Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now

As we enter the Q4 reporting cycle, looking for stocks having unswerving earnings growth is the highest priority for astute investors. And why not? If the company doesn’t make money, it won’t last over the long haul. Consider a company’s revenues over a given period of time, subtract the cost of production and you have earnings.

This metric is also considered the most noteworthy variable in influencing the share price. But, expectations of earnings also play a significant role in influencing the price of a stock.

Earnings Estimates Determine Share Prices

We have often seen a decline in the stock price despite earnings growth and a rally in the price following an earnings decline. This is largely a result of a company’s earnings failing to meet market expectations.

Earnings estimates embody analysts’ opinion on factors such as sales growth, product demand, competitive industry environment, profit margins and cost control. Thus, earnings estimates serve as a valuable tool while making investment decisions. Earnings estimates also help analysts assess the cash flow to determine the fair value of a firm.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.(MPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

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    Centerbridge Credit Partners M Sells 109,893 Shares of Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Major Shareholder Centerbridge Credit Partners M Sells 171,200 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) CAO Richard Wayne Mccullough Sells 3,170 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Director Michael Reddin Purchases 10,100 Shares (americanbankingnews.com) Midstates Petroleum (MPO) CEO David J. Sambrooks Acquires 15,300 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)

    A number of research firms recently commented on MPO. TheStreet downgraded shares of Midstates Petroleum from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Midstates Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Press coverage about Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Midstates Petroleum earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.005644497441 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: McClatchy Company (MNI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The McClatchy Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MNI) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 855,291 shares, a decrease of 4.6% from the April 13th total of 896,460 shares. Approximately 17.9% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 11,764 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 72.7 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    At another of the largest chains, McClatchy Co. (NYSEAMERICAN: MNI), its flagship property, the Sacramento Bee, laid off 15 editorial workers. That may not seem like many, but in an already thinned out newsroom, it is a lot. The layoffs were also the third in just over a year. There were reports that McClatchy also laid off workers at its other West Coast properties.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Stryker Corporation(SYK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    State of Tennessee Treasury Department trimmed its stake in shares of Stryker Co. (NYSE:SYK) by 13.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 101,919 shares of the medical technology company’s stock after selling 16,340 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department’s holdings in Stryker were worth $16,401,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on shares of Stryker (NYSE:SYK). They issued a market perform rating on the stock.

    LADENBURG THALM/SH SH assumed coverage on shares of Tocagen (NASDAQ:TOCA). LADENBURG THALM/SH SH issued a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Finally, shares of Boston Scientific sank 6%. The medical device maker had jumped earlier in the week on reports that it might receive a takeover bid from industry peer Stryker (NYSE:SYK). Yet today, Stryker denied that it had been in acquisition talks with Boston Scientific, throwing cold water on the idea. With the downward push, Boston Scientific is now back to where the stock started the week before the reports surfaced in the first place. Boston Scientific will now apparently have to make the most of its own opportunities in the medical device space — at least unless another potential buyer comes around.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Daimler AG (DDAIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Enter alpha-En and chairman Jerry Feldman, who has already established partnerships with Princeton University, Argonne National Laboratory, and Mercedes-Benz (OTCPK:DDAIF) to further develop a more practical method for producing pure lithium metal at room temperature, without the older, expensive manufacturing practices and then bringing the batteries to the market at scale:

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    As such, the much lower wage cost in China compared to the U.S. must have caught the eyes of Elon Musk. According to Michael Dunne, president of Dunne Automotive, a Hong Kong-based company that facilitates investments between the U.S. and China, the average line worker at a UAW-represented American assembly plant today makes about $29 per hour. In contrast, the hourly pay in China for the same work ranges from $4.20 at Chinese domestic carmakers such as Geely and BYD to $9.00 or so at German multinational automotive corporation Daimlers (OTCPK:DDAIF) joint-venture assembly plant in Beijing.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    German auto and truck giant Daimler AG (NASDAQOTH:DDAIF) said that two big-truck operators, Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries, have agreed to begin using two all-new electric Freightliner trucks in a pilot program — starting later this year.This is significant.

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    Both Tesla Inc.  (TSLA) and Mercedes-Benz (DDAIF) have their own positive catalysts to lean on.

    Tesla arguably makes the best electric cars on the planet right now. They’re reliable, loaded with technology, have excellent performance and safety ratings and are downright sexy.

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    For the past five years, I have been actively developing the North American and Caribbean energy storage market. In this time, I have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and a deep understanding of related use cases, technology, supply chain and sales channels. Prior to entering the energy storage markets, I spent another five years with various clean technology start-up organizations. The experience that I harvested during this period included five years with Toronto- based Eguana Technologies (OTCQB:EGTYF), which designs, manufactures and distributes intelligent power electronics and power conversion systems for distributed smart grid and energy storage applications. I also spent two years with sonnen, a privately held Bavaria-based technology and products Innovation Company focused on designing, developing, manufacturing and distributing advanced lithium-based energy storage systems for the residential, small commercial and industrial sectors. Most recently, I worked at Mercedes-Benz Energy, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Daimler AG (OTCPK:DDAIF). The company is responsible for the development and distribution of stationary energy storage under the Mercedes-Benz brand. In Q2 2018, Mercedes-Benz pulled the plug on its efforts in the residential energy storage market, primarily due to a lack of batteries. The company made a strategic decision to focus on the electrification of its automotive fleet and not focus on the stationary energy storage market. It is in my opinion that this is a foolish move, as the energy markets have now crossed paths with the automotive industry.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Boot(h)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stock analysts at Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H) in a research report issued on Thursday, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm set a “hold” rating and a $85.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 0.97% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Hyatt Hotels Co. (NYSE:H) by 14.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 41,200 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,112 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Hyatt Hotels were worth $3,142,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hydro One (TSE:H) – Analysts at National Bank Financial decreased their FY2019 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Hydro One in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 15th. National Bank Financial analyst P. Kenny now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $1.37 for the year, down from their prior estimate of $1.40. National Bank Financial currently has a “Sector Perform” rating and a $23.00 target price on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Hyatt (NYSE:H) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eighteen analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and ten have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $80.42.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Hyatt Hotels (NYSE:H) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay. 3, 2018 11:30 a.m. ET

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