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Top Stocks For 2019

Box investors came into Wednesday’s quarterly report with high expectations after the stock’s 32 percent rally this year. Even though the company’s fiscal first-quarter results topped estimates, the shares dropped as much as 10 percent Thursday morning.

Here are the key numbers from the report:

Earnings: Excluding certain items, loss of 7 cents per share vs. loss of 8 cents per share as expected by analysts, according to Thomson Reuters. Revenue: $140.5 million vs. $139.7 million as expected by analysts, according to Thomson Reuters.

Revenue increased 20 percent in the quarter, according to a statement. The company’s billings revenue in the quarter totaled $116.7 million, above the FactSet analyst estimate of $113.1 million.

Top Stocks For 2019: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.(GSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Stocks For 2019: WGL Holdings Inc(WGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL)’s share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $88.75 and last traded at $88.72, with a volume of 377688 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $88.56.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Franklin Resources Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 28,373 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,374,000. Franklin Resources Inc. owned about 0.06% of WGL as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Stocks For 2019: Loews Corporation(L)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    It’s not just that its general partner Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) has the ability to do so, It appears that both Boardwalk and Loews are seriously considering this option. Here’s Horton again on the call:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Finally, units of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners rose 5%. The master limited partnership has seen its value consistently erode over the past year, but there’s been speculation in the last several months that controlling shareholder Loews (NYSE:L)could choose to buy out the limited partnership units. Some investors have been pleased at the idea of possibly getting a quick bump from recent low share prices, but longer-term unitholders aren’t thrilled about having held on this long only to have Loews buy them out at a bargain price. It’s unclear which side will win out, but today’s move at least makes it clear that investors are paying attention.

  • [By ]

    But now, with Schultz stepping back from his beloved company, the task of the righting the ship will fall to Johnson, who took over as a CEO just over a year ago. Schultz, who had already transitioned away from running the coffee chain’s day-to-day operations, announced earlier this month he'd be leaving the company, fueling speculation he could be gearing up for a political career. Veteran retailing executive Myron Ullman is taking over as the new head of the board as Schultz departs.

    #lazy-img-328688168:before{padding-top:69.82421875%;}Schultz (L) hands Johnson the key to the original Starbucks store during the annual shareholders’ meeting on March 22, 2017 in Seattle.Photographer: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

    While Schultz had been trying to expand the Seattle company’s premium business, dubbed Reserve, along with Italian bakery Princi, analysts have speculated that these may be put on the back burner under the new leadership. The company is also facing a resurgent McDonald’s, which has been advertising $2 cold-brew coffees, along with other steep discounts from fast-food rivals.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine cut shares of Loews (NYSE:L) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday morning.

    L has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Loews from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. Citigroup raised shares of Loews from a neutral rating to a buy rating and cut their price objective for the company from $63.10 to $30.70 in a research report on Monday, May 14th. Finally, Desjardins cut shares of Loews to a hold rating and set a $76.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $49.68.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018

Introduction

Several articles appeared in SA noting that Commerzbank AG (OTCPK:CRZBY, the ADR) could be an interesting M&A candidate. We agree with such thesis. The bank is being dramatically undervalued by the market. It is trading at half of its book value per share. In addition, its cash per share is more than ten times its current share price.

Obviously, the political conditions in Europe and the interest rates in the Eurozone are not helping the bank. Additionally, we believe that the EU may not be much interested in seeing mergers between banks. As compared to the US, the financial sector is highly consolidated.

In this article, we will provide all the good and bad reasons for executing a corporate transaction. Furthermore, we will develop several case scenarios. We will also explain how will they affect the share price.

Financial Valuations and Bank Reaction

Before we proceed further, have a look at the most significant financial stats of Commerzbank (source):

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: TeleNav Inc.(TNAV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Telenav Inc (NASDAQ: TNAV) shares were also up, gaining 16 percent to $8.15 after the company reported the settlement of patent lawsuit. The company projects Q2 revenue of $51 million to $52 million and loss of $0.30 per share to $0.28 per share.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: WGL Holdings Inc(WGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Brean Capital reported on Friday that it has upgraded natural gas utility company WGL Holdings Inc (WGL).

    The firm has raised its rating on WGL from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has given the company a $46 price target. This price target suggests a 12% increase from the stock’s current price of $40.62. The upgrade was primarily based on valuation and future investment opportunities.

    “Like many utilities in the gas LDC space, the shares of WGL Holdings have come off recent highs and are now trading at a level we consider attractive,” analyst Michael Gaugler comments. “Beyond valuation, we consider the recent announcement of conditional approval of Dominion’s Cove Point facility for LNG export as a positive development in terms of future investment opportunities, given the company’s one-third interest in the Commonwealth Pipeline project, which we believe will be revisited due to future increased demand.”

    WGL Holdings shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock has been mostly flat YTD.

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: athenahealth, Inc.(ATHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares shot up 18 percent to $149.16 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Athenahealth Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares jumped on Monday after it was announced that Elliot Management wants to take the company private. This is an unsolicited bid and the company has yet to respond. Either way, shareholders should be happy.

  • [By ]

    Under a single-payer system, healthcare becomes a regulated utility much like electricity with just a few large, best-in-class players. Athenahealth (Nasdaq: ATHN) could combine with Walgreen Boots Alliance (NYSE: WBA). Maybe each monolith will cover a specific region like Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED).

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation(COG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) has a strong position in the Marcellus Shale, a low-cost region for natural gas production that puts the company’s break-even around $2.00 per mcf against spot prices around $2.80 per mcf. The company owns the rights to an additional 3,000 drilling locations within its undeveloped footprint which gives it the potential to increase output easily.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: COG) is rated as a Hold with a new price target of $24. The EPS estimate has been cut from $0.60 to $0.47 for 2017, and the 2018 estimate has been increased from $0.70 to $1.19. Shares closed at $22.36 on Friday in a 52-week range of $19.77 to $25.74. The consensus 12-month price target is $28.72.

  • [By David Sterman]

    Take Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG(link is external)) as an example. As I noted earlier this month(link is external), Cabot’s current drilling plans are expected to lead to a big spike in output over the next few years. The company’s executives decided to plow ahead with development plans, even as rivals were retrenching. The fact that natural gas prices have risen more than 10% in the past three weeks simply underscores the wisdom of that strategy, and could lead to rising sales and profit estimates. 

Top Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ion Geophysical Corporation(IO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Traders bought 1,224 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 1,230% compared to the typical volume of 92 call options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO) and Glencore (OTCMKTS:GLNCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

Dear Reader,

More men die of jealousy than die of cancer, said Joseph Kennedy.

Today, a brief reflection on that ignoble but staggeringly human emotion

It is said a man is jealous of his betters.

But it is only partly true.

The average man harbors no jealousy for the great man.

He is not jealous of the Alexanders the Caesars the Napoleons of this world.

These are men stamped from a finer metal and the average man gracefully acknowledges it is not his metal.

The sparrow understands its place is not among the eagles.

No, the subject of the average mans jealousy is his peer the average man.

The average man is not jealous of the (19972010) Tiger Woods who won 14 majors but the guy in his weekend foursome who once broke 80.

He is not jealous of the Brad Pitt who scores the supermodel but the insurance salesman who lands the pleasant-looking gal he himself set his cap for.

Nor is the average man jealous of a Warren Buffett with his billions but the middle-class fellow down the street whos moving up to a nicer neighborhood.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Diamondrock Hospitality Company(DRH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE: DRH) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $218.42 million.

    Weyerhaeuser Co (NYSE: WY) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: 58.com Inc.(WUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

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

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

     

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: SandRidge Mississippian Trust II(SDR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sandridge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE: SDR) dropped about 18% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $0.75 after closing at $0.95 on Friday. The 52-week high is $1.79. Volume was around 1.3 million, more than nine times the daily average of around 160,000. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: WGL Holdings Inc(WGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Brean Capital reported on Friday that it has upgraded natural gas utility company WGL Holdings Inc (WGL).

    The firm has raised its rating on WGL from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has given the company a $46 price target. This price target suggests a 12% increase from the stock’s current price of $40.62. The upgrade was primarily based on valuation and future investment opportunities.

    “Like many utilities in the gas LDC space, the shares of WGL Holdings have come off recent highs and are now trading at a level we consider attractive,” analyst Michael Gaugler comments. “Beyond valuation, we consider the recent announcement of conditional approval of Dominion’s Cove Point facility for LNG export as a positive development in terms of future investment opportunities, given the company’s one-third interest in the Commonwealth Pipeline project, which we believe will be revisited due to future increased demand.”

    WGL Holdings shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock has been mostly flat YTD.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Black Diamond, Inc.(BDE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    At the beginning of the week, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap sporting & outdoor goods stock Black Diamond Inc (NASDAQ: BDE) as a short/bearish trade:

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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

  • [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]

    For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) is tipping the scales on Wall Street: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    USA Nonfarm Payrolls for Apr 164.0K vs 189.0K Est; Prior 103.0K. Private Payrolls for Apr 168.0K vs 194.0K Est; Prior 102.0K
    Unemployment Rate for Apr 3.90% vs 4.00% Est; Prior 4.10%
    New York Fed President William Dudley is set to speak at 12:45 p.m. ET.
    The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams will speak at 3:00 p.m. ET.
    Randal Quarles, Vice Chairman for Supervision, is set to speak at 5:30 p.m. ET.
    Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    Kansas City Fed President Esther George will speak at 8:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    RBC upgraded Benefitfocus (NASDAQ: BNFT) from Sector Perform to Outperform
    Stephens upgraded FMC (NYSE: FMC) from Equal-Weight to Overweight
    RBC downgraded Colfax (NYSE: CFX) from Outperform to Sector Perform
    Deutsche Bank downgraded Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN) from Hold to Sell

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: China Automotive Systems, Inc.(CAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    China Automotive Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAAS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $108.22 million.

    Affimed NV (NASDAQ: AFMD) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $1.71 million.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Brokerages Expect China Automotive Systems (CAAS) to Post $0.18 Earnings Per Share” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of United States and international trademark and copyright legislation. The original version of this news story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3349149/brokerages-expect-china-automotive-systems-caas-to-post-0-18-earnings-per-share.html.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mitsubishi Corporation (MSBHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Automotive is moving well, up 14% y/y driven by HD Radio tech. The latter is included in an A list of important models, including Tesla Model 3, the Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY) Mirage and the Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) Rogue. Their connected radio solution is also coming along nicely.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Japanese trading company Itochu (OTCPK:ITOCY) has a tough act to follow – its own meaningful improvement over the past five years. The company was more willing than most of its Japanese trading peers to deemphasize commodity/resource businesses, and it moved fairly quickly here, building up non-resource businesses like its food, machinery, and finance operations. Those moves have led to better ROE and cash flow margin performance versus its peers, and Itochu shares have done well relative to peers like Mitsui (OTCPK:MITSY), Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY), Marubeni (OTCPK:MARUY), and Sumitomo (OTCPK:SSUMY) over that time.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Renault Nissan (OTC:RNSDF) (NSANY)/Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY) (MMTOF)

    On December 20, Green Car Reports reported: “Mitsubishi electric cars to use Nissan-Renault platforms.” Remember Mitsubishi has the US$22,995 all-electric 16 kWh iMiEV coming out in 2017.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cerus Corporation(CERS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Cerus Corp. (NASDAQ: CERS) dropped about 27% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $2.19 after closing at $3.00 on Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $7.64. Volume was about 5 times the daily average of around 1.6 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, healthcare shares gained by 0.99 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS), and Air Methods Corp (NASDAQ: AIRM).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Scana Corporation(SCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which rose over 22% to $47.71. The stocks 52-week range is $37.10 to $73.81. Volume was about 19 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was SCANA Corp. (NYSE: SCG) which traded down over 6% at $42.38. The stocks 52-week range is $41.15 to $74.99. Volume was over 3.5 million versus the daily average of 2.2 million shares.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.43 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG), down 2 percent, and FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), down 2 percent.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now

Periodically we update you on our latest best stocks to buy now – stocks our experts have named good buys. This edition brings you five picks that have an established track record and also give you access to the most exciting new trends of the future. So they can provide profits for years – even generations – to come.

First, a company that started with a broken saw blade and a plow is now a world leader in next-generation vehicles. Then, one of the most trusted makers of outdoor apparel is unfazed by industry headwinds. Next, one of our favorite plays on legal marijuana is not a small startup but a 150-year-old gardening blue chip. Then, as America rebuilds after hurricane season, we look at a company providing one of the Earth’s most versatile materials. And finally, we highlight an ETF that manages to get you in on the ground floor of new IPOs while offering safety and consistent performance.

Here are our five latest best stocks to buy now…

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: MINDBODY, Inc.(MB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2016 earnings report for small cap online wellness services stock MINDBODY Inc (NASDAQ: MB) is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (October 26th). MINDBODY Inc along withmid cap fitnessdevice stockFitbit Inc (NYSE: FIT) and small cap fitness center operator Planet Fitness Inc (NYSE: PLNT)allhad IPOsin the summer of 2015 raisingtalk of a fitness stock bubble brewing.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    MindBody, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) reported its fourth quarter results after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company said that it had $0.03 in EPS on $49.7 million in revenue. The consensus estimates were looking for $0.01 in EPS and $48.9 million in revenue. Analysts had this to say about MindBody after earnings:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap online wellness services stock MINDBODY Inc (NASDAQ: MB) reportedQ2 2017 earnings after the market closed Wednesday with results beating expectations. Total revenue was up 31% to $44.1 million as subscription and services revenue rose 29% to $26.0 million and payments revenue rose 37% to $17.6 million. End of period subscribers increased 6% year over year to 59,345, end of period High Value Subscribers increased 13% year over year, average monthly revenue per subscriber (ARPS) grew 21% year over year to approximately $244 and payments volume increased 22% year over year to over $1.9 billion. The GAAP net losswas $4.4 million versus a GAAP net loss of $6.6 million. Rick Stollmeyer, Co-founder and CEO of MINDBODY, commented:

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: Durect Corporation(DRRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    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 Wednesday's regular session.

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own Right Now: WGL Holdings Inc(WGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Brean Capital reported on Friday that it has upgraded natural gas utility company WGL Holdings Inc (WGL).

    The firm has raised its rating on WGL from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has given the company a $46 price target. This price target suggests a 12% increase from the stock’s current price of $40.62. The upgrade was primarily based on valuation and future investment opportunities.

    “Like many utilities in the gas LDC space, the shares of WGL Holdings have come off recent highs and are now trading at a level we consider attractive,” analyst Michael Gaugler comments. “Beyond valuation, we consider the recent announcement of conditional approval of Dominion’s Cove Point facility for LNG export as a positive development in terms of future investment opportunities, given the company’s one-third interest in the Commonwealth Pipeline project, which we believe will be revisited due to future increased demand.”

    WGL Holdings shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock has been mostly flat YTD.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018

Warren Buffett is known as many things: the Oracle of Omaha, one of the world’s richest people and a BFF of fellow billionaire Bill Gates. One thing that Buffett isn’t known as: a tech investor.

SEE ALSO: 11 Dow Stocks Owned by Warren Buffett

But the 86-year-old chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), who admits to not even owning an iPhone, is coming around to the investment potential of technology shares. He might have been nudged along by the fact that the two mature tech companies in which Berkshire has taken substantial stakes in recent years both pay solid dividends. While Berkshire doesn’t sport a dividend of its own, Buffett has long favored owning stocks offering steady cash payouts. Here’s a closer look at two dividend-paying tech stocks owned by Buffett. (All prices and data as of April 14.)

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Clairvest Group previously initiated an investment in a partnership that involved Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (OTCPK:GCGMF) and Brookfield Business Partners LP to operate two casinos in Southern Ontario. With this announcement, we not only get the upside of a 45% ownership of “Ontario Gaming West GLA Limited Partnership,” which includes four major operations, but also 2,500 slot machines, 60 table games, racing track and $450 million in gross gaming revenue. Clairvest has a history in the gambling industry and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a proven operator with a terrific track record.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    SA: You recently published a thesis on Great Canadian Gaming (OTCPK:GCGMF), a Canadian company do you see the Canadian (or another) market as having greater opportunity to uncover hidden value than the U.S.?

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.(ETH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a strong day for the stock market, as the Dow finished up nearly 100 points and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both posted gains as well. Investors remained generally upbeat about the prospects for the U.S. economy in 2017, and a rise in crude oil prices helped lift the energy sector higher during the market session. Yet comments during a press conference from President-elect Donald Trump weighed on the healthcare sector, and some individual stocks took particularly hard hits. Among the worst performers were Perrigo (NYSE:PRGO), Novadaq Technologies (NASDAQ:NVDQ), and Ethan Allen Interiors (NYSE:ETH). Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: WGL Holdings Inc(WGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Brean Capital reported on Friday that it has upgraded natural gas utility company WGL Holdings Inc (WGL).

    The firm has raised its rating on WGL from “Hold” to “Buy,” and has given the company a $46 price target. This price target suggests a 12% increase from the stock’s current price of $40.62. The upgrade was primarily based on valuation and future investment opportunities.

    “Like many utilities in the gas LDC space, the shares of WGL Holdings have come off recent highs and are now trading at a level we consider attractive,” analyst Michael Gaugler comments. “Beyond valuation, we consider the recent announcement of conditional approval of Dominion’s Cove Point facility for LNG export as a positive development in terms of future investment opportunities, given the company’s one-third interest in the Commonwealth Pipeline project, which we believe will be revisited due to future increased demand.”

    WGL Holdings shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock has been mostly flat YTD.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Globalstar Inc.(GSAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Globalstar (NYSEMKT:GSAT) has been growing its total sales, but still struggles with its bottom line. 2016 revenue increased 7%,but another round of financing could be needed to keep things afloat, as operating margin is still deep in the red. The company is making some headway, but time could be running out for the satellite communications provider.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Globalstar Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: GSAT) traded down about 12.5% Tuesday and posted a new 52-week low of $0.77 after closing Monday at $0.88. The stock’s 52-week high is $2.59. Volume was about 70% above the daily average of around 3.7 million shares. The had no specific news.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: InterCloud Systems, Inc(ICLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    InterCloud Systems Inc (NASDAQ: ICLD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share on revenue of $24.00 million.

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    That’s why Cramer said he’ll be listening for news coming from Celgene (CEL) , Amgen (AMGN) , Allergan (AGN) , an Action Alerts PLUS holding, and Regenron (REGN) , all of which are set to present. Of the four, Cramer said he’s sticking with Allergan and Amgen.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Urban Outfitters Inc.(URBN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The retail bubble, so dubbed by Urban Outfitters’ (URBN) CEO, claimed another victim today, as Express (EXPR) became the latest retailer to get hammered after releasing its earnings.

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    It wasn’t the earnings, so much, as the guidance that’s sinking Express’s shares.Express reported a profit of 28 cents, in line with analyst forecasts, but predicted earnings of 65 cents to 73 cents in 2017, below forecasts for 82 cents, according to FactSet. Shares of Express have dropped 11% to $9.51 today, while Urban Outfitters fell 2.6% to $24.75. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) gained 1% to $42.38.

    MKM’s Roxanne Meyer sees tailwinds–and headwinds–for Express’s stock:

    There are several catalysts that have potential to support improving fundamentals, but more materially in 2H and beyond: 1) reduced SKU count (down 20% in women’s/10% in men’s), which means EXPR will be investing in greater depth instead of breadth; 2) benefits from new systems should begin to bear fruit in 2H; 3) potential sales lift from the loyalty program relaunch (realistically a 2H opportunity); 4) launch of petites online in spring and launch of a collection collaborated with Karlie Kloss in April (unclear as to how material a driver); and 5) lower IMU/AUC in 2H from sourcing initiatives. However, these are balanced by: 1) a down-trending Portofino tops collection, which we believe has historically been meaningful to 1Q results; 2) pressure from higher wages and incentive comp (will require a MSD comp to leverage SG&A); and 3) merchandise margin not expected to improve until 2H17, despite corrective actions to assortment (mainly driven by compares).

    Any wonder she rates it Neutral?

  • [By Peter Graham]

    “We previously suggested shares of Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) as a good long-term idea and although the stock hasn’t performed to expectations yet, we still believe this is one of the better specialty retail plays that will benefit from any unexpected strength this Holiday Season.”

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) fiscal third-quarter report is scheduled for Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $0.44 in EPS and $869.07 million in revenue. Shares traded at $37.51 on Friday. The consensus price target is $37.36, and the 52-week range is $20.06 to $40.80.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) reported fiscal fourth-quarter financial results after markets closed on Tuesday. The company posted $0.55 in earnings per share (EPS) and $1.03 billion in revenue versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.56 in EPS and $1.04 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.61 in EPS and $1.01 billion in revenue.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) dropped 10% Wednesday, to post a new 52-week low of $22.87 after closing at $25.41 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $40.80. Volume was about 6 times the daily average of around 2.4 million shares. The specialty apparel retailer posted earnings and revenue misses last night and analysts were in no mood to be generous.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) shares shot up 19 percent to $19.94 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: News Corporation(NWS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS) reported a profit of $506 million, or $0.87 per share for the year ended June 30, versus a year-ago loss of $2.08 billion, or $3.58 per share. Its revenue rose 2.7% to $8.89 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.57 per share on revenue of $8.96 billion. News Corp shares fell 1.28% to close at $16.91 on Friday.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: 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 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Boeing Company (The)(BA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Boeing (BA) shares have been on fire for six months now–they’ve gained 36% during that period–and they’ve been so strong that not even a Tweet from President-elect Donald J. Trump can keep its shares down. But does Boeing have room to run?

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    Deutsche Bank analystMyles Walton contends it does. He explains why:

    Last March, we wrote aboutthe favorable historical correlation of BA stock performance with reductions in Boeing Commercial Airplane’s workforce. In 8 of the 9 years from 1997-’15 when BCA cut headcount, BA outperformed the S&P 500 by an avg of 24%. In 2016, despite an 8% headcount cut at BCA, BA narrowly underperformed the S&P500 by 200bps because of significant relative losses in 1Q16. Importantly, through Feb ’17, BCA employment is down 2%+, well ahead of expectations for the year. Coupled with aggressive 1Q share repurchase and one of the biggest winners of corporate tax reform, we see shares continuing to claw higher. Reiterate Buy on upside to new PT.

    If you’re curious, that new price target is $205. Boeing’s shares have dropped 0.7% to $180.75 at 2:40 p.m. today, leaving 13% upside in the stock.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) traded down 1.38% at $76.11. The stock’s 52-week range is $122.35 to $185.71. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 3.4 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    It’s common for investors to look at monthly Boeing orders as a barometer of the health of the entire airline industry. But this is a dangerous way to evaluate both the airlines and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) stock.

  • [By A.J. Bursick]

    The Pentagon awarded a $58 million contract to Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) on May 23 to create these new interceptors.

    This contract was another boon for Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon and those who subscribe to his Private Briefing service…

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The recommendation follows Tuesday’s hearing before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) where Bombardier and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), along with other interested parties, weighed in on the dispute that revolves around the sale of 75 Bombardier CS-100 passenger jets to Delta Air Lines Co. (NYSE: DAL) in April 2016.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) stock regained some ground last week after dropping about 3.4% in the prior week. Shares added 2.86% last week, but that was less than the Dow Jones industrial average’s gain of nearly 3.5%. The stock remains the Dow’s best performer for the year to date, however, with a gain of 20.2%.