It’s been a bad month for Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA), with investors running for the exits after a huge top-line miss in Q3. For an enterprise software company, there’s probably nothing worse. Pegasystems sold off from all-time highs near $65 and now trades nearly 20% lower, in the low $50s.
Still, though, shares are up a good amount this year (see the YTD chart below), reflecting investors’ confidence in Pegasystems’ fundamental profile. Trading at just 4.5x EV/FY17 revenues, however, Pegasystem appears undervalued – especially as it’s one of the few enterprise software companies to post GAAP net earnings (GAAP earnings have doubled year to date), and as its operating cash flows have quadrupled.
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Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Phillips 66(PSX)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Friday.
The company reported Q1 EPS of $1.04 vs. $0.89 estimates and revenue of 24.05 billion vs. $29.46 billion estimates.
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Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) and Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.
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That said, Delek’s price gain so far in 2018 has left its price to tangible book value ratio well above that of peers like HollyFrontier (NYSE:HFC) and Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX). So, it’s fairly easy to give Delek the nod over Calumet, but it’s harder to suggest that it’s the best option in the independent refining space. Investors should probably step back and consider a broader set of options.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Wall Street expects Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $29.46 billion before the opening bell. Phillips 66 shares gained 0.43 percent to $113.00 in after-hours trading.
Expedia Group Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday. Expedia shares climbed 10.95 percent to $118.00 in the after-hours trading session.
Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and also raised its FY18 sales outlook. Intel shares surged 5.52 percent to $55.98 in the after-hours trading session.
Analysts are expecting Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) to have earned $1.13 per share on revenue of $63.60 billion in the latest quarter. Exxon Mobil will release earnings before the markets open. Exxon Mobil shares rose 0.67 percent to $81.40 in after-hours trading.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) posted upbeat results for its first quarter. The company sees second quarter operating income of $1.1 billion – $1.9 billion and sales of $51 billion – $54 billion. Amazon shares gained 6.72 percent to $1,620.00 in the after-hours trading session.
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Berkshire’s biggest winners in the stock market so far this year are MasterCard Inc. (MA) , up 23%; Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) , up 18%; Phillips 66 (PSX) , up 14%; Visa Inc. (V) , up 11%; and Moody’s Corp. (MCO) , also up 11%, according to FactSet.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: Finisar Corporation(FNSR)
- [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]
Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) was up 2.9 percent Monday morning. The stock had fallen 4 percent on the Commerce Department news in April.
Several other optics stocks stand to gain. In a Monday note, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya also highlighlited the semiconductor space as one that could benefit from the news. Other stocks to watch include:
- [By Shane Hupp]
News coverage about Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Finisar earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the technology company an impact score of 48.3712393394037 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
- [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.
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- [By Anders Bylund]
Finisar(NASDAQ:FNSR) followed in AAOI’s footsteps in March, surging more than 10% higher around the announcement of Lumentum’s Oclaro deal, but losing it all amid deafening radio silence. By the end of March, the stock had fallen 12.2% lower, and Finisar has not enjoyed any glowing analyst analyses in April.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) by 4.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 360,326 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,329 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in EPAM Systems were worth $41,265,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
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33 Top US Companies Short-Listed in 10 categories for USA-Europe Shared Services Awards, June 20th, New York (benzinga.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges’ Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices … (globenewswire.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards (finance.yahoo.com) Financial Review: NTT DATA Corp/ADR (NTDTY) and EPAM Systems (EPAM) (americanbankingnews.com) What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation (computerworld.com.au)
A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on EPAM Systems to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective (up from $105.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Friday, February 16th. ValuEngine raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $132.00 price objective (up from $123.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $125.25.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Constant advances in technology require companies of all sizes to make efforts to keep up and take maximum advantage of new capabilities before competitors do. That puts companies like EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) in a great position, because the resulting demand for IT services is constant and growing. EPAM did a good job of fulfilling its potential for strong growth in 2017, and the IT services specialist has high hopes that 2018 will bring even more gains.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2019: FibroGen, Inc(FGEN)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
FibroGen (NASDAQ:FGEN) Director Jorma Routti sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.10, for a total transaction of $282,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 133,840 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,303,864. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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