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Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019

The beauty retailing segment has certainly been hot in recent quarters as major players like Ulta continue to soar. Sally Beauty (NYSE:SBH) has also joined in the bull market for all things beauty but despite its operational success, the stock has just bounced around for years. The company’s full-year results and guidance would certainly suggest the good times will continue to roll for SBH so to my eye, the stock looks cheap here at just 14.4 times forward earnings.

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Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Rent-A-Center Inc.(RCII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) saw a large drop in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 21,844,410 shares, a drop of 21.9% from the May 31st total of 27,979,079 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 5,032,779 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.3 days. Currently, 45.0% of the shares of the stock are short sold.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a weak day for the stock market, with most major benchmarks losing ground. Further concerns about the potential for a deepening divide between the U.S. and China weighed on sentiment, and some also fear that steadily rising interest rates could eventually put pressure on stocks. Yet some companies still had good news that sent their individual shares higher. Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII), PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTCT), and Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp decreased its holdings in shares of Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) by 52.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 72,200 shares of the company’s stock after selling 79,200 shares during the period. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp owned about 0.14% of Rent-A-Center worth $623,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It’s been a long time since the pessimism has been this thick when it comes to Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), judging by the number of people betting against the satellite radio provider. Sirius XM kicked off this month with nearly 275.5 million shares sold short, its highest tally on that front in more than a year.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Pandora seemed to be left for dead last summer. Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) abandoned plans to acquire Pandora, settling for a more cost-effective minority stake in the streaming platform. With Sirius XM content to ride shotgun instead of taking the wheel and listener numbers languishing, investors started dumping the stock through the latter half of last year.  

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Two of the hottest media distributor stocks in recent years are joining forces for a comedy radio channel. Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced on Wednesday that it will be teaming up with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) for an exclusive satellite radio channel that will feature content from the streaming video service’s growing catalog of stand-up comedy. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) hit a new 12-year high of $7.08 this week, and in terms of market cap the satellite radio provider has never been as valuable as it is right now. The market darling hasn’t traded this high since late 2005, and it’s fair to say that this was an entirely different company back then. Sirius had yet to merge with XM. The share count was substantially lower. 

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

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    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer analyzes Thursday’s trending stocks from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange including Macy’s (M) , Amazon (AMZN) , Etsy (ETSY) , XPO Logistics (XPO) and Groupon (GRPN) . 

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) is one of the largest providers of trucking and logistics services in the world. In particular, the company has expanded its trucking strategy to provide less-than-truckload transportation services to its customers.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    However, the fast casual market became increasingly crowded with rival chains like Panera Bread and Chipotle, and Zoe’s got squeezed between traditional dine-in restaurants like Darden’s Olive Garden and evolving fast food players like Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) and McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD).

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hanson: Dinosaur bones. Fossils. It wasn’t Jurassic Park. But it’s neat, if you go, you can hike on these trails and you can see the fossils being exposed. It’s neat, it’s really cool. The kids liked it. If you go to Canada, one thing that’s ubiquitous in Canada, Tim Hortons. We went there for breakfast and my kids just could not get enough of the biscuits and the Timbits, which are the equivalent of Munchkins. My son has his Robinhood account now, so he’s always on the lookout for stocks to buy. He said, “Can I buy Tim Hortons stock?” And I said, “Yes you can.” And actually, I told him a story. A long time ago, when I was in college, I actually bought Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) stock on the thesis that Baja Fresh, which they owned at the time, was the next hot concept, and way better than Chipotle. Now, you fast forward a couple of years, Baja Fresh basically was worthless to Wendy’s. Chipotle had gone on to be the winner in the burrito space. Obviously since reverted to the mean. But, made a lot of money on Wendy’s because of Tim Horton’s. They also own Tim Hortons, and Tim Hortons is growing crazy for them, they’re growing all across Canada and the U.S. 

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Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Medical Software Rallies As Health Care’s Tech Conversion Accelerates (investors.com) What Are UnitedHealth’s Key Sources of Revenue? (trefis.com) Humana (HUM) and Monida Ink Deal, Enhances In-Network Access (finance.yahoo.com) Is UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Outperforming Other Medical Stocks This Year? (finance.yahoo.com) UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Price Target Increased to $285.00 by Analysts at BMO Capital Markets (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $275.00 to $285.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $278.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $275.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $270.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $260.00 to $270.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Twenty-seven research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $257.58.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-best performer among the Dow Jones industrials so far this year is Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), which is up 15.28%. That is followed by Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), up 18.3%, UnitedHealthGroup Inc. (NYSE: UNH), up 13.7%, and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), up 13.5%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, only 11 have managed to post a gain to date in 2018.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Going into earnings season, one school of thought was that investors might be concerned more about companies’ forward guidance in some cases than in Q1 results. There was worry that perhaps the recent market turmoil and fears of a possible trade war could dampen some S&P 500 firms’ expectations for what the near future might bring. It’s less than a week since earnings began and guidance could still represent a speed bump in coming weeks, but so far it hasn’t been a problem. For instance, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) raised fiscal year guidance Tuesday, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) raised its revenue guidance. In other signs of general good cheer, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) raised its quarterly dividend, while Netflix (NFLX) reported big gains in subscriber growth. It’s still really early and things could change, but maybe some of those guidance fears could have been, shall we say, misguided? 

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Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By ]

    The company’s properties are freestanding, not located in malls or shopping centers (which means better margins, lower rent volatility and less dependence on imperiled anchors). Better still, 96% of its rental income is shielded from e-commerce threats. After all, gas stations, drug stores and fast-food chains like Wendy’s (Nasdaq: WEN) don’t compete with Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN).

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hanson: Dinosaur bones. Fossils. It wasn’t Jurassic Park. But it’s neat, if you go, you can hike on these trails and you can see the fossils being exposed. It’s neat, it’s really cool. The kids liked it. If you go to Canada, one thing that’s ubiquitous in Canada, Tim Hortons. We went there for breakfast and my kids just could not get enough of the biscuits and the Timbits, which are the equivalent of Munchkins. My son has his Robinhood account now, so he’s always on the lookout for stocks to buy. He said, “Can I buy Tim Hortons stock?” And I said, “Yes you can.” And actually, I told him a story. A long time ago, when I was in college, I actually bought Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) stock on the thesis that Baja Fresh, which they owned at the time, was the next hot concept, and way better than Chipotle. Now, you fast forward a couple of years, Baja Fresh basically was worthless to Wendy’s. Chipotle had gone on to be the winner in the burrito space. Obviously since reverted to the mean. But, made a lot of money on Wendy’s because of Tim Horton’s. They also own Tim Hortons, and Tim Hortons is growing crazy for them, they’re growing all across Canada and the U.S. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BTIG Research started coverage on shares of Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $20.00 price objective on the restaurant operator’s stock.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Sirius XM Holidngs Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) tumbled today after the market turned sour on its acquisition of Pandora Media (NYSE:P). The satellite radio company’s stock fell steadily over the trading session as investors seemed to believe that it was overpaying for the struggling internet radio company. Sirius stock closed down 10.3%, while Pandora finished down 1.1% after trading as a high as 10.2% earlier as its value is now linked to Sirius XM’s in the all-stock deal. Liberty Media, the majority shareholder of Sirius XM, saw its tracking stocks, Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A (NASDAQ:LSXMA) and Series C (NASDAQ:LSXMK), fall 9.3% and 9.5%, respectively.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    The music industry has long featured surprising team-ups — former Police frontman Sting and the perpetually “boombastic” reggae artist Shaggy put out an album together this year, for example. But Monday, that duo was knocked out of the running for most interesting musical pairing of 2018 by news that Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) was purchasing Pandora for $3.5 billion in stock.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    There are two ways to buy into the country’s lone provider of satellite radio, and one Wall Street pro thinks you should consider the road less traveled. Buckingham analyst Matthew Harrigan is downgrading shares of Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) on Monday, lowering his rating from buy to neutral. 

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    At least one bull is growing more bullish on Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI). Bank of America/Merrill Lynch analyst Jessica Reif just boosted her share price target on the satellite radio giant from $7 to $8. She’s encouraged by the healthy pace of new car sales in the country — the lifeblood of Sirius, as new vehicles put it in front of potential new subscribers. 

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 3.19% at $231.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $164.96 to $250.79. Volume was about 20% lower than the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company had no specific news, but is set to report earnings before markets open Tuesday morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-best performer among the Dow index equities so far this year is Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), which is up 17.39%. That is followed by Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), up 17.38%, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH), up 19.4%, and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), up 14.9%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 11 have managed to post a gain to date in 2018.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $288 price target (versus a $266.54 close) at Citigroup.

    Zscaler Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The DJIA stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded down 1.57% at $225.13. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $231.77. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 3 million. The healthcare company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 1.67% at $242.25. The stock’s 52-week range is $166.65 to $250.79. Volume was about 15% below the daily average of around 3.5 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to identify a company they consider to be much a better value than digital money. They chose salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) as the top alternatives to any cryptocurrency available. 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The holiday season is typically a busy one for XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO). With the rise of e-commerce, it’s more important than ever to have efficient ways of getting goods where they need to go, and XPO has played a key role in helping to facilitate that movement. However, XPO has been dealing with some issues affecting one of its major customers, and that could have long-lasting negative impacts on its growth potential.

  • [By ]

    For his final “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer also checked in with Brad Jacobs, chairman and CEO of XPO Logistics (XPO) , the transportation provider with shares up 16% in 2018.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was an extremely strong day for the stock market, as major indexes finished well above where they started the session. Favorable economic data on retail sales renewed confidence that the U.S. economy continues to do well despite headwinds elsewhere around the world, and investors were pleased to see the U.S. and China discuss their respective currencies as part of their broader trade talks. Some benchmarks rose as much as 2%, but certain individual stocks saw even larger gains. NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) were among the top performers. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, Neha Chamaria, and Matthew DiLallo]

    While there’s no way to know for sure which stocks will become the next Amazon, three of our contributors think BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) have pretty good chances.

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    Daseke (DSKE) : “I’m going to send you to XPO Logistics (XPO) . That’s the one you want to be in.”

    Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) : “The news is already in this story. I’d rather be in something better.”

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen, Matthew Frankel, CFP, and Dan Caplinger]

    Here, three Fool.com contributors share why they believe Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP), Chubb (NYSE:CB), and Realty Income (NYSE:O) exhibit the kind of traits found in many of Buffett’s best investments.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several brokerages have weighed in on CMP. Zacks Investment Research raised Compass Minerals International from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut Compass Minerals International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Monness Crespi & Hardt dropped their price objective on Compass Minerals International from $76.00 to $63.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 2nd. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price objective on Compass Minerals International from $65.00 to $60.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised Compass Minerals International from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $49.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.34.

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    About Compass Minerals International

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 1.6% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 61,295 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 991 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Compass Minerals International worth $4,030,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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Hilton Food Group (LON:HFG)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by Peel Hunt in a report released on Tuesday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. Numis Securities cut shares of Hilton Food Group to an “add” rating in a report on Thursday, July 19th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Hilton Food Group in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 898 ($11.70).

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Shares of HFG stock opened at GBX 1,010 ($13.16) on Tuesday. Hilton Food Group has a 1 year low of GBX 620 ($8.08) and a 1 year high of GBX 900 ($11.72).

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Edge Therapeutics, Inc.(EDGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGE) dropped 92.6% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.15. Shares closed at $15.59 on Tuesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.77. Volume was nearly 300 times the daily average of around 160,000 shares. The company ended a trial after reporting poor results.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Edge Therapeutics (NASDAQ:EDGE) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Edge Therapeutics (NASDAQ:EDGE) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Edge Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 42.6657723226264 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: EDGE) dropped 14.5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $1.12. Shares closed at $1.31 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $17.77. Volume was nearly 20 times the daily average of around 700,000 shares. The company on Wednesday ended a trial after reporting poor results and shares fell more than 90% on the news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Edge Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:EDGE) shares were down 6.8% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $1.07 and last traded at $1.10. Approximately 1,087,000 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 7% from the average daily volume of 1,164,140 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.18.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Macy's Inc(M)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) announced a big investment in cannabis producer Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC), and Macy’s (NYSE:M) reported second-quarter results.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    A lot has changed since then, however. J.C. Penney badly underperformed its own comparable sales target in the second half of 2016, as comparable sales fell instead of hitting the 3-4% mark the company had projected. Its peers continued to struggle — Macy’s (NYSE:M), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), and Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) all reported declining comps in the fourth quarter, and Macy’s said last year it would close 100 stores.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will share its most recent quarterly earnings on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $2.68 in earnings per share (EPS) on $8.65 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $26.74, in a 52-week trading range of $17.41 to $33.73. The consensus price target is $26.69.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Other than the Target plan, the largest plans announced to date are Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M), which aims to hire 80,000 seasonal workers, and FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), which intends to hire 55,000.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Ascena Retail Group (NASDAQ:ASNA) surged on Wednesday following a positive quarterly report from department store Macy’s (NYSE:M). Ascena’s second-quarter report in March was disappointing, leading to a steep drop in the stock price, but it seems that investors are now hoping that a rising tide will lift all boats. Shares of Ascena were up about 15% at 12:20 p.m. EDT.

  • [By ]

    Meanwhile, Eade was pleased with Macy’s (M) latest results, which posted same store sales growth of 4.2%, topping estimates of 1.4%.

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Pioneer Floating Rate Trust(PHD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media stories about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the investment management company an impact score of 45.2372665895122 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pioneer Floating Rate Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the investment management company an impact score of 46.8710327510951 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: CVR Refining, LP(CVRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $155.19 after Elliott Management confirmed a $160 per share cash offer for athenahealth.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) gained 21.3 percent to $8.83. Evolus named David Moatazedi as new CEO.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) climbed 18.2 percent to $3.12 after falling 39.86 percent on Friday.
    Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 15.6 percent to $27.53 after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) rose 13 percent to $2.26.
    Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGC) gained 11.9 percent to $7.35.
    National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) surged 11.8 percent to $6.24 after the company posted upbeat quarterly profit.
    Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) shares gained 11.3 percent to $3.56.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) shares rose 8.8 percent to $18.875.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) rose 8.7 percent to $2.9683.
    Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) shares rose 7.4 percent to $7.40.
    Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 7 percent to $2.88 after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
    Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR) surged 6 percent to $15.93. Craig-Hallum initiated coverage on Cloudera with a Buy rating.
    Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) rose 5.1 percent to $257.35. Barclays upgraded Illumina from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Allied Advisory Services Inc. purchased a new position in shares of CVR Refining LP (NYSE:CVRR) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 12,844 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $286,000.

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    The Big Boys’ Pick
    Of the group, CVRR (NYSE: CVRR) is in the best position. Apparently, Mr. Icahn agrees, which is why he owns 5.7 million shares, a stake worth more than $100 million. Other big institutional owners include the likes of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR) had its price target decreased by Citigroup from $25.00 to $21.00 in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. Citigroup currently has a hold rating on the oil and gas company’s stock.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) dropped over 12% today after the holding company announced an interesting stock exchange offer for unitholders of its subsidiary, CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR). The transaction will allow for up to 37.1 million units of the refiner to be exchanged for up to 23.5 million shares of the parent company, or at a 0.6335-to-1 ratio. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Nicholas Financial Inc.(NICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nicholas Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:NICK) major shareholder Adam K. Peterson acquired 5,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $10.80 per share, for a total transaction of $59,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CPI Card Group (NASDAQ: PMTS) and Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and CPI Card Group (NASDAQ:PMTS) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ: NICK) and Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ:ECPG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Optibase Ltd.(OBAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News headlines about Optibase (NASDAQ:OBAS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Optibase earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Amedisys Inc(AMED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas lessened its holdings in Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) by 8.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,858 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 525 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Amedisys were worth $501,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News stories about Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amedisys earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the health services provider an impact score of 47.9961433227786 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Stephens reissued their hold rating on shares of Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) in a report published on Tuesday. They currently have a $78.00 price objective on the health services provider’s stock.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: OneMain Holdings, Inc.(OMF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    OneMain Holdings Inc (NYSE:OMF) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group upped their Q2 2019 earnings estimates for shares of OneMain in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, February 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst J. Hecht now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.30 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $1.28. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for OneMain’s FY2019 earnings at $5.57 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $1.42 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $1.38 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $1.63 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $1.61 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $6.04 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on OneMain (OMF)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    OneMain (NYSE: OMF) and Provident Financial (OTCMKTS:FPLPY) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    OneMain (NYSE:OMF) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Netlist, Inc.(NLST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    On Sept. 11, Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) gained 542% in the wake of news that the company had been victorious in a patent lawsuit.

    This ruling related to one of the company’s most lucrative patents. While not conclusive, CEO C.K. Hong says that this latest development will allow a final decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission within the next several months.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $0.10, but opened at $0.14. Netlist shares last traded at $0.16, with a volume of 5420 shares.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ:NLST) shares reached a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday following a dissappointing earnings announcement. The company traded as low as $0.13 and last traded at $0.12, with a volume of 3655 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.12.

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    On Sept. 11, Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) gained 542% in the wake of news that the company had been victorious in a patent lawsuit.

    This ruling related to one of the company’s most lucrative patents. While not conclusive, CEO C.K. Hong says that this latest development will allow a final decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission within the next several months.

Top 10 Stocks For 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) stock fell steeply in Friday trading after reporting a big “earnings miss” Thursday evening, closing the day down 13.2% 

    XPO said it earned $0.72 per share pro forma in the fourth quarter of 2018 and only $0.62 per share GAAP. Analysts, who usually give their estimates in pro forma form, had predicted the transportation and logistics company would earn $0.83 per share.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    By following an aggressive acquisition strategy known as a rollup, XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has grown its revenue by 100 times in recent years.

    In the following segment from Industry Focus: Energy, Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker and host Nick Sciple discuss how Barker discovered XPO, the advantages and risks of a rollup strategy, and the basics of XPO’s business.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on XPO Logistics (XPO)

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a good day on Wall Street, as positive news on the domestic political front spurred market participants to send stock benchmarks to substantial gains. Earnings season has reached its peak, but overall, investors have been a lot more comfortable with the idea that sustained economic growth could last further into 2019 than they were during the stock market’s swoon in December. Nevertheless, not every company was able to find success during a tough period. Newell Brands (NYSE:NWL), TrueCar (NASDAQ:TRUE), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019

While gasoline prices are rising across the United States, the average price per gallon of regular is still below $2.50 at about 80% of stations. However, prices are well below that in 10 states, where per-gallon prices are as low as $2.10.

AAA reports that gas prices rose in 40 states last week. That puts prices above were they have been recently but below the same time last year. Specifically, at $2.39, the national gas price average is eight cents a gallon above last week and 12 cents above last month. However, the price is 12 cents per gallon below the same period in 2018.

AAA’s Jeanette Casselano said “On average, gas prices this year are 11 percent cheaper than the first two months of 2018 in part due to mostly cheaper crude oil prices so far this year. Even though pump prices are on the rise, the increase has been countered by mostly decreasing demand, leading to the majority of people still paying less than $2.50.”

One reason gas prices have risen recently and could rise again is that crude oil prices have risen modestly from $51.14 a barrel a month ago to $55.54. Also, February through May is the period when many refineries perform maintenance, which constrains supply.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Neha Chamaria, Jason Hall, and Dan Caplinger]

    So, when we asked three of our Motley Fool contributors to each name a stock that has doubled and still has room to grow, they picked lululemon athletica (NASDAQ:LULU), LGI Homes Inc (NASDAQ:LGIH), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO). Here’s why.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Daniel Miller, and Steve Symington]

    It will help you, too, and your children for that matter. So we asked three Motley Fool contributors for stocks that meet that description. They chose Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO). Read on to learn why your kids could one day have these stocks in their brag book.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Will the last Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) short leaving the room please turn off the lights? The number of shares betting on a decline in the satellite radio provider’s stock price has fallen to its lowest level in more than a year, and it’s easy to wonder if the security that courted naysayers by the truckload when it was a speculative penny stock will ever be a hotbed for pessimism again. 

  • [By Jim Royal]

    Fresh off news that it was buying Pandora Media (NYSE:P), Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) slumped 8% early on Monday. It’s the cheapest the stock has been in months, and investors seemed to jeer the all-stock deal. But if history is any guide, it’s a bad bet to go against superinvestor John Malone, whose Liberty empire controls Sirius XM.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    It was announced on Monday that Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) would be acquired by Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI). While this deal might look good at first glance, one analyst believes that Pandora shareholders will shoot down any acquisition hopes.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: USG Corporation(USG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    USG Co. (NYSE:USG) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks reduced their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of USG in a report issued on Monday, July 9th. SunTrust Banks analyst K. Hughes now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings of $0.57 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.61. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for USG’s FY2018 earnings at $2.05 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.71 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.53 EPS.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Warren Buffett likes to hold his stock positions for the long run, and his experience with USG (NYSE:USG) has been typical of his other long-term investments. The Oracle of Omaha started buying shares of the manufacturer of Sheetrock drywall and other building materials back in 2000, accumulating a sizable stake that has ballooned to more than 30% of the company. USG ended up going through bankruptcy in order to get a handle on its asbestos liability claims, but thanks largely to Buffett’s involvement, the building materials company not only survived bankruptcy but also saw share prices soar briefly on hopes that USG would once again fully participate in the then-strong housing boom.

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Chuck Saletta]

    And while it may not always work out well to simply copy the moves other investors make, it can pay off to use their buying and selling moves as jumping-off points in your own research. We asked three real-world investors for their insight, and they wrote about two recent Buffett buys of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), and a recent Baker Brothers buy of Heron Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:HRTX). 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of USG (NYSE:USG) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of USG from an underperform rating to a neutral rating and dropped their target price for the company from $35.00 to $24.00 in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Jefferies Group reiterated a hold rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of USG in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. SunTrust Banks boosted their target price on shares of USG from $42.00 to $44.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. Buckingham Research boosted their target price on shares of USG from $34.00 to $42.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, April 16th. Finally, Nomura boosted their target price on shares of USG from $39.00 to $44.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $39.00.

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    As USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) drags its feet on an offer to sell the company for $42 per share, Berkshire intends to use its 30.8% ownership stake to motivate its top brass to make a deal. Berkshire told Bloomberg it intends to vote its shares against USG’s board members who are up for re-election at this year’s annual meeting, a clear message that Buffett is ready to cash in, even if USG’s management and board are not.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 3.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,268 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,773 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.09% of Parker Hannifin worth $20,913,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. They currently have a $169.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock. Deutsche Bank’s price target suggests a potential upside of 6.52% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barings LLC decreased its holdings in Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 36.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 26,064 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 14,937 shares during the period. Barings LLC’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $4,458,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) had its price target boosted by Wells Fargo & Co from $185.00 to $193.00 in a research note released on Thursday, The Fly reports. Wells Fargo & Co currently has a market perform rating on the industrial products company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investment analysts at Barclays started coverage on shares of Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) in a report issued on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The firm set an “overweight” rating and a $200.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Barclays’ price target indicates a potential upside of 12.54% from the stock’s current price.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company, like other major defense prime contractors, had a very solid year and is also on the Merrill Lynch US 1 list. General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) is engaged in business aviation, land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments, munitions, shipbuilding and marine systems, and information systems and technologies.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    WARNING: “General Dynamics Co. (GD) Stake Lowered by ETRADE Capital Management LLC” was first reported by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this report on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States and international copyright and trademark legislation. The legal version of this report can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4200512/general-dynamics-co-gd-stake-lowered-by-etrade-capital-management-llc.html.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) dropped about 2.1% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $187.32. Shares closed at $191.40 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $230.00. Volume was 25% higher than the daily average of around 1.6 million. The defense giant had no specific news.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The Saudi THAAD deal appears safe, but other contractors have not been as fortunate. General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) in January warned investors that cash flow generated by the company’s land-systems business was “significantly impacted” by diplomatic issues between Canada and an unnamed customer. Though the company offered few other details, General Dynamics in December launched a public campaign against attempts by Canadian government officials to block a $13 billion sale of Canada-made armored vehicles to the Saudis.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    For investors looking to put new money to work in a defense prime today, I’d recommend General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) over either Raytheon or Northrop Grumman. General Dynamics currently trades at a 20% discount to its rivals on a price-to-earnings basis and at a 13% discount on a price-to-sales basis due to continued weakness in its business jet division. There’s more risk to General Dynamics, but there is also more potential upside should it get its aerospace business on track and close that valuation gap.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    It could also slow down efforts led by Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) and Lockheed Martin to modernize missile defense and stunt work being done at Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), Boeing (NYSE:BA), General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), and others to modernize the U.S. nuclear triad.

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Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ:TTWO) reported decent first-quarter numbers alongside an in-line Q2 and full year guide. Although the numbers didn’t smash expectations, TTWO stock is soaring in response. It jumped more than 10% after the earnings report and conference call.

Why the huge rally on TTWO stock on rather unexciting numbers? Basically, buy-side expectations were low.

Thanks to prevailing competitive risks from Fortnite and a not-so-great earnings report from peer Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) last week, TTWO stock fell off a cliff in late July. It dropped from nearly $130 to $110 in just a few days. Clearly, investors weren’t expecting much going into the print. If anything, misses and down-guides were priced in.

But, Take-Two’s report was actually pretty good. It largely hit the numbers across the board, and now, the market is sending TTWO stock back to where it was before the EA report.

Does this make sense? Absolutely. TTWO stock was undervalued down at $110, and with a huge Red Dead Redemption 2 catalyst coming up, it made no sense for this stock to be that cheap.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    However, the clearest sign yet of Amazon’s potential impact in the industry came from the recent earnings report from XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), one of the biggest global providers of freight and logistics services and the leader in last-mile delivery of heavy goods like furniture and appliances. In its fourth-quarter report, XPO slashed its 2019 guidance significantly, and its shares fell by double digits on the report. The culprit was “the impact of our largest customer substantially downsizing its business portfolio,” according to CEO Brad Jacobs. Jacobs went on to explain on the earnings call that XPO would lose $600 million in annual business from this customer, who was reducing business by two-thirds.  

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has grown fantastically in recent years by aggressively acquiring related businesses. However, management recently announced its intention to pause its acquisition strategy in favor of repurchasing shares.

  • [By Bill Barker]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) is one of the world’s biggest freight brokerage providers, and it’s down about 50% from its highs in October. In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy, host Nick Sciple talks with Motley Fool contributor Bill Barker of MFAM Funds about this company’s impressive past and uncertain future. Find out the biggest reasons the company’s sold off so sharply since October, how XPO is pivoting to reposition themselves in the logistics market, what this all means for current and prospective shareholders, what risks investors definitely need to keep an eye on, and, of course, whether the company could be a value play at these depressed levels. Tune in to hear more.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]

    Yet finding the best stocks to buy and hold isn’t easy. So to help get you started, we asked three Foolish investors to pick a growth stock that they believe investors would be wise to buy now and hold for the long term. Read on to learn why they like SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO).

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    WARNING: “General Dynamics Co. (GD) Stake Lowered by ETRADE Capital Management LLC” was first reported by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this report on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States and international copyright and trademark legislation. The legal version of this report can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4200512/general-dynamics-co-gd-stake-lowered-by-etrade-capital-management-llc.html.

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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. 

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company, like other major defense contractors, has had a very solid few years, and the future looks solid. General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) is engaged in business aviation, land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments, munitions, shipbuilding and marine systems, and information systems and technologies.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) dropped about 2.1% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $187.32. Shares closed at $191.40 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $230.00. Volume was 25% higher than the daily average of around 1.6 million. The defense giant had no specific news.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) has been the “wait ’til next year” story of the defense industry for several years now. The company’s initial guidance for 2019 suggests that investors are going to need to be patient a while longer.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: USG Corporation(USG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    As USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) drags its feet on an offer to sell the company for $42 per share, Berkshire intends to use its 30.8% ownership stake to motivate its top brass to make a deal. Berkshire told Bloomberg it intends to vote its shares against USG’s board members who are up for re-election at this year’s annual meeting, a clear message that Buffett is ready to cash in, even if USG’s management and board are not.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Warren Buffett likes to hold his stock positions for the long run, and his experience with USG (NYSE:USG) has been typical of his other long-term investments. The Oracle of Omaha started buying shares of the manufacturer of Sheetrock drywall and other building materials back in 2000, accumulating a sizable stake that has ballooned to more than 30% of the company. USG ended up going through bankruptcy in order to get a handle on its asbestos liability claims, but thanks largely to Buffett’s involvement, the building materials company not only survived bankruptcy but also saw share prices soar briefly on hopes that USG would once again fully participate in the then-strong housing boom.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of USG (NYSE:USG) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report published on Tuesday.

    A number of other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of USG from an underperform rating to a neutral rating and dropped their target price for the company from $35.00 to $24.00 in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Jefferies Group reiterated a hold rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of USG in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. SunTrust Banks boosted their target price on shares of USG from $42.00 to $44.00 and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 17th. Buckingham Research boosted their target price on shares of USG from $34.00 to $42.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, April 16th. Finally, Nomura boosted their target price on shares of USG from $39.00 to $44.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $39.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
    Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
    Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
    General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
    The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
    Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
    Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
    Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
    Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
    T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI
  • [By Chris Lange]

    It was announced on Monday that Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) would be acquired by Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI). While this deal might look good at first glance, one analyst believes that Pandora shareholders will shoot down any acquisition hopes.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sirius XM Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SIRI) was the target of a large increase in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 196,142,023 shares, an increase of 1.7% from the August 15th total of 192,889,327 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 11,084,621 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 17.7 days. Approximately 14.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena]

    When International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) reported the financial results of its 2017 fourth quarter in January, investors rejoiced, as the company reported revenue growth for the first time in nearly six years. Those 22 quarters of year-over-year revenue declines had plagued the company, and investors are now cautiously optimistic after three successive quarters of flat to growing sales.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has made another reality show of its most exciting technology. It has a system that can effectively debate a human, and perhaps win. The debate system almost certainly won’t help IBM revenue and the erosion the struggling company has done to its share price.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Even if spending growth decelerates thereafter, it’s unlikely to go to zero. Thus, Netflix might need to double its revenue again (to around $60 billion) just to reach $10 billion of annual free cash flow. For comparison, International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) has a slightly lower market cap than Netflix today and has produced at least $10 billion of cash flow every year for more than a decade.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019

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The reason many find it hard to save is because they cut things they love, or need, to do. Or they&a;nbsp;cut drastically across the board. Saving money this way isn&s;t realistic. It&s;s like dieting; if you eat nothing but kale and apple cider for five days, you will be diving into a chocolate cake headfirst by the end of the week. For example, something you won&s;t see on this list: skipping your daily coffee purchase. Now, spending $5 every day on a Starbucks latte does add up to some serious cash: $1,800 a year to be exact. And yes, you can make your coffee at home. But those of us who buy a&a;nbsp;mocha latte every morning don&s;t do it just for the coffee. We do it for the social interactions, the feel and smell of a coffee shop and the&a;nbsp;finale&a;nbsp;of a morning routine that&a;nbsp;tells us we have officially started our day. That to me is worth the $5.&a;nbsp;Maybe just not every day. Or maybe at a cheaper coffee shop.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]

    We asked three Motley Fool investors to identify a company they consider to be much a better value than digital money. They chose salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) as the top alternatives to any cryptocurrency available. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership raised its stake in shares of XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) by 20.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 113,009 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,891 shares during the period. XPO Logistics accounts for 1.1% of Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership’s holdings, making the stock its 28th biggest position. Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership owned about 0.09% of XPO Logistics worth $11,321,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twenty brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, fifteen have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $110.49.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko, Chris Neiger, and Neha Chamaria]

    That’s a great example to make investors rethink where they’re looking for growth stocks. We recently asked three Motley Fool contributors for their top growth investments right now. Here’s why they chose Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    GATX (NYSE: XPO) and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. They currently have a $169.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock. Deutsche Bank’s price target suggests a potential upside of 6.52% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 3.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,268 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,773 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.09% of Parker Hannifin worth $20,913,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.  

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies  18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods  16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation  12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water (NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its holdings in shares of Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) by 9.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,709 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,348 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Parker-Hannifin were worth $5,624,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System reduced its position in Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 3.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 172,950 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 6,667 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned approximately 0.13% of Parker Hannifin worth $29,580,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday.

    WEN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of America lifted their price objective on shares of Wendys from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Friday, August 17th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of Wendys from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a research note on Friday, August 17th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a buy rating and set a $22.00 price objective on shares of Wendys in a research note on Friday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Wendys from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. Finally, Mizuho set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Wendys and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $18.74.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Equities researchers at KeyCorp began coverage on shares of Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) in a report released on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The brokerage set a “sector weight” rating on the restaurant operator’s stock.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Tim Hanson: If you go to Canada, one thing that’s ubiquitous in Canada, Tim Hortons. We went there for breakfast and my kids just could not get enough of the biscuits and the Timbits, which are the equivalent of Munchkins. My son has his Robinhood account now, so he’s always on the lookout for stocks to buy. He said, “Can I buy Tim Horton’s stock?” And I said, “Yes you can.” And actually, I told him a story. A long time ago, when I was in college, I actually bought Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) stock on the thesis that Baja Fresh, which they owned at the time, was the next hot concept, and way better than Chipotle. Now, you fast forward a couple of years, Baja Fresh basically was worthless to Wendy’s. Chipotle had gone on to be the winner in the burrito space. Obviously since reverted to the mean. But, made a lot of money on Wendy’s because of Tim Horton’s. They also own Tim Hortons, and Tim Hortons is growing crazy for them, they’re growing all across Canada and the U.S.

Best Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: USG Corporation(USG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Chuck Saletta]

    And while it may not always work out well to simply copy the moves other investors make, it can pay off to use their buying and selling moves as jumping-off points in your own research. We asked three real-world investors for their insight, and they wrote about two recent Buffett buys of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), and a recent Baker Brothers buy of Heron Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:HRTX). 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “USG (USG) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results” was originally posted by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this report on another publication, it was stolen and republished in violation of U.S. and international trademark & copyright laws. The correct version of this report can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4157507/usg-usg-issues-quarterly-earnings-results.html.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    USG Co. (NYSE:USG) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks reduced their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of USG in a report issued on Monday, July 9th. SunTrust Banks analyst K. Hughes now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings of $0.57 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.61. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for USG’s FY2018 earnings at $2.05 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.71 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.53 EPS.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019

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These 5 stocks have price/earnings ratios well below the p/e of the stock market taken as a whole. That&s;s why they&s;re called &q;cheap&q; — the price you cough up for the earnings you get is lower than you would typically pay. Right now, the p/e for that most popular of all&a;nbsp; –Amazon — is a resounding 179. That&s;s not a cheap stock.

At the other end of the scale, here are 5 companies trading with p/e&s;s of less than 15. It may be that there&s;s a good reason for that lack of popularity. Sometimes, these stocks are thought to have become out of date or possibly on their way to irrelevance. Or, it may be the case that investors got burned so badly a few quarters back that interest has waned — even if the profits picture has improved.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Analysts at Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold.

    Emerson Electric shares fell 0.43 percent to close at $69.90 on Monday.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    It’s not widely discussed, but the U.S. industrial economy fell into a recession for a brief period in 2015 and 2016, a downturn largely caused by falling energy prices and mining output, which in turn led to declines in heavy industries’ capital spending. The knock-on effects were seen in areas like construction and process automation. That hit companies like Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) hard.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Indeed, companies like Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) are seeing increased demand for their capital equipment. Emerson’s process-automation orders are growing strongly as its heavy-industry customers are spending again, while Caterpillar’s sales in the resource industries segment may well be in the early innings of a multiyear upcycle.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Diversified industrial conglomerate Emerson (NYSE:EMR) submitted its first-quarter 2019 earnings report on Tuesday. Three months into the new fiscal year, Emerson hit the low end of its full-year underlying revenue growth target range and tweaked earnings expectations slightly higher.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) recently had its first-quarter 2019 earnings call, and one week later held an investor conference where CEO David Farr laid out his medium-term outlook. The key takeaway from both events is that Emerson Electric’s immediate guidance has some uncertainty around it, but unless you believe that the global economy will slow notably in the next few years, the stock looks like a good value for income-seeking investors. Here’s why.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    One person’s challenge is another’s opportunity, and there are very few CEOs as bold and decisive in taking advantage of a chance to enhance value for shareholders as Emerson Electric’s (NYSE:EMR) David Farr. Although the terms of Emerson’s deal to buy General Electric’s (NYSE:GE) Intelligent Platforms business weren’t disclosed, it’s likely that GE’s desire to sell assets in order to raise cash means Farr’s company wouldn’t have overpaid to acquire a strategically important business. Let’s take a look at the deal, and at what it says about both companies.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    If one Dow Jones industrials stock (at least aside from General Electric) has been the poster child for disappointing investors in recent years, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) probably comes to mind. Shares of Big Blue are currently down 11% from a year ago and they were last seen down 10% so far in 2018. There is an old saying that nothing lasts forever.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Therefore, investors would probably be better off buying IBM (NYSE:IBM) as a cloud turnaround play. IBM posted stronger sales growth than Oracle over the past two quarters, it offers investors a clear view of its cloud growth, and it pays a much higher dividend. Investors would also be better off sticking with Amazon, which remains the 800-pound gorilla of the public cloud infrastructure market.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Watson, an artificial intelligence system built by International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), made headlines in 2011 by beating two champions on the game show Jeopardy! This initial version of Watson was built for answering Jeopardy!-style questions, backed by a vast database of information. Since then, Watson has been adapted to a wide variety of business applications, in industries such as healthcare and financial services.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The holiday season is typically a busy one for XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO). With the rise of e-commerce, it’s more important than ever to have efficient ways of getting goods where they need to go, and XPO has played a key role in helping to facilitate that movement. However, XPO has been dealing with some issues affecting one of its major customers, and that could have long-lasting negative impacts on its growth potential.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    GATX (NYSE: XPO) and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Steve Symington, Travis Hoium, and Neha Chamaria]

    We asked three top Motley Fool investors exactly that. Read on to learn why they think iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and Enphase (NASDAQ:ENPH) fit the bill.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Daniel Miller, and Steve Symington]

    It will help you, too, and your children for that matter. So we asked three Motley Fool contributors for stocks that meet that description. They chose Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO). Read on to learn why your kids could one day have these stocks in their brag book.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: Rent-A-Center Inc.(RCII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) surged on Tuesday after Vintage Capital Management increased its offer to acquire the company. Rent-A-Center disclosed on Monday that it had received an offer from one of the companies involved in its strategic review process soon after that process was ended. Rent-A-Center stock was up about 15% at 12:35 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $8.75.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: KHC, HD, JWN, M, AAPL
    Kraft Heinz Co. (NYSE: KHC) is still licking its wounds after an abysmal earnings report on Thursday and a weak 2019 outlook. The consumer goods giant is looking to reshape its business as consumer tastes continue to evolve. According to reports, the firm – backed heavily by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) – is considering a deal to sell its Maxwell House brand. Warren Buffett is also affecting shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Although AAPL stock added 0.4% in pre-market hours, Buffett said he would not purchase more shares of the company stock at these levels. However, should AAPL stock pull back in the near future, the “Oracle of Omaha” would consider purchasing more. Earnings season may be winding down, but concerns about the U.S. brick-and-mortar retail industry are always high. This week, Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), and Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) will report earnings from the holiday quarter. Look for earnings reports from American States Water Co. (NYSE: AWR), Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), EPR Properties (NYSE: EPR), Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), Life Storage Inc. (NYSE: LSI), Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS), Oneok Inc. (NYSE: OKE), Potbelly Corp. (NASDAQ: PBPB), Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE: APTS), Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII), Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC).

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Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In 2019: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Investors sold shares of Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $23.02 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $82.05 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $59.03 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Parker-Hannifin had the 25th highest net out-flow for the day. Parker-Hannifin traded up $2.45 for the day and closed at $171.53

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its holdings in shares of Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) by 9.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,709 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,348 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Parker-Hannifin were worth $5,624,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $3.53 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) Brokerages Expect Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH) Will Announce Earnings of $2.49 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Parker-Hannifin (PH) Stock Rating Upgraded by Evercore ISI (americanbankingnews.com) ASM International Announces Parker Hannifin as First Client Member of ASM’s Materials Solutions Network (prweb.com)

    Several research firms recently issued reports on PH. ValuEngine raised Parker-Hannifin from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Parker-Hannifin from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 27th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Parker-Hannifin in a research note on Thursday, June 28th. MED lowered Parker-Hannifin from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $169.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, Evercore ISI raised Parker-Hannifin from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Parker-Hannifin presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $189.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ardevora Asset Management LLP reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 0.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 154,400 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 800 shares during the quarter. Ardevora Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $26,407,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by investment analysts at Cowen in a report issued on Friday. They presently have a $165.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Cowen’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 0.94% from the company’s current price.

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Gasoline right at the highway exit is usually cheapest. Drive a few miles toward town and you might see a 10 cent a gallon jump. Ever wonder why?

If you said “competition,” go to the head of the class. Gas stations tend to cluster around knots of highway traffic. The driver near empty on a country lane has to gas up immediately or take the risk of running dry miles from the next fill-up.

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    When Sirius and XM merged in 2008 to become Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI), the combined company still filled a need. It offered depth and niche choices in music that conventional radio did not. In addition, the service had talk offerings led by Howard Stern that were unlike anything found on terrestrial radio, and an impressive array of sports broadcasting rights.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU), Fitbit (NYSE:FIT), GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO), Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA), Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD), and Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) are some of the big names with low prices that I’m watching these days. Let’s take a closer look at these seven stocks trading for $7 or less. 

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    SiriusXM (NASDAQ:SIRI) has quietly become a sort of default option for many car owners. Since the service is built into many new vehicles, people get to sample it, and it’s very easy to keep the service beyond the initial trial.

  • [By ]

    Remember, Apple (AAPL) had run because its service-revenue stream made the tech giant part of an elite group of companies. It joined Costco (COST) , Netflix (NFLX) , and SiriusXM (SIRI) , Spotify (SPOT) and Amazon (AMZN) (home of Amazon Prime) as companies that charge you recurring fees that you don’t seem to notice or care about. So, Apple’s stock no longer represents the tug to the group, and each company has to develop a separate power base away from Cupertino.

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch Right Now: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

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    Daseke (DSKE) : “I’m going to send you to XPO Logistics (XPO) . That’s the one you want to be in.”

    Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) : “The news is already in this story. I’d rather be in something better.”

  • [By Bill Barker]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) is one of the world’s biggest freight brokerage providers, and it’s down about 50% from its highs in October. In this week’s episode of Industry Focus: Energy, host Nick Sciple talks with Motley Fool contributor Bill Barker of MFAM Funds about this company’s impressive past and uncertain future. Find out the biggest reasons the company’s sold off so sharply since October, how XPO is pivoting to reposition themselves in the logistics market, what this all means for current and prospective shareholders, what risks investors definitely need to keep an eye on, and, of course, whether the company could be a value play at these depressed levels. Tune in to hear more.

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch Right Now: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several brokerages have weighed in on CMP. Zacks Investment Research raised Compass Minerals International from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut Compass Minerals International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Monness Crespi & Hardt dropped their price objective on Compass Minerals International from $76.00 to $63.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 2nd. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price objective on Compass Minerals International from $65.00 to $60.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised Compass Minerals International from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $49.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.34.

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    About Compass Minerals International

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Few people look forward to winter more than investors in seasonal businesses that do a lot of business during the cold-weather months, and Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) falls squarely into that category. With so much of its business coming from state and municipal governments treating roads and other surfaces with salt and anti-icing products, Compass often sees a lot of its success come during this part of the year.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Compcoin (CURRENCY:CMP) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 11:00 AM E.T. on October 13th. During the last seven days, Compcoin has traded up 12.6% against the US dollar. One Compcoin coin can currently be purchased for approximately $12.20 or 0.00130307 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges. Compcoin has a total market cap of $0.00 and approximately $0.00 worth of Compcoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $74.33.

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch Right Now: USG Corporation(USG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Chuck Saletta]

    And while it may not always work out well to simply copy the moves other investors make, it can pay off to use their buying and selling moves as jumping-off points in your own research. We asked three real-world investors for their insight, and they wrote about two recent Buffett buys of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), and a recent Baker Brothers buy of Heron Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:HRTX). 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    USG Co. (NYSE:USG) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks reduced their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of USG in a report issued on Monday, July 9th. SunTrust Banks analyst K. Hughes now forecasts that the construction company will post earnings of $0.57 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.61. SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for USG’s FY2018 earnings at $2.05 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.71 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.53 EPS.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Warren Buffett likes to hold his stock positions for the long run, and his experience with USG (NYSE:USG) has been typical of his other long-term investments. The Oracle of Omaha started buying shares of the manufacturer of Sheetrock drywall and other building materials back in 2000, accumulating a sizable stake that has ballooned to more than 30% of the company. USG ended up going through bankruptcy in order to get a handle on its asbestos liability claims, but thanks largely to Buffett’s involvement, the building materials company not only survived bankruptcy but also saw share prices soar briefly on hopes that USG would once again fully participate in the then-strong housing boom.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    As USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) drags its feet on an offer to sell the company for $42 per share, Berkshire intends to use its 30.8% ownership stake to motivate its top brass to make a deal. Berkshire told Bloomberg it intends to vote its shares against USG’s board members who are up for re-election at this year’s annual meeting, a clear message that Buffett is ready to cash in, even if USG’s management and board are not.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Cheap Stocks To Watch Right Now: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    Going into earnings season, one school of thought was that investors might be concerned more about companies’ forward guidance in some cases than in Q1 results. There was worry that perhaps the recent market turmoil and fears of a possible trade war could dampen some S&P 500 firms’ expectations for what the near future might bring. It’s less than a week since earnings began and guidance could still represent a speed bump in coming weeks, but so far it hasn’t been a problem. For instance, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) raised fiscal year guidance Tuesday, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) raised its revenue guidance. In other signs of general good cheer, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) raised its quarterly dividend, while Netflix (NFLX) reported big gains in subscriber growth. It’s still really early and things could change, but maybe some of those guidance fears could have been, shall we say, misguided? 

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Medical Software Rallies As Health Care’s Tech Conversion Accelerates (investors.com) What Are UnitedHealth’s Key Sources of Revenue? (trefis.com) Humana (HUM) and Monida Ink Deal, Enhances In-Network Access (finance.yahoo.com) Is UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Outperforming Other Medical Stocks This Year? (finance.yahoo.com) UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Price Target Increased to $285.00 by Analysts at BMO Capital Markets (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $275.00 to $285.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $278.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $275.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $270.00 price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $260.00 to $270.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Twenty-seven research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $257.58.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    In this episode of The Motley Fool’s Industry Focus: Healthcare, host Kristine Harjes and Motley Fool contributor Todd Campbell discuss how these companies are trying to reshape treatment, and what factors could determine which company captures more market share. Also, Harjes and Campbell explain why UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) investors ought to be paying more attention to the Medicare and Medicaid markets than to the market for employer-sponsored health insurance.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy with a $288 price target (versus a $266.54 close) at Citigroup.

    Zscaler Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS) was downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BTIG.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is scheduled to report its second-quarter financial results before the markets open on Tuesday. Thomson Reuters consensus estimates call for $3.04 in earnings per share (EPS) and $56.09 billion in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $2.46 and $50.05 billion in revenue.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded down 3.23% at $259.61. The 52-range on the stock is $186.00 to $271.16. Volume was about 50% higher than the daily average of around 2.4 million.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019

Flying to the beach may be more expensive this summer.

Rising fuel prices are pressuring airline profits. That means airlines will charge higher airfare.

It’s difficult to predict how much more expensive seats will become or the timing of fare increases, but the message is the unanimous from the major carriers.

“Consumers will pay more to travel because of higher fuel costs,” said Henry Harteveldt, a travel analyst and the founder of Atmosphere Research Group. “I think it will affect summer travel for people who have not already booked their flights.”

Airlines have a few ways to build in higher fuel expenses, he explained. Some might raise base fares by up to $10, especially on long distance flights or business class seats. Others might add fuel surcharges or sell fewer seats at the cheapest prices.

Earlier this week, the International Air Transport Association, a global industry group, cut its 2018 profit forecast by 12% from the start of the year, blaming rising fuel and labor costs.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: USG Corporation(USG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Warren Buffett likes to hold his stock positions for the long run, and his experience with USG (NYSE:USG) has been typical of his other long-term investments. The Oracle of Omaha started buying shares of the manufacturer of Sheetrock drywall and other building materials back in 2000, accumulating a sizable stake that has ballooned to more than 30% of the company. USG ended up going through bankruptcy in order to get a handle on its asbestos liability claims, but thanks largely to Buffett’s involvement, the building materials company not only survived bankruptcy but also saw share prices soar briefly on hopes that USG would once again fully participate in the then-strong housing boom.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Onetime highflier XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has had a difficult run of late, as a third-quarter miss followed by a blistering criticism from short-seller Spruce Point Capital caused XPO shares to lose more than half of their value since Oct. 1.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its position in XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) by 72.2% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 65,398 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 27,426 shares during the period. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can owned approximately 0.05% of XPO Logistics worth $6,555,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Rich Duprey, Nicholas Rossolillo, and Maxx Chatsko]

    Yet finding the best stocks to buy and hold isn’t easy. So to help get you started, we asked three Foolish investors to pick a growth stock that they believe investors would be wise to buy now and hold for the long term. Read on to learn why they like SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Highland Capital Management LP boosted its holdings in shares of XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) by 14.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 223,249 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 27,400 shares during the period. XPO Logistics makes up about 1.2% of Highland Capital Management LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 16th largest position. Highland Capital Management LP’s holdings in XPO Logistics were worth $22,729,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) by 32.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 7,125 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,740 shares during the quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC’s holdings in XPO Logistics were worth $714,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wendys (NASDAQ: WEN) and Empire Resorts (NASDAQ:NYNY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    If you’re a burger lover who doesn’t mind slumming it with the fast-food giants, this is going to be a great month for your pocketbook. McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) and now Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) are offering big markdowns on signature sandwiches through the end of September. 

  • [By Mac Greer]

    He still has 29% of the company, he’s still plastered on the pizza boxes and the marketing — although, that’s really been pulled back. Then, it’s also come out this week that Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) and Papa John’s, before all of this stuff came up over the past couple of months, they’re actually in talks to have some sort of merger. Going forward, if you’re the board of directors at Papa John’s, I think you have to really consider that possibility. Maybe the best step forward for the company is to look for a merger or a sale, because, man, this seems like a train wreck that keeps accelerating. When you have Schnatter on the board, he would have to be in favor of a buyout or a merger for it to go through. 

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Growth within the industry is a bit lumpy, with limited-service restaurants, such as Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG), growing at 5.3 percent in 2017 as compared to 3.5 percent for casual dining establishments according to the National Restaurant Industry.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Tim Hanson: If you go to Canada, one thing that’s ubiquitous in Canada, Tim Hortons. We went there for breakfast and my kids just could not get enough of the biscuits and the Timbits, which are the equivalent of Munchkins. My son has his Robinhood account now, so he’s always on the lookout for stocks to buy. He said, “Can I buy Tim Horton’s stock?” And I said, “Yes you can.” And actually, I told him a story. A long time ago, when I was in college, I actually bought Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) stock on the thesis that Baja Fresh, which they owned at the time, was the next hot concept, and way better than Chipotle. Now, you fast forward a couple of years, Baja Fresh basically was worthless to Wendy’s. Chipotle had gone on to be the winner in the burrito space. Obviously since reverted to the mean. But, made a lot of money on Wendy’s because of Tim Horton’s. They also own Tim Hortons, and Tim Hortons is growing crazy for them, they’re growing all across Canada and the U.S.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $3.53 Billion (americanbankingnews.com) Brokerages Expect Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH) Will Announce Earnings of $2.49 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Parker-Hannifin Corp (PH) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Parker-Hannifin (PH) Stock Rating Upgraded by Evercore ISI (americanbankingnews.com) ASM International Announces Parker Hannifin as First Client Member of ASM’s Materials Solutions Network (prweb.com)

    Several research firms recently issued reports on PH. ValuEngine raised Parker-Hannifin from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Parker-Hannifin from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 27th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Parker-Hannifin in a research note on Thursday, June 28th. MED lowered Parker-Hannifin from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $169.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, Evercore ISI raised Parker-Hannifin from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Parker-Hannifin presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $189.50.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Ardevora Asset Management LLP reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 0.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 154,400 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 800 shares during the quarter. Ardevora Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $26,407,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Eaton Vance Management lifted its holdings in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 141.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 514,556 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 301,597 shares during the quarter. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $88,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2019: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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    Stephanie A. Streeter Sells 4,776 Shares of Kohl’s Co. (KSS) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Kohl’s Co. (KSS) President Sells 27,223 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) New blockchain ledger will let US residents sell personal healthcare data (computerworld.com.au) Kohl’s Stock Flashes Reliable Buy Signal Again (schaeffersresearch.com) Kohl’s (KSS) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of brokerages recently issued reports on KSS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kohl’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 30th. Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 price target on shares of Kohl’s in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kohl’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $90.00 price target on shares of Kohl’s in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of Kohl’s in a research note on Monday, September 3rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $91.00 price target on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. Kohl’s presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $77.20.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of Hawaii boosted its stake in Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) by 32.2% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 9,922 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,415 shares during the period. Bank of Hawaii’s holdings in Kohl’s were worth $723,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    After spending several years in the doghouse, department stores have come back into favor among investors during the past year. Shares of better-performing department store operators like Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN), and Macy’s (NYSE:M) have achieved huge gains since last fall.

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Leverage, better to say financial leverage, indicates the degree to which a company utilizes debt to boost its operations and thereby earn escalated profit margins. However, the higher the degree of financial leverage, higher is the interest payment for the capital borrowed.

Nevertheless, this should not dissuade companies from adopting debt financing as a strategy, because after all debt comes cheaper when compared to equity. Still, debt is something that gives you the chills since it brings with it the burden of repayment with additional interest in the future.

In corporate finance, as long as companies successfully generate higher returns than the interest they need to pay, they remain safe havens for investors. But the problem arises when the level of debt a company bears exceeds the return it offers.

Especially, in times of crisis no one can be fully sure of how a company will perform the next day, and on top of that those bearing large amount of debt are even more prone to bankruptcy. Therefore, the debt level of a company is an important point of consideration while making a investment decision.

Top Cheap Stocks To Own Right Now: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    D.A. Davidson & CO. lifted its position in shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) by 1.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 574,584 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 7,640 shares during the period. Emerson Electric makes up about 0.8% of D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. D.A. Davidson & CO.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $39,244,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) company Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR) is a better stock to buy than process automation company Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR), but that doesn’t mean the latter isn’t also compelling. Both stocks offer strong free cash flow generations, healthy dividend yields, and attractive valuations. Let’s take a look at the two businesses, and see just why Ingersoll-Rand edges out its fellow electrical equipment company.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. reduced its stake in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) by 4.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 80,915 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,534 shares during the quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $5,527,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Indeed, companies like Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) are seeing increased demand for their capital equipment. Emerson’s process-automation orders are growing strongly as its heavy-industry customers are spending again, while Caterpillar’s sales in the resource industries segment may well be in the early innings of a multiyear upcycle.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by Cowen in a research note issued on Wednesday. They presently have a $81.00 target price on the industrial products company’s stock. Cowen’s price target points to a potential upside of 3.30% from the company’s current price.

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    Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday: Link

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    Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold
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    BMO downgraded Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH) from Outperform to Market Perform

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Top Cheap Stocks To Own Right Now: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) stock fell steeply in Friday trading after reporting a big “earnings miss” Thursday evening, closing the day down 13.2% 

    XPO said it earned $0.72 per share pro forma in the fourth quarter of 2018 and only $0.62 per share GAAP. Analysts, who usually give their estimates in pro forma form, had predicted the transportation and logistics company would earn $0.83 per share.

  • [By Steve Symington, Jeremy Bowman, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    So we asked that question to three top Motley Fool investors. Read on to learn why they put New Relic (NYSE:NEWR), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and Ebay (NASDAQ:EBAY) on their short lists of stocks capable of outperforming a five-bagger.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) have earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twenty brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, fifteen have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $110.49.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, Neha Chamaria, and Matthew DiLallo]

    While there’s no way to know for sure which stocks will become the next Amazon, three of our contributors think BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) have pretty good chances.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Somebody’s got to deliver all of those products that we’re ordering online, and increasingly, that somebody is XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO). The freight and logistics company has become the leader in last-mile delivery of heavy goods like furniture and appliances, making it a key partner of retailers like Amazon, IKEA, Wayfair, and Home Depot.

Top Cheap Stocks To Own Right Now: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    To illustrate some of these points, as well as some other reasons Buffett and the rest of Berkshire’s team may be inclined to sell stocks, here are a few examples from the company’s history:

    IBM (NYSE:IBM): Berkshire had been gradually unloading its IBM stake for some time, and Buffett confirmed that the last of the shares were sold during the first quarter of 2018. In a nutshell, Buffett says he misjudged IBM’s competitive challenges, and as a result, it has revalued the stock lower. This is a prime example of the concept of “when your original thesis no longer applies, get out.” Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC): Berkshire has sold some of its Wells Fargo stock in recent quarters, and you might assume it has something to do with the bank’s infamous “fake accounts” scandal. But you’d be wrong. Buffett has said several times that he intends to stick with Wells Fargo, but regulatory rules prevent him from owning more than 10% of the bank’s shares. The recent sales were solely to remain under that threshold. Freddie Mac (NASDAQOTH:FMCC): Many newer Berkshire investors are surprised to hear that Buffett was ever a fan of mortgage giant Freddie Mac, but Berkshire owned 9% of the company’s shares in the late 1990s. Berkshire made lots of money on the investment, but Buffett started to see troubling signs — specifically, the company was taking on far too much risk to keep its earnings growing at a double-digit rate. Buffett ended up selling all of Berkshire’s Freddie Mac shares by 2000, and we all know what happened during the mortgage meltdown — there’s a reason Freddie Mac is a penny stock today. ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM): Until late 2014, Berkshire was one of ExxonMobil’s largest shareholders. However, Buffett realized that oil prices weren’t likely to stay as high as he originally thought, so Berkshire’s entire stake was abruptly sold. Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS): Warren Buffett’s preferred uses for Berkshire Hathaway’s capital are to acquire entire businesses and buy common

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    Here’s everything you must know before Wednesday’s opening bell:

    IBM (IBM) said revenue for the three months ended in March rose 5% to just more than  $19 billion. A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of a Southwest Airlines (LUV) reportedly showed evidence of ‘metal fatigue.’  CSX (CSX) reported a top-and bottom-line beat for the first quarter, driven by lower costs and restructuring expenses. The IRS is giving taxpayers an extra day to file due to major outages on its website yesterday. U.S. stock futures pointed modestly higher on a strong beginning to corporate earnings season. 

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    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) is leading a busy day of earnings reports on Tuesday. Shares are off 0.4% after the firm despite reporting a 40% year-over-year jump in profits and stronger-than-expected revenue. The firm reported earnings per share (EPS) of $5.98 on top of $9.40 billion in revenue. The Wall Street giant was expected to report EPS of $4.67 on top of $8.71 billion in revenue. The investment bank’s first six months of 2018 were its strongest in nine years. The stock slipped after the company announced that president David Solomon will be replacing CEO Lloyd Blankfein when he steps down from his role. Blankfein has been CEO for 12 years. It’s fair to say that Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) went to the dogs on Monday. The company has extended its Prime Day promotion through 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The announcement came after the firm suffered significant outages during the start of the event on Monday afternoon. Rather than get access to deals, many customers were met with pictures of dogs, the firm’s standard error page. Finally, pay close attention to events on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee will question leaders of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR), and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) about how they store and filter user content. Last year, the Senate and House of Representatives slammed the companies for their roles in and responses to Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
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    CSX Corp. (Nasdaq: CSX) will help lead today’s earnings calendar. Wall Street expects that the company will report EPS of $0.86 on top of $2.98 billion in revenue. Shares of Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) slipped after the firm’s user-growth estimates and quart

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New York State Teachers Retirement System reduced its stake in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 3.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,502,299 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 46,038 shares during the period. UnitedHealth Group comprises 1.1% of New York State Teachers Retirement System’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 12th largest position. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned 0.16% of UnitedHealth Group worth $374,253,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Traders sold shares of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) on strength during trading on Wednesday. $83.82 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $145.51 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $61.69 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, UnitedHealth Group had the 16th highest net out-flow for the day. UnitedHealth Group traded up $2.22 for the day and closed at $241.72

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Monday was UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) which traded up 3.19% at $231.43. The stock’s 52-week range is $164.96 to $250.79. Volume was about 20% lower than the daily average of around 4 million shares. The company had no specific news, but is set to report earnings before markets open Tuesday morning.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) traded up 2.46% at $238.63. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $238.95, a new 52-week high set this afternoon. Volume was about 33% above the daily average of around 3 million shares. The company had no specific news Wednesday.