26.59 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:46PM EDT
|Bid||24.00 x 4000|
|Ask||26.75 x 800|
|Day's Range||26.38 - 26.68|
|52 Week Range||20.95 - 27.40|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.71|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.44|
|Earnings Date||Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.28 (1.06%)|
|1y Target Est||27.66|
March is winding down, and that means the end of the first quarter of 2019. The Q4 earnings season has all but wrapped up. So it's time to prepare for to the second quarter and take a look at some stocks on the rise now.Identifying those stocks is easier said than done though, particularly in this environment. The bulls are determined to hold onto the hard-won gains reaped since the late-December low, but it's becoming more and more difficult. The more the market goes up, the less the buyers are interested in buying in, and trading volume wanes.Nevertheless, there are some stocks on the rise and positioned to continue rallying into the foreseeable future. These names are a trader's best bet at what's often a modestly bullish time of year for the market.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 5 Cloud Stocks to Help Your Portfolio Fly With that as the backdrop, here's a rundown of the best stocks to buy as we enter Q2. Nielsen Holdings (NLSN)Yes, this is the same Nielsen Holdings (NYSE:NLSN) that measures viewership of television shows. It's more than that, however, the company also measures the efficacy of online and offline marketing campaigns.The past couple of years have been tough for shareholders. NLSN stock fell from a 2016 high near $56 to a mid-2018 low around $21. But the past few months have been progressive. Nielsen shares have recently broken through their 200-day moving average, and bullish crosses of other key moving-average lines are on the radar. Keep in mind, however, that we've seen this headfake before.This movement, along with the stock's forward P/E of 14.6 and the fact that it's going to begin quantifying data regarding Canada's cannabis industry, suddenly makes NLSN an interesting prospect. Amazon.com (AMZN)Like most other names, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock was up-ended during Q4 of 2018. Unlike most other stocks, however, AMZN didn't produce the rip-roaring rally most other names did in January and February.That's changed this month. Despite the slow start to its rebound, AMZN stock is now on the rise. Shares just fought their way back above the pivotal 200-day moving average line, but have plenty more room to make gains.There's also plenty of bullish fodder, including the company's planned expansion of its grocery business and the ongoing growth of Amazon Web Services. * 4 Unexpected Trade War Stocks That Will Benefit From an End to Tariffs Fun fact: AMZN stock averages a 14% gain during the second calendar quarter of the year. TreeHouse Foods (THS)This stock is exactly a household name, but many households are regular users of its products without even realizing it. TreeHouse Foods (NYSE:THS) makes a variety of private-label foods sold by grocers and restaurants.TreeHouse Foods hasn't exactly been firing on all cylinders lately. The current quarter's per-share profits are projected to fall -- as are full-year sales.The company's fiscal results are poised to begin improving in the foreseeable future though, fueled by an industry-wide movement that puts even more focus on so-called 'house brands' of food and condiments. That's why investors have been willing to bid THS stock up nearly 65% since 2018's lows. And there's still a lot of opportunity for more gains thanks to THS stock's 2016/2017 meltdown. Align Technology (ALGN)Align Technology (NASDAQ:ALGN) is the company behind Invisalign's clear braces. Align has been successful for years, but found a sweet spot between price, demand and marketing beginning in 2016. From the end of 2015 to the middle of last year, ALGN stock gained more than 500%. * 7 Invincible Stocks Leading The Bull Market Higher That rally unraveled last year, with Align shares being chopped in half in the face of legal woes surrounding certain patents on its technology… a matter that's still not been firmly decided. Investors are regaining confidence in the company's prospects though. Up more than 40% above its early January low, Align is one of a handful of stocks on the rise moving into Q2. Century Aluminum (CENX)Despite respectable economic growth for the past year and a half, aluminum prices have been falling. Indeed, over the past twelve months, the price of aluminum is down roughly 13%, and still in position to edge lower.It's taken a toll on most of the industry's stocks, including Century Aluminum (NASDAQ:CENX). But, CENX may be on the verge of a turnaround. It's just crossed above several key moving averages, and those moving average lines have just dished out bullish crosses of their own.It also helps to know that Century Aluminum shares, like aluminum prices, have been reliably cyclical. The current shift out of a downtrend and testing the waters of an uptrend looks an awful lot like the rebounds we saw in 2016 and 2013. Pentair (PNR)London-based Pentair (NYSE:PNR) makes a variety of 'smart water' solutions, ranging from pumps to filters to agricultural applications.It's not a high-growth business, but it is a reliably profitable business, even if those profits can be a bit uneven at times. * 7 Financial Stocks to Invest In Today Butt his year should be a decent one. Revenue is projected to improve by 5.3%, and per-shares profits are expected to reach $2.55 -- up from last year's $2.35. That progress has translated into new bullishness for PNR shares too. After a hard reversal near the end of 2018, Pentair stock is finally toying with highs above its technical ceiling at $43.60. Cabot Oil & Gas (COG)Energy stocks are inherently volatile, even more so in the current environment. But after tumbling in Q4 alongside falling crude prices, they're looking like good bets again.Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) is shaping up to one of the top prospects from the energy sector. Investors have to zoom out to a weekly chart to fully appreciate it, but shares have slowly shifted out of a downtrend and into an uptrend over the course of the past several months. One more good gain could complete the breakout effort, which has pushed COG stock past all key moving averages.The kicker: COG averages a Q2 gain of 7.4%. Allergan (AGN)Allergan (NYSE:AGN) has been a poor performer since peaking in the middle of 2015. In fact, AGN stock is down more than 50% from that high, and hit a new 52-week low in December. It's been a challenging name to own, to say the least. * 5 Dow Jones Stocks Coming to Life Yet, a shocking number of hedge funds and institutional investors now own a beaten-down Allergan. As Sanford C. Bernstein's pharmaceutical analyst Ronny Gal explained last month, Allergan has become a very popular holding, partially because it has buyout potential and partially because the company is just doing well. Additionally, Gal is excited about the value creation that could stem from an increasingly likely breakup of Allergan's different arms. Molson Coors Brewing (TAP)Molson Coors Brewing (NYSE:TAP) has been in a downtrend since the middle of 2016 and reached new multi-year lows in December of last year. TAP stock has been toying with a reversal since October though -- an effort marked by a lot of volatility and several big countermoves. The bulls are testing the waters, even if they're not making a lot of not progress. But one more good 'umph' could get -- and keep -- TAP shares above key moving averages and break through the technical ceiling that's formed near $67.00.The calendar is working in TAP stock's favor as well. Molson Coors shares gain an average of 3% during Q2, but keep on moving through September to log an and additional average gain of about 4% during Q3. Old Republic International (ORI)Finally, add Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) to your list stocks on the rise as the Q2 begins.Like most insurance stocks, ORI has had its recent ups and downs. Unlike most of its peers though, Old Republic is making reliable net progress, taking two steps forward for every one step back. ORI has been weak since September, but appears to be pushing off of a support line that extends all the way back to early 2015. * Top 7 Service Sector Stocks That Will Pay You to Own Them Analysts agree there are higher highs in store. Although ORI is not widely followed by professionals, the ones that do keep tabs on it collectively say the stock's worth $24 per share, which would put it near the upper boundary of the trading range that's been in place since 2015.As of this writing, James Brumley held a long position in Treehouse Foods and Nielsen Holdings . You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Invincible Stocks Leading The Bull Market Higher * 5 Dow Jones Stocks Coming to Life * 7 of the Best High-Yield Funds for 2019 and Beyond Compare Brokers The post 10 Stocks on the Rise Heading Into the Second Quarter appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Will the Rise in Natural Gas Continue?(Continued from Prior Part)Required fall in inventories On March 21, the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) is scheduled to release its natural gas inventory report for the week ending March 15. Any
Will the Rise in Natural Gas Continue?Natural gas pricesOn March 19, natural gas April futures rose 0.8% and settled at $2.87 per MMBtu (million British thermal units). On the same day, natural gas prices closed at the second-highest level since
Chesapeake Energy: Why Are Analysts Passive?Analysts’ recommendationsBased on Reuters data from 24 analysts tracking Chesapeake Energy (CHK), 50% recommended a “hold,” 38% recommended a “sell,” and ~12% recommended a “buy.”On March
The S&P 500 index has posted its highest return on equity (ROE) in nearly two decades and may have peaked along with the bull market. To address that, Goldman Sachs has screened a basket of 50 stocks that the firm says can still lead the market by posting the fastest ROE growth over the next year.
How Energy Commodities Are Influencing Upstream Energy Stocks(Continued from Prior Part)Natural-gas-weighted stocks’ returnsBetween March 6 and March 13, our list of natural-gas-weighted stocks fell 0.3%, while natural gas April futures fell 0.7%.
Investing.com - Oil stocks were among the hardest hit midday Friday as a weakened economic outlook in the U.S. and news of the Norwegian government selling its shares in oil and gas companies dragged on the sector.
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Energy Commodities Impact Upstream Energy Stocks(Continued from Prior Part)Natural gas–weighted stocks’ returnsOn February 20–27, our list of natural gas–weighted stocks fell 2.8%, while natural gas April futures rose 4.9%. On average,
RBC and Credit Suisse Diverge on Range ResourcesRBC and Credit Suisse diverge on Range Resources Of the 31 analysts tracking Range Resources (RRC), 45% recommend a “buy,” 45% recommend a “hold,” and 10% recommend a “sell.” On February 25,
Natural Gas Prices: Analyzing a Key Trend(Continued from Prior Part)Required fall in inventories On February 28, the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) is scheduled to release its natural gas inventory report for the week ending February
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Natural Gas Prices: Analyzing a Key Trend(Continued from Prior Part)Futures spreadOn February 26, the natural gas futures for April 2019 closed at a discount of ~$0.15 to the April 2020 futures. On February 19, the futures spread was at a discount
Much like Monday, on Tuesday, traders weren't quite sure which direction they wanted to go. And, when all was said and done, they didn't really go anywhere. The S&P 500 ended yesterday's action 0.07% lower than Monday's close, and more or less in the middle of the day's high/low range.That doesn't mean there weren't big movers though. Holding the market back in a big way was Home Depot (NYSE:HD). Shares of the home improvement retailer fell nearly 1% in response to a fourth quarter earnings miss and lackluster profit outlook for 2019.At the other end of the spectrum, China's upscale electric carmaker Nio (NYSE:NIO) rallied 8.6% following Monday's 60 Minutes interview with CEO William Li. For some investors, it was the first they'd ever heard of the company, driving a sudden wave of interest. Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) fared even better though, up 16.3% following a fourth-quarter earnings and revenue beat. There was just more bearish volume than bullish volume on Tuesday, and more advancers than decliners.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAs Wednesday's action gets going, it's the stock charts of Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG), Incyte (NASDAQ:INCY) and Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) that offer the most trading potential. Here's why, and what to look for. Sempra Energy (SRE)At first glance Sempra Energy is little more than a volatile mess. But, a closer inspection reveals there's actually a relatively organized effort underway. * 10 Blue-Chip Stocks to Lead the Market One more good shove and months worth of consolidation could readily turn into a nice breakout thrust. Click to Enlarge • Though apparent on the daily chart, it's better appreciated on the weekly chart that SRE shares are being ushered higher by a set of parallel support and resistance lines, plotted in blue. Sempra shares just pushed off the lower edge of the range near the end of last year.• In the meantime, clear resistance has formed around $120, plotted with a yellow dashed line on both stock charts.• While we've seen bullish thrusts fail before, this one is different. This time, the pullback seen earlier this month was halted and reversed at a convergence of several key moving average lines. It's a sign that the bulls have finally drawn a line in the sand. Cabot Oil & Gas (COG)If Cabot Oil & Gas rings a bell, there's a reason. It was one of the stock charts featured back on Feb. 20, after several weeks' worth of volatility finally began to make discernible progress. While more up and down was in the cards, the undertow had turned bullish.COG shares promptly pulled back the very next day, calling the thesis into question. But since then, the uptrend has been rekindled after COG found support right where it needed to. Click to Enlarge • Last week's pullback stopped at the 200-day moving average line, plotted in white, and was firmly reversed.• While still volatile, notice the 200-day moving average as well as the gray 100-day moving average line are both sloped upward now, confirming the overall trend is bullish.• Zooming out to the weekly chart we can see the slow, U-shaped reversal that has been taking shape since the middle of last year, aided by a long-standing support line.• Though the tide is bullish here, Cabot Oil & Gas still faces minor resistance at $25.20 and major resistance right around $26. Incyte (INCY)Finally, Incyte has been featured several times since the middle of last year as a breakout candidate. It didn't happen in earnest until January though, and it ultimately took a bearish headfake to set the move up. And even then, there was doubt.The breakout thrust has really firmed up over the course of the past month, however, and is worth a refreshed look. While some profit-taking is likely to be in the cards, the recent gain has developed enough cushion to make a small setback not only palatable, but productive. Click to Enlarge • The big line in the sand was at $74.90, plotted in red on both stock charts. Shares punched through that ceiling in early January, and have put some distance between them and it in the meantime.• While the divergence sends a statement, it's also clear that even just the move since early January has brought INCY to the brink of being overbought. A dip that burns off that froth would actually be bullish, in the bigger picture.• Any pullback would ideally (and probably would be) stopped and reversed either the purple 50-day moving average line or the gray 100-day average.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Consumer Stocks to Buy and Hold for Years * 4 China Stocks Soaring on Trade Hopes * 3 Esports Stocks to Benefit From the Boom Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Wednesday: Cabot Oil & Gas, Incyte and Sempra Energy appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Diamondback Energy (FANG) and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) reported fourth-quarter earnings that came below the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
What Could Impact Natural Gas on February 26?Natural gas has risen On February 25, natural gas April futures rose 2.8% and closed at $2.815 per MMBtu (million British thermal units). On February 25, the weather forecast suggested more cold weather
Cabot (COG) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -5.17% and 9.35%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2018. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had profit of 64 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 55 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. ...
HOUSTON , Feb. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) (" Cabot " or the "Company") today announced the best year of its nearly three-decade public company ...