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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019

Virtually all companies talk about innovation. Only a few, like Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), back up their claims with substantive results. But lately, TSLA hasn’t looked like the cocksure organization for which they’re renowned. With shares dropping more than 5.5% on Thursday, investors openly wonder: should I buy Tesla stock? Or is going short Tesla the safest action?

Throughout my time covering TSLA, I’ve generally maintained a positive outlook. Thus, I’m not one to short Tesla. Sure, the stock has a reputation for being wild, even compared to other technology firms. Plus, CEO Elon Musk doesn’t do things the conventional way. The man launched his Tesla Roadster into space. And not just any roadster but his personal ride.

But the company’s (and the founder’s) quirks are what endeared me to TSLA stock. In the ultra-competitive automobile market, you need whatever distinctions you can get. At least, that was what proved successful in the past. But recently, many investors consider TSLA’s “my way or the highway” attitude a liability. Thus, the cries to short Tesla.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Orion Marine Group Inc(ORN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) and Orion Group (NYSE:ORN) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Landec Corporation(LNDC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landec (NASDAQ: LNDC) and Seneca Foods Corp Class A (NASDAQ:SENEA) are both small-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Merchants Corporation(FRME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Merchants Co. (NASDAQ:FRME) insider Stephan Fluhler sold 1,047 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.00, for a total value of $50,256.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ: SASR) and First Merchants (NASDAQ:FRME) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Meeder Asset Management Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of First Merchants Co. (NASDAQ:FRME) by 26.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 4,664 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,677 shares during the quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in First Merchants were worth $195,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.(FCAU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) reported Tuesday that May sales increased by 11% year over year to 214,294 vehicles, compared with May 2017 sales of 193,040. The Jeep brand posted a year-over-year sales increase of 29%, as sales of the new Wrangler rose 26% to more than 25,000 units and Compass sales soared 223% to 17,327 units.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wednesday was a turbulent day for the stock market, with major benchmarks staying close to the unchanged mark after two extremely strong days earlier in the week. Market news was dominated by the release of President Trump’s tax reform plan, which includes a substantial reduction in corporate tax rates along with simplification of the personal income tax system. Yet despite the massive impact that a broad change to taxes could bring, what drove the biggest gains among individual stocks was company-specific news, and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU), and Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

  • [By Daniel Miller]

    Bad news for investors: Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) said production of its bread-and-butter F-150 and Super Duty pickups will be halted due to a fire at a supplier. Ford investors aren’t alone in this pain as General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) also said some production would be disrupted. Not only do investors have to deal with plateauing sales in the North American market, but developments such as this or perhaps an unforeseen recall deter investors from owning automakers. But just how much could this cost Ford?

Top 5 Safest Stocks To Watch For 2019: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Friday was a poor day on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones Industrials fell 200 points and other major benchmarks lost about 1%. Rising bond yields were a major source of consternation among those following the financial markets, with the 10-year Treasury hitting 2.95% and helping to send mortgage rates sharply higher. Even though earnings season has gone fairly well for many companies, some investors are also starting to realize that political issues are likely to cloud the outlook for the U.S. economy in the coming months, creating more uncertainty that could stymie further market gains. Some bad news affecting individual companies also added to the negative mood. Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE:SWK), ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN), and Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership lifted its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) by 10.4% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 23,409 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,204 shares during the period. Kiwi Wealth Investments Limited Partnership’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $2,694,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lowered its stake in shares of ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 7,463 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 1,109 shares during the quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in ManpowerGroup were worth $859,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    2. Staffing firms could do well as employees look to other options if their employers won’t raise rates along with the trend. Firms like Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) would also benefit from higher wages through the fees the companies collect when they place an employee contract.

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good stocks to invest: Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation(RL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) just became the latest company to fall victim to the “Retail Ice Age.”

    The 50-year-old American icon announced it shuttered its flagship store at Fifth Avenue and 55th Street in New York City on Tuesday (April 4). It will also close 50 other retail locations by the end of the fiscal year.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Hanesbrands was just one of many retail companies that got shellacked this week. Under Armour (UAA) tumbled 29% after missing earnings forecasts and cutting its guidance, while Deckers Outdoor (DECK) plunged 21% after its earnings missed the Street consensus, and Ralph Lauren (RL) plummeted 13% after its CEO stepped down.

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Amazon has been a growing pain in the neck for low-price retailers like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for some time, but even high-end specialty stores like Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL) have struggled now that Amazon has crept into their sector.

  • [By Johanna Bennett]

    Times are tough for Ralph Lauren (RL). Profit and sales are fallingat theiconic clothingcompany, and investors who bet on a turnaround havelost their shirts on the stock. Adding to its troubles,CEO StefanLarsson is departingfollowing a creative clash with the companys namesake and founder.

    Pessimism, meanwhile, appears to be on the rise.

    According to a report by the financial analytics company S3 Partners, short interest in Ralph Lauren has risen since the start of the year, hitting historical levels. And while that short position is expected to keep expanding, bearish sentiments could turn on a dime.

    Ihor Dusaniwsky at S3 Partners writes:

    RL short interest levels, already at historical highs today, should continue to grow if the recent trend continues, but having made almost 23% in 2016 and 14% in 2017, short sellers may be quick to cover their positions and lock in profits if RLs stock price turns against them.

    Short interest in Ralph Lauren fell in 2016 as the stock price fella nd shorts covered positions, netting a return of 22.6%. So far this year, however, the short position as increased $226 million, or 38% to $815 million as of this morning, according to the S3 report.

    Its a profitable day for those short sellers. Todays 11% decline Ralph Laurens stock price on an $815 million short position has added $90 million to the short sellers collective bottom line.

    Ralph Lauren is down 11.5% in recent market actions to $77.26 a after earlier falling as low as $76.86 a share. Thats the lowest price for the stock since 2010.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The sidewalks outside stores like Armani, Dolce & Gabanna, Ralph Lauren (RL) , Gap (GPS) , Prada, Abercrombie & Fitch (AF) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Harry Winston are now lined with metal barricades. The strip commands some of the highest retail rents in the world, with the average annual rent being $3500 per square foot.

good stocks to invest: Codexis, Inc.(CDXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested taking a long/bullish position in small cap biocatalysts developer Codexis, Inc (NASDAQ: CDXS):

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    While companies with lower-priced shares are often riskier than those with higher prices, some companies trading under $5 per share have intriguing potential. Investors searching for overlooked growth opportunities should consider industrial biotech BioAmber (NYSE:BIOA), pharmaceutical services company Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS), and one-trick-pony biopharma Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX).

good stocks to invest: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

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.
  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    Look out ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN). And Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI)? You may want to look over your shoulder as well. A young-and-hungry staffing solutions competitor named Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF) is coming on strong, and just proved it again today. Some of its preliminary fiscal Q2 numbers were reported today, and they extend what’s become a long-term growth streak.

    The definition of a roll-up isn’t a hard and fast one, though even the broad brush strokes paint a pretty clear picture. Investopedia defines a roll-up (also known as a “roll up” or a “rollup”) a merger that occurs when investors (often private equity firms) buy up companies in the same market and merge them together. Roll-ups combine multiple small companies into something bigger and better to be able to enjoy economies of scale. Private equity firms use roll-ups to rationalize competition in crowded and/or fragmented markets and to combine companies with complementary capabilities into a full-service business.

    It’s also the kind of strategy Staffing 360 Solutions is executing, with great success. For the fiscal quarter ending in November, Staffing 360 Solutions has pre-reported revenue of $47 million, and a gross profit of $8.1 million. Those figures are up 14% and 8%, respectively, year-over-year.

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    Staffing agencies like Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) and ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) may want to look over their shoulder. Though both are bigger and more established, their size and the waning need for physical, human workers in an increasingly-digital and roboticized world ultimately works against both organizations. That paradigm shift doesn’t matter much to a young, up-coming-staffing agency called Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF) though. Indeed, the trend of computer-based everything leaves Staffing 360 Solutions in the proverbial cat-bird’s seat. Its fiscal Q2 numbers verify the company is in the right place at the right time.

    Those numbers? Revenue of $47.1 million was up 14%, and gross profits of $8.1 million were higher by 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. Moreover, the net loss of $1.5 million was a marked improvement on the year-ago loss of $3.5 million, and the EBITDA of $1.4 million was about the same. Operating expenses fell from 22% of revenue a year earlier to only 17% last quarter, with more such progress on the way.

    Perhaps most important, Staffing 360 Solutions saw organic growth of 7%, meaning the top line bumped up by that much not because of acquisitions, but because it’s existing divisions expanded their client base and billings by 7%.

    And last quarter’s progress has been the norm for several quarters now.

    While STAF is proving outpacing the growth from bigger names like ManpowerGroup and Robert Half International, it can’t come as a complete surprise. Staffing 360 Solutions is focused on the IT sliver of the staffing industry, connecting companies with the technology-skilled programmers, cybersecurity specialists, and computer networking personnel modern organizations increasingly need.

    There are several data nuggets that point in the same direction, but perhaps none as telling as a recent conclusion from technology research outfit IDC speaks volumes. IDC believes that by the

good stocks to invest: NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP(NGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) were down around 24 percent to $16.40. NGL Energy Partners declared a quarterly distribution of $0.39 per unit and revised its fiscal year 2017 and fiscal year 2018 outlook.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) and Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY).

good stocks to invest: Chimerix, Inc.(CMRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    The lead product candidate from Chimerix (CMRX) is brincidofovir (CMX001), a nucleotide analog.

    The drug is in Phase III clinical trials for the prevention of cytomegalovirus (CMV) in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients and in kidney transplant recipients, as well as to treat adenovirus infection in allogeneic HCT patients.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2017

Popular stock Twitter bounced into resistance this morning on possible acquisition rumors.

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From then price did trade lower to retest the prior low ahead of today’s “Twitter caught a break from a rumor” event.

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Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2017: Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.(WASH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2017: Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.(ALSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    With a neutral sector rating, we are working on evaluating risks to negative calls, and identifying potential value opportunities. Last week we noted more work might be worthwhile on Wabco Holdings (WBC), Terex, Manitowoc (MTW), and Caterpillar, two of those names have rallied for other reasons but the attractive price made the upside/downside skew up. We remain positive (OW) on Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN) & United Rentals. Our and consensus 2017Allison Transmission Holdings estimates have fallen by 2% vs. ~15% for the group, while the shares are down 10% since launch. We continue to see United Rentals as the best value in our group…

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2017: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    It’s not a secret that temporary staffing jobs have been the source for most job growth coming out of the 2008 recession. Employers are fearful of making permanent hires, and this has been a real boon for staffing agencies like ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) and Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI).

    There’s a nuance within this growth trend, however, that doesn’t exactly play into the hands of Robert Half International and ManpowerGroup. The bulk of the growth in the temporary staffing arena has been driven by, and will continue to be driven by in the foreseeable future, the burgeoning need for IT staffing, and cybersecurity staffing in particular. This nuance actually plays into the hand of a little-known but fast-growing staffing name Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:STAF).

    The specifics: In August, TechServe Alliance – an association of IT and engineering staffing companies – reported that the number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.2% in July from June to more than 5.1 million. In hard-numbers terms, that’s growth of only about 10,000 positions.

    The rest of the (amazing) story: Year-over-year basis, IT employment was up 3.5%, with the addition of 173,900 IT workers between then and now.

    It’s the kind of growth that has most other industries, and most workers in those industries, salivating. While those other outfits are swimming on jealousy, Staffing 360 Solutions is working to gain market share.

    The definition of a roll-up isn’t a hard and fast one, though even the broad brush strokes paint a pretty clear picture. Investopedia defines a roll-up (also known as a “roll up” or a “rollup”) a merger that occurs when investors (often private equity firms) buy up companies in the same market and merge them together. Roll-ups combine multiple small companies into something bigger and better to be able to enjoy economies of scale. Private equity firms use roll-ups to rationalize competition in crowded and/or fragm

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Look out ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN). And Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI)… you may want to look over your shoulder as well. There’s a new player in town, and this small company is getting real big, real fast, and could be about to take a noticeable bite out of a certain segment of your business.

    That up-and-comer is Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF). It’s only an $11 million company now, whereas Robert Half International is a $4.8 billion outfit and ManpowerGroup sports a market cap of $4.6 billion. Investing is a relative opportunity though, and for current and would-be STAF shareholders, they’re holding a much bigger growth opportunity than owners of RHI and MAN are. Today’s press release confirms it.

    Staffing 360 Solutions is fast-growing staffing firm. Its focal point is IT staffing. This small company is smartly and cost-effectively acquiring its way into a size and scale by converting a fragmented and less-effective (and less profitable) group of similar staffing agencies into a cohesive, more profitable singular unit.

    And it’s paying off – the proof has been in the rising revenue tally over the course of the past couple of years… a rise that’s been outpaced by the broad improvement of EBITDA and income (which is the point of a scale-up).

    The acquisitions, however, have made it difficult to determine if Staffing 360 Solutions was only capable of growth via the purchase of other staffing agencies. Though STAF is doing deals cost-effectively and cost-efficiently, at some point it will have to prove it can grow the top line — and therefore the bottom line — on its own, or organically. The preliminary first quarter revenue number released this morning verifies that Staffing 360 Solutions can indeed grow on its own. See, on a sequential basis, the top line grew from Q4’s $44 million to $47 million in Q1, which ended in August. The last acquisition Staffing 360 Solutions made, however, was completed in N

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2017: South Jersey Industries Inc.(SJI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    South Jersey Industries Inc (NYSE: SJI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.80 per share on revenue of $402.65 million.

    Crossamerica Partners LP (NYSE: CAPL) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $479.03 million.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Buy For 2017: Mastercard Incorporated(MA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) is said to have made an approach to the Board of Directors of Vocalink, according to sources as reported by Sky News on Friday. A deal for the salary and benefits processor could be worth more than 拢1 billion, the sources said. Mastercard shares slipped 0.07 percent to close at $97.47 on Friday.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Visas not alone when it comes to being a dividend miser. Rival MasterCard Inc (MA) is every bit as bad.

    MasterCards dividend payout ratio is an extremely low 21%, and its dividend yield is a pitiful 0.8%. I suppose that might be competitive with a savings account these days. But its less than half the dividend yield of the S&P 500, and theres just no excuse for that.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    USA GDP (QoQ) for Q3 2.90% vs 2.50% consensus estimate. The prior reading was 1.40%.

    The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for October will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Baker Hughes North American rig count for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET. BZ News Desk Focus ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) Reports Q3 EPS $0.63 vs $0.58 Est., Sales $58.68B vs $61B Est. Mastercard (NYSE: MA) Reports Q3 EPS $1.08 vs $0.98 Est., Sales $2.9B vs $2.75B Est. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Reports Q3 GAAP EPS $0.52 vs. Est. $0.78 May Not Compare, Rev. $32.7B vs. Est. $32.69B Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) Reports Q3 Adj. EPS $1.49 May Not Compare to $0.88 Est., Sales $2.74B vs $2.71B Est. Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Reports Q3 EPS $9.06 vs. Est. $8.64, Rev. $22.45B vs. Est. $22.05B Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) Reports Q3 Adj. EPS $1.05 vs $0.88 Est. Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD) Reports Q3 EPS $0.83 vs $1.08 Est; Revenue $11.109B vs $11.50B Est Hershey (NYSE: HSY) Reports Q3 Adj. EPS $1.29 vs $1.19 Est., Sales $2B vs $2B Est. Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) Reports Q3 non-GAAP EPS $3.02 vs $2.79 Est, Rev $5.8B vs $5.73B Est Xerox (NYSE: XRX) Reports Q3 Adj. EPS $0.27, Inline, Sales $4.2B vs $4.31B Est. Sell-Side Themes

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

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    U.S. stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade, ahead of earnings from Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA), Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM). Data on Gross Domestic Product and the employment cost index for the third quarter for the third quarter will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for October will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.

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Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money TV Program, Friday, September 9.

The decline in averages on Friday was prompted by the Fed’s stance on the rate hike. “I want you to be prepared ahead of the Fed’s move. That means taking evasive action, because the reward isn’t worth the risk, at least at these elevated prices. I say another, better time will come and you want some cash ready to take advantage of it,” said Cramer.

If the Fed decides to hold the rate hikes, there may be a 2-3% rally which the investors will miss but it’s worth it in Cramer’s opinion. There will be more opportunities ahead to buy stocks at lower prices and hence investors should be ready with cash.

“Being prepared means selling or trimming not just stocks you’re indifferent to, but even the stocks you like, betting that you can buy them back at a lower level,” he added. Many also think that Brexit volatility is behind us but that is far from the truth. W ith that, he discussed his game plan for the week.

good stocks to invest in now: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Look out ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN). And Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI)… you may want to look over your shoulder as well. There’s a new player in town, and this small company is getting real big, real fast, and could be about to take a noticeable bite out of a certain segment of your business.

    That up-and-comer is Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF). It’s only an $11 million company now, whereas Robert Half International is a $4.8 billion outfit and ManpowerGroup sports a market cap of $4.6 billion. Investing is a relative opportunity though, and for current and would-be STAF shareholders, they’re holding a much bigger growth opportunity than owners of RHI and MAN are. Today’s press release confirms it.

    Staffing 360 Solutions is fast-growing staffing firm. Its focal point is IT staffing. This small company is smartly and cost-effectively acquiring its way into a size and scale by converting a fragmented and less-effective (and less profitable) group of similar staffing agencies into a cohesive, more profitable singular unit.

    And it’s paying off – the proof has been in the rising revenue tally over the course of the past couple of years… a rise that’s been outpaced by the broad improvement of EBITDA and income (which is the point of a scale-up).

    The acquisitions, however, have made it difficult to determine if Staffing 360 Solutions was only capable of growth via the purchase of other staffing agencies. Though STAF is doing deals cost-effectively and cost-efficiently, at some point it will have to prove it can grow the top line — and therefore the bottom line — on its own, or organically. The preliminary first quarter revenue number released this morning verifies that Staffing 360 Solutions can indeed grow on its own. See, on a sequential basis, the top line grew from Q4’s $44 million to $47 million in Q1, which ended in August. The last acquisition Staffing 360 Solutions made, however, was completed in N

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    It’s not a secret that temporary staffing jobs have been the source for most job growth coming out of the 2008 recession. Employers are fearful of making permanent hires, and this has been a real boon for staffing agencies like ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) and Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI).

    There’s a nuance within this growth trend, however, that doesn’t exactly play into the hands of Robert Half International and ManpowerGroup. The bulk of the growth in the temporary staffing arena has been driven by, and will continue to be driven by in the foreseeable future, the burgeoning need for IT staffing, and cybersecurity staffing in particular. This nuance actually plays into the hand of a little-known but fast-growing staffing name Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:STAF).

    The specifics: In August, TechServe Alliance – an association of IT and engineering staffing companies – reported that the number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.2% in July from June to more than 5.1 million. In hard-numbers terms, that’s growth of only about 10,000 positions.

    The rest of the (amazing) story: Year-over-year basis, IT employment was up 3.5%, with the addition of 173,900 IT workers between then and now.

    It’s the kind of growth that has most other industries, and most workers in those industries, salivating. While those other outfits are swimming on jealousy, Staffing 360 Solutions is working to gain market share.

    The definition of a roll-up isn’t a hard and fast one, though even the broad brush strokes paint a pretty clear picture. Investopedia defines a roll-up (also known as a “roll up” or a “rollup”) a merger that occurs when investors (often private equity firms) buy up companies in the same market and merge them together. Roll-ups combine multiple small companies into something bigger and better to be able to enjoy economies of scale. Private equity firms use roll-ups to rationalize competition in crowded and/or fragm

good stocks to invest in now: TRC Companies Inc.(TRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $7.53. TRC posted Q4 earnings of $0.20 per share on revenue of $132.3 million.

good stocks to invest in now: Netflix, Inc.(NFLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Burke Speaker, Investorplace Writer To know how popular a TV show is, look no further than th]

    Gearing up for a launch event in the Netherlands,Netflix (NFLX) Vice President of Content Acquisition Kelly Merryman explained how illegal downloading sites factor in to the decision-making process.

  • [By Virendra Singh Chauhan]

    The so called ‘bond king’ Jeffrey Gundlach of Doubleline Capital fame, has sounded a warning against investing in the FANG group of stocks, which include Facebook Inc. (NSDQ:FB), Amazon.com (NSDQ:AMZN), Netflix Inc. (NSDQ:NFLX) and Alphabet Inc. (NSDQ:GOOGL). The Doubleline CEO, in an appearance on CNBC’s Fast Money Halftime Report last Friday, stated: ‘I think the FANGs are a bubblefrankly. I think they are all based upon the past which changed on Tuesday (US Presidential Election day)’. The FANG group of stocks have lost 2.75% on average (equal weights) since the results of the election were announced, a stark contrast from the 9.7% average gains posted in the YTD up to Nov 8. FB stock had led the pack with gains of 18.7% in the year uptothe election and has now lost 3.6% in the trading sessions following the election. Should FB investors heed the warning and exit the stock?(See also: Has The Trump Victory Created A Buying Opportunity In FB Stock?)

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Originally published Nov. 17 at 3:41 p.m. EDT

    The consideration of the contrary has been a theme all week. And here in ” Don’t Run With the Crowd: Embrace the Contrary.”   Miami madness (of a real estate kind)   Mark Grant is scared by our currency’s strength.   Danielle on scenarios.   Boockvar to subscriber Bad Golfer!   JC Penney ( JCP) short puts–a 100% win. (Shorting options frequently ends differently!)   Just say no to closed-end muni-bond funds.   DRYS is all wet.   Could iPhone manufacturing be coming back home?   On inflation breakevens–a picture that speaks volumes.   The market moved higher from the “get go”–in large measure it seems to be a response to the better economic data this morning.   At 3 p.m. stocks were near the day’s highs.   I shorted The Cisco Kid last night. Sticking with this short rental. I added to my ProShares UltraShort S&P500 ETF ( SDS) long (growing ever larger). My net short exposure–is now between small and medium-sized at the close. The US. dollar, as discussed above, continued to rip higher against the euro. I am concerned. Mark Grant is concerned. The market is not concerned. The price of crude oil (down $0.20) settled lower after yesterday’s robust gains. Gold fell $9 as it continues to break down–closing in on $1,200. Ag commodities: wheat up $0.07, corn up $0.04, soybeans up $0.05 and oats up $0.02. Lumber up $7 following the big housing number this morning. Bonds schmeissed . .. iShares Barclays 2

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In his “No-Huddle Offense” segment, Cramer said there was no blaming the macro picture during the conference call of Salesforce.com (CRM) , nor Nvidia (NDVA) or Netflix (NFLX) , or even Children’s Place.

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    6. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) – With the event of Brexit, and CEO Reed Hastings selling 113,708 shares, the stock was bearish this week. On Tuesday, NFL owner Michael Bidwell created some chatter when he said he expects streaming services like Netflix to one day outbid traditional broadcasters. 

good stocks to invest in now: Arrow Electronics, Inc.(ARW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Mathews]

    Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) is one of the world’s largest distributors of electric components and computer products. During 2015, ARW struggled primarily due to unfavorable currency fluctuations. However, the company has been seasonal toward the end of the year, especially in Europe, and is expected to carry that positive momentum into the New Year. Arrow has packaged its core products and value-added services into a comprehensive solution that lowers the cost base over a product’s lifetime, yet adds higher client engagement. With a diversified product line and successful current strategy, Arrow is well positioned to grow to a target price of $65.

good stocks to invest in now: Allied Healthcare Products Inc.(AHPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shortingsmall cap respiratory equipmentstockAllied Healthcare Products Inc (NASDAQ: AHPI):

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stock best: QLT Inc.(QLTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, healthcare shares gained by 0.61 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND), and QLT Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: QLTI).

stock best: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    It’s not a secret that temporary staffing jobs have been the source for most job growth coming out of the 2008 recession. Employers are fearful of making permanent hires, and this has been a real boon for staffing agencies like ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) and Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI).

    There’s a nuance within this growth trend, however, that doesn’t exactly play into the hands of Robert Half International and ManpowerGroup. The bulk of the growth in the temporary staffing arena has been driven by, and will continue to be driven by in the foreseeable future, the burgeoning need for IT staffing, and cybersecurity staffing in particular. This nuance actually plays into the hand of a little-known but fast-growing staffing name Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:STAF).

    The specifics: In August, TechServe Alliance – an association of IT and engineering staffing companies – reported that the number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.2% in July from June to more than 5.1 million. In hard-numbers terms, that’s growth of only about 10,000 positions.

    The rest of the (amazing) story: Year-over-year basis, IT employment was up 3.5%, with the addition of 173,900 IT workers between then and now.

    It’s the kind of growth that has most other industries, and most workers in those industries, salivating. While those other outfits are swimming on jealousy, Staffing 360 Solutions is working to gain market share.

    The definition of a roll-up isn’t a hard and fast one, though even the broad brush strokes paint a pretty clear picture. Investopedia defines a roll-up (also known as a “roll up” or a “rollup”) a merger that occurs when investors (often private equity firms) buy up companies in the same market and merge them together. Roll-ups combine multiple small companies into something bigger and better to be able to enjoy economies of scale. Private equity firms use roll-ups to rationalize competition in crowded and/or fragm

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Look out ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN). And Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI)… you may want to look over your shoulder as well. There’s a new player in town, and this small company is getting real big, real fast, and could be about to take a noticeable bite out of a certain segment of your business.

    That up-and-comer is Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF). It’s only an $11 million company now, whereas Robert Half International is a $4.8 billion outfit and ManpowerGroup sports a market cap of $4.6 billion. Investing is a relative opportunity though, and for current and would-be STAF shareholders, they’re holding a much bigger growth opportunity than owners of RHI and MAN are. Today’s press release confirms it.

    Staffing 360 Solutions is fast-growing staffing firm. Its focal point is IT staffing. This small company is smartly and cost-effectively acquiring its way into a size and scale by converting a fragmented and less-effective (and less profitable) group of similar staffing agencies into a cohesive, more profitable singular unit.

    And it’s paying off – the proof has been in the rising revenue tally over the course of the past couple of years… a rise that’s been outpaced by the broad improvement of EBITDA and income (which is the point of a scale-up).

    The acquisitions, however, have made it difficult to determine if Staffing 360 Solutions was only capable of growth via the purchase of other staffing agencies. Though STAF is doing deals cost-effectively and cost-efficiently, at some point it will have to prove it can grow the top line — and therefore the bottom line — on its own, or organically. The preliminary first quarter revenue number released this morning verifies that Staffing 360 Solutions can indeed grow on its own. See, on a sequential basis, the top line grew from Q4’s $44 million to $47 million in Q1, which ended in August. The last acquisition Staffing 360 Solutions made, however, was completed in N

stock best: Taylor & Martin Group Inc (TMG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC’s earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC increased its bottom line by earning $4.70 versus $3.49 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($7.39 versus $4.70).

     

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Life Sciences Tools & Services industry average. The net income increased by 0.9% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $471.60 million to $476.10 million.

     

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A+. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. 

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    Net operating cash flow has increased to $743.90 million or 10.04% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC has also modestly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 0.44%.

     

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The stock has risen over the past year as investors have generally rewarded the company for its earnings growth and other positive factors like the ones we have cited in this report. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.

     

stock best: Inogen, Inc(INGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    I put these rules in action for you in March 2015 when I recommendedInogen Inc.(Nasdaq: INGN)here in these pages.

    Inogen is pioneering the use of portable oxygen concentrators (POCs). And theGoleta, Calif.-based firm boasts breakthrough technology that has disrupted its entire sector.