks that will actually cost you thousands of dollars each year. We&a;rsquo;ll discuss three in a moment.

Sure, the financial media might lionize these stocks. But blue chips are simply big companies. When the term first came into being, it was simply an homage to the blue poker chip &a;ndash; at the time, the most valuable chip on the table. Before purples, oranges and grays began to grace the baize.

However, now the term comes with a boat load of perks &a;ndash; the simple assignment of the term &a;ldquo;blue chip&a;rdquo; is practically a buy recommendation. And therein lies the danger. Because in many cases, these larger companies have not only hit the end of their growth cycle, but are nearing the latter stages of their dividend growth cycle as well.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its holdings in U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) by 770.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 52,229 shares of the Wireless communications provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 46,231 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned about 0.06% of U.S. Cellular worth $2,099,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NII (NASDAQ: NIHD) and U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $31.89, but opened at $33.18. US Foods shares last traded at $34.63, with a volume of 3091166 shares traded.

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    US Foods Holding Corp.  (NYSE:USFD)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Twin Tree Management LP lifted its holdings in shares of US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD) by 71.1% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 70,634 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 29,347 shares during the period. Twin Tree Management LP’s holdings in US Foods were worth $2,671,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Neha Chamaria, George Budwell, and Rich Duprey]

    The question is: How do you find such stocks, especially when the broader markets are in a bull run? To help you, we asked Motley Fool contributors to identify one value stock that they believe is worth buying now. Three really interesting names have come up: US Foods Holding (NYSE:USFD), Sanofi (NYSE:SNY), and General Electric (NYSE:GE).

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: Preferred Bank(PFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Headlines about Preferred Bank (NASDAQ:PFBC) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Preferred Bank earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.398079324348 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: HealthEquity, Inc.(HQY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Healthcare, hidden-gems aficionado Brian Feroldi shares three exciting healthcare small caps that don’t stick investors with a mountain of risk — LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT), HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY), and NovoCure (NASDAQ:NVCR). What do these companies do? How did they carve out a niche for themselves? What does the competition look like? And, because you can’t mitigate all the risk away, what risks should investors watch for? Tune in and find out more.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ:HQY) shares rose 8.6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $73.62 and last traded at $72.17. Approximately 2,491,263 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 147% from the average daily volume of 1,009,183 shares. The stock had previously closed at $66.45.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Few companies can match the returns put up by HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY) in recent years. Shares of the innovative provider of health savings accounts (HSAs) are up 450% since its 2014 IPO. That return crushes the S&P 500.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    This backdrop has served as a fantastic tailwind for an innovative healthcare/tech company called HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY). The company provides employers, health plans, and individuals with tools and resources that enable them to maximize their savings and get the most out of every healthcare dollar. 

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    For example, I used finviz in the recent past to find a dynamic growth company called HealthEquity (NASDAQ:HQY). I quickly learned that HealthEquity’s revenue and earnings have compounded at 38% and 57%, respectively, over the last five years. Those numbers convinced me to dig deeper and I soon became so excited about the company’s prospects that I purchased shares for myself right away.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

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Top 5 Blue Chip Stocks For 2019: ConocoPhillips(COP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One of the most notable has been ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), which first started buying back its stock in late 2016. The oil giant announced a $3 billion buyback in November of that year, which it planned to finance with asset sales. ConocoPhillips would go on to sell more than double the amount of assets it initially expected, which enabled the company to complete that authorization by the end of 2017. Meanwhile, it’s working to buy back another $3 billion in stock this year as part of a $15 billion program through 2020 that could also see the company retire 20% of its outstanding stock depending on its purchase prices. However, with shares of ConocoPhillips up 64% since announcing the plan — versus an 8% decline for Devon Energy — it’s not going to get as much bang for its buyback buck going forward.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    One oil stock, however, managed to go against that tide and deliver superior performance. That standout was ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), which generated a market-smashing total return of 15.6% last year. It was the second straight year that ConocoPhillips vastly outperformed peers, which the company attributes to a strategy shift it set in motion in late 2016. The oil giant firmly believes its plan will continue to pay dividends for investors, which was evident by the comments of CEO Ryan Lance on the fourth-quarter conference call, where he laid out why he expects the company to continue prospering.

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    Lang looked at a daily chart of Anadarko (APC) and Conoco Phillips (COP) , noting that Anadarko has been making higher highs and lows on strong volume, with a bullish MACD momentum indicator. Conoco has made a “W” shaped bottom with a bullish Chaikin money flow, signaling institutional buying. Lang and Cramer were fans of both names.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Arrow Financial Corp grew its holdings in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 23.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 8,894 shares of the energy producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,695 shares during the quarter. Arrow Financial Corp’s holdings in ConocoPhillips were worth $554,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec raised its position in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) by 285.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 652,900 shares of the energy producer’s stock after purchasing an additional 483,700 shares during the quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec owned 0.06% of ConocoPhillips worth $38,710,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Before markets open Friday, the two energy producers among the 30 Dow Jones industrial stocks will be reporting first-quarter results. Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron Corp. (NYSE: COP) are both expected to show higher revenues and profits, largely as a result of higher commodity prices. But there are other issues at play as well.

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One of the most under appreciated stocks on Wall Street is Apple (APPL). The stock is among the bluest of blue chips.

Apple has a financial rating of A++. On every measure we see — such as price/earning ratio — Apple is undervalued.

With the death of its founder, investors were skeptical about new leadership, but Tim Cook has done an excellent job. He owns over one million shares of the stock.

Apple is constantly developing new products such as the Apple watch and this is not done as a short-term item being rushed onto the market.

Rather, the company takes a long-term perspective and views its product introductions as something that will constantly be improved over the years.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.(BRK.A)

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    Investors certainly haven’t been ignoring such challenges in recent years, as IBM’s 5-year chart makes clear. But after seeing Big Blue mostly sit out a massive 2-year tech rally, and after seeing Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)   unload nearly all of its IBM shares, it looks like markets are now even less forgiving of bad news than before.

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    Watch TheStreet’s interview with Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey below. No doubt billionaire Warren Buffett (who is Coke’s largest shareholder through Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) has inspired him through the years.

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    There aren’t a lot of tech companies that one can imagine Warren Buffett and the rest of Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.A) investment team taking a close look at, given their investment philosophy. But exceptions do exist.

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    News of Buffett’s big buy, amid worries on Wall Street over iPhone demand, comes ahead of Berkshire Hathaway’s  (BRK.A) annual shareholder meeting on Saturday, May 5. To be sure, Buffett appears to be loving Action Alerts PLUS holding Apple’s mix of recurring service revenue, cheap valuation (the stock is stupid cheap) and increasing generosity with its capital return plans. Just this week, Apple silenced the growing number of bears with a solid earnings beat and a shiny new $100 billion stock buyback plan. Berkshire, the billionaire’s holding conglomerate, revealed in February that it hiked its stake in Apple by a whopping 23% to 165.3 million shares during the fourth quarter.

  • [By ]

    In the end, it was another boring Buffett weekend — the gatherings just don’t pack the same educational and news punch they once did. Using media terms, Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.A) Buffett has become overexposed.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of US Foods (NYSE:USFD) from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating in a report published on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage currently has $43.00 price objective on the stock.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Matthew Frankel, and George Budwell]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to identify a stock they felt was absurdly cheap compared to its prospects, and they picked Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (NYSE:SKT), and US Foods Holdings(NYSE:USFD). Let’s find out why these companies represent unusual opportunities that we might not see again.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE:USFD) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $35.82 and last traded at $35.76, with a volume of 54880 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $35.43.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE:USFD)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The stock traded as low as $37.08 and last traded at $36.81, with a volume of 151249 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $36.45.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
    Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
    Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
    Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
    The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
    Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
    US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
    Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
    Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
    Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
    JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion before the opening bell. Discovery shares rose 0.47 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading.
    Analysts expect Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion after the closing bell. Marriott shares gained 0.08 percent to $136.75 in pre-market trading.
    Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter. Veeco Instruments shares surged 14.04 percent to $19.50 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion. DISH shares gained 1.53 percent to close at $33.90 on Monday.
    Analysts are expecting US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) to have earned $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion in the latest quarter. US Foods will release earnings before the markets open. US Foods shares rose 0.57 percent to close at $33.72 on Monday.
    Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) disclosed that its CFO Andrew Vollero will leave the company and Amazon.com's VP Of Finance Tim Sloan will assume the role. Snap shares gained 1.3 percent to $10.88 in pre-market trading.

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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.(BFAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. grew its stake in Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE:BFAM) by 29.1% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 653,678 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 147,464 shares during the quarter. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc.’s holdings in Bright Horizons Family Solutions were worth $44,386,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Key Square Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE:BFAM) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 100,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,972,000. Bright Horizons Family Solutions makes up about 1.1% of Key Square Capital Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 21st biggest position.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: New York & Company Inc.(NWY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Monday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    New York & Company (NYSE:NWY) will announce its earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, May 24th.

    New York & Company (NYSE:NWY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 22nd. The specialty retailer reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter. New York & Company had a return on equity of 7.97% and a net margin of 0.61%. The company had revenue of $278.71 million for the quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.06) earnings per share.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Cache (OTCMKTS: CACH) and New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Hanesbrands Inc.(HBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street started the week on a muted note on Monday, as major benchmarks generally closed slightly down. Much of the attention among investors was on the bond market, where 10-year Treasury yields rose as high as 2.99%, signaling to some the possibility of much higher financing costs that could punish companies that overextended their balance sheets with debt when rates were much lower. Yet some individual companies had good news that sent their shares higher. McDermott International (NYSE:MDR), Box (NYSE:BOX), and Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Chris Johnson]

    My second play is on a stock that is currently open in Seismic Profits Alert. Its on apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI). Unlike TRIP, Hanes is lagging XLY in 2018 performance, having gained less than 5% this year.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Saia Inc.(SAIA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management trimmed its position in Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) by 45.8% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 162,955 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 137,962 shares during the period. Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management owned about 0.63% of Saia worth $12,246,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department trimmed its holdings in Saia Inc (NASDAQ:SAIA) by 9.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 17,868 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 1,877 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Saia were worth $1,343,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) was downgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

US Foods (USFD) Upgraded at Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of US Foods (NYSE:USFD) from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating in a report published on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage currently has $43.00 price objective on the stock.

A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on USFD. Bank of America upped their target price on US Foods from $38.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded US Foods from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating and upped their target price for the stock from $36.00 to $38.00 in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Pivotal Research reiterated a hold rating and set a $33.00 target price on shares of US Foods in a report on Monday, May 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded US Foods from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $38.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 27th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase upped their target price on US Foods from $36.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a report on Friday, March 23rd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $37.33.

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US Foods opened at $35.87 on Tuesday, according to MarketBeat. The company has a market cap of $7.62 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.00 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 1.32 and a quick ratio of 0.78. US Foods has a one year low of $34.83 and a one year high of $35.09.

US Foods (NYSE:USFD) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.03. US Foods had a return on equity of 11.56% and a net margin of 2.00%. The firm had revenue of $5.82 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.98 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.18 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that US Foods will post 2.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO Pietro Satriano sold 159,574 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.04, for a total value of $5,431,898.96. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 191,593 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,521,825.72. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider David A. Rickard sold 17,176 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.44, for a total value of $557,189.44. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 30,106 shares in the company, valued at approximately $976,638.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 541,617 shares of company stock worth $18,180,955 in the last 90 days. 0.57% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of USFD. CI Global Investments Inc. boosted its stake in US Foods by 1,498.6% during the 1st quarter. CI Global Investments Inc. now owns 4,468,684 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,439,000 after purchasing an additional 4,189,154 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. bought a new position in shares of US Foods during the 1st quarter valued at $92,225,000. Timucuan Asset Management Inc. FL bought a new position in shares of US Foods during the 4th quarter valued at $49,690,000. Two Sigma Advisers LP lifted its holdings in shares of US Foods by 47.3% during the 4th quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 3,488,013 shares of the company’s stock valued at $111,372,000 after buying an additional 1,120,680 shares during the period. Finally, York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of US Foods during the 4th quarter valued at $33,952,000.

About US Foods

US Foods Holding Corp., through its subsidiary, US Foods, Inc, markets and distributes fresh, frozen, and dry food and non-food products to foodservice customers in the United States. Its customers include independently owned single and multi-unit restaurants, regional concepts, national restaurant chains, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels and motels, country clubs, government and military organizations, colleges and universities, and retail locations.

Analyst Recommendations for US Foods (NYSE:USFD)

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(Editor’s note: There is much greater liquidity on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under ticker Z01).

The Elevator Pitch

Zooplus (OTC:ZOPLY) (OTC:ZLPSF) is the leading online retailer of pet food and supplies in Europe. Generally, in a commoditized market such as selling pet food, the lowest cost provider with the best customer service has the “right to win”. We believe that Zooplus will be this winner, given its structural cost advantage versus its competitors (which we explore below). Additionally, customer satisfaction is extremely high, and we can clearly see customers’ appreciation for the company’s value proposition, as evidenced by the 94% sales retention rate. These unbeatable low prices and high customer satisfaction have led to a 31% annualized sales growth rate since 2010, while still possessing a long runway for continued expansion.

We believe the market is underestimating the long-term earnings power of the firm and consequently significantly undervaluing the company. For instance, the stock is currently trading at 0.9x 2016 sales while comparable acquisitions have taken place at 2-6x multiples. Additionally, we believe at maturity, the business will have normalized operating margins of 8-10%, implying a valuation of ~10x normalized EBIT.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AMTEK, Inc.(AME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Flexing the barbell strategy to balance Safe Havens with more cyclical exposures. In our view, industrials investors should be positioning their portfolio with a barbell strategy, with half of the exposure in Safe Havens like General Electric, Xylem (XYL), Danaher, Honeywell International, Roper Technologies (ROP), and AMETEK (AME), and the other half selectively in the cyclical names that are better positioned today, such as Pentair, HD Supply Holdings (HDS),Actuant (ATU), Atkore International Group (ATKR), Ingersoll-Rand, and Eaton (ETN). We still believe risk-reward is mostly balanced and that the macro will remain choppy into 2017, supporting a positioning in the defensive names. But if investor sentiment improves on not-worse news and earnings results, the more cyclical names could fare better.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Guggenheim’sJohn Heinbockel and team argue that a “purging of space is necessary” in retail, and recommend hiding in “industry leaders who canprofitably gain share and are not especially expensive,” like Michaels (MIK), Tractor Supply (TSCO), Restoration Hardware (RH), Kroger (KR),and US Foods Holding (USFD). They explain:

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    But Amazon’s ultimate end-goal would likely be turning stores into “centralized distribution centers for groceries” but “we err on the futuristic side given Bezos thinks big.”

    Company Commentary
    Kroger Co (NYSE: KR) may be best positioned to counter Amazon’s threat given its own data analytics capabilities. SYSCO Corporation (NYSE: SYY) and US Foods Holding Corp (NYSE: USFD) are likely safe as Amazon won’t move into the foodservice distribution space which is very different from serving individual customers.

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Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Catalent, Inc.(CTLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Catalent Inc (NASDAQ: CTLT) shares were also up, gaining 15 percent to $40.57 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Monday.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Magellan Health Services Inc.(MGLN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Magellan Health (NASDAQ: MGLN) and Mednax (NYSE:MD) are both mid-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.(CCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sara Cornell]

    The agreement between the two companies allows Azincourt to option up to 70% of the East Preston property located in the Athabasca Basin. Home to Cameco’s (TSX:CCO) McArthur River uranium mine, the Athabasca Basin is considered one of the richest sources of uranium in the world, with many uranium deposits hosting grades substantially higher than the world average grade. The area has been a hotbed for energy metal investors over the past few years, due to significant high grade uranium discoveries by large cap mining companies.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The ongoing trade rift between the United States and China continues to plague international markets. Despite reports that both countries are working behind the scenes to prevent additional detrimental trade policies, both countries recently proposed tens of billions in new tariffs on one another. The United States has accused China of widespread intellectual property theft, while China has accused the United States of unfair trade practices, including price manipulation in the agricultural industry. This morning, it’s worth noting that proposed tariffs on U.S. business jets will likely not provide a competitive advantage to foreign competition. Reuters reports that Chinese aviation executives do not see the layer of protectionism as a way to bolster the nation’s local market. Check back to Money Morning today for more insight on how the ongoing trade war could affect your investments.
    Finally, investors will continue to monitor ongoing developments in Washington around the presidency of Donald Trump. The White House has asked a federal judge to block prosecutors from reviewing any files seized from his lawyer’s office during a raid by the FBI last week. The agency seized a trove of documents from lawyer Michael Cohen’s office as part of an investigation into a payment of hush money. The spat between the White House and the FBI continues a day after former FBI Director James Comey called Trump “morally unfit to be president.”
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    Shares of Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) added nearly 1% after the nation’s largest bank by deposits topped Wall Street earning expectations. The financial institution leads a busy day of earnings reports on Wall Street and hopes to keep its positive momentum from previous quarters. The firm reported earnings per share of $0.62 on top of $23.27 billion in revenue. That topped expectations of $0.59 on top of $22.91 billion thanks to strong growth in its consumer loan business and the r

Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Scott Rubin]

    Big gainers on the day included Intersil Corp (NASDAQ: ISIL), which jumped 20 percent on news of a buyout, and Medivation (NASDAQ: MDVN), which added 20 percent on a deal with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) related to its cancer drug. Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE: COTV) lost around 9 percent in the wake of a mid-day sell-off and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) fell 7 percent in the wake of a management shakeup.

U.S. IPO Weekly Recap: Dropbox Pops 36% In Decacorn’s Big Debut

The unicorn class just breathed a sigh of relief. Dropbox (Pending:DBX), once the poster child for excessive private valuations, priced above its range at $21 and then popped 36%. The most highly-valued tech IPO since Snap (NYSE:SNAP), Dropbox boasts over $1 billion in annual sales, paired with fast growth and expanding margins. The takeaway: Expect more tech.

Broader markets dropped. This past week, the IPO Index traded off -3.6% and the S&P 500 fell -6.0%. The VIX Volatility Index surged to about 25, the point at which IPOs start postponing.

Two IPOs did postpone this week: Israeli biotech PolyPid (Pending:POLY) and blank check company Terrapin 4. And even with new tariffs roiling Chinese stocks, two deals from China were completed: Sunlands Online Education (STG; -3%) and micro-cap fintech Golden Bull (DNJR; +16%).

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Dropbox

$756M

$9,437M

24%

+36%

+36%

Leading web-based cloud storage and collaboration platform.

Golden Bull

$6M

$58M

-6%

+16%

+16%

Provides a peer-to-peer lending platform in China for auto-secured loans.

Sunlands Online Education

$150M

$1,996M

-8%

-3%

-3%

A leading provider of online courses for degree-equivalent exams in China.

Out of the box: Dropbox’s down-round leads to an up IPO

Dropbox raised $756 million (25% insider) by pricing above the upwardly-revised range. Its $9.4 billion IPO market cap was still a down-round to the $10 billion valuation it received privately in 2014, but those Series C investors ended the day with a gain. Its stock closed at $28.48, a strong gain of 36%, but still below its opening price. Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) invested $100 million in a concurrent private placement, days after announcing its $6.5 billion acquisition of 2017 software IPO MuleSoft (NYSE:MULE)

We don’t need no (Sunlands Online) Education

Chinese online course provider Sunlands Online Education Group raised $150 million at a $2.0 billion market cap by pricing at the low end. The stock initially popped over 20%, before deteriorating to a loss of -3%. The extremely fast growing company is also extremely unprofitable.

Two IPOs postpone: A biotech and a blank check

Israeli biotech PolyPid postponed its $75 million IPO, citing market conditions. Some recent biotechs have pulled back, and the prevention of surgical site infections is not an especially hot area. Blank check company Terrapin 4 Acquisition (TRTLU), led by Nathan Leight, reduced its proposed offering to $200 million and ultimately postponed; investors may be cautious given the recent performance of Yatra Online (Terrapin 3).

IPO Pipeline Update: 8 new filers including Dell’s Pivotal Software

8 Filings During the Week of March 19th, 2018

Issuer
Business

Deal
Size

Sector

Lead
Underwriter

FirstCaribbean Bank (FCI)

$300M

Financials

Barclays

Leading bank in Barbados, the Bahamas and Cayman Islands spun out of CIBC.

Level One Bancorp (LEVL)

$25M

Financials

Raymond James

Michigan-based commercial bank with $1.3 billion in assets.

Mereo BioPharma (MREO)

$81M

Health Care

Cowen

Commercializing a portfolio of rare disease drugs acquired from large pharmas.

Pivotal Software (PIVI.RC)

$500M

Technology

Morgan Stanley

DellEMC spin-off providing a platform for enterprises to manage cloud-based apps.

Surface Oncology (Pending:SURF)

$75M

Health Care

Goldman

Clinical-stage biotech developing next generation antibody cancer therapies.

MorphoSys (MOR)

$150M

Health Care

Goldman

Licensing antibodies to pharmas and developing its own therapy for lymphoma.

Pure Acquisition (PACQU)

$300M

SPAC

Oppenheimer

Blank check company formed and led by oil and gas veteran Jack Hightower.

GrafTech International (EAF)

$100M

Materials

JP Morgan

Vertically-integrated manufacturer of graphite electrodes used in steelmaking.

IPO Market Snapshot

The Renaissance IPO Indices are market cap weighted baskets of newly public companies. The Renaissance IPO Index has returned 1.3% year-to-date and the S&P 500 is down 3.2%. Renaissance Capital’s IPO ETF (NYSE: IPO) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include Snap (SNAP) and US Foods (NYSE:USFD). The Renaissance International IPO Index is up 3.4% year-to-date, while the ACWX is down 2.8%. Renaissance Capital’s International IPO ETF (NYSE: IPOS) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include Orsted (DONG Energy) and ASR Nederland.

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