Apple shares are sitting in correction territory, down 10 percent from their March highs, but one technician says the tech giant is ripe for a breakout when it reports earnings after the bell on Tuesday.
"Obviously things move on earnings, I'm going to bet that [Apple's move] is going to be to the upside," Carter Worth of Cornerstone Macro said Monday on CNBC's "Fast Money."
Apple has been underperforming the broader market and the S&P technology sector in 2018. Shares of the tech giant are down 2.4 percent, while the S&P 500 is down 1 percent and the tech sector is up more than 3 percent this year.
Top Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Third Point Reinsurance Ltd.(TPRE)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Max Byerly]
Third Point Reinsurance (NYSE:TPRE) was downgraded by research analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report released on Thursday.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Third Point Reinsurance (NYSE:TPRE) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a sell rating to a hold rating.
Ternium (NYSE:TX) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a strong sell rating to a sell rating.
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Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) and Third Point Reinsurance (NYSE:TPRE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and dividends.
Top Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wausau Paper Corp.(WPP)Advisors' Opinion:
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Embattled WPP Group (WPP) CEO Martin Sorrell, no stranger to business news channels and fat annual compensation checks, has quit as CEO. Below is a statement from Sorrell obtained by TheStreet.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Suntrust Banks Inc. bought a new position in Wpp Plc (NYSE:WPP) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 7,349 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $583,000.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPTH) shares rose 29.5 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after reporting pre-clinical data demonstrating potential of Prexigebersen presented at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Chicago. Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) rose 16.7 percent to $12.90 in pre-market trading following the announcement of FDA approval for PMA supplement. Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 13.5 percent to $2.95 in pre-market trading after climbing 14.04 percent on Wednesday. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) rose 5.6 percent to $2.09 in pre-market trading. Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) shares rose 5 percent to $62.32 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its FY18 adjusted EBITDA outlook. Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) shares rose 4.9 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.03 percent on Wednesday. ABB Ltd (NYSE: ABB) shares rose 4.3 percent to $24.47 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results. WPP plc (NYSE: WPP) rose 4.2 percent to $82.99 in pre-market trading. American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) rose 4 percent to $98.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected profit for its first quarter. HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) rose 3.4 percent to $27.30 in pre-market trading. Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 3.4 percent to $167.95 in pre-market trading. Takada offered to buy Shire at £46.50 per share, Reuters reported. Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) rose 3.1 percent to $16.43 in pre-market trading. iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) shares rose 3 percent to $63.66 in the pre-market trading session.
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- [By Ethan Ryder]
WPP (LON:WPP) had its price target lowered by Deutsche Bank AG from GBX 1,510 ($19.48) to GBX 1,430 ($18.45). The firm currently has a hold rating on the stock.
- [By Shane Hupp]
WPP (NYSE:WPP) was downgraded by analysts at Pivotal Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday, Marketbeat reports.
Top Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc(VRX)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Shane Hupp]
Korea Investment CORP cut its position in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) (TSE:VRX) by 46.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 126,736 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 109,300 shares during the quarter. Korea Investment CORP’s holdings in Valeant Pharmaceuticals were worth $2,948,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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Other recent false "tells" of "unusual call activity" have included Lowe's (LOW) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) , Walmart (WMT) and Walt Disney Co. (DIS) . All of these stocks tanked within one or two weeks of the unusual call trading.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares climbed 70.3 percent to $5.45 after reporting 2017 year-end results. MEDIGUS Ltd/S ADR (NASDAQ: MDGS) surged 39.8 percent to $1.58 in reaction to its Monday announcement of a distribution agreement. The medical device company said it reached an agreement to distribute its minimally invasive medical devices in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) gained 25.6 percent to $11.50. Arcadia Biosciences reported that Albert D. Bolles, Ph.D. has joined its board of directors. Aytu Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ: AYTU) shares jumped 21.8 percent to $0.4798 after the company late Monday reported lighter-than-expected Q1 loss. Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares gained 21.1 percent to $26.77 following Q3 results. Pfenex Inc. (NYSE: PFNX) rose 16.8 percent to $7.1271 after the company announced the positive top-line PF708 study results in Osteoporosis patients that showed no imbalances in severity or incidence of adverse events. MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) rose 13.8 percent to $2.88. Red Violet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDVT) jumped 13.1 percent to $6.41 after reporting Q1 results. SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) shares gained 12 percent to $5.87 after reporting upbeat Q1 results. Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) gained 8.4 percent to $3.96 after reporting a first-quarter sales beat. Rosehill Resources Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSE) surged 8.4 percent to $7.90 after announcing Q1 results. LiqTech International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIQT) rose 8.1 percent to $0.5171 following Q1 results. ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) rose 7.7 percent to $5.6103 following Q1 results. Nine Energy Service, Inc. (NYSE: NINE) shares climbed 7.4 percent to $35.90. Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: XENE) rose 6.7 percent to $6.40 after the company presented XEN901 Phase 1 clinical update and XEN1101 TMS pharmacodynamic Phase 1 data. MYnd
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Salesforce.com (CRM) , American Airlines (AAL) , Align Technology (ALGN) , Procter & Gamble (PG) , United Bankshares (UBSI) , Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Dominion Energy (D) .
- [By Chris Lange]
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) will report its most recent quarterly results on Tuesday as well. The consensus estimates call for $0.60 in EPS and $1.95 billion in revenue. Shares were last seen trading at $18.01, in a 52-week range of $9.70 to $24.43. The consensus price target is $17.03.