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Banks. A revenge-minded hedge fund billionaire. Chinese tech giant Tencent. Amsterdam’s stock exchange.

That collection of plucky underdogs were the big winners Tuesday when Universal Music, the world’s largest record label, began trading and immediately posted massive gains.

A Business to Beliebe In

Universal which was spun off from French entertainment giant Vivdendi represents cultural touchstones for boomers (Bob Dylan, The Beatles), millennials (Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber), and zoomers (Billie Eilish, DaBaby). The label has upped its sales for the last six years, and made 1.35 billion in profit in 2020 from 7.4 billion in revenue.

Universal has grown not just through streaming dollars from the likes of Spotify and Apple which have brought annual recording industry revenue above $20 billion for the first time since 2004 but also through deals with ad-supported sites like TikTok and Youtube. Investors see a golden hit:

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: First Commonwealth Financial Corporation(FCF)

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for First Commonwealth Bank that provides consumer and commercial banking services to individuals and small and mid-sized businesses in central and western Pennsylvania. The company offers personal checking accounts, interest-earning checking accounts, savings accounts, health savings accounts, insured money market accounts, debit cards, investment certificates, fixed and variable rate certificates of deposit, and IRA accounts. It also provides secured and unsecured installment loans, construction and mortgage loans, safe deposit facilities, credit lines with overdraft checking protection, and student loans, as well as Internet and telephone banking, and automated teller machine services. In addition, the company offers commercial banking services, including commercial lending, small and high-volume business checking accounts, on-line account management services, ACH origination, payroll direct deposi t, commercial cash management services, and repurchase agreements. Further, it provides various trust and asset management services, as well as a complement of auto, home, business, and term life insurance. Additionally, the company offers annuities, mutual funds, stock, and bond brokerage services through an arrangement with a broker-dealer and insurance brokers. It operates 115 community banking offices in western Pennsylvania and 2 loan production offices in downtown Pittsburgh and State College, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Commonwealth Financial (FCF)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Commonwealth Financial (FCF)

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Top 5 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce provides various financial products, services, and advice to individual, small business, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients in Canada and internationally. The company offers retail markets services comprising personal banking, business banking, and wealth management services, as well as investment management services to retail and institutional clients. It also provides wholesale banking services, including credit, capital markets, investment banking, merchant banking, and research products and services to government, institutional, corporate, and retail clients. The company provides its services through its branch network, automated bank machines, mobile banking, and online banking site. As of June 3, 2011, it operated approximately 1,100 branches and 4,000 automated bank machines in Canada. The company was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 2,517 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,772% compared to the typical volume of 65 call options.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)

Wells Fargo & Company, through its subsidiaries, provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Community Banking; Wholesale Banking; and Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement. The Community Banking segment offers deposits, including checking, market rate, and individual retirement accounts; savings and time deposits; and debit cards. Its loan products comprise lines of credit, auto floor plans, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education loans, residential mortgage loans, health savings accounts, and credit cards. This segment also provides equipment leases, real estate financing, small business administration financing, venture capital financing, cash management, payroll services, retirement plans, loans secured by autos, and merchant payment processing services; purchases sales finance contracts from retail merchants; and a family of funds, and investment managemen t services. The Wholesale Banking segment offers commercial and corporate banking products and services, including commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection services, foreign exchange services, treasury and investment management, institutional fixed-income sales, commodity and equity risk management, insurance, corporate trust fiduciary and agency services, and investment banking services. This segment also provides banking products for commercial real estate market, and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. The Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement segment offers financial advisory, brokerage, and institutional retirement and trust services. As of December 31, 2010, the company served its customers through approximately 9,000 banking stores in 39 States and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo & Company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in San Franci sco, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Among the few bright spots, according to Cramer, was Wells Fargo  (WFC) – Get Wells Fargo & Company Report, which ended the day up 3.2% despite being fined an additional $250 million for its past indiscretions. Cramer said the fine, while huge, was less than many investors had feared.

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    Morningstar categorizes Fidelity Dividend Growth as a U.S. large value fund, and its top positions do include the likes of JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC) and Bank of America (BAC) from the value-oriented financial sector. Also included among its 10 largest holdings are some familiar growth names, such as Microsoft, Apple and Walt Disney (DIS). The fund's emphasis on dividends and value provides a degree of diversification, as value funds and growth funds each tend to go through periods of outperformance relative to each other.

  • [By Bram Berkowitz (tmfbram)]

    Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) cruised through much of the first eight months of 2021. The bank showed progress on regulatory issues related to its phony-accounts scandal, and it also put a solid plan in place to improve profitability. A good set of results in the second quarter sent the stock up to $51 per share in August, a nearly 70% gain this year.

Top 5 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)

Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and sell custom-engineered equipment in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Forged and Cast Rolls, and Air and Liquid Processing. The Forged and Cast Rolls segment produces forged hardened steel rolls used in cold rolling for the producers of steel, aluminum, and other metals; and cast iron and steel rolls for hot and cold strip mills, medium/heavy section mills, and plate mills. The Air and Liquid Processing segment manufactures finned tube and plate finned heat exchange coils for the commercial and industrial construction, as well as for process and utility industries; custom air handling systems used in commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings; and a line of centrifugal pumps for the refrigeration, power generation, and marine defense industries. The company was founded in 1929 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Why are critics of Moore and Cain saying they are ill-suited for nonpartisan roles?

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Top 5 Bank Stocks To Own Right Now: HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA)

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) 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’s RBWM business offers a range of personal banking and wealth management services to its customers. 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. The Company’s GB&M business provides financial solutions to government, corporate and institutional clients and private investors across the world. The Company’s GPB’s products and services include Investment Management and Private Wealth Solutions. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HSBC (LON:HSBA) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Credit Suisse Group to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The firm presently has a GBX 720 ($9.38) target price on the financial services provider’s stock, up from their previous target price of GBX 680 ($8.86). Credit Suisse Group’s price target suggests a potential upside of 5.82% from the company’s previous close.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HSBC Holdings plc (LON:HSBA) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the sixteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have issued a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 768.33 ($9.80).

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Morgan Stanley set a GBX 855 ($10.91) price target on HSBC (LON:HSBA) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

Best Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2021

What happened

Marijuana stocks slipped in Wednesday afternoon trading. Shares of Sundial Growers (NASDAQ:SNDL) are trading down 2.8% as of 2:35 p.m. EDT, followed by Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQ:ACB) with a 3.2% loss, Hexo (NASDAQ:HEXO)down 3.8%, and Canopy Growth (NASDAQ:CGC) bringing up the rear with a 4.1% decline.

I blame CNN.

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So what

Citing a report from the Canadian Medical Association Journal Tuesday, CNN warned that “whether you smoke it, vape it, or eat it as an edible, cannabis may be significantly increasing your risk of a heart attack” — and that may have investors worried about investing in cannabis right now.

Best Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2021: Natural Gas(NG)

NovaGold Resources Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties primarily in North America. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, copper, zinc, and lead ores. It holds interests in the Donlin Creek property covering 81,361 acres and the Ambler property comprising 90,614 acres located in Alaska; and the Galore Creek property comprising 293,838 acres located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. The company was formerly known as NovaCan Mining Resources (1985) Limited and changed its name to NovaGold Resources Inc. in March 1987. NovaGold Resources Inc. was founded in 1984 and is based in Vancouver, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The Paulson & Co. 13F showed that it held 40 stocks at the end of the second quarter. Its largest position is drug manufacturer Bausch Health Companies (BHC), accounting for 18.2% of its overall portfolio. In addition, Paulson owns large positions in several gold producers, the biggest being NovaGold Resources (NG).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Novagold Resources (NG)

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Best Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2021: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce(CM)

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce provides various financial products, services, and advice to individual, small business, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients in Canada and internationally. The company offers retail markets services comprising personal banking, business banking, and wealth management services, as well as investment management services to retail and institutional clients. It also provides wholesale banking services, including credit, capital markets, investment banking, merchant banking, and research products and services to government, institutional, corporate, and retail clients. The company provides its services through its branch network, automated bank machines, mobile banking, and online banking site. As of June 3, 2011, it operated approximately 1,100 branches and 4,000 automated bank machines in Canada. The company was founded in 1867 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) (TSE:CM) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders acquired 2,517 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 3,772% compared to the typical volume of 65 call options.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM)

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Best Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2021: NRG Energy Inc.(NRG)

NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a wholesale power generation company. The company engages in the ownership, development, construction, and operation of power generation facilities. It also involves in the transacting in and trading of fuel and transportation services; the trading of energy, capacity, and related products in the United States and internationally; and the supply of electricity, energy services, and cleaner energy and carbon offset products to retail electricity customers in deregulated markets. The company operates natural gas- fired, coal- fired, oil-fired, nuclear, solar, and wind power plants. As of December 31, 2010, it had power generation portfolio of 193 operating fossil fuel and nuclear generation units with an aggregate generation capacity of approximately 24,570 megawatt (MW), as well as ownership interests in renewable facilities with an aggregate generation capacity of 470 MW. The company portfolio also includes appr oximately 24,035 MW generation capacity in the United States, and 1,005 MW generation capacity in Australia and Germany. In addition, it has a district energy business with steam and chilled water capacity of approximately 1,140 megawatts thermal equivalent. NRG Energy, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Energi (CURRENCY:NRG) traded 3.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on February 2nd. Energi has a market cap of $9.51 million and approximately $100,521.00 worth of Energi was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Energi coin can currently be bought for approximately $0.76 or 0.00021720 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including CoinExchange, Cryptopia and CryptoBridge. In the last seven days, Energi has traded down 9.3% against the dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Saturday morning.

    A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on NRG. Citigroup downgraded shares of NRG Energy from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of NRG Energy from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 26th. Macquarie upped their target price on shares of NRG Energy from $40.00 to $41.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, September 20th. Finally, Bank of America upped their target price on shares of NRG Energy from $40.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, September 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $37.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Friday after Bank of America raised their price target on the stock from $40.00 to $42.00. Bank of America currently has a buy rating on the stock. NRG Energy traded as high as $37.32 and last traded at $37.21, with a volume of 143112 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $36.45.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energi (CURRENCY:NRG) traded up 0.2% against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 19:00 PM Eastern on September 15th. Over the last seven days, Energi has traded 14.2% higher against the U.S. dollar. Energi has a market capitalization of $1.61 million and $2,597.00 worth of Energi was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energi coin can now be purchased for $0.32 or 0.00004969 BTC on exchanges including CoinExchange, Cryptopia and CryptoBridge.

Best Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2021: Stantec Inc(STN)

Stantec Inc. provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics in the areas of infrastructure and facilities for public and private sector clients in North America and internationally. The company involves in the design of healthcare, education, science and technology, airport, retail and commercial, and sports and recreation facilities. Its environmental solutions include water supply, treatment, storage, and distribution; wastewater collection, pumping, treatment, and disposal; watershed management; environmental assessment, documentation, and permitting; ecosystem restoration planning and design; environmental site management and remediation; subsurface investigation and characterization; and geotechnical engineering services. Stantec Inc. also provides industrial planning, functional programming, engineering, project mana gement, and construction support services in oil and gas, fossil and renewable energy, underground mining, linear infrastructure, power transmission and distribution, automotive, forest products, food and beverage, and general manufacturing sectors. In addition, the company prepares transportation master plans for communities; conduct transportation investment studies; plans and designs airport, transit, rail, and highway facilities; and provides administration and support services for the construction of specific projects, and ongoing management planning for the upkeep of transportation facilities, as well as simulation modeling services. Further, it offers urban land solutions for the land development, real estate, and retail and commercial industries, as well as professional services. The company was formerly known as Stanley Technology Group Inc. and changed its name to Stantec Inc. in October 1998. Stantec Inc. was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canad a.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Scotia Capital Inc. Sells 15,249 Shares of Stantec Inc. (STN)” was originally published by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this piece on another site, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of international copyright and trademark law. The legal version of this piece can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4192654/scotia-capital-inc-sells-15249-shares-of-stantec-inc-stn.html.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Stantec Inc. (TSE:STN) (NYSE:STN) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as C$31.96 and last traded at C$31.90, with a volume of 125631 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at C$32.18.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Stantec Inc. (TSE:STN) (NYSE:STN) – Analysts at National Bank Financial lowered their FY2019 earnings estimates for shares of Stantec in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, September 12th. National Bank Financial analyst M. Sytchev now anticipates that the company will earn $2.16 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $2.20.

Best Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2021: Credit Suisse Group(CS)

Credit Suisse Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a financial services company. The company operates in three segments: Private Banking, Investment Banking, and Asset Management. The Private Banking segment offers advisory services and a range of wealth management solutions, including pension planning, life insurance products, tax planning, and wealth and inheritance advice for the high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. This segment also supplies banking products and services to affluent, high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients, and corporates and institutions. The Investment Banking segment provides investment banking and securities products and services to corporations, governments, pension funds, and institutions. Its products and services include debt and equity underwriting, sales and trading, mergers and acquisitions advice, divestitures, corporate sales, restructuring, and investment research. The Asset Management segment offe rs integrated investment solutions and services to institutions, governments, foundations and endowments, corporations, and individuals. It provides access to a range of investment classes across alternative investment, asset allocation, and traditional investment strategies. The company operates in Switzerland, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. Credit Suisse Group AG was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Shares of Capstone Mining Corp. (TSE:CS) have been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the nine research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$6.21.

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    The ABCs Of IPOs
    Most entities looking to go public bring in underwriters to help navigate the company through the entire process — in Lyft’s case JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) led the offering along with Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS), Jeffries Group LLC and 26 other financial institutions. The filing fees to go public amounted to a staggering $6.5 million for Lyft.

  • [By Shah Gilani]

    Lyft’s lead IPO bankers, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) and Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS), did a great job of polishing their lead actors’ acting chops.