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Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019

First Trust Advisors LP reduced its holdings in Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX) by 18.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 364,503 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 83,595 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Newfield Exploration were worth $11,026,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Amica Pension Fund Board of Trustees bought a new stake in Newfield Exploration during the 2nd quarter valued at about $178,000. Amica Mutual Insurance Co. bought a new stake in Newfield Exploration during the 2nd quarter valued at about $198,000. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its holdings in Newfield Exploration by 5.4% during the 2nd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 597,138 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $18,063,000 after buying an additional 30,521 shares in the last quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. lifted its holdings in Newfield Exploration by 6,961.1% during the 2nd quarter. Howe & Rusling Inc. now owns 10,521 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $318,000 after buying an additional 10,372 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services LLC bought a new stake in Newfield Exploration during the 2nd quarter valued at about $218,000. 99.73% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Oil and gas supermajor Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) said Wednesday morning that it plans to raise its capital spending target over the next two years to a range of $63 billion to $65 billion, an increase of 24% over the company’s forecast at the beginning of last year. The investment will be heaviest in the company’s upstream division, where $46 billion to $48 billion in new spending is forecast.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    GE shares have lost about 14.4% of their value in 2018 and have fallen almost 50% over the past 12 months. The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG), down 13%, followed by Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), down about 9.4%, then Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), down about 9.3%, and American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP), down about 7.6%.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Hess’s ongoing development of 550,000 acres in the Bakken Shale and its 30% interest in ExxonMobil’s (NYSE:XOM) massive 6.6 million-acre project offshore Guyana, which is forecast to begin producing in 2020, put it in a great position to profit from rising crude oil prices.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    If you are looking for a dividend stock, using a 3% yield hurdle is a pretty low bar. There are a lot of companies that offer that level of yield without needing to take on huge risks. That said, if you’re willing to do a little digging, you can do better than that without taking on material extra risk. Three stocks yielding way more than 3% that are worth a deep dive right now are integrated energy Goliath ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), diversified midstream major ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE), and food giant General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS).

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Investing is vastly different when you get into your 70s and 80s than it was when you were in your 30s and 40s. The desire for growth stocks shifts to a need for reliability and income. That’s exactly what you’ll find with international energy goliath ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and food giant General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS). Here’s why you should consider buying these two high-yield stocks today if you 70 or older.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: PDC Energy, Inc.(PDCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PDC Energy Inc (NASDAQ:PDCE) – Equities researchers at Seaport Global Securities cut their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for PDC Energy in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, February 27th. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now expects that the energy producer will post earnings of $0.40 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.46. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for PDC Energy’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.49 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.57 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $2.07 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.77 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.66 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.74 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.83 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.00 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PDC Energy Inc (NASDAQ:PDCE) EVP Lance Lauck sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.09, for a total transaction of $49,090.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of PDC Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) lost 15.2% of their value in August, due in part to the oil and gas company’s disappointing second-quarter report.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: EXCO Resources NL(XCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded down 1.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on July 1st. During the last week, X-Coin has traded up 37.4% against the dollar. One X-Coin coin can now be bought for $0.0088 or 0.00000137 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $108,460.00 and approximately $881.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    X-Coin (XCO) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. Its launch date was February 26th, 2015. X-Coin’s total supply is 12,384,976 coins. X-Coin’s official website is x-coin.info. X-Coin’s official Twitter account is @XcoinNews and its Facebook page is accessible here.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded up 3% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on August 21st. During the last week, X-Coin has traded up 3.4% against the US dollar. One X-Coin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0058 or 0.00000089 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $71,468.00 and approximately $60.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded down 14.7% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on June 27th. During the last week, X-Coin has traded 22.2% lower against the dollar. One X-Coin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0079 or 0.00000130 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $98,336.00 and approximately $1,753.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) VP Alisa B. Johnson sold 15,244 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.85, for a total value of $150,153.40. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 285,480 shares in the company, valued at $2,811,978. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its position in Helix Energy Solutions Group by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 4,442,065 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $24,031,000 after buying an additional 46,900 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan purchased a new stake in Helix Energy Solutions Group in the fourth quarter worth about $263,000. Gotham Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Helix Energy Solutions Group in the fourth quarter worth about $1,922,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY increased its position in Helix Energy Solutions Group by 397.2% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 47,600 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $258,000 after buying an additional 38,026 shares in the last quarter. Finally, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. increased its position in Helix Energy Solutions Group by 22.8% in the fourth quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 145,536 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $787,000 after buying an additional 27,016 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.63% of the company’s stock.

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    Helix Energy Solutions Group Company Profile (NYSE:HLX)

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) had its price target reduced by equities researchers at Cowen from $11.00 to $10.00 in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the oil and gas company’s stock. Cowen’s target price indicates a potential upside of 37.93% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE:HLX) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $9.20.

Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: North American Energy Partners, Inc.(NOA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. North American Construction Group earned a news impact score of 0.44 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0166679067395 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Franks International (NYSE: NOA) and North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    North American Construction Group (TSE:NOA) (NYSE:NOA) had its price objective boosted by Canaccord Genuity from C$11.00 to C$14.00 in a research note released on Tuesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) and National Energy Services (NASDAQ:NESR) are both small-cap construction companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Hot Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Concho Resources Inc.(CXO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Crude prices in the U.S. continued their ascent today, rising nearly 3% to about $72.50 a barrel — the highest level since late 2014 — after the U.S. government reported a massive drawdown of oil storage levels. This news sent most oil stocks soaring, including Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN) — up 12% at one point — and Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), which rallied nearly 6% by the mid-afternoon and was one of the biggest gainers in the S&P 500. However, that rally in the oil market didn’t drive up the entire sector as CNX Midstream (NYSE:CNXM) and Mammoth Energy Services (NASDAQ:TUSK) both tumbled double-digits on the day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MetLife Investment Advisors LLC cut its holdings in shares of Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 43,883 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after selling 977 shares during the quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Concho Resources were worth $6,071,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Several well-respected oil CEOs have made it clear that they have no appetite for making a big acquisition, even though oil prices have improved dramatically. However, not all companies are against mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) made waves earlier this year when it acquired RSP Permian (NYSE:RSPP) in a $9.5 billion deal. Concho CEO Tim Leach even saw his company’s transaction as a “roadmap for in-basin consolidation” in the Permian. While it has yet to set off an M&A boom, that doesn’t mean transaction activity won’t heat up.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) was upgraded by research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019

Investors in NorthStar Realty Europe (NYSE:NRE) woke up to news Tuesday morning that one of the company’s largest investors is looking to shake things up at the company. Senvest Management, which owns 9.55% of NorthStar, is pushing the company’s external advisor, Colony Capital (NYSE:CLNY), to realize value at the undervalued European REIT, after years of a stagnating stock price.

Senvest outlined three major ways for Colony to proceed, though I think only one way will be acceptable to Colony. So here’s what investors in NorthStar should know about this potential activist attack.

Image source: Getty Images.

Senvest goes on the offensive

By way of background, NorthStar Realty Europe was spun off as an externally managed REIT from NorthStar Realty Finance in 2015. Since then, the stock has traded consistently below its net asset value (NAV), which is $20.95 per shareas of June 30. While NorthStar Realty Europe has taken moves to realize some value, including paring down its portfolio of real estate and repurchasing stock at major discounts, the stock has never gotten close to that NAV figure. In addition, the company renegotiated its onerous management contract with Colony. Colony owns 11.3% of NorthStar.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Xcel Energy Inc.(XEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Late last year, Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) became the first utility to publicly and boldly commit to generating all of its electricity from 100% carbon-free sources by 2050. While individuals and groups who take environmental stewardship seriously cheered the news, individual investors and Wall Street analysts should be cheering, too. 

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL), which owns one of two investor-owned utilities in the state, has already exceeded the 30% target. But it knows even more ambitious standards are coming in the not-too-distant future. That’s why it’s proposed an ambitious new power plan to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) that would allow the company to generate 55% of its power in the state from renewables by 2026. It would also double the company’s current total solar capacity.

  • [By Jason Hall, Chuck Saletta, and Maxx Chatsko]

    It gets even better with dividend stocks, which can raise the payout regularly, further boosting your returns and making it easier to hold through the market’s ups and downs. We asked three Motley Fool investors who know a thing or two about finding great dividend stocks to identify their top dividend stock ideas; they made compelling arguments for Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP), Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM), and Xcel Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:XEL).

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: EXCO Resources NL(XCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded down 1.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on July 1st. During the last week, X-Coin has traded up 37.4% against the dollar. One X-Coin coin can now be bought for $0.0088 or 0.00000137 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $108,460.00 and approximately $881.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about EXCO Resources (NYSE:XCO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EXCO Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 45.0615500193326 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded up 3% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on August 21st. During the last week, X-Coin has traded up 3.4% against the US dollar. One X-Coin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0058 or 0.00000089 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $71,468.00 and approximately $60.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Coinstar Inc.(CSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Capstar Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CSTR) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the five brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.75.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Capstar Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CSTR) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the five research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $19.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Capstar Financial (NASDAQ:CSTR) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capstar Financial (NASDAQ: CSTR) and Mercantile Bank (NASDAQ:MBWM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and risk.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Scorpio Tankers Inc.(STNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) fell as much as 11.4% in early trading on Wednesday after the company announced a big capital raise. At 10:50 a.m. EDT, the stock was still down 11.3% and showed no real signs of recovery. 

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE:STNG) gapped down before the market opened on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $1.75, but opened at $1.82. Scorpio Tankers shares last traded at $1.81, with a volume of 169888 shares traded.

Hot Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2019: Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MDGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDGL) shares shot up 127 percent to $245.98 in reaction to an encouraging Phase 2 clinical trial update. The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company said its liver-directed, thyroid hormone receptor called MGL-3196 showed a statistical significance in the primary endpoint of lowering liver fat at 12 weeks and also 36 weeks.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Viking Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotech stock that recently surged without lifting a finger. That’s because its lead candidate, VK2809, is in the same class as an experimental drug from Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MDGL) that put up some impressive data earlier this year.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT), Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:MDGL), and Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) are three top stocks for investing this arena, which could be worth as much as $35 billion annually by 2020. There are plenty of companies with NASH candidates, but these three biotechs rise to the top of the list for some very different reasons.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now

The resort island of Hainan may become a key proving ground for China’s push to lead the world in electric-vehicle adoption.

China aims to phase out sales of fossil-fuel vehicles in the province, and to accelerate the use of new-energy and energy-saving cars on the island, Xinhua News Agency reported late Saturday, citing an official guideline on reforming the southern province. The guideline coincides with President Xi Jinping’s visit to the island, and initiatives include setting up a trial free-trade zone and building up Hainan’s tourism industry.

China will control the number of vehicles in Hainan in “a scientific way,” in a bid to make the island a place with a “green lifestyle,” according to Xinhua.

China to Support Horse Racing, Expand Sports Lottery in Hainan

While the report didn’t give details or a timeline on the fossil fuel-vehicle ban, the initiative fits with Xi’s broader campaign to promote electric autos. His administration is implementing new-energy vehicle production quotas, targeting a seven-fold increase in NEV sales and considering a ban on gas guzzlers as China tries to clear the air in polluted cities and cut its reliance on imported oil.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Independence Contract Drilling, Inc.(ICD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Independence Contract (NYSE: ICD) and Pacific Drilling (OTCMKTS:PACDQ) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends and profitability.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: EXCO Resources NL(XCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded down 8.9% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 28th. X-Coin has a total market cap of $76,806.00 and $235.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, X-Coin has traded 15.7% lower against the U.S. dollar. One X-Coin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0062 or 0.00000087 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded up 3% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on August 21st. During the last week, X-Coin has traded up 3.4% against the US dollar. One X-Coin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0058 or 0.00000089 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $71,468.00 and approximately $60.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about EXCO Resources (NYSE:XCO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EXCO Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 45.0615500193326 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded down 14.7% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on June 27th. During the last week, X-Coin has traded 22.2% lower against the dollar. One X-Coin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0079 or 0.00000130 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $98,336.00 and approximately $1,753.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    X-Coin (XCO) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. Its launch date was February 26th, 2015. X-Coin’s total supply is 12,384,976 coins. X-Coin’s official website is x-coin.info. X-Coin’s official Twitter account is @XcoinNews and its Facebook page is accessible here.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Natural gas pipeline giant Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) announced today that it agreed to acquire the rest of its master limited partnership (MLP) Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) that it didn’t already own in a $10.5 billion deal. Not to be outdone, Canadian energy infrastructure giant Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) made an offer to acquire its namesake MLP Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP), along with the rest of its publicly traded entities, including Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE:SEP). These transactions have big implications not only for investors in these entities but for those who own other pipeline companies, too.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) from Buy to Hold..

    Williams Partners shares fell 0.63 percent to close at $41.23 on Friday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Williams Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) – US Capital Advisors decreased their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Williams Pipeline Partners in a research note issued to investors on Monday, May 14th. US Capital Advisors analyst B. Followill now forecasts that the pipeline company will post earnings per share of $0.39 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.41. US Capital Advisors also issued estimates for Williams Pipeline Partners’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS.

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    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 Matthew DiLallo]

    Overall, earnings at both Williams and its MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were down slightly versus the year-ago period due to asset sales, while cash flow modestly increased thanks to lower interest expenses.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market stayed in a pretty narrow range on Thursday, climbing early in the session but then slowly drifting lower through the afternoon hours. In the absence of major news, investors largely looked forward to key events like trade negotiations among the world’s largest economies. Other financial markets saw mixed moves as well, with 10-year Treasury yields climbing above 3.1% while oil prices stayed comfortably above $70 per barrel. Despite the quiet day, some companies had good news that pushed their shares sharply higher. World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE), Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), and Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) 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.

Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bill Barrett Corporation(BBG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Bill Barrett Co. (NYSE:BBG) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twelve ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $7.28.

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Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan got a 36% raise after one of the darkest years in the bank’s history.

At his own recommendation, Sloan isn’t receiving a cash bonus, according to filings late Wednesday. The CEO cited “significant but incomplete progress on addressing compliance and operational risk-management issues.”

That’s one way to describe the series of scandals that have rocked Wells Fargo (WFC) for the past year and a half, prompting unprecedented sanctions in February from the Federal Reserve.

In fact, just hours after Wells Fargo revealed its pay figures, Reuters reported that the bank could face more penalties related to forcing customers into auto insurance they didn’t need. Wells Fargo and the regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, declined to comment on the report.

Sloan’s total compensation climbed to $17.4 million, compared with almost $13 million in 2016. While the CEO missed the cash bonus that other top Wells execs received, he still made a base salary of $2.4 million. Sloan also received $87,203 worth of installation and upgrades to his home security system.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Southern Company (SO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SSE (OTCMKTS: SSEZY) and Southern (NYSE:SO) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about Southern (NYSE:SO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southern earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.6142788641053 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Southern Company (NYSE: SO) dropped about 2% Tuesday to post a 52-week low of $43.16 after closing at $44.04 on Monday. The 52-week high is $53.51. Volume was around 7.3 million, about 35% higher than the daily average. The company had no specific news.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc.(NXST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ:NXST) had its price target cut by B. Riley to $87.00. They currently have a buy rating on the stock.

    Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Ralph Lauren outperformed the industry in the past six months backed by robust bottom-line performance in recent quarters. Notably, third-quarter fiscal 2018 marked the company’s 12th consecutive earnings beat while sales lagged estimates after a beat in the previous quarter. Additionally, the company’s Way Forward Plan is on track, and it remains keen on bolstering digital and international presence. Also, the company has been gaining from favorable geographic and channel mix shifts along with lower promotions and reduced product costs. Further, management adjusted fiscal 2018 outlook to account for the positive currency rates, which are likely to aid revenues and operating margins. However, its North America business continues to suffer due to distribution and brand exits, planned reduction in shipments and promotions to enhance the quality of sales, and lower customer demand.”

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) and Liberty Media Formula One Series C (NASDAQ:FWONK) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and risk.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Autohome Inc.(ATHM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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    Dow Jones Falls Before Trump’s Iran Decision; These 2 IBD 50 Stocks Jump (investors.com) Autohome Quarterly Earnings Beat Estimates, Guides Higher (finance.yahoo.com) Autohome (ATHM) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.11 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Earnings Reaction History: Autohome Inc., 44.4% Follow-Through Indicator, 4.6% Sensitive (nasdaq.com) BRIEF-Autohome Reports Qtrly Earnings Per Share Of RMB 4.05 (reuters.com)

    Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Autohome from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $99.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, March 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $73.97.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Autohome (NYSE: ATHM) and Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Tencent’s and JD’s investments inBitauto, which date back over three years, allow the two companies to expand their ecosystems into the online automotive market. By tethering itself to Tencent’s WeChat and JD’s online marketplace, Bitauto widens its moat against Autohome (NYSE:ATHM), its primary rival.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Watsco, Inc.(WSO.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Watsco Inc Class B (NYSE:WSO.B) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 2nd, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 17th will be given a dividend of 1.45 per share by the construction company on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a $5.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 16th.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: EXCO Resources NL(XCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded down 8.9% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on May 28th. X-Coin has a total market cap of $76,806.00 and $235.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last week, X-Coin has traded 15.7% lower against the U.S. dollar. One X-Coin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0062 or 0.00000087 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded down 1.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on July 1st. During the last week, X-Coin has traded up 37.4% against the dollar. One X-Coin coin can now be bought for $0.0088 or 0.00000137 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $108,460.00 and approximately $881.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about EXCO Resources (NYSE:XCO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EXCO Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 45.0615500193326 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    X-Coin (CURRENCY:XCO) traded down 14.7% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on June 27th. During the last week, X-Coin has traded 22.2% lower against the dollar. One X-Coin coin can currently be purchased for about $0.0079 or 0.00000130 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and YoBit. X-Coin has a total market cap of $98,336.00 and approximately $1,753.00 worth of X-Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Discovery Communications, Inc.(DISCB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Discovery (NASDAQ:DISCB) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.13, Morningstar.com reports. Discovery had a negative net margin of 7.40% and a positive return on equity of 19.34%. The company had revenue of $2.31 billion for the quarter.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    You might thinkDiscovery Inc.’s (NASDAQ:DISCA) (NASDAQ:DISCK) (NASDAQ:DISCB) stations primarily feature nature videos and celebrity cooks, but did you know it’s actually becoming a player on the international sports scene? While known for its namesake Discovery Channel and documentary brands such as The Learning Channel, HGTV, and the Food Network, Discovery has actually been in the sports business since 2012, when it first acquired a minority stake in European sports channel Eurosport. Discovery was apparently pleased enough with the channel’s progress to buy 100% of Eurosport in July 2015, and that year, Eurosport won the exclusive rights to broadcast the Olympics in Europe from 2018-2022.

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Do you invest in dividend growth stocks? If you don’t, you ought to consider doing so. These dividend stocks to buy could be your ticket to a better retirement.

Many dividend investors get caught up focusing on yield when the growth is what’s truly important. By utilizing the power of compound interest, investors can achieve higher returns by merely owning the stocks of companies who regularly hike their dividends.

A Canadian finance site, Hardbacon, provides an excellent example why investing in dividend growth stocks is a sound idea:

“If you invest in a stock which pays $1 in dividends a year and costs $25, it means it yields 4% at the time you buy it (dividend yield on cost),” wrote Sam Kovacs. “If the company increases its dividend 10 cents every year, in 10 years those same stocks which you bought for $25 will be paying out $2 in dividends, an outstanding 8% yield on cost.”

That’s the power of income-growth stocks. Here are seven dividend stocks to buy that are worth owning. If that’s not enough to get your mouth salivating, each has hiked its dividends in 2017 by 20% or more!

Hot Canadian Stocks For 2019: Express Scripts Holding Company(ESRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Analysts are expecting Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) to have earned $0.47 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion in the latest quarter. Discovery Communications shares rose 0.17 percent to $29.08 in after-hours trading.
    Analysts expect T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ: TMUS) to report

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    Larry Robbins and his Glenview Capital Management LLC said he is supportive of health insurance titan Cigna Corp.’s (CI) acquisition of Express Scripts Holdings Co. (ESRX) , the country’s largest benefits management group, in a deal announced in March worth $67 billion.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Jeff UbbenTwenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX) – 53,326,334 shares, 18.41% of the total portfolio. Alliance Data Systems Corp (ADS) – 5,877,400 shares, 15.07% of the total portfolio. CBRE Group Inc (CBG) – 24,916,923 shares, 10.92% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 13.72%KKR & Co LP (KKR) – 47,750,000 shares, 10.18% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.82%Morgan Stanley (MS) – 17,959,620 shares,

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ESRX) which traded down 11% at $59.98. The stocks 52-week range is $57.80 to $80.02. Volume was 35.4 million versus the daily average of 4.4 million shares.

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    Express Scripts Holding (Nasdaq: ESRX) has already stated publicly that it would be open to an acquisition. The company is the largest PBM in the United States, with more than 1.4 billion adjusted claims processed annually as well as a strong home delivery pharmaceuticals service.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Both CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) and Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) sank 5% while Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ: ESRX), one of the primary providers of pharmacy benefits, dropped 9.7% in response to the disruptive impact the announced partnership could have on the industry. Altogether, the healthcare sector lost a combined $30 billion in market share in the first two hours of trading today.

Hot Canadian Stocks For 2019: YRC Worldwide Inc.(YRCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)

Hot Canadian Stocks For 2019: EXCO Resources NL(XCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    These are the 10 best penny stocks that have seen the biggest returns over the last week (March 7 – March 14)…

    Penny StockCurrent PriceWeekly Gain (March 7 – March 14)Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OCRX)$1.47+147.1%Internap Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP)$3.28+41.4%Soligenix Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX)$2.94+40%Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE: NMM)$2.63+37%QuickLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QUIK)$2.14+30.5%Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP)$4.60+22.7EXCO Resources Inc. (NYSE: XCO)$0.65+20.5%Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC)$4.38+20.3%Hebron Technology Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: HEBT)$3.99+19.1%Curis Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS)$2.85+18.4%

    As a reminder, this is only a tracking metric of penny stocks trading on SEC-regulated exchanges like the Nasdaq and NYSE. Although these top penny stocks are safer than those trading on the pink sheets, we don’t recommend buying any of them without the proper amount of financial research.

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First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) stock jumped 5.4 percent Sept. 22 to a new 52-week high of $53.00 after a positive ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission. The ruling left the door open for President Donald Trump to potentially restrict solar imports, a move that would likely support domestic solar prices.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    These are the 10 best penny stocks that have seen the biggest returns over the last week (March 7 – March 14)…

    Penny StockCurrent PriceWeekly Gain (March 7 – March 14)Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OCRX)$1.47+147.1%Internap Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP)$3.28+41.4%Soligenix Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX)$2.94+40%Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE: NMM)$2.63+37%QuickLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QUIK)$2.14+30.5%Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP)$4.60+22.7EXCO Resources Inc. (NYSE: XCO)$0.65+20.5%Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC)$4.38+20.3%Hebron Technology Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: HEBT)$3.99+19.1%Curis Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS)$2.85+18.4%

    As a reminder, this is only a tracking metric of penny stocks trading on SEC-regulated exchanges like the Nasdaq and NYSE. Although these top penny stocks are safer than those trading on the pink sheets, we don’t recommend buying any of them without the proper amount of financial research.

free stock market quotes: Viva Entertainment Group (OTTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    If Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) seems a little perkier than usual today, you’re not imagining things – it is. At first glance it would be easy to conclude it was yesterday afternoon’s news that prodded OTTV a bit, and maybe that’s got something to do with it. More than anything though, the extra spring in the stock’s step most likely has to do with the fact that the company is hosting a pre-launch party this evening, and traders are (understandably) thinking tomorrow could be a very big day for Viva Entertainment Group shares.

    If it vaguely rings a bell, that may be because the company announced the event back in mid-November, mentioning there would be special performances by Grammy Award winner Jorge Moreno, and SMG/SONY RED recording artist Soleil J. Guests would also be able to try out the over-the-top television service Viva has built right at the party. Once those attendees see first-hand what a game-changer the platform could be, odds are good they’ll want to invest the next chance they get. That would be Wednesday morning. Waiting until then, however, could be too late, so savvy traders are trickling in now.

    As a refresher, Viva Middleware is a turn-key technology that allows anyone to get into the OTT business with their own customized over-the-top television service. Live broadcasts, on-demand, music channels and original programming are all possible. This means they can customize the product locally or regionally, or thematically, like an all-sports or an all sci-fi venue. The possibilities are endless, which is in stark contrast to Netflix’s “what you get is what you get” approach.

    Viva Entertainment Group has been putting the pieces of the puzzle together all year long…. technology, personnel, clients, content.

    The latest of the personnel additions was announced on Monday -Mr. Rory Conaway is now on the OTTV Board of Directors.

    It’s a nice pickup. Rory Conaway has been in the IT and Wireless I

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    Calling a spade a spade, Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is the dominant name in the over-the-top television space right now, though Sling TV, from DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) deserves a mention. For that matter, the relatively new Vue service from Sony Corp (NYSE:SNE) has the potential to cause problems for both DISH and Netflix, as Vue offers several different bundles, all of which include some major network broadcasts (a big piece of the pie Netflix is missing).

    And yet, for as popular as those OTT choices are, they’re not necessarily great investments right now, as each alternative to traditional cable television is on the verge of a major disruption now that a new technology has been unveiled by creator Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV). In short, Viva Entertainment Group will allow anyone to get into the subscription-based IPTV game with their own customized version of an over-the-top service, and even within that platform the subscriber has more choice than Sony Vue, Sling TV, or Netflix can provide.

    The reality check was delivered this morning on the heels of a press release/shareholder update. Some of what Viva Entertainment Group was already known. Some of what was said, though, was new, and compelling.

    For the unfamiliar, Viva Entertainment Group is the name behind Viva Middleware… a white label app that any third party can utilize as a means of selling OTT, IPTV services to their crowd of users as a means of generating revenue.

    There are multiple advantages to this platform and arrangement, including a custom-built product that can effectively target a particular demographic. Case in point? Last week, OTTV entered a joint venture with Oi2 Media to create an OTT product catering to the Latino market. Oi2 Media is the United States’ biggest distributor of Latino-centric digital content, offering both music and television. It’s the name behind CNN en Espanol and ESPN Deportes Radio, just

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    Don’t look for any news to explain the big 73% surge Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) dished out on Monday – you won’t find it, because there wasn’t any. Rather, OTTV shares popped all on their own.

    The knee-jerk reaction may be to presume OTTV stock is destined to roll back just as quickly as the rally materialized. And, that may well be what’s in the cards. Before looking past Viva Entertainment Group as an investment opportunity that’s dead money until further notice though, Monday’s mostly-overlooked action may be a huge bullish clue.

    For the unfamiliar, the company’s product is called Viva Middleware. The software/platform allows anyone to get into the over-the-top television business like Netflix and Hulu already are. Telecom service providers, media websites, universities, and pretty much anyone else can custom-build their own IPTV service, and collect subscription fees and/or ad revenue for doing so. Viva does all the back-end work, while the seller collects the customers.

    The trick is simply filling the pipeline with content, and at the same time, convincing customers that there’s enough quality content at the source to become a paying subscriber. And in this case, the fact that the app works on any operating system or any device is a key selling feature.

    Viva Entertainment Group has already been curating content for a while now, and has a nice library including a huge number of radio stations.

    The stock, though, hasn’t exactly been rewarding even though the company’s back-story has been compelling. That paradigm shift may have changed on Monday.

    Take a look. Out of nowhere, a ton of volume materialized on Monday… most of it bullish. There’s still a ton of ground left to make up, to be sure, but this is interesting. There was far more buying than selling on Monday, on HUGE volume. Why the sudden interest in buying a beaten-down OTTV? That’s the point. For one reason or another, the mood/rheto

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    If one wants to know why cord-cutting is a full-blown movement, one only has to look at Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV). And, in light of today’s news, the movement is only going to accelerate as we move deeper into 2017. Fans of small cap stocks and technological paradigm shifts may want to put OTTV on their radar, if not in their portfolio.

    The product is called Viva Middleware, which in simplest terms is a turn-key technology that allows anyone to get into the OTT (over the top television) business with their own customized over-the-top television service. Live broadcasts, on-demand, music channels and original programming are all possible. This means they can customize the product locally or regionally, or thematically, like an all-sports or an all sci-fi venue. Indeed, the company has already announced a joint venture with Oi2 Media – the United States’ biggest distributor of Latino-centric digital content – to create an OTT product catering to a specific segment of the nation’s demographic. The possibilities are endless though… including such a service from Viva Entertainment Group itself.

    That is, in fact, what’s been happening. Over the course of the past several months the company has been in discussions with several digital video content providers and venues, adding their content to Viva’s platform. Last month it added FlixFling content to its already-extensive library. Today, it announced it would be piping in content from TikiLIVE, which offers online access to an impressive array of television programs that many consumers presumed were only available with a cable subscription.

    Viva Entertainment Group CEO Johnny Falcones explained:

free stock market quotes: Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Universal Health Services (UHS) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after BuzzFeed published an investigative story alleging that the company’s psychiatric hospitals put profits ahead of people.

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    Shares of Universal Health Services dropped 12% to$111.30 today, while the S&P 500 rose 1.3% to 2,241.35, a record high.

    Universal Health Services’ stock had been minding its business for most of the day–it was up 1.1% at $127.76 at 3:10 p.m. today–when the story by BuzzFeed’s Rosalind Adams went live. Here’s the gist:

    Millwood Hospital is part of Americas largest psychiatric hospital chain, Universal Health Services, or UHS. Its more than 200 psychiatric facilities across the country admitted nearly 450,000 patients last year. The result was almost $7.5 billion in revenues from inpatient care last year and profit margins of around 30%. More than a third of the companys overall revenue from both medical hospitals and psychiatric facilities comes from taxpayers through Medicare and Medicaid.

    A yearlong BuzzFeed News investigation based on interviews with 175 current and former UHS staff, including 18 executives who ran UHS hospitals; more than 120 additional interviews with patients, government investigators, and other experts; and a cache of internal documents raises grave questions about the extent to which those profits were achieved at the expense of patients.

    Universal Health Services market capitalization dropped to $10.7 billion today from $12.3 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $680 million on sales of $9 billion in 2015.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Universal Health Services (UHS), yesterday’s biggest loser, soared to the top of the S&P 500 today as it rebounded from the massive selloff.

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    Universal Health Servicesgained 6.9% to $108.57 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.4% to 2,262.03.

    Weakness in Universal Health Services began when Buzzfeed ran an article last week, contending the companys psychiatric hospitals put profits ahead of people. Yesterday, it tumbled when Raymond James cut its rating on the stock due to problems that could be caused by a potential Senate investigation.

    Universal Health Services’ market capitalization rose to $10.5 today from $9.8 billion yesterday, nearly recouping its drop from $10.6 billion on Dec. 13.

    It reported net income of $680 million on sales of $9 billion in 2015.

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Fear that expense could return if Obamacare is repealed hammered hospital stocks on Nov. 9. HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HCA) fell almost 11%. Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS) slipped nearly 7%. And Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) plummeted almost 25%.

free stock market quotes: Jewett-Cameron Trading Company(JCTCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Jewett-Cameron Trading Company Ltd (NASDAQ: JCTCF) shares shot up 11 percent to $13.35. Jewett-Cameron reported Q3 earnings of $0.53 per share on revenue of $16.7 million.

free stock market quotes: Canon, Inc.(CAJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Carroll]

    Nikon’s story is similar to what’s plaguing its Japanese rival, Canon (NYSE: CAJ  ) . Canon’s stock has nosedived by 20% year to date, but the stock’s recovered nearly 3% over the past month. Don’t let appearances fool you: The company slashed its full-year sales and profit forecasts back in July, as the worldwide camera market has slumped, and as smartphones continue to take over this aging niche. Canon’s route back to respectability looks like a treacherous climb.

  • [By Paul R. La Monica]

    Miscellaneous shorts. Lamensdorf is also betting against Japanese printer and camera giant Canon (CAJ) since he believes the company still hasn’t figured out a way to compete with smartphones.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now

At the end of January this year, I wrote an article on Seeking Alpha wherein I talked about Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) and the fact that it seemed to offer, at that time, a very interesting risk/reward payoff. Out of curiosity, I decided to look back and see if the business still makes sense for investors to consider, or if it would be best to move away from the company moving forward.

A brief update

In my last piece on Rite Aid, I pointed out that the management team of it and the management team of Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) concluded that the premium being paid by the latter in acquiring the former was too rich. Shares of Rite Aid plummeted in response to this shift, which took shares from a buyout price of $9 apiece to between $6.50 and $7 per share. If management sold 1,200 stores or more, investors would receive the smaller sum but if Rite Aid ended up divesting of 1,000 or fewer, the price would be higher at $7.

No matter how you stack this, it’s a pretty big shift for investors to digest but, in some ways, it’s better than the deal falling through entirely. What’s more is that, immediately after the news broke, shares of the drugstore chain declined to a price of $5.74 apiece. This meant that, at the time and if you assume the transaction will go through accordingly, investors should get a pre-tax return (those who bought in at that price) of between 13.2% and 22%.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    This toll operator business model allows Visa to boast some of the thickest profit margins of any business. Its operating margin currently stands at 67%, besting its biggest competitor, MasterCard (NYSE: MA), whose profit margins sit at 54%. Based on our latest research, that’s more profitable than 98% of all companies in the S&P 500.

  • [By David Zeiler]

    Ethereum has plenty of real-world catalysts driving it already:

    It’s become the foundation of the booming ICO phenomenon, through which cryptocurrency-based startups have raised millions of dollars in a matter of minutes. Most new tokens are either based on Ethereum and/or require users to buy the cryptocurrency with Ethereum. It’s Turing complete, which means the Ethereum network can function as a giant, global computer. That’s what makes Ethereum an ideal platform for applications like smart contracts. And it’s enabled the creation of a new kind of app, “Dapps,” or distributed applications that run on the network. Businesses are adopting it. The 150-plus companies in the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance include some of the world’s biggest and most prestigious corporations, such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), Mastercard Inc. (NYSE: MA), and Deloitte.

    Related: What’s the Best Cryptocurrency to Invest in Today?

  • [By ]

    We’re confident that this year’s list is poised to perform just as our previous picks — which is no small feat. We’ve bagged winners like the 64.3% return from Mastercard (NYSE: MA), 44.3% from Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), 38.9% from Deere (NYSE: DE) and even 101.8% from Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS).

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    But before we get to the stock pick, here’s a list of the 10 top-performing Warren Buffett stocks so far this year…

    Company YTD Gains
    Moody’s Corp. (NYSE: MCO) 34.25%
    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) 30.24%
    Verisign Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN) 29.88%
    Restaurant Brands Inc. (NYSE: QSR) 29.16%
    WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) 28.97%
    Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) 26.20%
    Liberty Sirius XM Group Class C (Nasdaq: LSXMK) 24.54%
    MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) 24.35%
    Liberty Sirius XM Group Class A (Nasdaq: LSXMA) 22.89%
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: SIRI) 22.81%

    Again, we don’t recommend all of the stocks above for retail investors. After all, Warren Buffett is one of the most wealthy and legendary investors in history. He has a completely different set of goals from us.

  • [By Mitchell Clark]

     This is a stock to own for the long term. It has an excellent long-term track record. Management just announced another dividend increase and more share repurchases.

    Earnings growth in 2016 is expected to accelerate over the performance in 2015. The big credit card brands are institutional favorites.

    MasterCard Incorporated’s (NYSE:MA) sales and earnings growth have been quite consistent over the years.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: EXCO Resources NL(XCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    These are the 10 best penny stocks that have seen the biggest returns over the last week (March 7 – March 14)…

    Penny StockCurrent PriceWeekly Gain (March 7 – March 14)Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: OCRX)$1.47+147.1%Internap Corp. (Nasdaq: INAP)$3.28+41.4%Soligenix Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX)$2.94+40%Navios Maritime Partners LP (NYSE: NMM)$2.63+37%QuickLogic Corp. (Nasdaq: QUIK)$2.14+30.5%Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP)$4.60+22.7EXCO Resources Inc. (NYSE: XCO)$0.65+20.5%Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC)$4.38+20.3%Hebron Technology Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: HEBT)$3.99+19.1%Curis Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS)$2.85+18.4%

    As a reminder, this is only a tracking metric of penny stocks trading on SEC-regulated exchanges like the Nasdaq and NYSE. Although these top penny stocks are safer than those trading on the pink sheets, we don’t recommend buying any of them without the proper amount of financial research.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Liberty Broadband Corporation(LBRDK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Andrew Tonner]

    After focusing on his philanthropic activities for a number of years, Soros resumed a more active role at his eponymous Soros Fund Management in mid-2016.Around the same time,the famed investor loaded up on shares of Liberty Broadband (NASDAQ:LBRDK) (NASDAQ:LBRDA), and the roughly $615 million stake he owns in the company represented his largest holding in his latest quarterly filing — and for good reason.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    2016 was an interesting year for Halliburton (NYSE:HAL). Not only did the oil-field services company work through one of the largest downturns in the history of oil and gas, but it also had to deal with the financial fallout from a major acquisition blowing up in its face. When it reported fourth-quarter and fiscal 2016 earnings this week, the company showed that it had taken a big blow, but was ready to move on to the next big thing in the oil and gas market. Let’s take a quick look at the company’s results for the year that was, and see what could be in store in the coming quarters.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA), Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL), Revlon Inc. (NYSE: REV), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) and U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) reported stronger-than-expected profit for its third quarter on Monday.

    Halliburton posted quarterly adjusted earnings of $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.44 billion. However, analysts expected earnings of $0.37 per share on revenue of $5.35 billion.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) released fiscal third-quarter earnings report after markets closed on Thursday. The company posted $1.11 in earnings per share (EPS) and $100.5 million in revenue. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters called for $0.94 in EPS and $97.3 million in revenue. The same period from last year had $1.08 in EPS and $93.2 million in revenue.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Ambarella, Inc. (AMBA) has been all over the map over the last few years. It has defied gravity both to the up and to the downside, and although today’s suggested short of the stock is strictly technical, we do believe its current share price has once again gotten a little out of line when you compare it to the rest of the markets’ valuation metrics right now.

  • [By Jack Delaney]

    Here are 10 virtual reality stocks to watch in 2017, with today’s opening price (Feb. 22) and the year-to-date (YTD) return thus far:

    3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD); $17.12; +26.71% YTDUniversal Display Corp. (Nasdaq: OLED); $71.60; +25.49% YTDAdvanced Micro Devices Inc. (Nasdaq: AMD); $14.30; +24.22% YTDFacebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB); $133.60; +18.64% YTDAdobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE); $119.67; +15.93% YTDSony Corp. (NYSE ADR: SNE); $31.29; +11.49% YTDAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL); $848; +7.49% YTDAmbarella Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA); $57.85; +6.26% YTDMicrosoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT); $64.33; +3.16% YTDRockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE: COL); $93.97; +0.97% YTD

    The virtual reality industry could reach $33.9 billion in value by 2022, which is why virtual reality stocks are more popular than ever.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) also is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results Thursday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.37 in EPS and $70.3 million in revenue. Shares closed at $48.89. The consensus price target is $57.50, and the 52-week range is $40.06 to $66.23.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMBA) reported fiscal fourth quarter financial results after markets closed on Tuesday. The company posted $0.92 in earnings per share (EPS) and $87.5 million in revenue, versus consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.74 in EPS and $86.07 million in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.64 in EPS on $67.97 million in revenue.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) wasn’t as scintillating as NVIDIA last year, merely marching in place. However, the provider of video compression and image processing semiconductors has seen its stock pop ninefold since going public at $6 five years ago.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nord Anglia Education, Inc.(NORD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long on small cap international school stock Nord Anglia Education Inc (NYSE: NORD):

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Nord Anglia Education Inc (NASDAQ: NORD) shares shot up 19 percent to $32.83 after the company agreed to be acquired for $32.50 per share in cash.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lithium X Energy Corp. (LIXXF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].

  • [By Tom Bishop]

    Lithium X Energy NPV (LIXXF) owns 50% of the Sal de los Angeles lithium brine project in the prolific “Lithium Triangle” in mining friendly Salta province, Argentina.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hercules Offshore Inc.(HERO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ: HERO) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $1.79 per share on revenue of $68.65 million.

    You On Demand Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOD) is expected to report its quarterly earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ: HERO) shares dropped 46 percent to $1.05 as the company reported that it has entered into a restructuring support agreement with lenders.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Panera Bread Company(PNRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer wanted to talk a little psychology. With its after-hours move Tuesday, Panera Bread (PNRA) is up more than 16% this week on takeover speculation. Panera is an old Action Alerts PLUS name, one the trust sold at a nice gain, too. 

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Then there’s Panera Bread (PNRA) , a company that had lost its way. But after interviewing Panera’s CEO Ron Shaich, Cramer learned that at its new, remodeled “Panera 2.0” stores, the lines were out the door. As the rollout continued, earnings only got stronger. Never underestimate the power of a restaurant redo, Cramer concluded.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Keurigs plight (actually, JABs) is worsening, with the K-cup market slowing to almost no growth now, and Keurig continuing to lose own brands share. Starbucks (SBUX) echoed the notion of a K-cup market slowdown at its seminar on Wednesday (and is guiding for its [consumer packaged goods, or CPG,] growth below recent trends), but it expects to increase its share of total CPG coffee to 20% from 15%. Come early February it will be a year since the closing of the Keurig deal for JAB Holdings. The pressure on JAB is more significant if we take into account the high leverage of the deal (JAB contributed one fourth of the $12Bn price tag). It is a tough predicament. On the one hand we argue that to make that deal work, they need to buy more (own) brands either from the retail channel (that can be extended to CPG: Dunkin (DNKN)? Panera (PNRA)?), or outright buy CPG brands (like the entire Kraft Heinz portfolio, and or Tata Groups Eight OClock brand). But can/how do they fund these deals? Maybe Mars and Warren Buffett (Mars is involved in office coffee with Starbucks), private equity, and or 3G can help? While this note is not about Positive-rated Mondelez, we have mentioned before a scenario where Kraft Heinz buys Mondelez and partly funds the deal by selling its own CPG coffee business (~$3Bn we say) to JAB as well as divests the Mondelez 20% plus stakes in Keurig (North America) and Jacobs Douwe Egberts (Western Europe), which together at this stage are worth ~$7-8Bn. But, yes, JAB will need deep-pocket partners and generous lenders. Net, JAB needs to do something soon.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    In late March, the company informed investors that after a two-year undertaking, it had finally removed all preservatives from its tortillas, making the Chipotle menu completely preservative-free. The company also called out competitors McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) and Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) for marketing their menus as “natural,” as Chipotle insisted these other restaurants still use preservatives made in a lab.

Top 10 High Tech Stocks To Watch Right Now: Oshkosh Corporation(OSK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    The six companies that met the criterion are:

    Oshkosh Corp (NYSE: OSK). Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX). SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN). Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SU). Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD). Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS).
    Oshkosh

    Oshkosh is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies and is based in Wisconsin. The company operates under four business segments, namely access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Oshkosh (OSK) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $62 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as the stock is trading at 21x expected 2017 earnings, analysts said. 

  • [By Rich Smith]

      I first named Oshkosh my top stock pick back in September, when the stock cost $42 and change. Since then, the stock has gone down, and sells for $3 less. So am I supposed to dislike Oshkosh stock now?

    No. To the contrary, I like it even more. (About $3 more, in fact).

    You see, even in the process of picking Oshkosh back then, I warned investors: "I don’t know whether Oshkosh will be the best-performing stock in the world in the month of September, but I’ve got a strong hunch about the next six months." And that hunch remains — because the facts have not changed.

    This past summer, Oshkosh was named the winner of the Pentagon’s contract to build a next-gen "Humvee" — an armored Joint Light Tactical Vehicle that will serve the U.S. military for decades to come. Oshkosh won an initial award to produce 17,000 vehicles for $6.7 billion. Ultimately, though, this is a contract that could swell to $30 billion or more for production, maintenance, and upgrade of approximately 55,000 JLTVs across all military branches.

    So why hasn’t Oshkosh stock moved in response to the contract? Mainly because rival bidderLockheed Martin threw a monkey wrench into the contracts process, first protesting the JLTV award to Oshkosh, and then, when that protest was rejected, filing suit in court to try to win the contract away from its rival.

    Personally, I think Lockheed Martin will lose that suit as well. After all, Lockheed’s forte is in fighter jets, while Oshkosh is the military’s premier supplier of trucks like JLTV, as well as the Army’s M-ATV vehicle (a small, all-terrain MRAP). Perhaps recognizing this, AM General, the other company that bid against Oshkosh on JLTV and lost, declined to protest the award. Lockheed took the other road, but I expect it will be a dead end for Lockheed as well.