Latest Expert Opinions

Signal
Opinion
Expert
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
February 8, 2019
He would wait to add to any position -- look for it retest the lows of December. It is a cyclical, so you want to make sure you buy them cheap enough. He is in a trader frame of mind, so he would target a buy at $30 and sell at $46.
Applied Materials(AMAT-Q)
February 8, 2019
He would wait to add to any position -- look for it retest the lows of December. It is a cyclical, so you want to make sure you buy them cheap enough. He is in a trader frame of mind, so he would target a buy at $30 and sell at $46.
Brian Acker, CA
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Inves, Acker Finley Inc.
Price
$39.780
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 8, 2019
Insurance companies are trading below their lower benchmarks -- making him think there are issues with their balance sheets especially in a deflationary recession environment. This could lead to lower short term rates, which could impair their earnings. He would be cautious going forward for all insurance companies.
Metlife(MET-N)
February 8, 2019
Insurance companies are trading below their lower benchmarks -- making him think there are issues with their balance sheets especially in a deflationary recession environment. This could lead to lower short term rates, which could impair their earnings. He would be cautious going forward for all insurance companies.
Brian Acker, CA
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Inves, Acker Finley Inc.
Price
$42.710
Owned
Unknown
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
February 8, 2019
It is yielding 8.2%. What bothers him is that the $1.71 dividend is well above earnings of $1.54 currently. Why are they paying more than the earnings? This creates negative compounding returns. He sees 35% upside on the stock and would consider a buy at $18. There are a lot of warts that gives him some pause.
Inter Pipeline(IPL-T)
February 8, 2019
It is yielding 8.2%. What bothers him is that the $1.71 dividend is well above earnings of $1.54 currently. Why are they paying more than the earnings? This creates negative compounding returns. He sees 35% upside on the stock and would consider a buy at $18. There are a lot of warts that gives him some pause.
Brian Acker, CA
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Inves, Acker Finley Inc.
Price
$20.930
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 8, 2019
(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Down 17%) December almost caused him heart failure. There was either something systematic happening in the economy or their balance sheet was in severe trouble. He wants to see a pullback to $57 to consider buying it again. He would be worried about the economy if this retests the recent lows.
CitiGroup(C-N)
February 8, 2019
(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Down 17%) December almost caused him heart failure. There was either something systematic happening in the economy or their balance sheet was in severe trouble. He wants to see a pullback to $57 to consider buying it again. He would be worried about the economy if this retests the recent lows.
Brian Acker, CA
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Inves, Acker Finley Inc.
Price
$61.805
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 8, 2019
(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Down 2%) This is a stock he would "go to war with". He sees about 15% upside from here. He would be a long term buy and hold at $100, otherwise trade it looking to enter at $142.
Apple(AAPL-Q)
February 8, 2019
(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Down 2%) This is a stock he would "go to war with". He sees about 15% upside from here. He would be a long term buy and hold at $100, otherwise trade it looking to enter at $142.
Brian Acker, CA
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Inves, Acker Finley Inc.
Price
$170.410
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 8, 2019
(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Up 17%) Quietly going about its business. He still sees another 28% upside for it. He holds a lot of it and it is doing well.
Cisco(CSCO-Q)
February 8, 2019
(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Up 17%) Quietly going about its business. He still sees another 28% upside for it. He holds a lot of it and it is doing well.
Brian Acker, CA
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Inves, Acker Finley Inc.
Price
$47.190
Owned
Yes
SELL
SELL
February 8, 2019
Take profit here? He would take profit at these levels. He worries about issues with trade with China. He still sees possibly another 50% upside, but thinks it prudent to take profit here.
Take profit here? He would take profit at these levels. He worries about issues with trade with China. He still sees possibly another 50% upside, but thinks it prudent to take profit here.
Brian Acker, CA
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Inves, Acker Finley Inc.
Price
$32.740
Owned
No