On Tuesday, stocks closed mixed with a preference for small-caps as they took gains in some blue chips and big-cap stocks.
Profit-taking started immediately, with a divergence of better-quality stocks being sold. Banks and other financials fell 1.4% at the close, while technology gained 0.9% and consumer discretionary rose 0.5%. Eight of the eleven sectors of the 500 lost ground. From the election until Monday most investing was based on the expectations that the new administration will increase fiscal spending and lower corporate tax rates. The goal is to raise interest rates, inflation and promote growth.
Yesterday buying slowed slightly, but floor traders said that consolidations are a good sign and that the “reflation trade” will probably resume again. The chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank was quoted by The Wall Street Journal who said “there’s a level of optimism I haven’t seen in a while.”
Crude oil WTI fell 0.7% at $45.56 per barrel due to an EIA report that crude oil supplies increased by 5.27 million barrels instead of an estimate of 1.48 million.
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sify Technologies Limited(SIFY)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Friday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares rose 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 11 percent, and Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY) up 4 percent.
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Park-Ohio Holdings Corp.(PKOH)
- [By Max Byerly]
Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:PKOH) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $45.00.
- [By Max Byerly]
Park-Ohio (NASDAQ:PKOH) is set to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect Park-Ohio to post earnings of $0.80 per share for the quarter.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Park-Ohio (NASDAQ: PKOH) and Materion (NYSE:MTRN) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
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TheStreet upgraded shares of Park-Ohio (NASDAQ:PKOH) from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a report issued on Friday.
PKOH has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Park-Ohio from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $45.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 18th. BidaskClub upgraded Park-Ohio from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, May 17th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Park-Ohio from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $41.00.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Park-Ohio (NASDAQ: PKOH) and Shiloh Industries (NASDAQ:SHLO) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.
Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Two Harbors Investments Corp(TWO)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 22.6 percent to $3.25 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares rose 23.2 percent to $2.65 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) rose 21.2 percent to $5.77 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a deal to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota from Arkoma, Williston Drilling for about $620 million. The company also announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 13.7 percent to $386.00 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: QTNA) shares rose 12.6 percent to $14.70 in pre-market trading. Quantenna is expected to release Q1 results on April 30..
BioTelemetry, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT) rose 11.1 percent to $37.50 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN) rose 10.4 percent to $29.00 in pre-market trading after reporting strong Q1 results.
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) rose 9.8 percent to $250.00 in pre-market trading following upbeat Q1 profit.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares rose 9.4 percent to $10.62 in pre-market trading as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE: CYS) rose 9.1 percent to $7.22 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE: TWO).
GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) rose 8.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) shares rose 7.6 percent to $251.2
- [By Matthew Frankel]
Mortgage real estate investment trust CYS Investments (NYSE:CYS) announced today that it had agreed to be acquired by fellow mortgage REIT Two Harbors Investment (NYSE:TWO).
- [By Shane Hupp]
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Two Harbors Investment opened at $15.60 on Tuesday, according to Marketbeat Ratings. The company has a market cap of $2.73 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.50 and a beta of 0.30. Two Harbors Investment has a 52 week low of $15.55 and a 52 week high of $15.61. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.