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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021

Wall Street analysts expect Masimo Co. (NASDAQ:MASI) to post earnings of $0.68 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Masimo’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.67 to $0.69. Masimo posted earnings per share of $0.70 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 2.9%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th.

On average, analysts expect that Masimo will report full-year earnings of $2.90 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.90 to $2.91. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $3.01 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.94 to $3.08. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Masimo.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: Tableau Software, Inc.(DATA)

Tableau Software, Inc. (Tableau), incorporated on July 19, 2004, offers software products. The Company’s technologies include visual query language (VizQL), a visual query language that translates drag-and-drop actions into data queries and then expresses the information visually, and Hybrid Data Architecture, which combines the Company’s Live Query and In-Memory Data Engines technologies. The Company’s products are Tableau Desktop, a self-service analytics product; Tableau Server, a business intelligence platform for organizations; Tableau Online, a hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of Tableau Server; Tableau Public, a cloud-based platform for analyzing and sharing public data, and Vizable, an iPhone operating software (iOS) application used to analyze data on a tablet. The Company’s products are used by people across a range of organizations, including small and medium-sized businesses, government agencies, universities, research institutions and non-profits

The Company’s VizQL is a computer language for describing pictures of data, including tables, graphs, charts, maps, time series and tables of visualizations. VizQL statements define the mapping from records returned from a database to graphical marks on a screen. VizQL procedures define both the resulting picture and the database query. VizQL’s interpreter is optimized for interactive use, enabling visualization and drawing of data sets. Tableau’s Live Query Engine interprets abstract queries generated by VizQL into syntax understandable by database systems. Queries generated by the Company’s Live Query Engine are interpreted and run by the database, with only the results of each query rendered. Its Live Query Engine is compatible with over 40 data sources. The Company’s In-Memory Data Engine allows people to analyze data independently of database systems. Tableau’s In-Memory Data Engine is based on a column-oriented format and analyzes data in random access memory (RAM).

Tableau Desktop

The Compa! ny’s Tableau Desktop product provides a visual window into data trapped in spreadsheets and databases by integrating data analysis and visualization. Tableau Desktop’s capabilities include visual analytics, analytical depth, data access, live query, in-memory query, data integration, and sharing and presentation. Tableau Desktop’s interface is built on VizQL, which is capable of describing visual presentations of data, including tables, maps, time series, dashboards and tables of graphs. Users of Tableau Desktop can filter and sort their data, create calculations, drill into underlying information, define sets and cohorts, perform statistical analysis and derive correlations between various data sets. Tableau Desktop lets people access and query a range of data sources, from traditional database systems, such as Oracle and Structured Query Language (SQL) Server, to new data stores, including SAP HANA and Amazon Redshift, to Web applications, such as Salesforce and Google Analytics, to spreadsheets and files, to newly emerging data sources, including Hadoop and NoSQL databases. Tableau Desktop translates users’ interactions into live queries. Tableau Desktop generates queries in a range of query languages, including SQL, Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) and Salesforce Object Query Language (SOQL). Tableau Desktop contains an in-memory data engine that can be used for analysis. Tableau Desktop provides various ways for people to combine data without requiring a typical data loading and transformation project. Tableau Desktop allows users to author and distribute visualizations and dashboards. Users can publish their workbooks to Tableau Server or Tableau Online enabling others in the organization to access them using a Web browser or a mobile device.

Tableau Server

The Company’s Tableau Server product has capabilities, such as shared content, shared data, universal access, integration, scalability, security and administration. Tableau Server provides a repository of shared visu! alization! s and dashboards within an organization. Tableau Server is a platform for shared analysis and shared data. Tableau Server enables sharing of content across desktop, mobile and Web clients. Tableau Server offers application program interfaces (APIs) that help developers, customers and partners embed and control the Company’s software from portals, Websites and other enterprise applications. The Company also offers command line utilities to automate management tasks and data upload tools to move data into Tableau Server. Tableau provides APIs to allow administrators to automate routine management processes. Tableau Server provides a security model that includes authentication, data and network security. Tableau Server is also built on a multi-tenant architecture that allows administrators to partition a single system across user populations, providing for separation of content.

Tableau Online

The Company’s Tableau Online product is built on the Tableau Server platform. Tableau Online runs in a data center and can be accessed by clients remotely using Tableau Desktop, a browser or a mobile device. Its capabilities include Hybrid data connectivity and On-premises data sync. Tableau Online supports both live connectivity and in-memory extracts of cloud databases, including Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery and Microsoft SQL Azure. Tableau Online provides synchronizing of on-premises data, such as Microsoft Excel and Oracle to the cloud. This enables customers to keep their data.

Tableau Public

The Company’s Tableau Public product is a cloud-based offering that is available for anyone to use with public data. Tableau Public allows users of various backgrounds, from bloggers and journalists to researchers to government workers, to visualize public data on their Websites. Using Tableau Public, data can be transformed into interactive graphs, dashboards and maps to be seen on the Web. Tableau Public’s capabilities include Web scale, Embedding and social reach. T! ableau Pu! blic is a scalable, multi-tenant, online infrastructure that is based at a third-party Web hosting facility. Tableau Public views can be embedded in Web pages and blogs.

Vizable

The Company’s Vizable turns data into graphs that can be shared directly from an iPad. Vizable is an offering that enables users to explore data without requiring a server or any cloud-based services. It queries data, aggregates, and generates a visualization on the tablet. With Vizable, people can interact with their data anywhere by using hand gestures, such as pinching, swiping, and dragging to receive instant feedback.

The Company competes with Amazon.com, Inc., Google Inc., IBM, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Salesforce, SAP SE, Qlik, MicroStrategy and TIBCO Software Inc.

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    Stocks to Watch Today: DIS, TMUS, BP, S
    Shares of Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) will lead a busy day of earnings reports. Wall Street is expecting a small decline in revenue for the first quarter. Disney is still in the process of absorbing most of Fox’s assets from a deal last June. In addition, Disney will be launching its streaming service, Disney+, and investors will be looking for updates on the project. In deal news, T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) is looking to sweeten an offer to regulators to ensure a merger with rival Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S). The telecom giant told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission that it would freeze the prices of many plans if it receives approval for a deal. T-Mobile has offered $26 billion to buy Sprint. Shares of BP Plc. (NYSE: BP) rallied more than 3.7% after the global energy giant topped 2018 earnings expectations. The firm’s big bets on shale developments have paid off. Profitability more than doubled over the previous year, while production topped out at 3.7 million barrels per day. Look for earnings reports from Allstate Corp. (NYSE: ALL), Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC), Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM), Becton, Dickenson & Co. (NYSE: BDX), BP Plc. (NYSE: BP), Chubb Ltd. (NYSE: CB), Digital Realty Trust (NYSE: DLR), Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR), Estee Lauder Co. Inc. (NYSE: EL), Lazard Ltd. (NYSE: LAZ), Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI), Plains All American Pipeline LP (NYSE: PAA), Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE: RL), Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), and Tableau Software Inc. (NASDAQ: DATA).

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: Potlatch Corporation(PCH)

Potlatch Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and manages timberlands located in Arkansas, Idaho, Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States. The Resource Management Division manages its timberlands, harvests timber, procures other wood fiber, sells logs and leases land for hunting and other recreational activity. The Real Estate Division develops and sells land parcels, as well as invests in timberlands. The Wood Products Division manufactures lumber, plywood, and particleboard in Arkansas, Idaho, Michigan, and Minnesota. This segment’s products are sold to wholesalers primarily for use in home building and other construction activities. Potlatch was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Spokane, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Comerica Bank lifted its stake in shares of Potlatchdeltic Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) by 9.1% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 46,810 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,890 shares during the quarter. Comerica Bank owned about 0.07% of Potlatchdeltic worth $1,676,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    POPCHAIN (CURRENCY:PCH) traded 3.5% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 15:00 PM ET on September 24th. Over the last week, POPCHAIN has traded 8.5% lower against the dollar. POPCHAIN has a market capitalization of $4.63 million and $712,856.00 worth of POPCHAIN was traded on exchanges in the last day. One POPCHAIN token can currently be bought for $0.0138 or 0.00000208 BTC on major exchanges including LBank, CoinBene, Bit-Z and Bilaxy.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: Nuveen Preferred Income Opportunites Fund(JPC)

Nuveen Multi-Strategy Income & Growth Fund (the Fund), formerly Nuveen Preferred and Convertible Income Fund, is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The Fund intends to invest in a portfolio of preferred securities, convertible securities and, to a lesser degree, high yield securities. The Fund may also invest in other debt instruments and common stocks acquired upon conversion of a convertible security.

On January 1, 2005, Nuveen Institutional Advisory Corp. (NIAC), the Funds’ previous adviser, and its affiliate, Nuveen Advisory Corp. (NAC), were merged into Nuveen Asset Management (NAM), each wholly owned subsidiaries of Nuveen Investments, Inc. (Nuveen). As a result of the merger, NAM is the Adviser to all funds previously advised by either NIAC or NAC. The investment portfolio of the Fund includes Celanese Corporation, Huntsman Corporation, HSBC Finance Corporation, SLM Corporation, Entergy Corporation, Hanover Compressor Capital Trust, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, The Chubb Corporation, Amerada Hess Corporation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Hollencrest Capital Management decreased its stake in Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (NYSE:JPC) by 30.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 21,587 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 9,649 shares during the period. Hollencrest Capital Management’s holdings in Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd were worth $200,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (NYSE:JPC) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.061 per share by the financial services provider on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $0.73 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.75%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    News headlines about Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd (NYSE:JPC) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nuveen Preferred & Income Oprtnts Fnd earned a media sentiment score of 0.42 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.1302177844966 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation(LINC)

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”, “we” “our” and “us”, as applicable) provide diversified career-oriented post-secondary education to recent high school graduates and working adults. We currently operate 31 schools in 15 states and offer programs in automotive technology, skilled trades (which include HVAC, welding and computerized numerical control and electronic systems technology, among other programs), healthcare services (which include nursing, dental assistant, medical administrative assistant and pharmacy technician, among other programs), hospitality services (which include culinary, therapeutic massage, cosmetology and aesthetics) and business and information technology (which includes information technology and criminal justice programs).   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    OneSmart International Edun Gr (NYSE:ONE) and Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and dividends.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Lincoln Educational Services Co. (NASDAQ:LINC) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research cut their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Lincoln Educational Services in a report released on Wednesday, May 9th. Barrington Research analyst A. Paris. Jr now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.02) for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of ($0.01). Barrington Research has a “Buy” rating and a $2.50 price target on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Lincoln Educational Services’ FY2018 earnings at ($0.14) EPS.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2021: Pearson, Plc(PSO)

Pearson plc (Pearson), incorporated on August 12, 1897, is an international education and media company. The Company has operations in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Core and Growth. The Company creates and manages intellectual property, which it promotes and sells to its customers under brand names. It has three lines of business corresponding to the stages of learning: schools, higher education and professional, which includes the Financial Times (FT) Group. The Company delivers its content in a range of forms and through a range of channels, including books and online services. The Company offers services, as well as content, from test creation, administration and processing to teacher development and school software. It operates in approximately 70 countries across the world. Pearson consists of its education business, including the FT Group and holds interest in Penguin Random House.

Pearson education is a provider of educational materials and learning technologies. It provides test development, processing and scoring services to governments, educational institutions, corporations and professional bodies around the world. It publishes across the curriculum and provides a range of education services, including teacher development, educational software and system-wide solutions, and also owns and operates schools. Its professional testing business, Pearson VUE (VUE), is involved in electronic testing business for regulatory and certification boards, providing a suite of services from test development to test delivery and data management. Pearson VUE offers exams through a network of over 7,200 test centers across 190 countries, delivering the national council licensure examination (NCLEX) exam for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the graduate management admission test (GMAT) for the Graduate Management Admissions Council and numerous information technology (IT) exams, such ! as Cisco and CompTIA.

In the United Kingdom, Pearson VUE works with professional and government bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Pearson VUE also includes Certiport, engaged in IT performance-based exams delivered through a global network of academic test centers, and general educational development (GED) Testing Service, a joint venture with the American Council on Education to deliver a high school equivalency exam. The businesses in Pearson’s English division include Wall Street English (center-based learning for consumers); English Language Teaching (institutional English language publications, including brands, such as Longman); Pearson English Business Solutions (online business English learning solutions), and Grupo Multi (the adult English language training company in Brazil). The FT is a news organization. The FT provides a range of essential services, including news, comment, data and analysis. The FT consists of the FT newspaper and FT.com, Financial Publishing, FT Chinese, FT Labs and Medley Global Advisors.

North America

The Company’s North American business serves educators and students in the United States and Canada from early education through elementary, middle and high schools and into higher education. It offers a range of products and services, such as courseware, including curriculum textbooks and other learning materials; assessments, including test development and scoring, and services, including the provision of online learning services.

The Company’s North America school business offers early learning solutions that help educators and families teach fundamental math and literacy skills; elementary and secondary imprints publish school programs in reading, literature, math, science and social studies, and digital instructional solutions for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade (k-12), such as enVisionMATH and Miller-Levine Biology. Its! solution! s include learning assessments to help gauge how students learn, talent assessments to help growing companies develop their workforce, and clinical assessments to help psychologists and speech/language/hearing/occupational and physical therapists diagnose and monitor patients. Its North America Higher Education business offers learning services for students, colleges and universities in the United States.

Core

The Company’s core markets are the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, the Benelux countries and Italy. In the United Kingdom school market, the Company offers academic and vocational qualifications in names, such as Edexcel, Bachelor of Technology (BTEC) and London Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). Learners take its qualifications in over 80 countries. The Company uses its online marking technology to mark examination papers and its ResultsPlus service provides analysis of every learner’s examination results. The Company also offers digital products, such as Bug Club and ActiveLearn.

Growth

The Company provides English language schools in China and Brazil; partner schools in Brazil and India; vocational and higher education institutions from Saudi Arabia to South Africa, as well as textbooks and educational software. In Brazil, the Company offers sistemas or learning systems, which include Certificate of Conformity (COC), Dom Bosco, Pueri Domus and NAME. In South Africa, the Company runs over 10 of its CTI and MGI campuses throughout the country. Its campuses prioritize digital learning and enable students to access their courses through tablet devices.

The Company competes with Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, K-12 Inc and ETS.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market saw modest gains on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average adding about 0.2%. Investors were generally pleased to see further signs of progress on a potential U.S. trade deal with China, and past fears about potential economic headwinds in the U.S. seemed to give way to greater optimism about the economy’s overall prospects. Yet some stocks weren’t able to join the rally. Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON), Pearson (NYSE:PSO), and Dorman Products (NASDAQ:DORM) were among the worst performers. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Credit Suisse Group downgraded shares of Pearson (NYSE:PSO) from a neutral rating to an underperform rating in a research note released on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2021

The S&P 500has gained 34% over the last three years,but no matter how well the market has performed, there are always other stocks that have performed much better.

Burlington Stores (NYSE:BURL), Logitech International (NASDAQ:LOGI), and Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) have more than tripled (in one case, by much more) since August 2015. Let’s see how they did it and what the future might hold for these companies.

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Who said retail is dead?

It’s been a rough ride for retailers in recent years as customers migrated to online shopping and shied away from pricier department store merchandise. Several retailers have been forced todeclare bankruptcyas a result of these trends.

Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2021: Diebold, Incorporated(DBD)

Diebold, Incorporated provides financial self-service delivery, integrated services and software, and security systems primarily to the financial, commercial, retail, and other markets. The company operates in five segments: North America; Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Latin America; and Brazil. It offers self-service technologies and services, including automated teller machine (ATM) outsourcing, ATM security, deposit automation, recycling and payment terminals, and software. The company also provides self-service support and managed services comprising installation and ongoing maintenance of products, remote services, availability management, branch automation, and distribution channel consulting; and outsourced and managed services, such as remote monitoring, troubleshooting, transaction processing, currency management, maintenance services, and online communication services. In addition, it offers electronic security products, such as camera and video surveillance equipment, alarms, access control systems, and biometric technologies; security monitoring solutions comprising remote monitoring and diagnostics, fire detection, intrusion protection, managed access control, energy management, remote video management and storage, logical security, and Web-based solutions; and physical security and facility products, such as pneumatic tube systems for drive-up lanes, vaults, safes, depositories, bullet-resistive items, and undercounter equipment. Further, the company engages in the provision of strategic analysis and planning for new systems, systems integration, architectural engineering, consulting, and project management services; development, training, support, and maintenance of elections and lottery equipment, personal computer equipment, networking, tabulation, and diagnostic software; and design, installation, maintenance, and monitoring of electronic security systems. The company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in North Canton, Ohio.

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  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Diebold Nixdorf(NYSE:DBD)stock climbed 116.2%% in February, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence. The ATM maker saw its share price soar after it published fourth-quarter results and gave an encouraging outlook for 2019.

Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2021: Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (AJRD)

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells aerospace and defense products and systems in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Aerospace and Defense, and Real Estate. The Aerospace and Defense segment offers aerospace and defense products and systems for the U.S. government, including the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and aerospace and defense prime contractors, as well as for the commercial sector. This segment also offers propulsion systems, such as liquid, solid, air-breathing, and electric types of launch propulsion, in-space propulsion, missile defense propulsion, tactical missile propulsion, and hypersonic propulsion systems for defense and space applications; and armament systems for precision tactical systems and munitions serving military, civil, and commercial customers. The Real Estate segment engages in the re-zoning, entitlement, sale, and leasing of the companys excess real estate assets. This segment owns approximately 12,000 acres of land adjacent to U.S. Highway 50 between Rancho Cordova and Folsom, California east of Sacramento. The company was formerly known as GenCorp Inc. and changed its name to Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. in April 2015. Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Rancho Cordova, California.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NYSE AJRD traded up $0.33 on Thursday, reaching $39.92. The stock had a trading volume of 4,454 shares, compared to its average volume of 842,283. The firm has a market cap of $3.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 53.95, a PEG ratio of 4.99 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a quick ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc has a 12-month low of $25.06 and a 12-month high of $40.99.

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Best Financial Stocks To Own For 2021: GTT Communications, Inc.(GTT)

GTT Communications, Inc. (“GTT,” the “Company,” “we” or “us”) is a provider of cloud networking services. We offer multinational clients a broad portfolio of global communications services including: EtherCloud庐 wide area network services; Internet services; managed network and security services; and voice and unified communication services.
Our global Tier 1 IP network delivers connectivity for our clients around the world. We provide services to leading multinational enterprises, carriers and government customers in over 100 countries. We differentiate ourselves from our competition by delivering service to our clients with simplicity, speed and agility.
We are a Delaware corporation founded in 2005. As of December 31, 2015, we had 572 full-time equivalent employees.
Strategy
Multinational clients are shifting greater amounts of traffic to cloud-based applications and outsourcing IT infrastructure services, which creates significant opportunities for GTT.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GTT Communications (NYSE:GTT)’s stock had its “overweight” rating reissued by equities research analysts at KeyCorp in a report issued on Friday, The Fly reports. They presently have a $45.00 target price on the technology company’s stock. KeyCorp’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 43.95% from the stock’s current price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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The marquee signing comes as Apple ramps up its original content portfolio and goes head to head with the likes of Netflix and Amazon in a war for consumers’ attention.

“Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world,” the company said in a statement Friday. “Winfrey’s projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple.”

Apple did not specify whether Winfrey would appear in any of the shows, but she is expected to have an on-screen role as a host and interviewer. The company also declined to discuss financial aspects of the deal.

Apple said the deal will not affect Winfrey’s contract with OWN, the television network she launched in 2011. Winfrey recently extended her contract there through 2025.

Apple, Amazon and Netflix have been racing to lock-in producers, showrunners and performers, and paying unprecedented sums to do so. Backed with enormous financial capital, their entry into Hollywood has radically changed the entertainment business and forced traditional studios to pay more for top talent.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Fifth Street Asset Management Inc.(FSAM)

Fifth Street Asset Management Inc., incorporated on May 8, 2014, is an alternative asset manager with more than $6.3 billion of assets under management. The funds, managed by the Company, provide financing solutions to small and mid-sized companies across their capital structures, primarily in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. The Company’s credit solutions include one-stop financing, uni-tranche debt, senior secured debt, mezzanine debt, equity co-investments, healthcare asset-backed lending and venture debt financing. Its Business Development Companies (BDCs) are publicly-traded permanent capital vehicles that maintain a portfolio of a diverse range of companies in a tax-favored structure. These permanent capital vehicles are externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified investment companies. As of December 31, 2014, 90.5% of the Company’s assets under management reside in publicly-traded permanent capital vehicles, consisting of Fifth Street Finance Corp. (FSC) and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (FSFR). The Company conducts substantially all of its operations through its consolidated subsidiary, Fifth Street Management LLC (Fifth Street Management). The Company provides financing solutions across industry sectors, including healthcare, food and restaurants, manufacturing, software and technology, business services, energy, education, aerospace and defense, consumer products and marketing services.

Fifth Street Finance Corp.

FSC is a specialty finance company that lends to and invests in small and mid-sized companies, primarily in connection with investments by private equity sponsors. FSC’s investment objective is to maximize its portfolio’s total return by generating current income from its debt investments and capital appreciation from its equity investments. FSC is advised by Fifth Street Management.

Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp.

FSFR is a specialty finance company whose investment objective is to maxi! mize the total return on its portfolio by generating current income from debt investments, while seeking to preserve capital. FSFR invests primarily in senior secured loans, including first lien, unitranche and second lien debt instruments, that pay interest at rates, which are determined periodically on the basis of a floating base lending rate, made to private middle market companies whose debt is rated below investment grade, which the Company refers to collectively as senior loans. FSFR may also invest in senior unsecured loans issued by private middle market companies and subordinated loans issued by private middle market companies and senior and subordinated loans issued by public companies. FSFR is advised by Fifth Street Management.

Senior Loan Funds

The investment objective of the Company’s funds, SLF I and SLF II, in its senior loan funds strategy is to generate leveraged returns by focusing on investing, directly or indirectly through subsidiaries, in senior, secured term loan debt (including broadly syndicated loans, first lien term loans, second lien loans and delayed draw term loans and revolving loans) of middle market companies. The portfolios of loan debt provide and are expected to continue to provide eligible collateral for warehouse financing and the Company expects that the portfolios of loan debt will provide eligible collateral for securitization financing that are employed by the senior loan funds to enhance the size of investment portfolios and magnify the returns generated from such portfolios.

Fifth Street Opportunities Fund

The investment objective of Fifth Street Opportunities Fund (FSOF) is to generate income and long-term capital appreciation. The Company intends to achieve the investment objective by primarily investing opportunistically in various credit-related instruments, including debt securities, instruments and obligations of the United States and non-United States government, corporate and other non-governmental ! entities ! and issuers and preferred and convertible preferred securities that include fixed-income features, and in publicly-traded equity and equity-linked securities, including the equity securities of BDCs managed by unaffiliated investment managers. FSOF’s general partner is FSCO GP LLC and its investment adviser is Fifth Street Management.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS:FSAM) and U.S. Global Investors (NASDAQ:GROW) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fifth Street Asset Management (OTCMKTS: FSAM) and Triangle Capital (NYSE:TCAP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Maiden Hldgs Ltd(MHLD)

Maiden Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides reinsurance solutions to regional and specialty insurers primarily in the United States and Europe. The company offers property, casualty, accident, and health reinsurance products. It offers its products through the treaties with other insurers on a quota share or excess of loss basis, as well as on a facultative basis through third-party intermediaries and on direct basis. Maiden Holdings, Ltd. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered Hamilton, Bermuda.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) dropped 14.5% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $2.60 and last traded at $2.65. Approximately 2,396,727 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 263% from the average daily volume of 660,901 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.10.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Maiden (NASDAQ: MHLD) and Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: SPDR Blmbg Barclays Intl Trs Bd ETF (BWX)

Spdr Lehman Series Trust, formerly SPDR Barclays International Treasury Bond ETF, is engaged in providing investment results, which correspond to the price and yield performance of the Barclays Capital Global Treasury ex-US Capped Index. The Barclays Capital Global Treasury Ex-US Capped Index includes government bonds issued by investment-grade countries outside the United States, in local currencies, that have a remaining maturity of one year or more and are rated investment grade. Each of the component securities in the Global Treasury Ex-US Capped Index is a constituent of the Barclays Global Treasury ex-US Index, screened, such that the countries are included Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom. SSgA Funds Management, Inc. acts as an investment manager.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Spdr Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond Etf (BMV:BWX) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 2nd will be paid a dividend of 0.0272 per share on Friday, October 5th. This represents a $0.33 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 1st. This is an increase from Spdr Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond Etf’s previous monthly dividend of $0.02.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Blue Whale Token (CURRENCY:BWX) traded up 8.5% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM E.T. on September 14th. One Blue Whale Token token can currently be bought for $0.0005 or 0.00000008 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinsuper, BitForex and IDEX. Blue Whale Token has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $6,973.00 worth of Blue Whale Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Blue Whale Token has traded 18.1% higher against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Blue Whale Token (CURRENCY:BWX) traded 10.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 15:00 PM Eastern on September 6th. Blue Whale Token has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and $9,138.00 worth of Blue Whale Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Blue Whale Token has traded 26.2% lower against the U.S. dollar. One Blue Whale Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0004 or 0.00000007 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinsuper, IDEX and BitForex.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Millennium Management LLC acquired a new stake in Spdr Bloomberg Barclays International Treasury Bond Etf (BMV:BWX) in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm acquired 13,579 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $401,000.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Luby's, Inc.(LUB)

Luby’s, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a multi-brand restaurant company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Company-Owned Restaurants, Franchise Operations, and Culinary Contract Services. Its primary brands include Luby’s Cafeteria, Fuddruckers – World’s Greatest Hamburgers, and Luby’s Culinary Contract Services; and other brands comprise Cheeseburger in Paradise and Bob Luby’s Seafood. The company also offers culinary contract services consisting of contract arrangements to manage food services for clients operating in healthcare, higher education, and corporate dining businesses. As of December 3, 2015, it operated 94 Luby’s Cafeterias, 76 Fuddruckers restaurants, 8 Cheeseburger in Paradise full service restaurants and bars, and 1 Bob Luby’s Seafood Grill; and franchised 106 Fuddruckers franchise locations across the United States, including Puerto Rico, as well as Canada, Mexico, Italy, Poland, Chile, and the Dominican Republic. In addition, the company provides food service management to 21 sites. The company, formerly known as Luby’s Cafeterias, Inc., was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Luby’s (NYSE:LUB) and RCI Hospitality (NASDAQ:RICK) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Main Street Capital (NYSE: MAIN) and Luby’s (NYSE:LUB) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Kitov Pharamceuticals Holdings Ltd.(KTOV)

Kitov Holdings was incorporated under the laws of the State of Israel (under a previous name) on August 12, 1968 and its ordinary shares were originally listed for trading on the TASE in 1978. Our ordinary shares are currently traded on the TASE under the symbol “KTOV”, and our ADSs and our public warrants are traded on NASDAQ under the symbols “KTOV” and “KTOVW”, respectively.

In October 2012, the District Court in Lod approved the creditors arrangement in accordance with Section 350 of the Companies Law in order to effectuate the sale by Kitov Holdings (then known as Mainrom Line Logistics Ltd.) of all its activities, assets, rights, obligations and liabilities to a private company held by its then controlling shareholders, and all rights of Kitov Holdings’ creditors against it were extinguished. The sale was made pursuant to an arrangement between Kitov Holdings and its creditors.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ardelyx (NASDAQ: ARDX) and KITOV PHARMA LT/S (NASDAQ:KTOV) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) rose 5.5 percent to $3.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.44 percent on Friday.
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Top Cheap Stocks For 2021

In general, semiconductor stocks have had a great year, likely playing a bit of follow the leader given the rally that technology companies have had. Anything that supplies or sells to the electronics/technology industry is certainly in favor, and for investors that are a little late to the party it can be daunting to pull the trigger. It’s only natural to feel like it’s too late, but there are still a few pockets of value to be found. Despite record results, market share gains, and massive organic revenue growth, Microchip Technology (MCHP) has been left behind in this rally to some extent, despite the gains of the past year.

Some investor concerns likely still lie with the companys aggressive acquisition spree, which has totaled near $5B over the past four years, and feelings that those deals might come to bite the firm. Still, large investors don’t see much risk; institutional ownership of the firm is extremely high, and even after factoring in institutional shorts hedging convertible debt, I don’t believe many retail investors own the company, instead focusing on other more well-known semiconductor peers. Concerns over acquisitions appear overblown, and as the spread between non-GAAP and GAAP reported results tighten, the firm is likely to have more room to run. In my opinion, fair value per share is $110, representing roughly 20% upside from current share prices.

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Sirius XM Radio Inc. provides satellite radio services in the United States and Canada. It broadcasts a programming lineup of approximately 135 channels of commercial-free music, sports, news and information, talk and entertainment, traffic, and weather on subscription fee basis through two satellite radio systems in the United States; and holds an interest in the satellite radio services offered in Canada. The company also simulcasts music and selected non-music channels over the Internet; and offers applications to allow consumers to access its Internet services on mobile devices. As of December 31, 2010, it had 20,190,964 subscribers. In addition, the company designs, establishes specifications, sources or specifies parts and components, and manages various aspects of the logistics and production of satellite radios; licenses its technology to various electronics manufacturers to develop, manufacture, and distribute radios under various brands; and imports radios distri buted through its Websites. The company?s satellite radios are primarily distributed through automakers, retailers, and its Websites. Further, it provides music services for commercial establishments; a satellite television service to offer music channels as part of certain programming packages on the DISH Network satellite television service; music and comedy channels to mobile phone users through mobile phone carriers; Backseat TV, a service offering television content designed primarily for children in the backseat of vehicles; Travel Link, a suite of data services that include graphical weather, fuel prices, sports schedules and scores, and movie listings; and real-time traffic and weather services. The company was formerly known as Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and changed its name to Sirius XM Radio Inc. in August 2008. Sirius XM Radio Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Another no-brainer acquisition that would make sense for Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway is satellite radio operator Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI). It’s worth pointing out that Berkshire Hathaway already owns 137.92 million shares of Sirius XM, or about 2.9% of all outstanding shares.

  • [By Joe Tenebruso]

    Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) dominate their respective corners of the entertainment industry. As they’ve risen to power over the last decade, they’ve earned fortunes for investors along the way.

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Emerson Electric Co. operates as a diversified manufacturing and technology company. The company engages in appliance solutions, climate technologies, industrial automation, motor technology, network power, process management, professional tools, and storage solutions businesses. Its appliance solutions business provides appliance controls, appliance motors, heating products, and white-rodgers; climate technology business provides heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions for residential, industrial, and commercial applications; and industrial automation business offers bearings and power transmission products, electrical power generation products, electric motors, variable speed drives and servos, electrical products, material joining solutions, fluid automation products, and wind turbine systems. The company?s motor technology business provides appliance motors, HVACR motors, DC motors, fractional horsepower motors, integral horsepower a nd larger motors, and drives; network power business provides power, precision cooling, connectivity, and embedded solutions; and process management business provides various wireless related products from self-organizing field networks to wireless asset and people tracking. Its professional tools business offers pipe working and threading equipment, pressing technology, utility locating and visual diagnostics systems, drain maintenance tools, power tools, air tools, general purpose hand tools, wet/dry vacs, job site storage equipment, truck tool boxes and equipment, and van storage equipment; and storage solutions business provides shelving and storage products for residential, commercial, and foodservice needs, as well as offers specialized carts, mobile computer workstations, and cabinet fixtures. The company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    In PMT, Honeywell’s process-solutions rival Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) continues to report strong results. But whereas Emerson’s CEO David Farr is expecting to benefit from relatively stronger LNG (liquefied natural gas) spending in the current cycle, Honeywell’s LNG revenue accounts for just 5% of its PMT sales, and it’s more heavily exposed to petrochemical and refining spending.

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    Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR) offers technology and engineering solutions to industrial, commercial and consumer markets. While it has had exposure to oil and gas, the company is poised for earnings growth, and its dividend hike in November of 2018 marked the 62nd straight year of dividend hikes.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Truehand Inc purchased a new position in shares of Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm purchased 34,486 shares of the industrial products company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,061,000. Emerson Electric makes up 1.8% of Truehand Inc’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 19th largest position.

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Parker Hannifin Corporation manufactures fluid power systems, electromechanical controls, and related components worldwide. Its Industrial segment offers pneumatic and electromechanical components, and systems; filters, systems, and instruments to monitor and remove contaminants from fuel, air, oil, water, and other liquids and gases; connectors that control, transmit, and contain fluid; hydraulic components and systems for builders and users of industrial and mobile machinery and equipment; critical flow components for process instrumentation, healthcare, and ultra-high-purity applications; and static and dynamic sealing devices. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their replacement markets in the manufacturing, transportation, and processing industries. The company?s Aerospace segment provides flight control systems and components, including hydraulic, electrohydraulic, electric backup hydraulic, electrohydrostatic, and electro -mechanical components for precise control of aircraft rudders, elevators, ailerons, and other aerodynamic control surfaces. It also provides electronics thermal management heat rejection systems, and single-phase and two-phase heat collection systems for radar, ISAR, and power electronics. This segment markets its products primarily to OEMs in the commercial, military, and general aviation markets, as well as to end users. Its Climate and Industrial Controls segment offers systems and components primarily for use in the mobile and stationary refrigeration, and air conditioning industry; and in fluid control applications in various industries, such as processing, fuel dispensing, beverage dispensing, and mobile emissions. This segment serves OEMs and their replacement markets. Parker-Hannifin Corporation markets its products through direct-sales employees, independent distributors, wholesalers, and sales representatives. The company was founded in 1918 and is headquartered i n Cleveland, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI increased its holdings in shares of Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) by 9.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,709 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,348 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in Parker-Hannifin were worth $5,624,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Parker-Hannifin (NYSE:PH) had its price target boosted by Wells Fargo & Co from $185.00 to $193.00 in a research note released on Thursday, The Fly reports. Wells Fargo & Co currently has a market perform rating on the industrial products company’s stock.

Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated provides healthcare services in the United States. Its Health Benefits segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services to national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; and non-employer based insurance options for purchase by individuals. It also provides health and well-being services for individuals aged 50 and older; and for services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals, as well as health plans for the beneficiaries of acute and long-term care Medicaid plans. This segment offers its services through a network of 730,000 physicians and other health care professionals, and 5,300 hospitals. Its OptumHealth segment provides health, financial, and ancillary services and products that assist consumers through personalized health management solutions; benefit administration, and clinical and network management; health-based financi al services; behavioral solutions; and specialty benefits, such as dental, vision, life, critical illness, short-term disability, and stop-loss product offerings. The company?s Ingenix segment offers database and data management services, software products, publications, consulting and actuarial services, business process outsourcing services, and pharmaceutical data consulting and research services. Its Prescription Solutions segment provides integrated pharmacy benefit management services comprising retail network pharmacy contracting and management, claims processing, mail order pharmacy services, specialty pharmacy, benefit design consultation, rebate contracting and management, drug utilization review, formulary management programs, disease therapy management, and adherence programs to employer groups, union trusts, managed care organizations, Medicare-contracted plans, Medicaid plans, and third party administrators. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in Minne tonka, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The Dow Jones today will pop up to 150 points thanks to stronger-than-expected earnings from UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH). The health insurance giant topped earnings and revenue expectations and hiked its full-year guidance.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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Top Cheap Stocks For 2021: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

XPO Logistics, Inc. provides third-party logistics services using a network of relationships with ground, sea, and air carriers in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It operates in three segments: Express-1, Concert Group Logistics, and Bounce Logistics. The Express-1 segment offers ground expedited surface transportation services for freight. It operates a fleet ranging from cargo vans to semi tractor trailer units. The Concert Group Logistics segment provides domestic and international freight forwarding services through a network of independently owned stations. Its domestic freight forwarding services include air charter, expedites, and time sensitive services, as well as cost sensitive services comprising deferred delivery, less than truckload, and full truck load services; and international freight forwarding services consist of on-board courier and air charters, time sensitive services, less-than-container and full-container-loads, and vessel charters. This segm ent also offers documentation on international shipments, customs clearance and banking, trade show shipment management, time definite and customized product distributions, reverse logistics and on site asset recovery projects, installation coordination, freight optimization, and diversity compliance support services. The Bounce Logistics segment provides premium freight brokerage services for truckload shipments. The company serves approximately 4,000 retail, commercial, manufacturing, and industrial customers through 6 U.S. operations centers and 22 agent locations. It offers its services to the automotive manufacturing, automotive components and supplies, commercial printing, durable goods manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food and consumer products, and high tech sectors. The company was formerly known as Express-1 Expedited Solutions, Inc. and changed its name to XPO Logistics, Inc. in September 2011. XPO Logistics, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Buchanan, Michi gan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was an extremely strong day for the stock market, as major indexes finished well above where they started the session. Favorable economic data on retail sales renewed confidence that the U.S. economy continues to do well despite headwinds elsewhere around the world, and investors were pleased to see the U.S. and China discuss their respective currencies as part of their broader trade talks. Some benchmarks rose as much as 2%, but certain individual stocks saw even larger gains. NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) were among the top performers. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) is having a hard time winning back investor confidence. Shares of the logistics company slumped 17.2% in February, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, giving up all its gains from January and then some. In fact, the stock continues to head lower this month, having dropped another 4% as of this writing.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has grown fantastically in recent years by aggressively acquiring related businesses. However, management recently announced its intention to pause its acquisition strategy in favor of repurchasing shares.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    As e-commerce has exploded over the past decade, supply chains have had to adapt to new demands. In particular, logistics has become vastly more complicated. To better serve customers as consumer preferences change, XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has developed expertise in last-mile delivery, specifically targeting heavy packages like furniture and appliances.

Best China Stocks To Buy For 2021

Shares of Spirit Realty Capital Inc (NYSE:SRC) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $8.11 and last traded at $8.11, with a volume of 135989 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.98.

Several research firms have issued reports on SRC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Spirit Realty Capital from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. ValuEngine lowered Spirit Realty Capital from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price objective on Spirit Realty Capital from $9.00 to $8.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Bank of America lowered Spirit Realty Capital from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $9.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Spirit Realty Capital in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Spirit Realty Capital presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.08.

Best China Stocks To Buy For 2021: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)

Baidu, Inc. provides Chinese and Japanese language Internet search services. Its search services enable users to find relevant information online, including Web pages, news, images, multimedia files, and blogs through the links provided on its Websites. The company also offers online community-based products and entertainment platforms; an instant messaging service; and a consumer-oriented e-commerce platform. In addition, it designs and delivers online marketing services and auction-based P4P services that enable its customers to reach users who search for information related to their products or services. The company serves online marketing customers consisting of small and medium sized enterprises, large domestic corporations, and Chinese divisions or subsidiaries of multinational corporations primarily operating in the medical, machinery, education, franchising, electronic products, e-commerce, ticketing, tourism, information technology, consumer products, real estate, entertainment, and financial services industries. It sells its online marketing services directly, as well as through its distribution network. The company was formerly known as Baidu.com, Inc. and changed its name to Baidu, Inc. in December 2008. Baidu, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena]

    After spending the first half of 2018 in investors’ good graces, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) has fallen out of favor yet again. As late as May of last year, China’s internet search leader was clocking all-time highs but had lost more than 40% of its value going into its latest earnings report. What caused this perilous fall from grace? Two quarters of decelerating growth, fears regarding China’s slowing economy, and the ongoing trade conflict between Washington, D.C. and Beijing conspired to knock Baidu back down to size.

  • [By George Budwell, Keith Noonan, and Jeremy Bowman]

    We thus asked three of our Motley Fool contributors which momentum stocks they think are worth buying right now. They picked Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP), Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), and Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA). Here’s why.

Best China Stocks To Buy For 2021: Focus Media Holding Limited(FMCN)

Focus Media Holding Limited, a multi- platform digital media company, operates out-of-home advertising network using audiovisual digital displays in China. It operates out-of-home advertising network based on the number of locations and flat-panel television displays in its network. The company, through its multi-platform digital advertising network, reaches urban consumers at locations and point-of-interests over various media formats, including audiovisual television displays in buildings and stores, advertising poster frames, outdoor light-emitting diode digital billboards, and Internet advertising platforms. As of June 30, 2010, its digital out-of-home advertising network had approximately 142,000 LCD displays in its LCD display network and approximately 275,000 advertising in-elevator poster and digital frames, installed in approximately 90 cities. The company also provides Internet marketing solutions; and sells software licenses and services, primarily including Adf orward software. Focus Media Holding Limited was founded in 1997 and is based in Shanghai, the People?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) debt fell 1.7% against its face value during trading on Friday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7.5% coupon and is set to mature on April 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $94.25 and was trading at $96.38 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes predict parallel changes in its share price.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) bonds fell 0.9% against their face value during trading on Monday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7.25% coupon and will mature on April 1, 2023. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $99.13 and were trading at $98.13 last week. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

Best China Stocks To Buy For 2021: Netease.com Inc.(NTES)

NetEase.com, Inc., an Internet technology company, engages in the development of applications, services, and other technologies for the Internet in China. It provides online game services to Internet users through the in-house development or licensing of massively multi-player online role-playing games, including Fantasy Westward Journey, Westward Journey Online II, Westward Journey Online III, Tianxia II, Heroes of Tang Dynasty, and Datang, as well as the licensed game, Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft. The company also offers online advertising on its Web sites. In addition, NetEase has paid listings on its search engine and Web directory, and classified advertising services, as well as an online mall, which provides opportunities for e-commerce and traditional businesses to establish their own storefront on the Internet. Further, it provides wireless value-added services, such as news and information content, matchmaking services, music, and photos from the We b over SMS, MMS, WAP, IVR, and Color Ring-back Tone technologies. Additionally, the company offers community services, including instant messaging, online personal advertisements, matchmaking, alumni clubs, and community forums; and aggregates news content on world events, sports, science and technology, and financial markets, as well as entertainment content, such as cartoons, games, astrology, and jokes from over 100 international and domestic content providers. NetEase.com, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is based in Beijing, the People?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Shares of NetEase(NASDAQ:NTES)fell 11.4%% in February, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence. Despite positive momentum for Chinese tech stocks and the broader market, the online media company’s share price tumbled in the lead-up to its fourth-quarter earnings release.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Its live broadcasting revenue surged as it added more virtual gifts and premium content, the ad business benefited from more brand ads and the introduction of performance-based ads in the prior year quarter, and its e-commerce business — which was recently integrated into Alibaba’s Taobao marketplace — saw a spike in product sales. Bilibili’s recent acquisition of NetEase’s (NASDAQ:NTES) online comics business should further bolster its “other” revenue.

Best China Stocks To Buy For 2021: Sina Corporation(SINA)

SINA Corporation provides online media and mobile value-added services (MVAS) in the People?s Republic of China. It provides advertising, non-advertising, and free services through SINA.com, Weibo.com, and SINA Mobile. SINA.com offers free interest-based channels that provide region-focused format and content, including news, sports, automobile-related news, finance, entertainment, luxury, technology, digital, tools, collectibles, video, music, and wireless application protocol, as well as interactive platform for fashion-conscious users to share comments and ideas on a range of topics, such as health, cosmetics, and beauty. The company’s microblogging platform, Weibo.com, enables its users to follow the hottest topics being discussed online, as well as discussions related to people they know. Weibo accounts consist of celebrities, commercial enterprises, government entities, and grass root Internet users. Its SINA Mobile service allows users to receive news and informatio n, download ring tones, mobile games and pictures, and participate in dating and friendship communities. The company also offers SINA Game, which serves as an interactive platform that provides users with downloads and gateway access to popular online games; SINA eReading, a shop for book reviews; SINA.net, an enterprise solutions platform to assist businesses and government bodies; and SINA Mall, an online shopping Website. In addition, it provides a platform for Chinese bloggers; photo-sharing platform; free email, VIP mail, and corporate email for enterprise users; audio and video-based instant messaging tools; proprietary search technology; and classified advertising services, as well as hosts topic-specific discussion forums in Chinese language; and creates user-maintained and supported online communities. The company has strategic cooperation agreement with China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited. SINA Corporation was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the Peop le?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Shares of SINA (NASDAQ:SINA) recently stumbled after the Chinese tech company posted soft fourth-quarter numbers. Its non-GAAP revenue rose 14% annually to $570.4 million but missed expectations by $3 million. On a GAAP basis, its revenue also rose 14% to $573 million.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Sina (NASDAQ:SINA) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 5, 2019 7:10 a.m. ET

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Best China Stocks To Buy For 2021: Top Image Systems Ltd.(TISA)

Top Image Systems Ltd. provides enterprise solutions for managing and validating content entering organizations from various sources. It develops and markets automated data capture solutions for managing and validating content gathered from customers, trading partners, and employees. The company?s solutions deliver digital content to the applications that drive an enterprise by using technologies, such as wireless communications, servers, form processing, and information recognition systems. It offers eFLOW Unified Content Platform that provides the common architectural infrastructure for its solutions. The company also provides Smart, an automated classification solution, which is the eFLOW plug-in for unstructured content providing single point of entry for information entering the organization; and Freedom, the eFLOW plug-in for semi-structured content that enables customers to identify and capture critical data from semi-structured documents, such as invoices, purchase orders, shipping notes, and checks. In addition, it offers Integra, the eFLOW plug-in for structured content, which provides a solution for data capture, validation, and delivery from structured predefined forms; eFLOW Ability, an integrated module interfacing with SAP systems for automated parking, approval, and posting of invoices and other document within SAP systems; and eFLOW Invoice Reader, an invoice capture and approval solution, which could be deployed and integrated in enterprise accounting environment, such as SAP, Oracle, and other financial systems. Top Image Systems Ltd. sells its products through a network of value-added distributors, systems integrators, original equipment manufacturers, and partners in approximately 40 countries worldwide. It has strategic partnership with SQN Banking Systems (SQN) to incorporate SQN’s fraud detection solutions with its eFLOW Banking Platform in the Asia Pacific market. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered i n Ramat Gan, Israel.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

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Best China Stocks To Buy For 2021: ATA Inc.(ATAI)

ATA Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides computer-based testing services in the People?s Republic of China. It offers services for the creation and delivery of computer-based tests utilizing its test delivery platform, proprietary testing technologies, and testing services; and provides logistical support services relating to test administration. The company?s computer-based testing services are used for professional licensure and certification tests in various industries, including information technology (IT) services, banking, securities, teaching, and insurance. Its e-testing platform integrates various aspects of the test delivery process for computer-based tests ranging from test form compilation to test scoring, and results analysis. ATA also provides career-oriented educational services, such as single course programs, degree major course programs, and pre-occupational training programs focusing on preparing students to pass IT and other vocational certification tests; test preparation and training programs and services to test candidates preparing to take professional certification tests in securities, futures, banking, insurance and teaching industries; online test preparation and training platform for the securities and banking industries; and test preparation software for the teaching industry. In addition, the company offers HR select employee assessment solution, an online system that utilizes its proprietary software and an inventory of test titles to help employers improve the efficiency and accuracy of their employee recruitment process. As of March 31, 2010, it had contractual relationships with 1,988 ATA authorized test centers. The company serves Chinese governmental agencies, professional associations, IT vendors, and Chinese educational institutions, as well as individual test preparation services. ATA Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Beijing, the People?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    That’s certainly the case with one of the top penny stocks this week, ATA Inc. (NASDAQ: ATAI). Last week, ATA locked in a 218% gain on high trading volume.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    ATA Inc. (NASDAQ: ATAI) traded down about 14% Monday to set a new 52-week low of $0.82, based on revalued shares that closed at $0.72 on Friday but traded up about 250% on Monday at $2.53. Volume was more than 200 times the daily average of around 42,000. You’re on your own here to figure this one out.