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Most companies that have gone public this year are biotech firms and the first quarter marked the slowest start to IPOs since the last recession. In the current quarter, the fact that companies outside of biotech are eyeing or marching through the IPO door may be a sign of a slow thaw?
Last month, Bats Global Inc. (BATS: BATS) raised $253 million in an initial offering that valued the company at $1.8 billion. Bats increased the deal’s size after demand for shares exceeded the 11.2 million originally offered by 20 times.1 After a mere dribble of initial public offerings in this year’s first quarter, the idea that one new issue priced its shares above its asking range then surged 20 percent in its first day of trading was welcome news for investors looking for a sign that the IPO market has started to thaw.
Top High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Tenneco Inc.(TEN)
- [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 High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: Autohome Inc.(ATHM)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Autohome Inc (ADR) (NYSE: ATHM) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $1.05 billion.
Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRA) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $106.75 million.
- [By R. Chandrasekaran]
The following stocks are rated with Neutral:
JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ: JD). Vipshop Holdings Ltd – ADR (NYSE: VIPS). Autohome Inc (ADR) (NYSE: ATHM). SouFun Holdings Ltd (NYSE: SFUN). Leju Holdings Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: LEJU).
The following stocks are rated Underweight:
Top High Tech Stocks To Watch For 2018: First Majestic Silver Corp.(AG)
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SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAEX) shares rose 15.4 percent to $7.26 in pre-market trading after the company reported a new $35 million deep water ocean-bottom marine project award.
The GEO Group Inc (NYSE: GEO) shares rose 12.9 percent to $26.95 in pre-market trading following Donald Trump's victory.
Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 12.3 percent to $7.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.30 percent on Tuesday.
Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) rose 11.7 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading. Ariad Pharmaceuticals disclosed that its Phase 1/2 trial data on investigational drug brigatinib were published in The Lancet Oncology.
AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) rose 11.2 percent to $6.75 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.23 percent on Tuesday.
Pretium Resources Inc (NYSE: PVG) rose 11 percent to $10.50 in pre-market trading after declining 1.66 percent on Tuesday.
First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE: AG) rose 9.3 percent to $8.90 in the pre-market trading session. First Majestic reported Q3 earnings of $0.07 per share on revenue of $79.3 million. Silver futures gained 2.2 percent to $18.77 an ounce.
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: DRNA) rose 9.2 percent to
- [By Jim Robertson]
There is no denying that some silver stocks have a problem with the problem beingthe focus on silver. On Monday, some key silver stocks like First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE: AG) along with solver benchmark the iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEARCA: SLV) saw sharper than normal selloffs on an otherwise short trading day. The problem for investors in First Majestic Silver Corp is that its probably the closest thing to a pure play silver stock out there as most other silver miners have long since made aneffort to diversify into gold and other preciousmetals in case silver prices fall off.