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Top Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ETContents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks:
- [By Brian Feroldi]
FormFactor (NASDAQ:FORM), which manufactures testing equipment for semiconductor components, reported its second-quarter results on Wednesday, and as expected, the company posted year-over-year declines in revenue and profits. However, the declines were not as bad as management had projected. Margins also held up well during the trying period. Traders bid up the stock in response to the better-than-expected quarterly results and on the hope that the bottom is in the rearview mirror.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) by 12.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,884,057 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 203,451 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in FormFactor were worth $25,058,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Max Byerly]
FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) – Equities researchers at B. Riley dropped their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for FormFactor in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, July 30th. B. Riley analyst C. Ellis now anticipates that the semiconductor company will post earnings of $0.74 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.98. B. Riley currently has a “Buy” rating and a $18.00 target price on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for FormFactor’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.31 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.07 EPS.
Top Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: Progress Software Corporation(PRGS)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Progress Software Corp (NASDAQ:PRGS) saw a large growth in short interest in September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 1,252,744 shares, a growth of 39.0% from the August 31st total of 901,413 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 440,053 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.8 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
The secret to becoming a millionaire, of course, is getting out in front of a major investment trend before it becomes mainstream. In 2017, it was Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. But this year, it's a taboo investment that is creating millionaires all across North America. Tap into the "green rush," and prepare to become a "Marijuana millionaire." Learn how to get started right here.The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump is facing criticism after threatening to ramp up taxes on Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG). The iconic motorcycle producer said it will move parts of its production overseas in order to avoid tariffs from the European Union. Trump threatened to increase taxes on the firm. "Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag," Trump tweeted Tuesday. "I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse – be patient!" Earlier this month, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) launched a $7.5 billion takeover of the web-based hosting service GitHub. The acquisition, orchestrated by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, brought out critics who claim that GitHub lacks any real profit potential for Microsoft stock. Here's why those critics are wrong… and why MSFT is a buy. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has reversed its policy on cryptocurrency ads. The social media giant says that it will permit marketing from "pre-approved advisers." According to TechCrunch, the company will still ban ads pushing binary options and initial coin offerings. The report goes on to explain that cryptocurrency scams cost customers more than $500 million in just January and February 2018 alone. Four Stocks to Watch Today: ORCL, FB, GOOGL, BA Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) were largely flat despite a strong earnings report after the bell yesterday. The cloud computing giant reported EPS of $0.99
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Progress Software Corp (NASDAQ:PRGS) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 775 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,170% compared to the typical daily volume of 61 put options.
- [By Steve Symington]
Shares of Progress Software Inc. (NASDAQ:PRGS) are plunging, down 16.7% as of 1:45 p.m. EDT, after the strategic business applications specialist announced mixed third-quarter 2018 results and reduced its full-year guidance.
Top Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: FMC Corporation(FMC)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Beth McKenna]
We're going to compare how the lithium businesses of the three big producers that trade on a major U.S. stock exchange -- Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM), or SQM, and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC). -- performed in the second quarter.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Nexeo Solutions (NASDAQ: NXEO) and FMC (NYSE:FMC) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
FMC (NYSE:FMC) had its price objective decreased by Bank of America from $107.00 to $100.00 in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. Bank of America currently has a buy rating on the basic materials company’s stock.
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Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment (PEI) : "I think this REIT is cheap and they can pay that dividend, so you can own it."
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on FMC Corp (FMC) , Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PEI) , Cisco Systems (CSCO) , HP (HPQ) , BB&T Bank (BBT) and HCA Holdings (HCA) .
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Olin (NYSE: OLN) and FMC (NYSE:FMC) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.