Bill Ackman has had a bad year, that much is obvious. The spectacular blowup of Valeant (which I’d like to toot my horn and say I called) and the repeated errors he’s made around it have set Pershing WAY back from the highs it saw only 2 years ago.
I recommended Pershing (OTCPK:PSHZF) back at $26.50 per share, and it stands at $15.06 now: not a great performance! I defrayed much of this by shorting Valeant, both as a hedge and outright, but this still wasn’t a great call from me.
The question now is whether it’s worth buying into the current Pershing?
I view VRX as permanently impaired. Bill’s ACB is significantly above where VRX is now, and I question how long VRX has as a going concern. It’s ~6.5% of the portfolio, and I assign limited if any value to this position. I think if the company liquidated, they’d be able to pay back the debt and you might see returns to shareholders roughly equal to the share price, but I don’t see many other ways out for VRX. Maybe I’m shortsighted and conservative, but I’d rather be that than too optimistic.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Altisource Residential Corporation(RESI)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Front Yard Residential (NYSE:RESI) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.51) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.49) by ($0.02), Morningstar.com reports. Front Yard Residential had a negative return on equity of 25.77% and a negative net margin of 196.93%.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.(ROIC)
- [By Steve Symington]
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.(NASDAQ:ROIC)announced in-line first-quarter results late Wednesday, underpinned by strong portfolio lease rates, steady growth in base rents, and the reiteration of the real estate investment trust’s full-year guidance.
- [By Jeremy Bowman, Leo Sun, and Steve Symington]
Over the last six months, theSPDR S&P Retail ETF(NYSEMKT:XRT) is up 18%, compared with just a 6% gain for theS&P 500. With the economy running at full strength and a strong first-quarter earnings report fromMacy’sto kick off earnings season, investors are feeling a renewed sense of optimism about the sector. Keep reading to see why our Fool.com contributors recommend looking atUlta Beauty(NASDAQ:ULTA), Retail Opportunity Investments Corp(NASDAQ:ROIC), andWalmart (NYSE:WMT) to take advantage of the sector bullishness.
- [By Steve Symington, John Bromels, and Keith Noonan]
So we asked three Motley Fool contributors exactly that. Read on to learn why they like Retail Opportunity Investments (NASDAQ:ROIC), Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP), and GameStop (NYSE:GME).
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Check out these big penny stock gainers and 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 Joseph Griffin]
Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 26th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.27 per share by the asset manager on Tuesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.26%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th. This is an increase from Federated Investors’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Cinemark Holdings Inc(CNK)
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (NYSE: BUD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $13.06 billion.
SINA Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $433.32 million.
Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $342.39 million.
Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $1.55 billion.
Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.98 per share on revenue of $2.75 billion.
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.
ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $1.11 billion.
Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.18 billion.
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.31 per share on revenue of $644.94 million.
Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $1.44 billion.
Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.16 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.13 per share on revenue of $2.33 billion.
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $530.99 million.
Performance Food Group Company (NYSE: PFGC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $4.46 billion.
Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is projected to report
- [By Shane Hupp]
A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Cinemark by 73.2% during the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 6,081,823 shares of the company’s stock worth $211,768,000 after buying an additional 2,570,923 shares in the last quarter. Rivulet Capital LLC increased its position in Cinemark by 88.0% during the fourth quarter. Rivulet Capital LLC now owns 2,859,216 shares of the company’s stock worth $99,558,000 after buying an additional 1,338,000 shares in the last quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC increased its position in Cinemark by 1.9% during the fourth quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC now owns 2,312,832 shares of the company’s stock worth $80,533,000 after buying an additional 42,982 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in Cinemark by 4.0% during the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,728,543 shares of the company’s stock worth $60,187,000 after buying an additional 66,700 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Cinemark by 3.4% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,334,140 shares of the company’s stock worth $48,310,000 after buying an additional 43,606 shares in the last quarter. 94.03% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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- [By Shane Hupp]
Hodges Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) by 2.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 311,681 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,234 shares during the quarter. Hodges Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 0.27% of Cinemark worth $11,741,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Buckle, Inc. (BKE)
- [By Taylor Cox]
Foot Locker, Inc (NYSE: FL) Q1 premarket
The Buckle, Inc (NYSE: BKE) Q1 premarket
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ: BMRN) PDUFA date for Pegvaliase
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Oasis Petroleum Inc.(OAS)
- [By Max Byerly]
Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS) has been given a $10.00 price target by equities researchers at Stifel Nicolaus in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “hold” rating on the energy producer’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ target price points to a potential downside of 11.82% from the stock’s current price.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Oasis Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OAS) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight with a $19 target price (versus a $12.52 close) at Morgan Stanley.
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) was started as Buy at Argus.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Companies Reporting After The Bell
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced
- [By Lisa Levin]
Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers
Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) fell 32.7 percent to $13.25 in pre-market trading after Fresenius terminated its merger deal with Akorn.
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE: CBI) fell 15.7 percent to $12.30 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire Mcdermott, pending termination of merger agreement with CB&I.
Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 9 percent to $3.65 in pre-market trading after rising 11.39 percent on Friday.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) fell 8 percent to $88.36 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) fell 7.1 percent to $9.00 in pre-market trading.
Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK) shares fell 5.9 percent to $2.88 in pre-market trading after declining 3.16 percent on Friday.
Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) shares fell 5.5 percent to $12.25 in pre-market trading.
Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX) shares fell 5.1 percent to $2.96 in pre-market trading after rising 76.27 percent on Friday.
GlobalSCAPE, Inc. (NYSE: GSB) fell 5.1 percent to $3.57 in pre-market trading.
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (NYSE: FMS) shares fell 4.1 percent to $49.93 in pre-market trading.
Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) fell 4.1 percent to $9.75 in pre-market trading. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey downgraded Oasis Petroleum from Hold to Sell
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
The curtain could come down any day on MoviePass’ bumpy run as an independent company: Link
Chicago Fed national activity index +0.10 vs +0.27 expected
The Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for April will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET.
Existing home sales report for March is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
The Treasury is set to auction 3-and 6-month bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
Deutsche Bank upgraded Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) from Hold to Buy
RBC downgraded Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) from Outperform to Sector Perform
Suntrust downgraded Oasis Petroleum (NYSE: OAS) from Hold to Sell
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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: MediWound Ltd.(MDWD)
- [By Money Morning Staff Reports]
After looking at this week’s penny stock gainers, we’ll give you that leg up with one of our top-rated penny stocks from our proprietary stock ranking system…
Penny Stock Current Share Price (March 26) Last Week’s Gain
Cartesian Inc. (OTCMKTS: CRTN) $0.39 170.69%
Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. (Nasdaq: OMEX) $8.76 135.90%
iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
Mediwound Ltd. (Nasdaq: MDWD) $5.10 26.51%
New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWY) $3.37 26.35%
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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Netlist, Inc.(NLST)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $0.10, but opened at $0.14. Netlist shares last traded at $0.16, with a volume of 5420 shares.
- [By Shane Hupp]
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
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Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on ACTG shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Acacia Research from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.67.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Globus Maritime Limited(GLBS)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Media coverage about Globus Maritime (NASDAQ:GLBS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Globus Maritime earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 45.6853785900783 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Ishares Trust Dj Us Financial (IYF)
- [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]
The challenges facing EUFN may indicate the ETF will be challenged to deliver compelling risk-reward for investors. EUFN's three-year standard deviation is 18.23 percent, or more than 500 basis points above the same metric on the iShares U.S. Financials ETF (NYSE: IYF).