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Hot Performing Stocks For 2022

Weyerhaeuser Company (WY Quick QuoteWY ) has been reaping benefits from solid U.S. housing industry, focus on operational excellence and shareholder-friendly moves. Also, impressive segmental performance, strong repair and remodel demand as well as a stable balance sheet position are encouraging.

Higher material, transportation and other costs, lumber market swings and lower pricing for smaller diameter sawlogs put pressure on its profitability during the second quarter. In the past three months, its shares have declined 7.7%, underperforming the Zacks Building Products – Wood industry’s 1.3% fall.

Nonetheless, the company has outperformed other industry players like PotlatchDeltic Corporation (PCH Quick QuotePCH ) , Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LPX Quick QuoteLPX ) and Boise Cascade Company (BCC Quick QuoteBCC ) in the said period.

This outperformance can be primarily attributed to Weyerhaeuser’s impressive year-over-year earnings and revenue performance.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2022: Cerence Inc.(CRNC)

Cerence Inc. provides AI-powered assistants and innovations for connected and autonomous vehicles It offers edge software components; cloud-connected components; toolkits; applications; and virtual assistant coexistence and professional services. The company also provides conversational artificial intelligence, including voice recognition, natural language understanding, and artificial intelligence services. Cerence Inc. is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tezcan Gecgil]

    Adobe has returned over 27.5% YTD, and hit a record high in recent days. The shares trade at 44.44 times consensus forward earnings and 21.04 times current sales. Despite the recent run-up in price, the software giant still offers growth potential and hence potentially high investment returns. Investors should keep the stock on radar to buy the dips.

    Cerence (CRNC)

Hot Performing Stocks For 2022: Phillips 66 Partners LP(PSXP)

Phillips 66 Partners LP owns, operates, develops, and acquires crude oil, refined petroleum products, and natural gas liquids pipelines and terminals, as well as other transportation and midstream assets in the United States. Its principal assets include Clifton Ridge crude system, a crude oil pipeline, terminal, and storage system in Sulphur, Louisiana; Sweeny to Pasadena products system, a refined petroleum product pipeline, terminal, and storage system to distribute diesel and gasoline in Old Ocean, Texas; and Hartford Connector products system, a refined petroleum product pipeline, terminal, and storage system that distributes diesel and gasoline to third-party pipeline and terminal systems located in Hartford, Illinois. The companys principal assets also consist of Gold Line products system, a refined petroleum product pipeline system that includes 4 terminals located in Wichita, Kansas; Kansas City, Kansas; Jefferson City, Missouri; and Cahokia, Illinois. In addition, it operates 2 refinery-grade propylene storage spheres located in Medford, Oklahoma; Bayway Rail Rack, a 4-track and 120-rail-car crude oil receiving facility, which is located in Linden, New Jersey; Ferndale Rail Rack, a 2-track and 54-rail-car crude oil receiving facility that is located in Ferndale, Washington; Cross-Channel Connector project, a refined petroleum product pipeline, which provides shippers with a connection from Pasadena terminal to third-party systems with water access on the Houston Ship Channel; and Eagle Ford Gathering System project, which constructs a crude oil gathering system that consists of 2 pipelines and a storage facility in Helena and Tilden, Texas. Phillips 66 Partners GP LLC operates as the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners LP. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $56.50.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    Data source: Enbridge.

    The highlights
    Enbridge closed all of the outstanding deals for its subsidiary partnerships, making it a single entity. Management announced it had secured three new major capital projects that will add CA$1.8 billion to its project backlog. These include the Gray Oak pipeline, a joint venture with Phillips 66 Partners (NYSE:PSXP) and Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC), and several expansions of its gas transmission in the Gulf Coast region. It’s flagship project — the Line 3 replacement — got over a few more regulatory hurdles that allowed it to start the federal and Minnesota state permitting process. With construction ongoing in Canada, it expects to complete both the Canadian and U.S. portion of the line in the second half of 2019. The board of directors approved a 10% increase to its dividend in 2019 and anticipatesanother 10% increase in 2020. Management is projecting a 5% to 7% increase in distributable cash flow per share beyond 2020. In January after the end of the fourth quarter, financial rating agency Moody’s upgraded Enbridge’s senior unsecured debt. Management projects that net debt to adjusted EBITDA will be around 4.5 times for 2019 and lower for 2020.

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Hot Performing Stocks For 2022: Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (EL)

The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., incorporated on December 9, 1976, is a manufacturer and marketer of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Companys products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under a number of brand names, including Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Origins, Le Labo, M.A.C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer and Aveda. It is also the global licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under brand names, such as Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Tom Ford and Coach. It sells its products principally through limited distribution channels to complement the images associated with its brands. These channels include points of sale consisting of upscale department stores, specialty retailers, upscale perfumeries and pharmacies and prestige salons and spas. In addition, its products are sold in freestanding Company-operated stores, its own and authorized retailer Websites, stores on cruise ships, direct response television (DRTV), in-flight and duty-free shops and certain fragrances are sold in self-select outlets.

As part of its strategy to diversify its distribution, the Company has been selectively opening new single-brand stores that the Company or its distributors operate. The M啪A啪C, Aveda, Jo Malone and Origins brands have been the primary focus for this method of distribution, and the Company is expanding to other brands. The Company operates approximately 940 freestanding stores and, its distributors operate approximately 370 freestanding stores worldwide. It currently sells products from 14 of its brands directly to consumers online through approximately 120 of its own e-commerce and certain of its m-commerce sites. Additionally, its products are sold on various retailer websites. Some or all of these brands are sold online in 28 countries including the following: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Italy, Australia, Korea, China and Japan.

The Companys range of skin! care products addresses various skin care needs for women and men. These products include moisturizers, creams, lotions, serums, cleansers, sun screens and self-tanning products, a number of which are developed for use on particular areas of the body, such as the face or the hands or around the eyes. The Company manufactures markets and sells an array of makeup products, including lipsticks, lip glosses, mascaras, foundations, eye shadows, nail polishes and powders. Many of the products are offered in an array of shades and colors. It also sells related items, such as compacts, brushes and other makeup tools.

The Company offers a range of fragrance products for women and men. The fragrances are sold in various forms, including eau de parfum sprays and colognes, as well as lotions, powders, creams and soaps that are based on a particular fragrance. The Companys hair care products are offered mainly in salons and in freestanding retail stores and include hair color and styling products, shampoos, conditioners and finishing sprays. Estee Lauder brand products consist of skin care, makeup, and fragrance products. The Companys Aramis and Designer Fragrances division creates, markets and distributes fragrance and skin care products, including Aramis, Lab Series, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan Cosmetics, Michael Kors, Coach and Ermenegildo Zegna. Clinique skin care and makeup products are marketed as part of the three-step system: cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize. Other Clinique skin care products include de-aging solutions to help prevent, halt and diminish the visible effects of sun, wind, stress and pollution, and assist in repair to help visibly restore contour, minimize the look of lines and wrinkles. Clinique also offers lines of fragrances.

Le Labo (The Lab) is a fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand with a distinct French heritage. Origins sells its products at the Companys freestanding Origins stores and through stores-within-stores (which are designed to replicate the O! rigins st! ore environment within a department store), at traditional retail counters and in perfumeries. Origins also have a license agreement to develop and sell products using the name of Dr. Andrew Weil. M.A.C products consist of a line of color-oriented, professional cosmetics and professional makeup tools targeting makeup artists and fashion-conscious consumers. The products are sold primarily through a limited number of department and specialty stores and at its freestanding M.A.C stores. The Bobbi Brown line includes color cosmetics, skin care, professional makeup brushes and tools, accessories and fragrances. Bobbi Brown products are sold through a limited number of department and specialty stores.

La Mer products primarily consist of moisturizing creams, lotions, serums and other skin care products. Aveda is a manufacturer and marketer of plant-based hair care, skin care, makeup and fragrance products. Jo Malone is a fragrance portfolio and luxury products for the bath, body and home. Products are also available through a company catalogue, at the Companys freestanding stores, online and at a very limited group of department stores, specialty stores and perfumeries. Bumble and bumble is a New York-based hair care company with two salons that creates hair care and styling products distributed through salons and select retailers. Darphin is a Paris-based company dedicated to the development, manufacture and marketing of skin care products, which are distributed primarily through high-end independent pharmacies and specialty stores. Brands developed and marketed under the BeautyBank umbrella include FLIRT! And GoodSkin Labs.

The Company competes with LOreal S.A.; Shiseido Company, Ltd.; Beiresdorf AG; LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton; Coty, Inc.; The Procter & Gamble Company, and Avon Products, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    But there's a lot more to Monday's rally than just a 2.4% gain in shares of Pfizer. More vaccines means less COVID, and less COVID means more travel and leisure, which is great news for a host of sectors. As people go out more, they'll want more products from Estee Lauder  (EL) – Get Report, for example, and they'll be eating out more at Chipotle Mexican Grill  (CMG) – Get Report.

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares ofEstee Lauder(NYSE:EL) were rising last month after the cosmetics giant turned in a strong second-quarter earnings report. Like other beauty companies, Estee Lauder appears to be benefiting from surging sales in the prestige-beauty segment. According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, the stock finished February up 15%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    EL has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Estee Lauder Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, January 18th. Citigroup raised Estee Lauder Companies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $145.00 to $155.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and set a $151.00 price objective on shares of Estee Lauder Companies in a report on Monday, December 31st. ValuEngine raised Estee Lauder Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 30th. Finally, Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on Estee Lauder Companies to $167.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $153.45.

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Hot Performing Stocks For 2022: China Eastern Airlines Corporation Ltd.(CEA)

Our registered office is located at 66 Airport Street, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai, China, 201202. Our principal executive office and mailing address is Kong Gang San Road, Number 92, Shanghai, 200335, China. The telephone number of our principal executive office is (86-21) 6268-6268 and the fax number for the Board Secretariat’s office is (86-21) 6268-6116. We currently do not have an agent for service of process in the United States.

Our Company, China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited was established on April 14, 1995 under the laws of China as a company limited by shares in connection with the restructuring of our predecessor and our initial public offering. We are commercially known in the industry as China Eastern Airlines. Our predecessor was one of the six original airlines established in 1988 as part of the decentralization of the airline industry in China undertaken in connection with China’s overall economic reform efforts.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. (NYSE:CEA) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Financial Group issued their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of China Eastern Airlines in a research report issued on Wednesday, September 19th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst A. Lee expects that the transportation company will earn $0.80 per share for the year. Jefferies Financial Group has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for China Eastern Airlines’ FY2019 earnings at $2.47 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.91 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H (NYSE:CEA) was downgraded by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Sunday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA) is one of 24 public companies in the “Air transportation, scheduled” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare China Eastern Airlines to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    China Southern Airlines (NYSE: ZNH) and China Eastern Airlines (NYSE:CEA) are both large-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2022: Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc.(BLPH)

Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage therapeutics company, focuses on the development of products at the intersection of drugs and devices that address unmet medical needs in the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases. Its product candidates include INOpulse, a pulsatile nitric oxide delivery device, which has completed Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, as well as in Phase II clinical trials to treat pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases; and bioabsorbable cardiac matrix, a medical device for the prevention of congestive heart failure. Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Warren, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:BLPH)’s share price was up 0.8% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $1.24 and last traded at $1.19. Approximately 1,061 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 492,182 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.20.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Radius Health (NASDAQ:RDUS) and Bellerophon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BLPH) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and institutional ownership.

Hot Performing Stocks For 2022: Leidos Holdings, Inc.(LDOS)

Leidos Holdings, Inc., an applied technology company, delivers solutions and services in the national security, health, and engineering markets in the United States and internationally. The companys National Security Solutions segment offers solutions and systems for air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace for the U.S. intelligence community, the U.S. department of defense, military services, the U.S. department of homeland security, and government agencies of U.S. allies abroad, as well as to other federal, civilian, and commercial customers in the national security industry. Its solutions offer technology, intelligence systems, command and control, data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, and intelligence analysis and operations support services to critical missions. The Health and Engineering segment offers electronic health record (EHR) system and behavior health services; implements and optimizes EHR systems at commercial hospitals; and provides life science research and development support services. This segment also offers process industries engineering services and solutions to mid-tier refineries and industrial companies; security products, services, and solutions; power grid engineering services and solutions; federal environmental and engineering services; and transaction and asset valuation services for the power industry. The Corporate and Other segment engages in the real estate management activities. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) reported fourth-quarter earnings up more than 25% year over year and above analyst consensus, but the results were met with yawns from investors due to the company’s tepid initial commentary on 2019.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    The $3 billion competition, which includes management and maintenance of a range of navy and marine networks, will pit Perspecta against two of the largest government IT vendors, Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) and the recently bulked-up IT arm of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). This is a business where scale is vitally important, potentially putting Perspecta in a difficult position.

Financial Contrast: Perella Weinberg Partners (NASDAQ:PWP) versus Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN)

Perella Weinberg Partners (NASDAQ:PWP) and Franklin Resources (NYSE:BEN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Perella Weinberg Partners and Franklin Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Perella Weinberg Partners N/A N/A -$5.11 million N/A N/A
Franklin Resources $5.57 billion 2.80 $798.90 million $2.61 11.88

Franklin Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Perella Weinberg Partners.

Profitability

This table compares Perella Weinberg Partners and Franklin Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perella Weinberg Partners N/A N/A N/A
Franklin Resources 15.65% 13.73% 7.23%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

40.5% of Perella Weinberg Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.4% of Franklin Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 23.1% of Franklin Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Perella Weinberg Partners and Franklin Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perella Weinberg Partners 0 0 3 0 3.00
Franklin Resources 5 3 2 0 1.70

Perella Weinberg Partners presently has a consensus price target of $17.50, indicating a potential upside of 29.34%. Franklin Resources has a consensus price target of $26.20, indicating a potential downside of 15.51%. Given Perella Weinberg Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Perella Weinberg Partners is more favorable than Franklin Resources.

Summary

Franklin Resources beats Perella Weinberg Partners on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Perella Weinberg Partners

Perella Weinberg Partners provides investment banking services worldwide. The company offers strategic, financial, and tactical advice services in connection with executing complex mergers, acquisitions, company sales, and corporate divestitures, including carve-outs, joint ventures, and spin-offs, as well as relating to takeover preparedness and defense. It serves corporations, institutions, governments, sovereign wealth funds, and private equity investors. The company is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

About Franklin Resources

Franklin Resources, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of investment management and related services. It offers its products and services under the brands of Franklin, Templeton, Franklin Mutual Series, Franklin Bissett, Fiduciary Trust, Darby, Balanced Equity Management, K2, LibertyShares, and Edinburgh Partners. The company was founded by Rupert H. Johnson, Jr. in 1947 and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2022

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) CEO Warren Buffett is now in his 90s, and he isn’t going to be at the helm of the massive conglomerate forever. In this Fool Live video clip,recorded on Aug. 9, 2021, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, andIndustry Focushost Jason Moser discuss what Berkshire could look like in the post-Buffett era.

Jason Moser: I think I saw the numbers, they sold some, they bought some but it wasn’t anything out of control there. It certainly wasn’t in line with the amount the money that they spent buying their own stock. That just doesn’t really feel like a surprise at this point. It does feel like, you know what you’re going to get with this business, you got Warren and Charlie running the show here, it’s Berkshire Hathaway, you know what you’re getting. By the same token, and we talked about this all the time, investing is about the future, it’s about what’s going to happen. We have to start looking at Berkshire Hathaway through the lens of Greg Abel and Todd, and Ted right? These are the three big names, who are going to have a lot to do with where this business goes in the coming decade and beyond. Of course, Warren and Charlie, if they’ve stuck within their circle of competence, so to speak, don’t feel like they really have that prowess when it comes to tech, which is probably not the greatest time, because tech is really just proliferating in every way. What do you think the Berkshire Hathaway of the future looks like? It feels like this business may have to make some kind of meaningful pivot, I don’t want to say remain relevant, but at least in order to grow, in order to stay at the top of the conversation for investors over the next decade and beyond, it feels like they’re going to have to make some kind of a pivot there.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2022: UFP Technologies Inc.(UFPT)

UFP Technologies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design and manufacture of engineered packaging solutions for medical and scientific, automotive, aerospace and defense, computer and electronics, industrial, and consumer markets. The company offers packaging products primarily using polyethylene, polyurethane, cross-linked polyethylene foams, and rigid plastics. Its packaging products include end-cap packs for computers, corner blocks for telecommunications consoles, anti-static foam packs for printed circuit boards, die-cut or routed inserts for cases, molded foam enclosures for orthopedic products, and plastic trays for medical devices and components. UFP Technologies also fabricates and molds component products made from cross-linked polyethylene foam and other materials, as well as engages in laminating fabrics and other materials to cross-linked polyethylene foams, polyurethane foams, and other substrates. The company?s component products include automo tive interior trim, athletic padding, industrial safety belts, medical device components, air filtration, high-temperature insulation, abrasive nail files and other beauty aids, anti-fatigue mats, and shock absorbing inserts used in athletic and leisure footwear. It sells its products primarily under United Foam, Simco Automotive, and Molded Fiber brand names through direct sales force, independent manufacturer representatives, and distributors. The company was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Georgetown, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about UFP Technologies (NASDAQ:UFPT) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UFP Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.0533500754779 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    China XD Plastics (NASDAQ: CXDC) and UFP Technologies (NASDAQ:UFPT) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    UFP Technologies (NASDAQ: UFPT) and China XD Plastics (NASDAQ:CXDC) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and earnings.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2022: Hurco Companies, Inc.(HURC)

Hurco Companies, Inc. is an international, industrial technology company. We design, manufacture and sell computerized (i.e., Computer Numeric Control (“CNC”) machine tools, consisting primarily of vertical machining centers (mills) and turning centers (lathes), to companies in the metal cutting industry through a worldwide sales, service and distribution network. Although the majority of our computer control systems and software products are proprietary, they predominantly use industry standard personal computer components. Our computer control systems and software products are primarily sold as integral components of our computerized machine tool products. We also provide machine tool components, software options, control upgrades, accessories and replacement parts for our products, as well as customer service and training and applications support. As used in this report, the words “we”, “us”, “our”, “Hurco” and the “Company” refer to Hurco Companies, Inc.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Headlines about Hurco Companies (NASDAQ:HURC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hurco Companies earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 46.4423003395805 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2022: Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida(SBCF)

We are a bank holding company, incorporated in Florida in 1983, and registered under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended (the “BHC Act”). Our principal subsidiary is Seacoast National Bank (“Seacoast National”). Seacoast National commenced its operations in 1933, and operated prior to 2006 as “First National Bank & Trust Company of the Treasure Coast”. As a bank holding company, we are a legal entity separate and distinct from our subsidiaries, including Seacoast National. We coordinate the financial resources of the consolidated enterprise and maintain financial, operational and administrative systems that allow centralized evaluation of subsidiary operations and coordination of selected policies and activities. Our operating revenues and net income are derived primarily from Seacoast National through dividends and fees for services performed. As of December 31, 2010, we had total consolidated assets of approximately $2,016.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Seacoast Banking Co. of Florida (NASDAQ:SBCF) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note released on Wednesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2022: Peak Resorts, Inc.(SKIS)

Peak Resorts, Inc., incorporated on September 24, 1997, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns or leases, and operates day ski and overnight drive ski resorts in the United States. As of April 30, 2015, the Company operated 13 ski resorts, including five overnight drive ski resorts and eight day ski resorts located across six states, including Wildwood and Weston, Missouri; Bellefontaine and Cleveland, Ohio; Paoli, Indiana; Blakeslee and Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania; Bartlett, Bennington and Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire, and West Dover, Vermont. The Company also has an 18 hole golf course in West Dover, Vermont. In addition, it manages hotels in Bartlett, New Hampshire and West Dover, Vermont, and operates a restaurant in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania.

As of April 30, 2015, its resorts covered an area of 1,650 acres. Its activities, services and amenities include skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, food and beverage, tubing, dining, lodging, equipment rentals and sales, ski and snowboard instruction, mountain biking and other summer activities. The Company also offers non-ski activities, such as golf, roller coasters, swimming and zip rides. Its ski resorts include Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Paoli Peaks, Mad River, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Crotched Mountain, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Attitash, Mount Snow, Wildcat Mountain and Alpine Valley. Events hosted by the Company include Dew Tour, X-Games, Tough Mudder, SAM Cutters Camp, Transworld Trans-am Snowboard Event, Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge, Special Olympics Games, Military Salutes, and the United States National Mountain Biking Championships.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Peak Resorts Inc (NASDAQ:SKIS) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the six analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $6.13.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2022: Ringcentral, Inc.(RNG)

RingCentral, Inc., incorporated on August 29, 2013, is a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for business communications. The Company’s cloud-based business communications solutions provide a single user identity across multiple locations and devices, including smartphones, tablets, personal computers (PCs) and desk phones, and allow for communication across multiple channels, including voice, text, team messaging collaboration, high definition (HD) video for Web conferencing and fax. The Company’s products include RingCentral Office, RingCentral Professional, RingCentral Fax, RingCentral Contact Center and Glip by RingCentral. RingCentral Office is a multi-user, enterprise-grade communications solution. RingCentral Professional is an inbound call routing subscription with additional text and fax capabilities targeting smaller deployments, and RingCentral Fax is an Internet fax subscription that permits sending and receiving faxes over the Internet.

The Company sells RingCentral Office in three editions: Standard, Premium and Enterprise. Its Standard Edition of RingCentral Office includes call management, mobile applications, voice, business short message service (SMS), team messaging and collaboration, business analytics and reporting, audio, video and Web conferencing capabilities, and integration with other cloud-based business applications, such as Box, Dropbox, Google for Work and Microsoft Office365 and Outlook. Its Premium and Enterprise Editions include the Standard Edition functionality together with additional software integrations with other cloud-based business applications, such as Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM), Zendesk and Desk.com, HD voice, advanced call routing for its customers with multiple business units and automatic call recording. All editions also vary in the number of included toll-free minutes and number of concurrent video and Web conference meeting attendees. RingCentral Office customers also have available to them RingCentral! Global Office. RingCentral Global Office is a single global Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution designed for multinational enterprises that allows these companies to support distributed offices and employees globally with a single cloud solution. With RingCentral Global Office, multinational enterprises can appear local for their regional customers while also acting as one integrated business, with capabilities, including local phone numbers, around the world extension-to-extension dialing and included minute bundles for international calling.

The Company’s RingCentral Professional solution provides a subset of its RingCentral Office solution capabilities designed primarily for smaller businesses. RingCentral Professional is used as an inbound call routing subscription with text and fax capabilities. RingCentral Fax solution provides Internet fax capabilities that allow businesses to send and receive fax documents without the need for a fax machine. RingCentral Contact Center solution provides a cloud-based contact center solution that delivers multi-channel capabilities so businesses can allow customers to engage in the manner they prefer. The Company’s Glip by RingCentral team messaging and collaboration solution allows diverse teams to stay connected through multiple modes of communication through integration with RingCentral Office. In addition to using Glip for team messaging and communications, teams can share tasks, notes, group calendars and files. Glip is designed for distributed and mobile teams, and offers integrations with various cloud business applications, such as Asana, Dropbox, Evernote, JIRA, Github and Google.

The Company competes with Alcatel-Lucent, S.A., Avaya, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Mitel Networks Corporation, ShoreTel, Inc., Siemens Enterprise Networks, LLC, Microsoft Corporation, Broadsoft, Inc., AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corporation, TELUS, j2 Global, Inc., 8×8, Inc., Intermedia.net, Inc., Vonage Holdings Cor! p., Nexti! va, Inc., Fuze and Jive Communications, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Guggenheim started coverage on shares of RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) in a research report report published on Monday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $125.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    RingCentral Inc (NYSE:RNG) Director Mckenna Michelle sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $103.44, for a total transaction of $206,880.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 6,662 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $689,117.28. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    RingCentral (NYSE:RNG)may not be a household name for investors chasing glitzier cloud computing names, but the provider ofnext-gen enterprise communications solutionsis making plenty of waves under the market radar. Shares of RingCentral hit new all-time highs on Monday, and that was before coming through with another blowout quarter after the market close.

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    RingCentral Inc (NYSE:RNG)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 11, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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Hot China Stocks To Buy For 2022

Uni-President China Holdings Ltd (OTCMKTS:UNPSF) was the target of a significant decrease in short interest in July. As of July 30th, there was short interest totalling 278,600 shares, a decrease of 43.9% from the July 15th total of 496,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 30,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 9.0 days.

UNPSF stock opened at $1.00 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $0.92. Uni-President China has a 52 week low of $1.00 and a 52 week high of $1.07.

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Uni-President China Company Profile

Uni-President China Holdings Ltd., an investment holding company, manufactures, sells, and trades in beverages and instant noodles in the People's Republic of China. The company operates through Beverages, Instant Noodles, and Others segments. It offers tea drinks, juice drinks, milk tea, coffee, bottled water, soy milk, and bottle can drinks.

Hot China Stocks To Buy For 2022: ATA Inc.(ATAI)

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Hot China Stocks To Buy For 2022: Renesola Ltd.(SOL)

ReneSola Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of solar wafers and solar power products. It offers virgin polysilicons, monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar wafers, and photovoltaic cells and modules. The company also provides cell and module processing services. Its products are used in a range of residential, commercial, industrial, and other solar power generation systems. The company sells its solar wafers primarily to solar cell and module manufacturers. It principally operates in Mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, India, Australia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, and the United States. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Jiashan, the People?s Republic of China.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top Image Systems Ltd. provides enterprise solutions for managing and validating content entering organizations from various sources. It develops and markets automated data capture solutions for managing and validating content gathered from customers, trading partners, and employees. The company?s solutions deliver digital content to the applications that drive an enterprise by using technologies, such as wireless communications, servers, form processing, and information recognition systems. It offers eFLOW Unified Content Platform that provides the common architectural infrastructure for its solutions. The company also provides Smart, an automated classification solution, which is the eFLOW plug-in for unstructured content providing single point of entry for information entering the organization; and Freedom, the eFLOW plug-in for semi-structured content that enables customers to identify and capture critical data from semi-structured documents, such as invoices, purchase orders, shipping notes, and checks. In addition, it offers Integra, the eFLOW plug-in for structured content, which provides a solution for data capture, validation, and delivery from structured predefined forms; eFLOW Ability, an integrated module interfacing with SAP systems for automated parking, approval, and posting of invoices and other document within SAP systems; and eFLOW Invoice Reader, an invoice capture and approval solution, which could be deployed and integrated in enterprise accounting environment, such as SAP, Oracle, and other financial systems. Top Image Systems Ltd. sells its products through a network of value-added distributors, systems integrators, original equipment manufacturers, and partners in approximately 40 countries worldwide. It has strategic partnership with SQN Banking Systems (SQN) to incorporate SQN’s fraud detection solutions with its eFLOW Banking Platform in the Asia Pacific market. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered i n Ramat Gan, Israel.

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Hot China Stocks To Buy For 2022: Focus Media Holding Limited(FMCN)

Focus Media Holding Limited, a multi- platform digital media company, operates out-of-home advertising network using audiovisual digital displays in China. It operates out-of-home advertising network based on the number of locations and flat-panel television displays in its network. The company, through its multi-platform digital advertising network, reaches urban consumers at locations and point-of-interests over various media formats, including audiovisual television displays in buildings and stores, advertising poster frames, outdoor light-emitting diode digital billboards, and Internet advertising platforms. As of June 30, 2010, its digital out-of-home advertising network had approximately 142,000 LCD displays in its LCD display network and approximately 275,000 advertising in-elevator poster and digital frames, installed in approximately 90 cities. The company also provides Internet marketing solutions; and sells software licenses and services, primarily including Adf orward software. Focus Media Holding Limited was founded in 1997 and is based in Shanghai, the People?s Republic of China.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) debt fell 1.7% against its face value during trading on Friday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7.5% coupon and is set to mature on April 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $94.25 and was trading at $96.38 one week ago. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes predict parallel changes in its share price.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) bonds fell 0.9% against their face value during trading on Monday. The high-yield debt issue has a 7.25% coupon and will mature on April 1, 2023. The bonds in the issue are now trading at $99.13 and were trading at $98.13 last week. Price moves in a company’s bonds in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel moves in its share price.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    An issue of Focus Media Holding Limited (NASDAQ:FMCN) debt fell 1.1% against its face value during trading on Tuesday. The debt issue has a 7.5% coupon and is set to mature on April 1, 2025. The debt is now trading at $97.63 and was trading at $98.50 last week. Price changes in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes anticipate parallel changes in its stock price.

Nvidia Reports Earnings Wednesday. Here's Why Cryptocurrencies Matter.

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Tucked away in the numbers that Nvidia will post Wednesday is revenue from cryptocurrency mining chips. Investors should keep an eye on the total.

Why is simple: The peaks and valleys of crypto prices make it tough to peg demand for the chips, which the miners who handle the transactions need. And Nvidia (ticker: NVDA) earnings has gotten burned before when crypto prices tanked.

This year, though, Nvidia has done two things to protect itself: Maybe most important, it changed the design of its videogame chips that crypto miners co-opted for their business. And the company started making a version just for miners.

The new chips arewhat Nvidia tracks as crypto revenue because it cant accurately track how many videogame chips are being used for mining.

The companys finance chief, Colette Kress, has forecast $400 million in crypto chip sales for the second quartermore than double first-quarter revenue of $155 million.The consensus revenue estimate for the segment that includes mining chips is $537.5 million, up from $327 million sequentially in the first quarter.

Just like the results for any other company, investors want the actual numbers to at least matchand better yet beatKress estimates.

BMO Capital Markets analyst Ambrish Srivastava has put forward several estimates on the true size of Nvidias mining businessthe new chips added to the videogame chips.

For the second quarter, Srivastava predicts $450 million in crypto revenue, which isnt far off the companys forecast; his estimate for the first quarter was $650 million, which was well above the $155 million Nvidia reported for just its mining chips.

Investors should hope that Nvidiaand Srivastavaare close with their numbers so they can have a better idea of just how much exposure the company has to those sometimes-volatile crypto prices. A slump in crypto prices a few years ago translated to a drop in Nvidias revenue by nearly a third for four straight quarters.

The rest of the quar! ter is fairly typical stuff. Overall, the consensus forecast is for adjusted earnings of $1.01 a share, on revenue of $6.3 billion.

Investors also should pay attention to the data center segment. Chief executive Jensen Huang has talked up the demand around data-center graphics processors, which are often used for artificial intelligence and machine-learning tasks. Wall Street expects data center revenueto grow roughly 30% to $2.3 billion.

The companys core videogame chip business is expected to grow 80% to $3 billion. Its worth looking for commentary from executives about the ongoing global chip shortage. The expected increase in supply hasnt quite materialized, according to Srivastava.

Shares of Nvidia slumped 2.5% during Tuesdays regular session to $194.58, but have gained 48% this year. The benchmark PHLX Semiconductor index gained 16% in 2021.

Write to Max A. Cherney at max.cherney@barrons.com