Top 10 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Citgroup’s Timothy Thein and Andrew Jaskowiak went looking for reasons to get excited about Neutral-rated Caterpillar (CAT) but found them wanting:

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We met with members ofCaterpillar senior management, including Brad Halverson (CFO), Mike Dewalt from Finance Services and Amy Campbell from IR. In addition, we recently checked-in with several of our North AmericanCaterpillar dealer, and Solar, contacts. As usual, there were some modest incremental pluses and minuses, but nothing in aggregate that leads us to change our view on the stock, or current estimates. With global growth projected to remain in the ~2.5% range (at current F/X rates) through 2017, and overall commodity profits under pressure, it is difficult to identify catalysts to drive EPS out of the $3.50-$4/share range. With the stock within ~5% of our $75 price target (or ~20x our 2016 EPS est), we maintain our Neutral rating…

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: TrueBlue Inc.(TBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its stake in Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) by 21.2% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 137,178 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 23,951 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Trueblue were worth $3,553,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    American Century Companies Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Trueblue Inc (NYSE:TBI) by 24.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 95,307 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,680 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. owned approximately 0.23% of Trueblue worth $2,468,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) which traded down about 2% at $51.92. The stocks 52-week range is $37.79 to $54.00. Volume was 2.3 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.0 million.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    It’s been more than five years since upscale retailer Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) first announced its plans to open a flagship store in Manhattan. While Nordstrom has several full-line stores in the New York metro area, this was to be its first one in New York City proper. Moreover, Nordstrom executives were determined to make it the company’s best store — and indeed, one of the best stores of any kind in the world.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN) is scheduled to release its most recent quarterly results after the markets close on Thursday. The consensus estimates call for $0.44 in earnings per share (EPS) on $3.46 billion in revenue. The fiscal first quarter of last year reportedly had EPS of $0.37 and $3.35 billion in revenue.

  • [By John Ballard]

    However, whether because of the tax act passed late last year, or something else, consumers are starting to shop again. And that is starting to benefit traditional department stores like Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) and Macy’s (NYSE:M). Both retailers have posted growth in comparable-store sales and have a strategy to increase their business online, where more people are choosing to shop.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    While Stitch Fix’s styling service separates it from most apparel retailers online and off, it’s not the only company using that model. There are dozens of other similar styling services out there including Trunk Club, now owned byNordstrom(NYSE:JWN), Bombfell, Rent the Runway, and Le Tote. Some offer different hooks to draw in new customers, but almost all promise the same value proposition, clothing selected for you by personal stylists.

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Top 10 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MEDIFAST INC(MED)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares were also up, gaining 20 percent to $119 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) and Medifast (NYSE:MED) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
    Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
    Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
    California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
    Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
    Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
    Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
    Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
    Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
    Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
  • [By Max Byerly]

    MediBloc (CURRENCY:MED) traded 0.2% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on June 7th. MediBloc has a total market cap of $37.92 million and $586,074.00 worth of MediBloc was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, MediBloc has traded down 36% against the U.S. dollar. One MediBloc token can now be purchased for $0.0128 or 0.00000166 BTC on major exchanges including Coinrail, Bibox and Gate.io.

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Stock No. 3: Let’s go back to the well. So, April last year what was the “I?” Quick quiz at home? That’s right. It was Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG). I own the company, and in front of my gathered fellow Heels last week, I put Intuitive Surgical on this list, as well, so I present it for you again today. It reminds us to continue to add to our winners. It was a winner a year ago. It had a three for one stock split, something that I don’t personally care about. I don’t think we should spend a lot of time talking about stock splits. I realize some people think they’re exciting or are confused by them.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) which rose over 6% to $423.76. The stocks 52-week range is $217.19 to $426.98. Volume was 1.7 million compared to its average volume of nearly 1 million.

  • [By Chris Hill]

    But there was more upbeat news elsewhere, with No. 3 airline United Continental(NYSE:UAL) beating on earnings and freight rail titan CSX(NASDAQ:CSX) delivering record first-quarter numbers. Also on the rapid growth train: Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), whose da Vinci systems are selling at an impressive rate. And speaking of sales of tech products, the guys close out the episode by explaining why it’s a win-win that Amazon.com(NASDAQ:AMZN) and Best Buy(NYSE:BBY) are joining forces to sell smart TVs.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment fromMarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker consider the case for healthcare innovator Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), which has been on a tear for the past few years. Its pricey robots are growing ever more common and popular with hospitals and doctors, and based on the reaction of the market, investors must expect its current sales growth pace to continue.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Align Technology (NASDAQ: ALGN) and Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and earnings.

Top 10 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    That’s not to say it was a quiet day for every stock on the market. With earnings season ramping up, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) served as an exercise in contrast as investors reacted to their respective quarterly reports.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainmenttripling in valuebefore falling back whilesmall cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK) began taking off in 2016 and small capBuffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) is being acquired by Arbys Restaurant Group:

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now

Now that summer is upon us and the first-quarter earnings season is clearly in the rearview, many of the top firms on Wall Street are making some changes to the lists of their high-conviction stock picks for clients for 2018. Although markets have been relatively quiet for the past month, it makes sense to examine the lists and make some changes as the rest of the year could have additional volatility as the political and world landscape looks to remain unsettled.

One of the firms followed here at 24/7 Wall St. is regional boutique broker Wedbush, who over the years has built a strong reputation on stock picking, often following companies that have smaller market capitalizations than the blue chips.

The company’s Best Ideas list beat the S&P 500 in May, up 5.5%, compared to the indexs 2.2%. Year to date, Wedushs Best Ideas list is up 17.5%, versus only 1.2% for the S&P 500.

Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is still at the top of the list. Wedbush believes that the company could earn $3.00 as early as this year by optimizing Kings untapped ad opportunity and monetizing its Overwatch League. While Wedbush has modeled more modest earnings for 2018, the firm believes that Activisions new investments have the potential to significantly expand its margins and profits for the next several years.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc.(EVHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) by 87.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 16,467 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,659 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Envision Healthcare were worth $633,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating in a research report released on Tuesday.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wyndham Worldwide Corp(WYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) is one of 31 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Wyndham Worldwide to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on PayPal (PYPL) , Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) , Churchill Downs (CHDN) , Devon Energy (DVN) , Discovery Communications (DISCA) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) .

  • [By ]

    Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) : “I would not sell. I would buy more.”

    Churchill Downs (CHDN) : “This has been a big winner for a long time. I’d wait for a dip, then buy some.”

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Boyd Gaming (NYSE: BYD) and Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new stake in Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor acquired 176,060 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $20,147,000.

  • [By Taylor Cox]

    Investor Events

    IPO/offering lockup expirations for SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc (NYSE: SAIL) and Stitch Fix, Inc (NASDAQ: SFIX)
    Starbucks China investor day
    Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN) investor meeting

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (LTEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    William may be right about a sell-off in stocks… in the cryptocurrency space. Over the last week, companies that have billed themselves as blockchain-focused saw their stocks surge. One firm – Long Island Iced Tea changed its name to Long Island Blockchain and watched its stock surge more than triple digits. But today, firms with this exposure are cratering. MGT Capital Investments Inc. (OTCMKTS: MGTI), Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (Nasdaq: LTEA), Riot Blockchain Inc. (Nasdaq: RIOT), and Siebert Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: SIEB) all fell by more than 12% Friday.

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    5. Blockchain-Related Stocks
    Shorting blockchain-related stocks is an ideal way to not only short bitcoin but also short the entire cryptocurrency craze. Many such stocks exist, such as Riot Blockchain (Nasdaq: RIOT), Long Blockchain (Nasdaq: LTEA), and Longfin (Nasdaq: LFIN). Choose the one that you think is most overhyped and short away!

  • [By ]

    Long Island Ice Tea changed its name to Long Blockchain (Nasdaq: LTEA), sending shares 200% higher. It remains to be seen how a beverage maker will create shareholder value from blockchain technology — not that its investors care.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.(VSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $21.75.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Foundry Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) by 1.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 971,613 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after purchasing an additional 13,672 shares during the period. Vishay Intertechnology accounts for about 0.8% of Foundry Partners LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 18th biggest position. Foundry Partners LLC’s holdings in Vishay Intertechnology were worth $18,072,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) and Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now

Pension funds are in the news again… and the news isn’t very good. Many plans are underfunded, which means they don’t have enough money to pay the benefits they’ve promised.

Among those many underfunded plans are funds managed by the city of Chicago, which were recently blocked by a court ruling that prevents the fund from reducing benefits. That means the city will need to find other ways to reduce its shortfall.

But Chicago is not alone in its pension problems. Experts estimate pension funds across the country — both government-run plans and corporate plans run by large companies — are underfunded by trillions of dollars. That’s bad news for the plan participants.

It’s safe to assume the experts’ original assumptions for these plans were overly optimistic. And in order to keep the promises these funds made to the hardworking men and women who paid into the plan so many years ago, the plan managers have two choices:

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gladstone Land Corporation(LAND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landsec (LON:LAND) announced a dividend on Tuesday, May 15th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Investors of record on Thursday, June 21st will be given a dividend of GBX 14.65 ($0.20) per share on Friday, July 27th. This represents a yield of 1.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 21st. This is an increase from Landsec’s previous dividend of $9.85. The official announcement can be viewed at this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Landstar System, Inc.(LSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Jacksonville, Florida-based third-party logistics (3PL) providerLandstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR) enjoyed record revenue in the first quarter of 2018. The handsome $1.05 billion top line was accompanied by record quarterlygross profit of $155.5 million. Investors have applauded the performance: Though volatile, Landstar’s stock has gained nearly 9% year to date, and over a 12-month period, the LSTR symbol has returned nearly 29%. As we look ahead to second-quarter results, which will be reported next month, can the Landstar maintain the vigorous earnings momentum that has supported its stock price ascent?

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landstar System (NASDAQ: LSTR) and YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) , Citigroup Inc. (C) and Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) each reported strong earnings beats Friday, April 13, kicking off what analysts expect to be a solid quarter for the sector.

  • [By Richard Robinson]

    It must be said, however, that some banks will not enjoy these tailwinds. There are some that can’t seem to get out of their own way in doing business. One such bank is Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC).

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) short interest decreased to 35.71 million shares from the previous reading of 36.20 million. Shares were trading at $56.55, within a 52-week range of $49.27 to $66.31.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) has been under more than its historical scrutiny after multiple scandals and self-inflicted management blunders. In fact, the company is even now advertising that Wells Fargo is being reintroduced in 2018 after over 150 years of operations. After many wrist slaps and many fines and settlements, Wells Fargo announced that the Federal Reserve Board did not object to the companys 2018 Capital Plan under the recently concluded Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR).

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: South Jersey Industries Inc.(SJI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI) and Engie (OTCMKTS:ENGIY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Phillips 66(PSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Phillips 66 Partners was created by general partner Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX), a refiner, so the general partner could monetize midstream assets while still retaining control of them. Phillips 66 Partners’ first five years were driven by assets sales from Phillips 66 (also called dropdowns in the master limited partnership space).

  • [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.

Best Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    European stocks joined U.S equities in moving higher on rumors that an agreement on auto tariffs may be in the works; theVanguard FTSE Europe ETF (NYSEMKT:VGK) closed up 1.3%. Emerging markets stocks, however,continued recent weakness, with theVanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEMKT:VWO) losing 0.1%.

Solar Startup Asks for Break From Tariffs, Gets Slapped by Trump

A U.S. solar startup has picked its own trade fight with President Donald Trump.

1366 Technologies Inc., which spun out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has drawn a rebuke from the U.S. Energy Department for asking that its silicon wafer factory under construction in Asia be exempt from American tariffs. The Energy Department says the overseas facility may violate an agreement to manufacture in the U.S. as part of a $150-million federal loan guarantee for a factory the startup was planning in Upstate New York.

“Constructing and operating the Southeast Asia facility is likely contrary to 1366’s U.S. manufacturing commitments,” John Lucas, acting general counsel at the Energy Department wrote in a letter to the U.S. trade representative released Monday. “DOE takes this matter very seriously and is currently looking into 1366’s compliance with its DOE funding agreements.”

Not so fast, said Laureen Sanderson, a spokeswoman for 1366. The company, she said, withdrew its request for a loan guarantee in January.

1366 is partly owned by Hanwha Group in South Korea.

Republicans postpone settling Obamacare subsidies lawsuit

When it comes to Obamacare, Republicans can’t even agree on one of the easier decisions they have to make: whether to temporarily fund the law’s cost-sharing subsidies.

The House GOP and Health Secretary Tom Price said they need another three months to come to a resolution, according to a motion filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

The payments reduce the deductibles and co-pays for more than half of enrollees on the Obamacare exchanges.

These subsidies were at the center of a court battle between House Republicans and the Obama administration. Seeking to bring down Obamacare, the House filed suit against then-Health Secretary Sylvia Burwell in 2014, arguing the payments to insurers were illegal because Congress never appropriated the money.

A district court judge last year ruled in favor of the House, finding the subsidies were illegal and must stop. However, she stayed her decision, and the Obama administration filed an appeal.

Now that the White House has changed hands, House GOP lawmakers are in the uncomfortable situation of suing Price, who took over after Burwell and is one of their own.

It’s widely expected that Republicans will agree to pay the subsidies, which are expected to cost $9 billion this year and $11 billion next year. Killing them would wreak havoc in the individual market. Many insurers depend on these payments — without them, they might abandon Obamacare, which could lead to fewer choices and higher premiums for consumers. Such a move would be at odds with the “orderly transition” that Republicans have promised.

Already, Humana has said it will not participate in the individual market in 2018. Other insurers have said they are reviewing their plans for next year.

Insurers have been pressing lawmakers to resolve the issue by March since they have to file their 2018 plans and premiums to state regulators this spring. However, carriers will likely have a little more breathing room now. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last week filed a proposed rule that extends that deadline until June 21.