We’re trying out a new feature here at Barrons Stocks to Watch Today, which will look at the best-performing stock in the S&P 500 each day.
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And no, we didn’t accidentally republish yesterday’s post about Skyworks Solutions (SWKS). Skyworks Solutions is once again today’s hottest stock. The semiconductor manufacturer–and Apple (AAPL) supplier– followed up yesterday’s 4.4% rise with 6.4% gain to $77.02, as it once again rode Apple’s coattails higher. The iPhone maker gained 3.4% to $115.57.
But it wasn’t all Apple today. There was also a positive analyst note from Oppenheimer’sRick Schafer and Joshua Buchalter, who call Skyworks, which has gained just 0.2% this year, “misunderstood” and “mis-priced.” They explain why:
Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nortek Inc.(NTK)
- [By Logan Wallace]
News coverage about Nortek (NASDAQ:NTK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nortek earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 47.1103071190091 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: CareDx, Inc.(CDNA)
- [By Money Morning Staff Reports]
After looking at this week’s penny stock gainers, we’ll give you that leg up with one of our top-rated penny stocks from our proprietary stock ranking system…
Penny Stock Current Share Price (March 26) Last Week’s Gain
Cartesian Inc. (OTCMKTS: CRTN) $0.39 170.69%
Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. (Nasdaq: OMEX) $8.76 135.90%
iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
Mediwound Ltd. (Nasdaq: MDWD) $5.10 26.51%
New York & Co. Inc. (NYSE: NWY) $3.37 26.35%
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Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.(MRVL)
- [By Harsh Chauhan]
Chipmakers Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) and Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) have been riding high on growing memory demand. Both companies have outpaced the NASDAQ-100 Technology Sector index quite comfortably over the past year as the increase in demand for DRAM (dynamic random access memory), flash memory, and hard-disk drives (HDD) has rubbed off positively on their businesses.
- [By Chris Lange]
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) is expected to post its most recent quarterly results Thursday as well. The consensus estimates are $0.31 in EPS and $610.99 million in revenue. Shares ended the week at $23.42 apiece. The consensus price target is $27.26, and the 52-week range is $14.58 to $24.22.
- [By Ashraf Eassa]
Over the last several years, there has been a flurry of merger and acquisition activity in the chip industry. Last year, one of the more notable announced deals was Marvell’s (NASDAQ:MRVL) planned acquisition of specialty data-center chip maker Cavium Networks (NASDAQ:CAVM) in a combination cash and stock deal that valued Cavium at $6 billion.
- [By Lee Jackson]
This company has made a bold $6 billion bid to buy Cavium.Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a fabless supplier of mixed signal and analog semiconductor products to a number of storage, computing and communication applications, including hard disk drives, personal computers, servers, Ethernet switches, printers and connectivity markets.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares rose 18.3 percent to $37.25 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.74 percent on Friday.
Kitov Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ: KTOV) rose 12.1 percent to $2.69 in pre-market trading after surging 4.80 percent on Friday.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 10.9 percent to $109.75 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restarted its review of QUALCOMM Incorporated’s (NASDAQ: QCOM) proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors.
Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) rose 10.6 percent to $15.20 in pre-market trading. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) rose 10 percent to $6.40 in pre-market trading.
Vaxart, Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) shares rose 8 percent to $5.54 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.19 percent on Friday.
Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) rose 7.3 percent to $4.58 in pre-market trading after gaining 6.22 percent on Friday.
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) rose 7 percent to $22.49 in pre-market trading after falling 1.96 percent on Friday.
Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) shares rose 6.9 percent to $9.16 in pre-market trading.
TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) rose 5.7 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.92 percent on Friday.
CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR) rose 5.4 percent to $19.70 in pre-market trading.
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: AGM) rose 5.2 percent to $92.95 in pre-market trading.
International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) rose 5.2 percent to $29.94 in pre-market trading.
Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares rose 5.1 percent to $66.30 in the pre-market trading session.
Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5 percent to $10.70 in pre-market trading after climbing 15.66 percent on Friday.
Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation(MNR)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Enbridge Inc(ENB)
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $656.43 million.
AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.2 per share on revenue of $720.14 million.
Magna International Inc. (NYSE: MGA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.7 per share on revenue of $10.11 billion.
Univar Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $2.12 billion.
Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $5.78 billion.
Owens & Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.47 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.61 per share on revenue of $255.60 million.
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $457.67 million.
ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.07 per share on revenue of $691.18 million.
Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $1.32 billion.
Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $10.14 billion.
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.34 billion.
NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $332.93 million.
World Acceptance Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.94 per share on revenue of $147.32 million.
MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE: MMS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $616.04 million.
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CH
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, May 10th. Analysts expect Enbridge to post earnings of $0.48 per share for the quarter.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
D.B. Root & Company LLC boosted its position in Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) by 56.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 10,823 shares of the pipeline company’s stock after buying an additional 3,889 shares during the quarter. D.B. Root & Company LLC’s holdings in Enbridge were worth $341,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Top Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Suncor Energy Inc.(SU)
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Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) – “We expect modestly below-consensus results driven by
downtime and the ramp costs at Fort Hills. We still see a robust second-half 2018 and 2019 free cash flow story and would recommend investors look through any near-term
- [By Tyler Crowe]
I don’t know if you have noticed, but oil prices have been on the rise lately, which has done miraculous things for the bottom lines at oil and gas companies. The same can be said for Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), which was able to post a rather healthy earnings per share number considering one of its major oil sands facilities was shut down in the most recent quarter.
- [By Tyler Crowe, Reuben Gregg Brewer, and Travis Hoium]
Clearly, investors should be at least looking at stocks in this industry, so we asked three of our investing contributors to each highlight a great company in the industry to help you get started. Here’s why they picked Baker Hughes, a GE Company (NYSE:BHGE), Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), and Total (NYSE:TOT).
- [By Logan Wallace]
Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL lifted its holdings in Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) (TSE:SU) by 24.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 336,200 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 66,088 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL’s holdings in Suncor Energy were worth $11,602,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.