With most of the major indices at or near all-time highs, some investors are using this as an opportunity to take profits from their positions.
That's according to TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index, which tracks investing behavior and sentiment among customer portfolios. The IMX declined in September for the first time since March, indicating that investors decreased their exposure to the equity markets.
This "could be the result of equity markets edging higher during the period," according to Victor Jones, TD Ameritrade's Director of Trading.
According to TD Ameritrade, these were the most popular buys among customers during September:
Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) Tencent Holdings Ttd (OTC: TCEHY) JD.com Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: JD) Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)
And these were the most popular sells:
where to buy penny stocks: Talisman Energy Inc.(TLM)
- [By Jayson Derrick]
On the other hand, the analysts are Underweight on Eni SpA (ADR) (NYSE: E), Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc (USA) (NYSE: TLM) and OMV AG given their asset bases, which offer an inferior risk to reward profile and limited differentiation in cost reductions.
where to buy penny stocks: Platform Specialty Products Corporation(PAH)
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer spoke with Rakesh Sachdev, CEO of Platform Specialty Products (PAH) , the agriculture and industrial roll-up company which has seen its shares double over the past 12 months. Yesterday, Platform Specialty delivered a two-cents-a-share earnings beat.
- [By Lee Jackson]
Platform Specialty Products Corp. (NYSE: PAH) had a well-known seller parting with a huge chunk of stock. Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square hedge fund sold a total of 2,285,888 shares of the stock at $8.78 apiece. The total for the sale was posted at $20 million.The company produces and sells specialty chemical products in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific and Europe. The stock closed last Friday at $8.52.
where to buy penny stocks: Power Solutions International, Inc.(PSIX)
- [By Brent Slava]
Power Solutions International Inc (NASDAQ: PSIX) shares plunged as much as 30 percent Tuesday on a report the company would be delisting from Nasdaq Inc (NASDAQ: NDAQ).
where to buy penny stocks: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.(HII)
- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is the largest repairer and ship builder for the U.S. Navy and U.S. coast guard, giving the company a near monopoly on these government contracts (which is why their return on equity is north of 27%).
- [By Rich Smith]
Huntington Ingalls’ (NYSE:HII) Ford-class supercarrier seems one likely suspect — and at $14 billiona pop, this gigantic aircraft carrier offers a big potential target for Trump’s next tweet storm.
- [By Rich Smith]
As details about the Pentagon’s plan have emerged, it’s become clear that this will be a sizable program, amounting to perhaps $1 trillion in spending over 30 years — not just to upgrade the Minuteman missiles, but also to buy new B-21 stealth bombers from Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC)and have General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII) design an entirely new class of ballistic missile submarines (to be known as the “Columbia class.”)
where to buy penny stocks: Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings(LH)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $2.19 billion.
Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $895.87 million.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Analysts expect Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) to report its quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $2.19 billion. Laboratory Corp shares rose 0.64 percent to close at $121.77 on Friday.
where to buy penny stocks: American DG Energy Inc.(ADGE)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap green energy stock American DG Energy (NYSEMKT: ADGE) as a long trade:
As for American DG Energy, today’s push above a technical ceiling at $0.34 is telling, though that clue is made more telling when you see the short-term moving average lines have given us key bullish crosses over the course of the past couple of months; the undertow is turning bullish. What you can’t see on the daily chart is that this is the first time in years we’ve seen higher lows logged for ADGE.