Hot Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

Whenever he wants to see his old house, Nezam Juman walks to the edge of his waterfront property and peers around the river’s bend. He can just see the roof behind some trees. It was his dream home, paid for with a cash-out refinance just as housing prices were peaking in Fort Myers, Florida.

“I felt in Fort Myers, I could make it,” says Juman, who moved there from expensive Broward County in 2001. He lingers, recalling the bamboo stairs and cherry wood floors he laid himself. “Our home was an opportunity to get a boost in life.”

Instead, it became a black hole.

Juman worked as a mortgage originator. In 2007, the housing bust hit like a bomb going off, and all of a sudden nobody was buying. Even after selling some of his family’s most personal items, he missed three mortgage payments and the bank began foreclosure proceedings. It ultimately took the house back in 2014.

“That was a very personal house to lose,” says Juman, struggling to control his voice.

Hot Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: CST Brands, Inc.(CST)

CST is a holding company and conducts substantially all of its operations through its subsidiaries. CST was incorporated in Delaware in 2012, formed solely in contemplation of the spin-off and, prior to May 1, 2013, had not commenced operations and had no material assets, liabilities or commitments. The address of CST’s principal executive offices is One Valero Way, Building D, Suite 200, San Antonio, Texas 78249, and our telephone number is (210) 692-5000. Our common stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol “CST.” CST is one of the largest independent retailers of motor fuel and convenience merchandise in the U.S. and eastern Canada. Our retail operations include (i) the sale of motor fuel at convenience stores, commission agents and cardlocks, (ii) the sale of convenience merchandise items and services at convenience stores, and (iii) the sale of heating oil to residential customers and heating oil and motor fuel to small commercial customers.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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Hot Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

IPG Photonics Corporation, incorporated on December 2, 1998, is engaged in the design, development, production and distribution of fiber lasers, laser systems, fiber amplifiers and related optical components. The Company offers a line of lasers and amplifiers, which are used in materials processing, advanced communications and medical applications. The Company sells its products globally to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and end users. The Company has sales offices in the United States, Germany, Russia, Italy, Turkey, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and India. The Company’s manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Germany and Russia. The Company also manufactures complementary products used with its lasers, including optical delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, optical processing heads and chillers. In addition, the Company offers laser-based systems for certain markets and applications.


The Company’s laser products include low (1 to 99 watts), medium (100 to 999 watts) and high (over 1,000 watts) output power lasers from 0.3 to 4.5 microns in wavelength. These lasers may be continuous-wave (CW), quasi-continuous-wave (QCW) or pulsed. The Company’s pulsed line includes nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond lasers. It offers several different types of lasers, which are defined by the type of gain medium they use. These are ytterbium, erbium and thulium, as well as Raman and hybrid fiber-crystal lasers. The Company also sells fiber pigtailed packaged diodes and fiber coupled direct diode laser systems that use semiconductor diodes. In addition, it offers high-energy pulsed lasers, multi-wavelength lasers, tunable lasers, single-polarization and single-frequency lasers.

The Company also makes single-mode and low-mode output ytterbium fiber lasers with power levels of approximately 20,000 watts and single-mode, erbium and thulium fiber las! ers with power levels of over 500 watts. It also sells laser diode chips and packaged laser diodes operating at 8XX to 9XX nanometers. The Company sells its own family of high-power optical fiber delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, chillers, scanners and other accessories for its fiber lasers. It also makes active and passive laser materials and tunable lasers in the middle-infrared region.


The Company’s amplifier products range from milli watts to approximately 1,500 watts of output power from 1 to 2 microns in wavelength. It offers erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), Raman amplifiers and integrated communications systems. These products are deployed in broadband networks, such as fiber to the home (FTTH), fiber to the curb (FTTC) and passive optical networks (PON), and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networks. It also offers ytterbium and thulium specialty fiber amplifiers and broadband light sources that are used in advanced applications. In addition, the Company sells single-frequency, linearly polarized and polarization-maintaining versions of its amplifier products.


The Company offers integrated laser systems for particular geographic markets or custom-developed for a customer’s manufacturing requirements. Through its IPG Microsystems division, the Company offers industrial grade ultra violet (UV) excimer, diode pumped solid state and picosecond laser micromachining systems and materials processing services. Applications for these systems include advanced laser scribing and laser lift-off (LLO) of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), semiconductor, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), research, biomedical and industrial micromachining. IPG Microsystems’ laser systems operate at wavelengths from 193 nanometers to 1,064 nanometers.

IPG also develops and sells specialized fiber laser systems for material processing applications as requested by customers, including orbital welding, remote weld! ing, micr! o-welding and cutting. The platforms include multi-axis workstations for welding, cutting and cladding, flatbed cutting systems and diode markers. Other systems offerings include a welding seam stepper and picker, which is an automated and integrated fiber laser welding tool. The seam stepper and picker, an alternative to resistance welding, are used in automotive assembly, appliance, rail cars and other sheet metal fabrication.

The Company competes with Fanuc; Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc., Trumpf GmbH + Co., KG, Coherent, Inc., GSI Group Inc., Newport Corporation, Laserline GmbH, TeraDiode, Inc, Hypertherm, Inc., The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Keopsys SA, Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd., Amada Co., Ltd, Raycus Fiber Laser Technologies Co. Ltd., Maxphotonics Co., Ltd., nLight Corporation and Lumentum Holdings Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Shares of several fiber-optic networking stocks rose at least 12% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Fiber lasers manufacturer IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) led the pack with a 16.6% gain. Long-haul networking expert Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN)added 16.1%, laser and optics specialist Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) rose 12.6%, and optoelectronic components maker II-VI (NASDAQ:IIVI) posted an 11.9% return.

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  • [By Danny Vena]

    Expectations were subdued going into the fourth-quarter fiscal report forIPG Photonics(NASDAQ:IPGP). Last quarter, investors were rattled when the industrial laser maker reported that “global macroeconomic and geopolitical headwinds have persisted into the fourth quarter, affecting our business along with others in the sector,” according to CEO Valentin Gapontsev. Those conditions included weakness in China and Europe, two of IPG’s biggest markets, causing year-over-year declines in revenue and earnings.

Hot Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.(CTBI)

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. (CTBI), incorporated on August 12, 1980, is a bank holding company. The Company operates in the community banking services segment. The Company owns a commercial bank and a trust company, serving small and mid-sized communities in eastern, northeastern, central and south central Kentucky; southern West Virginia, and northeastern Tennessee. The commercial bank is Community Trust Bank, Inc., Pikeville, Kentucky (CTB) and the trust company is Community Trust and Investment Company in Lexington, Kentucky. Through its subsidiaries, CTBI engages in a range of commercial and personal banking and trust and wealth management activities, which include accepting time and demand deposits; making secured and unsecured loans to corporations, individuals and others; providing cash management services to corporate and individual customers; issuing letters of credit; renting safe deposit boxes, and providing funds transfer services.

The Company’s consumer and commercial community banking services include residential and commercial real estate loans; checking accounts; regular and term savings accounts and savings certificates; service securities brokerage services; consumer loans; debit cards; annuity and life insurance products; individual retirement accounts and Keogh plans; commercial loans; trust and wealth management services; commercial demand deposit accounts, and repurchase agreements. Its corporate subsidiaries act as trustees of personal trusts, as executors of estates, as trustees for employee benefit trusts, as paying agents for bond and stock issues, as investment agent, as depositories for securities, and as providers of service brokerage and insurance services.

Lending Activities

The lending activities of CTB include making commercial loans, including construction, secured by real estate, equipment lease financing and other commercial loans; residential loans, including real estate construction, real estate mortgage and home equity, an! d consumer loans, including consumer direct and consumer indirect. It also includes lease-financing, lines of credit, revolving lines of credit, term loans and other specialized loans, including asset-based financing. Its total commercial loans amounted to approximately $14682.351 million; total residential loans amounted to approximately $859.074 million, and total consumer amounted to approximately $516.536 million. The Company’s total loans amounted to approximately $2873.961 million.

Investment Activities

The Company classifies its securities into held-to-maturity, trading or available-for-sale categories. Its portfolio of securities includes the United States Treasury securities, government agencies and government sponsored agency mortgage-backed securities; state and political subdivisions, and other securities. The Company’s total securities available-for-sale with fair value amounted to approximately $594.93 million and securities held-to-maturity with fair value amounted to approximately $1.651 million.

Sources of Funds

The sources of funds include deposits and other borrowed funds. The deposits include non-interest bearing deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit of approximately $100,000 and other time deposits. Its total deposits amounted to approximately $2.956599 billion. The other borrowed funds include repurchase agreements and federal funds purchased; advances from Federal Home Loan Bank, and long-term debt. Its total other borrowed funds is approximately $333.253 million. Its total deposits and other borrowed funds is approximately $3.28 billion.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Community Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:CTBI) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

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