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Top 10 Stocks To Buy Right Now

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Signs of bullish exhaustion in the weekly chart, bearish reversal in the daily chart.
The DXY could revisit trendline support in the short-term

The dollar index (DXY), which tracks the value of the greenback against majors, seems to have topped out for now and could revisit the long-run descending trendline support (seen today at 91.30)

Weekly chart

The chart shows the DXY broke above the long-term falling trendline, indicating bull breakout. The 5-week moving average (MA) and the 10-week MA are trending north in favor of the bulls.

However, the index created a doji-like candle with a long upper shadow, signaling the rally from the April low of 89.23 has run out of steam. The candle also marks a failure on the part of the bulls to build on a break above the descending (bearish) 50-week moving average (MA).

Daily chart

The bearish reversal as represented by last Wednesday's spinning top and Thursday's bearish follow-through indicates the rally from the low of 89.23 has run out of steam and the bears have regained control.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Akamai Technologies, Inc.(AKAM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) which rose about 7% to $74.89. The stocks 52-week range is $44.65 to $75.00. Volume was roughly 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.

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    There could be a for sale sign planted in the ground at tech pioneer Akamai (AKAM) .

    “We’re a public company and our board, which is very professional and diligent, is always going to do the right thing for shareholders,” Akamai CEO Tom Leighton told TheStreet when asked if the company he co-founded in 1998 was for sale. While Leighton left the door open on a possible sale, he added that Akamai has strong prospects as a stand-alone company as well.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atria Investments LLC boosted its position in Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) by 24.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 5,423 shares of the technology infrastructure company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,057 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Akamai Technologies were worth $385,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

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    Meanwhile, Akamai’s (AKAM) CEO Tom Leighton didn’t shut the door to a potential sale of the company in an interview with me. Recent speculation on Wall Street is that Akamai would be an ideal fit for IBM (IBM) . 

Top 10 Stocks To Buy Right Now: UNITIL Corporation(UTL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pacific Gas and Electric (NYSE: PCG) and Unitil (NYSE:UTL) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.(ARE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    It’s not just tech companies that can trace their roots back to a garage. According to co-founder Joel Marcus,Alexandria Real Estate Equities (NYSE:ARE)– a real estate investment trust specializing in life sciences laboratory and office space — got its start in a garage, too. Since its founding in 1994, Alexandria Real Estate has grown into an $18 billion commercial real estate Goliath with $1.1 billion in annual revenue. Can this company’s success continue?I recently spoke with Marcus to learn more about the company and its opportunities.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy Right Now: MDC Partners Inc.(MDCA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) were down 33 percent to $ 4.575 after a first-quarter earnings miss.

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 32 percent to $2.7799 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) were down 37 percent to $4.32 after a first-quarter earnings miss.

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 29 percent to $2.9199 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) fell 23.4 percent to $5.25 in pre-market trading after a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) shares fell 15.1 percent to $3.48 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.
    Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) fell 14 percent to $13.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted downbeat Q2 earnings and lowered FY18 organic growth guidance.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) fell 13.2 percent to $3.10 in pre-market trading after reporting downbeat quarterly results.
    Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) shares fell 10.7 percent to $14.13 in pre-market trading after climbing 8.50 percent on Wednesday.
    BT Group plc (NYSE: BT) fell 9 percent to $14.80 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q4 results and announced plans to cut 13,000 jobs over the next three years.
    Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEL) fell 8.3 percent to $19.90 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that IMblaze370 Phase 3 pivotal trial of atezolizumab and cobimetinib in patients with heavily pretreated locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer did not meet primary endpoint.
    Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ: INFN) fell 8.2 percent to $10.80 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA) shares fell 7.4 percent to $43.00 in pre-market trading. Synaptics reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ: GOLD) shares fell 7.4 percent to $76.23 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 earnings.
    Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) shares fell 7 percent to $59.36 in pre-market trading. Integra LifeSciences priced its 5.25 million share public offering of common stock at $58.50 per share.
    Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY) shares fell 6.9 percent to $12.75 in pre-m

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of MDC Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCA) were down 30 percent to $4.78 after a first-quarter earnings miss.

    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) was down, falling around 25 percent to $3.07 after the company reported downbeat Q1 earnings.

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    MDC Partners (MDCA) Current share price: $7.55

    Keep a close eye on MDC Partners- a fast-growing marketing and communications network. Most interestingly, MDC has just been upgraded by five-star Wells Fargo analyst Peter Stabler. His shift in sentiment comes with a bullish $11 price target (46% upside potential).

Top 10 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Envestnet, Inc(ENV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Zillow (NASDAQ: ZG) and Envestnet (NYSE:ENV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Financial services companies rely on the health of the markets to bring them business from the large institutions that are their best customers. With a bull market that’s almost a decade long at this point, Wall Street has never been stronger, and that’s given a big boost to financial information technology specialist Envestnet (NYSE:ENV). Yet as volatility returns to the stock market in early 2018, some investors feared that Envestnet’s time in the sun might soon end and give way to more difficult conditions looking ahead.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In this segment of the Motley Fool Moneypodcast, host Chris Hill and senior Fool analysts Jason Moser, David Kretzmann, and Jeff Fischer put Baidu(NASDAQ:BIDU) under the microscope. The Chinese search leader has a massive presence in the world’s most populous market, and with revenue up 31%, it’s apparent that it is putting its troubles with the government in Beijing in the rearview mirror. But the stock is still only trading for six times revenue. Time to give it a look?

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) , Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) , Dominion Energy (D) , Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) , GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) , Baidu.com (BIDU) , Baozun (BZUN) and Alibaba (BABA) .

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) jumped 46.7 percent to $16.1331. The low-float small-cap clinical stage gene therapy company saw its stock rally nearly 150 percent from Monday through Thursday. Formal news hasn't been announced this week that would support a triple-digit percentage rally (including more than 200 percent at one point on Thursday) but the quiet period following its initial public offering will expire on May 8.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares gained 24.7 percent to $36.17. Celyad reported the publication of THINK study case report of CYAD-01 Induced Complete Remission in relapsed/refractory AML patient in haematologica.
    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ: BOOM) shares jumped 23.2 percent to $39.00 after the company reported upbeat Q1 results and issued upbeat Q2 guidance.
    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) gained 21.8 percent to $19.58 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results.
    Enova International, Inc. (NYSE: ENVA) climbed 20.4 percent to $27.20 following Q1 results.
    SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) shares jumped 18.2 percent to $304.135 following strong quarterly results.
    Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) gained 13.9 percent to $12.70 as the company reported Q1 results.
    Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) gained 13.8 percent to $17.36.
    Cocrystal Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCP) rose 11.8 percent to $2.336 after declining 25.09 percent on Thursday.
    ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) shares surged 11.7 percent to $11.75 after the company announced 'successful completion of interim analysis' for FORWARD I Phase 3 mirvetuximab soravtansine trial.
    Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELOX) gained 9.5 percent to $12.70.
    Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) shares rose 8.5 percent to $115.3801 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Thursday.
    Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) shares rose 8.3 percent to $6.50. The stock moved higher after a Reuters report suggested ongoing merger talks with T-M
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) was downgraded by research analysts at Credit Suisse Group from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) — “the Google of China” — crushed its critics last month.

    The company reported strong double-digit sales growth — and triple-digit growth in operating profits — for fiscal Q1 2018, sending shorts scampering for the exits.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    On this episode of Industry Focus: Tech, host Dylan Lewis is joined by Fool.com contributor Danny Vena to discuss how iQiyi’s(NASDAQ:IQ) connection to Baidu(NASDAQ:BIDU) may give investors an advantage compared to a traditional start-up.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ring Energy, Inc.(REI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News stories about Ring Energy (NASDAQ:REI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ring Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 49.0210925561374 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ring Energy (NYSEAMERICAN:REI) will be issuing its Q1 2018 quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.15 per share for the quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Imperial Oil Limited(IMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Swiss National Bank cut its position in shares of Imperial Oil (NYSEAMERICAN:IMO) (TSE:IMO) by 6.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,066,300 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 76,100 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 0.13% of Imperial Oil worth $28,203,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Exterran Corporation(EXTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    Electronic payments and remittances giantEuronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT)displayed crisp revenue growth in its earnings report issued April 25, which covered the first three months of the current year. Below, we’ll outline summary numbers, delve into pertinent details underlying the results, and review management’s perspective on the quarter:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ: EEFT) and Payment Data Systems (NASDAQ:PYDS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Why Baidu, GameStop, and Opko Health Slumped Today

The stock market didn’t see much volatility on Friday, with most major benchmarks finishing the session very close to where they had started. Without much in the way of market-moving news on the national or global front, most investors instead paid attention to the cross-currents involved with monthly options expirations. Some other parts of the financial markets were more interesting, with bond yields easing a bit lower after their big upward push earlier in the week and oil prices taking a break from their recent surge. Yet some individual companies suffered from bad news that sent their shares lower. Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), GameStop (NYSE:GME), and Opko Health (NASDAQ:OPK) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Baidu deals with a key departure

Shares of Baidu dropped 9.5% after the Chinese internet giant said that its chief operating officer would leave the company. COO Qi Lu had only worked at Baidu for just over a year, but he had taken a key leadership role in driving the Chinese company’s artificial intelligence efforts. In a statement, he said that he would no longer be able to work in China “due to personal and family reasons.” Baidu promoted another executive to take the departing COO’s place, but even though Qi Lu will remain as vice chair of Baidu’s board, investors worry that a transition could cost Baidu valuable time in its AI efforts and could put it at a competitive disadvantage at a critical point in the industry’s evolution.

Baidu logo.

Image source: Baidu.

GameStop can’t get analyst love

GameStop stock fell 9% as the video game and console retailer got negative comments from analysts. Professionals at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch repeated their previous guidance on GameStop, including its underperform rating and price target of $10 per share, another 20% below the stock’s current price. The retailer suffered from weak sales figures during the month of April, and GameStop has had trouble dealing with the video game industry’s transition away from retail intermediaries toward direct digital distribution. Without a meaningful change to its core business model, GameStop could find it difficult to remain competitive, let alone restore past levels of growth.

Opko can’t get paid

Finally, shares of Opko Health plunged 18%. The company said that its 4Kscore prostate cancer diagnosis test is in danger of not qualifying for reimbursement under Medicare. That could be devastating for Opko, which sees the test as offering a chance for blockbuster sales results over time. Already, Opko has had to deal with other challenges related to the product, including slow rates of adoption commercially. Yet if Opko can’t successfully fight back to get Medicare to cover 4Kscore for reimbursement, then the resulting blow could be even bigger. With a complicated path forward, many investors aren’t banking on Opko being able to rescue itself from a tough situation.

Top China Stocks To Watch Right Now

In our view, shares of Qualcomm (QCOM – $54.24) were unfairly battered by short-sighted folks, notes Jason Clark, value investor and contributing editor to The Prudent Speculator.

The stock plunged as much as 14% in one day in response to the news that Apple (AAPL) filed a lawsuit accusing the semiconductor manufacturing firm of monopolizing the market for mobile phone chips and withholding $1 billion in rebates.

The timing of the filing was curious, as it seemed to piggyback on an FTC complaint filed on January 17 that charged the company with using anticompetitive tactics.

pple then filed another lawsuit in China over fees, requesting 1 billion yuan of damages ($145 million USD).Qualcomm General Counsel Don Rosenberg responded, While we are still in the process of reviewing the complaint in detail, it is quite clear that Apples claims are baseless.QCOM shares recovered some of the losses, but the progress turned out to be for naught after the companys fiscal Q1 2017 results release.

Top China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sina Corporation(SINA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    SINA Corp (NASDAQ: SINA), which has a stake in Weibo, also tumbled.

    Weibo confirmed that the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China or SAPPRFT has ordered local authorities to take measures to suspend audio and video services of some internet companies.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares ofSINA Corporation(NASDAQ:SINA)rose 25.8% in 2016,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, following a pair of stronger-than-expected quarterly reports from the Chinese internet leader in the second half.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Warren Buffett famously told investors to be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” Dedicated followers of that mantra would probably dismiss Chinese online media giant SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) — which rallied 120% over the past 12 months to a six-year high — as a “greedy” play.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    It was quickly followed by two other Chinese social media sites: SINA Corp (NASDAQ: SINA) and Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: MOMO).

    Weibo Responds

    Weibo issued a press release later in the day saying it would cooperate with the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

Top China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Clean Diesel Technologies Inc.(CDTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTI) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $10.25 million.

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $22.10 million.

Top China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Wall Street expects ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) to report a quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $256.05 million. ReneSola shares gained 2.50 percent to close at $1.23 on Friday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $256.05 million.

    America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.58 per share on revenue of $149.13 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 9.76 percent to $1.35 in pre-market trading. ReneSola reported Q1 earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $260.7 million.

Top China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Shares ofNetEase (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 20.1% last month, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, as the Chinese internet technology company’s strong fourth-quarter earnings report was applauded by investors.

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Shares of Hangzhou, China-based NetEase Inc (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 14% in the Feb 16th trading session after the company reported stellar Q4 and full-year 2016 earnings on Feb 15th after market close. The Chinese online gaming giant delivered an EPS of $4.30 on revenues of $1.74B beating EPS estimates by $0.86 and revenue estimates by $16oM. NetEase’s revenue grew by an impressive 53.1% YoY for Q4 and 67.7% for the full year 2016. On the back of these strong numbers, NTES stock closed at an all-time high of $298.73 in yesterday’s trading session. NTES stock might have gone up very high too soon. There could be a correction around the corner but still NTES stock is a great long-term proposition with much more upside left. Here’s why.

Top China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Abdul Jawula]

    However, like most things with Blackberry, they are late to the party. Tesla (NSDQ:TSLA),Alphabet (NSDQ:GOOGL) , Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) and Baidu (NSDQ:BIDU) are deep into the development process of their self-driving car tech. Therefore, by the time Blackberry brings something compelling to the market, one or more of the aforementioned companies is likely to have already signed many of the lucrative deals.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    But Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng, who previously founded Google’s AI-powered Brain project and served as chief scientist of Baidu (BIDU) , is much more optimistic. Speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt on Wednesday, Ng detailed how AI is pegged to change the world for the better. It also won’t just be limited to Silicon Valley.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Netflix also just recently made inroads into the biggest international market of them all: China. It agreed to a licensing deal with iQiyi, Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) video streaming service. iQiyi is the most popular video streaming platform in China, with 500 million monthly viewers for its free service and 20 million paid subscribers. And while the terms of the deal were undisclosed, Netflix no doubt stands to benefit from the brand exposure that gaining access to iQiyi’s massive user base will provide.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Tech giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) owns China’s largest search engine and mapping platform, the popular video site iQiyi, and links it all together with a vast ecosystem of internet and cloud-based services.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Alphabet Inc being in a relatively steadyuptrend compared withsearch engine peerslike Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ: YHOO), China basedBaidu Inc (NASDAQ: BIDU) and Russiafocused mid cap Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX):

  • [By Stark Merrifield]

    To capitalize on the U.S.’ strong trade relationship with China, Fitz-Gerald suggests looking at companies like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA), “which dominates Chinese e-commerce the way Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) does in the United States,” or Baidu Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU), which “mirrors Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL).”

Top China Stocks To Watch Right Now: Euro/Yen(EJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    E-House China Holdings Ltd. (EJ), a real estate brokerage, gained 9.2 percent to $9.70, extending it advance to a third week. Its American depositary receipts retreated 3.1 percent Sept. 20 from the highest level since May 2011.

Top China Stocks To Invest In 2018

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CNBC Options Action's Dan Nathan spoke on the show about unusually high options activity in SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE: GLD). He said call options volume was three times higher than the put options volume.

When the ETF was trading at $120, one trade caught Nathan's attention.There was a buyer of 20,000 contracts of the May 130/138 call spread for $0.38. The breakeven for the trade is at $130.38, or 8.6 percent higher from the current price.

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Top China Stocks To Invest In 2018: Sina Corporation(SINA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Warren Buffett famously told investors to be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.” Dedicated followers of that mantra would probably dismiss Chinese online media giant SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) — which rallied 120% over the past 12 months to a six-year high — as a “greedy” play.

  • [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]

    It was quickly followed by two other Chinese social media sites: SINA Corp (NASDAQ: SINA) and Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: MOMO).

    Weibo Responds

    Weibo issued a press release later in the day saying it would cooperate with the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    SINA Corp (NASDAQ: SINA), which has a stake in Weibo, also tumbled.

    Weibo confirmed that the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China or SAPPRFT has ordered local authorities to take measures to suspend audio and video services of some internet companies.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares ofSINA Corporation(NASDAQ:SINA)rose 25.8% in 2016,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, following a pair of stronger-than-expected quarterly reports from the Chinese internet leader in the second half.

Top China Stocks To Invest In 2018: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $256.05 million.

    America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.58 per share on revenue of $149.13 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Wall Street expects ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) to report a quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $256.05 million. ReneSola shares gained 2.50 percent to close at $1.23 on Friday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 9.76 percent to $1.35 in pre-market trading. ReneSola reported Q1 earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $260.7 million.

Top China Stocks To Invest In 2018: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Abdul Jawula]

    However, like most things with Blackberry, they are late to the party. Tesla (NSDQ:TSLA),Alphabet (NSDQ:GOOGL) , Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) and Baidu (NSDQ:BIDU) are deep into the development process of their self-driving car tech. Therefore, by the time Blackberry brings something compelling to the market, one or more of the aforementioned companies is likely to have already signed many of the lucrative deals.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Tech giant Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) owns China’s largest search engine and mapping platform, the popular video site iQiyi, and links it all together with a vast ecosystem of internet and cloud-based services.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: BIDU) is well known as the dominant search engine in China. Its mobile app has a 90 percent market share and is obviously most similar to Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL)’s Google app.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Alphabet Inc being in a relatively steadyuptrend compared withsearch engine peerslike Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ: YHOO), China basedBaidu Inc (NASDAQ: BIDU) and Russiafocused mid cap Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX):

  • [By Leo Sun]

    In late February, Baidu’s (NASDAQ:BIDU) videostreaming subsidiary iQiyi raised $1.53 billion in fresh funds to compete more effectively with rival sites. Hillhouse Capital, IDG Capital, Sequoia Capital, and Baidu all purchased the newly issued convertible bonds, and Baidu disclosed that it had invested $300 million.

Top China Stocks To Invest In 2018: Euro/Yen(EJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Belinda Cao]

    E-House China Holdings Ltd. (EJ), a real estate brokerage, gained 9.2 percent to $9.70, extending it advance to a third week. Its American depositary receipts retreated 3.1 percent Sept. 20 from the highest level since May 2011.

Top China Stocks To Invest In 2018: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    Shares of Hangzhou, China-based NetEase Inc (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 14% in the Feb 16th trading session after the company reported stellar Q4 and full-year 2016 earnings on Feb 15th after market close. The Chinese online gaming giant delivered an EPS of $4.30 on revenues of $1.74B beating EPS estimates by $0.86 and revenue estimates by $16oM. NetEase’s revenue grew by an impressive 53.1% YoY for Q4 and 67.7% for the full year 2016. On the back of these strong numbers, NTES stock closed at an all-time high of $298.73 in yesterday’s trading session. NTES stock might have gone up very high too soon. There could be a correction around the corner but still NTES stock is a great long-term proposition with much more upside left. Here’s why.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Shares ofNetEase (NASDAQ:NTES)popped 20.1% last month, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, as the Chinese internet technology company’s strong fourth-quarter earnings report was applauded by investors.

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Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTI) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $10.25 million.

    Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.11 per share on revenue of $22.10 million.

10 Stocks That Every 20-Year-Old Should Buy

Investing in your 20s is not only smart, it’s exciting. The best part about creating a long-term portfolio — whether while going back to school or taking time off — is having the time to invest in undervalued companies. When looking at stocks to buy, it’s all about opportunity cost, which is spent in spades throughout your late-teens and as an aimless 20-something.

10 Stocks That 20-Somethings Should Buy ImmediatelySource: Shutterstock

Long-term investors have the benefit of time, allowing them to ride out turbulence others can’t. Your 20s is a time of future gazing, and as an investor you should choose adaptable companies capitalizing on current trends. Just remember, no matter how solid the investment, it will go through periods of ups and downs.

Centering your portfolio around risky stocks, however, isn’t a brick-by-brick blueprint toward retirement wealth — you should also consider faithful, dividend-paying stocks. Just like knowledge, wealth grows slowly and steadily.

While there are some stocks analysts claim you can hold “forever,” it’s important to keep up with what’s in your portfolio and make changes according to how the company is developing.

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If you’re a 20-something, in college or just looking to capitalize on long-term growth and dividends, then the following 10 stocks to buy are worth a look.

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Stocks to Buy in Your 20s: TripAdvisor (TRIP) Stocks to Buy in College: TripAdvisor (TRIP)Source: JD Lasica/Cruiseable.com via Flickr

Shares of travel review site TripAdvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) have taken a beating over the past year, falling more than 30%. Investors have been wary of the stock after concerns about new entrants — like Airbnb and new search tools from powerhouses like Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) — disrupting the space.

However, TripAdvisor has something no other site in the online travel industry does — data. Knowledge is power and TRIP definitely has that going for itself. The company is home to one of the largest online collections of traveler reviews, boasting over 500 million reviews encompassing 7 million hospitality businesses. What’s that mean exactly? For starters, access to mounds of data means TripAdvisor can better optimize the experience it offers its 415 million monthly users. That means pricing optimization, special offers tailored individually and stronger insights than competitors into their customers’ needs.

And that’s only just scratched the surface of what it can do with such a robust database. Global tourism generated $7.6 trillion in 2014, and so long as it continues to grow, TRIP will continue beefing up its user database. For comparison’s sake, Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) only brings in 84.5 million monthly users, while Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) has a fraction at 16 million. Having access to such robust data informs TripAdvisor’s strategy, as the company recently reined in its InstantBooking feature in favor of giving users the superior experience of price comparisons that direct bookings to partner sites. The company estimates these changes could increase TripAdviser’s revenue by 5% to 10%.

According to Forbes, 70% of millennials says they’re working just to pay for vacations and travel. Gen Z is becoming increasingly obsessed with travel from a social perspective. They want to go places and share their experience with others. TripAdvisor not only operates in the travel space, but it’s primary function is helping people find experiences others have enjoyed.

Further, TRIP is expanding the functionality of its mobile site and app, both of which should help the firm gain traction with millennials. With the firm about to turn a corner, now would be a great time to add the stock to your long-term portfolio.

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Stocks to Buy in Your 20s: Chevron (CVX) Stocks to Buy in College: Chevron (CVX)Source: swong95765 via Flickr (Modified)

While your 20s are definitely a time to make risky bets on growth stocks, it’s important to round out your portfolio with stocks to build wealth slowly and steadily. That’s why dividend stocks are attractive, particularly if they’re consistent and sustainable. To that end, we have Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), which is a dividend aristocrat. That doesn’t mean it’s walking around in fancy robes with its nose up … it means Chevron has increased its dividend annually without interruption for the past 25 years.

Dividend aristocrats typically do whatever they can to maintain their status, and that’s certainly true in Chevron’s case. On the most recent earnings call, Chevron CFO Pat Yarrington confirmed that the company plans to use that cash to increase the dividend as the oil-and-gas environment improves and free cash flow increases. Chevron currently yields just north of 4%, which management continued to pay out even when crude prices were scraping the bottom of the barrel. With the firm on the rebound, investors will benefit from Chevron’s cost-cutting measures and increased efficiency. Meanwhile, management is focused on improving profitability, even during the down cycle, which should be a boon for CVX stock as crude prices increase.

Another thing to like about CVX is that it has a relatively small debt load with a quarterly debt-equity ratio of just 29%. Compare that to BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP), for example, which has a debt ratio of 63%, and you can see that CVX is on the low end of debt accumulation in the oil sector. Chevron is a tightly run ship, giving the firm the ability to thrive in difficult times. That’s good for long-term investors who might see oil cycle through another down period in the years to come.

Looking toward future growth, CVX is expecting to see its production rise to nearly 3 million barrels per day over the next 10 years. That figure takes into account Chevron’s anticipated shale and capital projects as well as the firm’s cost-cutting measures, which significantly reduced the firm’s exploration potential. However, Chevron has two major projects coming online, Wheatstone and Gorgon, which are seen increasing the firm’s output by hundreds of thousands of barrels per day.

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The firm’s $200 billion market cap makes it one of the largest companies in the U.S. and a solid pick in the oil & gas sector. CVX offers stability and income growth, both of which will be useful to investors in their 20s.

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Stocks to Buy in Your 20s: Facebook (FB) Stocks to Buy in College: Facebook (FB)Source: Shutterstock

Investing in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) now doesn’t sound like an entirely new idea, but Zuckerberg & Co.’s days as merely a social media site are ending. I’m expecting to see the firm morph into an even larger tech powerhouse in the decades to come.

Facebook has size and scale on its side, which is a huge advantage in the tech space. The company owns the two most popular messaging services in the world — Messenger and WhatsApp — and has yet to do anything about monetizing them. Simply allowing businesses to communicate directly with customers through these platforms would be a big moneymaker for FB advertising wise, but most expect that Facebook has bigger plans to harness the potential Messenger and WhatsApp hold.

FB has also been developing new payments platforms, which would allow businesses to charge for services they offer via Facebook.

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Not only would that make Facebook’s advertising business all the more profitable, because advertisements could more easily be converted into sales, but it would open up a new revenue stream for FB if the firm collects a fee for processing.

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Stocks to Buy in Your 20s: Wells Fargo (WFC) Stocks to Buy in College: Wells Fargo (WFC)Source: Shutterstock

Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) used to trade at an incredible premium because the bank was seen as a best-in-class company whose efficiency was unparalleled. The bank has fallen on hard times, however, due to a seemingly undying fake-account scandal. In spite of this, now is a great time to buy the beaten down stock.

The trouble with WFC right now is a problem of perception — most people aren’t sure when the effects of the scandal will finally resolve. But if you’ve got a decade or two to wait, then it’s really not an issue. The public has a short attention span, and the scandal is likely to clear over the next year.

In true WFC fashion, the bank has started to implement cost-saving measures like closing branches and transitioning its business more toward digital banking. These moves will help WFC thrive in the future as more and more banking transactions take place online rather than in person.

Once the bank has fully absorbed the impact of this scandal, WFC is likely to reclaim its place at the top of the financial sector and shareholders who were willing to wait it out will reap the rewards.

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Stocks to Buy in Your 20s: Baidu (BIDU) Stocks to Buy in College: Baidu (BIDU)Source: Shutterstock

Remember what I said about taking a few punts because you’ve got time to absorb the ups and downs? Well, Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) is one of those punts. The Chinese tech company has been compared to Google because the firm’s search engine dominance resembles Google’s early days. There is a huge amount of growth potential ahead for Chinese tech firms — especially a search engine like BIDU. Just over half of China’s population has access to the internet, so the market is relatively new when you compare it to that of the U.S.

Not only that, but Baidu has been working to expand its autonomous driving technology in the race to create self-driving cars. The firm has already made its driverless car technology available for automakers to use and test in a bid to become somewhat of an autonomous car “operating system.” BIDU management claims that its technology will allow self-driving cars to navigate highways and open city roads by 2020. Driverless cars are likely to be the next major advance in the tech space over the next two decades, and there are a lot of benefits to owning a Chinese company with its hat in the race.

It’s also likely that Chinese companies will get their cars on the road sooner because fewer people own cars in China. That makes for a higher adoption rate, as 75% of Chinese respondents in a survey last year indicated they would ride in a self-driving taxi, while only 52% of Americans would. What’s more, China has a bigger auto industry and its government is hungry for large-scale projects. And while it seems counterintuitive considering China’s complex system of roads, the real advantage is with navigation.

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The difficult conditions necessary to debut an autonomous vehicle in China means it will have a far easier time “porting” the system to the United States than the other way around. That means, for Baidu, international expansion will likely be much faster and less costly.

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Stocks to Buy in Your 20s: Starbucks (SBUX) Stocks to Buy in College: Starbucks (SBUX)Source: Javier González Via Flickr

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) is one of my favorite long-term buys because the company has proven itself to be an adaptable staple in markets all over the world. The company has weathered shifting consumer preferences toward independent, non-chain restaurants by incorporating local goods in their restaurants and revamping store appearances to reflect local cities.

SBUX has also capitalized on the craft beer trend by creating its own Reserve Roastery where coffee lovers can sample different types of coffee and learn about the process. The firm is also working to create a late-night menu complete with alcoholic beverages as a way to further expand its revenue streams.

But all of that pales in comparison to SBUX’s dominance in mobile. The Starbucks app is a textbook lesson in how to use mobile to enhance your business. Customers are able to upload money to the app and order and pay for their coffee in advance to avoid waiting in line. 30% of the firm’s transactions take place on the app, a figure likely to grow even more as SBUX continues to invest in its mobile technology.

Starbucks maintained an image millennials are comfortable with as the rest of the fast food industry struggled and the firm’s focus on mobile has made it convenient to frequent.

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Stocks to Buy in Your 20s: Netflix (NFLX) Stocks to Buy in College: Netflix (NFLX)Source: via Netflix

Cutting the cable cord is gaining popularity in large part due to the growing popularity of streaming services like Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). The firm has already seen exponential growth over the past 10 years, causing some to wonder whether or not we’re at the beginning of the end of NFLX stock’s dominance.

However, with a market cap under $1 billion NFLX still has room to grow. If NFLX gains roughly 10% per year for the next 15, the firm would have a market cap of less than $150 billion, which isn’t unreasonable when you consider Netflix still has a lot of room to run in foreign markets.

Netflix is only just beginning to ramp up in countries around the world and the firm hasn’t been able to turn out the kind of profit investors are looking for because it has to pay for content licensing and new content creation.

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With that in mind, streaming is still a relatively new concept and as it becomes more common, NFLX will be establishing itself as a market leader around the globe.

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Stocks to Buy in Your 20s: Waste Management (WM) Stocks to Buy in College: Waste Management (WM)Source: Jeffrey Beall via Flickr (Modified)

While admittedly not as shiny and new as stocks like NFLX, Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) is a great stock to buy and hang on to because it operates in an industry almost certain to keep growing.

Waste Management owns and operates landfills and collection trucks and negotiates contracts with local governments to collect and dispose of rubbish in the area. What’s good about WM is the company’s ownership of local refuse sites means the company doesn’t suffer from a lot of customer turn-over.

Not only that, we appear to be a long way off from changing the way we dispose of and recycle our garbage. Consumers are going to keep on consuming and producing waste companies like WM will deal with.

Unlike tech firms, WM is unlikely to suffer from a major industry disruptor any time soon, so it makes for a good stock to hold on to. Not to mention the WM offers a 2.25% dividend yield, so keeping it in the long-term is a great way to build wealth.

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Stocks to Buy in Your 20s: General Motors (GM) Stocks to Buy in College: General Motors (GM)Source: Shutterstock

U.S. automaker General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) is another good bet for a long-term investor because the company has a stake in all of the industry-changing trends on the horizon. GM bought up 9% of Lyft last year in an effort to get in on ride-sharing, a trend threatening to change the way people buy and use their cars.

GM has also been a major player in the electric vehicle space, specifically designing mass-appeal cars like its Chevy Bolt. The car is eligible for a tax credit that brings its price down to the $30,000 level, making it accessible to a wider audience than most electric cars cater to.

GM has also been working to develop driverless cars, and the firm’s acquisition of Cruise Automation last year is proof it is a top priority.

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The firm has plans to create an autonomous electric car, a testament to management’s belief that electric cars are the future of the auto industry. According to VP Mark Reuss, creating a gas-powered autonomous vehicle is a wasted step. He believes that electric cars will soon dominate the roads, so autonomous driving software should be designed with that in mind. Reuss said that GM may be slower to develop autonomous driving software, but that’s only because the firm is hoping to create technology that is designed for use in electric vehicles.

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Stocks to Buy in Your 20s: International Business Machines (IBM) Stocks to Buy in College: International Business Machines (IBM)Source: Open Grid Scheduler Via Flickr

When you’re in your 20s and looking for hot tech stocks to buy, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) doesn’t exactly spring to mind, but the firm’s tumultuous few years as a washed-up hardware firm have made IBM stock a bargain.

IBM is doing some big things in the machine learning space and its Watson super-computer has the potential to disrupt a wide variety of industries, from cybersecurity to health analytics. While IBM has yet to break out figures for Watson, its potential to slash healthcare costs and improve personalized medicine makes IBM a potential powerhouse. Watson may eventually be able to use massive databases of patient information to make connections between symptoms and diseases that medical professionals would have overlooked. This could revolutionize the way healthcare professionals diagnose, as well as save the healthcare industry loads of money by correctly identifying treatable conditions early on. Then there’s artificial intelligence, an industry primed for rapid growth (IDC projects AI will hit $46 billion by 2020). And IBM could be one of four major players to offer the bulk of AI experiences.

But Watson isn’t the only reason to scoop up IBM stock. The firm’s most recent results suggest that the tech company has been successful so far in orchestrating its turnaround, but the company has yet to return to growth. With that said, IBM appears to have rounded a corner away from hardware and on to cloud computing and analytics. And those segments are growing nicely. In the second quarter, strategic imperatives grew 5% from the year previous, and the its cloud grew some 15%. Those two segments make up more than half of IBM’s revenue at this point, a good sign that the firm is on track to shift away from its legacy hardware business. The fact that its quickly-growing strategic imperatives arm is becoming a much more substantial part of the firm’s business is a good sign for future growth.

Not only will shareholders reap the rewards of an IBM turnaround over the next decade, but the firm also pays out a 4.2% dividend yield — a sweet reward for riding out the turbulence. IBM generates an impressive amount of free cash flow and its 47% payout ratio means that dividend is stable and likely to increase in the years to come.

As of this writing, Laura Hoy was long SBUX, FB and NFLX stock.