3 Monster Growth Stocks That Are Still Undervalued

A lackluster jobs report didn’t derail the markets last week. New jobs in April totaled only 266,000, far below the 978K expected, and the official unemployment rate, which had been predicted to come in at 5.8% actually ticked up slightly to 6.1%. Even so, the tech-weighted NASDAQ gained 0.88% in Friday’s session, the broader S&P 500 was up 0.75% at the end of the day. These gains brought the S&P to a new record level, with a year-to-date gain of 13%. The market’s growth so far this year has been broad-based, based as it is on a general economic reopening as the corona panic shrinks in the rear-view mirror. Broad-based market gains create a positive environment for growth stocks. Using the TipRanks database, we’ve pulled up three stocks that fit a profile: a Buy rating from Wall Street, recent share appreciation

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  • The 4th biggest advertising company, IPG outperformed its bigger rivals like WPP and Omnicom in 2020.
  • Insider identified the 16 execs who are key to helping CEO Philippe Krakowsky keep the momentum going.
  • They include Initiative’s Amy Armstrong and chief data and tech officer Arun Kumar.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Philippe Krakowsky in January became CEO of IPG, the fourth-biggest ad holding company with agencies like McCann, MullenLowe, and Deutsch.

While Krakowsky may not have seemed like the obvious choice for the job, not having the financial or consulting chops typical to that type of position, sources described him as the quintessential advertising insider who’s long been active in new-business pitches, acquisitions, and PR crises.

As a 20-year vet of IPG, Krakowsky has close relationships with many of its executives across agencies. Executives told Insider that he often acts as a mentor and problem solver for agency

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Copper Just Smashed Past a Record. Here’s What You Need to Know

(Bloomberg) — Copper soared this week to an all-time high, continuing a sizzling rally that’s seen prices double in the past year.The previous copper record was set in 2011, around the peak of the commodities supercycle sparked by China’s rise to economic heavyweight status — fueled by massive amounts of raw materials. This time, investors are betting that copper’s vital role in the world’s shift to green energy will mean surging demand and even higher prices. Copper futures rose as high as $10,440 a ton in London on Friday. What’s the big deal about copper?Through human history, copper has played a critical role in many of civilization’s greatest advances: from early monetary systems to municipal plumbing, from the rise of trains, planes and cars to the devices and networks that underpin the information age.The reddish brown metal

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CHICAGO, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sikich announced Thursday that it will acquire the assets of Process Stream, a leader in digital transformation services for regulated industries, including life sciences and insurance. Process Stream specializes in quality management, IT compliance, and insurtech systems implementations and consulting.

“Increased regulation, more exacting customer demands and enhanced competition will force organizations across industries to improve their quality management efforts in the coming years,” said Ryan Spohn, CFO and leader of Sikich’s business advisory services. “The addition of Process Stream expands our existing technology services and industry expertise and enables us to meet these evolving needs for clients across regulated industries.”

Process Stream offers holistic support for organizations’ digital transformation roadmaps. The company implements, manages, and optimizes quality and claims systems and their associated processes for innovative global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and insurance organizations. The Process Stream team includes system engineers,

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LAS VEGAS — Topless dancers can shed coronavirus restrictions beginning next weekend in Las Vegas and get face-to-face with patrons again.

But masks still will be required for adult entertainment employees and recommended for customers under rules accepted Thursday by a state pandemic task force.

Sin City strip clubs that went dark when Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered casinos, clubs and nonessential businesses closed more than a year ago can reopen May 1 at 80% of under strict social distancing guidelines.

The rules will allow strip club entertainers to get closer than 3 feet to patrons if the entertainer has received at least a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at least 14 days earlier or if the dancer tests negative in a weekly virus test.



— COVID-19 hospitalizations tumble among US senior citizens

— AP explains why India is shattering global infection records

— German ‘emergency

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Fujitsu Australia has acquired Melbourne-based data analytics specialist management consultancy Versor for an undisclosed sum.

Versor provides data engineering, advanced analytics and data sciences services powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning to underpin its digital transformation consulting services.

The company has clients across the public sector, mining, retail, health, utilities, financial services, and entertainment industries.

Fujitsu said the acquisition was part of the company’s aim to provide human-centric technology growth through digital transformation.

The deal also is part of Fujitsu’s global strategy to address the growing demand for advanced data science consulting services, in addition to investing in local growth.

Versor is also Fujitsu Australia’s first acquisition since 2009, when it acquired KAZ Group Pty Ltd from Telstra for $200 million and the SAP business of Sydney-based Supply Chain Consulting for $48 million.

“By acquiring Versor, Fujitsu Australia brings additional specialist data capabilities to customers and strategic alliances. Versor’s

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Students protest for increased government funding for tertiary education at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) on 8 April 2021 in Durban, South Africa. According to media reports, the students are demanding the scrapping historical debt and financial exclusion, as well as access to free registration, computers and data. (Photo by Gallo Images/Darren Stewart)

  • Students at the Mangosuthu University of Technology in Durban have suspended their protest.
  • They engaged in protests this week, citing slow registration processes.
  • Workers at the university have also joined the protest with their own set of demands.

Student leaders at the Mangosuthu University of Technology in Durban have suspended protests, pending negotiations this weekend.

“The strike has been suspended because of the negotiations taking place. We are trying to deliberate our issues as students. We are told they [management] will hear us out and address our issues,” said student representative council head Mthokosizi Gumede.


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There are concerns over avian flu.

  • The poultry industry is on high alert following outbreaks of Avian Flu in Gauteng.
  • Ostrich and chicken meat on sale in retail outlets is safe for human consumption, authorities have said.
  • Reports of wildlife bird deaths in the Eastern Cape are also under investigation, although no Avian Flu was detected.

The poultry industry is on high alert after an outbreak of Avian Flu in Gauteng.

The Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Department confirmed on Tuesday that 300 birds had died of Avian Flu at a commercial chicken farm in Ekurhuleni.

Avian influenza is a viral respiratory disease believed to be transmitted by wild migratory birds. In Southern Africa, the H5N8 strain of the disease affects the poultry industry.

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The Ekurhuleni farm was also part of the H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza

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Publicis has Epsilon. IPG has Acxiom. Omnicom has Omni. Dentsu has Merkle.

Now WPP is joining the party with its own data and technology service for the cookieless future: WPP Choreograph.

The group, announced on Tuesday, pulls together 700 data and technology experts from across WPP’s global network, including 450 from GroupM’s data and technology organization and Wunderman Thompson’s data management team. The division will be led by GroupM North America CEO Kirk McDonald. 

WPP Choreograph will help clients create and manage their first-party data assets and activate them for media buys as third-party trackers phase out. Accessible to clients through WPP’s agencies, Choreograph will offer data and identity management consulting, audience and insight-driven media planning, AI-driven media optimization and predictive analytics. The group will also help clients with strategies for premium media supply, ad verification and data ethics.  

“We have a host of products and tools across WPP

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