Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018

Headlined by security giant ADT’s $2 billion offering, the third week of 2018 could see over $2.5 billion in IPO proceeds. For the second week in a row, we’ll have an energy services provider and a REIT, with cold-storage REIT Americold Realty (Pending:COLD) and SCF-backed Nine Energy Service (Pending:NINE) both set to IPO.

Recent filing activity has been strong, and a number of IPOs look ready to launch. The end of January could see a wave of biotech IPOs and three more are able to join the IPO calendar early next week. News also broke this week that Argentine airport operator Corporaci贸n Am茅rica Airports (Pending:CAAP) plans to IPO by the end of the month. It could be joined by Argentine power producer Central Puerto (Pending:CEPU), also able to launch next week.

U.S. IPO Calendar Issuer
Business Deal Size
Market Cap Price Range
Shares Filed Top
Bookrunners ADT
Boca Raton, FL $2,000M
$14,017M $17 – $19
111,111,112 Morgan Stanley
Goldman Apollo-backed provider of monitored security services for homes and businesses. Americold Realty
Atlanta, GA $360M
$2,049M $14 – $16
24,000,000 BofA ML
JP Morgan World’s largest cold-storage REIT backed by The Yucaipa Companies. Nine Energy Service
Houston, TX $151M
$501M $20 – $23
7,000,000 JP Morgan
Goldman SCF-backed provider of well completion and production services.

Security firm ADT (NYSE:ADT) is aiming to raise $2 billion, the first of what could be a big year for billion-dollar IPOs. Bought by Apollo in 2016 for $12 billion and merged with Protection One and ASG (acquired in 2015 for $2 billion), ADT is now coming to market at a $23 billion enterprise value. The company benefits from its leading position in the residential market, strong brand and high recurring revenue. Since Apollo took over in 2016, ADT has reduced customer attrition and increased margins. However, we note that ADT’s 3% annual growth is below-market and that it will be highly leveraged post-IPO ($9.1 billion in debt; 4.0x LTM EBITDA).

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Tele Celular Sul Participacoes S.A.(TSU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.45 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (NASDAQ: SHEN), down 3 percent, and TIM Participacoes SA (ADR) (NYSE: TSU) down 2 percent.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Qorvo, Inc.(QRVO)

Advisors’ Opinion:


    Shares rose 6.3% after hours to $159.50, and made fresh highs. They’re now up 37% on the year. iPhone/iPad suppliers also got a boost: Cirrus Logic Inc. (CRUS)  rose 4.2% to $65.70, Skyworks Solutions Inc. (SWKS)  rose 3.1% to $107.50, Qorvo Inc.  (QRVO) rose 2.7% to $69.90, Jabil Inc.  (JBL) rose 1.2% to $30.78 and Broadcom Ltd. (AVGO)  rose 2.8% to $255.40.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    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 Thursday's regular session.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Monday was Qorvo, Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) which jumped about 5.5% to $71.53. The stocks 52-week range is $45.00 to $72.42. Volume was 3.8 million which is above the daily average 1.5 million shares.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Yesterday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested picking up some mid cap radio frequency (RF) solutions stock Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ: QRVO) at current levels:

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: WPP plc(WPPGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:


    WPP plc (WPPGY) — Most of WPP’s public websites were rendered inaccessible after the world’s biggest advertising group said its IT systems were the focus of a suspected cyberattack. Shares traded down almost 1% in early afternoon.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $141.07 million.

    Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $156.10 million.

  • [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 Thursday’s regular session.

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Buy For 2018: Archrock, Inc.(AROC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dustin Parrett]

    Company Name

    Share PriceYTDMarket CapClayton Williams Energy Inc. (NYSE: CWEI)$138.8216.4%2.4BDiamondback Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: FANG)$106.365.42%$9.38BWestern Gas Partners LP (NYSE: WES)$65.6411.71%$9.67BTesoro Logistics LP (NYSE: TLLP)$59.3416.79%$6.25BResolute Energy Corp. (NYSE: REN)$46.0811.87%$931.13MAntero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: AM)$34.9813.28%$6.4BExterran Corp. (NYSE: EXTN)$33.9942.22%$1.19BDominion Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: DM)$32.9011.34%$2.6BNextEra Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NEP)$31.1922.12%$1.68BArchrock Inc. (NYSE: AROC)$16.0021.21%$1.12B

    While some of these stocks have performed well, we arent recommending this list of natural gas stocks. Thats because we arent interested in stocks that have already peaked at Money Morning; were interested in the next big winner. And we have one that could surge in 2017

AMD And CTS Labs: A Story Of Failed Stock Manipulation

On March 13th, 2018, CTS Labs announced that they have found no less than 13, yes, count them, 13 vulnerabilities in AMD’s (AMD) Ryzen and EPYC architectures. To back up this claim they have had their findings reviewed by not less than ONE, yes, just one, company, Trail of Bits. To further bolster their claim they have produced one, yes, just one, screenshot of one affected machine where the boot code in the bottom left coroner was replaced with the number “1337.” These findings caused Viceroy Research, another firm with a questionable reputation, to proclaim in a 25-page report on the matter that:

AMD must cease the sale of Ryzen and EPYC chips in the interest of public safety.

In this article we are going to look at the claimed vulnerabilities, discuss the level of threat these vulnerabilities pose to AMD’s customers, and then take a closer look at who’s behind CTS Labs.

The Vulnerabilities

A few months ago Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) researchers in conjunction with independent security researchers published the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability research paper. That paper was a pleasure to read, though it was very tough to understand, it was peer reviewed, and came with discussion of methodology and proof of concepts. I wrote an article entitled “Intel And The Meltdown And Spectre Vulnerabilities Explained” discussing these vulnerabilities.

By contrast CTS’ white paper, which can be found on, and yet inexplicably hosted by a blank website, discusses no methodology at all, and for proof of concepts discussed therein offers just one screenshot of a server with a boot screen with “1337” (hacker slang for LEET which is phonetic shortening of ELITE) added to the bottom right hand corner, purportedly by CTS. Due to the lack of any discussion of methodology or technical details in the white paper it is impossible to verify the veracity of CTS’ claims. That said, let’s discuss them at face value anyway and see what the worst-case scenario could be.

CTS loudly claims that they have found no less than 13 vulnerabilities, but in actuality they discuss four vulnerabilities with several vectors for each. These are Ryzenfall, Fallout, Chimera and Masterkey. Because so little actual information is provided in the white paper I will simply quickly sum up these vulnerabilities here as best as I can.


(Screenshot from CTS’ white paper. This is the one and ONLY proof of their exploit in action. What you see above is the BEST evidence proffered by CTS.)

AMD’s EPYC and Ryzen processors come with a secondary secure processor on board, an ARM Cortex A5. This processor is used for various low-level security features of the CPU. The claimed Masterkey vulnerability would allow arbitrary code execution within the secure processor which would allow an attacker to disable the Secure Encrypted Virtualization feature or bypass the Firmware Trusted Platform Module.

However, in order to deploy this vulnerability the attacker would have to first get access to the computer, then gain root or administrator privileges, and then finally have the ability to flash (update) the BIOS on the computer. With that level of access it’s hard to imagine what an attacker would NOT be able to do on any modern computer system, whether from AMD, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), or any other company.


Similarly Ryzenfall targets AMD’s Secure OS, the OS that’s running on the ARM Cortex A5 secure processor. It requires the attacker to have access to the system, administrator or root privileges, and a copy of a signed driver with the exploit code inside the driver.

According to CTS’ white paper:

“Although Secure OS runs inside the Secure Processors dedicated ARM Cortex A5 processor, it does make use of the computers main memory. When Secure OS starts, it allocates a portion of main memory for its own use and seals it off from the main processor. This area is called Fenced DRAM.”

The vulnerability allows access to this “Fenced DRAM” which is generally supposed to be inaccessible to kernel drivers and user programs. This is, in my opinion, a more serious vulnerability. Though actually executing this vulnerability in the wild would entail finding a friendly OEM willing to sign your malicious code and include it in their drivers, this is not entirely outside the scope of possibility.

That said, it is important to note that even the CTS’ white paper mentions that AMD has already included a BIOS option to disable the Secure OS feature, as it’s not necessary for regular server or desktop operation. Further, since the ONLY shred of proof was provided in the Masterkey section, it’s not entirely clear if it’s even real. To avoid repeating myself, the same goes for Fallout and Chimera.


Fallout uses the same attack vector of a signed driver as Ryzenfall, but on an EPYC processor by targeting the boot loader, with identical results, and identical dubiousness of the proof of concept.


Chimera is the most serious sounding “vulnerability.” It is described by CTS as:

“An array of hidden manufacturer backdoors inside AMD’s Promontory chipsets. These chipsets are an integral part of all Ryzen and Ryzen Pro workstations.”

CTS bases this bold supposition NOT on actual testing, or proof of concept, but on the fact that they claimed to have reviewed the code from AMD’s subcontractor, ASMedia, and AMD’s chipset code and found similarities between the two code bases. ASMedia reused some of their own code while fulfilling a contract for AMD. What a shock?

Further, CTS makes the claim that because ASUS, the parent company of ASMedia, has been fined by the FTC for having insecure routers, yes, not chipsets, but consumer grade routers, everything ASMedia does simply MUST be vulnerable. Yes, a subsidiary of ASUS with no relationship to their router division must necessarily be tainted by an FTC investigation into a completely unrelated product line to the chipset in question. You can read more about the ASUS FTC settlement here, and judge for yourself if there’s anything to CTS’ claims.

Even Dan Guido, the CEO of Trail of Bits, the one and only company hired by CTS to double check their findings, disputes the validity of Chimera in a tweet to reporters.

(Screen shot from

Further, ExtremeTech published an article where they show that the same ASMedia chips accused of housing backdoors by CTS also are widely used on any ASUS motherboards with Intel chips. So, why is this categorized as an AMD flaw when it widely affects, if real, both AMD and Intel?

Summary of the Vulnerabilities

While some of these vulnerabilities might be real, all of them require an extraordinary level of access to the system. We have consulted our internal technology experts, and we contacted Ilia Luk-Zilberman, the CTO of CTS Labs, to inquire if any of the detailed vulnerabilities could be used from within a virtualized container (VPS). Our own experts believe that NONE of the above mentioned vulnerabilities can be exploited from a VPS. Mr. Zilberman did not respond to our inquiry. This is important because if these vulnerabilities are not exploitable from within a VPS, they should not be a significant concern for large-scale cloud providers.

If Fallout and Ryzenfall are indeed real, hopefully AMD will patch them quickly, as those threaten AMD’s Secure Encrypted Virtualization system. Chimera just looks like nonsense, unless further proof is provided, and Masterkey requires a BIOS flash. If you can flash the BIOS all bets are off, on ALL systems, from ALL CPU vendors.

CTS Labs and Viceroy Research

So now that we talked about the message, let’s shoot the messenger. In this case two of them, CTS Labs and Viceroy Research.

CTS Labs’ approach became immediately suspicious because of the manner and timing of their disclosure. Rather than giving AMD a standard 90-day advance notice adopted by Google, Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) and others, or the 200-day-plus notice Google gave Intel, AMD, and others before disclosing Meltdown and Spectre, CTS gave AMD less than a day advance notice.

So, what is CTS Labs? Well, that’s the problem, not much is known about them. We know a few things. For instance we know that the domain for their main website was registered in June 2017, less than a year ago.

(Screenshot of whois command output in terminal taken by Zynath Capital.)

We also know that even though they are “security researchers” they are inexplicably incompetent enough to not turn on HTTPS on their own website. We also know that all of the video footage of the two guys running CTS Labs was faked with green screen.

(Screenshot from Reddit thread by Type-21.)

Finally we know that most of the technical information on their website was directly copied and pasted from “Hardware Threat Landscape and Good Practice Guide.”

(Screenshot of and Hardware Threat Landscape and Good Practice Guide open side by side with identical text highlighted, by Zynath Capital.)

I can keep going, but by now it should be evident that CTS Labs generally does not inspire trust. So instead I’ll just finish this with a quote from Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux Kernel, on the subject of the CTS Labs report:

I refuse to link to that garbage. But yes, it looks more like stock manipulation than a security advisory to me.

Now that we talked about CTS Labs a little, let’s look at Viceroy Research, the most vocal investment company that immediately proclaimed AMD is as good as bankrupt after CTS Labs’ report came out. There’s no stated connection between CTS Labs and Viceroy Research, but the timing of the disclosure by CTS and the report published by Viceroy raises some questions.

Almost immediately after the publication of the CTS report, the independent Viceroy Research analysts managed to read, understand, verify, write, proofread, style, and publish, with graphics and all, a completely independent 25-page report on AMD, proclaiming that AMD is as good as bankrupt. Yes, they managed to do all of that high-quality, completely independent work immediately after the CTS report came out. Either they are some of the best analysts in the world with a telepathic connection with their word processor, or perhaps they have had advance copy of the CTS white paper. You be the judge.

UPDATE: John Perring from Viceroy Research confirmed that he received a copy of the report via an anonymous source before it was widely published.

We have attempted to contact Jessica Schaefer from Bevel PR, the listed PR firm on the vulnerability disclosure website, only to be greeted by a full voicemail inbox. We attempted to contact both Bevel PR and CTS Labs by email and inquire about the relationship between CTS and Viceroy, and provided them with ample time to respond. They did not respond to our inquiry.

So, let’s look at Viceroy Research. According to MoneyWeb Viceroy Research is headed by a 44-year-old British citizen and ex-social worker, John Fraser Perring, in conjunction with two 23-year-old Australian citizens, Gabriel Bernarde and Aidan Lau. I wonder which of these guys is so fast at typing. Viceroy Research was the group responsible for the uncovering of the Steinhoff accounting scandal, about which you can read more here.

After successfully taking down Steinhoff, they tried to manufacture controversy around Capitec Bank, a fast-growing South African bank. This time it didn’t work out so well. The Capitec stock price dropped shortly and quickly recovered when the South African reserve bank made a statement that Capitec’s business is sound. Just a week ago Viceroy attempted to do the same thing with a German company called ProSieben, also with mixed success, and in alleged breach of German securities laws, according to BaFin (similar to the SEC).

Now, it appears they are going after AMD, though it looks to be another unsuccessful attack.

Investor Takeaway

After the announcement of this news, AMD stock generally traded sideways with slight downward movement not uncommon for AMD in general. Hopefully this article showed you that CTS’ report is largely nonsense and a fabrication with perhaps a small kernel of truth hidden somewhere in the middle. If the vulnerabilities are confirmed by AMD they are likely to be easily fixed by software patches. If you are long AMD, stay long. If you are looking for an entry point, this might be a good opportunity to use this fake news to your advantage. AMD is a company with a bright future if it continues to execute well and we see them hitting $20 per share by the end of 2018.

Disclosure: I am/we are long AMD.

I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Retirement is expensive. Heres what to do about it

You probably think of your own home as your largest expense in life. Perhaps your kids, if you think of them as expenses.

A recent study, in fact, estimated that buying a house and raising a child cost about the same $245,300 for the house and $278,300 to raise a child from birth to age 18.

How does that compare to the cost of retirement?

Quitting work costs three times more, believe it or not. The average retirement in the United States runs $738,400.

That feels like a made-up number, as precise as it might appear. Naturally, what you will personally need is anybodys guess, but lets go with that rough figure.

The presumption behind this number is that you will receive some support from Social Security. That wont be enough to live comfortably, so the difference must be made up in pensions and private savings.

Simple math here: $750,000 earning 4% creates an annual income of $30,000. Add the average Social Security income of $16,000 and you get $46,000 a year to live on.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the cost of living in the United States at $20,000 per person. For a couple, the $46,000 figure minus taxes turns out to be just about right.

There is a veritable truckload of caveats here, such as what happens to people who live in high-cost areas (they move) and those who encounter unexpected health care costs.

But lets not put the cart before the horse. If you have $738,000 saved up right now, your retirement is in reach, broadly speaking.

Most people dont. And thats where your investment decisions today can really make a difference. To help, here are some truths about investing to keep top of mind.

Read: Are you lost when it comes to retirement planning? We can help

Time is money. Most investors are not well served by trying to guess which way any given stock or fund might go. Getting in and out of the stock market
SPX, +0.17%
is very hard to do. Some would say its impossible.

Rather, its time in the market, doubling your money through compounding, that makes a balance grow dramatically. You should have a prudently invested portfolio spread among different types of assets, one which rebalances to keep you on track.

Risk is important. Many investors go to unnecessary extremes. They often are underinvested when young and can withstand a market drop, then they take big risks as they get older and start to believe that they can outguess the mass of investors we call the market.

That strategy might work out. But it can get just as easily wipe out the vast majority of your savings with no do-over. Getting into a portfolio that is risk-adjusted to your actual, personal goals is hugely important, as is adjusting that risk as you age.

Low cost matters. So what can you control? Two things: How much you save (more is better) and how much you pay for investments and financial advice.

A savings rate of 15% is a good starting point for discussions with an adviser, certainly more if you can manage it. As for investment costs, low-cost index funds will bring you a diversified, predictable return year after year.

In fact, just by indexing youll beat the vast majority of professional, active investors.

If youre getting close to retirement age and your number is off by a digit, thats when a conversation with a financial adviser makes a difference. A complex financial life can become simplified in just a few conversations.

Make sure, however, to hire a fiduciary, someone who is required by law to act in your best interest first. Your plan cannot, and should not, serve two masters.

As always, fortune favors those who plan and plan well.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018

It was an unusual research project…   Not one in 1,000 investment advisors or newsletter writers would ever consider it.   My research partner and I read every shareholder letter issued by companies in the S&P 500 Index.   I got the idea from billionaire superinvestor Warren Buffett. Several years ago, Buffett talked about a one-page fax he got from the CEO of a potential acquisition: The quality of the business, he said, "jumped off the page."   During our project, we found a few shareholder letters that were that good. And if you study what I'm about to teach you… you, too, will be able to identify companies that "jump off the page" as wonderful investments you'd like to own one day.   You won't have to pick stocks anymore. They'll pick you!   And it's easier than you think…

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: InspireMD, Inc.(NSPR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    InspireMD Inc (NYSE: NSPR) was down, falling around 35 percent to $1.29. InspireMD reported the pricing of public offering of up to $7.5 million.


Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Israel Chemicals Shs(ICL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Claudia Maedler]

    In Israel, the TA-25 Index (TA-25) gained 1.9 percent at the close in Tel Aviv as Israel Corp. jumped 9 percent, the most since July 2009, to 1,755 shekels. The shares soared along with those of its Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) unit, which advanced 6.4 percent on speculation that a possible change in ownership of Russian potash producer OAO Uralkali could help stabilize prices of the crop nutrient.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Bloomin' Brands, Inc.(BLMN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By CNBC]

    Tony Tribble, Invision/AP
    Forget about Bloomin’ Onions or boneless wings, for many consumers, the choice of where to dine often comes down to a different factor: which restaurant has the best booze.
    “Alcoholic beverages can be a key driver of traffic, differentiation, and loyalty,” said David Decker, president of Consumer Edge Insight. According to the firm, two factors that keep customers coming back are “selection” and “pricing.”
    Consumer Edge Insight recently surveyed restaurant customers to find out which casual-dining spots generated the most loyalty with their alcoholic beverages.
    Taking the top spot for “selection” was Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD), with 29 percent of those surveyed saying they were “most likely to visit it most often due to its good selection of alcoholic beverages.”
    Applebee’s (DIN) took the second spot, with 24 percent, and Outback Steakhouse (BLMN) and T.G.I. Friday’s tied for third place with 22 percent each.
    Prices also keep customers coming back to Buffalo Wild Wings.

    When asked which casual-dining brand they were “most likely to visit most often due to its good prices of alcoholic beverages,” Buffalo Wild Wings came out on top with 30 percent. Chili’s (EAT) was No. 2 at 23 percent, and Ruby Tuesday (RT) was third with 22 percent.
    Buffalo Wild Wings has always made alcohol a part of its experience, even making it part of its tagline: “Wings.Beer.Sports.”
    The chain is the No. 1 account for more than 50 different beer brands and recently launched Game Changer, a new beer in a partnership with Redhook Brewery. Priced between cheaper domestic lagers and pricier craft beers, Game Changer became the fourth-most-popular draft beer at company-owned locations within two weeks of its release.
    “Among casual-dining restaurants, Buffalo Wild Wings is seeing the greatest positive effect in terms of building customer loyalty with its alcohol offerings,” Decker said. “There are many steps other restaurants can take to improve their alcoho

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: Shenandoah Telecommunications Co(SHEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:


    Cramer said that Shenandoah Telecommunications (SHEN) is expensive at 60 times earnings, and without a dividend, he also took a pass on that one.

    Finally, Cramer said Hudson Technologies (HDSN) was a great stock to own in 2016, when shares soared 170%, but this year, he cannot recommend this high-flying refrigeration company.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, telecommunications services shares fell 0.45 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (NASDAQ: SHEN), down 3 percent, and TIM Participacoes SA (ADR) (NYSE: TSU) down 2 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.99 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: CHT), down 3 percent, and Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (NASDAQ: SHEN), down 4 percent.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.(CHRW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Gary Jakacky]

    Only one company convincingly jumped thru all the hoops: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (CHRW).

    If only one of the companies in IYT appear to be undervalued, it might give you pause about how brightly the ETF will shine in the very near future.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRW) were down 4 percent to $71.69. UBS downgraded C.H. Robinson Worldwide from Neutral to Sell.

  • [By Chad Tracy]

    As it's known today, C.H. Robinson (Nasdaq: CHRW) has again changed with the times.

    Unlike transportation industry titans FedEx (NYSE: FDX) or UPS (NYSE: UPS), C.H. Robinson does not own a fleet of trucks that transport goods. Instead, it specializes in logistics. Other companies hire C.H. Robinson to make their transportation services more efficient.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2018: TheStreet, Inc.(TST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $9.86 billion.
    Aecom (NYSE: ACM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $4.67 billion.
    JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ: JD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $12.60 billion. Inc (ADR) (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $383.60 million.
    Kamada Ltd (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $25.00 million.
    Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PTN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $28.00 million.
    TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $15.81 million.
    Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ: ABY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $290.80 million.
    Asure Software Inc (NASDAQ: ASUR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $15.26 million.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $7.90 million.
    Viewray Inc (NASDAQ: VRAY) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $18.58 million.


  • [By Steven Goldberg]

    Launched in August 2001, Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio has been a centerpiece of the financial advice offered by The website belongs to TheStreet, Inc. (TST), a publicly traded company that Cramer co-founded in 1996. PLUS Portfolio subscribers, who pay $15 a month, always get the recommendations before Cramer buys them for the portfolio, the Wharton paper reports. Likewise, subscribers get Cramers picks before he airs them on Mad Money.

Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now

On the lookout for safe dividends? (Who isn’t, right?)

These days, you generally have three options: large-cap stocks with long dividend histories, municipal bonds and US Treasuries.

Treasuries are considered the safest of that group, and large-cap stocks the riskiest, but they’re still much safer than plenty of other investments, such as small caps and junk bonds.

I’ll show you two low-risk investments that are great buys now in a moment. But first, I want to tell you why recent events have called the safety of some of the options I just named into question.

Let’s start by looking at the following chart:

“Safe” Assets Turn Volatile

First, note how the iShares S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund (MUB), a good proxy for municipal bonds as a whole, is the least volatile of the three funds shown above. But right now, it faces a steep downturn relative to its earlier stability.

Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Rhino Resource Partners LP(RNO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexis Xydias]

    Investors are regaining confidence, squeezing pessimists who say the economy remains sluggish outside of Germany and point to record-low trading volume as a lack of conviction in the Euro Stoxxs 61 percent rally of the past two years. Besides gains in stocks from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA to Renault SA (RNO), yields on Spanish and Italian bonds have declined to a two-year low compared with German bunds and the euro has strengthened 4.6 percent to $1.35 in the past six months.

Top Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Kimco Realty Corporation(KIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) dropped about 0.4% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $24.35 after closing Wednesday at $24.44. The 52-week high is $32.24. Volume of around 3 million was about 25% below the daily average of around 3.9 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) dropped about 0.3% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $21.43 after closing at $21.50 on Friday. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.24. Volume was about 20% below the daily average of around 3.7 million shares. The company had no specific news and was on its way to posting a daily gain just before the closing bell.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) dropped about 1.7% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $24.63 after closing Tuesday at $25.04. The 52-week high is $32.24. Volume of around 2.4 million was about 40% below the daily average of around 3.9 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

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