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While author Michael Lewis was researching his book “Moneyball,” he was in the Oakland A’s locker room and noticed how unfit the naked players were when coming from the shower. When he mentioned to the manger that no one would know these guys were baseball players, the manager responded, “That’s the point, because those players were undervalued in the marketplace and one part of that was the way they looked.”
Much like an investment manager, the Oakland A’s were going into the market looking for undervalued products and “inefficiencies.” Lewis spoke to a packed room of investment managers attending the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago on Thursday.
His book “Flash Boys” looked at the world of high-frequency trading, the extreme of pure algorithmic trading. The book uncovered questionable trading methods of HFTs and shined a harsh light on stock exchanges, which allowed certain traders an edge and were providing kickbacks to brokers. Lewis noted that after the book came out, one huge manager measured the impact of HFT scalping on their portfolio and found it was 30 basis points lost per year, which on a $1 billion fund “is a lot of money,” Lewis said.
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Annaly Capital Management Inc(NLY)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Another tax-law provision gives favorable tax status to real-estate investment trusts. REITs make investments in real estate-related assets, and they’re required to pay out almost all their income to their shareholders annually.
Simon Property Group (SPG) is one of the biggest REITs, focusing on shopping malls and paying a 3 percent yield. But other specialty areas of the REIT universe pay much higher dividends, with REITs like Annaly Capital (NLY) that invest in mortgage-backed securities topping the list with double-digit percentage yields.
- [By Amanda Alix]
It was just about one year ago that QE3 made its debut, and mortgage REITs, particularly agency-only players like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC ) began moaning about the increased competition for mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
- [By Boniface Murigu]
It’s no secret that mREITs such as American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC ) (NASDAQ: AGNC ) (NASDAQ: AGNC ) , Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY ) (NYSE: NLY ) (NYSE: NLY ) ,and CYS Investmentshave gone through a very turbulent trading period, with all major players losing a sizable share of market value.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Annaly Capital Management Inc. (NYSE: NLY) traded down more than 3.2% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $9.95 after closing Wednesday at $10.28. The stock’s 52-week high is $12.733. Volume was about three times the daily average of around 2 million shares. The company’s Q1 results were inline, but an announced $900 million acquisition of MTGE Investment Corp. did not go down well with shareholders.
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: National Beverage Corp.(FIZZ)
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
In this segment from the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill is joined by Jason Moser of Million Dollar Portfolio, David Kretzmann of Hidden Gems Canada, and Aaron Bush of Motley Fool Rule Breakers to discuss the stocks on their radar. Find out why National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) have piqued their interest.
- [By Jeremy Bowman]
The company appears to have solved that problem by remaking itself as a sparkling water brand. Not only does that make the product more attractive from a pricing perspective as it’s competing with more expensive bottled waters, but the company is now benefiting from tailwinds in consumer trends as more consumers are drinking bottled and sparkling water in part because of its perceived health benefits compared to soda.Shares ofNational Beverage(NASDAQ:FIZZ) have soared recently on the strength of LaCroix, the flavored sparkling water brand that has developed a following among millennials. In the U.S., sparkling water sales were expected to grow by more than a third last year and from 2011 to 2017 sales of the fizzy water.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Yet some solid individual stock gains also helped lift investors’ moods, and Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD), National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ), and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
Tailored Brands (NYSE:TLRD) and National Beverage (NASDAQ:FIZZ) were two of the biggest individual stock movers on Thursday.
Winners and losers
Shares of formal clothing specialist Tailored Brands dove 32% after the companyposted surprisingly weak fiscal fourth-quarter earnings results. Sales fell 3.9% to $793 million, while consensus estimates were targeting a more modest decline to $805 million.
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.(TAST)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
BidaskClub upgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report released on Wednesday.
Several other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Saturday, May 5th. Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group in a report on Sunday, March 4th. Finally, Citigroup cut their price objective on shares of Carrols Restaurant Group from $16.00 to $15.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Monday, March 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $14.50.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) rose 30.8 percent to $22.00 in pre-market trading after declining 18.63 percent on Monday.
Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 14.5 percent to $3.40 in pre-market trading after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) rose 15.2 percent to $4.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) shares rose 14.1 percent to $19.50 in pre-market trading after reporting stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) rose 13.4 percent to $15.40 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) shares rose 13.2 percent to $16.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 12.6 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) shares rose 10 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and issued strong sales forecast for the second quarter.
Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 9.7 percent to $3.05 in pre-market trading after announcing Q1 results.
Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 8 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 7.3 percent to $23.45 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: IAG) rose 7.1 percent to $6.09 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
TC PipeLines, LP (NYSE: TCP) rose 6.4 percent to $27 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.08 percent on Monday.
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 6.3 percent to $11.75 in pre-market trading fol
- [By Steve Symington]
Burger King franchisee Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) announced strong first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday morning, showcasing continued momentum in both comparable-restaurant sales and revenue from acquired locations over the past year. Carrols was also able to considerably narrow its losses in this seasonally slow quarter.
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Meridian Bioscience Inc.(VIVO)
- [By Logan Wallace]
VIVO (CURRENCY:VIVO) traded down 0.1% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM Eastern on May 8th. In the last seven days, VIVO has traded down 9.4% against the dollar. One VIVO coin can now be bought for about $0.77 or 0.00008506 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia, CryptoBridge and Stocks.Exchange. VIVO has a market cap of $1.41 million and approximately $9,560.00 worth of VIVO was traded on exchanges in the last day.
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: TRC Companies Inc.(TRR)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $7.53. TRC posted Q4 earnings of $0.20 per share on revenue of $132.3 million.