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Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2019

As you read this Daily Edge alert, a handful of poker players are battling for their share of a $74 million prize pool, with the ultimate goal of grabbing the $8.8 million first place payout and a diamond-studded World Series of Poker bracelet.

This year’s World Series of Poker (or WSOP) main event tournament features the second largest field in history.

A total of 7,874 people were willing to pay $10,000 to enter the tournament. The tournament actually started on July 2nd, and by today there are only a few dozen players left in the running.

As an amateur poker player myself, I’ve had a good time watching a bit of the coverage from this year’s tournament. Today, I wanted to point out a couple of important takeaways that apply to us as investors. So here goes!

The Scariest Three Words in Poker

“I’m all in.”

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc.(CUBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media headlines about Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock (NASDAQ:CUBA) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, Inc. common stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Quidel Corporation(QDEL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Quidel Co. (NASDAQ:QDEL) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 11,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $575,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Birchview Capital LP decreased its stake in Quidel Co. (NASDAQ:QDEL) by 12.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 33,975 shares of the company’s stock after selling 5,000 shares during the period. Quidel makes up 1.2% of Birchview Capital LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 9th largest holding. Birchview Capital LP’s holdings in Quidel were worth $1,760,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Quidel Co. (NASDAQ:QDEL)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $65.70 and last traded at $65.27, with a volume of 19694 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $64.20.

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Celyad SA(CYAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Avenue Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATXI) rose 29.4 percent to $5.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that its first pivotal Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol achieved the primary and key secondary endpoints.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 16.8 percent to $51.00 in pre-market trading. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) rose 9.3 percent to $5.40 in pre-market trading after falling 28.92 percent on Friday.
    Celyad SA (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares rose 9 percent to $29.30 in pre-market trading after climbing 3.26 percent on Friday.
    Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) rose 6.7 percent to $26.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.64 percent on Friday.
    Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) rose 5.4 percent to $3.90 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.06 percent on Friday.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 5.2 percent to $34.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.38 percent on Friday.
    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (NYSE: WAB) rose 5.1 percent to $100 in pre-market trading. General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) agreed to merge its transportation unit with Wabtec.
    Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ: RUN) shares rose 4.7 percent to $11.50 in pre-market trading.
    Nasdaq, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) shares rose 4.3 percent to $93.98 in the pre-market trading session.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares rose 4.2 percent to $33.25 in pre-market trading. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNRO) shares rose 4 percent to $58.35 in pre-market trading as the company posted upbeat quarterly earnings and disclosed that it has acquired Free Service Tire.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 3.7 percent to $19.75 in pre-market trading after falling 4.80 percent on Friday.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM) fell 9.7 percent to $4.73 in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares fell 8 percent to $13.48 in pre-market trading ahead of regulatory update at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB) fell 6.5 percent to $2.01 in pre-market trading after climbing 10.50 percent on Tuesday.
    Purple Innovation, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPL) shares fell 5.8 percent to $9.36 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) fell 5.7 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after declining 5.04 percent on Tuesday.
    RYB Education, Inc. (NYSE: RYB) shares fell 5 percent to $16.39 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares fell 4.4 percent to $4.30 in pre-market trading after rising 40.62 percent on Tuesday.
    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) fell 4.4 percent to $8.92 in pre-market trading after announcing a 5.5 million share common stock offering.
    Daxor Corporation (NYSE: DXR) fell 4.1 percent to $7.32 in pre-market trading.
    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) shares fell 3.8 percent to $51.03 in pre-market trading after the company announced plans to restate its Q2, Q3, Q4 and FY 2017 financial statements.
    Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) fell 3.5 percent to $16.20 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) shares fell 3.3 percent to $29.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported launch of 1.8 million share offering

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced plans to acquire Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) for $83 per share in cash.
    Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter and issued strong first-quarter earnings guidance.
    CELYAD SA/ADR (NASDAQ: CYAD) reported launch of 1.8 million share offering.
    Verastem Inc (NASDAQ: VSTM) shares dropped 12 percent in pre-market trading after announcing a $35 million common stock offering.

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

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2019: MKS Instruments, Inc.(MKSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hurco Companies (NASDAQ: HURC) and MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Director Peter Hanley sold 250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $113.70, for a total transaction of $28,425.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,241 shares in the company, valued at $368,501.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on MKS Instruments (MKSI)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 5,100 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock, valued at approximately $590,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Director Peter Hanley sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $117.99, for a total value of $58,995.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 2,741 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $323,410.59. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Top 5 Stocks To Invest In 2019: Key Technology Inc.(KTEC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Key Technology (NASDAQ:KTEC) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Key Technology earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.5851902672258 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

As major indices continue to trade near record highs it has become more difficult to hunt down valuable stocks at cheap prices. But if you can find those stocks, and if those stocks happen to boast a dividend yield of 3%, it gives investors an opportunity for solid returns at a time when many stocks are overpriced. Both Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE:WSM) and Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) offer investors just that opportunity. Here’s why.

The key to retail

When hunting for ultra-cheap stocks, investors will find that many major retailers have been sold off. One of the very first questions investors should ask themselves before scooping up shares of an undervalued retailer is: does the company have a viable e-commerce strategy? The answer to that question, in regards to Williams-Sonoma, a home furnishings retailer, is a resounding yes.

Williams-Sonoma, which owns eight distinct brands including Pottery Barn, West Elm, and its namesake Williams Sonoma, among others — spanning a range of demographics, generated more than half of its fiscal 2017 net revenues from e-commerce. Since 2000, the company’s e-commerce revenue compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is a staggering 25%. The company has had wild success online, but it understands striking a balance is critical for growth. 47% of its fiscal 2017 revenues came from retail, as opposed to e-commerce, which management believes drives brand awareness and is the frontline for consumer acquisition.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: MKS Instruments, Inc.(MKSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hurco Companies (NASDAQ: HURC) and MKS Instruments (NASDAQ:MKSI) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) Director Peter Hanley sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $117.99, for a total value of $58,995.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 2,741 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $323,410.59. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm acquired 5,100 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock, valued at approximately $590,000.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A.(SQM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) Receives $56.38 Consensus PT from Analysts” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are viewing this piece on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US & international trademark and copyright legislation. The legal version of this piece can be read at https://www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3356643/sociedad-quimica-y-minera-de-chile-sqm-receives-56-38-consensus-pt-from-analysts.html.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    While FMC’s lithium business is only a small part of its total business, it’squite large relative to other industry players. Most industry experts peg the companyas the fourth or fifth largest producer of lithium in the world, behind Albemarle(NYSE:ALB) and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile, or SQM(NYSE:SQM)– both of which also have businesses other than lithium –and China’s Ganfeng. China’s Tianqi was neck and neck with FMC for No. 4, according to an estimate from a few years ago by lithium expert Joe Lowry, who runs Global Lithium LLC.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    China’s Tianqi Lithium Corp. has struck a deal to buy a 24% stake in Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM), or SQM, for $4.07 billion, the companies involved said on Thursday.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc.(ARTW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares jumped 113.5 percent to $0.6737 after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares rose 35.34 percent to close at $3.32.
    Art's-Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW) shares gained 30.36 percent to $3.65.
    Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XTNT) shares jumped 25.6 percent to $7.4701 after the company disclosed that it has received the FDA clearance for InTice™-C Porous Titanium Cervical Interbody System.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares surged 20 percent to $2.495.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) surged 17.04 percent to $2.61.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 15 percent to $8.32 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the development of next generation interactive educational activities.
    Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) gained 15 percent to $3.39.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) rose 13.7 percent to $49.64. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    FRONTEO, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEO) shares rose 11.8 percent to $20.956.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares jumped 11.1 percent to $3.38.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) rose 10.6 percent to $7.41.
    NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) shares gained 9 percent to $2.32.
    Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) rose 7.6 percent to $24.19. Northcoast Research upgraded Kelly Services from Neutral to Buy.
    LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $33.70. Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) will buy LaSalle Hotel Properties in a $4.8 billion deal, Bloomberg reported.
    Alteryx, Inc. (NYSE: AYX) gained 5.5 percent to $32.56. KeyBanc upgraded Alteryx from Sector Weight to Overweight.
    Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investors bought shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $85.45 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $30.50 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $54.95 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, PPL had the 26th highest net in-flow for the day. PPL traded down ($0.42) for the day and closed at $27.23

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.41 per share by the utilities provider on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.07%.

  • [By ]

    If this is, indeed, the case, investors have a handful of high quality names at attractive prices to choose from. One that has popped up on my radar is PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Maple Capital Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) by 5.8% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 143,059 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 8,754 shares during the quarter. Maple Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in PPL were worth $4,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wall Street brokerages expect Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) to report $1.51 billion in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for Pembina Pipeline’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $1.19 billion and the highest estimate coming in at $1.83 billion. Pembina Pipeline posted sales of $866.72 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 74.2%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    PPL Corp. (NYSE: PPL) dropped about 1.7% Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $30.44 after closing at $30.95 on Friday. Volume was around 4.1 million about 10% below the daily average of around 4.6 million. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited(YGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE) and Netlist (NASDAQ:NLST) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Yingli (NYSE:YGE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Saturday morning.

    Yingli stock opened at $1.60 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $30.36 million, a PE ratio of -0.17 and a beta of 1.98. Yingli has a twelve month low of $1.43 and a twelve month high of $2.86. The company has a quick ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 0.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.11.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) slipped about 1.2% to post a new 52-week low of $1.68 Friday after closing at $1.70 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $3.35. Volume of about 5.9 million was more than 15 times the daily average of around 88,000. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:YGE) shares reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $1.40 and last traded at $1.53, with a volume of 75280 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.57.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) had its target price raised by S&P Equity Research from $0.45 to $0.62 in a research report released on Tuesday morning.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.(ALNY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    The delay in an FDA decision for Tegsedi puts it behind competitor Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY), which expects to hear from the FDA by Aug. 11 for its hATTR drug patisiran. But Sarah Boyce, the president at Akcea Therapeutics, doesn’t think a few months will really matter: “We don’t really feel that’s going to have any impact and the drugs will be close enough together from a launch perspective. So not really [going] to make any adjustments, and we’re very well prepared to be ready to launch following approval.”

  • [By Keith Speights]

    I wrote three months ago that I viewed Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNY) stock as a pretty good pick — but with a couple of qualifications. First, I didn’t think that the biotech would generate returns in 2018 nearly as great as it did last year. Second, I thought that there were even better stocks to buy than Alnylam.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc.(NWBO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Northwest Biotherapeutics (OTC:NWBO) presented underwhelming preliminary data from a late-stage study of DCVax-L in brain cancer.

    Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) amended to extend the Early Tender Deadline and the Expiration Date for each Exchange Offer announced earlier.

  • [By ]

    The last time we left Northwest Biotherapeutics (OTC:NWBO), I stated in a fairly cautious article that there are persistent risks associated with an investment in this company. Back in November, I did not feel that the benefits outweighed the risks for this small cap equity.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, Inc.(DFRG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:DFRG) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $17.17.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY), Habit Restaurants (NASDAQ:HABT), and Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:DFRG) are three stocks in this space that I feel offer healthy upside at current levels. All three are trading below their highs, but there are good reasons why they should be worth more than they are at the moment. Pull up a seat. I’ll serve you this three-course meal.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News coverage about Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:DFRG) has trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.47 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the restaurant operator an impact score of 46.2854888946572 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: DFRG) was down, falling around 13 percent to $14.70 after the company reported downbeat quarterly earnings and announced plans to acquire Barteca Restaurant Group for $325 million in cash.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Seaboard Corporation(SEB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Willis Investment Counsel lifted its holdings in Seaboard Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:SEB) by 8.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 524 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 41 shares during the period. Willis Investment Counsel’s holdings in Seaboard were worth $2,235,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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Americans aren’t known for being great savers.

In a recent GoBankingRates study, 69% of adults admitted to having less than $1,000 in the bank, while 34% said they actually don’t have any savings at all. But apparently, this collective lack of savings doesn’t get all that much better with age. A study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found not so long ago that almost half of Americans die nearly broke. Of the general population, 46% of retirees die with savings of $10,000 or less. But that number climbs to 57% among retirees who are single.

Now when we take other assets, like homes, into account, the picture gets a bit less bleak. Still, 57% of single-adult households and 50% of widowed households had no housing equity to show for when they died.

The problem is that dying nearly broke isn’t just a matter of denying one’s beneficiaries an inheritance. Rather, it points to a frightening degree of financial vulnerability during retirement. If seni ors are passing without much in the way of assets, it means that in the years leading up to their death, they’re ill equipped to handle a major unexpected expense, such as a significant medical bill. In fact, in that same GoBankingRates survey, only 37% of seniors 65 and older claimed to have $1,000 or more in the bank.

stock market companies: Crestwood Equity Partners LP(CEQP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) shares shot up 45 percent to $18.54 following the announcement of a new joint venture with Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED). Subsidiaries of both companies entered into an agreement on Thursday to form a joint venture in which they will jointly own and develop Crestwood’s existing natural gas pipeline and storage business in norther Pennsylvania and southern New York.

stock market companies: CST Brands, Inc.(CST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    CST Brands Inc (NYSE: CST) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $2.30 billion. CST Brands shares declined 1.20 percent to close at $36.21 on Thursday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    CST Brands Inc (NYSE: CST) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $2.30 billion.

    American Axle & Manufact. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $998.76 million.

stock market companies: WMIH Corp.(WMIH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Many talented authors have posted about publicly listed equities trading at or near asset value with significant tax attributes, namely Net Operating Losses (NOLs), and the inherent asymmetry when an activist or new management makes a break from money losing operations to pursue transformative acquisitions. Several of the activists or lead investors, such as Becker Drapkin (EMKR, CNSI, SDOI) or Sam Zell’s Equity Group Investments (PARR and RELY), have long track records of successfully repurposing tax attribute rich companies via creative financing and transformative acquisitions. There are also some newer entrants into the space, such as KKR (OTCQB:WMIH) and Carlson Capital (OTCQB:SWKH).

stock market companies: MKS Instruments, Inc.(MKSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $177.19 million.

    Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.75 per share on revenue of $711.66 million.

stock market companies: Gordmans Stores, Inc.(GMAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Five Below at least remaining in positive territory while off-price or value price retailer peerlarge capRoss Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: ROST) has outperformed for a few years and small capGordmans Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: GMAN) has severelyunderperformed:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Just in the past few weeks, Wall Street has seen bankruptcy filings from sporting goods retailer Gander Mountain, RadioShack successor General Wireless Operations, everyday value price department store operator Gordmans Stores (GMAN) and appliances, electronics and furniture retailer HHGregg (HGG) . Last Wednesday, children’s apparel retailer Gymboree cautioned it was running low on cash and may not survive. Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) voiced concerns on Tuesday about its ability to stay in business, while women’s apparel chain Bebe (BEBE) is reportedly on the brink of closing all 170 of its stores.

7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy for 2017’s Second Half

It’s been a decent first half for stocks to buy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 8% in the first six months. The S&P 500 Index is up only slightly more, at 8.5%. And the Nasdaq Composite has been the big performer, thanks to the FANG stocks — Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) — up 14.5%.

Some of the power of the Trump rally faded when the Republican Congress and White House couldn’t pass any of the sweeping legislation that they promised and the “new” Washington started to look a lot like the old one.

This hurt healthcare and industrials the most, since new healthcare legislation is stalled and an infrastructure stimulus is become a distant dream.

Beyond U.S. shores, Europe and Asia look like they’re getting back on track, which could be very encouraging for global trade and help U.S. financial, agriculture and industrial sectors.

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Add all that up and you get these seven A-rated stocks to buy for 2017’s second half.

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Stocks to Buy: Melco Resorts (MLCO) Source: Shutterstock

Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd(ADR) (NASDAQ:MLCO) is a Hong Kong-based gaming and resort company with casinos in the Philippines and Macau.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that gaming is back on it Macau. Macau is an autonomous region in southern China that has become known around the world as the “Las Vegas of Asia.”

In May, business was up 24% compared to the same month last year. And in June the expectations are that revenue growth will be closer to 30%. MLCO is already up 40% year-to-date, likely with some investors getting in ahead of the trend. But there will be a stampede of money rolling in now that a significant trend is starting to take shape.

And it’s likely all the gaming companies will benefit, which will help boost MLCO as well.

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Stocks to Buy: Tal Education (TAL) Stocks to Buy: Tal Education (TAL)Source: Shutterstock

Tal Education Group (ADR) (NYSE:TAL) is a Beijing-based education and technology-based business focused on primary and secondary education.

Its goal is to integrate learning a technology to help build students that are prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. TAL is also involved in projects to help retrain workers to be able to develop the skills to be productive in the new tech-centric workforce.

Given the sheer density of the Chinese population, online education is very helpful, whether it’s working with children in big cities or in the far flung countryside.

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Year-to-date, TAL stock is up 72%. But its growth is starting from a trickle that is now turning into a stream. And given the fact that the Chinese economy is improving again, that means there’s more money to spend on programs like those that TAL provides.

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Stocks to Buy: MKS Instruments (MKSI) Stocks to Buy: MKS Instruments (MKSI)Source: Shutterstock

MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI) is in the right place at the right time, but the stock sold off in June, just ahead of an incredibly bullish earnings report. MKS makes equipment for the semiconductor industry. And tech, especially Big Tech, has been driving the Nasdaq for the first half of this year, with that growth likely to continue.

New hardware demands for growing sectors like cloud computing, Big Data, artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and self-driving cars have meant a sea change in the demands for chips and processors.

In the second quarter, which was just reported this week, MKS reported profits were up 270%, with revenue up 138%. And its Q1 numbers were similarly impressive.

MKSI stock is oversold and will come charging back in coming quarters.

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Stocks to Buy: Dana Inc (DANA) Source: Shutterstock

Dana Inc (NYSE:DAN) is an interesting stock right now. It makes driveline, sealing and thermal management products for all manners of vehicles.

It generally gets lumped in with auto parts manufacturing stocks. And in recent years, that has been a good thing. But now, new car sales are on the decline and investors have been punishing all the stocks related to the industry, including DAN.

But the ace in the hole that DAN has is, it’s diversified across commercial vehicles, agricultural equipment, construction equipment and military vehicles. That means it can boost revenue in another division, as long as the economy is expanding. DAN also offers extensive aftermarket products for those who would rather fix their current equipment rather than buy new.

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DAN is up 18% year-to-date and by the look of its price chart, people are catching on to its potential.

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Stocks to Buy: iRobot (IRBT) Stocks to Buy: iRobot (IRBT)Source: Shutterstock

iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) has been on quite a run, up 46% year-to-date and 143% in the past 12 months. But recently is has begun to sell off sharply. This when all the news out of the company has been encouraging. What gives?

Well, Spruce Point Capital Management issued a scathing report on IRBT earlier this week. It is no coincidence that the firm has been short IRBT for years now and has reiterated its dire warnings that it first reported about three years ago.

IRBT’s strength has always been its programming, more than its devices, which vacuum and mop homes, clean pools and clean gutters. They’re arguably the “smartest” cleaning robots on the market. And IRBT is finally suing competitors over some patent infringement issues, which many have said was a long time coming. Some are concerned with more companies moving into this market.

But that sword cuts both ways. The more competition may actually help grow this market faster than it has grown previously, expanding the base and helping customers learn and differentiate brands. An expanding customer base would certainly be a boost for IRBT since it controls nearly 90% of the market.

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Stocks to Buy: NutriSystem (NTRI) Stocks to Buy: NutriSystem (NTRI)Source: Nutrisystem

NutriSystem Inc (NASDAQ:NTRI) is one of the leading weight management companies in the U.S.

Its unique model is to forgo the meetings, the weigh-ins and calorie counting. It focuses on providing prepared meals to its customers that provide the calories and nutrition that they need. All they have to do is pop them in a microwave.

One of the biggest boosts NTRI has received is the fact that technology has been able to allow its customers to customize their menus and still stay on a health path.

You can see the tech as soon as you go to the site. The first screen that pops up asks you your height and weight and then it will calculate a target weight and deliver a plan to you. Tech is now being used to its best service at NTRI. And it’s showing up on the bottom line.

Q1 beat expectations, with revenue up 31% for the quarter.

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This is all part of the new trend to buy prepared foods that are delivered when you need them at the price point you want them. No more buying groceries that don’t get used or spoil before you can incorporate them into a dish.

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Stocks to Buy: Fox Factory (FOXF) Stocks to Buy: Fox Factory (FOXF)Source: Shutterstock

Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ:FOXF) specializes in ride dynamics products, basically, shocks and suspension for off-road sport and endurance vehicles. It’s various brands are leaders in sectors from moto, snow machines, trucks, all-terrain vehicles and racing.

With the boom in modifying vehicles of all sorts with aftermarket parts and the growth in performance sports and off-road activities, this has become an enduring growth market.

Plus, as people hold onto their vehicles longer, it means that DIY upgrades and replacements will grow. FOXF is up 27% year-to-date and it’s just now starting to pop.

Margins are growing and so are revenues. This is the ground floor of a growing trend.

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This story has been updated to correct the source of payments received by the law firm of court trustee Irving Picard for work recovering Bernard Madoff’s assets.

Victims of Bernard Madoff’s huge Ponzi scheme have so far receivedno repayments from the company the Department of Justice tapped to distribute $4 billion recovered from the notorious fraud.

Nearly 8陆 years after Madoff’s arrest, RCB Fund Services LLC is still working tofinalizereviews and recommendations for 63,580 claims covering $67.8 billion in reported losses.

In a January update posted on the fund’s website, special master Richard Breeden, whose company was hired to distribute the funds, wrote: “We were unable toinitiate our first payout in 2016 as we had hoped because of the volume and complexity of claims.”

stock research: China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd.(CHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motif Investing]

    The most heavily weighted names in the motif are China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: CHL), Aibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA), Baidu Inc (NASDAQ: BIDU), India's HDFC Bank (NYSE: HDB) and Russia's Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (NYSE: MBT).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.12 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: CHL), down 3 percent, and Partner Communications Company Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: PTNR), down 1.5 percent.

  • [By David Goodboy]

    Rumors are that Apple will use this opportunity to announce the long-awaited deal with China Mobile (NYSE: CHL), which is the world's largest cellphone carrier with more than 700 million active users. Clearly, there are impediments in the way, but the potential for a lower-priced iPhone for this market means strong possibilities remain. This deal would be a major upside catalyst for Apple shares.

stock research: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Middleby Corp (NASDAQ: MIDD) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $515.56 million.

    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.70 per share on revenue of $360.22 million.

stock research: MKS Instruments, Inc.(MKSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $177.19 million.

    Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.75 per share on revenue of $711.66 million.

stock research: Female Health Company (The)(FHCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Female Health Co (NASDAQ: FHCO) were down 15 percent to $1.46 as the company reported that it has entered into a merger agreement with Aspen Park Pharma.