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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 2017 up 25.1% for the year, lagging its all-time intraday high of 24,876.07 set on Dec. 18. The eight Dogs of the Dow for 2017 had an aggregate gain of a solid 16.1% for the year.
Boeing (BA) must be removed from the dogs as it was the best performing Dow component for the year with a gain of 89.4%. Its dividend yield fell to just 2.31%, so if you bought this stock a year ago as a dog, book the huge gain now.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) is removed despite a favorable dividend yield of 3.24%, as it had a bull market year with a gain of 26.7%. Book this huge dog gain now.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Monsanto Company(MON)
- [By Max Byerly]
Monsanto (NYSE:MON) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Argus from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, The Fly reports.
- [By Maxx Chatsko]
BeforeBayer(NASDAQOTH: BAYRY)arrived onto the scene, I viewedMonsanto(NYSE: MON)as an intriguing growth stock. It has a rich history of delivering value to shareholders and continues to hold a dominant technological edge over key competitors in crop protection products, seeds, and traits. While little has changed its promising pipeline and portfolio, the pending acquisition throws a wrench in anyone’s plans to start or add to a position. Uncertainty stemming from the merger provides several terrible reasons to buy Monsanto at this time.
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Bayer AG (BAYRY) also rose 4.13% to 97.29 on reports that its mega-merger with Monsanto Co. (MON) would likely be approved by the Department of Justice. The Wall Street Journal reported that the companies have agreed additional asset sales.
- [By Chris Lange]
Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) is expected to share its most recent quarterly numbers first thing Thursday. Analysts are looking for $0.42 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.77 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen at $116.78 apiece, in a 52-week range of $104.77 to $122.80. The consensus price target is $125.18.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Invesco Municipal Opportunity Trust(VMO)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Invesco Van Kampen Municpl Opprtnty Trst (NYSE:VMO) declared a monthly dividend on Tuesday, April 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.0554 per share by the investment management company on Monday, April 30th. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 16th.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: International Tower Hill Mines Ltd(THM)
- [By Money Morning News Team]
While a 209% gain is exciting, FunctionX’s gains are in the past. After looking at the 10 top penny stocks to watch this week, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with serious profit potential ahead of it…
Penny Stock Current Share Price Law Week’s Gain
FunctionX Inc. (OTCMKTS: FNCX) $0.03 209%
Turtle Beach Corp. (Nasdaq: HEAR) $4.48 52.73%
DPW Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) $1.16 51.31%
Energy XXI Gulf Coast Inc. (Nasdaq: EGC) $5.62 49.33%
MYnd Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: MYND) $1.91 49.21%
Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solutions Holding Ltd. (Nasdaq: KONE) $6.43 48.42%
Rennova Health Inc. (OTCMKTS: RNVA) $0.02 44.30%
International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (NYSE: THM) $0.72 41.64%
Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.13 41.14%
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: BLCM) $8.87 40.53%
As the gains above suggest, penny stocks can provides tremendous returns for investors very quickly. However, it’s important to note that investing in penny stocks is also inherently risky.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc.(SKT)
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Palo Alto Networks (PANW) , Cisco Systems (CSCO) , Tanger Factory Outlet Centers (SKT) and Consolidated Edison (ED) .
- [By Paul Ausick]
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (NYSE: SKT) traded down nearly 10% Wednesday and posted a new 52-week low of $21.14 after closing Tuesday at $23.47. The stock’s 52-week high is $34.76. Volume was around 6.9 million, nearly five times the daily average. The companr reported results after markets closed Tuesday.
- [By Shauna O’Brien]
Jefferies announced on Wednesday that it has cut its rating on Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT).
The firm has downgraded SKT from “Buy” to “Hold,” and has lowered the company’s price target from $40 to $35. This price target suggests an 8% upside from the stock’s current price of $32.22.
Analyst Omotayo Okusanya commented: “We expect near-term headwinds for the mall and outlet mall segment as tenant sales growth appears to be slowing.”
“At SKT, development yields on two projects have also been reduced. Further, rising interest rates negatively impact our DDM-derived PT. Our lowered PT of $35 represents a 10% total return over the next-twelve-months (NTM); we are downgrading to Hold,” added the analyst.
Tanger Factory Outlet shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock is up more than 5% YTD.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Farmers Capital Bank Corporation(FFKT)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.
Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers
- [By Lisa Levin]
Friday afternoon, the financial shares climbed 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG), up 10 percent.
- [By Lisa Levin]
On Friday, the financial shares climbed 0.31 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 10 percent.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Friday morning, the financial shares climbed 0.50 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB), up 9 percent.