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The rally in AMD stock price has been driven largely by investor speculation and nothing more. Will 2017 be different?
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Shares of Sunnyvale, California-based, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.(NASDAQ:AMD) have been on a tear for well over a year now. AMD stock price is up from $1.83 a year ago, to the current price of $13.3 (Feb 16 close price), a massive run by any measure. The stock has continued its strong rally into 2017, having already racked up gains of 17.3% in the year-to-date, outperforming the 8.1% rise in the Nasdaq Composite (INDEX:COMPX) and the 4.9% gains by the S&P 500 (INDEX:SPAL) over the same time period. While the stock is off to a strong start this year, the phenomenal run in the stock price has been fuelled more by speculative investors, with AMD having little to show as far as fundamentals go. However, 2017 could be a year of difference. Why? Let’s see.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc(ZIOP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Ziopharm Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP) dropped more than 10% Tuesday to post a 52-week low of $3.77 after closing at $4.20 on Monday. The 52-week high is $7.88. Volume was around 3.7 million, more than double the daily average. The company reported Tuesday on progress of two platforms it is developing and investors did not like what they heard.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 0.88 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), down 7 percent, and ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), down 7 percent.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: QC Holdings Inc.(QCCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    QC Holdings (NASDAQ: QCCO) shares tumbled 2.58% to reach a new 52-week low of $2.27. QC Holdings’ trailing-twelve-month profit margin is 0.60%.

    NewLead Holdings (NASDAQ: NEWL) shares dipped 6.56% to touch a new 52-week low of $0.08 after the company completed the acquisition of titles in the Viking Mine located in Kentucky, USA.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedgoing long on small cap homebuilder stockGreen Brick Partners (NASDAQ: GRBK):

    For Green Brick Partners, we’re mainly feeding off of the hammer-shaped reversal bar from last week. That long-tailed low only had to kiss the 200-day moving average line (green) at $8.45 to kick-start a reversal, and we’ve seen some nice bullish follow-through so far. Ideally we’d like to see a move above the February ceiling around $9.90, but we fear waiting that long could leave us chasing it higher. See, what you can’t see on the chart (because it’s further back) is that GRBK is no stranger to multi-point runups. Based on its past runs, Green Brick Partners could be in the high teens before you even know it.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Haynes International, Inc.(HAYN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Basic materials sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAYN), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF), and Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, basic materials shares fell by 1.24 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAYN), down 12 percent, and McEwen Mining Inc (NYSE: MUX), down 9 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, basic materials shares fell 0.44 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAYN), down 5 percent, and Gibraltar Industries Inc (NASDAQ: ROCK), down 4 percent.

Top 5 Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tenneco Inc.(TEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Shares of auto-part makers like Delphi Automotive (DLPH), BorgWarner (BWA), and Tenneco (TEN) are getting killed today, ostensibly due to an article in Automotive News. Wells Fargo’s Richard Kwas and team think Tesla Motors (TSLA) and its Model 3 deserve at least some of the blame:

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018

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.

A technical chart for Bed Bath & Beyond shows shares experiencing an early November reversal:

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedgoing long on small cap homebuilder stockGreen Brick Partners (NASDAQ: GRBK):

    For Green Brick Partners, we’re mainly feeding off of the hammer-shaped reversal bar from last week. That long-tailed low only had to kiss the 200-day moving average line (green) at $8.45 to kick-start a reversal, and we’ve seen some nice bullish follow-through so far. Ideally we’d like to see a move above the February ceiling around $9.90, but we fear waiting that long could leave us chasing it higher. See, what you can’t see on the chart (because it’s further back) is that GRBK is no stranger to multi-point runups. Based on its past runs, Green Brick Partners could be in the high teens before you even know it.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.(JBHT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on August 3, 2016.

    J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ: JBHT) – $0.2200 dividend, 1.0791 percent yield
    Johnson Controls Inc (NYSE: JCI) – $0.2900 dividend, 2.6250 percent yield
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) – $0.3600 dividend, 3.9680 percent yield
    Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) – $0.8255 dividend, 10.7347 percent yield
    Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) – $0.3800 dividend, 3.1588 percent yield
    BP plc (ADR) (NYSE: BP) – $0.6000 dividend, 6.8768 percent yield
    American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL) – $0.1000 dividend, 1.1442 percent yield
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) – $0.1300 dividend, 2.9834 percent yield
    Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) – $0.0300 dividend, 1.1321 percent yield
    Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) – $0.2700 dividend, 1.5341 percent yield

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Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS(TKC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, telecommunications services shares slipped by 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (ADR) (NYSE: TKC), down 2 percent, and Telefonica Brasil SA (ADR) (NYSE: VIV), down 2.5 percent.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Outerwall Inc.(OUTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Equities Trading DOWN
    Shares of Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) were down 16.03 percent to $47.00 after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year. Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) shares tumbled 4.71 percent to $23.26 after the company issued a weak third-quarter profit forecast. Bank of America downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral. Pandora Media (NYSE: P) down, falling 1.71 percent to $23.58 as the company announced its plans to sell 14 million shares of common stock, including 4 million shares from current stockholders.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Netflix at all time highswhile potential performance peer or competitor Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has continueda more steadyrise and small cap Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR), which owned the Redbox business,was swallowed up Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) late last year:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Netflix close to all time highsgoing into earnings while potential performance peer or competitor Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) has continueda more steadyrise and small cap Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR), which owned the Redbox business,got swallowed up Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) late last year:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) dipped 19.33% to $45.15 in the pre-market session after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) plummeted 12.08% to $49.21 after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year.

    JinkoSolar Holding Co (NYSE: JKS) dropped 9.88% to $16.87 after the company announced the offering of 3,500,000 American Depositary Shares.

Top Safest Stocks To Invest In 2018: Lincoln National Corporation(LNC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Lee Jackson]

    Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE: LNC) also had the man at the top selling stock last week. Dennis Glass, the CEO of this insurance and retirement focused company, sold a block of 75,000 shares at between $71.00 and $71.28 apiece. The total for the sale was posted at $5 million. Shares closed Friday at $71.69, in a 52-week rangeof $34.16 to $73.71. The consensus price target is $73.17.

Top Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

The most expensive version of the new iPhone 8 will cost $1,000 or more, according to a Wall Street research firm. The price will be based on a set of features that are entirely new to smartphones. The iPhone 8 also will be very expensive to build. What the research does not say is that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) already sells a version of the iPhone 7 Plus for barely less than $1,000. And for those who do not want to pay nearly so much, the four major wireless carriers have two-year plans that probably will push the price below $40 a month, if past practice is any indication.

According to an analysis by RBC Capital, the high-end iPhone 8 will have an AMOLED display. This technology makes a screen brighter and sharper. According to Digital Trends, thetechnology is characterizedby:

AMOLED screens consist of a thin layer of organic polymers that light up when zapped with an electric current. Due to this simple construction, AMOLED screens can be extremely thin and do not require a backlight. The benefit of losing a backlight is readily apparent: these screens are able to produce blacks so deep that the screen pixels can shut right off. Shutting off pixels can also save electricity and battery life in phones and tablets. Just keep your backgrounds close to black and youll save energy.

Top Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ryder System Inc.(R)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Ryder System (R) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after it missed earnings forecasts and cut its full-year guidance.

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    Ryder Systemdropped 14% to $68.28 today, while the S&P 500 0.6% to 2,388.61

    Ryder Systems reported a profit of 82 cents a share, missing forecasts for 84 cents, on sales of $1.75 billion, ahead of forecasts for $1.7 billion. Ryder cut its 2017 guidance to a range of $4.25 to $4.55, below the Street consensus for $5.17.

    Ryder System’s market capitalization fell to $3.7 billion today from $4.2 billion yesterday.

Top Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Joy Global Inc.(JOY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Income investors appreciate stocks that pay lucrative dividends, and recently, many companies have seen the value in treating shareholders well by boosting their regular payouts. Yet a few holdouts simply don’t show their appreciation for their investors through dividends. For whatever reason, rather than having no dividend at all, Joy Global (NYSE:JOY), Textron (NYSE:TXT), and Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) maintain the tiniest of quarterly payments. Let’s look more closely at these stocks to see why they do what they do with their dividends.

Top Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedgoing long on small cap homebuilder stockGreen Brick Partners (NASDAQ: GRBK):

    For Green Brick Partners, we’re mainly feeding off of the hammer-shaped reversal bar from last week. That long-tailed low only had to kiss the 200-day moving average line (green) at $8.45 to kick-start a reversal, and we’ve seen some nice bullish follow-through so far. Ideally we’d like to see a move above the February ceiling around $9.90, but we fear waiting that long could leave us chasing it higher. See, what you can’t see on the chart (because it’s further back) is that GRBK is no stranger to multi-point runups. Based on its past runs, Green Brick Partners could be in the high teens before you even know it.

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By New Deal Democrat

August data included a downturn in industrial production, capacity utilization, and retail sales. Business inventories were unchanged, while sales declined slightly, but not enough to change the inventory to sales ratio. Consumer prices increased, while producer prices were unchanged. Consumer confidence held steady. In the distant rear view mirror, in 2015, median household income increased substantially.

My usual note: I look at the high frequency weekly indicators because while they can be very noisy, they provide a good Now-cast of the economy, and will telegraph the maintenance or change in the economy well before monthly or quarterly data is available. They are also an excellent way to “mark your beliefs to market.”

In general, I go in order of long leading indicators, then short leading indicators, and then coincident indicators.

Interest rates and credit spreads

4.20% BAA corporate bonds up +.01% 1.70% 10-year treasury bonds up +.16% 2.50% credit spread between corporates and treasuries down -.15%

Yield curve, 10-year minus 2-year:

swing trading: MBIA, Inc.(MBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    But some stocks managed to buck the trend and give investors more upbeat outlooks for their prospects. SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD), MBIA (NYSE:MBI), and LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.

swing trading: Teladoc, Inc.(TDOC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Teladoc Inc (NASDAQ: TDOC) was down, falling around 6 percent to $33.70. First Baird downgraded Teladoc from Outperform to Neutral.

    Commodities

  • [By Steve Symington, Rich Smith, and Keith Speights]

    But from an investor’s perspective, that raises the question: Are there other stocks that could offer similar returns?So we asked three top Motley Fool contributors to each pick a stock they believe hasNVIDIA-like return potential. Read on to see why they chose CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP), Kratos Defense & Security (NASDAQ:KTOS), and Teladoc (NYSE:TDOC).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap telehealth stock Teladoc Inc (NYSE: TDOC) is theninth most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 43.00% according toHighshortinterest.com. Teladoc calls itself the worlds largest and most trusted provider of virtual healthcare delivery services. The Company provides virtual access to high quality care and expertise with a portfolio of services and solutions inclusive of coverage of 450 medical subspecialties that spans the spectrum from non-urgent, episodic needs like flu and upper respiratory infections, to chronic, complicated medical conditions like cancer and congestive heart failure.

swing trading: NVR Inc.(NVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    The index NAIL tries to deliver triple the daily returns of is top heavy. D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI), Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN), NVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR), Pulte Group Inc. (NYSE: PHM), Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL) and Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) account for a significant portion of the benchmark's weight.

  • [By Ashley Moore]

    Here is a table of the 10 most expensive stocks trading on U.S. markets today:

    Company (Ticker)Price per ShareMarket CapBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)$ 257,227.52$ 419.50 billionSeaboard Corp. (NYSEMKT: SEB)$ 3,760.00$ 4.48 billionNVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR)$ 1,944.23$ 7.19 billionThe Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN)$ 1,727.94$ 80.82 billionMarkel Corp. (NYSE: MKL)$ 978.51$ 13.78 billionWhite Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE: WTM)$ 935.01$ 4.25 billionAmazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)$ 846.08$ 408.27 billionAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)$ 844.06$ 582.85 billionAutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO)$ 744.26$ 21.04 billionIntuitive Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG)$ 735.63$ 28.41 billion

swing trading: Harte-Hanks, Inc.(HHS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Harte Hanks Inc (NYSE: HHS) were down 19 percent to $2.95. Harte Hanks entered into a new $110 million credit facility over 5 years.

    TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSE: TA) was down, falling around 18 percent to $7.75. TravelCenters of America reported a Q4 loss of $0.04 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.

swing trading: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedgoing long on small cap homebuilder stockGreen Brick Partners (NASDAQ: GRBK):

    For Green Brick Partners, we’re mainly feeding off of the hammer-shaped reversal bar from last week. That long-tailed low only had to kiss the 200-day moving average line (green) at $8.45 to kick-start a reversal, and we’ve seen some nice bullish follow-through so far. Ideally we’d like to see a move above the February ceiling around $9.90, but we fear waiting that long could leave us chasing it higher. See, what you can’t see on the chart (because it’s further back) is that GRBK is no stranger to multi-point runups. Based on its past runs, Green Brick Partners could be in the high teens before you even know it.

swing trading: Lockheed Martin Corporation(LMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    BAE Systems, an F-35 partner of Lockheed Martin (LMT) , counts its largest customer as the U.S government, although it is a key supplier to both American and British defense departments.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Much of this was based on educated guesswork, however, as we extrapolated what we knew about the finances at SpaceX rivalsBoeing(NYSE:BA),Lockheed Martin(NYSE:LMT),Orbital ATK(NYSE:OA), andAirbus(NASDAQOTH:EADSY), and applied it to what wethoughtthat might mean for SpaceX’s own finances. It would have been a whole lot easier to just take a good hard look at SpaceX’s own financial documents, and get the answers straight from the source.

  • [By Alex McGuire]

    That’s because SpaceX is one of the world’s most unique companies. Although it’s categorized as a traditional aerospace company like Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) or Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), SpaceX focuses on long-term goals over short-term profits. In fact, its biggest plan is to eventually colonize Mars.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Orbital operates two main rocket families — Minotaur rockets for payloads ranging from less than a ton to just over three tons, and Antares rockets for payloads up to eight tons — both targeting the midrange of the rocket market. When a satellite isn’t big enough to require a SpaceX Falcon 9 (three times as powerful as Orbital’s most robust rocket), Boeing Delta IV, or Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) Atlas V — but is too big for a Vector-R — that’s when Orbital ATK steps in and offers its services.

  • [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]

    Its this kind of environment that has made the iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF(ITA) one of the best-performing ETFs over the past decade. Companies like Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) and General Dynamics Corporation (GD) have thrived by producing solutions funded by a thick military wallet.

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The company’s current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Aerospace & Defense industry and the overall market, LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP’s return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.

     

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Chinese banks in two cities are testing a custom-built digital currency developed by the Peoples Bank of China, according to information gleaned from local media reports and interviews with two individuals who are familiar with the central banks thinking.

The digital currency, known to the broader world as ChinaCoin, but officially referred to inside China as digital renminbi, or RMB, was developed by the PBOC in partnership with other private and public entities.

what does invest mean: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedgoing long on small cap homebuilder stockGreen Brick Partners (NASDAQ: GRBK):

    For Green Brick Partners, we’re mainly feeding off of the hammer-shaped reversal bar from last week. That long-tailed low only had to kiss the 200-day moving average line (green) at $8.45 to kick-start a reversal, and we’ve seen some nice bullish follow-through so far. Ideally we’d like to see a move above the February ceiling around $9.90, but we fear waiting that long could leave us chasing it higher. See, what you can’t see on the chart (because it’s further back) is that GRBK is no stranger to multi-point runups. Based on its past runs, Green Brick Partners could be in the high teens before you even know it.

what does invest mean: The Joint Corp.(JYNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Joint Corp (NASDAQ: JYNT) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.28 per share on revenue of $4.13 million.

    Synacor Inc (NASDAQ: SYNC) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.03 per share on revenue of $30.00 million.

what does invest mean: Unilever NV(UN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, industrial shares fell by 0.04 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Unilever N.V. (ADR) (NYSE: UN), down 8 percent, and Magal Security Systems Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: MAGS), down 6 percent.

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Earlier this year, Unilever (UN) recently declined Kraft Heinz (KHC) merger bid. That means that if the company still wants to do a deal, Mondelez International (MDLZ) and PepsiCo (PEP) are the next logical partners, writes Susquehannas Pablo Zuanic.

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    Zuanic upgraded Pepsi from Neutral to Positive today and raised his price target from $118 to $132. He writes that a Pepsi deal would have more strategic merits, hence his upgrade (as he emphasizes that not much has changed in terms of fundamentals for the firm).

    More detail from his note:

    With investors apparently seeing MDLZ as the next likely KHC target, and Coca-Cola (KO) the next Anheuser-Busch (BUD) target, PEP shares have lost visibility and now trade at a 25% discount to KO on apples-to-apples comps. We see value here, on franchise strength, efforts to align the F&B portfolio with consumer health trends, and the growing optionality value of a joint KHC/BUD bid for PEP. We argue that, together, the Kendall Jenner commercial, the Aspartame to-be-or-not-to-be zigzagging, the new, new, new alt low-cal cola (Pepsi Zero sugar), the ongoing underperformance in U.S. CSDs (25% only of the company), the lack of scale in non-CSD NARTDs vs. KO (other than Gatorade), and now talk of PEP buying Brazilian dairy company Vigor S.A. (a JBS subsidiary that would better fit KHC or ULVR), all paint a picture of a company still struggling to set a new direction (with all due respect). In this regard, we think PEP may be more vulnerable than MDLZ to a KHC bid (jointly done with BUD). We also see greater strategic fit for KHC with PEP Food/Snacks (than with MDLZ), and argue that PEP Beverages fits BUD better than KO, as the PEP bottling operations in key regions (including NA) remain in the hands of PEP (KO, on the other hand will be fully refranchised by end of 2017). So we are upgrading PEP to Positive with a $132 price target by December 17. Yes, the Unilever rebuff

what does invest mean: H&E Equipment Services Inc.(HEES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of United Rentalsgiving a similar performance and pulling away fromsmall cap peer H&E Equipment Services, Inc (NASDAQ: HEES):

what does invest mean: Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.(FBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Blitchok]

    When Alessandro DiNello was named CEO of Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE: FBC) in 2013, the bank was on a financial precipice.

    The bank’s business was almost entirely mortgages. As the industry unraveled nationally, Flagstar accepted $267 million in TARP money in 2009 — as well as private equity financing — to maintain solvency.

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Stocks were indicated higher yet again on Friday, even knowing that many market participants are going to sneak out at lunch for St. Patrick’s Day revelry. The Dow is still back to challenging 21,000 again, and the bull market is now more than eightyears old. Investors have bought up stocks on every single pullback. Those same investors also are looking for new trading and investing ideas.

24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst research reports each day of the week. The goal is to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some analyst reports cover stocks to buy, while others cover stocks to sell or to avoid.

Some color has been added on many of thefollowing calls, and the consensus analyst price targets referenced are from Thomson Reuters.These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Friday, March 17, 2017:

Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) was raised to Buy from Hold and the price target was raised to $145 from $115 (versus a $122.37 prior close) at Wunderlich. Adobe has a 52-week trading range of $90.35 to $123.55, but shares were indicated up at a new high of $128.50 on Friday after solid earnings.

hyip monitor: World Energy Solutions Inc(DE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    In his “Homework” segment, Cramer followed up on a few stocks that had stumped him during earlier shows. He said that he’s taking a pass on Toro (TTC) , a stock that’s just off its highs and trades at a premium to rival Deere & Company (DE) .

  • [By ]

    We’ve bagged winners like the 64.3% return from Mastercard (NYSE: MA), 44.3% from Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), 38.9% from Deere (NYSE: DE) and even 101.8% from Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS). So it’s easy to see why this has become one of StreetAuthority’s most popular reports.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) is scheduled to report its fiscal fourth-quarter results on Wednesday. The consensus analyst estimates call for $0.40 in EPS and revenue of $5.38 billion. Shares traded on Friday at$91.96. The consensus price target is $85.21. The 52-week range is $70.16 to $92.99.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter and lifted its outlook for fiscal 2017.

    Deere’s quarterly net income dropped to $193.8 million, or $0.61 per share, compared to $254.4 million, or $0.80 per share, in the year-ago quarter.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Sometimes companies can change their stripes. That may the case for Deere (DE).

    The company had faced a weak market due to declining agriculture sales and a strong dollar. “It was difficult to get enthusiastic about Deere,” Cramer said.

hyip monitor: Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc.(NGVC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Inc (NYSE: NGVC) was down, falling around 33 percent to $5.70 as the company posted downbeat quarterly results and lowered its FY17 earnings guidance.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Whole Foods Market shows shares still lower than they were five years ago whilepeers in the organic space like Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ: SFM) and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) have performed worst:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart for Whole Foods Market shows along with mid cap peerSprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ: SFM) and Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) appearing to all be in downtrends that may or may not have leveled off:

hyip monitor: HP Inc.(HPQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Virendra Singh Chauhan]

    Apple stock is currently trading at a PE multiple of 14.09, in line with the valuation multiples of other hardware companies like HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ) and Qualcomm (NSDQ:QCOM). However, the Apple services segment is significantly different from a ‘hardware’ business, whether in terms of operations or associated cost structure. It would, therefore, be more accurate to evaluate the segment as a services business in order to gauge its ‘value.’ Two popular companies which generate a ton of services revenue are Alphabet (NSDQ:GOOGL) and Facebook (NSDQ:FB).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The full Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap 3D printing stockStratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS)is scheduled for before the market opens onThursday (March 9th). Its hard to see 3D printing stocks regaining their former highs any time soon as HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) has entered the3D printer market with its Jet Fusion 3D. However,it appears that 3D printing stockshave stabilized as the short interest has largely been cleared out.

  • [By Alex Cho]

    That being the case, it wouldnt take substantial market share gains for AMD to reverse the multi-year decline in its processor business, as performance/watt is what will drive adoption from key PC makers like Dell, HP Inc (NYSE:HPQ)and Lenovo. AMD hasnt been very competitive in the MPU (microprocessor unit) segment for quite a while, but given the recent node shift to 14nm FinFET over at GlobalFoundries, and mention of new architecture by AMD earlier this year at COMPUTEX Taiwan, I get the impression that performance of Summit Ridge, i.e. Zen will match Skylake and will perhaps come in slightly slower than Kaby Lake.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Investors are likely familiar with the basic history of HP (NYSE:HPQ), the seminal tech company founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in a one-car garage in Palo Alto nearly eight decades ago. HP later evolved from a producer of electronic test equipment into the world’s largest PC maker, a title which it held for about six years (2007-2013) before being overtaken by Chinese tech giant Lenovo.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is set to reveal its fiscal fourth-quarter results on Tuesday as well. The consensus estimates call for $0.36 in EPS but $11.88 billion in revenue. Shares were trading at $15.87 on Friday. The consensus price target is $16.27. The 52-week range is $8.91 to $16.19.

hyip monitor: Intuit Inc.(INTU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Morgan Stanley reported on Wednesday that it has downgraded financial management solution provider Intuit Inc. (INTU).

    The firm has cut its rating on INTU to “Underweight,” and has given the company a $62 price target. This price target suggests a 6% decline from the stock’s current price of $66.30. This downgrade reflects the company’s slowing growth of its tax business.

    Intuit shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock is up 11% YTD.

  • [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 Thursday’s regular session.

  • [By Asit Sharma]

    It’s tax season — the four months when tax and small-business software providerIntuit Inc.(NASDAQ:INTU) makes most of its profit for the year. On Thursday, Intuit filed its fiscal second-quarter 2017 earnings report and issued a progress report on its tax business so far this year.Tax volumes are well off last year’s pace: Let’s review the details, as well as management’s interpretation, after a look at the headline numbers.

  • [By Alex Jordon]

    A variety of acquisitions ramps up Oracle’s presence in cloud computing, like deals with RightNow, Taleo, and Eloqua. The annual run-rate of their cloud business is already over $1 billion, larger than Workday (WDAY) and SAP (SAP) combined. New customers include British Telecom (BT), BMC Software (BMC), Siemens (SI), Yahoo (YHOO), and Intuit (INTU).

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) reported upbeat results for its third quarter and raised its FY16 guidance. Intuit shares dropped 2.15 percent to $105.00 in the after-hours trading session.

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) and Tiffany (NYSE:TIF) saw heavy trading following the companies’ quarterly earnings announcements.

    Image source: Getty Images.

hyip monitor: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedgoing long on small cap homebuilder stockGreen Brick Partners (NASDAQ: GRBK):

    For Green Brick Partners, we’re mainly feeding off of the hammer-shaped reversal bar from last week. That long-tailed low only had to kiss the 200-day moving average line (green) at $8.45 to kick-start a reversal, and we’ve seen some nice bullish follow-through so far. Ideally we’d like to see a move above the February ceiling around $9.90, but we fear waiting that long could leave us chasing it higher. See, what you can’t see on the chart (because it’s further back) is that GRBK is no stranger to multi-point runups. Based on its past runs, Green Brick Partners could be in the high teens before you even know it.

hyip monitor: B2Gold Corp(BTG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Monica Gerson]

    B2Gold Corp (NYSE: BTG) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.00 per share on revenue of $135.84 million.

    Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $25.50 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The following mining companies are active in Burkina Faso:

    Semafo Inc (TSE: SMF; OTCMKTS: SEMFF).SEMAFO operates the Mana Mine in Burkina Faso, which includes the high-grade satellite deposit of Siou, and is targeting production start-up of the Boungou Mine in the second half of 2018. SEMAFO’s strategic focus is to maximize shareholder value by effectively managing its existing assets as well as pursuing organic and strategic growth opportunities. SEMAFOs Mana Mine is located 260 kilometers southwest of the capital Ouagadougou. The third-largest mine in the country, it has produced some 1.6 million ounces since its first gold pour in 2008. Since then,the Company hasexpanded the plant four times to a current processing rate of over 7,200 tonnes per day. IAMGOLD Corp (NYSE: IAG). Iamgold has four operating gold mines on three continents with asolid base of strategic assets in North and South America and West Africa that is complemented by development and exploration projects with continued assessment of accretive acquisition opportunities. Iamgold is said to be thelargest private employer in Burkina Faso andhas a high level of exposure in the region with two operating mines in Mali and a mine in northern Burkina Faso near the Mali border. Roxgold Inc (TSE: ROXG; OTCMKTS: ROGFF). Roxgold is a gold mining company with its key asset, the high grade Yaramoko Gold Mine, located in the Hound茅 greenstone region of Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Company declared commercial production on October 1, 2016. The Yaramoko permit covers approximately 196km2 in the Province of Bal茅 in southwestern Burkina Faso. The property is located approximately 200 kilometres southwest from the capital city of Ouagadougou. Yaramoko lies directly south of, and is contiguous to, the SEMAFO Inc property hosting its flagship Mana Gold Mine and lies within the Hounde greenstone belt. Endeavour Mining Corp (TSE: EDV; OTCMKTS: EDVMF). Endeavour is ideally positioned as the majo