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Two weeks from now, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the landmark case: Christie vs. Professional & Amateur Sports Protection Act (1992) asserting that it, among other injustices, is an undue incursion of the sovereign right of states to legalize wagering on sports. The case springs from a lawsuit by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Although online casino play is already legal in that state, sports betting is not. Through a succession of lower court rulings that cited the federal statute, Christie has taken the fight to the nations highest court. The outcome of that ruling, to come sometime this year, could trigger a bonanza for companies already in the online wagering sector. The American Gaming Association has issued an amicus curiae brief to the court favoring legal sports betting citing its estimate that it represents $150 in annual revenue to illegal bookmakers, much of which is diverted to finance organized criminal enterprises.
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: Ossen Innovation Co., Ltd.(OSN)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares jumped 29.86 percent to close at $2.87 on Friday.
Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares gained 28.87 percent to close at $8.75 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE: MXC) gained 27.02 percent to close at $5.4744.
Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) climbed 26 percent to close at $23.94. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 25.64 percent to close at $42.44 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.19 percent to close at $8.50 after reporting Q2 results.
California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares gained 22.45 percent to close at $31.58 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) gained 22.31 percent to close at $6.25 after reporting Q1 results.
Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares jumped 22.27 percent to close at $121.46 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
Jerash Holdings (US), Inc. (NASDAQ: JRSH) gained 20.86 percent to close at $8.46.
Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) rose 19.83 percent to close at $6.89 after reporting strong quarterly results.
Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 18.01 percent to close at $55.95 on Friday after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 17.73 percent to close at $21.25 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) rose 17.41 percent to close at $2.36.
Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares gained 16.78 percent to close at $12.25 following Q1 earnings.
Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares rose 14.23 percent to close at $63.40 following Q1 result
- [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
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(PCRX)
- [By Chris Lange]
Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX) has announced preliminary unaudited total revenues and net product sales for Exparel for the fourth quarter and the full year. Total revenues were $72.9 million and $276.4 million for the fourth quarter and full year, respectively. Exparel net product sales were $71.4 million and $239.9 million for the same periods, respectively. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters were calling for revenues of $72.56 million in the fourth quarter and $276.09 million in the full year.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX) has found itself in the middle of a great opportunity but not being able to make the last mile of the race. Unfortunately, pain management in a non-opioid treatment has become an elusive target. And it’s too bad when you consider how many people have become addicted to opioids in America.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: PCRX) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $39.80. Pacira Pharmaceuticals reported preliminary 2016 revenue of $276.4 million.
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: TransEnterix, Inc.(TRXC)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Ahuge 10% owner of TransEnterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) camein and bought more shares last week. SOFAR SpA added3,722,685 more shares of the medical device companys stock at a reported $1.40 apiece. The total for the trade was posted at $5,226,650.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Transenterix Inc (NASDAQ: TRXC) was down, falling around 38 percent to $0.681. TransEnterix reported the pricing of $24.9 million public offering of common stock and warrant.
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Friday, four out of ten of the worst performing small cap stocks had double digit losses due to announcing public stock offerings:
Medical device stock Transenterix Inc (NYSEMKT: TRXC) sank 40.37% after announcing a $24.9 million offeringand the pricing of its public offering of units, each consisting of one share of the Companys common stock, one Series A warrant to purchase one share of common stock and one Series B warrant to purchase 0.75 shares of common stock at a price of $1.00 per unit:
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)
- [By Lee Jackson]
These companies also reported insider buying last week: Armour Residential REIT Inc. (NYSE: ARR), Ducommun Inc. (NYSE: DCO), PJT Partners Inc. (NYSE; PJT), Sonic Automotive Inc. (NYSE: SAH)and Tandy Leather Factory Inc. (NASDAQ: TLF).
- [By Amanda Alix]
This development will likely give battered mREITs like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC ) a huge boost as investors begin to feel less panic regarding a tapering of the current QE3 program. Markets have responded to the Summers announcement by soaring skyward, apparently feeling relief and confidence about the fate of the taper.
- [By Amanda Alix]
It was just about one year ago that QE3 made its debut, and mortgage REITs, particularly agency-only players like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC ) began moaning about the increased competition for mortgage-backed securities guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders acquired 657 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 1,163% compared to the typical volume of 52 call options.
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: Panera Bread Company(PNRA)
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Then there’s Panera Bread (PNRA) , a company that had lost its way. But after interviewing Panera’s CEO Ron Shaich, Cramer learned that at its new, remodeled “Panera 2.0” stores, the lines were out the door. As the rollout continued, earnings only got stronger. Never underestimate the power of a restaurant redo, Cramer concluded.
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
In this segment fromMarket Foolery, host Chris Hill is joined by Motley Fool analystDavid Kretzmann as they break down how coffee-and-pastry focused JAB Holding Company will fit a fast casual brand into its privately held portfolio. With the acquisition, the JAB is expected to give thePanera Bread(NASDAQ:PNRA)team even more autonomy than usual.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Panera Bread Co (NASDAQ: PNRA) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $312.29 after the company agreed to be acquired by JAB for $7.5 billion.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Keurigs plight (actually, JABs) is worsening, with the K-cup market slowing to almost no growth now, and Keurig continuing to lose own brands share. Starbucks (SBUX) echoed the notion of a K-cup market slowdown at its seminar on Wednesday (and is guiding for its [consumer packaged goods, or CPG,] growth below recent trends), but it expects to increase its share of total CPG coffee to 20% from 15%. Come early February it will be a year since the closing of the Keurig deal for JAB Holdings. The pressure on JAB is more significant if we take into account the high leverage of the deal (JAB contributed one fourth of the $12Bn price tag). It is a tough predicament. On the one hand we argue that to make that deal work, they need to buy more (own) brands either from the retail channel (that can be extended to CPG: Dunkin (DNKN)? Panera (PNRA)?), or outright buy CPG brands (like the entire Kraft Heinz portfolio, and or Tata Groups Eight OClock brand). But can/how do they fund these deals? Maybe Mars and Warren Buffett (Mars is involved in office coffee with Starbucks), private equity, and or 3G can help? While this note is not about Positive-rated Mondelez, we have mentioned before a scenario where Kraft Heinz buys Mondelez and partly funds the deal by selling its own CPG coffee business (~$3Bn we say) to JAB as well as divests the Mondelez 20% plus stakes in Keurig (North America) and Jacobs Douwe Egberts (Western Europe), which together at this stage are worth ~$7-8Bn. But, yes, JAB will need deep-pocket partners and generous lenders. Net, JAB needs to do something soon.