When this seemingly never-ending winter finally gives way to warmer weather, here’s one more thing to look forward to: beef is likely to be cheaper for summer grilling.
Cattle futures have been sliding as market watchers expect a landslide of meat in the coming months. Severe drought is parching the U.S. Plains, and ranchers have had no choice but to send their animals to yards where they’re fattened up for market with grains. That speeds up the growing process and means the animals will go to market earlier than usual.
“It’s a shockingly weak market,” said Dennis Smith, a senior account executive at Archer Financial Services Inc. in Chicago. Traders can expect “a bulge in production that’s going to happen in the second and third quarter,” he said.
Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)
- [By Max Byerly]
ING Groep NV cut its holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 50.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 212,973 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 220,829 shares during the period. UnitedHealth Group comprises 1.0% of ING Groep NV’s holdings, making the stock its 24th largest holding. ING Groep NV’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $52,251,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
New York State Teachers Retirement System reduced its stake in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 3.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,502,299 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 46,038 shares during the period. UnitedHealth Group comprises 1.1% of New York State Teachers Retirement System’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 12th largest position. New York State Teachers Retirement System owned 0.16% of UnitedHealth Group worth $374,253,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
- [By Paul Ausick]
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) traded up 1.89% at $232.95. The stock’s 52-week range is $156.09 to $235.00, a new 52-week high set this afternoon. Volume was nearly double the daily average of around 2.9 million shares. The company’s fourth-quarter earnings and forecast for 2018 were better than expected.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
JLB & Associates Inc. cut its stake in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 8.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 6,748 shares of the healthcare conglomerate’s stock after selling 587 shares during the period. JLB & Associates Inc.’s holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $1,795,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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The market, led by the Nasdaq, showed strong gains on Tuesday, following significant earnings results from Netlix (NFLX) reported after Monday’s close. This morning, Goldman Sachs (GS) , UnitedHealth (UNH) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) also reported strong results as the earnings season heats up.
Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)
- [By Shane Hupp]
Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) had its price target increased by Morgan Stanley from $6.00 to $6.20 in a report released on Monday morning. They currently have an underweight rating on the stock.
- [By Rick Munarriz]
Shares of Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) hit a new 12-year high of $7.08 this week, and in terms of market cap the satellite radio provider has never been as valuable as it is right now. The market darling hasn’t traded this high since late 2005, and it’s fair to say that this was an entirely different company back then. Sirius had yet to merge with XM. The share count was substantially lower.
- [By Rick Munarriz]
Pandora seemed to be left for dead last summer. Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI) abandoned plans to acquire Pandora, settling for a more cost-effective minority stake in the streaming platform. With Sirius XM content to ride shotgun instead of taking the wheel and listener numbers languishing, investors started dumping the stock through the latter half of last year.
- [By Chris Hill]
Lastly, the Fools answer a classic question from a listener: “When should an investor start taking profits on a multibagger stock? Or should he just hold on forever?” Since the answer to this depends a lot on the company, they both talk generally and address the case of the listener’s stock — Sirius XM (NASDAQ:SIRI) — which is up around 500% since he bought it.
- [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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Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: Kohl’s Corporation(KSS)
- [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]
There are good reasons for J.C. Penney to prefer smaller stores. Indeed, Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) — one of its biggest rivals — has been shrinking many of its stores, even though most Kohl’s locations were already quite a bit smaller than a typical JCPenney. However, it may be much harder for J.C. Penney to shrink stores to its desired size in a productive way than it is for Kohl’s.
- [By Chris Lange]
Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) has seen a gain of 41.0% so far this year. Its shares last closed at $76.44, with a consensus price target of $76.35 and a 52-week range of $36.50 to $79.92.
- [By Matt Hogan]
Against this backdrop, screening for a potentially overlooked value stock with signs of a turnaround itself makes for a compelling thesis. Department store operator Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) seems to fit the bill. The company posted impressive numbers last quarter (more on those below) and finbox.io valuation models show nearly 30 percent upside. With Kohl's set to announce earnings on the 22nd, let's take a closer look at the company's recent performance, competitive position, and strategic initiatives.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Equities analysts predict that Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) will report $4.62 billion in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have issued estimates for Kohl’s’ earnings. The highest sales estimate is $4.68 billion and the lowest is $4.55 billion. Kohl’s posted sales of $4.33 billion during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 6.7%. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, November 8th.
- [By Max Byerly]
LMR Partners LLP acquired a new stake in Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 5,940 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $433,000.
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1. Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS)
This $10 billion-plus market cap department store chain’s stock is higher by over 17% in 2018. The company operates over 1100 department stores, an online commerce platform, 12 Fila Outlets, and three “Off/Aisle” clearance stores.
Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Analysts at Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold.
Emerson Electric shares fell 0.43 percent to close at $69.90 on Monday.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) in a report issued on Friday morning, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm issued a neutral rating and a $78.00 price objective on the industrial products company’s stock.
- [By Lee Samaha]
However, analysts are right to question Rockwell’s relative valuation, because peer Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) has outgrown Rockwell in the past three quarters. The difference is that Emerson is more of a process automation company and has more exposure to capital spending of energy and heavy industry-related companies, which are growing faster than Rockwell’s end markets. The latter is more of a factory automation company and has more general industrial exposure, notably to the automotive industry.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Own For 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
BidaskClub lowered shares of Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday.
WEN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Bank of America lifted their price objective on shares of Wendys from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research note on Friday, August 17th. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of Wendys from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a research note on Friday, August 17th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a buy rating and set a $22.00 price objective on shares of Wendys in a research note on Friday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Wendys from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. Finally, Mizuho set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Wendys and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $18.74.
- [By Lee Jackson]
This is another top burger chain that constantly fights for market share through promotional efforts. Wendy’s Co. (NYSE: WEN) is the third largest hamburger quick service restaurant chain. The company is trying to reinforce its historical brand positioning as a premium quick service restaurant brand through major remodels and product differentiation. Wendy’s is increasing its franchise mix and trying to restart unit growth in North America and internationally, where the brand has very little presence.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) major shareholder Edward P. Garden sold 764,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.53, for a total value of $12,628,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 240,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,973,233.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.
- [By Rich Duprey]
Papa John’s International (NASDAQ:PZZA) was reportedly willing to sell itself, and Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) might have been interested in buying, until comments deemed racially insensitive by the pizzeria’s founder John Schnatter led to his resignation as company chairman — and caused the burger joint to back away from further negotiations.