Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of At Home Group Inc (NYSE: HOME) were down 10 percent to $23.19. At Home Group reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.18 per share on revenue of $232.1 million.

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  • [By Sofia Horta e Costa]

    Sanofi fell 2.6 percent after withdrawing a U.S. application for a diabetes drug. Cie. Financiere Richemont (CFR) SA dropped 2.3 percent as revenue missed analysts estimates. Vivendi SA advanced 2.7 percent after saying it will begin a formal study to separate its French phone unit from its media businesses. Home Retail Group Plc (HOME) surged 5.4 percent to a two-year high as sales exceeded projections.

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    Real Money columnist Robert Lang says that while retail “has certainly had its challenges over the past couple of years, between difficulties in the mall and then the big gorilla in the room, Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) …there are a handful of names that continue to perform well, one of those is At Home Group (HOME) .

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Cencosud S.A.(CNCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    “Right now, we are the only Latin American company in the retail segment, and the only ones with a real distribution chain assembled, selling in stores like Staples and others,” Caporale explained. “Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS)’s MakerBot had a few experiences in retail, but did not do very well: Cencosud SA (NYSE: CNCO)’s Jumbo supermarkets bought three printers [for its Argentina branch] and did not manage to sell any. The thing is, their machine costs about 90,000 Argentine pesos [about $6,000], and our machine goes for 32,000 pesos [about $2100].”

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting mid cap emerging markets retail stock Cencosud SA (NYSE: CNCO):

    There are a couple of things going on here to lead us to a bearish conclusion, but the biggest of these is today’s cross under the 200-day moving average line (green) at $8.46. For a brief while it looked like this long-term moving average line was going to play a support role – as it often does – but today’s second selling effort broke its back. Now that the floor’s out of the way, the selling just got a lot easier.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: VALE S.A.(VALE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Mosaic (MOS) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after announcing that it would buy Vale’s (VALE) fertilizer unit.

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    Mosaicdropped 1.1% to $27.77 today, while the S&P 500 advanced 0.2% to 2,262.53.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about unusually high put options activity in Arconic Inc (NYSE: ARNC) and Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE).

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: SPAR Group Inc.(SGRP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long on small cap international merchandising and marketing services stockSPAR Group Inc (NASDAQ: SGRP):

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the energy shares climbed 1.59 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 77 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 19 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the energy shares climbed 1.48 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included SeaDrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL), up 15 percent, and EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE), up 15 percent.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    EP Energy Corp. (NYSE: EPE) posted a new 52-week low of $1.85 Tuesday, down nearly 22% after closing at $2.37 on Monday. The 52-week high is $7.49. Volume was about 3.2 million, around 5 times the daily average of around 600,000. The oil and gas exploration and production firm has launched an exchange program extending the maturity date to 2024 on $1.2 billion in 9.375% notes due in 2020.

Orix (IX) & PHH (PHH) HeadHead Survey

Orix (NYSE: IX) and PHH (NYSE:PHH) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

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This table compares Orix and PHH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Orix $24.78 billion 0.91 $2.54 billion $0.97 90.32
PHH $456.00 million 0.76 -$217.00 million ($4.47) -2.39

Orix has higher revenue and earnings than PHH. PHH is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Orix, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Orix and PHH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Orix 10.61% 11.36% 2.71%
PHH -47.59% -26.45% -8.51%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Orix and PHH, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Orix 0 0 0 0 N/A
PHH 0 2 0 0 2.00

PHH has a consensus target price of $13.25, suggesting a potential upside of 23.95%. Given PHH’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PHH is more favorable than Orix.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.9% of Orix shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.6% of PHH shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Orix shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.5% of PHH shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Orix pays an annual dividend of $1.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. PHH does not pay a dividend. Orix pays out 110.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Volatility & Risk

Orix has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PHH has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Orix beats PHH on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Orix Company Profile

ORIX Corporation provides financial services. It operates through six segments: Corporate Financial Services, Maintenance Leasing, Real Estate, Investment and Operation, Retail, and Overseas Business. The Corporate Financial Services segment engages in lending, leasing, and fee businesses. The Maintenance Leasing segment is involved in leasing, automobile rental, and car sharing activities; lease and rental of precision measuring, information technology related, and medical equipment; and the sale of software packages, as well as the provision of technical support, equipment calibration, and asset management services. The Real Estate segment engages in the development and leasing of office buildings, commercial properties, logistics centers, and residences; and operation of hotels, Japanese inns, aquariums, golf courses, training facilities, senior housings, baseball stadiums, and theaters. This segment also offers REIT asset management and real estate investment advisory services. The Investment and Operation segment is involved in the collection and disposal of waste from end-of-lease assets; solar, wind, and geothermal power generation; investment in private equities and non-performing loans; and operation of the Kansai and Osaka International Airport as a concession. The Retail segment engages in life insurance, banking, and card loan businesses. The Overseas Business segment is involved in leasing, lending, investment in bonds, investment banking, asset management, and ship-and aircraft-related operations. The company was formerly known as Orient Leasing Co., Ltd. and changed its name to ORIX Corporation in 1989. ORIX Corporation was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

PHH Company Profile

PHH Corporation, through its PHH Mortgage Corporation, operates as a sub servicer of residential mortgages in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Mortgage Production and Mortgage Servicing. It provides servicing and portfolio retention solutions to investors of mortgage servicing rights, financial and wealth management institutions, regional and community banks, and credit unions. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018

Billionaire Mark Cuban said this weekend that AI will cause mass unemployment.

And soon.

Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire businessman Mark Cuban

The “Shark Tank” star took to the stage at multimedia celeb festival OZY yesterday to warn that “however much change you saw over the past 10 years with the Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhone, that’s nothing. There’s going to be a lot of unemployed people replaced with technology and if we don’t start dealing with that now, we’re going to have some real problems.”

Indeed, in September 2016, business trends think tank Forrester Research released an exhaustive report anticipating that robots will eliminate 6% of all U.S. jobs by 2021 – 10% of which will occur in the retail industry alone.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: KongZhong Corporation(KZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20:

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Middleby Corp (NASDAQ: MIDD) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $515.56 million.

    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.70 per share on revenue of $360.22 million.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sphere 3D Corp.(ANY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) dropped about 36% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $0.23 after closing Friday at $0.36. The 52-week high is $2.00. Volume of around 4.3 million was more than 10 times the daily average of around 390,000 shares traded. The company said today that it has received an unsolicited proposal from an unnamed company to purchase certain of Sphere 3D’s assets.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) fell by more than 48% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.57 after closing at $1.10 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $7.25. Volume of about 5.3 million was more than 10 times the daily average. Another secondary stock offering. This time 3.3 million shares plus warrants at $0.70.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, technology shares fell by 0.32 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK), down 13 percent, and Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: FORTY), down 8 percent.

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    Mitek Systems (MITK) : “This one is too speculative for me. I’d buy NVIDIA (NVDA) .”

    AK Steel Holding (AKS) : “They’re not the lo- cost producer. That’s Nucor (NUE) and that’s the way you want to go.”

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    Cramer was bearish on Geron (GERN) , Mitek Systems (MITK) , AK Steel Holding (AKS) , Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) and AbbVie (ABBV) .

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, technology shares fell 0.65 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UCTT), down 4 percent, and Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK), down 7 percent.

  • [By U.S. News]

    In at least one Texas bank and one Ohio credit union, 3D video banking is currently undergoing testing, according to TheFinancialBrand.com, a website for bank and credit union marketing executives. Three-dimensional video banking is similar to a consumer video conference with a bank representative –- only in this case, the executive looks like a living, breathing person sitting across from you. Thanks to theater surround sound, the representative also sounds as if they’re in the same room. And since the consumer is interacting with a real person and not an automated hologram, the experience apparently isn’t much different than the real thing.
    Banking and managing money isn’t what it used to be. The 1970s and 1980s brought us the rise of the ATM. Consumers became acquainted with online banking during the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s. The 2010s are shaping up as the era of mobile banking.
    That was underscored Sept. 10-11 in New York City when Mitek Systems Inc. (MITK), a San Diego-based technology company, debuted its Mobile Photo Account Opening product at Finovate, a trade show where banking tech products are often unveiled. The product allows consumers to open a bank account within 60 seconds. If you have your bank’s app, you can use your smartphone’s camera to take a photo of the front and back of your driver’s license, and presto, your new checking, savings or credit card account is open.
    Here’s a look at other financial products and services personal financial experts think we’ll be using in the future.
    Within 10 years. “The economic payments system will begin to ‘know us,’ either through biometrics, optical sensor or facial recognition,” says Joshua Siegel, managing principal of StoneCastle Partners, a New York-based asset management firm that invests in banks.
    That’s already happening to some extent with smartphones –- the new Apple (AAPL) iPhone 5S, for example, uses fingerprint scanning to unlock the phone. Meanwhile, some fi

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Rennova Health, Inc.(RNVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a list of the top 10 best small-cap stocks based on price gains per share so far in 2017:

    Company (Ticker)Price per Share% Change AquaBounty Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AQB)$14.338,646.99%Rennova Health Inc. (Nasdaq: RNVA)$3.133,333.73%China Gengsheng Minerals Inc. (OTCMKTS: CHGS)$0.021,718.18%Sunshine Heart Inc. (Nasdaq: SSH)$3.851,071.43%CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC)$4.30991.76%Catalyst Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CBIO)$6.22853.85%TearLab Corp. (Nasdaq: TEAR)$4.20707.85%Pulmatrix Inc. (Nasdaq: PULM)$3.86566.10%Real Goods Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: RGSE)$1.43498.75%Calithera Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CALA)$11.70281.54%

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Tele Celular Sul Participacoes S.A.(TSU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.45 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (NASDAQ: SHEN), down 3 percent, and TIM Participacoes SA (ADR) (NYSE: TSU) down 2 percent.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested picking up some mid cap radio frequency (RF) solutions stock Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO) at current levels:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Shares rose 6.3% after hours to $159.50, and made fresh highs. They’re now up 37% on the year. iPhone/iPad suppliers also got a boost: Cirrus Logic Inc. (CRUS)  rose 4.2% to $65.70, Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS)  rose 3.1% to $107.50, Qorvo Inc.  (QRVO) rose 2.7% to $69.90, Jabil Inc.  (JBL) rose 1.2% to $30.78 and Broadcom Ltd. (AVGO)  rose 2.8% to $255.40.

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    TSMC fell 5.7% on Wednesday in response to the news. Apple, which relies on TSMC to manufacture its A-series system-on-chips (SoCs) and various other chips, fell 2.8%. iPhone/iPad chip suppliers such as Cirrus Logic (CRUS) , Broadcom (AVGO) , Skyworks (SWKS) and Qorvo (QRVO) , some of which also rely on TSMC, registered 3%-plus drops.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Qorvo, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) which jumped about 5.5% to $71.53. The stocks 52-week range is $45.00 to $72.42. Volume was 3.8 million which is above the daily average 1.5 million shares.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday's regular session.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Virtusa Corporation(VRTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Technology shares gained around 0.85 percent in trading on Friday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU), and Ceragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ: CRNT).

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Apple Inc.(AAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) current music chief Jimmy Iovine is on his way out, preparing to transition to a consulting role once the last batch of shares he received from the Beats acquisition vests in August. With Spotify Technology(NYSE:SPOT) recently going public, Apple Music will need strong leadership to navigate the competition in the years ahead. Spotify enjoys several advantages over Apple Music, and is even developing its own hardware.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Founded in 2006, Spotify is now the world’s largest music-streaming service. In the U.S., Spotify once dominated the category of music streaming, which accounted for 51% of total music consumption in the U.S. according to Billboard. It faces intensifying competition from the music streaming divisions of Apple (AAPL) , Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL) , though.

  • [By Virendra Singh Chauhan]

    Cupertino, California, basedApple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently unveiled a slew of new and upgraded products, including the special (RED) edition of its iPhone 7 and 7 plus, and a newer version of the 9.7 inch iPad pro, apart from the new Apple Watch and iPhone accessories. However, what really caught our eye was the launch of ‘Clips’. According to Apple, Clips is “A new iOS app for making and sharing fun videos with text, effects, graphics, andmore.” While this can easily be brushed aside as another opportunity to create a social network, the ‘Clips’ launch is, in fact, an attempt to leverage rapid growth in a multi-billion dollar market, the kind of which will move the needle for Apple. And well, Apple stock could be poised to ride a massive wave.

Top 10 Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Mitel Networks Corporation(MITL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    ShoreTel Inc (NASDAQ: SHOR) shares shot up 28 percent to $7.47. Mitel Networks Corp (NASDAQ: MITL) announced plans to acquire Shortel for $7.50 per share in cash.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now

A. Company description

PSA Group (OTCPK:PEUGF, OTCPK:PUGOY, OTC:PUGOF) “Peugeot Anonyme” was born in 1965 and today is an automotive holding with a revenue of 55 billion euros. Its most important divisions:

Peugeot Automotive (Brands: Peugeot, Citroen, DS) Faurecia (Automotive supplier) PSA Banque (Consumer savings bank)

B. Investment summary

Peugeot is a turnaround story with huge potential. After several years of dark red numbers (2011-2013), the company has made huge improvements in profitability over the last years. After a rigorous focus on cost cutting and pricing power, Peugeot finally turned back into being a cash machine. Not surprisingly after years of crisis, investors are still reluctant towards the company. The valuation of Peugeot can only be described as absurd. In fact, investors are willing to pay little more than the sum of its net cash and the market value of its listed daughter company “Faurecia”. This means Mr. Market is willing to pay very little for the automotive business today. These facts make me confident that the risk/reward ratio is excellent, as the downside is limited while the upside is significant. We set a fair value on Peugeot of 33.2 per share. This SOTP value was derived by applying relevant sector multiples on each division of the company (see below).

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (NYSE: HTZ) was down, falling around 18 percent to $14.24. Barclays downgraded Hertz from Equal-Weight to Underweight.

    Commodities

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  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) has been a roller-coaster ride over the past year, and shareholders may be pleased to know that Wall Street legend and renowned investor Carl Icahn, who is also a 10% owner of the company, bought shares again in a big way last week. Icahn bought a total of 15,080,442 shares at a price of $23.43. The total for the buy was posted at a staggering $350 million. Hertz traded on Friday at $28.65, so the timing looks very solid.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about a big volume in the May 20 calls in Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (NYSE: HTZ). He believes the stock has some upside potential and he decided to buy the upside calls in the name. He is going to hold them for two to three weeks.

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    For the details of Carl Icahn’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Carl+Icahn

    These are the top 5 holdings of Carl IcahnIcahn Enterprises LP (IEP) – 129,999,050 shares, 34.82% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 2.30%American International Group Inc (AIG) – 45,644,982 shares, 13.32% of the total portfolio. CVR Energy Inc (CVI) – 71,198,718 shares, 8.08% of the total portfolio. Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp (FDML) – 138,590,141 shares, 6.39% of the total portfolio. Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) – 32,680,490 shares, 6.05

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Neometals Ltd (RRSSF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Neometals [ASX:NMT] [GR:9R9](OTC:RRSSF)

    Neometals is primarily a lithium mining company in Western Australia. They own a 13.8% share of the Mt Marion lithium spodumene producing mine. The company has plans to develop a Kalgoorlie lithium hydroxide facility. You can read more on that here. The company also has the world’s second highest titanium resource, and some vanadium.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hostess Brands, Inc. (TWNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    There was an IPO of sorts last week when Gores Holdings II raised $375 million with an offer of 37.5 million units at $10 per unit. The shares are listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol GSHTU. Gores Holdings I acquired Hostess Brands last year and completed an IPO in December for Hostess Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK).

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) posted a new 52-week low of $3.76 on Monday, down about 5% from Friday’s closing price of $3.96. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.20. Volume totaled around 21 million shares, about 40% below the daily average of around 35 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) needed much hotter weather this summer and it needs a cold winter to trade higher, said Cramer.

    Core Laboratories N.V. (NYSE: CLB) performed poorly and it is in the oil business. Cramer wouldn’t buy it, because he doesn’t want to recommend a stock in the oil and gas business.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    It wasn’t just Marathon that got clipped as the eight worst-performing stocks in the S&P 500 came from the energy sector, including Murphy Oil (MUR), which fell 6.7% to $25.87, Devon Energy (DVN), which slid 6.5% to $40.72, and Chesapeake Energy (CHK), which stumbled 6.1% to $4.94. No surprise, then, that the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) slumped 2.6% to $69.65.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) dropped 3.1% Thursday to match a 52-week low of $2.80 (set yesterday) after closing at $2.89 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $6.65. Volume was around 29 million, about equal to the daily average. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) posted a new 52-week low of $3.59 on Monday, down about 5.3% from Friday’s closing price of $3.79. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.20. Volume totaled around 36 million shares, about 1 million more than the daily average. The company acknowledged that its oil & gas production would be constrained as long as Harvey continues to keep refineries and terminals closed.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    A strange turn of events has sent shares of CSX (CSX)–and other railroads, including Union Pacific (UNP) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)–soaring today. It all started when Hunter Harrison announced that he would leave Canadian Pacific ahead of schedule to team up with activist investor for the turnaround of another railway company. That company is thought to be CSX.

Tesla’s Testing a Key Price Floor: Chart

There’s probably no better example of the disconnect between fundamentals and price action than Tesla Inc. (TSLA) .

Since this electric-car stock entered the public markets back in 2010, bears have been making a strong case for overvaluation in shares of Tesla. And, in many ways, their arguments have been solid and well-reasoned. That’s a big contributor to why Tesla is currently the most heavily shorted stock in the entire market right now.

Thing is, they’ve been dead wrong.

On any rolling 18-to-24-month time horizon since going public, shorting Tesla long-term has been a disastrous bet.

Fact is, for a growth story like Tesla, today’s fundamentals only tell a small part of the story that’s driving the price action.

For the other part, the best tool in our toolbox is the technicals.

So, to figure out where Tesla might be heading next in the near term, we’re turning to the chart for a technical look at the key levels to watch in shares this spring.

At a glance, Tesla has been mostly range-bound for much of the last year.

While shares are currently in a shallow downtrend when you look at the last year and a half or so of price action, the trailing 12 months are mostly sideways.

That’s actually not completely surprising.

Tesla was trading at $181 as recently as November 2016, pulling off a market-crushing rally during the 2017 calendar year to make it up to the $300 level. That’s a nearly 70% upside, so it’s not especially surprising that shares of Tesla have tracked sideways more recently.

The price setup we’re seeing on the chart is called a rectangle. It gets its name because it essentially “boxes in” shares of Tesla in between resistance (up at the $380 level), and support (down at $290). Rectangle patterns are very common after large moves; they give buyers and sellers a chance to battle it out and figure out who’s ultimately in control of shares.

Notably, the $290 level has acted like a price floor in the long term, with the exception of a brief, volatility-induced drop below that level back in March that was quickly corrected. Simply put, that $290 level is the line in the sand that keeps buyers in play.

Tesla is testing that level in today’s trading session, but as long as it holds, we have a signal that buyers are still out there in force.

Longer term, for Tesla to turn fully bullish again, shares need to muster the strength to push through the $350 to $380 range, the price ceilings that represent Tesla’s trendline resistance level and the top of the rectangle pattern, respectively.

The good news for Tesla bulls is that there are an abundance of potential catalysts on the horizon between now and the end of 2018 that could trigger buying.

That said, patience is a virtue in this stock right now – and the price action is king.