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The 5 Best 5G Stocks to Watch in 2019

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The 5G revolution is coming, and to help you cash in on the transformation, these are the best 5G stocks to watch in 2019.

In fact, the revolution could be as great as the rollout of personal computers and the introduction of the Internet. These made fortunes for investors who got in early.

In October 2018, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) said it had started to activate the first-ever 5G network in the United States. The 5G capability, rolled out in four U.S. cities, is expected to expand throughout 2019 and 2020.

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Currently, data networks in the United States run on 4G. Your smartphone, for example, is likely a 4G phone.

But the upgrade to 5G won’t just mean a faster connection – it could transform the entire economy. 5G will enable self-driving cars to become a reality because autonomous cars need continuous, rapid access to real-time data. That also means they need the constant, high-speed connection 5G offers.

The Internet of Things (IoT), which will enable devices to talk to each other across businesses and homes, will move faster and more conveniently on 5G.

Plus, broadband-like speeds will allow you to connect to the Internet anywhere. That could change how we look at Internet services and cable television.

Fortunately, all the disruption 5G networks will bring is creating an opportunity for investors.

These are our best 5G stocks to watch in 2019, and they’re poised to reward investors.

Best 5G Stocks to Watch in 2019, No. 5: Keysight Technologies Inc.

Keysight Technologies Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a U.S. electronics firm that develops equipment and software for measurement and analysis of electrical statistics.

That may sound niche, but Keysight has developed its business to be crucial to the 5G expansion of networks. 5G will require a network of hardwiring and towers to function properly. To put the network together, 5G companies will need to analyze and collect data. Keysight makes the instruments necessary to do this.

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Two years ago, KEYS worked with semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) to demonstrate the first 5G data connection with a modem chipset.

It’s very likely to become a key player given that history.

Not only that, but KEYS has a Money Morning Stock VQScore™ of 3.15, meaning that it’s a solid stock.

Further, Wall Street analysts forecast a $100 share price in the next 12 months – a nice 17% advance from the current $84.94 share price.

Best 5G Stocks to Watch in 2019, No. 4: Intel Corp.

Venerable semiconductor maker Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is the second largest global chipmaker.

It doesn’t intend to be a slouch in the 5G market, either. In fact, the company has spent the last 10 years making sure it dominates the market.

Eight years ago, INTC bought Infineon, a modem maker based in Germany. It’s the only company that supplies modems to tech giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). AAPL uses the modem chips from Infineon to connect iPhones to networks.

So now INTC has an exclusive supplier relationship with Apple, one of the biggest device makers on the planet.

INTC plans to launch a 5G modem in 2019 too. That will be a big help in ushering the iPhone into the 5G world.

But the 5G modems are also planned for automakers for use in self-driving cars and for industrial manufacturers for the IoT.

Wall Street analysts have a target price on INTC of $70 – a nearly 30% climb from today’s $54 share price.

INTC currently has a 3.75 VQScore. While it’s a good buy, you are likely to get an even better price – and therefore better potential price appreciation – if you buy on the next dip.

Best 5G Stocks to Watch in 2019, No. 3: Apple Inc.

And just like we said above, tech behemoth Apple is primed for the 5G revolution.

Apple has been seeing the effects of lagging sales for its flagship product, the iPhone, driven by weakening sales in China and throughout the globe.

So much so that AAPL’s earnings report in January showed a drop in revenue of 5%. And the company lowered guidance for future quarters. Sales in the current quarter are forecast to decline up to 10%.

Apple needs to breathe new life into its old products. And 5G phones could be the innovation the company needs.

Apple and Intel are working together to see that they both capitalize on the new 5G networks.

Plus, Apple has been working on a self-driving car beginning in 2014. 5G is likely to be a gigantic boost to these plans.

AAPL enjoys an excellent 4.45 VQScore, putting the stock right in the “Buy Zone.” Analysts on Wall Street project that AAPL shares could rise up to 40% over the next 12 months, which might turn out to be overly conservative.

Best 5G Stocks to Watch in 2019, No. 2: Micron Technology Inc.

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) produces hardware used in manufacturing both semiconductors and computers worldwide.

It has been making plans for the 5G revolution for some time, developing a multichip package for use in 5G modems.

Its current product was developed to provide modems with the capability to run as much as 20 times faster than current modems.

MU’s products will be used in every sector that uses 5G.

Right now, MU has the highest VQScore of the 5G stocks bunch, at 4.75. Wall Street analysts have set a $90 target price on the stock. That’s an almost 125% increase from today’s $39.75 share price.

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Buffett on the economy: ‘It looks like things have slowed down’

Billionaire Warren Buffett said Thursday that economic growth has lost some steam recently.

“It does look like the pace of increase in the economy has slowed down,” the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway told CNBC’s Becky Quick at The Gatehouse’s Hands Up for Success luncheon in Grapevine, Texas. “I’d call it somewhere close to noticeably, but I wouldn’t go beyond that.”

Buffett noted that a slowdown in BNSF, the railroad company owned by Berkshire, is flashing a signal of slower growth, but added that some of the data may be distorted by seasonal factors, such as the weather.

His comments came amid increasing concern that U.S. economic growth could be stalling. This has added to volatility in the stock market and has pushed Treasury yields lower.

The benchmark 10-year yield hit its lowest level since Dec. 5, 2017, overnight. Recently, the spread between the 10-year yield and its 3-month counterpart turned negative, causing a so-called yield-curve inversion. Inversions are seen by investors as a signal that a recession may be coming.

Still, Buffett said he is not concerned.

“But it does look like it’s slowing down. I don’t mean it’s reversing course, but it does seem from all of the businesses, especially the railroad statistics” that the economy may be growing at a slower pace, Buffett said. “That doesn’t change anything we do. If there was a flashing red light, if there was a blurring red light, we would keep investing the same way we do.”

He also repeated his mantra of the United States being the best place to invest money. “You really want to bet on America,” Buffett said. “God has blessed America.”

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D-Street Buzz: Oil & gas stocks gain led by IOC; Jet Airways jumps 7%

The Indian stock market is trading on a positive note on March 26 morning with Nifty higher by 23 points, trading at 11,377 whereas Sensex has risen 67 points, trading at 37,867.

Nifty Energy has risen 1 percent led by Indian Oil Corporation, Reliance Industries, GAIL India and HPCL.

From the media space, the top gainers are Hathway Cable that spiked 4 percent followed by Zee Entertainment, Dish TV, EROS International, INOX Leisure, Sun TV and UFO Moviez.

Real Estate stocks are also buzzing led by DLF and Indiabulls Real Estate that jumped 3 percent each followed by Sobha, Phoenix Mills, Oberoi Realty and Godrej Properties.

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However, Nifty IT is trading in the red dragged by Infosys, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Tata Elxsi and Wipro.

From the banking space, the top gainers are Bank of Baroda, PNB, State Bank of India, IndusInd Bank, YES Bank and ICICI Bank.

The top Nifty gainers include IOC, ONGC, Zee Entertainment, Coal India and HPCL while the top losers include Infosys, Power Grid, Tech Mahindra, TCS and UPL.

The most active stocks are Jet Airways that jumped 7 percent followed by Reliance Industries, Infosys, TCS and Indian Oil Corporation.

Arvind Fashions, Divi’s Laboratories, Spacenet Enterprises and Bil Energy Systems have hit 52-week high on NSE while Igarashi Motors, Petron Engineering, Tantia Constructions and Excel Realty have hit 52-week low.

The breadth of the market favoured the advances with 1,085 stocks advancing and 441 declining while 528 remained unchanged. On the BSE, 995 stocks advanced, 464 declined and 67 remained unchanged.

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First Published on Mar 26, 2019 10:07 am

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Hot Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Select Medical Holdings Corporation(SEM)

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Hot Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Nicholas Financial Inc.(NICK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Hot Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(SEAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) insider Christopher Dold sold 8,876 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.51, for a total transaction of $226,426.76. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 52,046 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,327,693.46. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $26.30.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its stake in shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE:SEAS) by 70.9% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 13,336 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,532 shares during the period. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in SeaWorld Entertainment were worth $294,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) has been under a microscope by animal rights activists for years and its stock has suffered. Although, it seems that the company has turned itself around and its lows are behind it.

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    The dining plan is also unique. It’s been offered for a couple of years now, and SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) tried to follow its lead by rolling out a plan late in 2016 that would be good through the end of 2017. SeaWorld didn’t bring it back this year, so it seemingly didn’t prove to be cost effective. Six Flags with a few years under its belt obviously sees things differently. 

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE:SEAS) have popped today, up by 10% as of 12:20 p.m. EDT, after the company reported first-quarter earnings results. The company enjoyed strong gains in park attendance.

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp (NYSE:WAB)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $102.11 and last traded at $101.71, with a volume of 17870 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $101.93.

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: Seaspan Corporation(SSW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    SEASPAN Corp/SH SH (NYSE:SSW) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $10.47 and last traded at $9.97, with a volume of 33824 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.07.

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    Shares of three big oceangoing container-shipping companies — Triton International (NYSE:TRTN), Seaspan (NYSE:SSW), and Costamare (NYSE:CMRE) — suffered huge losses in early trading Friday after Wells Fargo announced it was downgrading “the entire container complex,” as StreetInsider.com put it.

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    News headlines about SEASPAN Corp/SH SH (NYSE:SSW) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SEASPAN Corp/SH SH earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.6781458026115 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Hot Safest Stocks To Buy For 2019: BB&T Corporation(BBT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Stearns Financial Services Group trimmed its position in shares of BB&T (NYSE:BBT) by 3.4% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 43,395 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 1,511 shares during the period. BB&T makes up 0.6% of Stearns Financial Services Group’s portfolio, making the stock its 28th biggest holding. Stearns Financial Services Group’s holdings in BB&T were worth $2,258,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SORL) reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $3.75 and last traded at $3.81, with a volume of 6029 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.15.

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    Shares of SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) got a boost, shooting up 13 percent to $5.90 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.

    Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) shares were also up, gaining 24 percent to $27.3947 following Q3 results.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sirius XM Radio Inc.(SIRI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    One of the market’s most unlikely success stories over the past decade could be cooling down. Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) hit a 12-year-high on Monday, only to trade lower on Tuesday following an analyst downgrade. 

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Top 10 Penny Stocks To Buy Right Now: New York Mortgage Trust Inc.(NYMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.05. NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH had a net margin of 24.78% and a return on equity of 17.07%. The business had revenue of $17.50 million during the quarter. analysts anticipate that NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH will post 0.24 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bank of New York Mellon Corp cut its position in shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) by 2.1% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 1,265,207 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 27,565 shares during the quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp owned 1.13% of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH worth $7,604,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NY MTG TR INC/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the seven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $6.38.

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  • [By Lisa Levin]

      

    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares declined 32.19 percent to close at $9.86 on Thursday. Clearside Biomedical disclosed that its Phase 2 trial of CLS-TA met primary and secondary endpoints met in 6-month trial.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) shares dipped 30.1 percent to close at $9.94 on Thursday after the FDA identified deficiencies in the company’s New Drug Application for FUROSCIX. However, the FDA letter did not specify deficiencies identified and notification does not reflect final decision on information under review.
    Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESEA) fell 24.08 percent to close at $1.86. Euroseas announced completion of the spin-off of its drybulk fleet into EuroDry Ltd.
    Golar LNG Limited (NASDAQ: GLNG) fell 25.09 percent to close at $25.98 following Q1 results.
    Oragenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGEN) shares dropped 25 percent to close at $1.50 on Thursday.
    Guess', Inc. (NYSE: GES) dropped 19.44 percent to close at $19.60 following Q1 results.
    Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMD) dropped 15.94 percent to close at $109.09 on Thursday following FQ3 results.
    Fusion Connect, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSNN) shares fell 15.55 percent to close at $3.91.
    Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) dropped 14.44 percent to close at $8.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) shares declined 14.28 percent to close at $82.59 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and lowered its FY2018 earnings guidance.
    Titan Machinery Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN) dropped 13.94 percent to close at $18.09 after reporting Q1 results.
    Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CODX) declined 13.17 percent to close at $2.90 after declining 5.65 percent on Wednesday.
    Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) fell 12.89 percent to close at $0.2440 after the company announced that it would be delisted from the Nasdaq.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) slipped 12.46 percent

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Orchids Paper Products Co. (NYSEAMERICAN: TIS) dropped more than 12% Monday to set a new 52-week low of $0.70. Shares closed at $0.80 on Friday and the stock’s 52-week high is $15.47. Volume totaled around 15 million, about 60 times the daily average of around 250,000. The company had no specific news. Shares have made a massive comeback and are on track to close at $2.47, up more than 200%.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares jumped 104.82 percent to close at $14.87 on Tuesday.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) rose 31.25 percent to close at $1.06. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares climbed 27.16 percent to close at $4.26 on Tuesday.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) gained 27.09 percent to close at $3.80. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) surged 17.13 percent to close at $37.95 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $18.21 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares jumped 15.73 percent to close at $7.58 on Tuesday after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares gained 14.62 percent to close at $31.75 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) jumped 12.86 percent to close at $7.37. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) rose 12.8 percent to close at $7.05 following strong quarterly results.
    Avid Bioservices, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDMO) rose 12.72 percent to close at $3.81.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) gained 12.61 percent to close at $5.00.
    Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBLN) rose 12.39 percent to close at $3.72.
    NextDecade Corporation (NASDAQ: NEXT) shares climbed 11.88 percent to close at $7
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    An institutional investor recently bought a new position in Orchids Paper Products stock. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Orchids Paper Products (NYSEAMERICAN:TIS) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 44,304 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $42,000. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. owned about 0.42% of Orchids Paper Products as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Short Interest in Orchids Paper Products (TIS) Decreases By 12.2%” was first reported by Ticker Report and is owned by of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this report on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of United States & international copyright law. The legal version of this report can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4184470/short-interest-in-orchids-paper-products-tis-decreases-by-12-2.html.

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SemiLEDs Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) shares rose 35.8 percent to $4.55.
    EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV) gained 28.8 percent to $1.04. The pay-TV home shopping company was named as a potential acquisition target by TechCrunch. According to the publication, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is exploring ways of marketing its products and services to consumers beyond the internet.
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares surged 19.1 percent to $33.00 as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) gained 14.9 percent to $37.22 as the company posted upbeat results for its first quarter.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) shares climbed 14 percent to $17.90 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX) climbed 14 percent to $7.12 following strong quarterly results.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) gained 13.6 percent to $8.25.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) rose 11.8 percent to $3.34. Atossa Genetics disclosed that it has Received positive interim review from the Independent Safety Committee in Phase 1 Topical endoxifen dose escalation study in men.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) gained 11.6 percent to $40.99 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 11.2 percent to $4.9363.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 10.5 percent to $11.23 after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) rose 10.2 percent to $30.86. Sidoti & Co. upgraded Systemax from Neutral to Buy.
    Orchids Paper Products Company (NYSE: TIS) surged 9.2 percent to $7.13. Orchids Paper Products is expected to report its Q1 financial results on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose
  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Last week’s top performing penny stock, Orchids Paper Products Co. (NYSE: TIS), jumped over 218% after the company delivered a stellar earnings reports on Aug. 13.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Buy Right Now: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.(RMCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Buy Right Now: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.(EGLE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc  (NASDAQ:EGLE)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 06, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ: EGLE) in the last few weeks:

    7/2/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. 6/28/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 6/18/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping is now covered by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $6.50 price target on the stock. 6/18/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping is now covered by analysts at DNB Markets. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. 6/12/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. 6/2/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. 6/2/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. 5/29/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping is now covered by analysts at Evercore ISI. They set an “outperform” rating and a $7.50 price target on the stock. 5/15/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Eagle Bulk Shipping is the largest U.S. based owner of Handymax dry bulk vessels. Handymax dry bulk vessels range in size from 35,000 to 60,000 deadweight tons, or dwt, and transport a broad range of major and minor bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, grain, cement and fertilizer, along worldwide shipping routes. “ 5/9/2018 – Eagle Bulk Shipping had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $6.00 price target on the

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ:EGLE) major shareholder Goldentree Asset Management Lp acquired 84,969 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 11th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $4.02 per share, for a total transaction of $341,575.38. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Buy Right Now: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) shares fell 9.6 percent to $37.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter and issued downbeat earnings forecast.
    Tilly's, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) fell 5.7 percent to $12.98 in pre-market trading after rising 12.69 percent on Thursday.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 4.2 percent to $6.39 in pre-market trading after dropping 4.71 percent on Thursday.
    Sunlands Online Education Group (NYSE: STG) fell 4.2 percent to $9.13 in pre-market trading.
    Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) fell 4.2 percent to $3.42 in pre-market trading after climbing 12.62 percent on Thursday.
    Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) fell 4.1 percent to $236.80 in pre-market trading. Ulta Beauty reported upbeat results for its first quarter, but issued weak second-quarter earnings and sales guidance.
    GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) shares fell 3.8 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading. GameStop reported in-line earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates.
    Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY) fell 3.2 percent to $126.85 in the pre-market trading session after the company posted Q1 results.
    Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) shares fell 3 percent to $57.15 in pre-market trading

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Safe Bulkers (SB)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB) was downgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Buy Right Now: Smith Micro Software Inc.(SMSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    Short Interest in Smith Micro Software (SMSI) Increases By 51.9% (americanbankingnews.com) Smith Micro Software’s (SMSI) CEO Bill Smith on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (seekingalpha.com) Smith Micro Software (SMSI) Reports Q1 Loss of $0.10 (streetinsider.com) Smith Micro Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results (finance.yahoo.com) Smith Micro announces above market USD 7.0m private placement offering (financial-news.co.uk)

    Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Smith Micro Software from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Connecture (OTCMKTS: CNXR) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Buy Right Now: Xinyuan Real Estate Co Ltd(XIN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Mixin (XIN) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) token that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. It launched on October 2nd, 2017. Mixin’s total supply is 1,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 438,115 tokens. Mixin’s official message board is mixin.one/logs. Mixin’s official Twitter account is @XIN_Foundation and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for Mixin is mixin.one.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Mixin (CURRENCY:XIN) traded up 6.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on July 17th. One Mixin token can currently be purchased for approximately $550.98 or 0.07481400 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Mixin has a total market cap of $241.93 million and approximately $90,201.00 worth of Mixin was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, Mixin has traded up 19.1% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mixin (XIN) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) token that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. It launched on October 2nd, 2017. Mixin’s total supply is 1,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 442,200 tokens. Mixin’s official Twitter account is @XIN_Foundation and its Facebook page is accessible here. Mixin’s official message board is mixin.one/logs. The official website for Mixin is mixin.one.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.  (NYSE:XIN)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 15, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (NYSE:XIN) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 30th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 11th will be given a dividend of 0.05 per share by the financial services provider on Friday, June 22nd. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.74%.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Buy Right Now: Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings(AAWW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Atlas Air Worldwide (NASDAQ:AAWW) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW)

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

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ:AAWW) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 19, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Atlas Air Worldwide (NASDAQ:AAWW) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning.

D-Street Buzz: Banks race ahead as ICICI Bank hits record high; Zee Ent spikes 4%

Dalal Street is witnessing some handsome gains as the Nifty50 has jumped 92 points, trading at 11,537 and Sensex has added 312 points, trading at 38,445.

Nifty PSU Bank is the top performer, up close to 3 percent led by gains from Bank of Baroda that has jumped 5 percent followed by IDBI Bank, State Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Indian Bank, Syndicate Bank, Union Bank of India and Bank of India.

ICICI Bank gained close to 2 percent while HDFC Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank and RBL Bank are the other gainers.

Media stocks continue to trade higher led by Dish TV that added 6 percent followed by Zee Entertainment, INOX Leisure, PVR, EROS International Media, Network18 and Sun TV Network.

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From the oil & gas space, the top gainers are HPCL and BPCL that added 2-3 percent followed by Reliance Industries and Indian Oil Corporation.

From the IT space, the top performers are HCL Tech, Tech Mahindra, Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys.

The top Nifty gainers include Indiabulls Housing Finance that spiked 5 percent followed by Zee Entertainment, Adani Ports, HPCL and HCL Tech while ONGC, Hindalco Industries, Power Grid, Dr Reddy’s Labs and Bajaj Auto traded in the red.

The most active stocks are State Bank of India, YES Bank, DHFL, Reliance Industries and Indiabulls Housing Finance.

ICICI Bank, Bata India, Karnataka Bank, State Bank of India, Capri Global, JB Chemicals, Muthoot Finance, Pidilite Industries, RBL Bank, Titan Company and Spacenet Enterprises have hit 52-week high on NSE.

On the other hand, Hero MotoCorp, Vodafone Idea, Mcnally Bharat Engineering and Gemini Communication have hit a 52-week low.

The breadth of the market favoured the advances with 1111 stocks advancing and 603 declining while 373 remained unchanged. On the BSE, 1,566 stocks advanced, 978 declined and 165 remained unchanged.

Disclosure: Reliance Industries Ltd. is the sole beneficiary of Independent Media Trust which controls Network18 Media & Investments Ltd.
First Published on Mar 28, 2019 03:18 pm

White House economic advisor Kudlow says Fed should cut rates: report

Top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow wants the Federal Reserve to “immediately” cut interest rates by 50 basis points.

“I am echoing the president’s view – he’s not been bashful about that view – he would also like the Fed to cease shrinking its balance sheet. And I concur with that view,” Kudlow told CNBC Friday.

“Looking at some of the indicators — I mean the economy looks fundamentally quite healthy, we just don’t want that threat,” he added. “There’s no inflation out there, so I think the Fed’s actions were probably overdone.”

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The comments from President Donald Trump’s Director of the National Economic Council follow the central bank’s decision to hold off on raising rates last week. The Fed also suggested at its most recent meeting that a hike in borrowing costs may not be needed for the rest of the year.

Though Fed Chairman Jerome Powell highlighted slowdowns in overseas economic growth, the Fed did not indicate at its March meeting that rate cuts would be necessary. Trump has criticized the central bank’s plans to increase borrowing costs, but the recommendation from Kudlow marks one of the most explicit directives from the White House to date.

Kudlow reiterated that the president has no plans to try to replace Powell as head of the Fed.

“Globally, there’s a lot of weakness out there. Europe — euro zone virtually in a recession. China: very, very, very soft as we negotiate on trade,” Kudlow continued. “In the absence of inflation, with some of these global threats, our view is at some point … I wouldn’t mind seeing the Fed drop their target rate.”

The rhetoric from the White House also signals a shift from historic norms. Prior Fed chiefs — ranging from Alan Greenspan to Janet Yellen — have stressed the importance of the Fed’s independence from political agendas when setting monetary policy.

The idea is that the Fed’s independence allows it to make sometimes unpopular decisions, such as raising interest rates, without pressure from politicians looking to goose the economy in the short term.

Trump said last year that the central bank has “gone crazy” with rate hikes, blamed Powell fordeclines in the stock market and announced he was “not happy” with Powell’s “loco” decision to continue hiking throughout 2018.

In response to the president’s “loco” comment last October, Kudlow told CNBC that “we all know the Fed is independent. The president is not dictating policy to the Fed. He didn’t say anything remotely like that.”

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Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019

Sophiris Bio (NASDAQ:SPHS) announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.11) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.02, Bloomberg Earnings reports.

Sophiris Bio opened at $3.09 on Tuesday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. Sophiris Bio has a 1 year low of $2.92 and a 1 year high of $3.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a quick ratio of 9.94 and a current ratio of 9.94. The company has a market capitalization of $87.02 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.73 and a beta of 1.29.

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SPHS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. HC Wainwright set a $6.00 price target on shares of Sophiris Bio and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 price target (down from $6.00) on shares of Sophiris Bio in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sophiris Bio from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd.

Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Alexander & Baldwin Holdings, Inc.(ALEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its stake in shares of Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX) by 126.0% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 40,553 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 22,606 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans owned 0.06% of Alexander & Baldwin worth $938,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.42, Briefing.com reports. The business had revenue of $113.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $121.25 million. Alexander & Baldwin had a net margin of 60.48% and a return on equity of 7.02%. The firm’s revenue was up 21.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.14 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX) by 11.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 70,449 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,414 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Alexander & Baldwin were worth $1,656,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Republic Investment Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 9,172 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $216,000.

Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sibanye Gold Limited(SBGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE: SBGL) traded down about 8.3% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $3.66 after closing Friday at $3.99. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.60. Volume totaled around 7.5 million, about double the daily average. The company had no specific news..

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: “Sibanye Gold Ltd (SBGL) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are reading this story on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. & international copyright & trademark laws. The correct version of this story can be viewed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/3364474/sibanye-gold-ltd-sbgl-receives-average-recommendation-of-buy-from-analysts.html.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Tensions keep rising in the South African mining sector. Today that’s taking a toll on shares of companies with major mining operations in the country. Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE:SBGL) stock fell by as much as 13.4%, Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) stock dropped by as much as 12.3%, and Harmony Gold Mining Co. (NYSE:HMY) fell by as much as 9.9%. Others such as AngloGold Ashanti, Anglo American, and Randgold Resources also saw significant declines in their share prices.

Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Corindus Vascular Robotics, Inc.(CVRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSEAMERICAN:CVRS) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The medical equipment provider reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by ($0.03), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $1.49 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.20 million. Corindus Vascular Robotics had a negative return on equity of 110.93% and a negative net margin of 323.84%.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc  (NYSEMKT:CVRS)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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

    Operator

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) $1.83 165.71%
    Radisys Corp. (Nasdaq: RSYS) $1.55 115.68%
    Ascent Capital Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCMA) $3.71 43.12%
    Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: ADMP) $4.36 40.63%
    Tintri Inc. (Nasdaq: TNTR) $0.18 40.49%
    Prana Biotechnology Ltd. (Nasdaq: PRAN) $2.35 39.96%
    Micronet Enertec Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MICT) $1.60 39.40%
    Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSE: CVRS) $1.17 34.40%
    ParkerVision Inc. (Nasdaq: PRKR) $0.70 30.65%
    SuperCom Ltd. (Nasdaq: SPCB) $0.24 30.10%

    While these gains are exciting, they pale in comparison to the profit potential of our top penny stock to buy this week.

  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    Shares of Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSEMKT:CVRS), a robotic surgery company focused on vascular disease, rose as much as 14% in afternoon trading on Thursday. Shares were up about 10% as of 2:41 p.m. EST. The jump appears to be traceable to significant buying activity by one of the company’s directors.

Best Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Trust Energy Income and Growth Fund(FEN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund (NYSEAMERICAN:FEN) was the target of a significant growth in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 48,349 shares, a growth of 530.7% from the September 14th total of 7,666 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 77,969 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Frenkel Topping Group Plc (LON:FEN) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday after FinnCap lowered their price target on the stock from GBX 65 to GBX 45. FinnCap currently has a corporate rating on the stock. Frenkel Topping Group traded as low as GBX 35 ($0.47) and last traded at GBX 37 ($0.49), with a volume of 388157 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at GBX 46.80 ($0.62).

Hot Safest Stocks For 2019

Companies hate to cut dividends. Knowing the backlash they’ll get from stockholders, many executives and board members consider it a desperate act of last resort. They will halt non-discretionary expenditures, reduce payroll and overhead, and even take on debt in order to maintain distributions. 

And that’s exactly why dividend hikes send such a strong bullish signal. A company wouldn’t bump quarterly payouts to $0.60 per share from $0.50 unless it were fairly certain that incoming cash flows would be more than sufficient to cover the higher dividend, with room to spare. The last thing they want is to raise it today only to lower back down tomorrow. A dividend hike is a clear vote of confidence for future success. 

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Hot Safest Stocks For 2019: NeoGenomics, Inc.(NEO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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    NeoGenomics (NEO) Receives Buy Rating from Stephens (americanbankingnews.com) NeoGenomics Redeems 100% of Series A Redeemable Preferred Stock (finance.yahoo.com) Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for NeoGenomics, Inc. Cut by William Blair (NEO) (americanbankingnews.com) NeoGenomics (NEO) Receives Buy Rating from BTIG Research (americanbankingnews.com) Steven C. Jones Sells 2,000 Shares of NeoGenomics, Inc. (NEO) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)

    NeoGenomics traded up $0.40, hitting $13.90, during trading on Tuesday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. 6,150 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 498,468. NeoGenomics has a 52 week low of $7.08 and a 52 week high of $14.18. The company has a quick ratio of 1.85, a current ratio of 2.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 231.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.69 and a beta of 0.48.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NEO (CURRENCY:NEO) traded up 6.9% against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 7:00 AM Eastern on April 15th. NEO has a total market cap of $4.40 billion and $88.39 million worth of NEO was traded on exchanges in the last day. One NEO coin can now be purchased for about $67.68 or 0.00809123 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including HitBTC, OKEx, Exrates and Upbit. During the last seven days, NEO has traded up 42.9% against the US dollar.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    February was a great month for genetic testing stocks. Shares of Invitae (NYSE:NVTA) paced the pack with a monthly gain of 42.9%, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. That was followed by NeoGenomics (NASDAQ:NEO) and Myriad Genetics (NASDAQ:MYGN), which rose 17.9% and 10.1%, respectively.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    NEO (CURRENCY:NEO) traded up 3.5% against the dollar during the 1-day period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on October 8th. NEO has a market capitalization of $1.21 billion and $161.27 million worth of NEO was traded on exchanges in the last day. One NEO coin can currently be purchased for approximately $18.64 or 0.00280368 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including LBank, ZB.COM, Gate.io and Allcoin. In the last seven days, NEO has traded up 0.6% against the dollar.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    NEO (CURRENCY:NEO) traded up 2.4% against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on February 2nd. One NEO coin can currently be purchased for $7.19 or 0.00205255 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia, Gate.io, Bittrex and Ovis. NEO has a market cap of $467.28 million and $108.59 million worth of NEO was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. During the last week, NEO has traded down 3.9% against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NEO) insider Steven C. Jones sold 203,500 shares of NeoGenomics stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.00, for a total transaction of $2,849,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 241,815 shares in the company, valued at $3,385,410. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Hot Safest Stocks For 2019: SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. trimmed its holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 1.9% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,139,465 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 22,647 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF were worth $389,390,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet when it comes to investing, reward often comes from being willing to take on risk. Over the past 10 years, investors who’ve been willing to look at smaller companies have seen much stronger returns than those who’ve stuck with the tried-and-true big names that are more familiar to them. When you look at exchange-traded funds tracking indexes composed of companies of different sizes — SPDR S&P 500 (NYSEMKT:SPY) for large companies, SPDR S&P Midcap 400 (NYSEMKT:MDY) for midsize companies, and SPDR S&P SmallCap 600 (NYSEMKT:SLY) for small companies — you can put a number on just how much better smaller stocks have done:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Financial Advisory Group lifted its position in shares of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 0.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 92,079 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after acquiring an additional 587 shares during the quarter. SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust makes up approximately 8.9% of Financial Advisory Group’s portfolio, making the stock its 5th biggest position. Financial Advisory Group owned 0.16% of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust worth $33,836,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Curbstone Financial Management Corp reduced its holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 1.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 41,360 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 800 shares during the quarter. SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF makes up 4.1% of Curbstone Financial Management Corp’s portfolio, making the stock its 2nd biggest holding. Curbstone Financial Management Corp owned approximately 0.07% of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF worth $14,684,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Price Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:MDY) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 900 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock, valued at approximately $320,000.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sei Investments Co. increased its position in shares of SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (NYSEARCA:MDY) by 84.3% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,686 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after purchasing an additional 771 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF were worth $576,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Hot Safest Stocks For 2019: MoSys, Inc.(MOSY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 44.7 percent to $2.20 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) rose 23.2 percent to $65.01 in pre-market trading after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) rose 17 percent to $13.55 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) rose 13.8 percent to $23.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that the FDA Advisory Committee voted in favor of WAYLIVRA for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome.
    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: RXII) rose 9.4 percent to $2.45 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed a collaboration with Iovance Biotherapeutics.
    ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRAY) rose 13.7 percent to $8.80 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT) rose 5.6 percent to $32.00 in pre-market trading after falling 2.26 percent on Thursday.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 5.6 percent to $9.30 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) rose 4.7 percent to $47.50 in pre-market trading.
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 4.2 percent to $2.24 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) shares rose 3.7 percent to $11.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 earnings.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    MoSys Inc. (NASDAQ:MOSY)’s share price fell 5% on Thursday . The company traded as low as $0.18 and last traded at $0.19. 2,092,279 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 89% from the average session volume of 1,108,888 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.20.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) rose 11.4 percent to $2.93 in pre-market trading.
    Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) shares rose 6.3 percent to $4.76 in pre-market trading as the company announced the publication of CE Mark multicenter clinical study results on C-Scan® in Gut.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) rose 6 percent to $ 35.20 in pre-market trading.
    Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (NASDAQ: APOP) rose 6 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading.
    Hexindai Inc. (NASDAQ: HX) rose 5.7 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares rose 5.3 percent to $2.07 in pre-market trading.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 5 percent to $58.20 in pre-market trading after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) rose 4.1 percent to $8.63 in pre-market trading.
    MorphoSys AG (NASDAQ: MOR) rose 3.5 percent to $26.99 in pre-market trading.
    Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) shares rose 3.4 percent to $2.90 in pre-market trading. after reporting Q1 results.
    Box, Inc. (NYSE: BOX) rose 3.4 percent to $28.76 in pre-market trading.
    Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) shares rose 3.3 percent to $67.60 in the pre-market trading session after the company reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Micro Focus International plc (NYSE: MFGP) shares rose 3.1 percent to $18.40 in pre-market trading.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares were also up, gaining 27 percent to $1.9265 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.

This Indicator Helps Traders Avoid False Breakouts

Average True Range (ATR) is an indicator used to measure volatility. IT was introduced to the trading community by J. Welles Wilder in his 1978 book, New Concepts in Technical Trading Systems. 

Mathematically, the formula is similar to an exponential moving average and was relatively easy to calculate before computers were available.

The first step in calculating the ATR is to find the true range, which is defined as the largest absolute value of the:

1. High – Low,
2. High – Previous Close, or 
3. Low – Previous Close

Although the true range or ATR can be calculated for any time frame, we will use daily data as an example. Since the ATR is designed to measure volatility, the true range will look back to the previous day to measure the range when a gap or inside day occurs in the market.

A gap is a day when the market opens above the previous day’s high or below the previous day’s low. The true range accounts for the gap in the volatility, while simply measuring the distance between the high and low would miss the size of the actual daily price move. 

An inside day is a day with a small difference between the high and the low, and by looking back to the previous day’s close a better view of trading activity and volatility can be obtained.

The true range is calculated each day, and ATR is commonly found using 14 days:

Current ATR = [(Yesterday’s ATR * 13) + (Today’s True Range)] / 14

How Traders Use It
​ATR can be used to confirm a price breakout. Breakout moves are likely to be accompanied by an increase in ATR. Trading ranges will generally be consistent with lower values of the ATR.

In the chart below, the ATR is applied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Monthly data is shown in this chart. A moving average has been added to the ATR in order to highlight trend changes.

Vertical lines highlight the times when the ATR crossed above the moving average and then fell back below the average. Price volatility was much higher during the time when the ATR was above its moving average. 

Traders often like volatile markets since larger price moves allow them to make greater profits and may decide to trade only in markets where the ATR is above average.

Traders can also use the slope of the ATR line to assess whether the indicator is rising or falling. They may want to participate in markets where ATR is rising hoping that they will catch the fastest moving trends. This technique will be more sensitive than applying a moving average to the indicator and should lead to more trading signals.

Why It Matters To Traders
Price charts often show a false breakout. Price consolidations will generally take place while the value of ATR is low. False breakouts occur when price makes a small move out of the consolidation pattern and then falls back into the trading range. 

Sustained breakouts will often be accompanied by a rising ATR, and trading only when ATR confirms the price action should help reduce the number of losing trades.

(This article originally appeared on ProfitableTrading.com.)