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TipRanks: Here are 7 top 'strong buy' stocks from the best-performing analysts

TipRanks: Here are 7 top 'strong buy' stocks from the best-performing analysts

Finance
TipRanks, a service that ranks Wall Street analysts, identified the top analysts and found which stocks they like right now. We use a natural language processing algorithm to rank analysts based on two factors:Average return of buy-sell recommendationsSuccess rate of buy-sell recommendations.TipRanks' stock screener allows you to screen for "best analyst consensus" stocks across the different sectors, revealing stocks with a "strong buy" best analyst consensus rating. We combined the screener's insights with a database scan to find the most popular stocks by top analysts right now.Here are seven favorite stocks from the best-performing analysts.1) Expedia Inc (EXPE)The selection of this leading online travel company may come as a surprise. Expedia has just released surprisingly weak result...
European Stocks Edge Lower as Rising UK Inflation Raises Prospects of Rate Hike in Britain

European Stocks Edge Lower as Rising UK Inflation Raises Prospects of Rate Hike in Britain

Finance
Shutterstock photoEuropean equity benchmarks were struggling for direction on Tuesday morning after a jump in the UK's inflation rate prompted speculation that the Bank of England may raise interest rates at its next meeting in November and as car-manufacturers shifted into reverse.Britain's consumer price index ( CPI ) posted annual growth of 3% in September, up from 2.9% in August, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics. The increase in consumer prices is broadly expected to influence discussions at the Bank of England ahead of of its next monetary policy decision. Rising inflation, which has been a key theme since Britain's surprise referendum decision to leave the European Union (EU) last June, is generally expected to heighten the probability of a rate hike...
David Stockman warns investors to 'get out of the casino,' says stocks set for a 40-70% plunge

David Stockman warns investors to 'get out of the casino,' says stocks set for a 40-70% plunge

Finance
David Stockman is warning about the Trump administration's tax overhaul plan, Federal Reserve policy, saying they could play into a severe stock market sell-off.Stockman, the Reagan administration's director of the Office of Management and Budget, isn't stepping away from his thesis that the 8½-year-old rally is in serious danger."There is a correction every seven to eight years, and they tend to be anywhere from 40 to 70 percent," Stockman said recently on CNBC's "Futures Now." "If you have to work for a living, get out of the casino because it's a dangerous place."He's made similar calls, but they haven't materialized. In June, Stockman told CNBC the S&P 500 could easily fall to 1,600, which at the time represented a 34 percent drop. This week, the index was trading at record levels
European Equities Mainly Higher as Oil Prices Gain Traction, Telecom Stocks Advance

European Equities Mainly Higher as Oil Prices Gain Traction, Telecom Stocks Advance

Finance
Shutterstock photoEuropean equity benchmarks were mainly higher in early trade on Wednesday as German producer price inflation advanced, oil prices gained traction and telecommunication stocks logged gains.In economic news, Germany's index of producer prices for industrial products rose by 2.6% in August compared with the corresponding month of the preceding year, according to Destatis, Germany's federal statistics office. In July 2017, the annual rate of change had been 2.3% and, compared with the preceding month, the overall index was up by 0.2% in August 2017.Oil prices were also on the rise despite data from the American Petroleum Institute (API), published on Tuesday, indicating that US inventories of oil rose last week. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures for delivery in Nove...
Ignore FireEye Inc — Here Are 3 Better Stocks

Ignore FireEye Inc — Here Are 3 Better Stocks

Finance
Shares of FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE) rallied nearly 30% this year, fueled by a big earnings beat in May and indications that its newer cloud services are growing fast enough to offset softer sales of its on-site appliances. However, FireEye still remains well below its IPO price of $ 20, its sales growth is tepid (analysts expect just 2% growth this year), and it remains unprofitable by both GAAP and non-GAAP measures.I'm not saying that FireEye can't turn things around, but I believe that there are better cybersecurity plays on the market today. Let's check out three stocks that fit the bill: CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR) , Check Point (NASDAQ: CHKP) and Proofpoint (NASDAQ: PFPT) .Source: Getty.CyberArkOne of FireEye's biggest flaws is its lack of GAAP profi...