Top Penny Stocks To Invest In 2018

What happened

Shares of Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI) stock are soaring, up 20.7% as of 1:20 p.m. EDT after the company reported earnings Tuesday — but probably not because of earnings per se.

Fact is, Intrepid Potash “missed” on earnings, reporting a penny-a-share profit instead of the $0.02 per-share profit that Wall Street had predicted it would earn. What got investors excited, more likely, was the $53.2 million in sales that Intrepid Potash reported.

Intrepid sold a tall pile o’ potash last quarter. Image source: Getty Images.

So what

Why are sales the bigger story here? Simply because of this: Wall Street analysts had been telling investors to expect Intrepid Potash to report only about $36.5 million in sales for the first quarter of 2018, a decline from last year’s $48.6 million in reported sales. As it turned out, though, Intrepid reported $53.2 million in sales, a 9% increase over Q1 2017. Thus, while Intrepid Potash may have missed on profits, it beat on sales — by a bunch.

Top Penny Stocks To Invest In 2018: Information Services Group Inc.(III)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    3i Group (LON:III) had its price target upped by Societe Generale from GBX 1,020 ($13.58) to GBX 1,130 ($15.04) in a research note released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    CGI Group (NYSE: GIB) and Information Services Group (NASDAQ:III) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    RMR Group (NASDAQ: RMR) and Information Services Group (NASDAQ:III) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

Top Penny Stocks To Invest In 2018: Tyson Foods Inc.(TSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    But what investors are overlooking are the fundamental risks to this logic. Corporate earnings are the lifeblood of the market, keep in mind. Higher oil prices have already translated into higher gas prices, which is a key risk to automakers such as Ford (F) and General Motors (GM) that have pivoted big-time to producing SUVs and trucks. Higher oil prices have already taken a toll on earnings for packaged food giants like Proctor & Gamble (PG) and Tyson Foods (TSN) . Now, each are staring at consumer price increases because it costs more to deliver their products to stores.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY) to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $14.34 billion before the opening bell. Sysco shares rose 0.18 percent to close at $62.29 on Friday.
    Analysts expect Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) to report quarterly earnings at $1.32 per share on revenue of $9.89 billion before the opening bell. Tyson shares rose 1.39 percent to close at $66.97 on Friday.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter and agreed to acquire Frutarom for $7.1 billion. International Flavors shares dropped 5.03 percent to $135.00 in pre-market trading.
    Before the opening bell, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE: LPX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $692.63 million. Louisiana-Pacific shares gained 2.09 percent to close at $28.32 on Friday.
    Analysts are expecting Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NYSE: WLTW) to have earned $3.01 per share on revenue of $2.23 billion in the latest quarter. Willis Towers Watson will release earnings before the markets open. Willis Towers Watson shares gained 0.98 percent to close at $148.91 on Friday.

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  • [By Brian Stoffel]

    Here are the 10 stocks that I think are in the most trouble. Below, I’ll get into how each of them stacks up against these three metrics.

    Company Ticker Main Brands
    Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) Tide, Pampers, Old Spice, Gillette
    PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) Pepsi, Tostitos, Aquafina, Quaker Oats
    Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Minute Maid
    Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire, Sara Lee
    Mondelez (NASDAQ:MDLZ) Oreo, Nabsico, Triscuit, Ritz, Cadbury
    General Mills (NYSE:GIS) Cheerios, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury
    Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) Colgate, Speedstick, Palmolive, Softsoap
    Kellogg (NYSE:K) Mini-Wheats, Pop-Tarts, Eggos
    Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) Dean, LandOLakes, Organic Valley
    Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN) Celestial Teas, Arrowhead Mills

    Data source: Company websites.

Top Penny Stocks To Invest In 2018: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    TD Ameritrade clients appeared to take some profits in multiple names during the period. Oil companies were popular sells with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), BP  PLC (ADR) (NYSE: BP), National-Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV), and Transocean LTD (NYSE: RIG) all net sold. Oil prices traded near three-year highs on higher global demand and possible OPEC-led production cuts. COP and BP both traded at multi-year highs, while NOV and RIG reached 52-week highs, enticing clients to take profits in all four names. Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) traded at levels not seen since before the financial crisis following proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and was net sold. For the third month in a row, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was net sold after CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress regarding the misuse of user data and a beat on earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    American International Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) by 7.7% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 872,019 shares of the offshore drilling services provider’s stock after buying an additional 62,611 shares during the quarter. American International Group Inc.’s holdings in Transocean were worth $8,633,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Tyler Crowe, Matthew DiLallo, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    While we aren’t prognosticators on crude oil prices, there does appear to be a lotof value in the energy sector at this price level. So we asked three Motley Fool investors to highlight a stock in the sector they like this month. Here’s why they picked Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), Enbridge (NYSE:ENB), and Transocean (NYSE:RIG).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Transocean (NYSE:RIG) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.

    Several other research firms have also recently issued reports on RIG. Bank of America increased their price objective on Transocean from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 18th. Citigroup increased their price objective on Transocean from $15.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, April 30th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $11.00 price objective on Transocean and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Cowen set a $11.00 price objective on Transocean and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Piper Jaffray set a $11.00 price objective on Transocean and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $11.79.

Top Penny Stocks To Invest In 2018: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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