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During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump made controversial proposals about his desire to institute tariffs and renegotiate longstanding trade deals. Today, President Trump’s threats of tariffs have become reality, with the president recently initiating tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

Initially, Trump exempted Mexico, Canada, and the European Union asthey are often reliable trading partners, but he has since reversed the exemptions. As the currency of the U.S.’ most dependent trading partner, Mexico’s peso tumbled to a one-year lowversus the U.S. dollar. Yet oddly enough, Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) and its host of Mexican beers stand to benefit directly from Trump’s tariffs.

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Foreign exchange 101

Most companies source some, or all, of their products or labor from foreign markets to sell in their home market and around the world. For U.S. companies, the most optimal situation is when the U.S. dollar strengthens versus the local currency of sourcing countries, making the cost of goods sold (COGS) cheaper.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Somebody’s got to deliver all of those products that we’re ordering online, and increasingly, that somebody isXPO Logistics(NYSE:XPO). The freight and logistics company has become the leader in last-mile delivery of heavy goods like furniture and appliances, making it a key partner of retailers like Amazon, IKEA,Wayfair, and Home Depot.

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    XPO Logistics (XPO) : “This stock just won’t come down. “

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  • [By Matthew Frankel, Neha Chamaria, and Matthew DiLallo]

    While there’s no way to know for sure which stocks will become the next Amazon, three of our contributors think BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI), XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO), and iQiyi (NASDAQ:IQ) have pretty good chances.

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    But then there’s the little-known trucking company JB Hunt (JBHT) , which popped 6.1% because the company saw some surprise growth that no one was expecting. That news was so strong, FedEx (FDX) and XPO Logistics (XPO) also rose 2.2% and 4.6%.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This company, like other major defense prime contractors, had a very solid year and is also on the Merrill Lynch US 1 list.General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) is engaged in business aviation, land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments, munitions, shipbuilding and marine systems, and information systems and technologies.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) dropped about 2.1% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $187.32. Shares closed at $191.40 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $230.00. Volume was 25% higher than the daily average of around 1.6 million. The defense giant had no specific news.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Scale matters in the government IT business, as larger companies are better able to manage the increasingly large and complex systems customers demand, and a broader cost basis helps in putting together low-cost, competitive bids. In recent years, a wave of mergers and acquisitions has left a clear top two in the market. Industry leader Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) in 2016 bought the IT business of Lockheed Martin, while General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) vaulted to No. 2 earlier this year via its acquisition of CSRA.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The deal, in effect, makes General Dynamics-owned (NYSE:GD) Gulfstream both a customer of and subcontractor to Triumph on G650 wing box and wing completion work. Wing production work currently being performed at Triumph facilities in Nashville, Tennessee, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, will move to Gulfstream’s Georgia facility.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    General Dynamics (NYSE:GD)stock has had an odd couple of years, gaining more than 17% in 2017 but still lagging most of its defense rivals. Interest in defense stocks, including General Dynamics, has ebbed in recent months, but the company still trades at a discount to some of its chief rivals.

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by equities researchers at Argus in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $16.34 price target on the restaurant operator’s stock, down from their prior price target of $19.00.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Growth within the industry is a bit lumpy, with limited-service restaurants, such as Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG), growing at 5.3 percent in 2017 as compared to 3.5 percent for casual dining establishments according to the National Restaurant Industry.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cannae (NYSE: CNNE) and Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    However, the fast casual market became increasingly crowded with rival chains like Panera Bread and Chipotle, and Zoe’s got squeezed between traditional dine-in restaurants like Darden’s Olive Garden and evolving fast food players like Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) and McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD).

Top Cheap Stocks To Invest In Right Now: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Eaton Vance Management lifted its holdings in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 141.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 514,556 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 301,597 shares during the quarter. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $88,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 3.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,268 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,773 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.09% of Parker Hannifin worth $20,913,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In terms of dividend growth, only four of the above stocks — 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble — feature among the 10 fastest dividend-growth kings. In other words, there are six other stocks from the dividend kings list that have grown their dividends at a faster pace than most stocks in the above table in the past decade, some even at double-digits.

    Six top dividend kings by dividend growth

    Dividend King 10-Year Dividend CAGR Current Dividend Yield Payout Ratio (TTM)
    Lowe’s Companies 18.5% 2% 34.5%
    Hormel Foods 16.3% 2.1% 39.2%
    Parker-Hannifin Corp(NYSE:PH) 14% 1.7% 35.2%
    Nordson Corporation 12.2% 0.9% 13.3%
    Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV) 9% 2% 37.4%
    American States Water(NYSE:AWR) 7.6% 1.9% 54.8%

    TTM: Trailing 12 months. Data sources: YCharts and Yahoo! Finance. Table by author.

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The price of wine is going up.

Global wine production slumped to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017, according to data from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine.

The most recent harvest produced 25 billion liters of wine, a decrease from 26.7 billion in 2016 and 27.6 billion in 2015. The decline was driven by weak harvests in key markets including Europe and South Africa.

The shortage has caused the wholesale price of basic wine in Italy to skyrocket 74% over the previous year, according to the European Commission. Prices are up 45% in Spain and over 10% in France.

Analysts said that producers, dealers and retailers will absorb some of the price hikes, but consumers will end up paying more — especially for cheaper bottles.

“The wine companies that are targeting very low prices … will be hit the worst, because their margins are very low,” said Stephen Rannekleiv, a global beverages strategist at Rabobank. “When prices go up, it puts a lot of strain on them.”

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) is diversified across the Aerospace & Defense sector with 25% of sales in information technology, followed by aerospace orders (24%), marine systems (23%), combat systems (16%), and mission systems (12%). The acquisition of CSRA makes it one of the largest IT contractors to the U.S. government.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The deal, in effect, makes General Dynamics-owned (NYSE:GD) Gulfstream both a customer of and subcontractor to Triumph on G650 wing box and wing completion work. Wing production work currently being performed at Triumph facilities in Nashville, Tennessee, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, will move to Gulfstream’s Georgia facility.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    For investors looking to put new money to work in a defense prime today, I’d recommend General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) over either Raytheon or Northrop Grumman. General Dynamics currently trades at a 20% discount to its rivals on a price-to-earnings basis and at a 13% discount on a price-to-sales basis due to continued weakness in its business jet division. There’s more risk to General Dynamics, but there is also more potential upside should it get its aerospace business on track and close that valuation gap.

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: International Business Machines Corporation(IBM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    After the close yesterday, “Big Blue,” otherwise known as IBM (NYSE: IBM), reported earnings per share of $2.45, beating Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimate of $2.40. Revenue of $19.1 billion beat the third-party consensus view of $18.7 billion, marking the second-straight quarter of year-over-year revenue growth after a more than five-year-stretch of revenue losses. However, a decline in gross margin led some analysts to conclude IBM's shift from legacy hardware and software businesses to cloud computing and "big data" — higher-margin businesses — is not happening fast enough. IBM shares fell over 5 percent in aftermarket trading.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Earnings season is now in full swing, with today’s key reports fromInternational Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), and Intuitive Surgical Inc.(Nasdaq: ISRG). Thanks to tax cuts, expectations are high. Analysts expect profit growth to top 18%, which would be the biggest jump in seven years. But there are a few bearish trends that are still lurking in the market. And if you’re serious about making money, you need to know how to harness them and target individual stocks for life-changing gains.Money MorningQuantitative Specialist Chris Johnson explains.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) which traded down roughly 4% at $162.12. The stocks 52-week range is $139.13 to $182.79. Volume was over 20 million, compared with the daily average of 5.1 million shares.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Just as a moat offered a city protection in times past, an “economic moat” refers to a competitive advantage a business has over its peers. Things like low-cost products or services, convenience of use, or brand recognition can create a protective moat for a company. Some classic but no longer as relevant examples areWalmart (NYSE: WMT), Coca Cola (NYSE: KO), and IBM (NYSE: IBM).

  • [By Sean Williams]

    There has been no shortage of partnerships backing up these advantages. Dow component IBM (NYSE:IBM) is arguably leading the charge on blockchain acceptance. IBM is pioneering a project at a dozen major banks in the South Pacific that’s aiming to expedite transaction settlement over its proprietary blockchain network. This project involves using Stellar’s Lumens coin as an intermediary currency to speed up settlement times on cross-border money flows.

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: S&P Smallcap 600(PH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC reduced its stake in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 3.0% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,268 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,773 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.09% of Parker Hannifin worth $20,913,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Eaton Vance Management lifted its holdings in shares of Parker Hannifin (NYSE:PH) by 141.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 514,556 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 301,597 shares during the quarter. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Parker Hannifin were worth $88,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spirit AeroSystems (SPR) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Dunkin Brands (DNKN) and Wendy’s (WEN) .

    Cramer was bearish on Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and Univar (UNVR) .

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    The chart below shows how McDonald’s compares with some of its closest peers based on its valuation and expected growth rate.

    Company P/E Ratio 2-Year Expected EPS Growth Rate
    McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) 26.2 23.6%
    Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) 26.2 27.3%
    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) 21.8 58.1%
    Restaurant Brands International(NYSE:QSR) 21.4 41.9%
    Yum! Brands(NYSE:YUM) 23.2 29.7%

    Data source: Yahoo! Finance. EPS = earnings per share.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) major shareholder Edward P. Garden sold 764,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.53, for a total value of $12,628,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 240,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,973,233.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wendys (NASDAQ: WEN) and Empire Resorts (NASDAQ:NYNY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hsbc Holdings PLC lowered its position in shares of Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) by 91.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 27,590 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 299,154 shares during the quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC’s holdings in Wendys were worth $484,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

Best Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) was downgraded by ValuEngine from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

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    For his final “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer also checked in with Brad Jacobs, chairman and CEO of XPO Logistics (XPO) , the transportation provider with shares up 16% in 2018.

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    TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said XPO Logistics (XPO) is a remarkable company.

    Cramer said UPS (UPS) has labor problems and people think FedEx (FDX) is expensive. “XPO has got a lot of things that they can do,” Cramer said. “They’re in M&A mode.”

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Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) dominates e-commerce in the U.S.market — it nabbed 44% of domestic online sales in 2017, which represented about 4% of all retail sales in the country. And in recent years, the company has been intensifying its efforts to duplicate that success in international markets.

One country Amazon seems particularly interested in is India. Given its more than 1.3 billion inhabitants, it’s easy to see why — particularly since two-thirds of its population is under the age of 35, a demographic that is both technologically savvy and also coming into its prime earning years. And, thanks to the widespread availability of inexpensive smartphones and cheap data plans, India boasts the second-largest population of internet users in the world.

With all that in mind, Amazon is pulling out all the stops to make headway in India, and the company has come up with a novel way to win over consumers there.

A majority of the population of India is under age 35. Image source: Getty Images.

Best Cheap Stocks For 2019: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) has been a phenomenal growth story: Over the past decade, its shares have returned 2,000% to investors as demand for freight transportation and logistics services skyrocketed.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Right now, I believe Mastercard (NYSE:MA), Brookfield Renewable Partners(NYSE:BEP), and XPO Logistics(NYSE:XPO) fall right into place, because each stock has been a multibagger and has strong tailwinds behind it.

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    For his final “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer also checked in with Brad Jacobs, chairman and CEO of XPO Logistics (XPO) , the transportation provider with shares up 16% in 2018.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Highland Capital Management LP boosted its holdings in shares of XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) by 14.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 223,249 shares of the transportation company’s stock after buying an additional 27,400 shares during the period. XPO Logistics makes up about 1.2% of Highland Capital Management LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 16th largest position. Highland Capital Management LP’s holdings in XPO Logistics were worth $22,729,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Best Cheap Stocks For 2019: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Code Pink takes issue with BlackRock's investments in aerospace and defense companies such as General Dynamics Corp.(NYSE: GD), Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC).

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    For investors looking to put new money to work in a defense prime today, I’d recommend General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) over either Raytheon or Northrop Grumman. General Dynamics currently trades at a 20% discount to its rivals on a price-to-earnings basis and at a 13% discount on a price-to-sales basis due to continued weakness in its business jet division. There’s more risk to General Dynamics, but there is also more potential upside should it get its aerospace business on track and close that valuation gap.

  • [By ]

    Moreno was also upbeat on General Dynamics (GD) , which just made a bullish crossover, but felt that Raytheon had the best chart of them all.

    Cramer agreed, saying he’s bullish on all of these names.

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    General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) is diversified across the Aerospace & Defense sector with 25% of sales in information technology, followed by aerospace orders (24%), marine systems (23%), combat systems (16%), and mission systems (12%). The acquisition of CSRA makes it one of the largest IT contractors to the U.S. government.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) dropped about 2.1% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $187.32. Shares closed at $191.40 on Wednesday and the stock’s 52-week high is $230.00. Volume was 25% higher than the daily average of around 1.6 million. The defense giant had no specific news.

Best Cheap Stocks For 2019: Emerson Electric Company(EMR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    In common with many other industrial companies, like Danaher, Pentair has been taking action to become a more focused investment proposition for investors. The sale of its valves and controls business to Emerson Electric (NYSE:EMR) in the spring of 2017 turned out to be well-timed for Emerson, as it occurred precisely at the time when oil and gas capital spending started picking up.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday: Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    Redbook Reports US Retail Sales During First 2 Weeks Of Apr. Up 0.3% MoM, Up 2.8% YoY
    USA S&P/CaseShiller House Price Index (MoM) for Feb Up 0.7% MoM
    New home sales report for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Conference Board’s consumer sentiment index for April is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Richmond Fed manufacturing index for April will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 4-and 52-week bills at 11:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury will auction 2-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    Leerink upgraded Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) from Market Perform to Outperform
    Berenberg upgraded Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) from Sell to Hold
    Mizuho downgraded Skyworks (NASDAQ: SWKS) from Buy to Neutral
    BMO downgraded Texas Roadhouse (NASDAQ: TXRH) from Outperform to Market Perform

    This is a tool used by the Benzinga News Desk each trading day — it's a look at everything happening in the market, in five minutes. To get the full version of this note every morning, click here.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. reduced its stake in Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) by 4.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 80,915 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 3,534 shares during the quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc.’s holdings in Emerson Electric were worth $5,527,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Stocks This Week: Wells Fargo, Emerson Electric and CSX (finance.yahoo.com) Emerson Electric (EMR) & Philips (PHG) Financial Review (americanbankingnews.com) Emerson Electric (EMR) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Is It Time To Buy Emerson Electric Co (NYSE:EMR)? (finance.yahoo.com) Emerson Electric: An Autonomous Future (seekingalpha.com)

    EMR has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. UBS initiated coverage on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $73.26 price objective on the stock. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $78.00 price objective on shares of Emerson Electric in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Emerson Electric from $79.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised shares of Emerson Electric from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Emerson Electric has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.00.

Best Cheap Stocks For 2019: Rent-A-Center Inc.(RCII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $9.36, but opened at $9.43. Rent-A-Center shares last traded at $9.54, with a volume of 375675 shares changing hands.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp decreased its holdings in shares of Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) by 52.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 72,200 shares of the company’s stock after selling 79,200 shares during the period. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp owned about 0.14% of Rent-A-Center worth $623,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a weak day for the stock market, with most major benchmarks losing ground. Further concerns about the potential for a deepening divide between the U.S. and China weighed on sentiment, and some also fear that steadily rising interest rates could eventually put pressure on stocks. Yet some companies still had good news that sent their individual shares higher. Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII), PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTCT), and Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

Best Cheap Stocks For 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Throughout its history, Starbucks has mostly had a company-owned model for its retail locations, a strategy that is at odds with a trend of activist investors pushing fast food, restaurant and coffee companies to franchise locations out to raise cash for stock buybacks and debt reduction. In recent years, activists have targeted Jamba Juice (JMBA) , Potbelly (PBPB) , Jack in the Box (JACK) , Wendys Co. (WEN) , McDonald’s (MCD) and elsewhere. In addition, Starbucks has a one-share, one-vote structure, which can make it vulnerable to an activist investor seeking to elect dissident director candidates as it pursued the strategy.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Growth within the industry is a bit lumpy, with limited-service restaurants, such as Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG), growing at 5.3 percent in 2017 as compared to 3.5 percent for casual dining establishments according to the National Restaurant Industry.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hsbc Holdings PLC lowered its position in shares of Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) by 91.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 27,590 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 299,154 shares during the quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC’s holdings in Wendys were worth $484,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    However, the fast casual market became increasingly crowded with rival chains like Panera Bread and Chipotle, and Zoe’s got squeezed between traditional dine-in restaurants like Darden’s Olive Garden and evolving fast food players like Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) and McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Wendys (NASDAQ: WEN) and Empire Resorts (NASDAQ:NYNY) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) major shareholder Edward P. Garden sold 764,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.53, for a total value of $12,628,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 240,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,973,233.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

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Oil prices have rebounded well off of their 2016 lows, and now appear to have stabilized in the $60-plus per barrel range. However, while some energy stocks have similarly recovered, others remain deeply out of favor with the market — which presents an opportunity for investors. In addition to a value price, ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) and Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE:BPL) also bring high dividend yields to the table. They are both worth a deep dive today.

The conservative giant turns

ExxonMobil is one of the world’s largest integrated energy giants. It produces oil and natural gas on the upstream side of its business and chemicals and refined products on the downstream side. This helps to even out its performance when energy prices are volatile — a fairly common condition. This balanced model also speaks to the highly conservative culture of the energy giant, which is further highlighted by its impressive 36-year streak of annual dividend increases and its low debt level. (Long-term debt is just 10% of the capital structure.)

Top Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: 3M Company(MMM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM), which is down 15.5%. That is followed by Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), down 15.3%, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), down 14.2%, and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), down 11.1%. Dow losers outnumber winners for the year to date by a score of 18 to 12.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) is scheduled to reveal its fourth-quarter results on Thursday. The consensus earnings estimate is $2.03 per share, on revenue of $7.87 billion. Shares were trading at $248.18 as the week came to a close. The 52-week trading range is $173.55 to $249.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    3M (NYSE: MMM) and Luminex (NASDAQ:LMNX) are both multi-sector conglomerates companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EP Wealth Advisors LLC increased its stake in 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) by 4.4% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 83,821 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,566 shares during the period. 3M makes up approximately 1.8% of EP Wealth Advisors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 8th biggest position. EP Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in 3M were worth $18,400,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    3M (MMM) : “The company said that March might be weak, and that was all she wrote. “

    Granite Construction (GVA) : “No, I’d rather see you in Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) .”

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) which traded down 6.99% at $200.78. The stock’s 52-week range is $192.36 to $259.77. Volume was about four times the daily average of around 2.7 million shares. The company reported so-so results this morning and lowered earnings guidance.

Top Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Investors Real Estate Trust(IRET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Top Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: PPL Corporation(PPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.41 per share by the utilities provider on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.07%.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Investors bought shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $85.45 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $30.50 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $54.95 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, PPL had the 26th highest net in-flow for the day. PPL traded down ($0.42) for the day and closed at $27.23

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    2) Review your goals. Are you retired and managing your portfolio for income and realize you’re loaded up with low- to no-yield growth stocks? It’s time to make some adjustments. As the second half of the year encounters choppier waters, many equity strategists have recommended reducing risk by pivoting toward more defensive stocks in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, utilities, and consumer staples. Some great names that are currently trading at attractive levels include health care giant Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), power producer PPL Corp (NYSE: PPL) and food giant General Mills (NYSE: GIS). Weighted equally, all three yield an average of 4.3% and trade with a forward PE of just 14.17.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its position in shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) by 4.1% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 457,731 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 18,019 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in PPL were worth $12,949,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Goelzer Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of PPL Co. (NYSE:PPL) by 3.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 120,687 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,140 shares during the period. Goelzer Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in PPL were worth $3,414,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Only 10% of the companies on the list had female CEOs at the helm, four of which — Hewlett Packard (HP) , Lockheed Martin (LMT) , General Motors (GM) , and General Dynamics (GD) — grew significant revenue in five years or less. 

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    Moreno was also upbeat on General Dynamics (GD) , which just made a bullish crossover, but felt that Raytheon had the best chart of them all.

    Cramer agreed, saying he’s bullish on all of these names.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The deal, in effect, makes General Dynamics-owned (NYSE:GD) Gulfstream both a customer of and subcontractor to Triumph on G650 wing box and wing completion work. Wing production work currently being performed at Triumph facilities in Nashville, Tennessee, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, will move to Gulfstream’s Georgia facility.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Dividend Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nordson Corporation(NDSN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday
    Markets are cheering news that the supposed trade war between the United States and China is “on hold,” according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin and U.S. President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, announced that both nations have reached an agreement, one that established a framework to help address ongoing trade imbalances between the two countries. The prices of crude oil is in focus after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro won reelection over the weekend. The election featured a very low turnout and a very large outcry that the vote was rigged. Maduro has a 75% disapproval rating and has been the face of the OPEC member’s widespread mismanagement and economic collapse. Prior to the election, a member of the Trump administration said that the United States would not recognize the authenticity of the election. The United States is considering additional sanctions on Venezuela. Today is a major day for mergers and acquisition activity. Today, Blackstone Group LP(NYSE: BX) announced plans to purchase U.S. hotel operator LaSalle Hotel Properties (NYSE: LHO) for a whopping $3.7 billion. The deal comes at a time that the travel industry is experiencing one of the best periods in a decade. If you’re looking for a way to make money ahead of Memorial Day weekend, we show you how here.
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    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) is under pressure this morning after a harsh piece aired last night on “60 Minutes.” The segment discussed the organization’s power and influence. It also featured inter

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Nordson Co. (NASDAQ:NDSN) by 10.6% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 16,868 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,612 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Nordson were worth $2,300,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Nordson Corporation(NASDAQ:NDSN)announced solid fiscal second-quarter 2018 results on Monday after the market closed, including an expected decline in organic volume that was more than offset by acquisitive growth.

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History suggests that Turkey’s central bank is setting the stage for a rate increase.

The last time the monetary authority issued a statement that it would take “necessary” action — similar to its warning on Wednesday — was in January 2017. Two weeks later, it raised rates at a scheduled meeting. While volatility on the lira has surged to levels that preceded last year’s intervention, this time policy makers don’t quite have the same tool kit to guide traders.

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Erdogan Intends to Tighten Grip on Turkish Economy, Rate Policy

In the run-up to the January 2017 meeting, the central bank started tightening by turning off lenders’ access to cheaper cash, forcing them to borrow at a more expensive rate. By the time policy makers convened, the bank had already raised average funding costs by more than 80 basis points, signaling that more was on the way.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: Rent-A-Center Inc.(RCII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $8.75.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII) shares made an incredible gain on Monday after the company announced that it would be taken private by Vintage Rodeo Parent, an affiliate of Vintage Capital Management.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) surged on Tuesday after Vintage Capital Management increased its offer to acquire the company. Rent-A-Center disclosed on Monday that it had received an offer from one of the companies involved in its strategic review process soon after that process was ended. Rent-A-Center stock was up about 15% at 12:35 p.m. EDT.

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    Engaged Capital maintained large positions in Rent-A-Center (RCII) , TiVo (TIVO) , Hain Celestial (HAIN) , SunOpta and Jamba Inc. (JMBA) , all companies that have either previously been targeted by Welling or currently are in his cross-hairs.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: S&P GSCI(GD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Two of the biggest laggards have been General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE:HII), each down by more than 10% in the past three months. The similarities go well beyond stock performance. The companies have two of the more interesting outlooks for growth among defense players, but each seemed to catch investors off guard over how long it will take that increased business to materialize.

  • [By Chris Dier-Scalise]

    What gives? Well, all of the top six holdings in the fund—Boeing Co (NYSE: BA), United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD), Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), and Northrup Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)—all either met or exceeded Q4 earnings estimates. Together, those six companies make up about 45 percent of the fund.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    For investors looking to put new money to work in a defense prime today, I’d recommend General Dynamics (NYSE:GD) over either Raytheon or Northrop Grumman. General Dynamics currently trades at a 20% discount to its rivals on a price-to-earnings basis and at a 13% discount on a price-to-sales basis due to continued weakness in its business jet division. There’s more risk to General Dynamics, but there is also more potential upside should it get its aerospace business on track and close that valuation gap.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    U.S. Air Force Awards General Dynamics Cloud Services Contract (finance.yahoo.com) General Dynamics (GD) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) America Desperately Needs More Submarines. And That Is Good News for General Dynamics. (yahoo.com) GD completes Hawker Pacific acquisition (janes.com) General Dynamics Unit Secures Work for Aircraft Computer System Repairs, Replacement (govconwire.com)

    Shares of NYSE:GD traded up $3.17 on Tuesday, reaching $199.62. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,149,954 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,720,029. General Dynamics has a 52-week low of $190.30 and a 52-week high of $230.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 1.34. The stock has a market capitalization of $57.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.06, a PEG ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 0.84.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The second-best performer among the Dow index equities so far this year is Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE), which is up 17.39%. That is followed by Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), up 17.38%, UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH), up 19.4%, and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), up 14.9%. Of the 30 Dow stocks, 11 have managed to post a gain to date in 2018.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Recently the managers removed AmerisourceBergen Corp (NYSE: ABC) and used the proceeds from the sale to increase the position they already held in Unitedhealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    UnitedHealth strikes two long-term deals with lab giants (bizjournals.com) LabCorp Extends UnitedHealthcare Pact, Lifts Diagnostics Arm (finance.yahoo.com) UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Director Sells $3,732,300.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Is UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Stock Outpacing Its Medical Peers This Year? (nasdaq.com) Brief Overview on Stock’s Performances UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) (financerater.com)

    Several research analysts recently commented on UNH shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $240.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Cantor Fitzgerald raised their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group to $300.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Barclays started coverage on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a report on Thursday, March 8th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $265.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $275.00 to $277.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-six have given a buy rating to the stock. UnitedHealth Group presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $254.66.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Investors sold shares of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $130.96 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $184.82 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $53.86 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, UnitedHealth Group had the 18th highest net out-flow for the day. UnitedHealth Group traded up $3.26 for the day and closed at $247.90

  • [By Chris Lange]

    UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is scheduled to reveal its fourth-quarter results on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are $2.51 in earnings per share (EPS) and $51.5 billion in revenue. Shares traded at $228.64 as the week came to a close. The consensus price target is $248.19, and the 52-week trading range is $156.09 to $231.77.

Top 5 Cheap Stocks To Buy For 2019: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hsbc Holdings PLC lowered its position in shares of Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN) by 91.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 27,590 shares of the restaurant operator’s stock after selling 299,154 shares during the quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC’s holdings in Wendys were worth $484,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Growth within the industry is a bit lumpy, with limited-service restaurants, such as Wendys Co (NASDAQ: WEN) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG), growing at 5.3 percent in 2017 as compared to 3.5 percent for casual dining establishments according to the National Restaurant Industry.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cannae (NYSE: CNNE) and Wendys (NASDAQ:WEN) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $5.72 billion.
    Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $5.68 billion.
    The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.68 per share on revenue of $14.05 billion.
    Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.62 per share on revenue of $441.73 million.
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $434.87 million.
    Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE: SLF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $6.38 billion.
    LATAM Airlines Group S.A. (NYSE: LTM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $2.70 billion.
    Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $4.05 billion.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $362.11 million.
    The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $379.98 million.
    A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRK) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.
    Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $849.38 million.
    Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.4 per share on revenue of $670.10 million.
    ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $875.91 million.
    KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.76 per share on revenue of $923.13

  • [By Leo Sun]

    However, the fast casual market became increasingly crowded with rival chains like Panera Bread and Chipotle, and Zoe’s got squeezed between traditional dine-in restaurants like Darden’s Olive Garden and evolving fast food players like Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) and McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) major shareholder Edward P. Garden sold 764,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.53, for a total value of $12,628,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 240,365 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,973,233.45. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.