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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2021

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2021: LINE Corporation (LN)

LINE Corporation is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the operation of LINE business portal business. Its LINE business portal segment includes communication and content service and advertising service. Communication and content service provides communication, contents and other services, such as LINE Pay, LINE FRIENDS and LINE Mobile. Advertising service provides LINE advertising and portal advertising services.
Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Line (NYSE:LN) and HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Headlines about Line (NYSE:LN) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Line earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the technology company an impact score of 47.2836347777767 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Line (NYSE:LN) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2021: CRA InternationalInc.(CRAI)

CRA International, Inc. provides litigation, regulatory, financial consulting, and management consulting services worldwide. It advices clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings; and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. The company offers consulting services, including research and analysis, expert testimony, and support in litigation and regulatory proceedings in various areas of finance, accounting, economics, insurance, and forensic accounting and investigations to corporate clients and attorneys. It also provides consulting services related to class certification, damages analysis, expert reports and testimony, regulatory analysis, strategy development, valuation of tangible and intangible assets, risk management, and transaction support to law firms, businesses, and government agencies. In addition, the company offers management consulting services consisting of strat egy development, performance improvement, corporate portfolio analysis, market demand estimation, new product pricing strategies, intellectual property and other assets valuation, competitors? actions assessment, and new sources of supply analysis. The company serves customers in banking and capital markets, chemicals and industrials, consumer products, energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, media, mining, metals and materials, oil and gas, real estate, retail, sports, telecommunications, and transportation industries. Its clients include domestic and foreign companies; federal, state, and local domestic government agencies; governments of foreign countries; public and private utilities; and national and international trade associations. CRA International, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CRA International (NASDAQ:CRAI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Charles River Associates has a diversified business with service offerings across areas of functional expertise, client base and geographical regions. The company’s strong global network provides the opportunity to work with the world's leading professionals on multiple issues. An excellent professional team has helped the company to maintain solid reputation for high-quality consulting services focused on economic, financial and management consulting areas. On the flip side, seasonality continues to weigh on Charles River Associates’ top line. Operation in a highly competitive and fragmented economic and management consulting services industry remains a concern. The nature of business makes Charles River Associates’ vulnerable to foreign exchange risk. The company’s shares have underperformed its industry in the past year.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CRA International (NASDAQ:CRAI) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report issued on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2021: UGI Corporation(UGI)

UGI Corporation, incorporated on December 20, 1991, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, distributes, stores, transports and markets energy products and related services. The Company operates through six segments: AmeriGas Propane; an international liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) segment consisting of UGI France; an international LPG segment consisting of Flaga and AvantiGas; UGI Utilities; Energy Services, and Electric Generation. In the United States, the Company is a general partner and owns limited partner interests in a retail propane marketing and distribution business; owns and operates natural gas and electric distribution utilities; owns all or a portion of electricity generation facilities, and owns and operates an energy marketing, midstream infrastructure, storage, natural gas gathering, natural gas production and energy services business. Internationally, it markets and distributes propane and other LPG in Europe.

The Company owns and operates a regulated electric distribution business in Pennsylvania through UGI Utilities (Electric Utility), and a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, mechanical and electrical contracting, and project management service business in portions of eastern and central Pennsylvania and portions of New Jersey and Northern Delaware. Electric Utility supplies electric service to approximately 62,000 customers in portions of Luzerne and Wyoming counties in northeastern Pennsylvania through a system consisting of over 2,200 miles of transmission and distribution lines, and approximately 10 substations. The HVAC business serves customers in residential, commercial, industrial and new construction markets.

AmeriGas Propane

The Company’s AmeriGas Propane segment consists of the propane distribution business of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (the Partnership), which is a retail propane distributor. AmeriGas Propane, Inc. is responsible for managing the Partnership. The Partnership serves! approximately two million customers in over 50 states from approximately 2,000 propane distribution locations. In addition to distributing propane, the Partnership also sells, installs and services propane appliances, including heating systems, and operates a residential HVAC, plumbing and related services business in certain counties of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. The Partnership sells propane to residential, commercial/industrial, motor fuel, agricultural and wholesale customers. The Partnership distributes over 1.2 billion gallons of propane.

Residential and commercial customers use propane for home heating, water heating and cooking purposes. Commercial users include hotels, restaurants, churches, warehouses and retail stores. Industrial customers use propane to fire furnaces, as a cutting gas and in other process applications. Other industrial customers are heating accounts and local gas utility customers using propane as a supplemental fuel. As a motor fuel, propane is burned in internal combustion engines that power over-the-road vehicles, forklifts, commercial lawn mowers and stationary engines. Agricultural uses include tobacco curing, chicken brooding, crop drying and orchard heating. In its wholesale operations, the Partnership sells propane to industrial end users and other propane distributors. The Partnership markets propane under the AmeriGas, America’s Propane Company, Heritage Propane, Relationships Matter and ServiceMark trade names and related service marks.

UGI France

The Company’s UGI France segment consists of the French LPG distribution business of its subsidiaries, Antargaz and Finagaz. The segment also includes LPG distribution businesses in the Benelux countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. UGI France also operates a natural gas marketing business in France and Belgium and sells approximately 13.3 million dekatherms of natural gas. UGI France sells approximately 280 million gallons of LPG in France and over! 50 milli! on gallons of LPG in the Benelux countries. UGI France is the LPG distributor in France and Luxembourg, and LPG distributor in the Netherlands and Belgium. UGI France’s customer base consists of residential, commercial, agricultural and motor fuel customer accounts that use LPG for space heating, cooking, water heating, process heat, forklift operations and transportation. UGI France sells LPG in cylinders, and in small, medium and large tanks. Sales of LPG are also made to service stations to accommodate vehicles that run on LPG. UGI France sells LPG in cylinders to approximately 20,000 retail outlets, such as supermarkets, individually owned stores and gas stations.

Medium bulk customers use propane only and consist mainly of residential developments, such as housing developments, hospitals, municipalities and medium-sized industrial enterprises, and poultry brooders. Its bulk customers include agricultural companies and companies that use LPG in their industrial processes. The end users of cylinders are residential customers using LPG supplied in this form for domestic applications, such as cooking and heating.

Flaga & Other

The Company’s Flaga & Other segment consists of LPG distribution businesses of Flaga GmbH and its subsidiaries, AvantiGas Limited and ChinaGas Partners, L.P. Flaga is the retail LPG distributor in Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Norway and Sweden. Flaga also distributes LPG in Finland, Romania and Switzerland. Flaga sells approximately 330 million gallons of LPG. Flaga serves customers that use LPG for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, resale and automobile fuel (auto gas) purposes. Flaga’s customers use LPG for heating, cooking, motor fuel (including forklifts), leisure activities, construction work, manufacturing, crop and grain drying, power generation and irrigation. Flaga sells LPG in cylinders and in small, medium, and large bulk tanks. Flaga has over 58,000 customers and approximately ! 5.8 milli! on cylinders in circulation.

AvantiGas is an LPG distributor in the United Kingdom. ChinaGas Partners is an LPG distributor in the Nantong region of China. AvantiGas sells over 160 million gallons of LPG and its majority-owned partnership in China sells approximately 10 million gallons of LPG. AvantiGas has over 14,500 customers. AvantiGas serves customers that use LPG for wholesale, aerosol, agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial and auto gas purposes. AvantiGas’ customers use LPG for heating, cooking, motor fuel (including forklifts), leisure activities, industrial processes and aerosol propellant. AvantiGas sells LPG in small, medium and large bulk tanks with small bulk sales.

Energy Services

The Company’s Energy Services segment consists of energy-related businesses conducted by its subsidiary, UGI Energy Services, LLC (Energy Services). These businesses include energy marketing in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States; operating and owning a natural gas liquefaction, storage and vaporization facility, and propane-air mixing assets; managing natural gas pipeline and storage contracts, and developing, owning and operating pipelines, gathering infrastructure and gas storage facilities in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. Energy Services sells natural gas, liquid fuels and electricity to approximately 20,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers at over 44,300 locations. Energy Services serves customers in all or portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the District of Columbia. Energy Services delivers natural gas for customers located on the distribution systems of over 40 local gas utilities. It supplies power to customers through the use of the transmission and distribution facilities of 20 utility systems.

Electric Generation

The Company’s Electric Generation segment consists of electric generation facil! ities con! ducted by Energy Services’ subsidiary, UGI Development Company (UGID). UGID has ownership interest in a coal-fired generation station in Pennsylvania. UGID also owns and operates an approximately 130-megawatt natural gas-fueled generating station in Pennsylvania; an over 11-megawatt landfill gas-fueled generation plant in Pennsylvania, and approximately 13.5 megawatts of solar-powered generation capacity in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.

Gas Utility

The Company’s Gas Utility segment consists of the regulated natural gas distribution businesses of its subsidiary, UGI Utilities, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including UGI Penn Natural Gas, Inc. (PNG) and UGI Central Penn Gas, Inc. (CPG). Its service area includes the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Lock Haven, Pittston, Pottsville, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and the boroughs of Honesdale and Milford, Pennsylvania. Located in Gas Utility’s service area are production centers for basic industries, such as specialty metals, aluminum, glass and paper product manufacturing.

The Company competes with Total France, Societe des Petroles Shell, SHV Holding NV, Vitogaz and PJM Interconnection, LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Utility stocks are generally considered conservative investments that reward shareholders over the long term with sizable dividends that grow slowly and steadily over time. With the S&P 500 Index’s yield hovering around 2%, the bar for yield is set pretty low today. That said, investors should think twice before jumping at utilities like UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO), and MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE), which offer little if any yield advantage over an S&P 500 Index fund.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SG Americas Securities LLC decreased its position in UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI) by 34.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 34,648 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 18,607 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in UGI were worth $1,804,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2021: Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.(APTS)

Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc., incorporated on September 18, 2009, is formed primarily to acquire and operate multifamily properties in select targeted markets throughout the United States. The Company has three operational segments: multifamily communities, retail, and real estate related financing.

Multifamily Communities segment

The Company’s multifamily communities segment consists of owned residential multifamily communities. As of December 31, 2014, the Company owned 10 multifamily communities with a total of 3,326 units in seven states.

Retail segment

The Company’s retail segment consists of owned grocery-anchored necessity retail shopping centers. As of December 31, 2014, the Company owned 10 grocery-anchored necessity retail shopping centers with a total of approximately 694,000 square feet of gross leasable area in five states.

Financing segment

The Company’s financing segment consists of a portfolio of mezzanine loans, bridge loans and other financial instruments which partially finance the development, construction and prestabilization carrying costs of new multifamily communities and other real estate and real estate related assets. As of December 31, 2014, the Company held 15 real estate loans, eight of which are mezzanine loans which partially finance the construction of new multifamily communities and which contain exclusive options to purchase the to-be-developed properties, three of which are mezzanine loans which partially finance the construction of new student housing communities and which contain exclusive options to purchase the to-be-developed properties, and four of which are bridge loans which are partially or wholly financing land acquisition and predevelopment costs of planned multifamily communities.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd acquired a new stake in Preferred Apartment Communities Inc. (NYSE:APTS) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 80,485 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,142,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Preferred Apartment Communities (NYSE:APTS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Preferred Apartment Communities earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.8928811434586 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2021: BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust(BPT)

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust, incorporated on February 21, 1989, is a grantor trust. The property of the Trust consists of an overriding royalty interest (the Royalty Interest), and cash and cash equivalents held by the Trustee from time to time. The Royalty Interest entitles the Trust to a royalty on approximately 16.42% of the lesser of first approximately 90,000 barrels of the average actual daily net production of crude oil and condensate per quarter from the working interest of BP Alaska, in the Prudhoe Bay oil field located on the North Slope in Alaska or the average actual daily net production of crude oil and condensate per quarter from that working interest. The Prudhoe Bay field is one of four contiguous North Slope oil fields that are operated by BP Alaska and are known collectively as the Prudhoe Bay Unit.

The Royalty Interest is a non-operational interest in minerals. The Prudhoe Bay field is located on the North Slope of Alaska, approximately 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle and over 650 miles north of Anchorage. The Prudhoe Bay field extends approximately 12 miles by 27 miles and contains over 150,000 gross productive acres. Approximately 45% of the acreage within the field is subject to the Royalty Interest granted to the Trust by the Conveyance. The principal hydrocarbon accumulations at Prudhoe Bay are in the Ivishak sandstone of the Sadlerochit Group at a depth of 8,700 feet below sea level. The Ivishak is overlain by approximately four minor reservoirs of varying extent, which are designated the Put River, Eileen, Sag River and Shublik (PESS) formations. Underlying the Sadlerochit Group are the oil-bearing Lisburne and Endicott formations. The net production allocated to the Royalty Interest pertains only to the Ivishak and PESS formations, collectively known as the Prudhoe Bay (Permo-Triassic) Reservoir. The oil produced from the Prudhoe Bay (Permo-Triassic) Reservoir is a medium grade, low sulfur crude. The Royalty Interest is based upon oil produced from the oil! rim and condensate produced from the gas cap, but not upon gas production or natural gas liquids production stripped from gas produced.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Blockport (CURRENCY:BPT) traded 9.9% higher against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 13:00 PM Eastern on February 16th. One Blockport token can currently be bought for approximately $0.12 or 0.00003224 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Kucoin and IDEX. Blockport has a market cap of $6.19 million and approximately $329,352.00 worth of Blockport was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. In the last seven days, Blockport has traded up 8.2% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Sometimes, though, you can have too much of a good thing. Dividend stocks with top dividend yields come with special risks, and although that doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get burned, the chances of a setback are greater. Below, I’ll look at BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE:BPT), CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL), and Annaly Capital Management (NYSE:NLY) to explain why their yields are so high and what dangers could lurk beneath the surface.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Blockport (CURRENCY:BPT) traded 3.2% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on October 5th. Over the last week, Blockport has traded 21.8% higher against the U.S. dollar. Blockport has a total market capitalization of $5.67 million and $62,493.00 worth of Blockport was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Blockport token can currently be purchased for approximately $0.11 or 0.00001620 BTC on major exchanges including Kucoin and IDEX.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2021: Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc(HMNY)

Helios and Matheson Analytics, Inc. provides information technology consulting, custom application development and solutions, and analytics services to Fortune 1000 companies and other large organizations in the United States. Its services include application value management, application development, integration, independent validation, infrastructure, and information management. The company also markets and distributes software products developed by independent software developers. Its clients operate in various industries, including banking, financial services, insurance, and healthcare. The company was formerly known as Helios and Matheson Information Technology Inc. and changed its name to Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. in May 2013. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. is a subsidiary of Helios and Matheson Information Technology Ltd.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Helios and Matheson (NASDAQOTH:HMNY) caught an updraft today, rising all the way from $0.0088 per share to close at $0.0124 per share. That may not sound like much, but it worked out to a 40.8% gain for the stock.

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Much of that was because Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ:HMNY) launched MoviePass with an unsustainable business model. To staunch the massively mounting losses it was experiencing, MoviePass ended up limiting the movies subscribers could see, the theaters they could be viewed at, and the times they were available. It raised and lowered prices almost at will, reneging on some agreements and backtracking on others.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Multiplex operators hatedHelios and Matheson Analytics'(NASDAQ:HMNY)MoviePass, claiming that the dirt-cheap subscription service that offered up a screening a day for just $9.95 a month was devaluing the product. The MoviePass model never made financial sense for Helios and Matheson, which has to pay retail price for most of the movie tickets purchased, but it was a mother lode for film buffs that topped 3 million members over the summer.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2021: Akorn, Inc.(AKRX)

Akorn, Inc., a specialty generic pharmaceutical company, develops, manufactures, and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals, as well as private-label over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health products and animal health pharmaceuticals in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Health. The Prescription Pharmaceuticals segment markets generic and branded ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, otics, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. This segments generic products include Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution; Clobetasol Propionate Ointment; Dehydrated Alcohol Injection; Ephedrine Sulfate Injection; Hydralazine Hydrochloride Injection; Lidocaine Ointment; Methylene Blue Injection; Myorisan Soft Gelatin Capsules; Nembutal Sodium Solution; and Progesterone Capsules. The Consumer Health segment markets branded and private label animal health products, as well as OTC products for the treatment of dry eye under the TheraTears brand name. This segment also markets other OTC consumer health products, including Mag-Ox, a magnesium supplement, as well as the Diabetic Tussin line of cough and cold products. Akorn, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKRX) traded down 6.1% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $3.50 and last traded at $3.51. 5,572,846 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 110% from the average session volume of 2,649,127 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.74.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: “Alambic Investment Management L.P. Has $362,000 Holdings in Akorn, Inc. (AKRX)” was reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this news story on another domain, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and international trademark & copyright law. The correct version of this news story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4205305/alambic-investment-management-l-p-has-362000-holdings-in-akorn-inc-akrx.html.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2021: Cytosorbents Corporation(CTSO)

CytoSorbents Corporation, a critical care focused immunotherapy company, engages in the research, development, and commercialization of medical devices with its platform blood purification technology incorporating a proprietary adsorbent polymer technology. Its principal product is CytoSorb device, an extracorporeal cytokine filter designed for the adjunctive therapy in the treatment of sepsis; for the adjunctive therapy in other critical care applications; the prevention of post-operative complications of cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and damage to organs donated by brain-dead donors prior to organ harvest; the treatment of cancer cachexia; and the prevention of transfusion reactions caused by contaminants in transfused blood products; and the prevention of contrast induced nephropathy, the treatment of drug overdose, and the treatment of chronic kidney failure. The company is also developing HemoDefend blood purification technology platform to reduce contaminants in the blood supply that can cause transfusion reactions or disease when administering blood and blood products to patients; and ContrastSorb for the removal of IV contrast in blood administered during CT imaging, an angiogram, or during a vascular interventional radiology procedure to reduce the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy. In addition, it is developing BetaSorb device for the prevention and treatment of health complications caused by the accumulation of metabolic toxins in patients with chronic renal failure; and DrugSorb, an extracorporeal hemoperfusion cartridge designed to remove toxic chemicals from the blood. The company was formerly known as MedaSorb Technologies Corporation and changed its name to CytoSorbents Corporation in May 2010. CytoSorbents Corporation was founded in 1997 and is based in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2021: Destination Maternity Corporation(DEST)

Destination Maternity Corporation (the “Company”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is the leading designer and retailer of maternity apparel in the United States and is the only nationwide chain of maternity apparel specialty stores. As of January 30, 2016 we operate 1,815 retail locations, including 536 stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and 1,279 leased departments located within department stores and baby specialty stores throughout the United States, in Puerto Rico and, most recently, in England. We sell merchandise on the Internet, primarily through our Motherhood.com, APeaInThePod.com and DestinationMaternity.com websites. We also sell our merchandise through our Canadian website, MotherhoodCanada.ca, through Amazon.com in the United States, and through websites of certain of our retail partners.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cato (NYSE: CATO) and Destination Maternity (NASDAQ:DEST) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Ambow Education Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: AMBO) $5.70 77.11%
    Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) $2.61 75.11%
    Destination Maternity Corp. (Nasdaq: DEST) $5.79 71.84%
    CLPS Inc. (Nasdaq: CLPS) $9.72 71.15%
    NII Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD) $3.20 56.33%
    Viveve Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: VIVE) $3.78 51.98%
    Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: GALT) $9.18 41.82%
    Apricus Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: APRI) $0.36 34.70%
    Polymet Mining Corp. (NYSE: PLM) $1.01 31.13%
    Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: XENE) $8.20 28.46%

    Many investors struggle with finding stocks with this sort of breakout potential because they don’t know where to look.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) shares climbed 154.95 percent to close at $5.15 on Thursday. Comstock reported conversion of the majority of its unsecured, short-term debt into non-convertible preferred equity.
    Tyme Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TYME) jumped 33.45 percent to close at $3.87.
    Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV) gained 29.72 percent to close at $62.85 after reporting fiscal Q4 results.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares rose 22.93 percent to close at $23.80.
    nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) jumped 21.52 percent to close at $36.37 following Q1 results.
    Hudson Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN) gained 20.28 percent to close at $2.61.
    The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) shares rose 19.57 percent to close at $21.45 after the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter results.
    AXT, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXTI) gained 18.8 percent to close at $7.90.
    Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: CATS) rose 16.33 percent to close at $6.41.
    HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) rose 15.68 percent to close at $23.09 on Thursday.
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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2021: Randgold Resources Limited(GOLD)

Randgold Resources Limited was incorporated under the laws of Jersey, Channel Islands in August 1995, to engage in the exploration and development of gold deposits in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our principal executive offices are located at 3rd Floor Unity Chambers, 28 Halkett Street, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 4WJ Channel Islands and our telephone number is (011 44) 1534,735-333. Our agent in the United States is CT Corporation System, 111 Eighth Avenue, New York, New York 10011.

We discovered the Morila deposit during December 1996 and we subsequently financed, built and commissioned the Morila mine.

During July 2000, we concluded the sale of 50% of our interest in Morila Limited (and also a shareholder loan made by us to Morila Limited) to AngloGold Ashanti for $132.0 million in cash.

We have an 80% controlling interest in Loulo through a series of transactions culminating in April 2001.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Newmont Mining

    Mining $18.33 billion
    Franco-Nevada Streaming (gold, platinum group, and oil and gas) $14.51 billion
    Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) Mining $10.4 billion
    Goldcorp Mining $9.67 billion
    Kirkland Lake Gold (NYSE:KL) Mining $7.62 billion
    Royal Gold Streaming (gold) $6 billion
    AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) Mining $5.4 billion
    Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) Mining $4.29 billion
    B2Gold (NYSEMKT:BTG) Mining $2.96 billion

    *Market capitalization as of March 13, 2019. Source: Yahoo! Finance.

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    It’s not every day that mining companies make the news here, and that’s because investors are often better off ignoring them. But Barrick Gold(NYSE:GOLD) and Newmont Mining(NYSE:NEM) have been tying up in a big way, creating something to the tune of a $30 billion joint venture in the gold space.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Barrick Gold (NYSE: GOLD) is one of 41 public companies in the “Gold & silver ores” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Barrick Gold to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and earnings.

Top Insurance Stocks To Buy For 2019

Sometimes, earnings grow faster than stock prices. And other times, growth stocks go on sale even though revenue is still climbing. In both cases, P/E ratios can fall to levels that make growth stocks look more like value stocks. When that happens, buying shares can lead to market-beating returns, so we asked these three Motley Fool investors if there are any growth stocks on their radar that are value-priced. They responded by recommending these stocks. Are these growth-stock bargains worth adding to your portfoio?

Top Insurance Stocks To Buy For 2019: Moody's Corporation(MCO)

When a government or company wants to float a bond or two their first step is to get it rated. The reason is that bond buyers demand an independent assessment of how likely the bond is to be repaid, which is kind of an important thing for them to figure out ahead of time. Furthermore, these bond buyers usually won’t trust a rating from just anybody; instead, they give preferential treatment to ratings that are made by one of the "big three" rating agencies (Fitch, S&P Global, or Moody’s). A rating from one of the big boys can go a long way to give bond buyer’s confidence that the bond will be repaid in full once it matures. That confidence increases their willingness to accept a lower interest, which can save the issuer millions of dollars in interest payments.

With so much power concentrated in the hands of the "big three," these companies have turned into highly lucrative businesses. Take Moody’s as an example. This stock boasts extremely high returns on capital and cranks out more than $1 billion in free cash flow each year. Management has a long history of using that excess cash to buy back stock, make tuck-in acquisitions, and boost its dividend payment (its most recent dividend hike came in at 16%). Perhaps it’s no wonder why this stock has been in Buffett’s portfolio for years.

When factoring in volume growth, price increases, acquisitions, and stock buybacks, Wall Street currently estimates that Moody’s profits will grow by more than 16% annually over the next five years. That’s quite fast for a business that is trading for less than 20 times forward earnings and sports a dividend yield of about 1%. Adding in the fact that it comes with Buffett’s seal of approval makes it all the more enticing.

Top Insurance Stocks To Buy For 2019: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)

After steadily growing for several years, Plains All American Pipeline’s earnings peaked in 2013 and have steadily declined ever since. While EBITDA only slid from $2.3 billion in 2013 to $2.1 billion last year, distributable cash flow dropped from about $1.7 billion ($2.56 per share) to $1.3 billion ($1.82 per share). That decline in cash flow made it impossible for the company to maintain its overly generous cash distribution rate to investors, ultimately forcing the company to slash the payout in 2016. Plains would go on to cut it again last year, this time to free up cash to pay off debt — which had grown to an uncomfortable level of 5 times EBITDA — and finance expansion projects.

Plains All American Pipeline’s turnaround strategy is already starting to deliver results. The company had reduced debt $1.5 billion by the end of last year and expects to hit its leverage target of 3.5 to 4 times debt to EBITDA in early 2019. The company has also invested heavily in building assets supported by fee-based contracts that should provide it with steadier cash flow in the future. As a result, Plains sees earnings rebounding back up to $2.3 billion this year while cash flow should improve to $1.5 billion ($2.03 per share), which is enough to cover its reset distribution by a comfortable 1.7 times.

Meanwhile, the company has more growth coming down the pipeline via the nearly $2 billion of expansion projects it has underway that should enter service over the next two years. The uplift from those projects, when combined with the company’s improving balance sheet, positions Plains to start increasing its 4.9%-yielding distribution next year. This combination of an improving financial profile and a return to growth has the potential to fuel substantial total returns for investors in the coming years, especially as the oil market keeps improving.

Top Insurance Stocks To Buy For 2019: Applied Materials, Inc.(AMAT)

Applied Materials is one of the world’s largest suppliers of fabrication equipment to semiconductor, LCD, and solar PV cell manufacturers. When the semiconductor business is booming, Applied benefits as its clients demand new equipment and services.

On top of its #1 (Strong Buy) designation, AMAT is also presenting some interesting valuation metrics. The stock is trading at just over 12.5x forward earnings, and with its PEG ratio of 0.9, investors can see that they are getting a great price for its earnings growth potential.

Applied is scheduled to release its latest quarterly earnings results later this week. Based on our latest Zacks Consensus Estimates, analysts expect the firm to see adjusted earnings growth of 43% and total revenue growth of 26%. Also, our Most Accurate Estimate for earnings—which only accounts for the most recent analyst projections—sits higher than the consensus, indicating that sentiment has warmed recently.

Top Insurance Stocks To Buy For 2019: Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc(HMNY)

Information technology company Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ:HMNY) got famous in late 2017 because the company acquired a majority stake in MoviePass.

For those who are unfamiliar, MoviePass is a subscription business that allows consumers to pay a set monthly fee to go to the movies essentially as much as they want (you get one 2D movie per day). It’s like Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) for movie theaters.

The idea was supposed to disrupt and revolutionize the movie industry. That is why HMNY stock took off from $2 and change to over $30 in a matter of weeks after the company acquired a majority stake in MoviePass.

There was just one small problem. The money. MoviePass was priced at $9.95 per month, while the average movie admissions ticket is higher than that. Thus, MoviePass essentially loses money if a subscriber goes to the movies just once per month.

Everyone thought that MoviePass would gain a huge user base, much like Netflix, and proceed to use that user base as leverage to negotiate movie admissions tickets down to a point where MoviePass would become profitable. But that hasn’t happened, and HMNY has consequently dropped like a rock.

Throwing in the towel now, though, seems a little premature. These things take time. MoviePass already has 2 million subscribers, and expects to rack up 5 million subs by the end of 2019. At that rate of growth, HMNY will soon amass a user base large enough to do exactly what it set out to do: negotiate ticket prices down.

If that ever happens, MoviePass will become a legitimate business with huge profits, and HMNY stock will fly higher.