While it seems like only yesterday that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) was going public and the concept of investing in social media stocks via exchange-traded funds was far flung, the reality is the Global X Social Media Index ETF (NASDAQ: SOCL) is fast approaching its fifth anniversary.
That is almost old by the standards of the ETF business, and it shows SOCL, initially viewed as too much of a niche product, has staying power, which says the same of the social media investment theme. SOCL has seen a lot in its almost five years on the market. The ETF was one of the first to hold shares of Facebook at significant, enduring that now story stock's rocky start.
5 Best Recreation Stocks To Watch Right Now: New York & Company Inc.(NWY)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Monica Gerson]
New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE: NWY) shares dropped 42 percent to $1.72 after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and issued a weak Q2 forecast.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE: NWY) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $2.31 as the company posted upbeat quarterly results.
The GEO Group Inc (NYSE: GEO) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $23.27. Following Thursday's Department of Justice news regarding privately-managed prisons, GEO Group dropped on Thursday, but rebounded Friday after issuing a response to the DoJ.
5 Best Recreation Stocks To Watch Right Now: Covanta Holding Corporation(CVA)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]
Both of these stocks are overlooked, undervalued, and cash flow machines. The companies are Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) and Covanta Holdings (CVA).
5 Best Recreation Stocks To Watch Right Now: Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation(SWHC)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Jim Robertson]
And given Hillary Clinton��s hawkish foreign policy and what she did as Secretary of State�to the Middle East, I would not rule out investing in defense stocks which might traditionally fare much better in a Republican administration than they would in a Democratic one. The same goes for gun stocks as there is nothing like a Democratic administration to boost the sales over at Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SWHC) and Sturm, Ruger & Company (NYSE: RGR).
- [By Tom Gentile]
And this increase in sales of firearms and accessories helps ammunition and gun manufacturers, like�Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: SWHC).
- [By Peter Graham]
The Q1 2017 earnings report for small cap gun stock Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ: SWHC) is scheduled for after the market closes on�Thursday (September). After a steady decline in gun ownership in recent years, a Pew Research Center poll on guns released Friday showed that 44% of the country now has a gun in the house while�some 51% still don't:
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Shares of Smith & Wesson (SWHC) are soaring after the gun maker beat earnings forecasts and provided optimistic guidance. Wunderlich’s Rommel Dionisio has the details:Bloomberg
Smith & Wesson (SWHC) reported another quarterly beat in 4Q, and surprisingly for a company which has recently under-promised and over-delivered to a significant degree, introduced initial FY17 and 1Q guidance well above current consensus forecasts. Successful recent new firearm product introductions, impressive growth in the recently acquired accessories segment, and stronger than expected gross margin drove 4Q upside, and these factors carry solid fundamental momentum into FY17. Especially given important near-term catalysts, we reiterate our Buy rating and maintain our price target of $32, derived by applying a trailing-year peer average EV/EBITDA multiple of 10x on current year��s estimates.
What are those catalysts you might ask? Dionisio continues:
We foresee two potential near-term catalysts for the stock. First, the U.S. Army is expected to select three finalists for its landmark handgun contract sometime around August, and we view S&W as the potential front-runner for this contract. Second, the firearms market could see another re-acceleration in demand trends in response to last week��s incident in Orlando, similar to the sharp surge in demand, particularly in handguns, seen just after the Paris and San Bernadino incidents late last year.
Wedbush analyst James Hardiman agrees:
Smith & Wesson shares should benefit from not only a sizeable 4Q beat but also a view among investors that the solid guidance given on Thursday is beatable given what is assumed to be a surge in demand in coming months following the Orlando tragedy. Beyond a short term bump in these shares, however, SWHC faces exceedingly difficult comparisons, and so investors will be watching closely beyond a strong 1Q for signs of sustainable momentum durin
5 Best Recreation Stocks To Watch Right Now: Baidu Inc.(BIDU)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]
One of my favorites is Baidu (BIDU), the Chinese search-engine company. You may recall I selected Baidu as one of my favorite turnaround stocks at the beginning of 2013.
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
USA GDP (QoQ) for Q3 2.90% vs 2.50% consensus estimate. The prior reading was 1.40%.The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index for October will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Baker Hughes North American rig count for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET. BZ News Desk Focus ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) Reports Q3 EPS $0.63 vs $0.58 Est., Sales $58.68B vs $61B Est. Mastercard (NYSE: MA) Reports Q3 EPS $1.08 vs $0.98 Est., Sales $2.9B vs $2.75B Est. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Reports Q3 GAAP EPS $0.52 vs. Est. $0.78 May Not Compare, Rev. $32.7B vs. Est. $32.69B Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) Reports Q3 Adj. EPS $1.49 May Not Compare to $0.88 Est., Sales $2.74B vs $2.71B Est. Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Reports Q3 EPS $9.06 vs. Est. $8.64, Rev. $22.45B vs. Est. $22.05B Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) Reports Q3 Adj. EPS $1.05 vs $0.88 Est. Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD) Reports Q3 EPS $0.83 vs $1.08 Est; Revenue $11.109B vs $11.50B Est Hershey (NYSE: HSY) Reports Q3 Adj. EPS $1.29 vs $1.19 Est., Sales $2B vs $2B Est. Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) Reports Q3 non-GAAP EPS $3.02 vs $2.79 Est, Rev $5.8B vs $5.73B Est Xerox (NYSE: XRX) Reports Q3 Adj. EPS $0.27, Inline, Sales $4.2B vs $4.31B Est. Sell-Side Themes
World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WW) received a pair of downgrades after its earnings report came in below estimates.
- [By Javier Hasse]
The top gainers in the index were:Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: BIDU), up 8.16 percent Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM), up 5.95 percent
The top losers in the index were:
5 Best Recreation Stocks To Watch Right Now: Attunity Ltd.(ATTU)Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Wednesday, our�Under the Radar Movers�newsletter suggested small cap Big Data stock Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ: ATTU) as a short trade:
"Attunity has also been on the watchlist for a while. It's a straight-up momentum play Well, straight down momentum play. We're just getting on board the train after a brief lull in the downtrend. This one isn't going to be a monster-sized winner, but it's a high-odds, low-risk trade."