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Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019

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Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $109.07.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) had its target price upped by Wells Fargo & Co from $125.00 to $130.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has an outperform rating on the specialty chemicals company’s stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the twenty ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have assigned a hold recommendation, nine have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $115.07.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 7.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 108,924 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 7,608 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $11,512,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CPRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CPRX) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.25.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares rose 90.9 percent to $2.52. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 58.4 percent to $1.9005 after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $37.5370 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) rose 21.9 percent to $1.17 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) jumped 18.8 percent to $4.87. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 17.2 percent to $49.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) jumped 16.2 percent to $7.96. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) rose 15.5 percent to $5.6011.
    InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE: NSPR) gained 13.3 percent to $1.36 following PR announcing sustained benefit of CGuard EPS.
    Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 13.2 percent to $2.7724 after the company reported new data from its ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I trial, which evaluated the combination of eftilagimod alpha, its lead compound, with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)'s Keytruda in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients, who have had a suboptimal response or had disease progression with keytruda monotherapy..
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 12.2 percent to $21.20 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 12.1 percent to

Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: WellCare Helath Plans Inc.(WCG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Federated Investors Inc. PA lessened its holdings in WellCare (NYSE:WCG) by 17.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 50,260 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,275 shares during the period. Federated Investors Inc. PA owned about 0.11% of WellCare worth $9,732,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    WellCare (NYSE:WCG) had its target price boosted by Wells Fargo from $220.00 to $240.00 in a report released on Wednesday morning. Wells Fargo currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lowered its position in shares of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) by 3.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 71,193 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,528 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company’s holdings in WellCare Health Plans were worth $13,785,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2019: Atkore International Group Inc. (ATKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atkore International Group (NYSE:ATKR) insider John Patrick Williamson sold 5,151 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.00, for a total value of $108,171.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Atkore International Group Inc (NYSE:ATKR) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the seven research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $23.75.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Atkore International Group (NYSE:ATKR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors acquired 2,000 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 1,842% compared to the average daily volume of 103 put options.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2019

The Trade Desk Inc (NASDAQ:TTD) saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday after ValuEngine upgraded the stock from a hold rating to a buy rating. 157,515 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 85% from the previous session’s volume of 1,021,773 shares.The stock last traded at $75.78 and had previously closed at $75.61.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on TTD. Needham & Company LLC boosted their price target on The Trade Desk to $75.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 11th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on The Trade Desk from $69.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 11th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on The Trade Desk to $80.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, May 11th. Oppenheimer began coverage on The Trade Desk in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $66.00 price target for the company. Finally, Piper Jaffray reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of The Trade Desk in a research report on Friday, May 11th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $69.88.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.(PDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM) by 2.4% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 131,748 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 3,194 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned about 0.10% of Piedmont Office Realty Trust worth $2,317,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: PDM) dropped about 3.5% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $17.35. Shares closed at $17.98 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $22.74. Volume was about 60% above the daily average of around 1.3 million shares. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: YRC Worldwide Inc.(YRCW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. YRC Worldwide earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 46.7261330682883 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) and USA Truck (NASDAQ:USAK) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the industrial shares surged 1.55 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA), up 9 percent, and YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) up 6 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: Carriage Services, Inc.(CSV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ: DLPN) and Carriage Services (NYSE:CSV) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Euronet Worldwide (EEFT)

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  • [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.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    These companies run the gamut from video games to e-commerce to search engines and more, but what all of them have in common is huge long-term potential. And what’s a game with no points? David checks back in on the five-stock set he picked shortly after Brexit was announced — Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG), Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN), Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ:EEFT), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). Did this tiny portfolio beat the market’s 26% gain in the last few years? Tune in and find out.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.(SRNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Shares of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRNE) are down 10.2% as of 3:12 p.m. EDT Thursday on higher-than-average volume, but it’s not clear what’s going on with the biotech. Sorrento announced on Tuesday morning that it was acquiring Kimberly Clark’s Sofusalymphatic delivery technology, which consists ofnano-structured microneedles to deliver drugs into lymphatic capillaries beneath the skin.

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    Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) : “This is the kind of speculative stock that I like.”

    Geron (GERN) : “Let’s stick with high quality like Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) .”

  • [By William Romov]

    San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE) develops drugs to treat certain types of cancer and chronic cancer pain.

    On Jan. 6, company officials will present a new proprietary technology for the treatment of cancer. Analysts are calling this new technology a potential “game-changer.”

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas lowered its stake in ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 35.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 9,270 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,991 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in ARMOUR Residential REIT were worth $216,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 657 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,163% compared to the typical volume of 52 call options.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN decreased its position in shares of ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) by 19.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 201,989 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 50,292 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned about 0.48% of ARMOUR Residential REIT worth $4,703,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, May 30th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.19 per share by the real estate investment trust on Thursday, June 28th. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.72%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Standpoint Research reiterated their hold rating on shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) in a research note released on Friday.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on LYB. ValuEngine raised shares of LyondellBasell from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Barclays boosted their price objective on shares of LyondellBasell from $115.00 to $125.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of LyondellBasell from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $132.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, February 5th. SunTrust Banks reissued a hold rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of LyondellBasell in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $130.00 price objective on shares of LyondellBasell and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $116.25.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 7.5% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 108,924 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after buying an additional 7,608 shares during the period. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $11,512,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on LyondellBasell (LYB)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Jefferies Group upgraded shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The firm currently has $121.95 price target on the specialty chemicals company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $78.01.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    California Public Employees Retirement System reduced its position in LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 4.0% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 932,927 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 38,796 shares during the quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $98,592,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) had its target price upped by Wells Fargo & Co from $125.00 to $130.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has an outperform rating on the specialty chemicals company’s stock.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: Treehouse Foods, Inc.(THS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TreeHouse Foods (THS)

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
    Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
    Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
    Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
    STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
    China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
    YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
    Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
    Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
    Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Treehouse Foods Inc. (NYSE: THS) fell about 15.5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $36.35 after closing at $43.01 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $90.42. Volume of about 4.8 million was more than four times the daily average. The food processing company posted poor results this morning and announced that it is closing one of its plants.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    TCW Group Inc. increased its position in shares of TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS) by 37.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,823 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,322 shares during the period. TCW Group Inc.’s holdings in TreeHouse Foods were worth $605,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reduced its holdings in TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS) by 40.0% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 240,000 shares of the company’s stock after selling 160,000 shares during the quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D’s holdings in TreeHouse Foods were worth $9,185,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.(COLL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL) – Piper Jaffray lowered their FY2021 EPS estimates for shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Piper Jaffray analyst D. Amsellem now forecasts that the specialty pharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of $2.06 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.32. Piper Jaffray has a “Buy” rating and a $33.00 price target on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Collegium Pharmaceutical (COLL)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System acquired a new stake in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:COLL) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 10,174 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $260,000.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Depomed is in the middle of a restructuring of its business that includes out-licensing its lead drug, Nucynta. In December, Collegium (NASDAQ:COLL) cut a licensing deal for Nucynta that guarantees Depomed $135 million in annual royalties, paid quarterly in arrears, for four years. If sales exceed$233 million per year, then Collegium Pharmaceutical will also pay Depomed a double-digit royalty on top of the minimum license fee. After four years, Depomed will receive double-digit royalties on all net Nucynta sales.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Horizon National Corporation(FHN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its position in First Horizon National Co. (NYSE:FHN) by 26.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 18,122 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,761 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank’s holdings in First Horizon National were worth $341,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Franklin Resources Inc. lifted its position in shares of First Horizon National Corp (NYSE:FHN) by 1.5% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 16,153,527 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 241,452 shares during the quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. owned approximately 4.94% of First Horizon National worth $304,171,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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    In an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with Bryan Jordan, chairman, president and CEO of First Horizon National (FHN) , the Tennessee-based regional bank that just posted a three-cents-a-share earnings beat with net interest margins up 52 basis points.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

As you grow old, it becomes more and more likely that you will need some help with everyday tasks like dressing, bathing, eating, and other activities of daily living. You may also need daily medical care for an extended period of time.According to a 2005 study, 69% of individuals aged 65 and up will need long-term care at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, paying for long-term care may not be easy: A recent study by Fidelity found that the average couple will have long-term care expenses in retirement totaling around $130,000.

Medicaid

Many people wrongly assume Medicare will help defray any necessary long-term care expenses. Medicare will not cover most long-term care expenses, because they are not considered medical treatments, though it will pay for the first 100 days of nursing-home care. Meanwhile, Medicaid will cover the cost of some long-term care expenses, but this program is intended primarily for low-income individuals and won’t kick in unless your income is below the threshold set by your state (generally about $2,200 per month for 2017).

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Steelcase Inc.(SCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    After 111 years as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has been replaced on the index by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.(NYSE: WBA). According to David Blitzer, managing director and chair of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, the change is part of an effort to increase value and prominence of consumer goods, finance, healthcare, and technology firms on the U.S. economy. GE is the last original member to be removed from the index. Shares of Boeing Co.(NYSE BA), DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DOW), and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) are getting pounded on concerns that a full-blown trade war may accelerate and hurt major exporters to China. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he may seek tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Trump has asked U.S. trade representatives to identify potential products on which the United States could implement a 10% tariff. Recent trade volatility has erased all gains in the Dow Jones in 2018. Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has raised its bid forTwenty-FirstCentury Fox Inc.(NYSE: FOXA) assets to $71.3 billion in cash and stock. The new offer tops the $35 all-cash offer proposed last week by cable and telecom giant Comcast Corp.(Nasdaq: CMCSA).
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: MU, ORCL, SBUX
    Micron Technology Inc.(Nasdaq: MU) will lead a light day of earnings reports Wednesday. The Chinese semiconductor giant is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $3.14 on top of $7.75 billion in revenue. While markets will be interested in this report, the greater focus will likely center on the impact of U.S. tariffs on the company’s forward guidance. Oracle Corp.(NYSE: ORCL) stock was off 3.7% despite news that the cloud computing giant topped Wall Street earnings expectations yesterday. The firm reported adjusted EPS of $0.99 on top of $11.25 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat average expectations of $0.94 on $11.18 billion. The stock slumped after

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Fisher(j)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Joincoin (CURRENCY:J) traded 1.7% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 0:00 AM ET on May 8th. Joincoin has a total market cap of $145,714.00 and $7.00 worth of Joincoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, Joincoin has traded up 28.6% against the U.S. dollar. One Joincoin coin can currently be bought for about $0.0471 or 0.00000521 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Joincoin (CURRENCY:J) traded 17.5% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 17:00 PM ET on June 2nd. Over the last seven days, Joincoin has traded down 4.4% against the U.S. dollar. One Joincoin coin can now be purchased for $0.0862 or 0.00001129 BTC on major exchanges. Joincoin has a market capitalization of $267,889.00 and approximately $123.00 worth of Joincoin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: First Busey Corporation(BUSE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of First Busey (NASDAQ:BUSE) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Saturday morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of First Busey Co. (NASDAQ:BUSE) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $33.22 and last traded at $32.70, with a volume of 1006 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $33.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp bought a new stake in shares of First Busey Co. (NASDAQ:BUSE) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 7,000 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $208,000.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: The Hackett Group Inc.(HCKT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $21.00.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PCRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PCRX) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PCRX) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a hold rating to a sell rating. According to Zacks, “Pacira’s top line mainly comprises contribution from its marketed product. The company is heavily dependent on Exparel for growth, which accounts for a significant chunk of its revenues. This is a concern for the company. Exparel also competes with well-established products for postsurgical pain management. However, the company is making efforts to expand Exparel's label. In April 2018, the FDA approved Pacira’s sNDA seeking expansion of the Exparel label to include administration via nerve block for prolonged regional analgesia.”

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX) has found itself in the middle of a great opportunity but not being able to make the last mile of the race. Unfortunately, pain management in a non-opioid treatment has become an elusive target. And it’s too bad when you consider how many people have become addicted to opioids in America.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Equus Total Return, Inc.(EQS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Melin]

    Taking that a step further, you can run searches on the Equity Screening (EQS) function using the new pay metrics or data on say-on-pay, which refers to shareholders’ right to vote on management remuneration. To see Russell 1000 companies with the lowest support on pay, for example, go to {EQS <GO>}. In the Add Criteria field, enter RIY and click on the Russell 1000 Index match. Next, enter Say on Pay, click on the Say on Pay Support Level item, and press <GO>. Click on the See Results | WATC button for a list of companies in the benchmark that you can sort by the percentage of shareholders supporting management on pay.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Greif Bros. Corporation(GEF.B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Greif, Inc. Class B (NYSE:GEF.B) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 5th, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 18th will be given a dividend of 0.63 per share by the industrial products company on Sunday, July 1st. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.18%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 15th.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Lannett Co Inc(LCI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    With luck, we’ll one day be able to add these stocks to our long list of homeruns. Over the past three years, my subscribers and I have seen gains like 181% on Lannett (NYSE: LCI), 135% on Westmoreland Coal (Nasdaq: WLB), and a striking 242% on Bitauto (NYSE: BITA). Each time, the Maximum Profit system has told us exactly when to buy and when to sell, while we just sit back and count the returns.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR) rose 19 percent to $7.20 in pre-market trading. Subsea 7 S.A. confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire McDermott.
    Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLAR) rose 18.5 percent to $8.00 in pre-market trading.
    Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) rose 9.3 percent to $34.09 in pre-market trading after falling 2.41 percent on Friday.
    Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) rose 8.4 percent to $18 in pre-market trading. Lannett named Maureen M. Cavanaugh as senior vice president and chief commercial operations officer.
    Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: NAP) rose 7.1 percent to $4.55 in pre-market trading after gaining 11.26 percent on Friday.
    Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CORT) rose 6.9 percent to $18.80 in pre-market trading after falling 3.19 percent on Friday.
    Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) rose 5.7 percent to $2.40 in pre-market trading after falling 10.98 percent on Friday.
    Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) shares rose 5.6 percent to $69.20 in pre-market trading. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren for $72 per share in cash
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares rose 5.2 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 5.1 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading after declining 19.35 percent on Friday.
    Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO) shares rose 5 percent to $20 in pre-market trading.
    Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) shares rose 5 percent to $68.41 in pre-market trading.
    Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) shares rose 4.9 percent to $19.78 in the pre-market trading session.

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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Stag Industrial, Inc.(STAG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its position in shares of STAG Indl Inc/SH SH (NYSE:STAG) by 35.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 29,048 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 7,604 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in STAG Indl Inc/SH SH were worth $695,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    With these basic requirements in mind, I just added two dividend stocks I think will fit this mold well in my retirement account: renewable power asset owner TerraForm Power (NASDAQ:TERP)and industrial real estate investment trust STAG Industrial (NYSE:STAG). Here’s why I think these stocks fit my mold for high-yield dividend stocks — and why you may want to consider them for your own portfolio.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    To be able to cut a check each month and maintain or raise the payout requires a company to have tenable confidence in its profit-making and cash-generating capabilities. It’s easier said than done, which is why while most companies pay dividends quarterly, and only around 40 publicly listed companies pay a dividend every month. Three such companies worth watching areSTAG Industrial (NYSE:STAG), Realty Income (NYSE:O),and Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA).

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Braskem (NYSE:BAK) rose 22% today after Brazil’s largest chemical manufacturer confirmed what investors had long suspected: Talks are under way for Dutch chemicals leader LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB) to acquire majority control of Braskem and gain a manufacturing footprint in South America. Rumors of such talks were first reported in October 2017, but both companies denied them.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    California Public Employees Retirement System reduced its position in LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) by 4.0% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 932,927 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 38,796 shares during the quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System’s holdings in LyondellBasell were worth $98,592,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    U.S. 10-year Treasury yields will move in a 3 percent to 3.5 percent range for the rest of the year as the Federal Reserve continues raising interest rates, said Robert Mead, co-head of Asia-Pacific at Pacific Investment Management Co: Link $

    ECONOMIC DATA
    US MBA mortgage applications w.e. 11 May -2.7% vs -0.4% prior
    US Housing Starts (MoM) for Apr -3.70% vs -0.70% Est; Prior 1.90%. US Building Permits (MoM) for Apr -1.80% vs -2.30% Est; Prior 4.40%
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    Data on industrial production for April will be released at 9:15 a.m. ET.
    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S.is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will speak at 6:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Jefferies upgraded Lyondell Basell (NYSE: LYB) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) from Negative to Neutral
    Jefferies downgraded 3M (NYSE: MMM) from Buy to Hold
    KeyBanc downgraded Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS) from Overweight to Sector Weight

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) had its target price upped by Wells Fargo & Co from $125.00 to $130.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has an outperform rating on the specialty chemicals company’s stock.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

April 24, 2018: Markets opened higher again Tuesday but soon sank to losses and just kept falling throughout the trading session. The yield on 10-year Treasury bonds finally topped 3% early this morning and combined with lackluster earnings and cautious guidance from some blue chippers, stocks never had a chance to fly higher. Home prices rose sharply again and sales of new homes also posted a solid gain.

WTI crude oil for June delivery settled at $67.70 a barrel, down 1.4% for the day. June gold added about 0.7% on the day to settle at $1,333.00. Equities were headed for a lower close about 10 minutes before the bell as the Dow traded down 2.03% for the day, the S&P 500 traded down 1.66%, and the Nasdaq Composite traded down 2.04%.

Bitcoin futures (XBTK8) for May delivery traded at $9,410, up about 6% on the CBOE after opening at $8,970 this morning. The digital currency’s trading range for the day was $8,940 to $9,450.

The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) which traded down 6.99% at $200.78. The stock’s 52-week range is $192.36 to $259.77. Volume was about four times the daily average of around 2.7 million shares. The company reported so-so results this morning and lowered earnings guidance.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: NRG Energy Inc.(NRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) was started with a Buy rating andassigned a $37 price objective (versus a $33.15 close) at Merrill Lynch.

    Oasis Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OAS) was reiterated as Overweight and the target price was raised to $17 from $13 at Morgan Stanley.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) and NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Jefferies Group upgraded shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The firm currently has $121.95 price target on the specialty chemicals company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $78.01.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $109.07.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    U.S. 10-year Treasury yields will move in a 3 percent to 3.5 percent range for the rest of the year as the Federal Reserve continues raising interest rates, said Robert Mead, co-head of Asia-Pacific at Pacific Investment Management Co: Link $

    ECONOMIC DATA
    US MBA mortgage applications w.e. 11 May -2.7% vs -0.4% prior
    US Housing Starts (MoM) for Apr -3.70% vs -0.70% Est; Prior 1.90%. US Building Permits (MoM) for Apr -1.80% vs -2.30% Est; Prior 4.40%
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic is set to speak at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    Data on industrial production for April will be released at 9:15 a.m. ET.
    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S.is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard will speak at 6:30 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Jefferies upgraded Lyondell Basell (NYSE: LYB) from Hold to Buy
    Susquehanna upgraded AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) from Negative to Neutral
    Jefferies downgraded 3M (NYSE: MMM) from Buy to Hold
    KeyBanc downgraded Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS) from Overweight to Sector Weight

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Corning Incorporated(GLW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Let’s take a closer look at Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW), Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA), and Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) so I can explain why I personally own all three and why, if you’re also in your 40s, you might want to consider them for your own portfolio.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Steve Symington]

    We asked a handful of your fellow investors here at The Motley Fool to come up with a few examples of this. Read on to see why dividend investors should look intoCisco Systems(NASDAQ:CSCO),International Business Machines(NYSE:IBM), and Corning(NYSE:GLW) right now.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media headlines about Corning (NYSE:GLW) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Corning earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 46.8078554040753 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Corning Incorporated(NYSE:GLW)released solid first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday morning. The glass technologist met or exceeded expectations in each of its five business segments, and it clarified its growth targets both for the coming year and longer term.

good stock investments

Snap‘s shares declined by close to 5% in Thursday’s trading, touching their IPO price of $17, amid investor concerns about the fierce competition that the company faces from social media behemoth Facebook. Facebook has been relentlessly copying Snap features, ranging from its signature Stories, Lenses and ephemeral messaging to more niche tools such as 3D stickers and Scissors. There doesn’t seem to be much that Snap can do to stop Facebook, as these features may not be entitled to patent protection (although the underlying technologies could be). Facebook, with its vastly larger financial resources and user base – around $3.8 billion in quarterly free cash flow and 2 billion plus users across its properties, versus 166 million DAUs on Snap – is essentially beating Snap at its own game, using the company as an innovation lab of sorts to pick out its next big feature. Moreover, Facebook appears to be emulating Snap at an increasing pace. While the company took close to three years after Snap launched Stories to roll out the Stories feature on Instagram, it has copied some of Snap’s latest innovations in a matter of a few months. That said, Snap does have a couple of things going in its favor, which we discuss below.

good stock investments: Apollo Global Management, LLC(APO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap for-profit education stock Apollo Education Group Inc (NASDAQ: APOL) is scheduled for after the market closes on Monday (January 9th). Last February, Apollo Education Groupannounced a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium of investors including The Vistria Group, LLC, funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO), and Najafi Companies for $9.50 per share in cash for both Class A and B shares. However, the for-profit education sector along with certain aspects of the Apollo deal have been targeted by the Obama administration and it remains to be seen how the Trump administration will treat the sector and the deal.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) had a huge hedge fund once again acquiring shares last week. Tiger Global Management bought 202,100 shares of the private equity giant at prices that ranged from $26.75 to $27.01. The total for the purchase was reported at 5.5 million. The stock close last Friday at $26.10, and the 52-week range for the shares is $14.25 to $27.78. The consensus price target is $30.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Reuters reported last week that the company is considering selling its 2,500 service stations in Italy for a tidy 500 million (about $538 million). The rumored buyer is private equity giant Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO), also rumored to be interested in buying 2,600 Italian service stations from a joint venture between Italy’s Eni SpA (NYSE: E) and Total SA (NYSE: TOT).

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Private equity giant Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) had a huge hedge fund buying shares last week. Tiger Global Management picked up361,800 shares at prices that ranged from $23.65 to $24.57 apiece. The total for the purchase was reported at $9 million. The stock closed onFriday at $25.30. The 52-week range is $14.25 to $25.80, and the consensus price target is $25.81.

good stock investments: LyondellBasell Industries NV(LYB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chad Tracy]

    TransCanada is not the only company that stands to profit from the possible Keystone XL approval. Refiners such as Valero and LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB), as well as construction companies Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) and Quanta Services (NYSE: PWR) all stand to gain if Keystone XL gets the green light.

  • [By Chad Tracy]

    In a classic contrarian move, he purchased more shares of troubled plastics-maker LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB), even as the company was sliding toward bankruptcy.

good stock investments: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

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

good stock investments: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matt Egan]

    Before Tuesday, Big Oil’s credit ratings had been left largely intact by S&P. But with oil sinking back to $30 a barrel, the ratings firm took action by downgrading Chevron (CVX), EOG Resources (EOG), Apache (APA), Devon Energy (DVN), Hess (HES), Marathon Oil (MRO), Murphy Oil (MUR), Continental Resources (CLR) and Southwestern Energy (SWN).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Oil stocks responded immediately to Opec–Murphy Oil (MUR) was our Hot Stock on Wednesday when the deal was reached, while Transocean (RIG) was our Hot Stock on Monday even before an announcement was made–Southwestern is only now catching a bid, a bid that pushed its market capitalization up to $6.5 billion.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Today, it was all about oil afterOPEC “reached an understanding” on capping oil production. And that made Murphy Oil (MUR) the hottest stock in the S&P 500.

  • [By Joshua Bondy]

    Murphy Oil (NYSE: MUR  ) has already spun off its US retail operations into Murphy Oil USAandis exploring the possibility of spinning off its U.K. refining operations. Divesting its refineries will help direct excess cash to developing new fields.

  • [By David Tristan Liu]

    Murphy USA (MUSA) first caught my attention after Southeastern Asset Management acquired a massive stake ($668mm) in its former parent company Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR) in Q1 2013. One thing about Murphy Oil Corporation I noticed after an initial glance through their 10-K and annual report was its ownership of a valuable fuel and convenience retailer segment with high ROIC, valuable real estate, low CAPEX requirements, and relatively decent growth prospects that was under-followed and whose underlying value was concealed by the parent company’s core production and exploration business.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

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

good stock investments: Baker Hughes Incorporated(BHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Wu]

    GE recently doubled down on its oil and gas business after merging it with Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI) and took a majority 62.5% stake in the merged entity. The merged entity is now the second-largest oil services business and will help GE take full advantage of increased oil and gas production under the new administration.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Following a series of M&A announcements in the oilfield-services sector since the onset of the oil market downturn, French oil-field service company Technip and U.S. oilfield equipment company FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) hooked up in an all-stock deal valuing the combined company at $13 billion. Shareholders of each company will own 50% of the combined entity, to be named TechnipFMC, which implies a roughly $6.5 billion acquisition valuation for each entity. The transaction, which should close early next year, will “combine Technip’s innovative systems and solutions, state-of-the-art assets, engineering strengths, and project management capabilities with FMC Technologies’ leading technology, manufacturing, and service capabilities.” Further, it should save $400 million in annual costs by 2019. Moreover, it will enable the combined company to compete better against larger oil-field service rivals Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), and Schlumberger (NYSE:SL B), which have all gained strength during the downturn either through M&A activities or cost savings initiatives.

  • [By William Patalon III]

    Since the moment it was announced, we’ve been highly bullish on the complicated-but-intriguing deal that would combine the oilfield services unit of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and all of sector rival Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI).

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Among the year-end numbers, there isn’t that much that pops out as extraordinary. Halliburton ended 2016 with a $6.69 per-share loss. Much of that loss, though, was the $7.4 billion in charges related to asset impairments, goodwill writedowns, and the $4.06 billion it had to charge for the termination of the merger with Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI). So when looking at the company’s year-end results, do keep in mind that those are heavily skewed by one-time items that probably won’t have much of a material impact on the business in the coming year. Looking at operational income, we see that international markets held up rather well throughout the year, while the North American market suffered.

good stock investments: Broadcom Corporation(BRCM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Susquehanna reported on Tuesday that it has raised its rating on Broadcom Corporation (BRCM).

    The firm has upgraded BRCM from “Neutral” to “Positive,” and has lifted the company’s price target from $33 to $35. This price target suggests a 23% upside from the stock’s current price of $26.91.

    Analyst Chris Caso commented: “Our downgrade of BRCM in May was predicated on already high Street expectations on handsets and no notable improvement in networking to drive upside. We think expectations and the stock price have now been sufficiently reset ahead of what we expect to be catalysts in 2014 including the iPhone 6 product cycle, potential improvement in networking and the impact from the recent Renesas acquisition. In addition, after several years of overspending on their handset initiatives, we think we are now closer to the point where the company either captures a return on that investment or is forced to moderate spending either of which benefit profitability. We see the upcoming December analyst meeting as a potential intermediate catalyst.”

    Broadcom shares were up 38 cents, or 1.41%, during pre-market trading Tuesday. The stock is down 19% YTD.