FBI Director James Comey
According to top Senate Democrat Harry Reid (D-NV), the FBI is withholding an “October Surprise” that would harm GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign ahead of Election Day on Nov. 8…
The outspoken Democrat issued a scathing public letter via his own website to FBI Director James Comey yesterday (Sunday).
He criticized Comey’s disclosure last Friday (Oct. 28) that the FBI is reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails based on new evidence the agency recently obtained.
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Reid’s scathing memo accused Comey of “partisan actions” and even suggested he “may have broken the law.” This latter statement is in reference to the Hatch Act of 1939, which bars the use of an executive branch position to influence an election.
buy stock market: Atlantic Power Corporation(AT)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Monday, utilities shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE: AT), down 2 percent, and Pampa Energia S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: PAM), down 4 percent.
- [By Lisa Levin] Related WR Earnings Scheduled For February 24, 2016 Mid-Day Market Update: Ocata Therapeutics Climbs On Acquisition News; Textura Shares Slip Related AT Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; Tiffany Misses Q2 Expectations PVH Corp, Atlantic Power, Carlyle Group Lead Monday's After-Hours Movers Atlantic Power's (AT) CEO Jim Moore on Q4 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
Toward the end of trading Thursday, the Dow traded down 0.24 percent to 16,960.40 while the NASDAQ declined 0.38 percent to 4,656.49. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.17 percent to 1,985.91.
buy stock market: Retail Properties of America, Inc.(RPAI)
- [By Ant贸nio Costa]
Retail Properties of America Inc (NYSE: RPAI) has been in an impressive rebound since the lows of August and the stock price action continues to become Bullish. However, RPAI has run into the downtrend line resistance again and this could lead to a brief period of sideways consolidation or price correction from current levels. On watch.
buy stock market: CytRx Corporation(CYTR)
- [By Roberto Pedone]
Another under-$10 biotechnology player that’s starting to trend within range of triggering a major breakout trade is CytRx (CYTR), which has an oncology pipeline that includes two programs in clinical development for cancer indications: aldoxorubicin and tamibarotene. This stock has been moving to the upside during the last three months, with shares up by 21%.
If you take a look at the chart for CytRx, you’ll notice that this stock has been trending sideways inside of a consolidation chart pattern for the last two months, with shares moving between $2.27 on the downside and $2.68 on the upside. That consolidation pattern has occurred right above this stock’s 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Shares of CYTR have now started to break out above some near-term overhead resistance at $2.49 a share. That move is quickly pushing CYTR within range of triggering an even bigger breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways trading chart pattern.
Market players should now look for long-biased trades in CYTR if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.68 to $2.80 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that registers near or above its three-month average action of 154,838 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then CYTR will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $3.20 to $4 a share.
Traders can look to buy CYTR off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below its 200-day at $2.33 a share or below more support at $2.27 a share. One can also buy CYTR off strength once it clears those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.
buy stock market: Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.(MNRO)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Yesterday, shares of Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) plunged 3.1% after Barron’s Leslie Norton panned the stock in this weekend’s issue of the magazine. And wouldn’t you know it? Monro’s shares are skidding lower once again today.
Norton’s argument was straightforward:
At a recent $62, Rochester, N.Y.based Monro (ticker: MNRO) trades at a lofty 28 times forward earnings, compared with a 10-year average of 21.1, and 17 times earnings for the Standard & Poors 500. With sales growth slowing as competition increases, Monros strategic goal of achieving 15% annual sales gains and 20% profit growth seems distant.
Any hint of more sluggish sales could push the shares down at least 10%. Bruce Geller, CEO of money manager Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher, who is short the stock, says, A fairly commoditized business with low organic growth deserves a more reasonable multiple of 20 times.
That would put the stock in the mid-$40s.
Shares of Monro Muffler Brake have dropped 4% to $57.59 at 3:49 p.m. today, leaving around 20% of downside.
UPDATE: This post initially misspelled ‘Brake’ as ‘Break.’ It’s been corrected.
buy stock market: Fox Factory Holding Corp.(FOXF)
- [By Javier Hasse]
Fox Factory Holding Corp (NASDAQ: FOXF) was down 1.8 percent after posting a 2.16 percent rise over the day.
Finally, Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN) gained 1.3 percent, continuing with the 3.85 percent spike it experienced on Friday trading.
buy stock market: Square, Inc.(SQ)
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) is trading around $12.13 with a P/E ratio of 5.5. A major driver for this decline in stock valuation is the fear surrounding the “global auto slowdown”. However, I think that people are erroneous equating the “US auto slowdown” with a “global auto slowdown”, while these are actually very different things.
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Auto Market Slowdown
US auto sales saw a drop in deliveries by 4.2% during the month of August, which is typically one of the busiest months for the auto industry. In fact, Ford saw an 8.8% year-over-year decline in light vehicle sales in the month of August and expects to see further domestic declines over the coming months into 2017.
Top Stocks To Buy For 2017: EPR Properties(EPR)
- [By Laurie Kulikowski]
We rate EPR PROPERTIES as a Buy with a ratings score of B. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.
- [By Laurie Kulikowski]
EPR’s revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 6.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.7%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company’s bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
- [By Laurie Kulikowski]
The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry average. The net income increased by 17.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $42.71 million to $50.20 million.
- [By Lawrence Meyers]
I also jumped on the 9% Preferred Series E of an interesting REIT called EPR Properties (EPR), a $2.38 billion trust that owns 114 megaplex movie theaters; nine entertainment retail centers; seven family entertainment centers where one can bowl, enjoy nightlife, or sit atop observational towers; 13 metro ski parks; three water parks; four golf complexes, and 48 public charter schools.
- [By Laurie Kulikowski]
EPR’s investment pipeline should drive about 6-7% earnings growth in 2016, and historically the company’s dividend growth has roughly equated to earnings growth. Starting with an above-average 6.5% yield, we find this compelling for income-oriented investors.
Top Stocks To Buy For 2017: Endeavour Silver Corporation(EXK)
- [By Manikandan Raman]
Citing bullish outlook on silver prices, Peter Bures of Canaccord Genuity has started coverage of four silver producers: Pan American Silver Corp. (USA) (NASDAQ: PAAS), Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE: CDE), Hecla Mining Company (NYSE: HL), and Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE: EXK). The brokerage also assumed coverage of Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (NYSE: FSM) with a Buy rating.
- [By Lisa Levin]
On Monday, basic materials shares surged by 1.1 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF) and Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE: EXK).
Top Stocks To Buy For 2017: Superior Energy Services Inc.(SPN)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Thursday afternoon, energy shares slipped by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN), and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YZC).
Top Stocks To Buy For 2017: Caesars Entertainment Corporation(CZR)
- [By Michael E. Lewitt]
Back in April, I recommendedCaesars Entertainment Corp.(Nasdaq: CZR) as a buy – but warned you that this was a play that might take some time to mature.
- [By AlphaStreetResearch]
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CZR) is a highly overvalued gaming, hotel, and entertainment company with deteriorating fundamentals on all levels in a highly competitive environment. The company’s stock has seen a massive run to the upside on the coattails of other casino and entertainment companies in the space. A considerable catalyst for the push higher in these stocks is the good news coming out of Macau, but this is an area where Caesars has absolutely no exposure and will be locked out of for the foreseeable future after failing to take appropriate licensing measures. Below is our introduction into the business model, its weaknesses, and the new selling or shorting opportunity that exists for CZR after the recent appreciation in share price. Investors will soon realize that there is little upside value in this company and that there are much better opportunities in this space. The company is now amidst a major struggle from a debt standpoint with major deadlines approaching over the next year and a half. The company is in no position to thrive going forward unless major steps are taken to overhaul the company’s capital structure. Caesars Entertainment has a market cap of $3.19 Billion after the stock has moved up over 225% year to date and reports its next quarter on October 31, 2013. With this in mind, we value CZR at $21.00 by year-end of 2013 and $14.00 by August 1, 2014, a decrease of 40% from current levels. We will later highlight:
Top Stocks To Buy For 2017: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF)
- [By Lisa Levin]
On Tuesday, basic materials shares climbed by 1.90 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI) and Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF).
- [By Monica Gerson]
Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Monday's regular session.
Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) Jan17 22.0 Calls: 20500 @ ASK $1.20: 22k traded vs 2041 OI: Earnings 7/26 After Close $17.63 Ref Antero Resources Corp (NYSE: AR) Aug16 25.0 Calls: 7500 @ ASK $2.30: 11k traded vs 560 OI: Earnings 8/3 $26.06 Ref Mobileye NV (NYSE: MBLY) Fri 7/22 52.0 Calls (Wkly) Sweep: 1000 @ ASK $0.50: 1003 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 8/4 $48.50 Ref Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF) 7/29 8.0 Calls (Wkly) Sweep: 1000 @ ASK $0.15: 1000 traded vs 1 OI: Earnings 7/28 Before Open $6.83 Ref Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI) Nov16 22.0 Calls Sweep: 1520 @ ASK $1.85: 1520 traded vs 67 OI: Earnings 8/1 $20.64 Ref Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (NYSE: FSM) Aug16 7.5 Calls: 2496 @ ASK $1.65: 2502 traded vs 162 OI: Earnings 8/5 $8.81 Ref Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: MPEL) 7/29 13.0 Calls (Wkly): 4300 @ ASK $0.30: 7000 traded vs 10 OI: Earnings 8/4 $12.22 Ref
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- [By Ben Levisohn]
Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) has gained 1.2% to $5.16 after getting upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Macquarie.
Mattress Firm (MFRM) has plunged 14% to $29.00 after missing earning forecasts and lowering its guidance.
Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ: VIVE) as a short/bearish trade:
This downtrend just firmed up with the “second wind” effort evidenced in just the past couple of trading days. After finding support for the better part of September and October, the floor finally broker in late October. A bounce started to take shape in early November, but all it took was a bump into the 20-day moving average line to put the pullback back into motion. Today’s and yesterday’s bar we’ve seen opens and closes at the lower end of the trading range, and so far today we’ve seen a lower low and lower high on very strong selling volume. Let’s just take the hint at face value.
Our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter has a more detailed discussion about Viveve Medicals technical chart along with a potential short/bearish trading strategy:
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: KongZhong Corporation(KZ)
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Best Buy Co., Inc.(BBY)
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Then there was Best Buy (BBY) with a surprisingly strong quarter.
Many of the losers can be found at the mall, with Gap Stores (GPS) and Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) continuing to disappoint. The only winner at the mall was Childrens’ Place (PLCE) , but Cramer said he’s not counting out a turnaround at L Brands (LB) .
- [By Peter Graham]
The Q3 2017 earnings report for large cap consumer electronics retail stock Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) is scheduled before the market opens onThursday (November 17th) as a technical chart shows shares still in an apparent uptrend albeit also appearing to have leveled off or be range bound since mid-August:
- [By Ben Levisohn]
The folks at Bespoke Investment Group note that its “Death By Amazon” index, which includesBest Buy (BBY), Barnes & Noble (BKS), Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), and Macy’s (M), among other traditional retailers that have been hurt by Amazon.com’s (AMZN) dominance, has been outperforming since Donald Trump’s election victory:
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: BlackRock, Inc.(BLK)
- [By Shauna O’Brien]
UBS announced on Wednesday that it has cut its rating on investment management firm BlackRock, Inc. (BLK).
The firm has downgraded BlackRock from “Buy” to “Neutral” due to expenses, which are putting pressure on margins. UBS also lowered its price target on BLK to $280, which suggests a 5% upside from the stock’s current price of $266.51.
BlackRock shares were down $2.51, or 0.94%, during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock is up 29% YTD.
- [By Tom Aspray, Senior Editor, MoneyShow.com]
Some of the emerging market ETFs are already up 7%, so far, this month, as it seems like others are drawing the same conclusions. Robert Kapito, co-founder of BackRock, Inc. (BLK), which has assets of $3.9 trillion, said that “The emerging markets are going to account for about 60 to 65% of the world’s growth over the next 20 years.”
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Vical Incorporated(VICL)
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Brown(n)
- [By Alex Jordon]
He already owns a good chunk of NetSuite (N), whose revenue grew 35% last quarter, beating earnings estimates by $0.03 a share. Ellison’s been profiting from the cloud while dismissing its significance. With the Salesforce agreement his company is, too. (Fool)
- [By Arie Goren]
On November 5, Oracle (NYSE:ORCL)confirmed that it has finally completed the acquisition of Netsuite (NYSE:N) for $9.3 billion in cash, or $109 per share that the company had initially offered. In my previous article about Oracle, I had suggested that the acquisition of NetSuite, the cloud business application software company, is a smart move by Oracle. What’s more, it is not paying an excessive price for the deal. In fact, Oracle insisted that it will not pay more than what it had first offered despite the resistance from T Rowe Price (NSDQ:TROW)which demanded $133 per share.
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Rite Aid Corporation(RAD)
- [By Matthew Smith]
Speaking of subsectors in the retailing industry we are bullish on, how about the drugstores? They all seem to be running on all cylinders and yesterday Rite-Aid (RAD) had a tremendous day. It was the heaviest traded stock on all of the exchanges and saw its shares rise $0.87 (23.45%) to close at $4.58/share. Rite-Aid is the first among the ‘Big Three’ to report quarterly results so we find it interesting that they saw an increase in same store sales and saw profits driven by generic drugs. We have been told that this is going to be the bottom line driver for the industry via nearly everyone and that it would impact the top line as generics replaced the more expensive branded drugs. We care about earnings growth more than revenue growth, especially when the stall in revenues is due to switching to higher margin product which is purchased for a lower price. The market gets this and is pushing all of these names higher. In hindsight we wish we had been more bullish of Rite-A id earlier, but hindsight is always perfect.
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
Shares of Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) surged to a high of $7.89 following a DealReporter story that Walgreens (NASDAQ: WBA) is close to reaching a deal to satisfy the US FTC, which would involve divestiture of up to 1,000 stores. Companies interested in the Walgreen's assets are said to include Kroger, Albertsons, CVS Health, Kinney Drugs and Fred's.
- [By Teresa Rivas]
Rite Aid (RAD) was up more than 15% at recent check, near six-year highs, as its second quarter surprised investors with an unexpected profit.
The drugstore said it earned $32.8 million, or three cents a share, compared with a year-earlier loss of $38.8 million, or a nickel a share. Analysts were looking for a per-share loss of four cents for the period ended August 31.
Rite Aids total sales climbed 0.8% to $$6.28 billion, while same-store sales rose 1%, as a 0.3% decline in front-end sales was more than offset by a 1.7% increase in pharmacy sales.
In addition, Rite Aid also increased its forecast, saying it now expects to earn to between 18 cents and 27 cents a share on sales of $25.1 billion to $25.3 billion and same-store sales of plus or minus 0.5%. The companys EPS estimate is above expectations, while the revenue guidance is in-line with current forecasts.
At recent check, rival Walgreen (WAG), the nations largest chain, was up 0.5%, while CVS Caremark (CVS), the second-largest drugstore operator, was down 0.1%.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Chase announced that the company will process payments for Wal-Mart on the companys closed-loop network, ChaseNet. We would expect the economics of the deal to benefit Wal-Mart and thus the signing of the agreement and onboarding of another payment processor. The real takeaway for us is that today’s announcement adds one of the largest US retailers by revenues to the growing list of merchants that already accept ChaseNet including: Starbucks (SBUX), Marriott (MAR), United (UAL), Rite Aid (RAD), and Chevron (CVX). Thus, JPMorgan is building scale on the company’s platform and that needs to continue longer term.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Analysts expect Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $8.40 billion. Rite Aid shares gained 0.25 percent to $8.15 in after-hours trading.
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Citrix Systems Inc.(CTXS)
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)
- [By Alex Webb]
Kabel Deutschland is a key part of Vodafones expansion strategy as the carrier looks for ways to boost revenue and lock in customers with Internet and television offers in addition to wireless service. Kabel Deutschland is the biggest cable company in Germany, Vodafones largest market, and had drawn a rival bid from John Malones Liberty Global Plc. (LBTYA)
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp.(SBY)
- [By Mark Holder]
Instead of competing in one-off auctions, the traditional method of acquiring homes and the one preferred by Silver Bay Realty Trust (NYSE: SBY ) (NYSE: SBY ) (NYSE: SBY ) and American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH ) (NYSE: AMH ) (NYSE: AMH ) , the company is obtaining non-performing loans in pools that include thousands of loans. The ultimate outcome of these different models is unknown, but the market hasso far supported Altisource Residential.
Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.(POT)
- [By Daniela Pylypczak]
Morgan Stanley announced on Monday that it has resumed coverage on Potash Corp (POT).
Morgan Stanley analyst Vincent Andrews stated that the company has assigned the fertilizer stock an “Equal Weight” rating, warning “We remain cautious on the overall potash market, though more because of loose supply/demand fundamentals than because of dynamics in Russia/Belorussia. Potash prices have been moving lower for 8 quarters in a row now (7 of which BPC was fully functioning) and prices were continuing to drift lower in the weeks preceding the BPC break-up (recall Mosaic’s disclosure about lower prices in the Brazilian market on its July 16th earnings call.”
Potash shares popped 1.55% during Monday’s session. Year-to-date, the stock has fallen 21.35%.
- [By Cameron Swinehart]
A diversified agriculture ETF with holdings in a variety of the largest agribusiness companies globally. Holdings include Bunge (BG), Archer Daniel Midland (AMD), PotashCorp (POT) and Deere (DE).
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. (NYSE: POT) was up 25 at $33.12 in Monday afternoon trading. Monday’s gain puts shares up within striking distance of its breakout point from the aftermath this summer that took shares from $38 to $31 and ultimately back under $30 before recovering.
- [By Chad Fraser]
The agriculture ETF is heavily weighted toward the U.S., with 45.8% of its assets there, but it is geographically diverse, with exposure to countries such as Canada (9.9%), Switzerland (8.5%), Japan (6.7%) and Singapore (5.1%).
Potash Cartel Breakup Has Weighed on This Agriculture ETF
The ETF’s unit price declined in the first half of 2013, partly because of the breakup of the Belarusian Potash Company (BPC), through which Russia’s Uralkali, the world’s No. 1 potash producer, and Belaruskali of Belarus distribute their potash. The market is dominated by BPC and Canpotex, owned by Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT), Mosaic and Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU).
Together, the two cartels control 70% of global potash exports, so the breakup of BPC will result in a more fractured market, which seems likely to push potash prices lower. Shares of major potash producers fell sharply on the news, as did Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF due to its potash stock holdings, which include Agrium, Potash Corp. and Mosaic.