On today’s episode of Free Lunch, Associate Stock Strategist Ryan McQueeney celebrates the historic bull market and recaps yesterday’s dramatic legal day for Trump associates. He also puts the spotlight on earnings reports from Urban Outfitters and Target. Later, he digs into the fundamentals behind Caterpillar stock.
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Wednesday marks a historic day for the stock market, as U.S. indexes celebrate what many consider to be the longest bull run in history. Some investors actually consider a stretch from 1987 to 2000 to be the longest such run, while those celebrating today believe that bull market was interrupted in 1990. Either way, today is just another reminder that, despite recent trade war volatility, markets are generally healthy.
Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(INFI)
Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a drug discovery and development company, discovers, develops, and delivers medicines to patients with difficult-to-treat diseases. Its lead product candidate includes IPI-145, an oral inhibitor of the delta and gamma isoforms of phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) for the treatment of hematologic malignancies. The company is developing DYNAMO, which is in Phase II study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of IPI-145 dosed at 25 mg; CONTEMPO that is in the Phase Ib/II study of IPI-145 in combination with obinutuzumab or rituximab in patients with untreated follicular lymphoma; BRAVURA, which is in Phase III study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of IPI-145 plus rituximab and bendamustine; and FRESCO that is in Phase II study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of IPI-145 plus rituximab. It is also developing DYNAMO+R, which is in Phase III randomized study to evaluate IPI-145 dosed at 25 mg in combination with rituximab, a monoclonal antibody treatment; DUO that is in randomized Phase III monotherapy study evaluating IPI-145 dosed at 25 mg in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL); and SYNCHRONY, which is in the Phase Ib study of IPI-145 in combination with obinutuzumab in CLL patients. In addition, the company is conducting a Phase Ib/II trial of IPI-145 in combination with venetoclax, a B-cell lymphoma 2 inhibitor; and developing IPI-549 that is in Phase I study for patients with various solid tumors, including melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer. The company has collaboration and license agreement with AbbVie Inc. to develop and commercialize IPI-145 in oncology; and development and license agreement with Intellikine, Inc. to discover, develop, and commercialize pharmaceutical products targeting the delta and/or gamma isoforms of PI3K. Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:INFI) CEO Adelene Q. Perkins sold 5,000 shares of Infinity Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.82, for a total transaction of $14,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.
- [By Chris Lange]
Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: INFI) shares made a healthy gain early on Tuesday after the firm announced a collaboration with Arcus Biosciences Inc. (NYSE: RCUS). These two companies have entered into a clinical collaboration to evaluate two triple combination therapies in selected tumor types that typically show minimal response to checkpoint inhibition monotherapy.
- [By Shane Hupp]
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Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: Franklin Universal Trust(FT)
Franklin Universal Trust (the Fund) is a diversified, closed-end investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to provide high current income consistent with preservation of capital. Its secondary objective is growth of income through dividend increases and capital appreciation. The Fund invests primarily in two asset classes: high-yield bonds and utility stocks.
The Fund invests in sectors, such as non-energy minerals, utilities, commercial services, communications, consumer durables, consumer non-durables, electronic technology, industrial services, process industries, technology services and transportation. The Fund may invest in the Franklin Institutional Fiduciary Trust Money Market Portfolio (the Sweep Money Fund), an open-end investment company managed by its investment manager. The Fund may invest in restricted securities. The Fund’s investment manager is Franklin Advisers Inc. Its administrative manager is Franklin Templeton Services, LLC.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Fabric Token (CURRENCY:FT) traded 1.2% higher against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on March 15th. One Fabric Token token can now be bought for about $0.0061 or 0.00000155 BTC on major exchanges including IDEX and Cryptopia. Fabric Token has a total market cap of $150,111.00 and $0.00 worth of Fabric Token was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Fabric Token has traded down 40.3% against the dollar.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Fabric Token (CURRENCY:FT) traded down 3.1% against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on March 9th. One Fabric Token token can now be bought for about $0.0099 or 0.00000250 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including IDEX and Cryptopia. Over the last week, Fabric Token has traded up 46.5% against the US dollar. Fabric Token has a total market cap of $242,398.00 and $243.00 worth of Fabric Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.
Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: HSBC Holdings plc(HSBC)
HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC), incorporated on January 1, 1959, is the banking and financial services company. The Company manages its products and services through approximately four businesses, such as Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM), Commercial Banking (CMB), Global Banking and Markets (GB&M), and Global Private Banking (GPB). The Company operates across various geographical regions, which include Europe, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America. The Company operates in over 70 countries and territories across the world.
Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM)
The Company’s RBWM business offers a range of personal banking and wealth management services to its customers. The Company’s customer offerings include personal banking products, such as current and savings accounts, mortgages and personal loans, and credit cards, and wealth management services, such as insurance and investment products, global asset management services and financial planning services. RBWM serves its customers across the world through approximately four business areas, such as Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Asset Management and Insurance. RBWM provides services to individuals under the HSBC Premier and Advance propositions. The Company operates its own Asset Management and Insurance businesses.
Commercial Banking (CMB)
The Company’s CMB business offers a range of products and services to its commercial customers, including small and medium-sized enterprises, and mid-market enterprises. These include credit and lending, international trade and receivables finance, treasury management and liquidity solutions (payments and cash management and commercial cards), commercial insurance and investments. CMB also offers expertise in mergers and acquisitions, and provides access to financial markets. CMB provides trade finance, working capital and liquidity management solutions to GB&M clients. It also provides Capital Finance expertise, and! Insurance and Asset Management capabilities.
Global Banking and Markets (GB&M)
The Company’s GB&M business provides financial solutions to government, corporate and institutional clients and private investors across the world. The client-focused business lines deliver a range of banking capabilities, including financing, advisory and transaction services, a markets business that provides services in credit, rates, foreign exchange, equities, money markets and securities services, and principal investment activities. It provides Markets products to CMB and RBWM customers, Capital Financing products to CMB customers, and also uses CMB and Asset Management products to serve GB&M clients.
Global Private Banking (GPB)
The Company’s GPB business serves net worth individuals and families, including those with international banking needs, through approximately 20 booking centers covering its markets. Its products and services include Investment Management, which incorporates advisory, discretionary and brokerage services; Private Wealth Solutions, which consists of trusts and estate planning, designed to manage wealth and preserve it for future generations, and a range of Private Banking services. It has various client service groups, including the Corporate Client Group, which manages connectivity with CMB and GB&M; the Wealth Client Group; and the Global Solutions Group, which delivers non-traditional wealth management solutions.
- [By Steve Symington]
As for individual stocks, fresh earnings reports left Walmart (NYSE:WMT) and HSBC Holdings (NYSE:HSBC) moving in opposite directions today.
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- [By Garrett Baldwin]
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Stocks to Watch Today: HSBC, NAVI, LUV
Shares of HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE: HSBC) fell more than 2% in pre-market hours. The slide came after the bank announced that it anticipated “a weaker global economic outlook.” The bank also issued a warning about the upcoming Brexit and said that many of its customers in the United Kingdom are “understandably cautious about the immediate future.” The firm also issued a weaker earnings report than expected. The company to watch today is Navient Corp. (NASDAQ: NAVI), which is the largest student loan servicer in the country. Sallie Mae spun off the company in 2013. It has 12 million customers and services about $300 billion in loans. While no one likes student loans, a few key metrics show this stock is a raging buy right now. Here’s what you need to know to get your trading week started. Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is under scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Administration. According to reports, a probe is underway on whether the company has failed to calculate checked baggage loads on flights correctly. The Wall Street Journal reports that several planes carried 1,000 pounds of cargo more than what was listed on flight paperwork. Look for earnings reports from Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP), Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL), La-Z-Boy Inc. (NYSE: LZB), LendingClub Corp. (NYSE: LC), and Texas Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH).
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- [By Lee Jackson]
This is a top international financial and a solid purchase for growth and income accounts. HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HSBC) is the leading cross-border international banking group, with particular strength in Asia, but also the United Kingdom, Middle East and the Americas. Regional franchises are largely focused on retail and business banking in the U.K. and Hong Kong home markets.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. lifted its position in HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HSBC) by 13.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 20,288 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,468 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.’s holdings in HSBC were worth $956,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Top Performing Stocks To Own For 2021: Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.(FRGI)
Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and franchises fast-casual restaurants. It operates its fast-casual restaurants under the Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana brand names. The companys Pollo Tropical restaurants offer various Caribbean inspired food, and Taco Cabana restaurants offer a selection of Mexican food. As of January 3, 2016, it had 155 company-owned Pollo Tropical restaurants, 162 company-owned Taco Cabana restaurants, and 35 franchised Pollo Tropical restaurants in the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, and Venezuela, as well as 6 franchised Taco Cabana restaurants in the U.S. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Addison, Texas.
- [By Jim Robertson]
Once targeted by investor activists, small cap restaurant group Fiesta Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: FRGI) now has a double bottom on the technical charts after successfully fending off their attacks along with a nasty huricane season and shares could be poised for growth again:
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:FRGI)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 25, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Shane Hupp]
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:FRGI) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $29.00.