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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

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Renewable energy is set to go from strength to strength in coming years and it will be generating 50% of global electricity by 2050, according to one of the most authoritative voices in clean energy.

However, President Trump&a;rsquo;s battle to save the coal industry looks doomed, with coal-powered generation set to make up just 11% of global electricity generation by the middle of the century, down from 38% today, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Its New Energy Outlook (NEO) 2018 says that the continuing fall in the cost of batteries will massively increase the ability the ability to store off-peak electricity and sell it when demand is high, which will enable renewable technologies &a;ndash; particularly wind and solar projects – to take an increasing share of the electricity market. This will create a $548 billion battery market, with total investment in clean energy between now and 2050 set to reach $11.5 trillion.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    PPL Corp  (NYSE:PPL)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage loss in the S&P 500 ahead of the close was PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) which fell about 5% to $28.08. The stock’s 52-week range is $25.30 to $39.90. Volume was 8.4 million compared to the daily average volume of 7.4 million.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has a dividend yield of 5.8%, relatively high when you compare it to fellow utility companies like Southern Company (NYSE:SO) and Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK), which sport yields of 5% and 4.7%, respectively. That higher yield should make you question PPL as an investment…but once you find out what’s going on here, you’ll probably be pleased to jump aboard this high-yielding utility.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its position in shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) by 4.1% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 457,731 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 18,019 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in PPL were worth $12,949,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wall Street brokerages expect Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) to report $1.51 billion in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for Pembina Pipeline’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $1.19 billion and the highest estimate coming in at $1.83 billion. Pembina Pipeline posted sales of $866.72 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 74.2%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pembina Pipeline Corp (TSE:PPL) (NYSE:PBA) insider Cameron Goldade acquired 415 shares of Pembina Pipeline stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 10th. The stock was purchased at an average price of C$46.01 per share, with a total value of C$19,094.15.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    In recent years, Taco Bell has been an innovation leader in the fast-food world. You may not consider all of the chain’s edible experiments to have been positives, but items like the Naked Chicken Chalupa, Nacho fries, and (most important) Doritos Locos Taco have been major sales drivers for the Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) unit.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Shares of Yum China (NYSE:YUMC) — the exclusive Chinese licensee of KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell that was spun off from Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) a few years ago — rallied after the company recently reported a better-than-feared report for the fourth quarter of 2018. Investors have been fretting that a slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy would hurt restaurant operators, and it’s true that Yum China has slowed down as of late. Growth is growth, though, and the fast-food chain was able to deliver solid bottom-line numbers.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sterling Capital Management LLC reduced its position in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) by 16.2% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 5,197 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 1,004 shares during the period. Sterling Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Yum! Brands were worth $407,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC lowered its position in shares of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) by 8.5% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 18,360 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 1,714 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in Yum! Brands were worth $1,570,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By ]

    For example, when Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to KFC (NYSE: YUM), it did so to get the word “fried” out of its advertising in an age of health-conscious customers. Cigarette maker Phillip Morris did the same when they rebranded to Altria (NYSE: MO) in 2003. The political pressures associated with “big tobacco” created a need for a less caustic moniker. 

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(BMRN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Three biotech stocks that have profited tremendously from their virtual monopolies are Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN), and Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX). Do these biotechs’ market positions make them winners for investors over the long run?

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    It’s commendable to develop rare disease treatments that are so effective, some might call them “cures,” but that hardly guarantees market-beating returns. Let’s look into three companies with a hand in next-generation hemophilia treatments to see which has the best chance of coming out ahead.

    Company Market Capitalization Trailing-12-month Revenue
    Roche (NASDAQOTH:RHHBY) $188.6 billion $56.5 billion
    BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) $15.6 billion $1.38 billion
    Spark Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ONCE) $3.0 billion $26.4 million

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Across the two sets of data, the concern investors had was that factor VIII activity levels following SPK-8001 dosing were lower than levels reported for a competing gene therapy, BioMarin’s (NASDAQ:BMRN) valoctocogene roxaparvovec. In BioMarin’s study, most patients achieved factor VIII expression above 46%, which is close to the 50% expression levels considered normal. 

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: World Fuel Services Corporation(INT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Internet Node Token (CURRENCY:INT) traded 1.6% lower against the US dollar during the 1 day period ending at 21:00 PM ET on June 6th. In the last seven days, Internet Node Token has traded 19.6% lower against the US dollar. Internet Node Token has a total market cap of $32.85 million and $6.97 million worth of Internet Node Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Internet Node Token token can now be bought for $0.22 or 0.00002838 BTC on exchanges including OKEx, CoinEgg and Allcoin.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) tumbled 18 percent to $22.90 following Q1 results.
    Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) fell 17.4 percent to $349.52. Washington Prime Group will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.
    Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) dipped 15.7 percent to $14.03 after a mixed fourth quarter report.
    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM) fell 15.3 percent to $11.65. FormFactor is expected to release Q1 results on May 2.
    Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) dropped 14.3 percent to $6.24 following Q1 results.
    National Instruments Corporation (NASDAQ: NATI) fell 14.3 percent to $ 42.34 after reporting Q1 results.
    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) dipped 14.2 percent to $32.37 following Q1 results.
    Civeo Corporation (NYSE: CVEO) dropped 13.5 percent to $3.33. Civeo posted a Q1 loss of $0.42 per share on sales of $101.504 million.
    athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) fell 12.4 percent to $125.310 after reporting Q1 results.
    Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) shares tumbled 12.1 percent to $262.06 as the company posted Q1 results.
    Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: VALU) fell 11.3 percent to $19.10.
    Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE: FII) shares dropped 11.2 percent to $27.605 after the company posted downbeat quarterly earnings.
    AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVHI) declined 10.7 percent to $17.20 following Q1 results.
    CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) dropped 9.4 percent to $21.01 after reporting Q4 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares fell 8.9 percent to $7.280 following mixed Q1 results.
    Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) shares fell 8.4 percent to $45.97 after reporting Q4 results.
    LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ: LOGM) fell 8.2 percent to $109.825. LogMeIn reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter, but issued weak second quarter and FY18 earning guidance.
    Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT) shares dropped 21 percent to $22.05 following Q1 results.

    Shares of Biglari Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BH) were down 17 percent to $352.05. Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE: WPG) will replace Biglari Holdings in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 1.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Royce & Associates LP cut its position in shares of World Fuel Services Corp (NYSE:INT) by 38.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 236,227 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 149,743 shares during the quarter. Royce & Associates LP owned 0.35% of World Fuel Services worth $4,821,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc(RRTS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan reduced its position in Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc (NYSE:RRTS) by 18.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 138,320 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 32,190 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan owned 0.36% of Roadrunner Transportation Systems worth $289,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) shares dropped 15 percent to $1.8598. Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) will replace Roadrunner Transportation Systems in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Monday, June 4.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Roadrunner Transportation Systems (NYSE:RRTS) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Roadrunner Transportation Systems earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 49.1890734987185 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) shares dropped 16 percent to $1.85. Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) will replace Roadrunner Transportation Systems in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Monday, June 4.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) shares dropped 14 percent to $1.9025. Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) will replace Roadrunner Transportation Systems in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Monday, June 4.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bank of Marin Bancorp(BMRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRC) and OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media headlines about Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ:BMRC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bank of Marin Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.5239093639876 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ:BMRC) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $75.67.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Finjan Holdings, Inc.(FNJN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Finjan Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FNJN) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Tuesday . 32,387 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 93% from the previous session’s volume of 494,407 shares.The stock last traded at $4.98 and had previously closed at $5.08.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Digital Turbine (NASDAQ: FNJN) and Finjan (NASDAQ:FNJN) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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

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    You Need To Taste These: Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FNJN), The Dixie Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXYN), Sky Solar … (thestreetpoint.com) With a 125/250 Day Adjusted Slope of 63.35003, Is Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqCM:FNJN) a Favorable Pick? (cantoncaller.com) Which Option is Best? Finjan Holdings, Inc. (FNJN) Buy or Sell (topdesertsafari.com) Finjan Holdings Inc (FNJN) Given Average Recommendation of “Strong Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)

    Several research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Finjan from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 14th. Dawson James reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Finjan in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Finjan from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Finjan (NASDAQ: FNJN) and Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Truett-Hurst, Inc.(THST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.6772286424113 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6772286424113 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.6844029134937 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.(UEPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXMD) rose 7.3 percent to $6.90 in pre-market trading after the company reported the FDA approval of TX-004HR: IMVEXXY (estradiol vaginal inserts) for moderate to severe dyspareunia due to menopause.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) rose 6.1 percent to $10.50 in pre-market trading after falling 1.20 percent on Tuesday
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) shares rose 5.7 percent to $44.60 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE: CRM) rose 5.4 percent to $133.67 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its forecast for the full year.
    Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) rose 5.3 percent to $7.35 in pre-market trading.
    PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE: PAGS) rose 5.3 percent to $33.50 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 4.9 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) rose 4.9 percent to $4.95 in pre-market trading. Dalian Wanda will set up a joint venture with Tencent and Groupon's former local unit, Reuters reported.
    Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA) rose 4.4 percent to $56 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.43 percent on Tuesday
    Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) rose 4.3 percent to $120.92 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.05 percent on Tuesday.
    STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) shares rose 3.7 percent to $23.78 in pre-market trading after falling 4.70 percent on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc (NASDAQ: EVLV) shares rose 2.7 percent to $1.14 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Net 1 UEPS Technologies (NASDAQ:UEPS) is scheduled to issue its quarterly earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, August 29th.

    Shares of NASDAQ:UEPS opened at $8.81 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $499.82 million, a PE ratio of 4.19 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a quick ratio of 1.29, a current ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. Net 1 UEPS Technologies has a twelve month low of $8.05 and a twelve month high of $13.20.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc  (NASDAQ:UEPS)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 08, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
    Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
    Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
    Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
    CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
    Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
    International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
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  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Net 1 UEPS Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:UEPS) slumped Thursday after the payment solutions and transaction processing services provider reported preliminary fourth-quarter results. Both revenue and earnings declined as the company completed what it called “a turbulent year.” The stock was down about 16.6% at 11:15 a.m. EDT.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Rush Enterprises, Inc.(RUSHA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rush Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUSHA) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $51.17.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Rush Enterprises (NASDAQ:RUSHA) have earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation, five have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $51.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Rush Enterprises, Inc. Class A (RUSHA) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Equities Analysts Issue Forecasts for Rush Enterprises, Inc. Class A’s Q3 2018 Earnings (RUSHA) (americanbankingnews.com) Zacks: Analysts Expect Rush Enterprises, Inc. Class A (RUSHA) Will Announce Earnings of $0.72 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Rush Enterprises, Inc. Class A (RUSHA) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday (americanbankingnews.com)

    RUSHA stock opened at $45.21 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50. Rush Enterprises, Inc. Class A has a one year low of $36.65 and a one year high of $55.40. The stock has a market cap of $1.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.74, a PEG ratio of 0.97 and a beta of 1.27.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Rush Enterprises Inc  (NASDAQ:RUSHA)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Among McDonald’s main rivals, identified by FactSet, are Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) , down almost 5.5%; Yum! Brands (YUM) , which owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, up 32%; and burger chain Sonic Corp. (SONC) , down about 2%. These are all year-over-year percentages.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    There are several different avenues available to investors looking to take advantage of the surging popularity of food delivery, including restaurants, grocers, meal kits, tech companies that support payment systems, apps and other logistics, and larger corporations that will undoubtedly make waves in the space. Let’s examine some of the options.

    Company Name Type of Business Market Cap (billions) P/E Ratio (GAAP)
    Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) E-commerce/Grocery $833.5 271.78
    Blue Apron (NYSE:APRN) Meal kit delivery $0.6 N/A
    Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) Restaurant $11.6 41.16
    GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) Restaurant delivery $10.5 136.47
    Kroger(NYSE: KO) Grocery $20.8 24.53
    McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) Restaurant $131.3 22.14
    Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) Grocery $2.8 18.2
    Square(NYSE:SQ) Payments $25.9 N/A
    Walmart Inc.(NYSE:WMT) Retail/Grocery $247.4 28.66
    Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) Restaurant $27.2 15.0

    Data source: Google Finance

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Stifel Financial Corp lessened its holdings in Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM) by 9.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 595,695 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 62,381 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Yum! Brands were worth $50,723,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

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    However, Cramer did have some positive advice about dealing with China. “The one thing I tell people is that if you want surefire China trades: you go long Yum Brands (YUM) and short Yum China (YUMC) , as they have similar growth rates and similar price to earnings multiples, but only one can be brought low by the [People’s Republic of China].”

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: LivePerson Inc.(LPSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN) SVP Daryl Carlough sold 425 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.80, for a total value of $10,115.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 14,647 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $348,598.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Shares of LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) hit all-time highs on Thursday after posting fresh financial results following Wednesday’s market close. The record day didn’t start out that way. The provider of high-tech customer support initially opened lower following its second-quarter report, as bears fretting about LivePerson’s reduced bottom-line guidance for the whole year seemed to have the upper hand over the bulls cheering on a boost to its top-line outlook. The pessimism didn’t last long.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Double-digit growth is back at LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN). The provider of high-tech customer support reported fresh financials after Thursday’s market close, delivering its best period of year-over-year revenue growth in nearly three years.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Sohu.com Inc.(SOHU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    It’s now been seven months since Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) completed its objective of spinning off Sogou. Sogou had been the fastest growing component at Sohu for years. It should have taken off after trading on its own merits, but that failed to happen. Though the shares inched slightly higher in their first few days of trading, Sogou has spent most of its time since late November as a broken IPO until it finally cracked the $13 ceiling today in intraday trading.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    I’ve been coveringSohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU)for awhile, so when the Chinese internet pioneer announced plans tospin off Sogou, I was more than a little interested. Sogou has been the main growth driver at Sohu for years. With Sohu’s online advertising business meandering and its internet gaming business proving volatile, search has been its crown jewel.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. decreased its holdings in shares of Sohu com Ltd (NASDAQ:SOHU) by 23.4% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 108,393 shares of the information services provider’s stock after selling 33,178 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Sohu com were worth $3,351,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of Chinese internet company Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) fell as much as 11.8% on Wednesday, following the company’s first-quarter earnings release. The stock is down 8.4% at the time of this writing.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The market isn’t warming up toSohu.com’s(NASDAQ:SOHU)latest financial report. Its shares are hitting their lowest levels since the summer of 2007 after the Chinese online advertising, search, and gaming specialist posted disappointing first-quarter results on Wednesday morning.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Antares Pharma, Inc.(ATRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Antares Pharma (NASDAQ:ATRS) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRS) Director Jacques Gonella sold 300,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.47, for a total value of $741,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 11,936,413 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $29,482,940.11. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Antares Pharma (NASDAQ:ATRS) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media 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. Antares Pharma earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.2112654396991 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.(VSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $21.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) and Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Foundry Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) by 1.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 971,613 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,672 shares during the period. Vishay Intertechnology accounts for about 0.8% of Foundry Partners LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 18th biggest position. Foundry Partners LLC’s holdings in Vishay Intertechnology were worth $18,072,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: First Internet Bancorp(INBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. lowered its stake in First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) by 22.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 87,312 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 24,888 shares during the period. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc.’s holdings in First Internet Bancorp were worth $3,231,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    The year was 1999 and “internet” stocks were all the rage. On opposite sides of the country, two banks — BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) and First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK)– were both betting on a business model of asset-light internet banking. Nearly two decades later, one of these banks has grown into a $2.6 billion force to be contended with, while the other lags behind with a market cap of less than $350 million.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Craig Hallum began coverage on shares of First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK). They issued a buy rating and a $50.00 target price on the stock.

    Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a buy rating. Zacks Investment Research currently has $213.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “We are optimistic on Intuit’s growing SMB exposure and believe that its strategic acquisitions will fortify this segment. Due to the continuously emerging new technologies and current market trends, cloud-based business and financial software solutions have been gaining momentum. As Intuit is already a market leader in this segment, the increased adoption helped it gain new customers, in turn, boosting the overall performance. Estimates have been stable for Intuit of late. Moreover, the company’s strategy of shifting its business to cloud-based subscription model will help generate more stable revenues over the long run. Intuit’s shares have outperformed the industry in a year’s time.”

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Ferroglobe PLC (NYSE: GSM) got a boost, shooting up 7 percent to $12.17 following stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings.

    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares were also up, gaining 42 percent to $0.597 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TheStreet cut shares of Ferroglobe (NASDAQ:GSM) from a c- rating to a d+ rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday.

    GSM has been the subject of a number of other reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price objective on shares of Ferroglobe from $13.50 to $15.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ferroglobe from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, May 29th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Ferroglobe from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. B. Riley cut their price objective on shares of Ferroglobe from $20.00 to $18.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, Oppenheimer set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Ferroglobe and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, March 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $18.50.

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Rave Restaurant Group, Inc.(RAVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Pizza Inn (NASDAQ:RAVE) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pizza Inn earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 44.1311226041984 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Goelzer Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Meredith Co. (NYSE:MDP) by 351.7% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 160,664 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 125,099 shares during the quarter. Meredith accounts for approximately 1.0% of Goelzer Investment Management Inc.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th biggest holding. Goelzer Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Meredith were worth $8,644,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Gabelli Funds LLC increased its holdings in shares of Meredith Co. (NYSE:MDP) by 1.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 211,200 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC owned 0.47% of Meredith worth $11,363,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
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    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
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    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc.(ARTW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc.(DNKN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    If nothing else, Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ:DNKN) investors should give CEO Nigel Travis credit for ever being the optimist. Despite lower same-store sales in the first quarter indicating that a streamlined menu offering fewer types of doughnuts didn’t help, Travis remains confident things will pick up as the year progresses.

  • [By ]

    Dunkin Brands (DNKN) : “I’m a holder of Dunkin. Below $60 I’d be a buyer.”

    Univar (UNVR) : “The chemical stocks are getting crushed. Let it come in. “

  • [By ]

    Already, well-known short-seller Jim Chanos has disclosed a major short in the fast-growing Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) .

    What’s more, the geopolitical landscape is such that short sellers are likely nearing a precipice of opportunity. With risks growing ahead of the mid-term elections, the chance that a market-rattling event takes place are higher than they might have been in previous administrations.

  • [By ]

    Meanwhile, Hurst says Panera can do a better job with its coffee bean. That hints Panera, which is now owned by coffee king JAB Holdings, may soon be entering the premium coffee war being fought between Starbucks (SBUX) and Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) .

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill and senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer look at the franchise restaurant segment through the jaundiced eye of Kynikos Associates founder Jim Chanos, who isn’t too pleased with what he sees, particularly in the case of Dunkin’ Donuts(NASDAQ:DNKN) and QSR. The guys explain what he’s basing his short bets on, and consider whether they would follow his lead. They also discuss shorting more broadly.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Rexnord Corporation(RXN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rexnord (NYSE:RXN) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The industrial products company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by ($0.01), reports. Rexnord had a net margin of 8.29% and a return on equity of 13.05%.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $3.10 billion.
    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $551.94 million.
    Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $423.13 million.
    Switch, Inc. (NYSE: SWCH) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $99.83 million.
    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $579.85 million.
    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $119.06 million.
    Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $68.14 million.
    Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRNA) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.87 million.
    VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $130.00 million.
    Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $45.38 million.
    Restoration Robotics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIR) is projected to post quarterly loss at $0.17 per share on revenue of $5.93 million.
    YogaWorks, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOGA) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.22 per share on revenue of

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Rexnord Corporation (NYSE:RXN) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 15, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Neo Lithium Corp. (NTTHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The following 6 companies are on the bench for the index:

    Advantage Lithium (OTCQX:AVLIF) Argosy Minerals (OTCPK:ARYMF) Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) Critical Elements (OTCQX:CRECF) NEO Lithium (OTCQX:NTTHF) Wealth Minerals (OTCQX:WMLLF)

    “Bench” is a sports analogy meaning that one or more of them could be added in the future if one of the above companies becomes a producer, is acquired, or the market capitalization (“cap”) of one or more of the index holdings falls significantly below that of one or more companies on the bench.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado reduced its position in shares of Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) by 6.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 59,869 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 3,827 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Yum! Brands were worth $5,097,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    Nearly 10 months ago, Cramer told viewers to buy shares of Yum Brands (YUM) and sell its counterpart, Yum China (YUMC) . Since that recommendation, shares of Yum are up 11%, while Yum China has fallen over 5%. What should investors do now? Cramer took a fresh look to find out.

  • [By ]

    Among McDonald’s main rivals, identified by FactSet, are Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) , down almost 5.5%; Yum! Brands (YUM) , which owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, up 32%; and burger chain Sonic Corp. (SONC) , down about 2%. These are all year-over-year percentages.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cerner Corporation(CERN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    New York State Teachers Retirement System lifted its holdings in Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 460,773 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,011 shares during the quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned 0.14% of Cerner worth $26,725,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 1,402,230 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $81,329,000. Cerner comprises 1.3% of Rockefeller Capital Management L.P.’s portfolio, making the stock its 22nd largest holding.

  • [By Simon Erickson]

    This could be a big win for the electronic health records (EHR) providers, such as athenahealth(NASDAQ:ATHN) andCerner(NASDAQ:CERN). Detailed, interoperable EHRs that can be shared across hospitals will be crucial for maintaining accurate patient records and developing improved treatment routines. That could, in turn, provide better patient outcomes.

  • [By ]

    Cerner Corp (Nasdaq: CERN) is the largest pure-play health care IT (HCIT) company in the world with clients in 30 countries and a footprint at 70 of the top 100 global health systems by patient revenue. The company is the market leader in health systems outside the United States with 28% of an otherwise fragmented market.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) had its price objective decreased by SunTrust Banks to $58.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday, The Fly reports. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Cerner’s Q1 2018 earnings at $0.55 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.60 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.65 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.64 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cerner (NASDAQ:CERN) issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.59-0.61 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.66. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.31-1.36 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.38 billion.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(CDNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallApril 23, 2018 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D
  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank cut its holdings in Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) by 12.2% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 905,900 shares of the software maker’s stock after selling 125,700 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned 0.32% of Cadence Design Systems worth $33,310,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Penske Automotive Group, Inc.(PAG)

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 Shane Hupp]

    Penske Automotive Group (NYSE: PAG) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Automotive dealers & gasoline service stations” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Penske Automotive Group to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Cache Inc.(CACH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CacheCoin (CACH) is a proof-of-work (PoW) coin that uses the Scrypt hashing algorithm. It was first traded on January 5th, 2014. CacheCoin’s total supply is 4,195,132 coins. CacheCoin’s official Twitter account is @CACHeCoin. The Reddit community for CacheCoin is /r/cachecoin and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for CacheCoin is www.cachecoin.cc.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now

BioXel Therapeutics has filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). No pricing details weregiven in the filing, but the offering is valued up to $69.0 million. The company intends to list its shares on the Nasdaq under the symbol BTAI.

The underwriters for the offering are Barclays, UBS Investment Bank and BMO Capital Markets.

This is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on drug development that utilizes novel artificial intelligence (AI) to identify the next wave of medicines across neuroscience and immuno-oncology.

The firms drug re-innovation approach leverages existing approved drugs and/or clinically validated product candidates together with big data and proprietary machine learning algorithms to identify new therapeutic indices.

Management believes that this differentiated approach has the potential to reduce the cost and time of drug development in diseases with substantial unmet medical need.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Plains Group Holdings, L.P.(PAGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of Plains GP (NYSE:PAGP) from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a research report released on Monday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus cut Plains GP from a buy rating to a hold rating and set a $24.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group cut Plains GP from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Wolfe Research cut Plains GP from a market perform rating to an underperform rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Deutsche Bank began coverage on Plains GP in a report on Thursday, April 19th. They set a buy rating and a $29.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, SunTrust Banks raised Plains GP from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $27.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, April 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $25.65.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Plains GP (PAGP) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.08 EPS (americanbankingnews.com) Plains GP (PAGP) Upgraded by TheStreet to C- (americanbankingnews.com) Plains GP (PAGP) Downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus (americanbankingnews.com) Plains GP Holdings (PAGP) Tops Q1 EPS by 5c, Beats on Revenues (streetinsider.com) Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and Plains GP Holdings Report First-Quarter 2018 Results (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several research firms have commented on PAGP. TheStreet upgraded shares of Plains GP from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Monday. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Plains GP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group cut shares of Plains GP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Wolfe Research cut shares of Plains GP from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of Plains GP in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $29.00 target price for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, ten 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 a consensus target price of $25.65.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    For example, when Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to KFC (NYSE: YUM), it did so to get the word “fried” out of its advertising in an age of health-conscious customers. Cigarette maker Phillip Morris did the same when they rebranded to Altria (NYSE: MO) in 2003. The political pressures associated with “big tobacco” created a need for a less caustic moniker.

  • [By ]

    Among McDonald’s main rivals, identified by FactSet, are Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) , down almost 5.5%; Yum! Brands (YUM) , which owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, up 32%; and burger chain Sonic Corp. (SONC) , down about 2%. These are all year-over-year percentages.

  • [By ]

    These figures should be a relief for Niccol, who joined the company from Yum! Brands’ (YUM) Taco Bell in February. While he was largely welcomed by investors and received industry affirmation, some critics were skeptical of his franchising background, operational savvy and the disparity in ethos between Chipotle and Taco Bell.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Xilinx, Inc.(XLNX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Daiwa Securities Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) by 1.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 126,150 shares of the programmable devices maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,349 shares during the quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc.’s holdings in Xilinx were worth $9,113,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Xilinx earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the programmable devices maker an impact score of 47.7615347434404 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By ]

    Xilinx (XLNX) : “I think it’s time to start getting back into NVIDIA (NVDA) .”

    Celgene (CELG) : “I’d rather buy Amgen (AMGN) or Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) . I think Celgene overpaid for that acquisition a few years ago.”

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Xilinx (XLNX) , Celgene (CELG) , Exelixis (EXEL) , Moneygram (MGI) , Monster Beverage (MNST) , SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) and Mattel (MAT) .

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) which rose about 5% to $74.15. The stocks 52-week range is $54.99 to $75.14. Volume was 5.6 million compared to its average volume of 2 million.

  • [By ]

    Until it’s lifted, the ban stands to impact everyone from optical component/module suppliers such as Acacia Communications (ACIA)  and Oclaro to telecom/networking chip suppliers such as Cavium (CAVM)  and Xilinx (XLNX) to mobile chip suppliers such as Qualcomm (QCOM)  and Skyworks (SWKS) . Some of the damage will, of course, be offset by share losses ZTE is likely to see on account of the ban. This could particularly hold for mobile suppliers, given that the ban could prevent ZTE from shipping phones running Alphabet/Google’s (GOOGL) version of Android.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Signet Jewelers Limited(SIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Signal Token (CURRENCY:SIG) traded 33% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on May 12th. During the last seven days, Signal Token has traded 136.8% higher against the U.S. dollar. Signal Token has a market capitalization of $9.93 million and approximately $156,257.00 worth of Signal Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Signal Token token can currently be bought for $0.0450 or 0.00000466 BTC on popular exchanges including HitBTC, EtherDelta (ForkDelta), IDEX and Bancor Network.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) which traded down about 7% at $52.74. The stocks 52-week range is $46.09 to $86.35. Volume was 8.5 million, well above the daily average of 2.4 million shares.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Wednesday was Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) which traded down about 20% at $38.14. The stocks 52-week range is $38.11 to $77.94. Volume was 25.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.1 million.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) which rose about 2% to $39.48. The stocks 52-week range is $187.96 to $314.86. Volume was 3.8 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.8 million.

Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: MobileIron, Inc.(MOBL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MobileIron (MOBL)

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Top Medical Stocks To Watch Right Now: Applied DNA Sciences Inc(APDN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

    Get Applied DNA Sciences alerts:

    Applied DNA Sciences’ (APDN) CEO James Hayward on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Edited Transcript of APDN earnings conference call or presentation 3-May-18 8:30pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com) Applied DNA Sciences: Fiscal 2Q Earnings Snapshot (finance.yahoo.com) Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com) Applied DNA Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Maxim Group set a $5.00 price target on shares of Applied DNA Sciences and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of Applied DNA Sciences from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ: ASCMA) and Applied DNA Sciences (NASDAQ:APDN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018

President and CEO of Republic Services Inc (NYSE:RSG) Donald W Slager sold 153,453 shares of RSG on 11/30/2017 at an average price of $64.3 a share. The total sale was $9.9 million.

Republic Services Inc is the second-largest provider of solid waste management services in the United States. In addition, the company operates landfill gas-to-energy projects, as well as an exploration and production waste business. Republic Services Inc has a market cap of $21.7 billion; its shares were traded at around $64.94 with a P/E ratio of 27.50 and P/S ratio of 2.24. The dividend yield of Republic Services Inc stocks is 2.00%. Republic Services Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 6.00% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated Republic Services Inc the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

CEO Recent Trades:

President and CEO Donald W Slager sold 153,453 shares of RSG stock on 11/30/2017 at the average price of $64.3. The price of the stock has increased by 1% since.President and CEO Donald W Slager sold 32,421 shares of RSG stock on 11/14/2017 at the average price of $64. The price of the stock has increased by 1.47% since.

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Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018: Dillard's, Inc.(DDS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of The Bon-Ton Stores having two spikes while it along withlarge cap Macy’s, Inc (NYSE: M) and mid capDillard’s, Inc (NYSE: DDS) have posted large declines last year that may or may not have leveled off andsmall cap J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP) has at least stopped the bleeding:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of The Bon-Ton Stores spiking twice in 2013 and has been falling off for a longer period of time thanlarge cap Macy’s, Inc (NYSE: M) andsmall capDillard’s, Inc (NYSE: DDS)whilesmall cap J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP) was crushed much earlier:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap department store stock Dillard’s, Inc (NYSE: DDS), whos potential peers includemid caps Macy’s, Inc (NYSE: M) and Nordstrom, Inc (NYSE: JWN) and small cap J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP), is the most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 60.80% according to Highshortnterest.com.

  • [By ]

    Some reasons for my bearishness on retail stocks:

    Higher Energy Prices. Oil prices have rallied dramatically and back to 2014 levels, rising from about $35 a barrel in early 2016 to around $67 Thursday. That’s bad news for U.S. retailers, as rising oil prices historically squeeze consumer disposable incomes. That’s one reason why I’ve been consistently raising my short exposure to retail and plan to continue doing so. Shaky Same-Store Sales Growth. Recent improvements to same-store sales at Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) , Urban Outfitters (URBN) , Dillard’s (DDS) , Gap Inc. (GPS) and Macy’s (M) come against downgraded expectations, and might not be sustainable anyway. No Deal for Nordstrom (JWN) . The Nordstrom family has apparently abandoned plans to take its namesake company private. I had expressed concerns that this would happen. Higher Interest Rates. A rise in the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) has recently accelerated. That’s bad news for retailers, as many variable-rate consumer debts (particularly mortgages) key off of the LIBOR. This will likely put a damper on mortgage refinancings — something that many see as an important ingredient for personal-consumption expenditures.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of The Bon-Ton Stores spiking twice in 2013 and largely falling off since then while large cap Macy’s, Inc (NYSE: M) andsmall capDillard’s, Inc (NYSE: DDS)began falling off in 2015 andsmall cap J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP) was crushed much earlier:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of The Bon-Ton Stores spiking twice in 2013 and then, along withlarge cap Macy’s, Inc (NYSE: M) and mid capDillard’s, Inc (NYSE: DDS), having large declines that may or may not have leveled offwhilesmall cap J C Penney Company Inc (NYSE: JCP) has lost most of its value:

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    As a tiebreaker, Cramer turned to Yum Brands (YUM) , where Pizza Hut also saw some softness, but was able to eek out an increase in gross margins.

    Pizza delivery is the ultimate stay-at-home economy play, Cramer said, but clearly the rising tide is not lifting all boats, and only Domino’s is able to buck the trend with its superior technology initiatives.

  • [By ]

    Nearly 10 months ago, Cramer told viewers to buy shares of Yum Brands (YUM) and sell its counterpart, Yum China Holdings  (YUMC) . Since that recommendation, shares of Yum are up 11%, while Yum China has fallen over 5%. What should investors do now? Cramer took a fresh look to find out.

  • [By ]

    However, Cramer did have some positive advice about dealing with China. “The one thing I tell people is that if you want surefire China trades: you go long Yum Brands (YUM) and short Yum China (YUMC) , as they have similar growth rates and similar price to earnings multiples, but only one can be brought low by the [People’s Republic of China].”

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    While its closest rivals Domino’s (NYSE:DPZ) and Papa John’s (NASDAQ:PZZA) have steadily delivered impressive growth in the United States Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) Pizza Hut has struggled.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    The chart below shows how McDonald’s compares with some of its closest peers based on its valuation and expected growth rate.

    Company P/E Ratio 2-Year Expected EPS Growth Rate
    McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) 26.2 23.6%
    Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) 26.2 27.3%
    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) 21.8 58.1%
    Restaurant Brands International(NYSE:QSR) 21.4 41.9%
    Yum! Brands(NYSE:YUM) 23.2 29.7%

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance. EPS = earnings per share.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Pizza Hut, on the other hand, took a step back after rebounding at the end of 2017. Total sales dropped 1%, driven by a 5% decline in same-store sales and slightly offset by 109 more locations in operation than last year. Pizza Hut has had its struggles the last few years in China. Pizza doesn’t carry the same status as a dietary staple in the country as it does here in the U.S. Yum has been trying to change that by innovating the menu around local tastes, but it reports that the strategy will take some more time before its efforts can be judged. Yum China only gained independence from former parentYum! Brands(NYSE:YUM) at the end of 2016.

Best Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2018: Phillips 66 Partners LP(PSXP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While the company continues to invest in midstream projects on its balance sheet, however, Garland reiterated that its MLP,Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP), remains an important part of our midstream growth strategy.” Garland reaffirmed the expectation that Phillips 66 Partners will “reach its growth goal of $1.1 billion in run-rate EBITDA by the end of 2018.” That will require completing additional dropdown transactions between the two companies as well as the pursuit of new organic growth projects at the MLP.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    This strategy of acquiring assets from a large parent company to grow an MLP’s payout has worked well over the years. Refining giant Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) has been one of the most successful with this strategy since creating Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) in 2013. At that time, Phillips 66 launched an ambitious plan to grow its MLP’s distribution at a 30% compound annual rate through 2018 via a steady stream of dropdown transactions. Phillips 66 Partners is right on target, having increased the payout at a 31% compound annual growth rate since the IPO while maintaining solid financial metrics, including covering the payout with cash flow by a very comfortable 1.33 times last quarter and maintaining a conservative debt-to-EBITDA ratio of 3.2 in 2017. This strategy has also richly rewarded investors in Phillips 66 Partners, which has generated a total return of 89% since its IPO despite a recent sell-off, easily ahead of the S&P 500’s nearly 73% total return over that time frame.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    As PSX has grown as a refining outfit, it has added midstream assets pipelines, terminals, rail lines and storage farms. Owning pipelines and gathering systems is a great way to generate cash flows. Phillips enhanced that by placing them inside of its master limited partnership, Phillip 66 Partners LP (PSXP). That way, PSX is preparing to keep its profits even when oil does inevitably rise.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    While those customer commitments were hard to come by over the past few years due to the turbulence in the oil market, energy companies are beginning to grow more optimistic about the future. Because of that, Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and several other partners were able to secure the necessary commitments to move forward with the Gray Oak Pipeline, which will transport oil out of the fast-growing Permian Basin. That project will enable these companies to generate more income, likely allowing them to boost their already above-average payouts.

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Thanks to the mixed Q1 2018 results of Philip Morris (PM) and what it seemed like a slower adoption rate of their new generation smoking alternative iQOS than previously expected, tobacco stocks tumbled from multi-year highs. Although investors and analysts think over which is the best opportunity at the moment – Altria (MO), Philip Morris, or British American Tobacco (BTI), one stock remains overlooked – Imperial Brands (OTCQX:IMBBY).

The company is valued at 9 times forward earnings while the competitors are traded at around 14 times next year expected profit. The stock also offers a twice higher dividend yield compared to the rest.

In my opinion, this situation is caused by two things: 1) the Group is not among the leaders in the industry – they are fourth largest international tobacco firm in the world by market share and 2) Imperial Brands does not have any heat-not-burn device in the portfolio. They do not even plan to develop such product in near future. However, in my opinion, these disadvantages cannot justify the current price of the stock and the low expectations for the future results.

good stocks to invest in today: Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.(CHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News stories about Chunghwa Telecom (NYSE:CHT) have trended positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chunghwa Telecom earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.731481807669 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.99 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: CHT), down 3 percent, and Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (NASDAQ: SHEN), down 4 percent.

good stocks to invest in today: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    However, Cramer did have some positive advice about dealing with China. “The one thing I tell people is that if you want surefire China trades: you go long Yum Brands (YUM) and short Yum China (YUMC) , as they have similar growth rates and similar price to earnings multiples, but only one can be brought low by the [People’s Republic of China].”

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    There has been a major movement toward antibiotic-free meat in fast-food restaurants in recent years. While a number of restaurants have switched to antibiotic-free chicken, McDonald’s and other restaurants are dragging their heels in switching to antibiotic-free pork and beef. Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM)’s KFC franchise is the latest chain to pledge to switch to antibiotic-free chicken.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    As a tiebreaker, Cramer turned to Yum Brands (YUM) , where Pizza Hut also saw some softness, but was able to eek out an increase in gross margins.

    Pizza delivery is the ultimate stay-at-home economy play, Cramer said, but clearly the rising tide is not lifting all boats, and only Domino’s is able to buck the trend with its superior technology initiatives.

  • [By ]

    For example, when Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to KFC (NYSE: YUM), it did so to get the word “fried” out of its advertising in an age of health-conscious customers. Cigarette maker Phillip Morris did the same when they rebranded to Altria (NYSE: MO) in 2003. The political pressures associated with “big tobacco” created a need for a less caustic moniker.

good stocks to invest in today: Web.com Group, Inc.(WEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

good stocks to invest in today: Amgen Inc.(AMGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Sanofi took the assessment and started engaging end payers to see if any would offer easy reimbursement for a lower net price that reflects ICER’s assessment, and the industry listened. As of July 1, the partners will cut the net price of Praluent in return for straightforward access for around 25 million Americans covered by theExpress Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX) national formulary. Thepharmacy benefits manager, and will also remove formulary access for its main competitor, Amgen’s (NASDAQ:AMGN) Repatha.

  • [By ]

    Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) for example, announced FDA approval of its heart-attack prevention therapy on Dec 1. Immediately after, the stock popped 15% in less than two months, moving from $177.20 to $199.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    In September of 2016, Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced that the FDA had approved its Amjevita as a biosimilar to Humira for multiple inflammatory diseases that included RA and several other related inflammatory diseases.

  • [By Johanna Bennett]

    Shares of Amgen (AMGN) led the drop in the S&P 500 today falling almost 6.4% to close at $168.61 after the drug maker unveiledlong-awaited data on its anti-cholesterol drug Repatha.

    Can shares of Amgen rebound from todays selloff?

    Yes, is the answer from RBC Capital Management analyst Michael Yee. He argues that the drug makers share price can grind back up if access to Repatha increases over the next few quarters. Earlier today, Amgen released data from an outcome study that missed expectations, leading some analyst to predict that health plans will continue to restrict access to the drug.

    As Yee writes:

    A number of key developments midday at the ACC conference that should shed increased confidence that Repatha reimbursement and utilization will continue to increase over time driving a new growth driver for AMGN and increased confidence in a new product cycle. If reimbursement does start to open up over next few quarters (tracking IMS scripts and other datapoints) and AMGN manages their execution on quarters/guidance – stock should recover off today’s overreaction reflecting high expectations

good stocks to invest in today: Noble Midstream Partners LP (NBLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP) and Noble Midstream Partners (NYSE:NBLX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Noble Midstream Partners (NYSE:NBLX) operates more traditional energy assets such as oil and gas pipelines and related infrastructure. Long-term contracts also underpin Noble Midstream’s assets, providing it with a predictable cash flow stream. That money currently supports the company’s 4.4% yielding distribution.

good stocks to invest in today: Royal Gold Inc.(RGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Gold streaming company Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV) offers investors a unique way to gain exposure to precious metals, but when you compare it to peers Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) and Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM)it looks relatively expensive. That said, if you are looking to gold for diversification you might still find that Franco-Nevada Corporation stock is a buy.

  • [By Scott Levine]

    Climbing nearly 6% through January, the price of gold outpaced the meager gain — approximately 1% — of the S&P 500. Unsurprisingly, many of the market’s largest gold stocks enjoyed double-digit gains, including AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU), Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX), IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG), and Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) (TSE:RGL) – Equities research analysts at B. Riley increased their Q2 2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Royal Gold in a research note issued on Tuesday, April 17th. B. Riley analyst L. Pipes now forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings of $0.46 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.45. B. Riley also issued estimates for Royal Gold’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.45 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.44 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.78 EPS.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    This list ranks gold dividend stocks in the mining sector by dividend yield. And it also includes one of our top gold stock recommendations of 2017…

    Gold Dividend Stock Share Price Year-to-Date Performance Dividend Yield (as of June 30)
    DRDGOLD Ltd. (NYSE ADR: DRD) $3.19 -39.7% 10.24%
    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE ADR: SBGL) $4.70 -33.4% 5.98%
    Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE ADR: HMY) $1.62 -26.7% 4.56%
    Gold Fields Limited (NYSE ADR: GFI) $3.41 +13.3% 2.73%
    Randgold Resources Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: GOLD) $87.68 +14.9% 1.89%
    Franco Nevada Corp. (NYSE: FNV) $72.39 +21.1% 1.27%
    Royal Gold Inc. (Nasdaq: RGLD) $76.85 +21.3% 1.25%
    Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE: EGO) $2.58 -19.9% 1.16%
    Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) $15.90 -0.5% 0.75%
    Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE: GG) $13.02 -4.4% 0.62%

    Six of the 10 gold stocks listed above have posted negative returns so far in 2017. The main reason behind their losses has to do with gold price volatility.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett sees the value of Apple differently than most Wall Street analysts, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday.

“Analysts after analysts said if you look at the mosaic of [iPhone] orders, it’s got to be a bad quarter,” said Cramer, whose charitable trust owns shares of Apple. “[Buffett] obviously does not think about the quarter. He thinks of this as a consumer products company with 99 percent satisfaction.”

“[Buffett] thinks very young,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” He often talks about “how every kid he knows has one and they would never use anything else. That’s good enough for him.”

Apple stock rose more than 3 percent Friday to an all-time high midmorning Friday after Buffett revealed that Berkshire Hathaway bought 75 million shares of the tech giant during the first quarter. That adds to the 165.3 million shares Berkshire already owned at the end of 2017.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: AFC Enterprises Inc.(AFCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By AnnaLisa Kraft]

    AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE  ) , which owns the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen quick- serve chain, once an undiscovered gem, has now soared 66% over the last year.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: WSFS Financial Corporation(WSFS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Celgene Corporation(CELG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion before the opening bell. Celgene shares rose 1.87 percent to $87.00 in after-hours trading.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20. Weight Watchers shares gained 7.36 percent to $74.83 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) to have earned $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion in the latest quarter. Alibaba will release earnings before the markets open. Alibaba shares fell 0.68 percent to $181.21 in after-hours trading.
    GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday. GoPro shares fell 1.41 percent to $4.89 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion. American Axle shares gained 1.05 percent to $14.50 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Celgene Corp.s (NASDAQ: CELG) short interest for this settlement date remained flat at 15.65 million shares. Shares were changing hands at $89.14, in a 52-week trading range of $84.25 to $147.17.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Celgene (CELG) : “Celgene’s a buy, I think it’s terrific.”

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  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Position: Long GLD small, bonds, SDS; short TLT small, SPY small .

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    These figures should be a relief for Niccol, who joined the company from Yum! Brands’ (YUM) Taco Bell in February. While he was largely welcomed by investors and received industry affirmation, some critics were skeptical of his franchising background, operational savvy and the disparity in ethos between Chipotle and Taco Bell.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    McDonald’s is a fast-food service restaurant with more than 36 thousand restaurants in around 100 countries. With a market cap of $100 billion, the company has the largest position in the fast-food industry in the U.S., with Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM) being its closest competitor. The company sells burgers, fries and sandwiches with the vision of providing great taste, modern choices and real ingredients. McDonald’s is constantly trying to find new ways to strengthen the nutritional profile of its menu items while maintaining taste.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Pizza Hut, on the other hand, took a step back after rebounding at the end of 2017. Total sales dropped 1%, driven by a 5% decline in same-store sales and slightly offset by 109 more locations in operation than last year. Pizza Hut has had its struggles the last few years in China. Pizza doesn’t carry the same status as a dietary staple in the country as it does here in the U.S. Yum has been trying to change that by innovating the menu around local tastes, but it reports that the strategy will take some more time before its efforts can be judged. Yum China only gained independence from former parentYum! Brands(NYSE:YUM) at the end of 2016.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    While its closest rivals Domino’s (NYSE:DPZ) and Papa John’s (NASDAQ:PZZA) have steadily delivered impressive growth in the United States Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) Pizza Hut has struggled.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now

The stock market gave up ground on Tuesday, but investors saw major benchmarks recover from their worst levels of the day to finish down less than half a percent. Early in the day, poor earnings results from blue chip components of the Dow Jones Industrials weighed on market sentiment, and ongoing uncertainty about whether the Trump administration will be able to deliver on promised government reforms made some investors feel less confident about the future. However, several companies reported good news despite the dour mood on Wall Street, and GNC Holdings (NYSE:GNC), Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS), and Cabela’s (NYSE:CAB) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

GNC eases shareholders’ concerns

Shares of GNC Holdings jumped 24% after the company posted first-quarter results that, while not perfect, were still not as bad as some investors had feared. Revenue fell 4% from year-ago levels, and same-store sales dropped 3.9% in company-owned locations and 4.6% in domestic franchise stores. Moreover, net income dropped by more than half, leaving the company with just $0.37 per share in adjusted earnings. Yet those numbers encouraged those who are patient enough to give GNC time to remake itself, and CEO Bob Moran pointed to the company’s One New GNC transformation strategy as having shown signs of early success. With new loyalty programs producing some positive effects on transaction counts and volume, GNC hopes that business metrics will hit bottom and start to grow again in the near future.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares Core S&P Total US Stock Mkt (ITOT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Hundreds of exchange traded funds offer investors broad market exposure and many do so with nominal fees. Among the least expensive is the iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (NYSE: ITOT).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Powell Industries Inc.(POWL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Powell Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: POWL) were down 14 percent to $40.06. Powell Industries reported Q4 adjusted earnings of $0.54 per share on sales of $129.8 million.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Atlantic Power Corporation(AT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE: AT), down 2 percent, and Pampa Energia S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: PAM), down 4 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares slipped by 0.02 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Companhia de Saneamento Basico (ADR) (NYSE: SBS), down 3 percent, and Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE: AT), down 3 percent.

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    Toward the end of trading Thursday, the Dow traded down 0.24 percent to 16,960.40 while the NASDAQ declined 0.38 percent to 4,656.49. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.17 percent to 1,985.91.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE: AT), down 2 percent, and SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) down 1 percent.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(DRNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20:

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    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 12.3 percent to $7.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.30 percent on Tuesday.
    Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) rose 11.7 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading. Ariad Pharmaceuticals disclosed that its Phase 1/2 trial data on investigational drug brigatinib were published in The Lancet Oncology.
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    First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE: AG) rose 9.3 percent to $8.90 in the pre-market trading session. First Majestic reported Q3 earnings of $0.07 per share on revenue of $79.3 million. Silver futures gained 2.2 percent to $18.77 an ounce.
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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    These figures should be a relief for Niccol, who joined the company from Yum! Brands’ (YUM) Taco Bell in February. While he was largely welcomed by investors and received industry affirmation, some critics were skeptical of his franchising background, operational savvy and the disparity in ethos between Chipotle and Taco Bell.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    As a tiebreaker, Cramer turned to Yum Brands (YUM) , where Pizza Hut also saw some softness, but was able to eek out an increase in gross margins.

    Pizza delivery is the ultimate stay-at-home economy play, Cramer said, but clearly the rising tide is not lifting all boats, and only Domino’s is able to buck the trend with its superior technology initiatives.

  • [By ]

    Nearly 10 months ago, Cramer told viewers to buy shares of Yum Brands (YUM) and sell its counterpart, Yum China Holdings  (YUMC) . Since that recommendation, shares of Yum are up 11%, while Yum China has fallen over 5%. What should investors do now? Cramer took a fresh look to find out.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    In other Yum! Brands news, CEO Brian R. Niccol sold 2,294 shares of Yum! Brands stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.90, for a total value of $194,760.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 10,160 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $862,584. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Brian R. Niccol sold 945 shares of Yum! Brands stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.90, for a total value of $75,505.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 10,785 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $861,721.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.63% of the company’s stock.

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  • [By ]

    For example, when Kentucky Fried Chicken changed its name to KFC (NYSE: YUM), it did so to get the word “fried” out of its advertising in an age of health-conscious customers. Cigarette maker Phillip Morris did the same when they rebranded to Altria (NYSE: MO) in 2003. The political pressures associated with “big tobacco” created a need for a less caustic moniker.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (XBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) and the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) were each approaching important support levels back in mid-November.

  • [By ]

    And while the big drug companies will experience a significant adjustment, biotech companies, with their focus on long term results and outright cures in some cases, are probably poised to perform. The best way to get invested would be with the Biotech Spider ETF (NYSE: XBI).

  • [By ]

    More importantly, the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) has proven resilient during the volatility spike and selloff.

    In fact, XBI never closed significantly below its 50-day moving average as investors dumped stocks. That turned out to be a huge tell

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    Tech stocks were strong today, but biotech really took off on merger and acquisition news; theSPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEMKT:XBI) jumped 2.7%.

  • [By ]

    The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE:XBI) a good measure of small-cap biotech stocks gained almost 6% yesterday. Meanwhile, the large-cap iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (NASDAQ:IBB) jumped almost 4%. The biotech buying frenzy helped lift the Nasdaq Composite to a gain of almost 1% in Mondays session.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kronos Worldwide Inc(KRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: KRO) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.13 per share on revenue of $308.50 million.

    Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.67 per share on revenue of $122.91 million.

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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National Steel Corporation(SID)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials shares climbed by 1.52 percent in trading on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (ADR) (NYSE: SID), and Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: CMT).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Alliance Data Systems Corporation(ADS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE: ADS) which jumped 8.3% to $260.56. The stocks 52-week range is $185.02 to $263.40. Volume was roughly 1.2 million which is above the daily average of around 606,000 shares.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Alliance Data Systems Corp. (NYSE: ADS) which traded down 3.9% at $238.00. The stocks 52-week range is $185.02 to $254.94. Volume was 1.6 million versus the daily average of 577,000 shares.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Alliance Data Systems (ADS) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after beating the Street’s earnings and revenue expectations.

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    Alliance Data Systemsgained 8.3% to $260.62, while the S&P 500 rose 0.8% to 2,355.84.

    Evercore ISI’s David Togut and team argue that Alliance Data Systems is “checking the right boxes.” They explain:

    ADS’ 1Q/17 earnings reinforced our conviction that net charge offs will stabilize at the end of this year, driving accelerating earnings growth in 2018. Card Services surpassed our revenue and EBITDA forecasts fueled by an 80 basis point increase in gross card yield thanks to rising interest rates. Epsilon’s revenue growth accelerated to 7% from a 1% decline in 4Q/16 driven by double digit growth in Automotive, Agency and digital CRM plus an easy comparison. LoyaltyOne revenue and EBITDA fell below our estimates given soft results from AIR MILES, which is adjusting its value proposition after the Ontario Legislature last December eliminated the expiration date on AIR MILES. Overall, ADS remains on track to generate double-digit adjusted EBITDA and EPS gains in 2017, and in 2018 to accelerate EPS growth to the mid-teens given slowing headwinds from delinquencies plus operating leverage from stabilizing net charge-off rates.

    Alliance Data Systems’ market capitalization rose to $14.6 billion today from $13.5 billion yesterday.

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Alliance Data Systems (ADS) was the worst performer in the S&P 500 Tuesday.

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    ADS shares fell $9.32, or 3.8%, to $238.32, compared to the S&P 500, which fell 3.38 points, or 0.14%, to 2353.78.

    The shares were hurt by a bearish note from Oppenheimer: Analysts Ben Chittenden and Dominick Gabriele initiated coverage of the stock with an Underperform rating and a $185 price target.

    Details from the note:

    Long investors seem generally to believe that the profitability of ADS’s capital-light/data-driven/tech-based businesses (Epsilon/LoyaltyOne) will turn relatively soon and that EPS will be driven by more than just the card business. The logical conclusion is the multiple should be FinTech-based. We think it’s just as easy to make the case that, while ADS had a first-mover advantage on data-driven, SKU-level analytics, competitive advantage is diminishing and the profitability of these businesses will likely take longer to turn (and likely not return to historical levels). Thus, earnings will continue to be driven by the balance sheet-intensive card business (our ’18E EPS is 6% below consensus) and should be valued as such, we think.

    Advanced Micro Devices(AMD) was the worst performer in the S&P 500 yesterday.

     

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    WTI crude oil prices added 1.2% to hit $69.31 per barrel, while Brent crude added 1.4% to hit $74.50. The uptick came after Saudi Arabia hinted that it would like to see oil prices hit the top end of the $80 to $100 range. The key oil supplier has been working with other OPEC producers and Russia to support crude prices to reduce excessive global production. The nations’ agreement is expected to extend well into 2019 and potentially beyond that time frame.
    This morning, as it topped earnings expectations, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will purchase the consumer health business of German pharma giant Merck KGaA (OTCMKTS: MKGAF) for nearly $4.2 billion. The deal will expand on P&G’s vitamins and health supplement business. This is the first deal made by P&G since activist investor Nelson Peltz won a board seat last year.
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    American Express Co.(NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
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Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In Right Now: RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd.(RNR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    RenaissanceRe (NYSE: RNR) is one of 73 publicly-traded companies in the “Fire, marine, & casualty insurance” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare RenaissanceRe to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    RenaissanceRe Holdings (RNR) is a global provider of reinsurance, as well as various types of insurance and related services. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Bermuda, notes Jack Adamo, editor of Insiders Plus.

The 10 Best Stocks to Invest In Right Now

It’s a different market than it was at the end of January. Volatility has returned, even if it remains modest relative to historical levels. Big names like Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) and Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT), among others, have seen precipitous share price declines after record highs.

It’s a choppier, more cautious, environment. That’s not a bad thing, however. After a basically uninterrupted post-election rally, several stocks have seen pullbacks that provide more attractive entry points. Others simply haven’t received their due credit from the market.

While there might be reasons for caution overall — higher interest rates, trade war concerns — more opportunities exist as well.

This more and more looks like a “stockpicker’s market.” For those stockpickers, here are 10 stocks to buy that look particularly attractive at the moment.

Editor’s Note: This story originally ran on March 15, 2018

10 Best Stocks to Invest In Right Now: Exxon Mobil xom stock Source: Shutterstock

I’m as surprised as anyone that Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) makes this list. I’ve long been skeptical toward XOM. The internal hedge between upstream and downstream operations makes Exxon stock a surprisingly poor play on higher oil prices. Overall, it leads XOM to stay relatively rangebound — as it has been for basically a decade now.

But price matters. And XOM is at its lowest levels in more than two years after a steady decline since late January. With the dividend over 4% and a 16x forward P/E multiple, Exxon Mobil stock looks like a value play. Meanwhile, management is forecasting that earnings can double by 2025, adding a modest growth component to the story.

Obviously, there’s a risk that Exxon management is being too optimistic. Years of underperformance relative to peers like Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) and even BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP) has eroded the market’s confidence. If Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) can lead a true electric car revolution, that, too, could impact demand and pricing going forward.

At current levels, however, the market is pricing in close to zero chance of Exxon hitting its targets. And that’s why XOM is attractive right now. A continuation of the status quo still gives investors 4%+ income annually. Any improvements in production, or pricing, provide upside. At a two-year low, Exxon doesn’t have to be perfect to see upside in XOM stock.

10 Best Stocks to Invest In Right Now: Nathan’s Famous Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2017 Source: Flickr

In this market, recommending a restaurant owner — let alone a hot dog restaurant owner — might seem silly at best. But there’s a strong bull case for Nathan’s Famous, Inc. (NASDAQ:NATH) at the moment.

NATH, too, has seen a sharp pullback of late. The stock touched a 52-week (and all-time) high just over $100 in November. It’s since come down about 25%, though roughly one-sixth of the decline can be attributed to a $5 per share special dividend paid in December.

Yet the story hasn’t really changed all that much. Fiscal Q3 earnings in February were solid. The company’s agreement with John Morrell, who manufactures Nathan’s product for retail sale and Sam’s Club operations, offers huge margins, while revenue continues to grow. Foodservice sales similarly are increasing.

The restaurant business has been choppier. But it remains profitable. The mostly-franchised model there is similar to those of Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) and Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), among others, all of whom are getting well above-market multiples.

All told, Nathan’s has an attractive licensing model, which leverages revenue growth across the operating businesses. And yet, at 13x EV/EBITDA, and 20x P/FCF, the stock trades at a significant discount to peers. NATH has stabilized over the past few weeks, and Q4 earnings in June could be a catalyst for upside. Investors would do well to buy NATH ahead of that report.

10 Best Stocks to Invest In Right Now: Bank of America 3 Reasons BAC Stock Has More Upside Source: Shutterstock

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) trades at its highest levels since the financial crisis, and has gained over 150% from July 2016 lows. Trading has been a bit choppier of late — no surprise for a macro-sensitive stock in this market — and there’s a case, perhaps, to wait for a better entry point.

But I’ve liked BAC stock for some time now, and as I wrote last month I don’t see any reason to back off yet. Earnings growth should be solid for the foreseeable future, given rising Fed rates and a strong economy.

BofA itself has executed nicely over the past few years. The company’s credit profile is solid and its stock has outperformed other big banks like Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) and even JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). And tax reform and easing capital restrictions mean a big dividend hike could be on the way as well.

And despite the big run, it’s not as if BAC is expensive. The stock still trades at less than 11x 2019 EPS estimates. Unless the economy turns south quickly, that seems too cheap. So it looks like the big run in Bank of America stock isn’t over yet.

10 Best Stocks to Invest In Right Now: Nutrisystem Source: Nutrisystem

Nutrisystem Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRI) is another candidate to buy on a pullback. In a disappointing Q4 earnings release at the end of February, Nutrisystem disclosed a rough start to 2018. The beginning of the year is known as “diet season”, a key period for companies like Nutrisystem and  Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE:WTW), as many customers look to act on New Year’s Resolutions.

But marketing missteps led to poor results from Nutrisystem. 2018 guidance now implies basically zero revenue growth — after analysts had projected a 13% increase for the full year.

Still, Nutrisystem is now priced almost as if growth is coming to an end for good. And I as argued at the time, that’s just too pessimistic. The average Street target price still is well above $40, implying over 30% upside. NTRI now trades at under 14x the midpoint of 2018 EPS guidance, and yields 3.5%.

The valuation implies that Nutrisystem management is wrong — that 2018’s deceleration is a permanent change. If Nutrisystem management is right — and they’ve earned some credibility in leading revenue and profit to soar over the past few years — then $29 is a far too cheap price for NTRI.

10 Best Stocks to Invest In Right Now: Roku Why There's a Lot of Volatility Coming for ROKU Stock Source: Shutterstock

Roku Inc (NASDAQ:ROKU) undoubtedly is the riskiest stock on this list. And there certainly is a case for caution. The company remains unprofitable on even an Adjusted EBITDA basis. A ~7x EV/revenue multiple isn’t cheap; it’s even higher considering that almost half of 2018 revenue will come from the player business, which is a ‘loss leader’ for advertising and platform revenue.

But management also detailed a really interesting future on the Q4 call. The company is looking to build a true content ecosystem — and from a subscriber standpoint, already has surpassed Charter Communications Inc (NASDAQ:CHTR) and trails only AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA).

Again, this is a high-risk play — but it’s also a high-reward opportunity. Margins in the platform segment are very attractive, and should allow Roku to turn profitable relatively quickly. International markets remain largely untapped. There’s a case for waiting for a better entry point, or selling puts. But I like ROKU at these levels for the growth/high-risk portion of an investor’s portfolio.

10 Best Stocks to Invest In Right Now: Brunswick Source: Shutterstock

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) is due for a breakout. The boat, engine, and fitness equipment manufacturer is nearing resistance around $63 that’s held for close to a year now. Despite a boating sector that has roared of late, BC — the industry leader — has been mostly left out.

Over the last year, smaller manufacturers Marine Products Corp. (NYSE:MPX), Malibu Boats Inc (NASDAQ:MBUU), and MCBC Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:MCFT) have gained 51%, 71%, and 68%, respectively. BC, in contrast, has gained less than 2%. It actually trades at a discount to MBUU and MCFT — despite its leadership position and strong earnings growth of late.

Efforts to build out a fitness business have had mixed results, and may support some of the market’s skepticism toward the stock. But Brunswick now is spinning that business off, returning to be a boating pure-play.

Cyclical risk is worth noting, and there are questions as to whether millennials will have the same fervor for boating as their parents. But at 12x EPS, with earnings still growing double-digits, BC is easily worth those risks.

And if the stock finally can break through resistance, a breakout toward $70+ seems likely.

10 Best Stocks to Invest In Right Now: Pfizer 3 Reasons to Be Bullish on PFE Stock Source: Shutterstock

Few investors like the pharmaceutical space at this point — or even healthcare as a whole. But amidst that negativity, Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) looks forgotten.

This still is the most valuable drug manufacturer in the world (for now; it’s neck and neck with Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS)). It trades at just 12x EPS, a multiple that suggests profits will stay basically flat in perpetuity. To top it off, PFE offers a 3.8% dividend yield.

Obviously, there are risks here. Drug pricing continues to be subject to political scrutiny (though the spotlight seems to have dimmed of late). Revenue growth has flattened out of late. But Pfizer still is growing earnings, with adjusted EPS rising 11% last year and guidance suggesting a similar increase this year. Tom Taulli last month cited three reasons to buy Pfizer stock – and I think he’s got it about right.

10 Best Stocks to Invest In Right Now: Valmont Industries Source: Shutterstocks

Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI) offers a diversified portfolio — and across the board, business has been relatively weak of late. The irrigation business has been hit by years of declining farm income. Support structures manufactured for utilities and highways have seen choppy demand due to uneven government spending. Mining weakness has had an impact on Valmont’s smaller businesses as well.

Valmont is a cyclical business where the cycles simply haven’t been much in the company’s favor. Yet that should start to change. 5G and increasing wireless usage should help the company’s business with cellular phone companies. Irrigation demand almost has to return at some point. And a possible infrastructure plan from the Trump Administration would benefit Valmont as well.

Concerns about the recently imposed tariffs on steel likely have hit VMI, and sent it back to support below $150. But many of Valmont’s contracts are ‘pass-through’, which limits the direct impact of those higher costs on the company itself. Despite uneven demand, EPS has been growing steadily, and should do so in 2018 as well.

And yet VMI trades at an attractive 16x multiple — a multiple that suggests Valmont is closer to the top of the cycle than the bottom. That seems unlikely to be the case, and as earnings grow and the multiple expands, VMI has a clear path to upside.

10 Best Stocks to Invest In Right Now: American Eagle Outfitters

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American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) is one of the, if not the, best stocks in retail — and that’s kind of the problem. Mall retailing, in particular, has been a very tough space over the past few years. And it’s not just the impact of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and other online retailers. Traffic continues to decline, which pressures sales and has led to intense competition on price, hurting margins.

But American Eagle has survived rather well so far, keeping comps positive and earnings stable. And yet this stock, too, trades at around 12x EPS, backing out its net cash. And American Eagle has an ace in the hole: its aerie line, which continues to grow at a breakneck pace. aerie brand comparable sales rose 27% in fiscal 2017, on top of a 23% rise the year before.

The company’s bralettes and other products clearly are taking share from L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) unit Victoria’s Secret. And the e-commerce growth in that business, and for American Eagle as a whole, suggests an ability to dodge the intense pressure on mall-based retailers.

In short, American Eagle isn’t going anywhere. There’s enough here to suggest American Eagle can eke out some growth, and a 2.6% dividend provides income in the meantime.

The stock already is recovering from a post-earnings sell-off last week, and should continue to do so. And longer-term, there’s still room for consistent growth, and more upside.

10 Best Stocks to Invest In Right Now: United Parcel Service Source: UPS

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) fell when the broad market did in February — and simply never recovered. A disappointing Q4 earnings report, in which investors saw signs of higher spending, drove some of the decline. But UPS stock wound up falling 22% in a matter of weeks — which looks like an unjustified sell-off.

UPS is going to have to spend to add capacity, and in this space too there’s the ever-present threat of Amazon. But UPS is an entrenched leader, along with rival FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX), and it at worst can co-exist with Amazon. E-commerce growth overall should continue to increase demand; there’s enough room for multiple players in the global market.

Meanwhile, the sell-off and benefits from tax reform mean that UPS now is trading at just 15x the midpoint of its guidance for 2018. And the stock yields a healthy 3.4%. Investors clearly see a risk that growth will decelerate, but UPS stock is priced as if that deceleration is guaranteed.

As of this writing, Vince Martin is long shares of Exxon Mobil and Nutrisystem. He has no positions in any other securities mentioned.

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