Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Top Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg appeared on Capitol Hill and hit on what has emerged as the key battlefront for technology companies in Washington.

“We don’t think it’s a question of whether regulation,” she testified during a congressional hearing. “We think it’s a question of the right regulation.”

Senators seized on foreign election interference and growing privacy concerns to raise the specter of regulating social media during a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee that ran more than 2 1/2 hours.

They questioned Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey and Sandberg over their companies’ efforts to disrupt foreign influence campaigns and the spread of disinformation on their platforms, warning that the companies’ efforts were falling short ahead of November’s midterm elections as social media users continue to be targeted by foreign actors seeking to exacerbate political divisions in the U.S.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Leidos Holdings, Inc.(LDOS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) and Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) are two specialists serving separate parts of the U.S. defense market. Though they are chasing different business, both see opportunities for market-beating growth in the quarters to come.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and Aerohive Networks (NYSE:HIVE) are both aerospace companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) was maintained as Buy but removed from the Conviction Buy list at Goldman Sachs.

    Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) already was rated as Buy at Goldman Sachs, but now the defense contractor has been added to the prized Conviction Buy List, with a $410 price target (versus a $317.13 close).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The $3 billion competition, which includes management and maintenance of a range of navy and marine networks, will pit Perspecta against two of the largest government IT vendors, Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) and the recently bulked-up IT arm of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). This is a business where scale is vitally important, potentially putting Perspecta in a difficult position.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Scale is important in government IT, as agencies are looking more to the private sector to take on increasingly large and complex systems and because larger companies — like in the case of the Navy business CACI has acquired — can use their contacts across different branches to cross-sell services to multiple customers. CACI, at less than $5 billion in annual sales, is less than half the size of industry leader Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) or the newly merged IT business of General Dynamics, but Asbury seems determined to pursue deals that would narrow that gap.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Super Micro Computer, Inc.(SMCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor acquired 8,867 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $210,000.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) have gotten completely destroyed today, down by 43% as of 2:20 p.m. EDT, after Bloomberg published a bombshell report alleging that the company’s server motherboards had been subject to a malicious hardware attack. The Chinese government is alleged to have installed a malicious chip used for spying purposes.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Friday afternoon, the information technology shares rose 1.9 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P), up 23 percent, and Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) up 16 percent.

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) have plunged today, down by 9% as of 11:45 a.m. EDT, after the company reported preliminary fiscal fourth-quarter results. Super Micro also confirmed it will be delisted soon.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of Chinese tech giant Lenovo (NASDAQOTH:LNVGY) recently tumbled after a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report claimed the Chinese government used grain-sized chips to hack Super Micro’s (NASDAQ:SMCI) motherboards. The report claims that when Silicon Valley-based Super Micro’s motherboards were assembled at Chinese factories, the Chinese government installed the spy chips to steal trade secrets from Super Micro’s customers, including Apple and Amazon.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Railroads have also been working to fill in the gaps. Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) signed a deal last year to ship to 400,000 barrels per month through the end of this year to help move crude out of the Permian until new pipelines start service. That decision paid off during the fourth quarter, when Union Pacific’s crude oil shipments increased 25% as it helped producers get their oil to higher-priced refining and export markets.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Reilly Financial Advisors LLC lifted its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 0.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 92,617 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after acquiring an additional 859 shares during the quarter. Union Pacific accounts for approximately 1.7% of Reilly Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 13th largest position. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $12,451,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Brookfield Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Union Pacific Co. (NYSE:UNP) by 57.4% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 27,970 shares of the railroad operator’s stock after purchasing an additional 10,200 shares during the period. Brookfield Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Union Pacific were worth $3,760,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Green Plains, Inc.(GPRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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    Shares of NASDAQ GPRE traded up $0.17 during trading on Friday, hitting $18.00. 796,596 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 818,741. The firm has a market capitalization of $754.02 million, a P/E ratio of -20.93 and a beta of 1.04. Green Plains has a 1 year low of $15.25 and a 1 year high of $21.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a current ratio of 1.51.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Here’s how the rule change could permanently lift the fortunes of the nation’s largest ethanol manufacturers, including Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM), Valero (NYSE:VLO), and Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE).

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.67.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion.
    Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion.
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million.
    Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSH) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.06 per share on revenue of 3.90 billion.
    Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $3.24 billion.
    Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion.
    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $922.42 million.
    TravelCenters of America LLC (NASDAQ: TA) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.16 per share on revenue of $1.59 billion.
    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $723.93 million.
    Welbilt, Inc. (NYSE: WBT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $329.71 million.
    Horizon Pharma Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: HZNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $234.17 million.

     

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 11, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about Green Plains (NASDAQ:GPRE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Green Plains earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.0122510037214 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy For 2019: Image Sensing Systems, Inc.(ISNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.5001 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.5001 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 19.8 percent to $3.45 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.2 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 15.9 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APTO) shares fell 11 percent to $2.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 2.45 percent on Monday.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) shares fell 8 percent to $2.91 in pre-market trading after surging 6.40 percent on Monday.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares fell 7.2 percent to $14.36 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) fell 7.1 percent to $64.31 in pre-market trading following mixed Q2 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) fell 5.8 percent to $10.50 in pre-market trading after rising 25.22 percent on Monday.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) shares fell 5.1 percent to $22.46 in pre-market trading.
    Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) fell 2.4 percent to $186.65 in pre-market trading. Home Depot reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

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    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

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    Abaxis (NASDAQ: ABAX) and Image Sensing Systems (NASDAQ:ISNS) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

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