Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now

In this segment from MarketFoolery, host Mac Greer is joined by Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Taylor Muckerman to dig into the current situation at Arconic (NYSE:ARNC), which until late 2016 was the parts manufacturing division of aluminum giant Alcoa.

In the year and a half since it was spun off, the company has been underperforming expectations somewhat, but its real problems began when President Trump started heating up his trade wars. And those troubles make Arconic a tempting target.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on July 16, 2018.

Mac Greer: Shares of Arconic surging on buyout rumors. Taylor, when I heard this story, my first big question was, what is Arconic? Then I did some crackerjack research. They make aeronautical parts out of aluminum. This is never a phrase you want to see — a Bloomberg characterized Arconic as a “beleaguered manufacturer.”

Taylor Muckerman: This company was born out of Alcoa, which is traditionally the company that kicks off earnings season every quarter. They split this company in half not too long ago. Alcoa kept the aluminum-producing side, Arconic got the aluminum parts manufacturing side.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alliance Data Systems Corporation(ADS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia raised its stake in Alliance Data Systems Co. (NYSE:ADS) by 15.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,809 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 517 shares during the period. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in Alliance Data Systems were worth $883,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Alliance Data Systems (NYSE:ADS) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.

    Airgain (NASDAQ:AIRG) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    WTI crude oil prices added 1.2% to hit $69.31 per barrel, while Brent crude added 1.4% to hit $74.50. The uptick came after Saudi Arabia hinted that it would like to see oil prices hit the top end of the $80 to $100 range. The key oil supplier has been working with other OPEC producers and Russia to support crude prices to reduce excessive global production. The nations’ agreement is expected to extend well into 2019 and potentially beyond that time frame.
    This morning, as it topped earnings expectations, Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) announced it will purchase the consumer health business of German pharma giant Merck KGaA (OTCMKTS: MKGAF) for nearly $4.2 billion. The deal will expand on P&G’s vitamins and health supplement business. This is the first deal made by P&G since activist investor Nelson Peltz won a board seat last year.
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    Shares of Phillip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) dropped 3.6% in pre-market hours after the company fell short of revenue expectations. Despite reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.00, a figure that topped estimates by $0.12, the firm fell short of the $7.02 billion in revenue forecasted by analysts.
    American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) popped nearly 4% after the company easily topped Wall Street earnings after the bell Wednesday. The firm’s strategy to spend $2.35 billion on customer rewards promotions wooed a large amount of accounts and upgrades during the first three months of 2018. AXP reported EPS of $1.86 on top of $9.72 billion in revenue. Wall Street forecasted $1.71 per share on $9.20 billion.
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Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.(BPFH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boston Private Financial Hldg Inc (NASDAQ:BPFH) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks cut their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Boston Private Financial in a report released on Sunday, May 20th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Young now expects that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.10 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.20.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited(CLWT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
    Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
    Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
    Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) rose 15.7 percent to $6.65 in pre-market trading after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    China Recycling Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CREG) rose 14.7 percent to $2.75 in pre-market trading after climbing 57.89 percent on Thursday.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 11 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Fred's, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) rose 9.2 percent to $1.90 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 9.1 percent to $51.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
    Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7.5 percent to $10.15 in pre-market trading following Q3 results.
    Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) rose 4.5 percent to $11.83 in pre-market trading after reporting strong quarterly earnings.
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) shares rose 4.4 percent to $190.50 in the pre-market trading session as the company posted upbeat Q4 results.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) shares rose 3.9 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.98 percent on Thursday.
    Newell Brands Inc (NYSE: NWL) shares rose 3.6 percent to $27.65 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares dipped 47.8 percent to $4.60. Check-Cap priced its upsized underwritten offering of public units at $5.50 per unit.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) shares fell 41.5 percent to $2.57.
    Universal Electronics Inc. (NASDAQ: UEIC) dropped 35.1 percent to $29.50 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) dropped 34.8 percent to $3.75 after climbing 155.56 percent on Thursday.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 25.2 percent to $24.01 after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) dropped 22.5 percent to $45.73 after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 19.6 percent to $52.075 following Q1 earnings.
    Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVM) shares declined 18.1 percent to $5.20. Adverum Biotech disclosed that its CEO Amber Salzman is stepping down.
    Newater Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEWA) dropped 17.2 percent to $12.83.
    Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) fell 17.2 percent to $13.65 following Q1 results.
    Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER) declined 15.8 percent to $19.40 after announcing Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.649 after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: PFMT) dropped 14.2 percent to $2.65.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 13.2 percent to $8.32 after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) dropped 12.2 percent to $5.05.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 9.7 percent

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares shot up 40 percent to $5.3750 after the company declared a $0.70 per share special dividend.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares shot up 58 percent to $5.05 after reporting 2017 year-end results.

    Shares of Medigus Ltd. (NASDAQ: MDGS) got a boost, shooting up 50 percent to $1.69 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Lincoln National Corporation(LNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Element Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 24,346 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,779,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Blocklancer (CURRENCY:LNC) traded 2.6% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 16:00 PM E.T. on June 11th. In the last week, Blocklancer has traded down 23.6% against the dollar. One Blocklancer token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0065 or 0.00000097 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including EtherDelta (ForkDelta), IDEX, DDEX and Sistemkoin. Blocklancer has a total market capitalization of $784,675.00 and approximately $2,777.00 worth of Blocklancer was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $81.15.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Gideon Capital Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) by 36.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 10,080 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,686 shares during the quarter. Gideon Capital Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Lincoln National were worth $736,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Stifel Financial Corp reduced its holdings in shares of Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) by 1.9% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 41,119 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 783 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Lincoln National were worth $3,003,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    State of Alaska Department of Revenue lifted its position in Lincoln National Co. (NYSE:LNC) by 41.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 52,312 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,335 shares during the quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Lincoln National were worth $3,255,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ballard Power Systems, Inc.(BLDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ:BLDP) jumped as much as 24.1% in trading Tuesday after the company announced a large strategic investment. At 12:40 p.m. EDT, shares were still up 16.7% on the day. 

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ballard Power Systems (BLDP)

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market came out of Labor Day weekend on a sluggish note, but it recovered ground by the end of the session to finish close to where it had started. Lingering doubts about the status of trade discussions with key trading partners initially caused major benchmarks to fall around half a percent in the morning. Once again, though, stocks proved their resiliency, and investors seemed more comfortable with the idea that corporate earnings would remain strong at least through the end of the year. Moreover, some strong showings from key stocks helped lift sentiment. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP), and El Pollo Loco Holdings (NASDAQ:LOCO) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Aksana Fitzpatrick]

    Hertz (NYSE:HTZ) — one of the largest car rental companies in the world — unveiled its second-quarter earnings on Aug. 6th, topping analysts’ estimates with a narrowing net loss of $63 million and revenue growth of 7%. Since the release, the stock has gained over 30%. 

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    After markets closed on Monday, rental car company Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) and real-estate firm Zillow Group Inc. (NASDAQ: Z) reported quarterly results. Before markets opened Tuesday morning Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) also released earnings reports. Here’s a quick look at the reports and the reactions to them.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Even the car rental companies were up as people have to rent more cars ahead of planned evacuations and then also after other cars and equipment are damaged or destroyed by disasters. Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) was up 1.6% at $19.04 on Tuesday but that’s a gain of 5.3% from last Friday. A gain of 0.5% to $32.58 on Tuesday for Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) was really a gain of 2.5% from last Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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