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KPMG LLP is conducting an internal review into its audits of embattled Middle East buyout firm Abraaj Group following the alleged misuse of money, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The accounting firm’s U.K. branch is looking into its examination of Abraaj and its related companies for any potential irregularities in the valuation of assets by KPMG’s Middle East division, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. KPMG is also studying its examination of Abraaj’s $1 billion health-care fund, which was completed in February, they said. The reviews are ongoing and the outcome isn’t clear, the people said.

While KPMG said it couldn’t comment on the specifics of the matter because of client confidentiality, a spokesman added that KPMG has taken steps to ensure that investors in the fund have had the opportunity to receive a copy of the KPMG U.A.E. report from February to “see for themselves what it says.”

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.(WASH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $60.60 and last traded at $60.15, with a volume of 256 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $60.15.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal Income Fund(NEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal (NYSE:NEA) by 8.7% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 4,674,452 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 372,370 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Nuveen AMT-Free Municipal were worth $60,768,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BB&T Securities LLC cut its holdings in Nuveen Amt-Free Quality Municpl Incm Fnd (NYSE:NEA) by 3.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 260,949 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,037 shares during the quarter. BB&T Securities LLC owned about 0.10% of Nuveen Amt-Free Quality Municpl Incm Fnd worth $3,392,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Westar Energy, Inc.(WR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) and Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the utilities shares surged 0.43 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPKE), up 4 percent, and Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) up 3 percent.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $57.44 and last traded at $57.25, with a volume of 29399 shares. The stock had previously closed at $57.04.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Enable Midstream Partners, LP(ENBL)

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    Enable Midstream Partners LP  (NYSE:ENBL)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Enable Midstream Partners (ENBL)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Enable Midstream Partners (NYSE:ENBL) had its price target lifted by research analysts at Wells Fargo & Co from $16.00 to $18.00 in a report released on Friday. The firm currently has a “market perform” rating on the pipeline company’s stock. Wells Fargo & Co’s price target indicates a potential upside of 1.24% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Enable Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: ENBL) is raised to equal weight from underweight at Barclays. The 52-week trading range for the stock has been $12.89 to $17.67. The consensus price target is set at $17.18. The price of shares at the market’s close on Monday was $17.02.

Top High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Brunswick Corporation(BC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Brunswick Co. (NYSE:BC) insider William Metzger sold 13,530 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.42, for a total transaction of $912,192.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Pontoon boats are a versatile vessel as they can be used for fishing, sports, cruising, and day trips. That latter part is key because rival boatmaker Brunswick (NYSE:BC) — which Polaris used to have a business relationship with when it was in the marine market — says that overnight trips with boats are fading. Industry site Boat Industry quotes Brunswick’s freshwater boat group President Jeff Kinsey as saying, “There’s been a clear shift toward day boating, and that speaks directly to the pontoon with its seating capacity, its open space, its amenities and its comfort.”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “$1.15 Billion in Sales Expected for Brunswick Co. (BC) This Quarter” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3380347/1-15-billion-in-sales-expected-for-brunswick-co-bc-this-quarter.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Brunswick Co. (NYSE:BC) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the eighteen brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and fourteen have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $71.33.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019

Australian billionaire James Packer resigned from his gaming empire Wednesday.

Crown Resorts announced that Packer is stepping down for “personal reasons.”

“We have appreciated James’ contribution to the board and respect his decision to step down from his role as a director at this time,” Crown Resorts executive chairman John Alexander said in a statement.

It is just the latest public setback for the casino and entertainment mogul.

Packer is best known in the United States for his brief engagement to pop singer Mariah Carey.

In recent months, his name has been linked to a major corruption investigation tied to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli authorities have named Netanyahu as a suspect in multiple criminal investigations in Israel, including a case where police say he received gifts worth 1 million shekels ($280,000) from overseas businessmen.

Top Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Westar Energy, Inc.(WR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale cut its holdings in Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) by 11.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,441 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 968 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Westar Energy were worth $430,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the utilities shares surged 0.43 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPKE), up 4 percent, and Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) up 3 percent.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The utilities provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.09), Fidelity Earnings reports. Westar Energy had a return on equity of 8.40% and a net margin of 12.60%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 earnings per share.

Top Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Devon Energy Corporation(DVN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Oil prices have continued rebounding this year, with the U.S. benchmark price WTI up another 7% to around $65 per barrel. That improving oil price has helped drive up most oil stocks. I say most because Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN), Apache (NYSE:APA), and Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) are flat to down so far this year because investors seem to have overlooked them entirely. Because of that, they trade for a dirt-cheap valuation versus their peers, making them intriguing options to consider.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Devon Energy (NYSE:DVN) have been all over the place so far in 2018. Investors initially pounded the stock after it reported disappointing fourth-quarter results to start the year. However, it has recovered since then after posting much better numbers in the first quarter as well as surprising investors with a big-time dividend increase and share buyback program. Still, shares are only up about 7% this year even though crude prices have been scorching-hot, rocketing more than 20% year to date.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

Top Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: The Kraft Heinz Company(KHC)

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    My favorite defensive stock for the coming bear market is Kraft Heinz (Nasdaq: KHC). The stock fits both as a defensive stock and as a stock that has been beat lower — our third bear market search criteria.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    It hasn’t been a good year so far for Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC) shareholders. The stock shed 19% through the first six months of 2018 compared to a 2% uptick in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Atlantic Trust Group LLC lessened its position in Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) by 2.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 34,341 shares of the company’s stock after selling 936 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC’s holdings in Kraft Heinz were worth $2,139,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow slashed his rating on packaged food giant Kraft Heinz (KHC) to under-perform on Monday. In addition to doubting the 3G Capital-backed company’s ability to innovate (3G Capital is known in the industry for its cost-cutting efforts), Moskow slams the company’s culture and cites it as a key risk.

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    Rounding out Buffett’s top five are Kraft Heinz (KHC) and Coca-Cola (KO) , two stocks which Buffett has shown a lot of patience with. 

    Lightning Round

    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gamco Investors INC. ET AL decreased its stake in shares of Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ:KHC) by 1.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 569,395 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,807 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL’s holdings in Kraft Heinz were worth $24,507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019

Shares of Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $22.63.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. William Blair reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Bloomin’ Brands in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $25.00 target price (up from $21.00) on shares of Bloomin’ Brands in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Goldman Sachs reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Bloomin’ Brands in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised Bloomin’ Brands from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Bloomin’ Brands from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 12th.

Best Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: PRA Group, Inc.(PRAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Like many businesses, debt collection is a cyclical industry, and as a major player in that industry, PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) is subject to the ups and downs of the economy. During good times, there aren’t as many nonperforming loans for PRA Group to collect on. Only when times get tough do default rates move higher, spurring many creditors to turn their collections over to PRA.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. raised its stake in PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) by 706.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 84,032 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 73,617 shares during the quarter. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. owned about 0.19% of PRA Group worth $3,193,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

Best Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sypris Solutions Inc.(SYPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sypris Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYPR) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $20.35 million.

    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $36.71 million.

Best Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: Geopark Ltd(GPRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Geopark (NYSE:GPRK) in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    “We expect the Street to raise its estimates once again on the back of these strong results.”,” the firm’s analyst wrote.

Best Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: Westar Energy, Inc.(WR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The utilities provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.09), Fidelity Earnings reports. Westar Energy had a return on equity of 8.40% and a net margin of 12.60%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 earnings per share.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $57.44 and last traded at $57.25, with a volume of 29399 shares. The stock had previously closed at $57.04.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale cut its holdings in Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) by 11.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,441 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 968 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Westar Energy were worth $430,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA raised its holdings in shares of Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) by 39.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 273,032 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 77,592 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s holdings in Westar Energy were worth $14,359,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: FS Bancorp, Inc.(FSBW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) – Research analysts at FIG Partners boosted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for FS Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, May 3rd. FIG Partners analyst T. Coffey now anticipates that the bank will post earnings per share of $1.16 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $1.13. FIG Partners also issued estimates for FS Bancorp’s FY2018 earnings at $4.70 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.08 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.33 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $5.09 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FS Bancorp (FSBW)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FS Bancorp (FSBW)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    FS Bancorp (NASDAQ: FSBW) and Anchor (NASDAQ:ANCB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Best Gold Stocks To Invest In 2019: Encore Wire Corporation(WIRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Encore Wire (NASDAQ: WIRE) and Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

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Bitcoin had been on an uptrend since April 12 when it hit a recent low of $6,850. Tom Lee, Head of Research at Fundstrat, had postulated that at least part of the weakness in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in March and the first two weeks of April had been due to &l;a href=&q;http://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2018/04/22/bitcoin-continues-rebounding-after-april-17-tax-day/&q;&g;investors selling them to raise cash to pay for 2017 gains&l;/a&g;.

It got as high as $9,950 on Saturday, May 5, but later in the day it started moving lower which seemed to be about the same time that Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger at the Berkshire Hathaway&a;rsquo;s shareholder meeting &l;a href=&q;http://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2018/05/07/warren-buffett-stalls-bitcoins-advance-just-short-of-10000/&q;&g;made multiple statements denigrating it&l;/a&g;. It fell to $9,300 last Sunday and essentially traded between $9,000 to $9,400 until Thursday evening. On Friday it broke down and fell to $8,300.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Abbott Laboratories(ABT)

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    Cramer and the AAP team note that seven of the companies in their portfolio are reporting this week, including Abbott Laboratories (ABT) , Nucor (NUE) and Honeywell (HON) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Earnings season is now in full swing, with today’s key reports from Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) andAbbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT). Thanks to tax cuts, expectations are high. Analysts expect profit growth to top 18%, which would be the biggest jump in seven years. But there are a few bearish trends that are still lurking in the market. And if you’re serious about making money, you need to know how to harness them and target individual stocks for life-changing gains.Money MorningQuantitative Specialist Chris Johnson explains.

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    Cramer and the AAP team note that seven of the companies in their portfolio are reporting this week, including Abbott Laboratories (ABT) , Nucor (NUE) and Honeywell (HON) . Find out what they’re telling their investment club members and get in on the conversation with a free trial subscription to Action Alerts PLUS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Palladium Partners LLC grew its holdings in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) by 2.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 56,717 shares of the healthcare product maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,603 shares during the quarter. Palladium Partners LLC’s holdings in Abbott Laboratories were worth $3,398,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: MSA Safety Incorporporated(MSA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE: MSA) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Surgical appliances & supplies” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Mine Safety Appliances to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE:MSA) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $97.33.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated(LEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) and Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cara Therapeutics, Inc.(CARA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Ordinarily, a report of zero revenue in a quarter would not be too well received by investors. That was exactly the top-line result for Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) when the company reported first-quarter results on May 9, and while the stock did take a minor hit on the announcement, the important news for this clinical-stage biotech had nothing to do with the numbers.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Insys Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INSY) and Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) fall into the third category. However, the designations of both Insys and Cara as marijuanastocks warrant an asterisk. Insys’ cannabinoid drug Syndros is based on a synthetic form of THC, the primary psychoactive chemical in marijuana. Cara has a cannabinoid receptor agonist, CR701, in preclinical development.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cara Operations (TSE:CARA) shares reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday after Scotiabank raised their price target on the stock from C$33.50 to C$36.00. Scotiabank currently has an outperform rating on the stock. Cara Operations traded as high as C$28.70 and last traded at C$28.36, with a volume of 17713 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at C$27.39.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Westar Energy, Inc.(WR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The utilities provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.09), Fidelity Earnings reports. Westar Energy had a return on equity of 8.40% and a net margin of 12.60%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 earnings per share.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA raised its holdings in shares of Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) by 39.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 273,032 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 77,592 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA’s holdings in Westar Energy were worth $14,359,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale cut its holdings in Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) by 11.5% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,441 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 968 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Westar Energy were worth $430,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Cash Financial Services, Inc.(FCFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $88.95 and last traded at $88.70, with a volume of 371494 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $87.80.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: AAON Inc.(AAON)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) – Equities researchers at DA Davidson cut their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of AAON in a report issued on Wednesday, April 11th. DA Davidson analyst B. Thielman now expects that the construction company will earn $0.24 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.25.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) reached a new 52-week high and low on Friday . The stock traded as low as $29.05 and last traded at $30.50, with a volume of 203355 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $31.65.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Apache Corporation(APA)

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  • [By VantagePoint]

    Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) has been ripping since March 2nd, when it hit a two-year low of $33.60. Since then it's up 25 percent. 

    The three-month chart below shows that this trend is likely to continue. The blue line is generated via VantagePoint's intermarket analysis, and represents a prediction of what APA's moving average will be in three days. The black line is a simple 10-day moving average. Note the bullish crossover that occurred in early March. That was a signal that the stock was entering an uptrend. 

  • [By John Bromels]

    And despite the stock market’s long bull run, there are still some dividend stocks out there that are both cheap and high-quality. So let’s go bargain shopping and see if we can find some! Three in the bargain bin that look promising are Kinder Morgan(NYSE:KMI),ExxonMobil(NYSE:XOM), and Apache Corporation(NYSE:APA). Here’s why they might be right for your portfolio.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) dropped about 7.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $34.50. Shares closed at $37.20 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $55.23. Volume was over 11 million, about three times the daily average of around 3.9 million. The company reported quarterly results this morning, but investors were not impressed.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA) fourth-quarter results are scheduled for Thursday. The consensus forecast is for $0.22 in EPS on $1.55 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $38.11. The consensus price target is $50.43. The 52-week range is $35.70 to $56.51.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sapiens International Corporation N.V.(SPNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) – William Blair boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Sapiens International in a report issued on Tuesday, May 8th. William Blair analyst B. Suri now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings of $0.11 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.10. William Blair currently has a “Market Perform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Sapiens International’s FY2018 earnings at $0.47 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The technology company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.03, Briefing.com reports. Sapiens International had a net margin of 0.13% and a return on equity of 6.81%. The business had revenue of $71.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $67.68 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.02 EPS. Sapiens International’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)

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    Only 10% of the companies on the list had female CEOs at the helm, four of which — Hewlett Packard (HP) , Lockheed Martin (LMT) , General Motors (GM) , and General Dynamics (GD) — grew significant revenue in five years or less. 

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Britain should impose higher wealth taxes on the older generation to ease the growing burden on young people, according to the Resolution Foundation.

In a speech Monday, Executive Chair David Willetts will warn that welfare spending is set to rise by the equivalent today of 60 billion pounds ($83 billion) by 2040 as aging “baby boomers” drive up the cost of health care. 

“The time has come when we Boomers are going to have reach into our own pockets,” he will say. “The alternative could be an extra 15 pence on the basic rate of tax, paid largely by our kids. Is that kind of tax really the legacy we –- a generation who own half the nation’s wealth –- want to bequeath our children and grandchildren?”

Willetts, a former minister in the ruling Conservative Party, will make the case for reform of council tax — a property-based levy that helps fund local services — and of inheritance tax. Failure to act could fuel a sense of grievance among young people who are already struggling to match to the living standards enjoyed by older generations, he will say.

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    The TD Ameritrade Investor Movement Index for April is schedule for release at 12:30 p.m. ET.
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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    According to a report by Bloomberg, Westar Energy Inc (NYSE: WR) is a potential takeover target from rival Ameren Corp (NYSE: AEE) and a consortium of investors, including Toronto-based Borealis Infrastructure Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet even on a good day, some stocks couldn’t keep up, and Ocwen Financial (NYSE:OCN), Westar Energy (NYSE:WR), and United Rentals (NYSE:URI) were among the worst performers. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Thursday, utilities shares rose by 0.02 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Westar Energy Inc (NYSE: WR), Westar Energy Inc (NYSE: AT), and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Westar Energy (NYSE:WR) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The utilities provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.09), Fidelity Earnings reports. Westar Energy had a return on equity of 8.40% and a net margin of 12.60%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.52 earnings per share.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, utilities shares fell by 0.34 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Westar Energy Inc (NYSE: WR), down 7 percent, and Companhia de Saneamento Basico (ADR) (NYSE: SBS), down 5 percent.

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    Herman Miller Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) was raised to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James.

    Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $544.40 million.

    Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: CTRP) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.81 billion.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Hawaii bought a new position in NTT Docomo Inc (NYSE:DCM) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 8,664 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $222,000.

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    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 Monday’s regular session.

    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) Dec16 5.0 Puts Sweep: 1191 @ ASK $0.80: 1354 traded vs 102 OI: $5.32 Ref
    Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) Jul16 9.5 Puts Sweep: 1494 @ ASK $0.13: 14k traded vs 6682 OI: $10.09 Ref
    Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) Jul16 10.0 Puts: 3536 @ ASK $0.50: 5506 traded vs 54k OI: Earnings 8/4 $22.50 Ref
    Tableau Software Inc (NYSE: DATA) Jul16 47.5 Puts Sweep: 837 @ ASK $0.30: 995 traded vs 37 OI: Earnings 8/3 $50.60 Ref
    Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) Aug16 18.0 Puts Sweep: 532 @ ASK $0.30: 2143 traded vs 78 OI: Earnings 7/28 Before Open $22.02 Ref
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) Aug16 22.5 Puts: 719 @ ASK $1.35: 1032 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 7/19 $22.22 Ref
    Conn's Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) Jan17 5.0 Puts Sweep: 605 @ ASK $0.85: 1355 traded vs 3132 OI: $7.16 Ref

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) had its price target lifted by equities researchers at Royal Bank of Canada to $95.00 in a report released on Thursday. The firm presently has a “market perform” rating on the software company’s stock. Royal Bank of Canada’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 4.40% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) had its price objective upped by BMO Capital Markets from $92.00 to $102.00 in a research note published on Thursday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. They currently have an outperform rating on the software company’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Tableau Software (NYSE:DATA) had its price objective reduced by Wedbush from $104.00 to $100.00 in a research note published on Thursday morning. They currently have an outperform rating on the software company’s stock.