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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018

The nations top CEOs stepped up their hiring and investment plans in the first quarter amid a burst of confidence overPresident Trumps pro-business agenda, showing no signs that early political roadblocks had dimmed their optimism.

Meanwhile, small business optimism pulled back slightly but remained near its recent record high.

CEOs are increasingly positive about the direction of U.S. economy, Joshua Bolten, the head of Business Roundtable, an association of chief executives of the nation’sleading companies,told reporters on a conference call Tuesday. I think its fair to say that CEOs see the business environment as improving with the Presidents focus on jobs and growth.

Forty-one percent of CEOs plan to increase hiring in the next six months, up from 35% in the fourth quarter, according to a Business Roundtable survey. Just 18% expect to reduce employment, down from 30% late last year.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018 : FIRST REPUBLIC BANK(FRC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related WFC Why Bank ETFs Fell On Friday Despite Decent Earnings Phil's Stock World: Funtime Friday Earnings Season Starts Today Rising Book Values and Margins of Safety (GuruFocus) Related C Earnings Preview: Financial Giants BAC, GS, And MS Report Q2 Results This Week Why Bank ETFs Fell On Friday Despite Decent Earnings Palo Capital, Inc. Buys Citigroup Inc, Schlumberger, NetApp Inc, Sells Citrix Systems Inc, … (GuruFocus) Companies Reporting Before The Bell Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $22.51 billion. Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion. PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: PNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.02 per share on revenue of $4.00 billion. First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million. First Horizon National Corp (NYSE: FHN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $337.89 million.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion before the opening bell. Citigroup shares rose 0.30 percent to $67.22 in after-hours trading. Analysts are expecting JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) to have earned $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion in the latest quarter. JPMorgan will release earnings before the markets open. JPMorgan shares gained 0.48 percent to $93.55 in after-hours trading. Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ: CYBR) lowered its guidance for the second quarter. The company now expects total revenue of $57.0 million to $57.5 million, versus earlier guidance of $61.0 million to $62.0 million. Cyberark shares dipped 17.65 percent to $42.00 in the after-hours trading session. Before the opening bell, First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million. First Republic Bank shares dropped 0.80 percent to close at $101.35 on Thursday.

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Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Great Basin Scientific, Inc.(GBSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Great Basin Scientific Inc. (NASDAQ: GBSN) dropped about 15% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.90 after closing at $3.42 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $45,024.00. Volume was more than 3 times the daily average of around 150,000 shares. The medical diagnostics company had no specific news Thursday. Since mid-March the company has split the stock twice: the first was a 1-for-35 split and the second a 1-for-80 split.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Great Basin Scientific Inc (NASDAQ: GBSN) shares dropped 18 percent to $0.92 on Q1 results. Great Basin Scientific posted Q1 net income of $21,503,600, versus a year-ago net loss of $33,652,500.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Halliburton Company(HAL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.

    Halliburton posted adjusted earnings of $0.04 per share in the quarter on revenue of $4.28 billion; Analysts were expecting the company to earn $0.03 per share on revenue of $4.26 billion.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is a top energy pick for four reasons: 1) the company’s significant leverage to the U.S. onshore market, 2) potential for incremental margin growth, 3) expectations for positive earnings revision and 4) strong balance sheet and a “well respected” management team.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider buying last week: Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA), Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL), Revlon Inc. (NYSE: REV), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) and U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X).

  • [By Brett Hershman]

    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) talked about the acceleration of data and services integration, an increased focus on improving margins and made no commitment toward price increases in the first quarter.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Instead, Genargo prefers oil services stocks with the most exposure to the U.S market. Loop names Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) as its top large-cap stock pick and Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE: OIS), Newpark Resources Inc (NYSE: NR) and Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) as its top small- and mid-cap stocks.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    When Weatherford International (WFT) announced that it had named Halliburton (HAL) CFO Mark McCollumits new CEO, its shares jumped as some observers contended itincreased the odds of an acquisition by the oil-services giant. It looks like they picked the wrong oil-services giant, however, as Weatherford and Schlumberger (SLB) announced a joint venture late Friday, one that has sent Weatherford’s shares soaring and earned it an upgrade from Wells Fargo analystsJudson Bailey andColeman Sullivan. They explain why:

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.(FCAU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By John Rosevear]

    The fifth-generation version of Honda’s well-regarded kid-hauler doesn’t look a whole lot different from the outgoing model, but it packs a slew of upgradesand some useful technology that Honda hopes will make it more competitive with fierce rivals from Toyota (NYSE:TM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU).

  • [By John Rosevear]

    But while President Trump has pushed GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) to move more production to the United States, he has also made a point of listening to their concerns.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    At the Geneva Motor Show this week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) CEO Sergio Marchionne reportedly said that he remains open to a potential merger. “I may shamelessly try knocking on the GM door again, or any door, if I thought it was a good thing to do for the business, without even blinking, I could,” he said. “[I]t will happen, whether it happens on my watch or it happens after my watch, sensible people will come to the conclusion that there is a better way to run this business.” Marchionne aims to step down as CEO in 2019.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Colliers International Group Inc. (CIGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    A10% owner of Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI) wasadding to holdings last week. Spruce House Partners bought a total of 133,800 shares of the company at $42.05 per share. The total for the buy was listed at $6 million.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Gentex Corporation(GNTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related TRST Earnings Scheduled For October 21, 2016 Major Accounting Changes Are Coming To The Financial Industry Related MORN One Of The World's Most Powerful Women, Fidelity Personal Investing President Kathleen Murphy, To Tell Her Story At The Benzinga Global Fintech Awards The 2017 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards Will Include An 'Unprecedented Group' Of Judges Morningstar Packs Conference Lineup For Financial Advisors (Investor’s Business Daily) Companies Reporting Before The Bell Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.33 billion. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $26.46 billion. Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.60 per share on revenue of $9.32 billion. Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $1.76 billion. Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $7.02 billion. SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $2.21 billion. ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $4.68 billion. Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $593.82 million. Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.74 billion. WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.44 per share on revenue of $721.89 million.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Heico Corporation(HEI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Heico Corp (HEI) announced on Thursday that it has agreed to purchase Lucix Corp, a manufacturer of military satellite, airborne, and ground systems.

    The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but HEI revealed that the acquisition could be completed within 60 days. The deal is expected to impact HEI’s earnings within the first year.

    Heico shares were up 67 cents, or 1.04%, during Thursday morning trading. The stock is up 46% YTD.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Heico Corp (NYSE: HEI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share.

    Exa Corp (NASDAQ: EXA) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $16.68 million.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Agrium Inc.(AGU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Agri-Input Companies — Seeds/ Fertilizers/Pesticides Manufacturers

    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON): +68.82 percent since 2011. Syngenta AG (ADR) (NYSE: SYT): +56.26 percent since 2011. Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS): -63.1 percent since 2011. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE: POT): -67.8 percent since 2011. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF): +5.04 percent since 2011. Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AGU): +1.10 percent since 2011.

    Agri-Finance Companies

  • [By Chad Fraser]

    The agriculture ETF is heavily weighted toward the U.S., with 45.8% of its assets there, but it is geographically diverse, with exposure to countries such as Canada (9.9%), Switzerland (8.5%), Japan (6.7%) and Singapore (5.1%).

    Potash Cartel Breakup Has Weighed on This Agriculture ETF

    The ETF’s unit price declined in the first half of 2013, partly because of the breakup of the Belarusian Potash Company (BPC), through which Russia’s Uralkali, the world’s No. 1 potash producer, and Belaruskali of Belarus distribute their potash. The market is dominated by BPC and Canpotex, owned by Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT), Mosaic and Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU).

    Together, the two cartels control 70% of global potash exports, so the breakup of BPC will result in a more fractured market, which seems likely to push potash prices lower. Shares of major potash producers fell sharply on the news, as did Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF due to its potash stock holdings, which include Agrium, Potash Corp. and Mosaic.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Gains are being seen elsewhere as well, except in shares of The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS). AgriumInc. (NYSE: AGU) was up almost 3% at $91.95 in late Monday trading, although this one held up much better in the destructive news phase when the alarming news roiled these stocks. The big winner is Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), with a gain of 7% to $16.20 in late-Monday trading.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Semtech Corporation(SMTC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $128.38 million.

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: OLLI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $190.44 million.

Top 10 Stocks To Watch For 2018: Hibbett Sports Inc.(HIBB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Hibbett Sports Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) posted a new 52-week low of $13.30 on Monday, down about 33% from Friday’s closing price of $19.70. Volume totaled around 6.7 million shares, about 13 times the daily average of around 550,000. The company issued a profit warning this morning and a late e-commerce launch.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIBB) were down 12 percent to $39.75 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its third quarter.

  • [By Mark Balson]

    Hibbett Sports (HIBB) financial results have come out with better than expected earnings for the fiscal 2017 first quarter.

    Revenue for the first quarter was $282.09 million which is 4.6% higher to year on year data. This is below expectations for analysts who were projected revenue to be at $285.15 million. Compare to 0.9% decline in net sales last year this year store sales increased 1.1%. 

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2017

Overview

The Lean Short-Term Growth Portfolio, or LSGP, was created in late March 2016. The objective of this portfolio is for opportunistic near-term capital appreciation and most likely will not include companies that pay dividends. Companies ought after will typically have higher volatility versus the Long-Term Growth Portfolio, or LLGP.

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Like the LLGP, the LSGP will remain lean for the foreseeable future. Due to the potential of holdings being liquidated on a shorter timeframe, there is no immediate threshold for the number of holdings. Additionally, if a company performs well and the business fundamentals become stronger, consideration to be moved to the LLGP may occur. Like the LLGP, all holdings in the portfolio have transferred from Scottrade to Motif. The primary reason is lower trade fees.

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2017: Neo Lithium Corp. (NTTHF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    ILC reminds me of Critical Elements [TSXV:CRE] (OTCQX:CRECF) having five projects (CRE has 11), and also of Galaxy Resources (ASX:GXY) (OTCPK:GALXF) by being diversified across brine and spodumene and across three continents. Also some similarity with Neo Lithium’s (OTC:NTTHF) [TSXV:NLC] early stage Argentinean brine project which I recently wrote about here. However, ILC trades at a much smaller market cap of US$8m to that of Critical Elements (US$85m) or Galaxy Resources (US$724m). This is partly due to ILC giving away significant percentages of their projects, and because they are still in the early stages of development.

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2017: Great Basin Scientific, Inc.(GBSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Great Basin Scientific Inc (NASDAQ: GBSN) shares dropped 18 percent to $0.92 on Q1 results. Great Basin Scientific posted Q1 net income of $21,503,600, versus a year-ago net loss of $33,652,500.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Great Basin Scientific Inc. (NASDAQ: GBSN) dropped about 15% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.90 after closing at $3.42 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $45,024.00. Volume was more than 3 times the daily average of around 150,000 shares. The medical diagnostics company had no specific news Thursday. Since mid-March the company has split the stock twice: the first was a 1-for-35 split and the second a 1-for-80 split.

Best Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2017: Yahoo! Inc.(YHOO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yahoo! (YHOO) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after the internet company reported another data breach,calling into question its merger with Verizon Communications (VZ).

    Yahoo!’s Sunnyvale, California campus. Yahoo! Inc.

    Yahoo!dropped 6.1% to $38.41 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.4% to 2,262.03. Verizon Communications advanced 0.4% to $51.82.

    Evercore ISI’s Ken Sena and team contend the impact from the hacking is already priced in:

    As news further breaks that Verizon could be looking to scrap its proposed $4.83bn acquisition of Yahoo over the latest account hack (this time over 1bn accounts), we are adding that our own checks on the matter suggest that Verizon still sees a strong fit for Yahoo within their digital strategy and Yahoo indicated that Verizon had advanced knowledge of the circumstances pertaining to the recent hacking incident. Now, whether Verizon can find a way to absolve themselves from the liability of the hack, or simply receive a pricing concession, remains less clear. Nevertheless, Yahoos core business represents only 10% of our Yahoo target price of $39. Therefore, assuming a 20% lower value on the core, we are talking a 2% reduction in Yahoo shares. Further, with a 5% sell-off today, which in part reflects weakness in broader China equities, we see the hacking news as priced in. Moreover, as we weigh this news against the potential for a more favorable tax-rate assumption aro und Yahoos 15% stake in Alibaba (BABA), given some of the President-Elects stated tax reform objectives, we do not see reason to lower our target price on Yahoo! further…Our $39 target price is unchanged.

    Yahoo!’s market capitalization fell to $36.7 billion today from $39 billion yesterday. It reported a net loss of $4.4 billion on sales of $5 billion in 2015.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows MeetMe Inc back to breakeven while Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) has underperformed and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ: YHOO) have outperformed and are heading back up again:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) reported first-quarter 2017 results late Monday after markets closed. The internet portal posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.18 on revenue of $1.33 billion. In the same period a year ago, Yahoo reported EPS of $0.08 on revenue of $1.09 billion. First-quarter results compare to the consensus estimates for EPS of $0.14 on revenue of $1.23 billion.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    QQ is also owned by Tencent. Because it has been around for quite a while, it may be the most recognizable Chinese internet brand. The mobile app is most similar to Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO).

  • [By Stark Merrifield]

    That includes Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY), Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) – their combined market caps are worth $1.5 trillion.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Tuesday night, online information portal Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) reported results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017. Here’s what you need to know.

stock purchase

Nokia relaunches model from 2000 The new Nokia feature phone is all about the past.

The iconic Nokia 3310 was a global hit when it launched in the pre-smartphone days of September 2000. And now the classic is back: HMD rolled out a suite of new Nokia phones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday, including a relaunch of the 3310 that capitalizes on “dumb phone” nostalgia.

Back in 2000, the brick-like device did little more than text friends and take phone calls. The relaunched 3310 gets a bit of a makeover, but the $50 feature phone is still dead simple.

The modern handset is lighter and more colorful, with options in red, yellow, blue and gray. (I wouldn’t need my old duct-taped Superman case this time around.) It also features a color screen, 2-megapixel camera, microSD slot and the Opera Mini browser for basic web surfing.

stock purchase: Cameco Corporation(CCJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, the Athabasca Basin is home to the McArthur River Uranium Mine -the worlds largest high-grade uranium deposit(accounting for 13% of world mine production) operated by mid cap uranium producer Cameco Corp (NYSE: CCJ).

stock purchase: Bavarian Nordic A/S (BVNKF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Leuven, Belgium-based Tigenix (OTC:TGXSF) filed to go public in the U.S. in late 2015, only to become entangled with Bavarian Nordic (OTC:BVNKF) and Basilea Pharmaceutica (OTC:BPMUF) as the European drugmakers pulled back from NASDAQ. Tigenix subsequently increased its bank account following a 23.75 million placement in Belgium, and added an additional 25 million via a relationship with Takeda, before coming back to Wall Street in October 2016 with a revamped slate of underwriters.

stock purchase: Great Basin Scientific, Inc.(GBSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Great Basin Scientific Inc. (NASDAQ: GBSN) dropped about 15% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.90 after closing at $3.42 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $45,024.00. Volume was more than 3 times the daily average of around 150,000 shares. The medical diagnostics company had no specific news Thursday. Since mid-March the company has split the stock twice: the first was a 1-for-35 split and the second a 1-for-80 split.

stock purchase: Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(IONS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Research and development is the lifeblood of biotech companies. The potential for new drugs also serves as a primary factor driving biotech stocks higher and higher. That’s been the case for Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), and Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND).

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Treating diseases that have a genetic component by altering the expression of the responsible genes is a promising new field of medicine, but it has been much less straightforward than biopharmaceutical companies had expected. Two contenders in this area, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) and Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), saw a mix of setbacks and success in 2016.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Coming up in this episode of Mad Money: Cramer interviews Dr. Stanley Crooke, CEO of Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS) . And, here’s Cramer’s read on Trump’s view of China. Plus, don’t miss the Lightning Round. Which stocks in Cramer bullish on?

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS) gave investors an update on its pipeline today with a slide deck that contained a whopping 65 entries. The whole presentation is worth a listen, but here are the five slides investors absolutely must see.

stock purchase: Brink's Company (The)(BCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Another hedge fund that is also a director at Brink’s Co. (NYSE: BCO) was busy selling stock this past week. Starboard parted with a total of 650,000 shares of the security and protection company at prices that fell between $51.47 and $52.05. The total for the sale was set at $34 million. Shares closed on Friday at $52.00. The consensus price target is $56, and the52-week range is $26.86 to $53.90.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WW) received a pair of downgrades after its earnings report came in below estimates.

    Sell-Side's Most Noteworthy Calls Baird downgraded Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) to Neutral. Imperial downgraded Brinks (NYSE: BCO) to In-Line. Jefferies upgraded AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) to Buy. Craig-Hallum upgraded LendingClub (NYSE: LC) to Buy. Deal Talk

    General Electric (NYSE: GE) was said to be in talks to acquire Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI), according to sources as reported by Dow Jones. A deal could be valued at as much as $30 billion. However, Bloomberg later reported that a GE spokesperson said they're in talks with Baker Hughes regarding possible partnerships, but not an acquisition. Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) had attempted to acquire Baker Hughes in 2014, but the DoJ sued to block the deal valued at $35 billion.

stock purchase: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market lost ground on Monday, sending major market benchmarks lower by more than half a percentage point. The Dow lost its grip on the 20,000 mark in the wake of concerns about economic growth and new U.S. immigration policy, and some believe that the broader geopolitical climate could have a negative impact on global commerce that in turn could start affecting multinational corporations’ business prospects. In addition, bad news from some individual companies weighed on the markets, and Transocean (NYSE:RIG), Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD), and New Gold (NYSEMKT:NGD) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Go back a year, and offshore drillers like Noble (NE), Rowan (RDC), Transocean (RIG) and Atwood Oceanics (ATW) had been all but written off–until they weren’t anymore. Since then, investors have been rewarded for picking winners in the group from the losers, as Atwood Oceanics has more than doubled, Transocean has gained 34%, and Rowan has risen 42%, while Noble and Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) have dropped 13%.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Transocean (RIG)tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today as the entire energy sector got crushed on fears that production would start to grow.

    Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

    Transocean dropped 7% to $13.85 today, while the S&P 500 fell 0.6% to2,280.90. The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) dropped 1.9% to$72.85. The price of oil fell 1% to$52.63 a barrel.

    Yes, oil stayed above $50 a barrel, but in a note published this morning, Cornerstone Macro’s Carter Worth warned that a “stuck” oil price could be as damaging as a dropping one:

    Then, of course, theres the inconvenient fact that WTI Crude Oil itself is hopelessly stuck in the low $50 a
    barrel range a level at which it was trading in June of last year. Essentially seven months without any forward progress is the bottom line.

    Transocean’s market capitalization fell to $5.4 billion today from $5.8 billion on Friday. It reported net income of $782 million on sales of $7.4 billion in 2015.

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Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap high-performance wireless infrastructure solutions stock Westell Technologies (NASDAQ: WSTL) as a buy for our short-term portfolio:

Westell Technologies has been working on a rebound for a while, resulting in bullish crosses of the 20-day and 50-day/100-day moving average lines. The volume’s been pretty good on the way up as well. The deal was sealed today, however, with the push above what was a developing resistance level at $0.60.

Our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter would have a detailed discussion about Westell Technologies technical chart along with a potential bullish trading strategy:

share trading: TC PipeLines, LP(TCP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    TRP has decided to buy out CPPL as well and merge its assets back into its now-larger self. The real win will come when TRP drops down these newly acquired assets into its own MLP TC PipeLines, LP (TCP). TransCanada hasnt been able to fully use TCP as the bulk of its assets are Canadian and ineligible for inclusion.

share trading: Great Basin Scientific, Inc.(GBSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Great Basin Scientific Inc. (NASDAQ: GBSN) dropped about 15% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.90 after closing at $3.42 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $45,024.00. Volume was more than 3 times the daily average of around 150,000 shares. The medical diagnostics company had no specific news Thursday. Since mid-March the company has split the stock twice: the first was a 1-for-35 split and the second a 1-for-80 split.

share trading: Cimpress N.V(CMPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares ofCimpress NV(NASDAQ:CMPR)climbed 14.6% in 2016,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, as the mass customization specialist steadfastly pursued its novel long-term efforts to generate shareholder value.

share trading: Brookline Bancorp Inc.(BRKL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dividends4Life]

    Memberships and Peers: PBCT is a member of the S&P 500 and a member of the Broad Dividend Achievers Index. The company’s peer group includes: Bank of America Corporation (BAC) with a 0.3% yield, Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (BRKL) with a 3.7% yield and Westfield Financial Inc. (WFD) with a 3.5% yield.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now

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Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Computer Programs and Systems Inc.(CPSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPSI) were down 31 percent to $27.00 after the company posted weaker-than-expected Q2 results.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Movado Group Inc.(MOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Movado Group, Inc (NYSE: MOV) shares dropped 8 percent to $27.83 after the company issued a weak forecast for FY17. However, the company reported better-than-expected results for its fourth quarter and raised its quarterly dividend.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Sinovac Biotech Ltd.(SVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SVA) is expected to post its quarterly earnings.

    Supercom Ltd (NASDAQ: SPCB) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $9.03 million.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.(IGLD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.43 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd (NASDAQ: IGLD), down 10 percent, and China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (ADR) (NYSE: CHU), down 3 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.96 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CNSL), down 7 percent, and Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd (NASDAQ: IGLD), down 6 percent.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Regions Financial Corporation(RF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Lee offers 22 stocks that could benefit from the correlation trade: Western Digital (WDC), Xerox (XRX), First Solar, Ford Motor, Best Buy (BBY), PulteGroup (PHM), AutoNation (AN), Textron (TXT), Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC), Mosaic, BB&T (BBT), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB),Loews (L), Regions Financial (RF), KeyCorp (KEY), Comerica (CMA), Leucadia National (LUK), Zions Bancorp (ZION), Valero Energy (VLO), Marathon Oil, Cardinal Health (CAH), and Pepco Holdings (POM).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Who is positioned for the most capital return? We expect Morgan Stanley, Regions Financial (RF), Goldman Sachs, Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), and U.S. Bancorp (USB) to be approved for the most amount of capital return during 2016 (ranging between 80-100% of estimated 2016 earnings).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Bank of America (BAC) is our top bank idea – expectations are lower with shares at ~0.9x TBV, its balance sheet is highly asset sensitive (~100 bps parallel increase in rates adds ~$6B to NII or ~$0.35 to EPS), and Bank of America should be a relative winner in CCAR (total payout ratio should rise closer to ~60% vs. ~40% in 2015 planning period). We continue to like Comerica (CMA) given its M&A optionality over the intermediate term (takeout price likely closer to ~$60) but would use market volatility to add on weakness. It is harder to find value in the regional banks (examples: Citizens Financial Group (CFG), Regions Financial (RF), SunTrust Banks (STI), Zions Bancorp (ZION)), and the asset-sensitive regionals look more vulnerable if sentiment weakens. We remain comfortable with the Underperform on M&T Bank (MTB) which trades at ~13.5x 2017E EPS vs. the ~11x peer median.

  • [By Matthew Smith]

    We also think that Regions Financial (RF) should be bought on the weakness in their share price right now. The shares trade roughly $1/share below their 52-week high right now but with what we see happening in the financial space over the next few months and few years we think that this name is a deal under $10/share. Like the discount brokers, as the yield curve steepens the company’s profits shall increase and with that taking place and the continued improvement in the company’s balance sheet we think share buybacks and dividends will be carried out and even raised.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    In the super-regional banks that are not money center banks, Regions Financial Corp. (NYSE: RF) was up 6.3% at $13.22, and Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) was last seen up 3.8% at $38.30. They would both do better with lower regulatory costs and be able to better compete against larger banks when their stress test results had not been as strong.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.86 per share on revenue of $99.10 million.

    Hooker Furniture Corporation (NASDAQ: HOFT) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $62.20 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC) reported better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales estimates. WD-40 shares fell 0.97 percent to $106.00 in the after-hours trading session.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Rowan Companies Inc.(RDC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Offshore drillers likeAtwood Oceanics (ATW), Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO), Ensco (ESV), Noble (NE), Rowan Companies (RDC), Ocean Rig UDW (ORIG), and Transocean (RIG) have been on fire this week–and Evercore ISI’s James West and team credit a “2 sigma short interest unwind.” They explain:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    4) Saudi Dayrates Steady. The lack of further dayrate erosion on the bulk of the Saudi jackup contracts was a pleasant surprise (rates held flattish). Noble, Ensco, Hercules Offshore, Rowan (RDC) saw pricing revised flat to down 5% (we view this as a win). With these contracts set to revert back to previous levels in 2017 (up 10-40%) we have our doubts barring a sharp recovery in the jackup market.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Oh, and offshore drillers got smacked again following earnings from Rowan (RDC) and Atwood Oceanics (ATW).

    We highlighted JPMorgan’s argument that the S&P 500, which has been trading like a bond, is headed for a fall, and looked at today’s drop here and here.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The Zephirin Group’s Longdley Zephirin contends that the oil market “needs to collapse before it can improve” but that didn’t stop him from upgrading Transocean (RIG), Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO), Ensco (ESV), and Rowan (RDC). He explains why:

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: BlackBerry Limited(BBRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ravi Bala]

    When I see BlackBerry (NSDQ:BBRY)being touted as a buy, I wonder what hopeful scenario people are fantasizing about?

    The long-term chart shows a collapse in the trend. I know what you are thinking. If I buy the shares at a discount, then I will make a killing when the stock goes higher. That is a feel good psychological emotion. What if that does not happen? Yes, this chart is after the fact, but as I always say you need to be prepared for two scenarios: going in your favor and going against you.

  • [By Victor Mora]

    BlackBerry provides innovative wireless communication products to consumers and companies worldwide. The company is rolling out new products despite the uncertainty of recent releases. The stock has not done very well as of late and is currently trading sideways as it attempts to establish value. Over the last four quarters, investors have not been pleased, as earnings and revenues have mostly been decreasing. Relative to its peers and sector, BlackBerry has been a weak year-to-date performer. WAIT AND SEE what BlackBerry does this coming quarter.

  • [By WALLSTCHEATSHEET.COM]

    BlackBerry provides innovative wireless communication products to consumers and companies worldwide. It is being reported that BlackBerry’s co-founder has been approaching private equity firms about a bid for the company. The stock hasn’t done well in recent times and is now trading at lows for the year. Over the last four quarters, earnings and revenues are decreasing, which has led to disappointed investors in the company. Relative to its peers and sector, BlackBerry has been a weak year-to-date performer. WAIT AND SEE what BlackBerry does this coming quarter.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Great Basin Scientific, Inc.(GBSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Great Basin Scientific Inc. (NASDAQ: GBSN) dropped about 15% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $2.90 after closing at $3.42 on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $45,024.00. Volume was more than 3 times the daily average of around 150,000 shares. The medical diagnostics company had no specific news Thursday. Since mid-March the company has split the stock twice: the first was a 1-for-35 split and the second a 1-for-80 split.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Own Right Now: Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.(SCHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $1.81 billion. ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion. Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $751.52 million. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.95 billion. McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion. Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share. Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $356.41 million. Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $49.89 million. Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.99 per share on revenue of $148.43 million.

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