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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018

The U.S. Commerce Department backed Boeing in its challenge to Bombardier, recommending an enormous tariff on sales of Bombardier’s C Series jetliner, a major blow to the Canadian plane maker.

The initial ruling by the International Trade Commission, an arm of the Commerce Department, recommends a 219.63% tariff on the delivery of each airliner, according to a person briefed on the ITC’s findings.

Boeing (BA), America’s largest exporter and sole U.S. producer of commercial airliners, is suing Bombardier. At issue is whether Bombardier received financial backing from the Canadian government that allowed the plane maker to stay afloat and sell to Delta for what Boeing alleges were “absurdly low prices.”

“The U.S. values its relationships with Canada, but even our closest allies must play by the rules,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a statement. “The subsidization of goods by foreign governments is something that the Trump Administration takes very seriously, and we will continue to evaluate and verify the accuracy of this preliminary determination.”

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: NXP Semiconductors N.V.(NXPI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    The acquisition of NXP Semiconductor (NSDQ:NXPI) has opened up multi-billion dollar connected devices market from smartphone to car to home, for Qualcomm. It seems prepared to cater to the massive connected devices market in terms of OS preference with Android and Windows 10 mobile collaborations. Though Amazon and its AWS have different take on cloud and IoT devices with its Greengrass solution which revolves around the cloud and aggregation of sensors.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) is closing out 2016 with a 16% return for the full year. Here’s what to expect out of the Netherlands-based embedded chip maker in 2017.

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    While Qualcomm continues to work on closing its $47 billion acquisition of automotive chipmaker NXP Semiconductor (NSDQ:NXPI), at the CES 2017, NXP showcased why the company is a major force in automotive computing.At the show, NXP partnered with several companies to demonstrate a “collective vision of safe and secure end-to-end mobility through a highly automated driving demonstration and experience.” NXP also demonstratedits so-called RoadLINK platform in collaboration with automotive parts giant Delphiand privately held start-up Savari, highlighting the traffic safety improvements one can achieve through the platform.

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    This has the potential to offset the sluggishness in demand of smartphone chips around the world. Also, certain performance benchmarks of Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor 835 are making positive waves. A lot is riding on Qualcomm’s $47B acquisition of NXP Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NXPI), which it plans to complete by the end of the year. This acquisition would open up the high potential IoT segment as well for the smartphone chipmaker. All of these positives have been overshadowed by Qualcomm Inc’s legal troubles, which could hit its licensing business hard. Qualcomm depends heavily on its licensing business to generate bulk of its pre-tax profits. In the most recent fiscal year, Qualcomm’s QTL segment accounted for 78% of its pre-tax profits. The verdicts in the legal issues faced by Qualcomm will not be out anytime soon. These tend to be long drawn courtroom battles, and have cast a spell of uncertainty over Qualcomm’s licensing business.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Nuveen Municipal Value Fund Inc.(NUV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Donald van Deventer]

    The latest implied forward rate forecast from Kamakura Corporation shows projected 10-year U.S. Treasury yields differing -0.07% to 0.03% from last week while fixed rate mortgage yields varied by -0.01% to 0.08%. Mortgage yields, determined by the Monday through Wednesday weekly survey of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, lag Treasury movements simply because of the 3-day yield calculation used in the Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield is projected to rise from 2.92% at Thursday’s close (down 0.06% from last week) to 3.374% (down 0.06% from last week) in one year. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield in ten years is forecast to reach 4.639%, 1 basis point lower than last week. The 15-year fixed rate mortgage rate is forecast to rise from the effective yield of 3.69% on Thursday (down 0.001% from last week) to 4.222% (down 0.006% from last week) in one year and 6.29% in 10 years, up 0.038% from last week. We explain the background for these calculations in the rest of this note, along with some mortgage servicing rights metrics. The forecast allows investors in exchange traded U.S. Treasury funds (TLT) (TBT), total return bond funds (BOND), municipal bonds (NUV) and exchange traded mortgage funds (REM) to assess likely total returns over the next 120 months. Treasury-related exchange traded funds affected by the forward rates include:

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Trevena Inc (NASDAQ: TRVN) rose 10.8 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.97 percent on Wednesday.
    Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) rose 10.2 percent to $31.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) rose 9.1 percent to $11.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 5.26 percent on Wednesday.
    Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) rose 8.9 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after surging 73.08 percent on Wednesday.
    Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) rose 6.7 percent to $41.98 in pre-market trading. Coach named Ian Bickley as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances.
    Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS) shares rose 6.1 percent to $13.91 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.54 percent on Wednesday.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) rose 6.1 percent to $149.15 in pre-market trading. Jazz Pharma reached a settlement with Hikma Pharma related to Xyrem patent case. Mizuho downgraded Jazz from Buy to Neutral.
    Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) shares rose 6 percent to $36.72 in pre-market trading after declining 0.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK) rose 5.3 percent to $2.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs purchased 28 added Exoskeleton Systems.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) rose 5.1 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading. Merrimack declared a $1.06 special dividend.
    BioTime, Inc. (NYSE: BTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading. BioTime, reported the formation of new subsidiary AgeX Therapeutics, Inc.
    Akari Therapeutics PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ: AKTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $12.26 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Wednesday.
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) rose 3.6 percent to $39.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than
  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter results after trading ends on Wednesday. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.99 in EPS and revenue of $3.01 billion. Shares ended trading on Friday at $47.27. The consensus price target is $42.76. The 52-week range is $38.60 to $52.71.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Williams-Sonoma still in positive territory along with Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) while Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) and Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) have been underperforming for some time:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) took a bath today, Cramer told viewers, and is likely beyond hope.

    The home-goods retailer posted a huge earnings miss, delivering just 53 cents a share when the analysts were expecting 66 cents a share. Making matters worse, the company also saw a 2% decline in same-store sales.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: DSP Group Inc.(DSPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Technology shares rose by 2 percent in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Fabrinet (NYSE: FN), and DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG).

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) was down, falling around 10 percent to $22.42. AxoGen reported a proposed public offering of common stock.

    Commodities

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Durect Corporation(DRRX)

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.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: PCM, Inc.(PCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    PCM Inc (NASDAQ: PCMI) was down, falling around 26 percent to $14.63. PCM reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.47 per share on sales of $560.1 million.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Of the ten PE companies that I follow, Blackstone Group LP (BX) is by far and away the largest publicly traded private equity partnership with a $35 billion market cap, but also the best positioned to benefit from all the catalysts noted within.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) is probably the most famous example of a company that’s suffered from animal cruelty allegations. Shares of the theme park operator, backed by Blackstone (BX) , have never recovered from the release of the 2013 documentary Blackfish, which argued that orca captivity is inhumane and dangerous to the human trainers of the orcas. SeaWorld announced in March that it would phase out its orca captivity, breeding and live shows. The company’s remaining whales, most of which were born in captivity, will live out their lives at the parks. The news sent SeaWorld shares soaring 9%, but continued attendance drops forced the company to slash its dividend and invest $175 million in new attractions.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    NCR’s first-quarter results were solid and continued the company’s positive momentum. Sales were up 2% to $1.48 billion, and while that was only a small gain, it was larger than the 1% rise that most investors were expecting. On a GAAP basis, NCR lost money during the quarter, but after excluding impacts from the company’s transaction with Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), adjusted earnings of $0.56 per share were up by nearly half from year-ago levels and were stronger than the $0.46 per share consensus forecast among those following the stock.

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Heartware International, Inc.(HTWR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    4. HeartWare International Inc (NASDAQ: HTWR) – The heart device maker agreed to be acquired by Medtronic for $58 per share in cash two weeks ago. Prior to that the stock had been trading just above $30. 

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Pershing Gold Corporation(PGLC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sara Cornell]

    Leading the way is CEO Edward Karr. As a founder of Pershing Gold Corp (NASDAQ:PGLC), he currently serves on their Board of Directors, and has been active in the natural resource industry for many years. With a background in finance and investment banking, Karr is credited with raising capital to begin operations at US Gold Corp, and establishing financing for both the operational and exploration sides of the company.

10 Stocks That Could Surprise in 2018

The U.S. stock markets hit the jackpot in 2017, with all the major indexes up significantly — the S&P 500 gained 19% over the past year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 25% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq was up an impressive 28% — making year-end assessments by investors a very happy occasion.

Amazingly, the U.S, markets ranked 39th out of 47 countries in 2017, making this past year a relative stinker compared to the rest of the world’s stocks.

Why the “down” year?

It’s possible that investors have figured out that U.S. stocks are overvalued relative to stocks in other countries. So, while U.S. markets underperformed on a comparable basis, it can always be worse, as Canada demonstrates.

In 2017, Canadian stocks gained just 6% on the year with energy companies providing a significant headwind to better performance. Here in the U.S., the major indexes are much less dependent on energy stocks, hence the higher returns.

Given the perception U.S. stocks are overvalued, how does one make money in 2018?

Buy several of these ten stocks that lost 20% or more in 2017.  My bet is that, like the Dogs of the Dow, they will surprise in 2018.

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It’s interesting that John Schnatter, the founder and former CEO of Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA), stepped down toward the end of 2017. Yet, Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UAA) CEO and founder Kevin Plank had no such plans despite delivering a lump of coal in shareholders’ stockings.

Plank deservedly is on a list of “Worst CEOs” of the past year with Under Armour’s stock losing half of its value.

In early February, I suggested that Plank should move aside, hiring a more experienced direct-to-consumer retail executive who understands how to sell in an omnichannel world.

A couple of months later I proposed that Under Armour and Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) should join forces to deliver a more balanced business regarding men’s and women’s customer bases.

Personally, I believe both of these ideas are both valid. Furthermore, I see Lululemon’s CEO, Laurent Potdevin, as the perfect person to lead the merged organization.

Regardless of whether these two things come to fruition, I believe Under Armour can bounce back in 2018. 

Stocks That Will Surprise in 2018: Newell Brands (NWL)

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Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) lost 29% in 2017 as it struggled to integrate the Jarden acquisition into its own business. This past year was the stock’s first significant annual loss since 2008 when it saw a drop of 59% due to the economic crisis.

Investors expected that the integration of Jarden would deliver sales growth and higher profits and neither of these has yet to materialize.

Its five-year restructuring process to save $1.3 billion by 2021 has saved $410 million through the end of Q2 2017. Although it’s going as planned, debt levels are still relatively high at $10.2 billion or 65% of its market cap. The company is on track to reduce its leverage ratio to 3.5 times or less by the end of 2019.

Newell has become home to a lot of brands that don’t have the scale to compete in a global world. Moving to four operating segments: Live, Learn, Work and Play, I see the company fine-tuning its focus in 2018 and beyond.

Newell stock hasn’t been this low since 2014. The transformation might be messy, but 2018 should see it turn the corner.

However, if you don’t have 2-3 years to wait for it to complete the restructuring, you’re best to look elsewhere.   

Stocks That Will Surprise in 2018: Mattel (MAT) Stocks That Will Surprise in 2018: Mattel (MAT)investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/matmsn-300×165.jpg 300w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/matmsn-55×30.jpg 55w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/matmsn-200×110.jpg 200w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/matmsn-162×88.jpg 162w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/matmsn-400×220.jpg 400w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/matmsn-116×64.jpg 116w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/matmsn-100×55.jpg 100w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/matmsn-91×50.jpg 91w, investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/matmsn-78×43.jpg 78w,https://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/matmsn-170×93.jpg 170w” sizes=”(max-width: 728px) 100vw, 728px” />Source: Shutterstock

The bankruptcy of Toys “R” Us in 2017 says all you need to know about Mattel, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:MAT) past year. Therefore, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise to most investors that Mattel stock lost 41% of its value in 2017 and now sits 67% below its five-year high of $48.48.

Mattel’s situation has deteriorated to the point that it suspended its dividend in October to save cash and keep the business on a stronger financial footing. It also intends to look to boost its gross margin by focusing on fewer product offerings while cutting staff to lower its operating expenses.

While it’s tempting to look to a Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) buyout to save the day, it’s very likely that Mattel’s going to have to innovate its way out of the mess it currently finds itself.

None of its major segments are growing, unlike with Hasbro, which has weathered the Toys “R” Us storm far better than Mattel. That said, Mattel’s long-term debt is still only 34% of its market cap which isn’t outrageous for a company its size. 

Don’t get me wrong, buying Mattel is a speculative buy at this point. I would wait for the company to announce its Q4 2017 earnings at the end of January before considering a purchase because it’s entirely possible it will test single digits before bottoming.

With Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price, it has got a reasonable shot at a turnaround. 

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If it weren’t for bad luck, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG), would have no luck at all.

I can remember how some analysts and investors were chastising Chipotle for going overboard on food preparation procedures after its E.coli outbreak a couple of years ago. 2017’s revisit of food safety concerns put the brakes on any chance for a recovery of its stock price which lost 23% in the past year.

Kyle Woodley, a former InvestorPlace editor and very astute investor, recently picked CMG as his “Best stock for 2018” suggesting profits and revenues are growing far more than most investors realize, and while his pick is speculative given the company’s history, the upside seems higher than the downside at this point.

I have to give former CEO and co-founder Steve Ells credit for stepping down in November as Chipotle’s chief executive. It’s never easy to admit that you’re not the one to lead your baby back from the wilderness, but shareholders ought to be thankful that Ells could see that a leadership change was necessary.

Who Chipotle hires as the man or woman to lead the company is critical to bouncing back in 2018. I think the board will make a smart choice with Ells’ input and it will be off to the races.   

It would not surprise me if a former McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) executive were at the top of the list.

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At the end of November, I suggested that investors consider buying Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SBH) after dropping $3 in a month. Since then it’s up 18% and should the overall markets continue moving higher early in 2018, I expect SBH stock to do the same.

Sally Beauty’s stock lost 29% in 2017, the company’s third consecutive year of negative returns; it hadn’t had a breakout year since 2013 when it gained 28%. It is due.

Remember, Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), one of specialty retail’s shining stars, also had a negative year in 2017. The coming year ought to be better for both companies.

While the jury is still out on whether the company can reignite sales, the lowering of the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% should deliver about 36 cents per share in additional earnings.

The company’s biggest weakness has always been its level of debt — $1.8 billion or 75% of its market cap — so I’d look for some indication from SBH management that it is planning to deleverage its balance sheet.

If it does that, given its free cash flow generation, the sky’s the limit for its stock.

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It wasn’t a good year for Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NYSE:BBBY), down 44% in 2017. For that matter, it hasn’t been a good decade, losing 2% annually for long-time shareholders.

Eventually, the tide’s got to turn, doesn’t it?

Well, probably not if it keeps delivering woefully poor earnings results like Q3 2017. On December 20, it announced that sales were flat year over year at $3 billion, earnings per share were virtually halved from 85 cents a year earlier to 44 cents this year and comparable sales decreased marginally by 0.3%.

Despite the deterioration in its earnings, the company still generates significant free cash flow. It currently is valued at four times operating cash flow, its lowest level at any time in the past decade and less than half its industry peers.

Yes, the various banners it operates under have seen attrition in both gross and operating margins, yet it’s still expected to earn $3 per share in fiscal 2017.

At seven times earnings, there might not be a better value play than BBBY at the moment.

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Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (NYSE:SKT) is an owner of retail real estate focusing entirely on outlet centers. It owns 40 outlet centers in 22 states and another four in Canada. Together, these 44 outlet centers provide 15.3 million square feet for retailers to lease.

Interestingly, the company estimates that there are only 70 million square feet of quality outlet space in the U.S., suggesting Tanger has close to 20% of the country’s leasable outlet space.

That’s what Warren Buffett would call a wide-moat.

Conservatively financed, it has grown its enterprise value by 7.5% annually on a compounded basis since 2005. Also, it’s a prominent grower of its dividend, belonging to the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrat Index. In the past three years, it has grown its dividend by 12% annually.

Tanger is an income investor’s dream stock.

Since going public in 1993, it’s never had an occupancy rate lower than 96%, providing investors with considerable comfort that cash flow isn’t going to disappear overnight.

As CEO Steven Tanger likes to say:

“In good times people love a bargain, and in tough times, people need a bargain.”

That’s what makes its business model so strong.

Trading at levels not seen since 2011, I like SKT’s chances in 2018.

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I recommended Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) stock on two occasions in 2017.

The first time was in August when I picked Acuity Brands and seven other stocks whose share prices added up to $2,000. Although Acuity is known for its lighting solutions, the company is making a big push into the Internet of Things and while it’s early in that expansion, I can see it being just as successful.

In fiscal 2017 (August 31 year-end), Acuity earned $7.43 per share, 12% higher than a year earlier. With very little debt and steady free cash flow, it has the financial flexibility to drive future growth.

At the end of November, I suggested investors buy its stock on the dip around $160. It has since climbed 10% and is poised to move higher in 2018 on strengthening margins.

Long-term, Acuity might be one of the best stocks to buy on a significant downturn in its stock price.

Stocks That Will Surprise in 2018: Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP)

 

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Like a lot of oil-related businesses, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE:BWP) had a dreadful year, down 23%, erasing a significant portion of the gains it made in 2016.

The operator of natural gas pipelines and storage facilities — in 2016, it transported 2.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and liquids — has been on a roller coaster ride the past few years. If oil and gas prices don’t remain where they currently are, investors can expect continued volatility in its stock price.

However, lower corporate and personal income taxes could result in a more buoyant economy. When people and businesses are more confident, they spend more money. Often, that spending comes in the form of automobile travel, which could put upward pressure on oil prices due to increased demand.

For those who aren’t so sure that oil and gas prices can go any higher, you might want to invest in Loews Corporation (NYSE:L), a holding company run by the Tisch family, which own 51% of Boardwalk’s stock.

Over the past five years, Loews’ stock has significantly outperformed BWP — 4% annually vs. -9% — although neither did anywhere close to the S&P 500.

In June 2017, I suggested that Loews take BWP private. Perhaps it will happen in 2018.

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This last one must be considered the “Hail Mary” of the bunch. I don’t like General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) as a business or a stock because it’s squandered so much shareholder goodwill over the past 20 years by being the worst kind of industrial conglomerate, one that’s afraid of taking chances and is stuck in some time warp.

CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer, someone I generally respect, recently apologized to his loyal viewers for continuing to recommend GE stock despite its ongoing slide.

Cramer feels like GE could get it together under new CEO John Flannery. Therefore, he’s still not recommending investors sell the stock. I’m not as convinced. I believe GE’s business could be permanently broken.

In August, I predicted that GE stock would remain in the $20s for the foreseeable future. Since then, GE’s stock has dropped almost 30% on news the company’s problems are bigger than first thought.

That said, any obvious signs of life from GE as we make our way through 2018, should be good for a 5%-10% boost in its share price, perhaps more.

At these prices, GE could very well surprise in 2018.

As of this writing, Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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When William Ackman’s Pershing Square took a stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) many analysts noted that it would be difficult to follow the usual activist playbook “refranchising,” or selling the company stores to independent operators. Credit Suisse analysts Jason West and Jordy Winslow still feel that way:

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Does franchising make sense for Chipotle?: After the Pershing 13D filing on 9/6, we wrote that we didn’t see a compelling opportunity around leverage and refranchising in the Chipotle turnaround story. Our subsequent analysis further supports this view. We see limited value accretion from franchising under most reasonable scenarios since: 1) Chipotle’s run-rate margins are too high relative to a ~5% royalty rate, and 2) valuation is too high to generate sufficiently accretive buybacks from proceeds/leverage. E.g., we calculate ~$5/sh. of EPS under a 95% franchised + 6x leverage scenario, well below our current 2017E of $10.49. In contrast, the potential earnings accretion from recovery in store volumes is immense (~$17/sh. on reasonable upside case). Each $100k improvement in Chipotle’s system Average Unit Volumes could add ~$1.50/share to ongoing EPS. We look forward to hearing Pershing’s plans to drive higher volumes at the Chipotle business, though our investor conversations suggest most remain skeptical around near-term sales turnaround under Pershing’s watch. Maintain OP, $500 PT

Top Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Natera, Inc.(NTRA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    Shares of Natera Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRA), a leader in non-invasive DNA analysis, finished Wednesday’s session 17.6% higher following Tuesday afternoon’s earnings call. Strong uptake across the board gave investors a reason to cheer.

Top Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid caphomed茅cor retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) reportedfiscal Q3 2017 earnings after the market closed onWednesday with results beating expectations and comparable-store sales declining less than forecasts. Net sales were approximately $3.0 billion – relatively flat to the prior year quarter.Comparable sales decreased by approximately 0.3% ascomparable sales from customer-facing digital channels continued to have strong growth while comparable sales from stores declined in the low-single-digit percentage range during the fiscal 2017 third quarter. Net earnings were$61.3 million versus $126.4 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $27.99 on Wednesday, down about 1.1% from Tuesday’s closing price of $28.31. Volume totaled around 5.8 million shares, more than 50% higher than the daily average of around 3.6 million. The company had no news Wednesday, and the stock turned a corner, headed for a closing gain of around 2.7% for the day.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Rounding out the top 10 in terms of total installed solar PV capacity are Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD) with 108 MWs of installed capacity, Apple Inc.(NASDAQ: AAPL with 94 MWs, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) with 51 MWs, Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) with 50 MWs, IKEA with 44 MWs, Macy’s Incl. (NYSE: M) with 39 MWs, General Growth Properties Inc. (NYSE: GGP) with 30 MWs, and tied with 23 MWs, Hartz Mountain and Bed, Bath and Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY).

Top Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ryerson Holding Corporation(RYI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Among the worst performers on the day were GameStop (NYSE:GME), Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE:HOV), and Ryerson Holding (NYSE:RYI). Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to explain why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Ryerson Holding Corp (NYSE: RYI) got a boost, shooting up 11 percent to $13.70. Ryerson expects Q1 net income of $12 million to $15 million.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) and Ryerson (NYSE:RYI)attracted heavy investor interest in the wake of their quarterly earnings reports.

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I made a lot of enemies at the end of last July…   I was a keynote speaker at the Sprott Natural Resource Symposium in Vancouver – maybe the first speaker at the event… In a room full of gold bugs, I told the crowd that I had personally sold all my gold and gold stocks the day before the conference.   The attendees thought I was crazy… Apparently, selling gold or gold stocks is never "OK."   But my timing for selling gold was exactly right…   That speech at the end of July roughly coincided with the top in gold and gold stocks for 2016. Gold and gold stocks went straight down for the rest of the year.   Since gold peaked over the summer, people have been bugging me to tell them when to get back in. Now, FINALLY, gold is a buy again… We just had to wait for the right timing.   Let me explain…  

money trading: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Williams-Sonoma still in positive territory along with Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) while Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) and Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) have been underperforming for some time:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid caphomed茅cor retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) reportedfiscal Q2 2017 earnings after the market closed on Tuesday with shares falling in the low double digits as results were far below expectations on restructuring and hurricane-related issues. Net sales decreased approximately 1.7% to $2.9 billion as comparable sales decreased by approximately 2.6% (primarily due to a 2.6% decrease in comp sales, partially offset by an increase of 0.9% in non-comp sales).Comparable sales from customer-facing digital channels continued to have strong growth in excess of 20% for the 13th consecutive quarter, while comparable sales from stores declined in the mid-single-digit percentage range during the fiscal 2017 second quarter. Net earningswere $.67 per diluted share ($94.2 million), including the unfavorable impacts of approximately $.08 per diluted share of cash restructuring charges associated with the acceleration of the realignment of store management structure announced on August 3, 2017; the estimated costs associated with the impact of Hurricane Harvey of approximately $.02 per diluted share; and the impact of the new share-based payment accounting standard of approximately $.01 per diluted share, versus $1.11 per diluted share ($167.3 million) for the fiscal 2016 second quarter.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid caphomed茅cor retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) reportedfiscal Q3 2017 earnings after the market closed onWednesday with results beating expectations and comparable-store sales declining less than forecasts. Net sales were approximately $3.0 billion – relatively flat to the prior year quarter.Comparable sales decreased by approximately 0.3% ascomparable sales from customer-facing digital channels continued to have strong growth while comparable sales from stores declined in the low-single-digit percentage range during the fiscal 2017 third quarter. Net earnings were$61.3 million versus $126.4 million.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $29.41 on Friday, down about 12.8% compared with Thursday’s closing price of $33.74. The stock’s 52-week high is $48.83. Volume totaled more than 18 million shares, more than 7 times the daily average of around 2.7 million. The company posted disappointing results after markets closed Thursday.http://247wallst.com/retail/2017/06/23/bed-bath-beyond-sinks-on-q1-earnings/

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $27.99 on Wednesday, down about 1.1% from Tuesday’s closing price of $28.31. Volume totaled around 5.8 million shares, more than 50% higher than the daily average of around 3.6 million. The company had no news Wednesday, and the stock turned a corner, headed for a closing gain of around 2.7% for the day.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Earnings are also expected Wednesday from Bed, Bath & Beyond  (BBBY) , Finish Line  (FINL) , Micron Technology  (MU) and Red Hat  (RHT) .

money trading: Sempra Energy(SRE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Giving six reasons for Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE)’s above-peer-average growth, Argus said it is reiterating its Hold rating on the shares of the company, while it is also maintaining its long-term Buy rating.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) announced plans to acquire Oncor for $9.45 billion in cash.

    Sempra Energy projects the deal to complete in the first half of 2018.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    The upgrade comes after Berkshire’s deal with Energy Future Holdings Corp to acquire its Oncor Electric Delivery interest was terminated Monday. Sempra Energy (SRE) agreed to buy Oncor for $9.45 billion, besting Berkshire’s $9 billion offer.

money trading: W&T Offshore Inc.(WTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM) and W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI).

  • [By John Bromels]

    Shares of oil and gas drillerW&T Offshore(NYSE:WTI) fell throughout April, finishing the month at $2.04 per share, down 26.4%.

    W&T is a small company primarily focused on natural gas liquids production in the Gulf of Mexico. In April, its market cap dropped about $100 million to $280 million. Huge swings like that aren’t uncommon for small companies, but what was unusual was the apparent lack of rationale for the drop.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    W&T Offshore Inc. (NYSE: WTI) had a big buy hit the tape last week. CEO Tracy Krohn picked up a massive 1,180,888 shares of the independent oil and natural gas producer at $1.94 per share. The total for the trade came in right at the $2 million level.The company engages in the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico. The stock closed Friday at $2.67, so outstanding timing, indeed.

money trading: WPP plc(WPPGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    WPP plc (WPPGY) — Most of WPP’s public websites were rendered inaccessible after the world’s biggest advertising group said its IT systems were the focus of a suspected cyberattack. Shares traded down almost 1% in early afternoon.

money trading: ClearSign Combustion Corporation(CLIR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By William Romov]

    Last Wednesday (Dec. 6), the company received a patent for certain methods of production of its phase 2 antidepressant, AV-101.

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Dec. 4 – Dec. 8 Gain (as of Dec. 8)
    VistaGen Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTGN) $1.80 135%
    FXCM Inc. (Nasdaq: GLBR) $1.12 124%
    Neuralstem Inc. (Nasdaq: CUR) $2.00 75.44%
    Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OHRP) $1.49 75.29%
    ClearSign Combustion Corp. (Nasdaq: CLIR) $3.50 53.85%
    Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.21 51.99%
    Burcon NutraScience Corp. (Nasdaq: BUR) $0.72 44%
    LM Funding America Inc. (Nasdaq: LMFA) $3.72 42.53%
    Second Sight Medical Products Inc. (Nasdaq: EYES) $1.75 42.28%
    Globus Maritime Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLBS) $1.47 41.35%

    As a result, its share price shot up from $0.92 to $2.52 on Wednesday. The stock pulled back to $1.80 by the end of the week, for a total gain of 135% for the week.

money trading: St. Jude Medical, Inc.(STJ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Emily Stewart]

    Paulson picked up 45,500 shares of St. Jude Medical (STJ) . The stake is worth $3.5 million as of the end of the second quarter.

    St. Jude Medical develops, manufactures and distributes cardiovascular medical devices for cardiac rhythm management, cardiovascular, atrial fibrillation therapy areas and neurostimulation medical devices for the management of chronic pain. It has a $23.6 billion market cap and trades at a P/E of 36.03. 

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2018

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.

As a 72-year old tech sector employee, I am a rare breed. And, even though I am past the average age of retirement, I love my work and am particularly sensitive to the idea that someone could lose the opportunity to work simply because of her or his age.

Thats why I felt a sense of contentment from one finding in my companys newreport,Visier Insights: Ageism in Tech. We discovered that older workers are actuallymorevalued in tech businesses compared with non-tech ones.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2018: Starz(STRZA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Here we think names trading in the mid-single digit multiple range such as AMC Networks (AMCX) should benefit the most as should Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) / Starz (STRZA), Viacom (VIAB), Viacom (VIA) and Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI).

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Starz (STRZA) has jumped 14% to$32.16 after agreeing to be purchased by Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) in a deal that values Starz at about $4.4 billion. Lions Gate has climbed 9.4% to $22.90.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2018: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    A strange turn of events has sent shares of CSX (CSX)–and other railroads, including Union Pacific (UNP) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)–soaring today. It all started when Hunter Harrison announced that he would leave Canadian Pacific ahead of schedule to team up with activist investor for the turnaround of another railway company. That company is thought to be CSX.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2018: Tesoro Corporation(TSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    U.S. oil refiner Tesoro (NYSE: TSO) said it would buy Western Refining (NYSE: WNR) for $4.1 billion to add refineries in Texas, New Mexico and Minnesota. The combined company will have refining capacity of over 1.1 million barrels per day. Tesoro has refineries in California, Washington, Alaska, Utah and North Dakota.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2018: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) posted a new 52-week low of $29.12 on Monday, down about 1.8% compared with Friday’s closing price of $29.65. The stock’s 52-week high is $48.83. Volume totaled more than 5.8 million shares, approaching double the daily average of around 3 million. The company posted disappointing results after markets closed last Thursday.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    * The market bent yesterday but today it stabilized. (A good showing, all things being considered–but in no way decisive going forward).
    * Gold +$5/oz.
    * Crude oil +$0.50 and the rise is taking up some energy stocks.
    * The Russell returned to the spotlight.
    * Life insurance–particularly Lincoln National (LNC) (on an upgrade). Hartford Financial Services (HIG) gets a small lift.
    * Retail returned from the depths. The standouts–L Brands (LB) , Kohl’s (KSS) , Bed Bath (BBBY) , Nordstrom (JWN) and Gap (GPS) .
    * Ag equipment–after an analyst upgrade yesterday.
    * Brokerages.
    * Homebuilders catch a bid.
    * Day one of the Masters Golf Tournament.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter results after trading ends on Wednesday. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.99 in EPS and revenue of $3.01 billion. Shares ended trading on Friday at $47.27. The consensus price target is $42.76. The 52-week range is $38.60 to $52.71.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) fiscal second-quarter results are scheduled after the close on Tuesday. The consensus earnings estimate is $0.95 per share, on $3.01 billion in revenue. The shares closed the week at $28.67. The consensus price target is $32.16, and the 52-week trading range is $26.96 to $48.83.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) shares dropped 16 percent to $22.83 as the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter.

    Shares of Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) were down 15 percent to $5.34. Maxwell reported amended terms for deal with Viex Capital and announced a proposed offering of $50 million convertible senior notes due 2022.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) is expected to release its fiscal third-quarter quarterly results later on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.37 in EPS and $2.90 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $22.62. The consensus price target is $23.88, and the 52-week range is $19.07 to $47.57.

Top 5 Value Stocks For 2018: Snap-On Incorporated(SNA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Snap-on (SNA)

    Snap-on, which is more than 100 years old, provides hand and power tools for individuals and professionals, including auto-shop tools and auto diagnostic equipment.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Coming up on this episode of Mad Money: Cramer interviews Nick Pinchuk, CEO of Snap-on (SNA) . Plus, don’t miss the Lightning Round. Which stocks is Cramer bullish on?

  • [By John Divine]

    Snap-on Incorporated (SNA) is my choice for the Best Stocks for 2016 competition. At a market cap of $10 billion, I doubt it will double over the next year, as some of the smaller companies in this competition might be able to.

    That said, Snap-on, which manufactures and markets hand tools and diagnostic equipment, is a rock-solid company with an attractive valuation and impressive growth. It goes for 22 times earnings, pays a consistent and modest dividend, and has been around since 1920.

    As cars get more tech-heavy and complicated, newer tools and better diagnostics will be needed — and that’s SNA’s bread ‘n’ butter. 

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With evolving macro trends – an upswing in commodity prices, the recent OPEC agreement, and the President-Elect’s appointments of pro-oil cabinet members – giving favor to energy companies, I decided to look at the economics of various oil and gas producers. This analysis brought me to Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ: CRZO), a Houston-based Exploration and Production company with considerable acreage in the Eagle Ford and Niobrara shale formations.

Carrizo Oil & Gas’s recent presentation at the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference provided updates on the company’s acreage, well economics, and hedging. Analyzing the presentation, the company’s filings, and earnings calls reveals a company with well-positioned assets and sufficient liquidity.

Worth considering from the presentation is the ratio of the company’s acreage that performs well at both current oil prices and lower oil prices. Sure, some of the company’s holdings are excellent performers with oil prices back above $50/Bbl, but what about the company as a whole?

stock best: Pharmerica Corporation(PMC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    PharMerica Corporation (NYSE: PMC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $509.45 million.

    United States Cellular Corp (NYSE: USM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $975.54 million.

stock best: TherapeuticsMD, Inc.(TXMD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    On the show’s “Lightning Round” segment, Jim Cramer was bullish on Penn National Gaming (PENN) , KeyCorp (KEY) and TherapeuticsMD (TXMD) .

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stock best: China Automotive Systems, Inc.(CAAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    China Automotive Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAAS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $108.22 million.

    Affimed NV (NASDAQ: AFMD) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.18 per share on revenue of $1.71 million.

stock best: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter results after trading ends on Wednesday. The consensus analyst estimates are $0.99 in EPS and revenue of $3.01 billion. Shares ended trading on Friday at $47.27. The consensus price target is $42.76. The 52-week range is $38.60 to $52.71.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid caphomed茅cor retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) reportedfiscal Q2 2017 earnings after the market closed on Tuesday with shares falling in the low double digits as results were far below expectations on restructuring and hurricane-related issues. Net sales decreased approximately 1.7% to $2.9 billion as comparable sales decreased by approximately 2.6% (primarily due to a 2.6% decrease in comp sales, partially offset by an increase of 0.9% in non-comp sales).Comparable sales from customer-facing digital channels continued to have strong growth in excess of 20% for the 13th consecutive quarter, while comparable sales from stores declined in the mid-single-digit percentage range during the fiscal 2017 second quarter. Net earningswere $.67 per diluted share ($94.2 million), including the unfavorable impacts of approximately $.08 per diluted share of cash restructuring charges associated with the acceleration of the realignment of store management structure announced on August 3, 2017; the estimated costs associated with the impact of Hurricane Harvey of approximately $.02 per diluted share; and the impact of the new share-based payment accounting standard of approximately $.01 per diluted share, versus $1.11 per diluted share ($167.3 million) for the fiscal 2016 second quarter.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) took a bath today, Cramer told viewers, and is likely beyond hope.

    The home-goods retailer posted a huge earnings miss, delivering just 53 cents a share when the analysts were expecting 66 cents a share. Making matters worse, the company also saw a 2% decline in same-store sales.

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) is expected to release its fiscal third-quarter quarterly results later on Wednesday. The consensus forecast calls for $0.37 in EPS and $2.90 billion in revenue. Shares ended the week at $22.62. The consensus price target is $23.88, and the 52-week range is $19.07 to $47.57.

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Micron Technology Inc. reported strong Q2 2017 earnings, which drove Micron stock nearly 8% higher. Is MU stock still a good buy following the post-earnings pop?
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Boise, Idaho, based Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) reported its Q2 2017 numbers before market open on the 24th of March. The company reported revenue of $4.65B (In-line) and EPS of $0.9 (a 5 cent beat). While the earnings report was strong, the guidance was even better, which made investors take notice. Micron guided for Q3 2017 revenue of $5.2B – $5.6B, which was significantly above the Wall Street consensus of $4.7B revenue. The EPS guidance of $1.43-$1.47 was clearly above consensus of $0.89 EPS. The result? MU stock closed 7.4% higher in the regular trading session on Friday. The next obvious question, ‘Is MU stock a good buy following the post-earnings pop?’

company stock prices: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Williams-Sonoma still in positive territory along with Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc (NYSE: RH) while Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) and Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) have been underperforming for some time:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) was down, falling around 12 percent to $29.61 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) took a bath today, Cramer told viewers, and is likely beyond hope.

    The home-goods retailer posted a huge earnings miss, delivering just 53 cents a share when the analysts were expecting 66 cents a share. Making matters worse, the company also saw a 2% decline in same-store sales.

company stock prices: Profire Energy, Inc.(PFIE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.00 per share on revenue of $6.74 million.

    Posted-In: Earnings scheduleEarnings News Pre-Market Outlook Markets

company stock prices: ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology(BIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested the ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotech (NASDAQ: BIS) and Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares (NYSEARCA: LABD) as ways to short biotech onshort termweakness in the sector, but our suggestion comes with a long termcaveat:

company stock prices: Cimpress N.V(CMPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

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

shares and stocks

Don’t look now, but the demise of the solar yieldco industry may have been overstated. In the past six months, NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP), NRG Yield (NYSE:NYLD), and Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI) have all outperformed the market, and even the maligned 8point3 Energy Partners (NASDAQ:CAFD) has come close.

Maybe the market is starting to see the value in the consistent cash flows and dividends, and maybe stocks had fallen too far in 2016. Whatever’s driving the increase, it’s good news for yieldcos long-term.

CAFD Total Return Price data by YCharts

The yieldco chicken and egg

The way yieldcos are structured, they need low dividend yields to survive. Their plan is to issue equity and debt to acquire growth projects. If the equity dividend is too high, those projects won’t be accretive and won’t help drive dividend growth.

What yieldco operators have found out is that if you can’t promise dividend growth long-term, you won’t get the low dividend (high stock price) from the market. Confidence is quite literally the most important thing a yieldco can earn.

shares and stocks: Silicon Graphics International Corp(SGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Cray Incstill and by far outperforming other supercomputer players likelarge caps International Business Machines Corp (NYSE: IBM) andHewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) plus small cap Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ: SGI):

shares and stocks: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Neiger]

    This article will walk your through all the steps for setting up an individual E*TRADE (NASDAQ:ETFC) brokerage account, which should only take about five to 10 minutes to complete. If you want to compare offers from other brokers, or view their features, check out ourbroker comparison page.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    E*Trade Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ETFC) was up another 1.6% at $32.97. Ithas a total market cap of $9 billion, and over the past five trading days the stock has gained 17%. Shares of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) were last seen at $39.09, up 17% in the past fivetrading days. The market cap is$74.7 billion.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Franklin Resources (BEN) : “I’d rather see you in Morgan Stanley (MS) or E*TRADE Financial (ETFC) .”

    Kinder Morgan (KMI) : “They are OK now, but there are better ones.”

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Meanwhile, E*Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) decided to split the difference. Effective March 13, E*Trade’s commission structure will get split in two. Base rate customers will see their commissions fall from $9.99 to $6.95 per trade, matching TD Ameritrade. However, E*Trade created a new structure for active traders, defined as those who execute 30 or more trades every three months. For those customers, E*Trade will have $4.95 per trade commissions, and options charges will fall by a third, to $0.50 per contract. CEO Karl Roessner said that although “an exceptional customer experience is far more important to traders and investors than price, with our new commission structure, we are able to reward our most active equity and derivative traders and investors.”

shares and stocks: Veritiv Corporation(VRTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related CRMD Mid-Day Market Update: U.S. Stocks Turn Negative; AveXis Shares Spike Higher 12 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Tuesday CorMedix's (CRMD) CEO Khoso Baluch on Q4 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    Related BIOA Mid-Day Market Update: U.S. Stocks Turn Negative; AveXis Shares Spike Higher Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Edge Higher; Tiffany Earnings Top Estimates BioAmber (BIOA) Q4 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
    CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
    Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
    The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
    Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
    Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
    AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
    Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli

shares and stocks: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) was down, falling around 12 percent to $29.61 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid caphomedecor retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY)reported Q1 2017 earnings after yesterdays market close with both sales and earnings missing expectations. Net sales increased approximately 0.1% to $2,742,141 as comparable sales decreased by approximately 2.0% compared with a decrease of approximately 0.5% in last year’s fiscal first quarter.Comparable sales from customer-facing digital channels continued to have strong growth in excess of 20%, while comparable sales from stores declined in the mid-single-digit percentage range during the fiscal 2017 first quarter. Comp sales also reflect a decrease in the number of transactions in stores, partially offset by an increase in the average transaction amount. Net earnings were $75.3 million versus net income of $122.6 million. For fiscal 2017 guidance, the earnings release stated:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) fiscal second-quarter results are scheduled after the close on Tuesday. The consensus earnings estimate is $0.95 per share, on $3.01 billion in revenue. The shares closed the week at $28.67. The consensus price target is $32.16, and the 52-week trading range is $26.96 to $48.83.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) took a bath today, Cramer told viewers, and is likely beyond hope.

    The home-goods retailer posted a huge earnings miss, delivering just 53 cents a share when the analysts were expecting 66 cents a share. Making matters worse, the company also saw a 2% decline in same-store sales.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Earnings are also expected Wednesday from Bed, Bath & Beyond  (BBBY) , Finish Line  (FINL) , Micron Technology  (MU) and Red Hat  (RHT) .

shares and stocks: Tesoro Corporation(TSO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    U.S. oil refiner Tesoro (NYSE: TSO) said it would buy Western Refining (NYSE: WNR) for $4.1 billion to add refineries in Texas, New Mexico and Minnesota. The combined company will have refining capacity of over 1.1 million barrels per day. Tesoro has refineries in California, Washington, Alaska, Utah and North Dakota.

best stocks under 20

Chairman & CEO of Amicus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:FOLD) John F Crowley sold 449,295 shares of FOLD on 10/16/2017 at an average price of $14.33 a share. The total sale was $6.4 million.

Amicus Therapeutics Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. It is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation medicines. Amicus Therapeutics Inc has a market cap of $2.43 billion; its shares were traded at around $14.74 with and P/S ratio of 129.30. Amicus Therapeutics Inc had annual average EBITDA growth of 0.90% over the past five years.

CEO Recent Trades:

Chairman & CEO John F Crowley bought 1,395 shares of FOLD stock on 09/26/2017 at the average price of $14.36. The price of the stock has increased by 2.65% since.Chairman & CEO John F Crowley sold 449,295 shares of FOLD stock on 10/16/2017 at the average price of $14.33. The price of the stock has increased by 2.86% since.

CFO Recent Trades:

CFO William D Baird Iii sold 40,000 shares of FOLD stock on 10/12/2017 at the average price of $14.25. The price of the stock has increased by 3.44% since.

Directors and Officers Recent Trades:

best stocks under 20: Best Buy Co., Inc.(BBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of consumer electronics retailer Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) jumped 11.4% in March, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence. Best Buy reported its fourth-quarter results on March 1, and while the numbers were mixed relative to analyst expectations, strong earnings growth, online sales momentum, a big dividend increase, and an expanded share buyback program propelled the stock higher.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Best Buy Co. Inc. (BBY) shares are down nearly 12% Tuesday, Aug. 29, right before closing bell, even though just nine hours earlier, the electronics retailer posted its strongest quarter yet since the end of 2009. Why? Analyst consensus points to one comment made by CEO Hubert Joly in earnings call that tempered the comp sales forecast for the rest of the year.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    USA CPI (YoY) for Oct 2.10% vs 1.60% consensus estimate. CPI (MoM) for Oct 0.10% vs 0.40% consensus estimate.

    New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley is set to speak at the Global Research Forum on International Macroeconomics and Finance at 8:50 a.m. ET.
    New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley will then speak at the "Evolution of Work" event in New York at 9:10 a.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is set to testify before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress in Washington D.C. at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    Data on e-commerce sales for the third quarter will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on natural gas stocks is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard will speak in New York at 12:30 p.m. ET.
    Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans is set to speak in Chicago at 2:45 p.m. ET.
    Data on money supply for the latest week will be released at 4:30 p.m. ET.
    BZ News Desk Focus
    Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) Q3 EPS $0.98 vs $0.96 Est., Revenue $117.2B vs $118.7B Est.
    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) Q3 EPS $0.62 vs $0.47 Est., Revenue $8.95B vs $8.85B Est.
    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) Reports Q1 Adj. EPS $0.61 vs $0.59 Est., ev. $12.4B vs. $12.33B Est.
    First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) Updates Guidance FY16 Adj EPS $4.60-$4.80 vs $4.42 Es
    Sell-Side Themes

    Stephens (Equal-Weight) and Citi (Sell) both downgraded Atwood Oceanics (NYSE: ATW).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Large cap consumer electronics retail stock Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) reported Q3 FY18 earnings before the market opened this morningwith results being the following:

best stocks under 20: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation(AMTD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    After a another month of record highs for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which surpassed the $21,000 mark, and the S&P 500, which topped $2,400, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD) released its March report for the Investor Movement Index. Tracking retail investor movement in and out of equities, the IMX, like the markets at large, hit a new high of 6.22 and showed retail investors were net buyers of equity over the month.

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    After a slight pullback in April following a series of all-time highs, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD)’s monthly summary of its Investor Movement Index showed its customers regained much of their former bullishness in May.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Looking for a list of the most common stocks sold by retail investors? Well, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp, (NASDAQ: AMTD) recently ranked as the top retail broker, releases on a monthly basis a few interesting tidbits that gauge the trading activity of its clients.

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    Short-term options traders have priced in a potential share price move of 2.5% in either direction around the earnings release, according to the Market Maker Move™ indicator on the thinkorswim® platform from TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD).

best stocks under 20: Liberty Interactive Corporation(LVNTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNCMA) got a boost, shooting up 63 percent to $33.43 after Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LVNTA) announced plans to acquire General Communication for $1.12 billion.

best stocks under 20: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    1. Bed Bath & Beyond (Nasdaq: BBBY)
    Amazon has its sights set on the home d茅cor and furnishing sector. Bed Bath & Beyond, with its 1,100 standalone stores in North America, creates the ideal brick and mortar space for the internet behemoth to showcase its furnishing and home d茅cor products. The chain could also provide widespread geographic locations for online ordered product pickup and return.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) was down, falling around 12 percent to $29.61 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Rounding out the top 10 in terms of total installed solar PV capacity are Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD) with 108 MWs of installed capacity, Apple Inc.(NASDAQ: AAPL with 94 MWs, Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) with 51 MWs, Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) with 50 MWs, IKEA with 44 MWs, Macy’s Incl. (NYSE: M) with 39 MWs, General Growth Properties Inc. (NYSE: GGP) with 30 MWs, and tied with 23 MWs, Hartz Mountain and Bed, Bath and Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid caphomed茅cor retailer Bed Bath & Beyond Inc (NASDAQ: BBBY) reportedfiscal Q2 2017 earnings after the market closed on Tuesday with shares falling in the low double digits as results were far below expectations on restructuring and hurricane-related issues. Net sales decreased approximately 1.7% to $2.9 billion as comparable sales decreased by approximately 2.6% (primarily due to a 2.6% decrease in comp sales, partially offset by an increase of 0.9% in non-comp sales).Comparable sales from customer-facing digital channels continued to have strong growth in excess of 20% for the 13th consecutive quarter, while comparable sales from stores declined in the mid-single-digit percentage range during the fiscal 2017 second quarter. Net earningswere $.67 per diluted share ($94.2 million), including the unfavorable impacts of approximately $.08 per diluted share of cash restructuring charges associated with the acceleration of the realignment of store management structure announced on August 3, 2017; the estimated costs associated with the impact of Hurricane Harvey of approximately $.02 per diluted share; and the impact of the new share-based payment accounting standard of approximately $.01 per diluted share, versus $1.11 per diluted share ($167.3 million) for the fiscal 2016 second quarter.

best stocks under 20: 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.

best stocks under 20: Rockwell Collins, Inc.(COL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related TRST Earnings Scheduled For October 21, 2016 Major Accounting Changes Are Coming To The Financial Industry
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    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 Stephen Mack]

    The biggest aerospace deal in history was announced Monday, as United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) agreed to acquire aviation parts manufacturer Rockwell Collins Inc. (NYSE: COL) for $23 billion.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Of the 21 stocks Walton covers, he Buy ratings on eight, including Boeing (BA), Northrop Grumman (NOC), and Rockwell Collins (COL).

    Shares of General Dynamics have dropped 4% to $129 at 2:34 p.m. today, while Boeing has fallen 1.1% to $131.43, Northrop Grumman has declined 0.6% to $193.89, and Rockwell Collins has 0.9% $90.83.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Rockwell Collins (COL) has fallen 2.6% to $68.21 after it was downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse.

    General Electric (GE) has gained 1% to $24.25 after signing a bunch of deals and getting a positive mention from my colleague Jack Hough in this weekend’s Barron’s.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) will acquire Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) in a deal worth $30 billion , forging an aerospace behemoth producing virtually all types of avionics systems for commercial and defense aircraft.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now

Microsoft stock is trading near its all time high price.

Redmond, Washington-basedtech giant Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) may not be one of the exciting names in today’s stock markets. Yet, MSFT stock is up 12.06% YTD, also had an impressive last quarter earningsand the stock is currently trading at an earnings multiple of 29.Satya Nadella wants to turn thePC-centric company into one focussed on the promise of cloud computing. The company has moved its focus from PCs to cloud computing, Enterprise SaaS and innovative hardware (Surface series) to name a few. Can 2017 be Microsoft’s year? Should it be on your buy list heading into 2017? Let’s take a closer look.

How Microsoft has Fared in 2016

The biggest positives for Microsoft Corporation in 2016 would be its triple digit (113% Azure revenue growth) cloud revenue growth and it overtaking salesforce (NYSE:CRM) to become the overall enterprise SaaS market leader. Also, Office 365 increased its customer base to 23.1 M and Dynamics CRM online seat additions, enterprise mobility customers nearly doubled year over year. Surface series revenues growing by 9% ($3.81 B in profit) in the latest quarter can also be counted as apositive. Microsoft’s commercial cloud has also touched an impressive annualized run rate of $12.1 B.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=REGENTS+OF+THE+UNIVERSITY+OF+CALIFORNIA

    These are the top 5 holdings of REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIAiShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB) – 229,390 shares, 55.6% of the total portfolio. New PositionThe Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) – 33,400 shares, 7.5% of the total portfolio. Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) – 33,600 shares, 5.74% of the total portfolio. SPDR MidCap Trust Series I (MDY) – 5,600 shares, 3.8% of the total portfolio. New PositionAir Products & Chemicals Inc (APD) – 10,200 shares, 3.21% of the total portfolio. New Purch

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Cougar Global Investments Ltd’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Cougar+Global+Investments+Ltd

    These are the top 5 holdings of Cougar Global Investments LtdSPDR MidCap Trust Series I (MDY) – 134,036 shares, 37.74% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 9.81%SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 150,252 shares, 31.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 359.35%iShares Core S&P Small-Cap (IJR) – 374,523 shares, 23.35% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 283.37%iShares MBS (MBB) – 37,334 shares, 3.59% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 109.88%iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond (AGG) – 34,781 shares, 3.4% of the

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Eli Lilly and Company(LLY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dimitra DeFotis]

    Shares of Eli Lilly (LLY) are down nearly 13% this morning after a late-stage Alzheimer’s drug trial failed to produce expected results.

    Biogen(BIIB), down nearly 6% today, also is working on an Alzheimer’s treatment; Merck (MRK) shareswere down 1% in recent trading.

    Lilly was testing the drug as a treatment for mild dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.Credit Suisse analysts were hopeful the drug trial would show “a statistically significant impact on cognition.”MarketWatch reports:

    “Eli Lilly said it would not pursue approval for the drug to treat mild dementia due to Alzheimers disease and that it will ‘evaluate the impact of these results on the development plans for solanezumab and our other Alzheimers pipeline assets’ … More specifics about the solanezumab drug, expected the night of Dec. 9 during a meeting of the Clinical Trials on Alzheimers Disease (CTAD), could have repercussions for whats called the beta amyloid hypothesis in Alzheimers disease treatments, which target protein fragments that some believe are responsible for the disease …”

    On Nov. 15, J.P. Morgan analysts Chris Schott, Aditi Singhania, Dana Flanders and Christopher Neyor noted that trial success had a low probability. But they kept their$95 price target on the stock, noting the drug pipeline offers other opportunities. Their target implies upside of more than 40% from a recent price near $66. They wrote:

    “… On solanezumab … While the FDA recommends both cognitive and function endpoints for Alzheimers drug approvals, we expect the agency to review solanezumab on the totality of evidence, and we would not be surprised to see a cognitive benefit coupled with a trend in secondary functional endpoints be sufficient for approval … regardless of the solanezumab outcome, we see a diverse range of new product opportunities supporting LLY

  • [By The Ticker Tape]

    Overall, first-quarter earnings have been pretty positive and many CEOs struck an optimistic tone discussing outlooks for the remainder of 2017. Two industrial bellwethers, General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) and Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON), just beat Wall Street analyst expectations on Friday and credit card companies American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) and Visa Inc (NYSE: V) also reported strong results—some are taking that as a sign that consumer confidence could be translating into consumer buying. Next up in Q1, Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE: LLY), Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) report before market open on April 25.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Cramer recalled recently investing in Eli Lilly (LLY) on hopes the company’s Alzheimer’s research would be worth billions. As time has worn on, Lilly’s obstacles to success seem to be mounting. Not knowing if or when Lilly might see success, Cramer said he sold the stock and moved on.

  • [By Johanna Bennett]

    Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) and Biogen (BIIB) are far from the only two drug makers racing to deliver a new treatment for Alzheimers disease. But they are pretty much leading the pack.

    The market for an effective therapy that actually slows the progression of the disease would likely generate billions of dollars in annual sales. It is quite literally the drug industrys version of the holy grail.

    And according to Barclays analysts Geoff Meacham and Paul Choi, the next few weeks could prove to be one of the most fertile periods in Alzheimers disease research since 2008.

    We think the most likely outcome for Lilly’s Phase 3 EXPEDITION 3 (E3) solanezumab trial is the primary cognition (ADAS-Cog14) endpoint is met (just achieving statistical significance with a p-value <0.05) and mixed results on the secondary endpoints including function (ADL), which we believe should be good enough to support a regulatory submission. While aducanumab has a marginally different mechanism of action, we nevertheless expect BIIB shares to trade in sympathy to Lilly.

    Implications for Biogen and Merck: The E3 results are likely to result in volatility for Biogen (up 20-30%, down 10-15%) as Alzheimer’s drives both long-term growth and M&A value even though aducanumab works differently from solanezumab.

    Aducanumab dose titration data is expected at the CTAD meeting (San Diego, Dec. 9). Merck’s Phase 2/3 EPOCH verubecestat (BACE) trial is scheduled to finish in June 2017 but unlike E3, PET scans/CSF tests for A were not an inclusion criteria. We think Merck shares could move 3% to 5% in either direction in sympathy to E3.

    At $76.58, Lillys share price has fallen more than 9% over the past year, while Biogen has climbed more than 9% over the same span.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    That’s why Cramer said he’d use today’s weakness to buy Merck (MRK) , Eli Lilly (LLY) , Pfizer (PFE) and Allergan (AGN) , an Action Alerts PLUS holding.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares US Regional Banks (IAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Fitz-Gerald]

    If you’re not comfortable with a single stock, I understand. In that case, consider a regional banking ETF like iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF (NYSEArca:IAT), which holds positions in 54 regional banks around the country. You won’t get quite the pop of an individual acquisition but, chances are, you won’t lose out either.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Big Lots, Inc.(BIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter and raised its profit outlook for the year.

    Big Lots posted quarterly earnings of $0.04 per share, on revenue of $1.105 billion. However, analysts were expecting a loss of $0.01 per share on revenue of $1.12 billion.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, Costco Wholesale(NASDAQ:COST) and Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) were some of the biggest individual movers as investors reacted to details from their latest quarterly earnings reports.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap off-price or value price retailers like Five Belowand Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) along with large capRoss Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: ROST) having at least a positive trend albeit with their share of volatility:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows small cap off-price or value price retailers like Five Belowand Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) along with large capRoss Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: ROST) largely moving into positive territory albeit with their share of volatility:

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Agrium Inc.(AGU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chad Fraser]

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

    Potash Cartel Breakup Has Weighed on This Agriculture ETF

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

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

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    Agri-Input Companies — Seeds/ Fertilizers/Pesticides Manufacturers

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

    Agri-Finance Companies

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

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

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MDGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Madrigal (MDGL) has a significant market opportunity to treat NASH. Its MGL-3196 is well positioned as a potential treatment when the illness is at its earliest stages of development, and thereby save the most lives and money.

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: BorgWarner Inc.(BWA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, I dubbed the selloff in auto stocks “car-pocalypse now,” as shares of everything car related tumbled following disappointing auto sales. Shares of General Motors (GM) and Ford Motor (F)? Check. Auto-part makers like BorgWarner (BWA)? Check. Used-car sellers like AutoNation (AN) and CarMax (KMX)? Check. Auto-part retailers like O’Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and AutoZone (AZO)? Oh yeah. So is it time to panic?

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, Morgan Stanleys Adam Jonas cut Delphi Automotive (DLPH) to Underweight from Overweight citing the threat posed by electric cars (and not just Tesla Motors (TSLA)). Today, Bairds David Leiker and team offer a fuller defense of Delphi Automotive, as well as Borg Warner (BWA) and Lear (LEA):

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: TESARO, Inc.(TSRO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Budwell]

    Unfortunately for Clovis and its shareholders, though, Astra’s Lynparza is currently underpriority review with the FDA as a maintenance therapy in ovarian cancer, andTesaro’s (NASDAQ:TSRO)rival PARP inhibitor Zejula gained an early approval– along with afar broader label than Rubraca — just this week.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Who has PARP? A poly ADP-ribose polymerase inhibitor (PARPi) kills cancer cells by interfering tumor DNA repair pathway with the potential to treat ovarian, breast and prostate cancer. Studies have shown that patients with BRCA mutations (BRCAmut) respond to PARPi. AstraZenecas (AZN) PARPi was approved in 2014 whileClovis Oncology (CLVS) and Tesaro (TSRO) both have positive Phase III data. Clovis licensed its PARPi from Pfizer (PFE) in 2011 and Tesaro licensed its PARPi from Merck (MRK) in 2012, after Sanofis (SNY) PARPi (later demonstrated that it cannot block PARP) failed in Phase III in early 2011.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of Tesaro (TSRO) are soaring today after the biotech company reported positive data for its treatment of ovarian cancer over the weekend. Credit Suisse analyst Alethia Young and team contend that “M&A remains in focus” for Tesaro following the data:

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    We are increasing our target price to $122 from $90 as we move to an M&A DCF valuation. We were at ESMO this weekend, and we believe the big takeaway on Tesaro data is that it works broadly in all 2L ovarian populations and safety looks solid. We also think the robustness of this data bodes well from PRIMA and QUADRA but are maintaining our POS here. We have looked at our model and also adjusted durations in first-line. We think Tesaro remains one of the most attractive and de-risked cancer assets in our landscape and the company has been cited in major press sources as a takeout target (Bloomberg, Investor Business Daily).

    We think M&A remains in focus for Tesaro. Our M&A DCF valuations range from $122 to $157 by our model. We have also built models for other cancers like NSCLC, SCLC, prostate, and others where PARP might be impactful. We assume 0% POS for now but we conservatively see at least another $1B in sales from PARP expansion. Tesaro has been cited in the press as a potential M&A target and is a company we frequently hear mentioned as a target from our conversations. We think the demand for late stage oncology assets is high, especially in the PARP space given the potential for activity across a range of tumors. For a large Pharma player who already has an oncology salesforce and large R&D infrastructure we could see SG&A synergies of 50-75% and R&D synergies of 15-30%. In our base case TSRO P&L we model a tax rate of 30% so there could be synergies here as well. Two additional key swing factors which might be included in a CVR are how much expansion from PARP in other cancers and immuno-oncology…

    Ex M&A,

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.(BBBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) took a bath today, Cramer told viewers, and is likely beyond hope.

    The home-goods retailer posted a huge earnings miss, delivering just 53 cents a share when the analysts were expecting 66 cents a share. Making matters worse, the company also saw a 2% decline in same-store sales.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) was down, falling around 12 percent to $29.61 after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) shares dropped 16 percent to $22.83 as the company reported downbeat earnings for its third quarter.

    Shares of Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) were down 15 percent to $5.34. Maxwell reported amended terms for deal with Viex Capital and announced a proposed offering of $50 million convertible senior notes due 2022.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Trevena Inc (NASDAQ: TRVN) rose 10.8 percent to $3.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.97 percent on Wednesday.
    Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) rose 10.2 percent to $31.05 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.
    Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: MCRB) rose 9.1 percent to $11.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 5.26 percent on Wednesday.
    Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) rose 8.9 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after surging 73.08 percent on Wednesday.
    Coach Inc (NYSE: COH) rose 6.7 percent to $41.98 in pre-market trading. Coach named Ian Bickley as President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances.
    Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ: SPNS) shares rose 6.1 percent to $13.91 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.54 percent on Wednesday.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) rose 6.1 percent to $149.15 in pre-market trading. Jazz Pharma reached a settlement with Hikma Pharma related to Xyrem patent case. Mizuho downgraded Jazz from Buy to Neutral.
    Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBKR) shares rose 6 percent to $36.72 in pre-market trading after declining 0.03 percent on Wednesday.
    Rewalk Robotics Ltd (NASDAQ: RWLK) rose 5.3 percent to $2.00 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs purchased 28 added Exoskeleton Systems.
    Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: MACK) rose 5.1 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading. Merrimack declared a $1.06 special dividend.
    BioTime, Inc. (NYSE: BTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading. BioTime, reported the formation of new subsidiary AgeX Therapeutics, Inc.
    Akari Therapeutics PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ: AKTX) shares rose 4.8 percent to $12.26 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Wednesday.
    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) rose 3.6 percent to $39.15 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than

Top 10 Stocks To Own Right Now: United States Steel Corporation(X)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Steel Dynamics outperforming peers large cap Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) and mid cap United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) along with Market Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEARCA: SLX):

  • [By Shanthi Rexaline]

    United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) is building on its post-election gains, even as it perches on a two-year high.

    The most recent catalyst being a tweet by CNBC's Brian Sullivan that CEO Mario Longhi revealed plans to rehire up to 10,000 workers previously let gone due to slowing business.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Steel Dynamics outperforming peers large cap Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) and mid cap United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) along with Market Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEARCA: SLX):