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W. P. Carey (WPC) said Thursday that its will cease new non-traded REIT activities, now carried out by Carey Financial. Instead, the company will focus on net-lease real estate investing.

“W. P. Carey’s management and board of directors believe this approach will create long-term value for shareholder by enhancing its ability to grow adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) through a combination of single-asset investments and portfolio acquisitions,” it said in a press release.

These developments occurred several months after RCAP board member Edward Michael Weil resigned; earlier, he had served as CEO of the firm, as well as president, treasurer, secretary and director. In addition, he had leadership roles at American Realty Capital Properties, or ARCP, and of nontraded REITs sponsored by AR Capital.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: American Assets Trust, Inc.(AAT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Markus Aarnio]

    Owens Realty Mortgage’s competitors include American Assets Trust (AAT), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) and Boston Properties (BXP). American Assets Trust has seen five insider buy transactions and four insider sell transactions this year. American Assets Trust has a dividend yield of 2.78%. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has seen 14 insider sell transactions this year. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a dividend yield of 4.10%. Boston Properties has seen one insider buy transaction and four insider sell transactions this year. Boston Properties has a dividend yield of 2.43%.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Advisors’ Opinion:


    Fortunately, when it comes to the oil exploration and production company, Cimarex Energy (XEC) , investors received both sides on Friday. When analysts go head-to-head, investors win, Cramer said, as an analyst at Wells Fargo (WFC) downgraded Cimarex on the same day that Goldman Sachs (GS) upgraded it.

  • [By John Maxfield]

    What’s the deal? The answer is that not all of the bank stocks selected by Warren Buffett for Berkshire Hathaway’s portfolio performed equally well this year. One in particular dragged down its returns: Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC).

  • [By John Maxfield]

    In Wells Fargo’s (NYSE:WFC) case, a 100-basis-point increase in both short- and long-term rates would bolster its net interest income by between 2% and 5% over the 12 months following the increase. Given that the California-based bank generated $47.8 billion in net interest income last year, that equates to a benefit of between $1 billion and $2.4 billion in added revenue.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Wells Fargo (WFC) has come a long way since its account-opening scandal–enough that it makes you wonder if that scandal has been forgotten on Wall Street. Not Argus analyst Stephen Biggar, who cut Wells Fargo today, arguing that the scandal remains an overhang for the banking giant following its earnings miss last week:

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    We are downgrading Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) to HOLD from BUY following the companys 4Q earnings report and the recent sharp increase in the share price. WFC shares have more than recovered from their September 2016 selloff, which followed the revelation that bank employees had opened numerous fraudulent accounts to meet aggressive sales goals. In particular, bank employees opened new accounts with customer funds without disclosing this to customers…

    For a bank that largely sailed through the financial crisis, and that had maintained a far better reputation than most peers, the scandal is clearly a black eye. The practices were widespread enough to call the banks culture into question…Along with the 4Q results, the company noted a decline in visits to retail branches, which we believe will have a lingering effect on account openings. There have also been reports of fallout in other WFC businesses, such as wholesale banking, where some municipalities have temporarily suspended activity with the company.

    Biggar also cites the fact that Wells Fargo’s shares have reached his previous $53 price target and now “appear fairly valued.”

    Shares Wells Fargo are little changed at$53.76 at 9:34 a.m. today, while the SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE) has fallen 0.6% to$42.13.

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    WELLS FARGO & CO’s earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, WELLS FARGO & CO increased its bottom line by earning $4.10 versus $3.89 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.16 versus $4.10).


  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Guggenheim’s Eric Wasserstrom and Jeff Cantwell offer four reasons they cut Wells Fargo (WFC) to Sell from Neutral:

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    We are downgradingWells Fargo to SELL with a $47 target. Our downgrade reflects: 1) The current share price is now in excess of all of our valuation scenarios, including our 2017, 2018 and Bull Case EPS forecasts. 2) Our 2017E-18E EPS remain 5% below consensus, reflecting our outlook for higher legal and compliance costs as a result of the remediation of the company’s disclosed fraudulent retail account activity. 3) While the shares’ valuation remain modestly below its historical level relative to the peer group, we believe our outlook for earnings compression should truncate further revaluation. 4) We also believe that some of the stock’s recent multiple expansion reflects the view thatWells Fargo may face less legal risk from the Dept. of Justice in the incoming presidential administration; in contrast, we believe the DoJ will actively pursue post-financial crisis malfeasance like that disclosed at Wells Fargo.

    Shares of Wells Fargo have dropped 2.2% to $52.08 at 2:17 p.m. today, while the SPDR S&P Bank ETF (KBE) has risen 0.1% to $40.05, and the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) has fallen 0.7% to $22.06.

    Guggenheim also downgraded Bank of America (BAC) today.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: Hexcel Corporation(HXL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) issued a weak profit and sales forecast for 2017.
    VeriFone Systems Inc (NYSE: PAY) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter, but issued a weak outlook for the first quarter.
    Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) lifted its quarterly dividend by 30 percent to $1.42 per share. The company’s board also announced a a new $14 billion share buyback plans.
    Inovalon Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: INOV) cut its earnings and revenue guidance for full year 2016.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: Netflix, Inc.(NFLX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) announced in early 2016 plans to bring its platform to the global audience. Nearly two years later, new data has been released that sheds some light on its global traction and market share.

  • [By Virendra Singh Chauhan]

    Los Gatos, California-basedNetflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is set to announce its Q1 results on Monday, the 17th of April. The online-video streaming leader crushed expectations last quarter which sent NFLX stock rocketing following the last earnings release. However, following the initial reaction to the earnings announcement, NFLX stockhas mostly tradedsideways in the $140-$148 range. Netflix stock closed the last trading session at a price of $142.92, which was at the lower end of the last 3-month range. Will the upcoming earnings announcement be the trigger for the next run-up in Netflix stock price?

  • [By Michael A. Robinson]

    Tech Wealth Gem No. 3
    The First Trust Cloud Computing ETF (Nasdaq: SKYY) is after a massive market. According to, cloud computing has grown at a 16% yearly clip in the past five years. And Gartner Group says that $111 billion in tech spending was earmarked for the cloud in 2016 – a number that will hit $216 billion by 2020. Its holdings include Amazon, NetApp Inc. (Nasdaq: NTAP), and Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX). Trading at just $38, SKYY has a 0.6% expense ratio. Last year, the fund gained nearly 20%; it’s up 7.4% since we first looked at it earlier this year, and it’s averaged profits of 15.4% over the past five years.

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    It has been widely reported that T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) had been in merger talks with Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S), a competitor that is majority owned by Softbank. However, these talks are now on hold as Sprint is negotiating potential deals with two of the largest cable companies in the United States; Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR). These cable companies are under pressure having lost subscribers due to services like Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), which recently blew away its second quarter growth estimates.


    Position: Long GLD small, bonds, SDS; short TLT small, SPY small .

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX)revealed last week that it’s extending its 2014 deal with Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, calling for another four Sandler-helmed flicks that will premiere exclusively on the leading streaming service.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: LATAM Airlines Group S.A.(LFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    LATAM Airlines Group SA (ADR) (NYSE: LFL) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.

    Weibo Corp (ADR) (NASDAQ: WB) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $113.66 million.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: PCM, Inc.(PCMI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    PCM Inc (NASDAQ: PCMI) was down, falling around 26 percent to $14.63. PCM reported Q2 adjusted earnings of $0.47 per share on sales of $560.1 million.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: CVD Equipment Corporation(CVV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    At the beginning of the week, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedsmall cap industrial machinery stock CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) as a long/bullish trade:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap materials and coatings stock CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) as a short/bearish trade:

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Middleby Corp (NASDAQ: MIDD) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $515.56 million.

    Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.70 per share on revenue of $360.22 million.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: Cheniere Energy, Inc.(LNG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Chuck Saletta, Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Jordan Wathen]

    With that in mind, we asked a team of Fools each to highlight a stock that a billionaire investor has been selling recently. Read on to see why they chose Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG), and Extended Stay America (NYSE:STAY).

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    Bays said the momentum would boost fortunes for projects like Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LNG)’s Corpus Christi, Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd (ASX:LNG)’s Magnolia, and Tellurian Inc (NASDAQ: TELL)’s Driftwood LNG project, among others.

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Pete Najarian noticed that somebody bought 17,000 contracts of the July 55 calls in Cheniere Energy, Inc.(NYSE: LNG) for $0.60. He followed the trade and he is planning to hold it until expiration. The trade breaks even at $55.60 or 9.90 percent higher.

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy For 2018: Lifetime Brands Inc.(LCUT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, cyclical consumer goods & services shares gained by 0.41 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Kandi Technologies Group Inc (NASDAQ: KNDI), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc (NYSE: HOT), and Lifetime Brands Inc (NASDAQ: LCUT).