list of top stocks


The IPO calendar is fully booked with eight upcoming IPOs this week. These IPOs are expected to raise more than $1 billion combined, according to IPOScoop.com.

The eight companies on the upcoming IPO calendar are in a variety of industries, ranging from pharmaceuticals, tech, finance, and the beauty industry. There are no unicorn IPOs in this batch of upcoming IPOs, which are companies with a valuation greater than $1 billion.

The largest expected offering on our calendar for upcoming IPOs is Valvoline (NYSE: VVV).


Valvoline is one of the largest producers of motor oil in the United States, and its world headquarters are in Lexington, Kentucky. Valvoline has over 800 franchise and company instant oil change locations. Valvoline has a rich tradition, as it was the only motor oil recommended in the 1920s when the Model T was mass produced. Valvoline was also widely used to lubricate allied vehicles in WWII, and it started placing oil-change instructions on its labels in 1978 for the growing DIY car mechanic market.

list of top stocks: Travelzoo Inc.(TZOO)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Casey Wilson]

    Year to date, the company’s stock price has fallen over 42%. Meanwhile, its competitors’ share prices have increased during the same period. The Travelzoo Inc. (Nasdaq: TZOO) share price has gained 41% YTD, and Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN) has gained over 19%.

list of top stocks: Xplore Technologies Corp(XPLR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion. Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million. Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion. Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million. Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million. UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million. Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million. OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million. 8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million. Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million. Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million. Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million. Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter. Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share. Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea

list of top stocks: Cardiome Pharma Corporation(CRME)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of CARDIOME PHARMA CORP (NASDAQ: CRME) were down 43 percent to $3.01. Cardiome priced 10 million shares at $3 per share.

    Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE: SDLP) was down, falling around 30 percent to $4.09 as the company announced plans to reduce the quarterly cash distribution to $0.10 per unit from $0.25 per unit.

list of top stocks: Sack Lunch Productions (SAKL)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    Those who know Sack Lunch Productions Inc (OTCMKTS:SAKL) are likely aware that its flagship event is Slide the City… a 1000-foot slip-n-slide that’s fun for all ages, making the watery toy from our youth look like child’s play in comparison. The company’s CEO Richard Surber recently reminded us, however, that there’s more than one way for Sack Lunch Productions to win.

    Sack Lunch Productions is more than just the name behind events like Slide the City. It’s also the host of Lantern Fest, The Dirty Dash, the Color Me Rad 5K run, and most recently, the Trike Riot. Those are (in the same order) a 1000-foot Slip-n-Slide, a flying lantern release, a mud run, a color-splashing fun run, and a tricycle riding course for “kids” of all ages and sizes. The events aren’t just fun – they’re experiences attendees never forget.


    The events are also surprisingly profitable. While attendance and per-participant revenue varies, with the average revenue of $30 per participation being at the low end of the scale, as is an attendance of 2500 paying participants, gross revenue of $75,000 per event is a low-end expectation…

    … not that SAKL hasn’t done some more number crunching of its own. This year, it anticipates hosting a total of around 250 events and drive roughly $17 million worth of revenue. That’s up more than 70% from 2015’s top line.

    Most of these events are indeed Slide the City events. It’s only hosted one Trike Riot to date — a beta test of sorts — and the Color Me Rad 5K and The Dirty Dash races are still relatively rare. The company’s going to be doing a lot more of all of its events in the future though, and one of the surprisingly-big success stories is its Lantern Fest. As Surber recently explained to MoneyTV host Donald Baillargeon, its recent Lantern Fest event’s sales exceeded expectations.


    It’s a unique idea. Lantern Fest is the group release of hundreds of flying, candle-lit lanterns. Filling up the night sky like s

  • [By Peter Graham]

    On Monday, small cap event and entertainment stockSack Lunch Productions(OTCMKTS: SAKL) reportedcontinued growth as August total sales were $1,028,276 across all corporate and franchised events in North Americaas ticket sales for all North American corporate and franchised events were $967,760 and $60,516, respectively. While you may not be familiar with Sack Lunch Productions itself, you might be familiar with the following events that the company operates or franchises across theU.S. and internationally:

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Quick quiz for anyone over the age of 37… what was the most fun you had as a kid outside on a hot summer day? For most of us (outside a dip in a swimming pool) the answer is a running ride down a Slip-n-Slide… a ten-foot, one-second trip straight to a watery nirvana.

    Now imagine one hundred Slip-n-Slides attached end to end, and pointed down a gentle hill. Well, it’s not just a pipedream — Sack Lunch Productions Inc (OTCMKTS:SAKL) is doing it, setting up 1000-foot water slides in the middle of urban America.

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    It’s a paradigm shift that suits Sack Lunch Productions Inc. (OTCMKTS:SAKL) just fine.

    You may be more familiar with Sack Lunch Productions than you realize. It’s the name behind events like Slide the City, Lantern Fest, The Dirty Dash, the Color Me Rad 5K run, and most recently, the Trike Riot. Those are (in the same order) a 1000-foot Slip-n-Slide, a flying lantern release, a mud run, a color-splashing fun run, and a tricycle riding course for “kids” of all ages and sizes. The events aren’t just fun – they’re experiences attendees never forget.


    The events are also surprisingly profitable. While attendance and per-participant revenue varies, with the average revenue of $30 per participation being at the low end of the scale, as is an attendance of 2500 paying participants, gross revenue of $75,000 per event is a low-end expectation…

    … not that SAKL hasn’t done some more number crunching of its own. This year, it anticipating hosting a total of around 250 events and drive roughly $17 million worth of revenue. That’s up more than 70%from 2015’s top line.

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    Tuesday morning, Sack Lunch Productions Inc (OTCMKTS:SAKL) posted its results for the third quarter (ending September 30th) of the year. They were as strong as you might suspect, with the top line rolling in at $5.35 million, and $142,983 of that turning into net income. That top and bottom line were actually down a bit from the year-ago comparables, though investors should bear in mind that the third quarter of last year was an unusually tough comparison of $6.02 million in sales, and income of $688,845. That was a true breakout quarter for the company’s signature event – Slide the City – and many participants may have come simply to see what it was. The follow-up year (this year), SAKL may not have had the same curiosity factor compelling people to attend.


    Sack Lunch Productions, for the unfamiliar, it’s the name behind event-oriented businesses called Slide the City, Lantern Fest, The Dirty Dash, the Color Me Rad 5K run, and most recently, the Trike Riot. Those are a 1000-foot Slip-n-Slide, a flying lantern release, a mud run, a color-splashing fun run, and a tricycle riding course for kids of all ages and sizes. The events aren’t just fun – they’re FUN!

    They’re also surprisingly profitable. While attendance and per-participant revenue varies, with the average revenue of $30 per participant being at the low end of the scale ( as is the average event attendance of 2500), gross revenue of $75,000 per event is a low-end expectation…

    … not that SAKL hasn’t done some more number crunching of its own. This year, it expects to host roughly 250 events and drive $17 million worth of revenue per event, up about 80% from 2015’s top line. Some of those are being put on by Sack Lunch Productions itself, while others are being hosted by franchisees. Whatever the case, that works out to average revenue of $72,000 per event, with the franchised ones being low-cost to no-cost events for SAKL.

    Regardless, the trend is an impressive one, all

list of top stocks: China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd.(CHL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motif Investing]

    The most heavily weighted names in the motif are China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: CHL), Aibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA), Baidu Inc (NASDAQ: BIDU), India's HDFC Bank (NYSE: HDB) and Russia's Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (NYSE: MBT).

  • [By David Goodboy]

    Rumors are that Apple will use this opportunity to announce the long-awaited deal with China Mobile (NYSE: CHL), which is the world's largest cellphone carrier with more than 700 million active users. Clearly, there are impediments in the way, but the potential for a lower-priced iPhone for this market means strong possibilities remain. This deal would be a major upside catalyst for Apple shares.