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Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021

Pandora (NYSE:P)is hitting the “last dance” phase of its life as a stand-alone public company, and if anyone wants to outbid Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ:SIRI)for the streaming music pioneer they better speak up soon. Sirius XM announced the all-stock deal initially valued at $3.5 billion on Monday.

Sirius XM didn’t offer much of a premium for Pandora, and with the satellite radio operator’s stock taking a hit on Monday the markup narrowed even more. Sirius XM is exchanging every share of Pandora with 1.44 shares of its own stock, a deal that was worth $10.05 a share for Pandora investors when the deal was announced — but down to $9.01 by Monday’s close. Shares of Pandora entered the week priced at $9.09.

If anyone wants to sweep Pandora off its feet with a sweeter offer, the stage is set. Come in and make a low double-digit offer and it will be hard for the board to stick to the original plan. However, that just doesn’t seem likely. RBC Capital analyst Mark Mahaney doesn’t see this turning into a bidding war. He argues that Spotify (NYSE:SPOT), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) are unlikely to step up to the plate at this point. He’s right.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: SharpSpring, Inc.(SHSP)

SharpSpring, Inc. (the “Company”) is a cloud-based marketing technology company. The Company’s products are designed to improve the way that businesses communicate with their prospects and customers to increase sales. The Company’s flagship SharpSpring marketing automation platform uses advanced features such as web tracking, lead scoring and automated workflow to help businesses deliver the right message to the right customer at the right time. All of our products are designed and built as Software as Service (or SaaS) offerings. We provide our products primarily on a subscription basis, with additional fees charged if specified volume limits are exceeded by our customers.

We operate globally with offices on three continents through SharpSpring, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and our wholly owned subsidiaries that consist of (i) SharpSpring Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation; (ii) InterInbox SA, a Swiss corporation; (iii) ERNEPH 2012A (Pty) Ltd.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Cat Rock Capital Management LPTransDigm Group Inc (TDG) – 311,175 shares, 36.47% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 7.62%CarGurus Inc (CARG) – 2,575,310 shares, 30.38% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 138.50%Facebook Inc (FB) – 269,513 shares, 17.78% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 25.29%Star Group LP (SGU) – 3,032,551 shares, 10.09% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.58%ShotSpotter Inc (SSTI) – 311,862 shares,

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SharpSpring Inc (NASDAQ:SHSP) major shareholder Cat Rock Capital Management Lp purchased 81,111 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $13.32 per share, with a total value of $1,080,398.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

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    These are the top 5 holdings of Cat Rock Capital Management LPTransDigm Group Inc (TDG) – 311,175 shares, 36.47% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 7.62%CarGurus Inc (CARG) – 2,575,310 shares, 30.38% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 138.50%Facebook Inc (FB) – 269,513 shares, 17.78% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 25.29%Star Group LP (SGU) – 3,032,551 shares, 10.09% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 0.58%ShotSpotter Inc (SSTI) – 311,862 shares,

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)

Mitek Systems, Inc. develops, markets and sells proprietary mobile capture and identity verification software solutions for enterprise customers.

Our mobile capture and identify verification technologies are embedded into the mobile applications of leading brands across the globe to improve usability while minimizing risk. They serve the needs of any regulated business that has Know Your Customer (“KYC”) obligations.

By licensing our proprietary technology, enterprise customers improve customer acquisition and other key objectives including securing high risk transactions, verification for age sensitive and age-restricted commerce, and meeting KYC and other compliance regulations.

Our technology uses advanced algorithms to correct image distortion, extract relevant data, route images to their desired location and process transactions. As of September 30, 2015, we have been granted 22 patents and have an additional 21 patent applications pending.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    MITK has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Benchmark raised Mitek Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 27th. BidaskClub downgraded Mitek Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Mitek Systems from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $13.67.

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    About Mitek Systems

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  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Mitek Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK) dropped more than 19% Tuesday to set a new 52-week low of $6.85. Shares closed at $8.50 on Monday and the stock’s 52-week high is $10.55. Volume totaled around 3.1 million, about 15 times the daily average. The company announced last night that its long-time CEO is leaving.

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Progress Software Corporation(PRGS)

Progress Software Corporation provides software solutions for various industries worldwide. Its OpenEdge segment offers Progress OpenEdge, a development software, which builds multi-language applications for secure deployment across various platforms and mobile devices, as well as cloud; and Progress Corticon, a business rules management system that enables applications with decision automation and change process, and decision-related insight capabilities. The companys Data Connectivity and Integration segment provides Progress DataDirect Connect software, which offers data connectivity using industry-standard interfaces to connect applications running on various platforms; and Progress DataDirect Cloud, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) based connection management service that simplifies SQL access to a spectrum of cloud-based data sources through a single standards-based interface. Its Application Development and Deployment segment offers Telerik Dev Tools, a design, quality assurance, debugging, and reporting suite; Telerik Dev Cloud, a cloud-based application design, deployment, hosting, and testing suite; Telerik Platform, an end-to-end application lifecycle solution; Telerik ALM, an application lifecycle management suite for testing Web, mobile, and desktop applications; Telerik Sitefinity, a Web content management and customer analytics platform; Progress Rollbase, a software that allows the creation of SaaS business applications; and Modulus Node.js and MongoDB cloud platforms that helps in the development of business and consumer applications. The company also provides project management, implementation, custom development, programming, and other services, as well as services to Web-enable applications; and training services. It sells its products directly to end-users, as well as indirectly to application partners, original equipment manufacturers, and system integrators. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Progress Software Corp (NASDAQ:PRGS) saw a large growth in short interest in September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 1,252,744 shares, a growth of 39.0% from the August 31st total of 901,413 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 440,053 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.8 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Progress Software Corp (NASDAQ:PRGS) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Thursday. Stock traders bought 775 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,170% compared to the typical daily volume of 61 put options.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Progress Software Inc. (NASDAQ:PRGS)are plunging, down 16.7% as of 1:45 p.m. EDT, after the strategic business applications specialist announced mixed third-quarter 2018 results and reduced its full-year guidance.

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    The U.S. markets are preparing for the eighth interest rate hike since 2015, and the Federal Reserve may not be done yet. Markets are weighing the possibility that the Fed may raise rates one more time this year (in December). The hikes come as the Fed is attempting to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. When Powell speaks this afternoon, expect a few questions about the impact of the trade war between the United States and China. Reporters will also likely want to know about geopolitical risks to the U.S. economy and how they might affect growth in a higher-interest-rate environment. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech before the United Nations General Assembly. During his talk, Trump praised the U.S. economy and defended his administration’s actions this year on trade. Trump said that the United States will no longer endure “abuse” from other trade partners. The U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also said Tuesday that the U.S. is prepared to proceed on a new trade deal with Mexico without the participation of Canada. Oil prices are in focus after President Trump called out OPEC members before the U.N. on Tuesday. During his talk, Trump accused OPEC and non-OPEC participants in collusion efforts on production and prices of ripping off the rest of the world.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, SVMK, DB
    Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) fell 3.5% after the sports apparel giant reported earnings after the bell. The company topped earnings expectations and reported profit growth of 15%. However, investors took some profits off the table. Shares of Nike stock are up more than 35% on the year. SVMK, the parent company of SurveyMonkey, has priced its upcoming IPO at $12 per share. That figure is above analysts’ initial range expectation of $9 to $11 per share. The firm expects to reach a market capitalization of $1.46 bil

Top Tech Stocks To Watch For 2021: Amgen Inc.(AMGN)

Amgen Inc., a biotechnology medicines company, discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets human therapeutics based on advances in cellular and molecular biology for grievous illnesses primarily in the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company markets recombinant protein therapeutics in supportive cancer care, nephrology, and inflammation. Its principal products include Aranesp and EPOGEN erythropoietic-stimulating agents that stimulate the production of red blood cells; Neulasta and NEUPOGEN to stimulate the production of neutrophils, which is a type of white blood cell that helps the body to fight infections; and Enbrel, an inhibitor of tumor necrosis factor that plays a role in the body?s response to inflammatory diseases. The company also markets other products comprising Sensipar/Mimpara, a small molecule calcimimetic that lowers serum calcium levels; Vectibix, a monoclonal antibody that binds specifically to the epidermal growth factor receptor; and Nplate, a thrombopoietin (TPO) receptor agonist that mimics endogenous TPO, the primary driver of platelet production. In addition, it provides Denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody that targets RANKL, an essential regulator of osteoclasts. Further, the company offers product candidates in mid-to-late stage development in a variety of therapeutic areas, including oncology, hematology, inflammation, bone, nephrology, cardiovascular, and general medicine consisting of neurology. It markets its products to healthcare providers, including physicians or their clinics, dialysis centers, hospitals, and pharmacies; consumers; and wholesale distributors of pharmaceutical products. The company has various collaborative arrangements with Pfizer Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline plc; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited; Array BioPharma Inc.; Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co. Ltd.; and Cytokinetics, Inc. Amgen Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.

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    Even though ABBV has more than 100 patents covering Humira, and despite its 2017 patent win over Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) requiring AMGN to wait until 2023 before issuing its own copy of Humira, the battle for generic Humira isn’t over.

Best Growth Stocks For 2021

Over the objections of the board of directors, shareholders of Smith & Wesson parent American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ:AOBC) adopted a resolution to force the gunmaker to report on gun violence in the country and the impact on and risk to the company’s financial and operational health.

Similar to the one the same shareholders had Sturm, Ruger produce, the resolution demanded American Outdoor examine three things and issue a report on its findings by Feb. 8. The company was to:

Monitor violent events in which Smith & Wesson products are used. Prove the gunmaker is working to produce safer firearms and related products. Assess the risks to the gunmaker’s reputation and financial well-being from gun violence in the U.S.

The reportmet all three requirements, but it also came out with guns drawn in defense of its business and industry, as well as the gun buyers who support it. Here’s what it had to say.

Defending gun buyers and the Second Amendment is an important component of American Outdoor Brands’ reputation. Image source: Getty Images.

Best Growth Stocks For 2021: Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc.(SASR)

Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is the bank holding company for Sandy Spring Bank (the “Bank”). The Company is registered as a bank holding company pursuant to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended (the “Holding Company Act”). As such, the Company is subject to supervision and regulation by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the “Federal Reserve”). The Company began operating in 1988. Sandy Spring Bank traces its origin to 1868, making it among the oldest banking institutions in the region. The Bank is independent, community oriented, and conducts a full-service commercial banking business through 45 community offices located in Central Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington D. C. The Bank is a state chartered bank subject to supervision and regulation by the Federal Reserve and the State of Maryland.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SASR) during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor bought 10,892 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $341,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ:NCBS) and Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ:SASR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sandy Spring Bancorp (NASDAQ:SASR) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

Best Growth Stocks For 2021: CoBiz Financial Inc.(COBZ)

CoBiz Financial Inc. (CoBiz), incorporated on February 19, 1980, is a financial holding company. The Company operates in three segments: Commercial Banking, Fee-Based Lines, and Corporate Support and Other. The Company’s Commercial Banking segment offers commercial, real estate and private banking, as well as treasury management, interest-rate hedging and depository products. The Company’s Fee-Based Lines segment offers employee benefits brokerage and consulting, insurance brokerage and wealth management services. The Company’s subsidiary CoBiz Bank (the Bank) is a full-service business banking institution serving approximately two markets, including Colorado and Arizona. In Colorado, the Bank operates under the name Colorado Business Bank and has over 10 locations, including approximately nine in the Denver metropolitan area, and others in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Vail. In Arizona, the Bank operates under the name Arizona Business Bank and has over five locations serving the Phoenix metropolitan area and the surrounding area of Maricopa County.

The Company’s other subsidiaries include CoBiz Insurance, Inc. and CoBiz IM, Inc. (CoBiz IM). CoBiz Insurance, Inc. provides commercial, personal property and casualty (P&C) insurance brokerage, risk management consulting services to small and medium-sized businesses and individuals, and provides employee benefits consulting, insurance brokerage and related administrative support to employers. CoBiz IM provides wealth planning and investment management to institutions and individuals through its investment advisor subsidiary, CoBiz Wealth, LLC.

Lending Activities

The Company provides a range of lending services, including commercial loans, commercial and residential real estate construction loans, commercial and residential real estate-mortgage loans, consumer loans, revolving lines of credit and tax-exempt financing. Its primary lending focus is commercial and real estate lending to small- and medium-s! ized businesses with annual sales of $5 million to $75 million, and businesses and individuals with borrowing requirements of $250,000 to $15 million. Commercial loans consist of loans to small and medium-sized businesses in a range of industries. Real estate mortgage loans include various types of loans, for which the Company holds real property as collateral.

The Company originates loans to finance construction projects, including one- to four-family residences, multifamily residences, commercial office, senior housing and industrial projects. The Company provides a range of consumer loans to customers, including personal lines of credit, home equity loans, jumbo mortgage loans and automobile loans. Other loans include lending products, such as taxable and tax-exempt leasing, not defined as commercial, real estate, acquisition and development, construction, or consumer loans. The Company’s total loans amount to approximately $2.7 billion.

Investment Activities

The Company classifies its investment securities as held to maturity, available for sale or trading. Available for sale securities consist of bonds, notes and debentures (including corporate debt and trust preferred securities (TPS)) not classified as held to maturity securities. Investment securities held to maturity consist of residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS), bonds, notes and debentures. The total investment securities of the Company are approximately $345.58.

Sources of Funds

The Company’s sources of funds are customer deposits. The Company offers a range of accounts for depositors, which are designed to attract both short- and long-term deposits. These accounts include certificates of deposit (CDs), money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts and individual retirement accounts. The Company’s short-term borrowings include federal funds purchased, securities sold under agreements to repurchase, which mature within approximately 90 days, and a line of c! redit wit! h the federal home loan banks (FHLB). The deposits of the Company are totaled to approximately $2.7 billion.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CoBiz Financial (NASDAQ:COBZ) and MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

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Best Growth Stocks For 2021: Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. The company?s Windows & Windows Live Division segment offers PC operating system that primarily includes Windows 7 and Windows Vista operating systems; Windows live suite of applications and Web services; and Microsoft PC hardware products. Its Microsoft?s Server and Tools segment provides Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Azure, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, Silverlight, system center products, Microsoft consulting services, and product support services. This segment also offers enterprise consulting services; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. The company?s Online Services Division segment provides online information and content through Bing, MSN portals, and adCenter, as well as Atlas online tools for advertisers. Its Microsoft Business Division segment offers Microsoft office; Microsoft Exchange; Microsoft SharePoint; Microsoft Lync; Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM; and Microsoft Office Web Apps, as well as office 365, an online service, offering Microsoft Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync. The company?s Entertainment and Devices Division segment provides Xbox 360 entertainment platform, which includes the Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, Xbox LIVE, and Xbox 360 accessories; Mediaroom, an Internet protocol television software; and Windows Phone that provide Microsoft Office and Xbox LIVE functionality. It markets and distributes its products and services through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered i n Redmond, Washington.

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Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now

For the past several years, cloud giant Salesforce.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRM) has done nothing but grind higher.

At the start of the decade, this was a $15 stock. Today, Salesforce stock is up around $120.

That is a big move higher. And Salesforce stock hasn’t slowed down much recently. Over the past year, the stock is up nearly 40%. Year-to-date, it’s up more than 15%, which is really impressive considering the turbulent market backdrop (the S&P 500 is down on the year).

How much more firepower does this rally in CRM stock have left?

In the long-term, quite a bit. This is a big growth company dominating secular growth markets, and there are huge margin drivers that should supercharge earnings growth.

But in the near-term, Salesforce stock looks a bit expensive. I’m not so sure there will be a big pullback (investor demand for winning cloud stocks remains super high), but risk outweighs reward at current levels.

Here’s a deeper look.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Trustmark Corporation(TRMK)

Trustmark Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Trustmark National Bank, which provides banking and financial solutions to individuals and corporate institutions in Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. It operates in three segments: General Banking, Insurance, and Wealth Management. The General Banking segment provides commercial and consumer banking products and services, including checking accounts, savings programs, overdraft facilities, commercial loans, installment and real estate loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, drive-in and night deposit services, and safe deposit facilities. The Insurance segment provides retail insurance products, including commercial risk management products, bonding, group benefits, and personal lines coverage. The Wealth Management segment offers private banking, money management, full-service brokerage, financial planning, personal and institutional trust, and retirement services, as well as life insurance an d risk management services. This segment also acts as an agent to provide life, long-term care, and disability insurance services for wealth management customers. The company operates 140 full-service branches, 17 limited-service branches, 1 in-store branch, and an ATM network with 132 ATMs at on-premise locations and 67 ATMs located at off-premise sites. Trustmark Corporation was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi.

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lowered its position in Trustmark Corp (NASDAQ:TRMK) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,924 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,773 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Trustmark worth $3,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trustmark (NASDAQ: TRMK) and Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Northrim BanCorp Inc(NRIM)

Northrim BanCorp, Inc., through its subsidiaries, which provides a range of banking products and services to businesses, professionals, and individuals in Alaska. Its deposit services include noninterest-bearing checking accounts and interest-bearing time deposits, checking accounts, and savings accounts. The company?s loan portfolio comprises commercial and real estate lending, construction and land development lending, and consumer loans. Northrim BanCorp also offers other customer services, including telebanking, faxed account statements, Internet banking, automated teller services, personalized checks at account opening, overdraft protection from a savings account, extended banking hours, commercial drive-up banking with coin service, automatic transfers and payments, wire transfers, direct payroll deposit, electronic tax payments, automated clearing house origination and receipt, and cash management services. In addition, it provides investment advisory, insurance br okerage, trust, and wealth management services. As of December 31, 2009, the company operated 11 branches, including 7 in Anchorage, 2 in Fairbanks, and 1 each in Eagle River and Wasilla. Northrim BanCorp, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Kearny Financial (NASDAQ: KRNY) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ: NRIM) and Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Macatawa Bank Corporation(MCBC)

Macatawa Bank Corporation operates as the holding company for Macatawa Bank that provides various commercial and personal banking services. It offers various deposit products, which comprise checking accounts, savings accounts, time deposits, transaction accounts, savings and time certificates, non-interest bearing and interest bearing demand deposits, and money market accounts. The company?s loan portfolio comprises commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate loans, construction and development loans, and multi-family and other non-residential real estate loans; residential mortgage loans; and consumer loans, including automobile loans, home equity lines of credit, installment loans, home improvement loans, deposit account loans, and other loans for household and personal purposes. It also provides cash management services, safe deposit boxes, travelers checks, money orders, and trust services; ATMs, Internet banking, telephone banking, and debit cards; and b rokerage services, including discount brokerage, personal financial planning, and consultation regarding mutual funds. In addition, the company offers personal trust services, such as financial planning, investment management services, trust and estate administration, and custodial services; and retirement plan services, including provision of various qualified retirement plans, such as profit sharing, 401(k)s, and pension plans. It operated a network of 26 branches and a lending and operation service facility in Kent, Ottawa, and northern Allegan counties of Michigan. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Holland, Michigan.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Chemical Financial (NASDAQ: CHFC) and Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Macatawa Bank (NASDAQ:MCBC) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note released on Friday morning.

    Separately, Hovde Group set a $11.00 price target on Macatawa Bank and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: ProAssurance Corporation(PRA)

ProAssurance Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides medical and other professional liability insurance products to health care service, legal service, and other professional service providers in the United States. It primarily offers its products to physicians, dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, and allied health professionals. The company markets its products through an internal sales force, as well as independent agents. ProAssurance Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

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  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    ProAssurance Corp (NYSE:PRA)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019, 9:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ProAssurance Co. (NYSE:PRA) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks lowered their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for ProAssurance in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, February 5th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Hughes now expects that the insurance provider will earn $0.17 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.33. SunTrust Banks has a “Hold” rating and a $45.00 price objective on the stock.

Top Financial Stocks To Buy Right Now: Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc.(DHIL)

Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, sponsors, markets, and provides investment advisory and related services to individual and institutional investors in the United States. The company also offers compliance, treasury, fund administration, underwriting, and distribution services to mutual fund companies. It serves mutual funds, separate accounts, and private investment funds. Diamond Hill wholesales its products to financial intermediaries, including independent registered investment advisors, brokers, financial planners, investment consultants, and third party marketing firms. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MAN Grp PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS: MNGPY) and Diamond Hill Investment Group (NASDAQ:DHIL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021

The American Red Cross hired Cambridge Associates to oversee its pension and endowment assets amid increasing competition among managers to run investment offices for institutions.

The portfolios total about $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The Red Cross and Cambridge Associates declined to comment on the size of the assets.

Cambridge Associates will provide two teams to handle the assets with “very different risks and objectives,” the Red Cross said in a statement. The pension fund will be managed to reduce and eventually eliminate financial risk. The endowments team will focus on maximizing growth over the long term.

The appointment is one of the more significant in the outsourced chief investment officer, or OCIO, business, in which money managers run investment offices for institutions and manage the portfolios. About $100 billion has been outsourced in higher education, which has more than doubled since 2010, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: LGI Homes, Inc.(LGIH)

LGI Homes, Inc. engages in the design, construction, marketing, and sale of new homes in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Colorado, Washington, and Tennessee markets. Its primary markets include Houston, San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Phoenix, Tucson, Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers, Atlanta, Albuquerque, Charlotte, Denver, Seattle, Colorado Springs, Nashville, and Jacksonville. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Contents:
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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street moved lower on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering a 201-point decline. Stocks took their cues from the bond market, where bond prices dropped sharply in response to extremely strong U.S. economic data. For years, the economic expansion has given bond investors a Goldilocks scenario, in which growth was solid but not so sharp as to cause negative side effects, such as inflation. Now, stronger signals could force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more aggressively than previously thought, and that could hurt the markets. Several individual companies also suffered from bad news that sent their shares lower. Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK), International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA), and LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: Bridgeline Digital, Inc.(BLIN )

Bridgeline Digital, Inc., incorporated on August 28, 2000, is a digital engagement company. The Company enables its customers to maximize the performance of their mission critical websites, intranets, and online stores. The Company is the developer of iAPPS Web Engagement Management (WEM) product platform and related digital solutions. The iAPPS platform deeply integrates web content management, eCommerce, eMarketing, social media management and web analytics capabilities within websites or online to help marketers deliver web experiences that attract, engage, and convert their customers across all digital channels. The iAPPS platform is delivered either through a cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service) multi-tenant business model or via a traditional perpetual licensing business model, in which the iAPPS software resides on a dedicated server. The Companys customers include middle market organizations and companies. The Companys wholly-owned subsidiary includes Bridgeline Digital Pvt. Ltd.

The Companys products include iAPPS Platform which provides a set of shared software modules that are critical to mission critical websites, on-line stores, intranets, extranets, and portals. The iAPPS platform allows companies and developers to create websites, web applications and online stores with advanced business logic, graphical user interfaces. The iAPPS platform is a Web Engagement Management (WEM) platform that unifies web content management, web Analytics, eCommerce, social media management and eMarketing capabilities deep within the websites, intranets or online stores, enabling customers to enhance and optimize the value of their web properties and better engage their website users. The iAPPS platform includes: iAPPS Content Manager, iAPPS Commerce, iAPPS Marketier, iAPPS Analyzer, iAPPSds and iAPPS Social.

The Companys Services include Digital Engagement Services, Digital Strategy Services, Usability Design and Information Architecture. The Digital Engagement Ser! vices addresses customer needs such as digital strategy, web design and web development, usability engineering, information architecture, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for their mission critical web site, intranet or online store. The Digital Strategy Services helps customers maximize the effectiveness of their online marketing activities to ensure that their web applications can be exposed to the potential customers that use search engines to locate products and services. The Companys SEO services include competitive analysis, website review, keyword generation, page technology, ongoing registration, monthly reports and monitoring. The Companys web analytics offer consulting and assistance in implementing iAPPS Analyzer or any other type of web analytics package. The Information Architecture is a design methodology focused on structuring information to ensure that users can find the appropriate data and can complete their desired transactions within a website or application. The usability design provides services, including usability audits, information architecture, process analysis and optimization, interface design and user testing.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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    Zacks: Bridgeline Digital Inc (BLIN) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com) Bridgeline Digital Shares Shoot Ahead on New Customer (baystreet.ca) Bridgeline Digital sees shares soar after its web analytics software welcomes a new user (proactiveinvestors.com) Procurement Services Provider Chooses the Bridgeline Unbound Insights Product for Web Analytics Solution (finance.yahoo.com)

    BLIN traded down $0.12 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $1.04. 455,300 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 548,370. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Bridgeline Digital has a 12-month low of $0.79 and a 12-month high of $4.45. The company has a market cap of $4.92 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.33 and a beta of 0.14.

  • [By Alexander Bird]

    Here are the top performers from last week…

    Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: STAF) $2.58 96.35%
    IZEA Inc. (Nasdaq: IZEA) $1.65 85.19%
    ShiftPixy Inc. (Nasdaq: PIXY) $3.35 78.38%
    MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq: MTSL) $3.31 41.07%
    IsoRay Inc. (NYSE: ISR) $0.60 38.64%
    TransGlobe Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: TGA) $3.74 37.76%
    Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.27 26.31%
    Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $1.56 24.58%
    Bridgeline Digital Inc. (Nasdaq: BLIN) $1.51 24.51%
    Cel-Sci Corp. (NYSE: CVM) $0.91 24.03%

    While these penny stocks generated strong returns last week, they’re unlikely to produce the same level of profit again anytime soon.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.(FBC)

Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. operates as a savings and loan holding company for Flagstar Bank, FSB that provides financial products and services to individuals and businesses in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Mortgage Originations, Mortgage Servicing, and Community Banking. The Mortgage Originations segment originates, acquires, and sells one-to-four family residential mortgage loans through home loan centers, national call centers, Internet, unaffiliated banks, mortgage banking, and brokerage companies. The Mortgage Servicing segment services and subservices mortgage loans; and residential mortgages held-for-investment and mortgage servicing rights, as well as provides noninterest-bearing escrow services. The Community Banking segment offers various products, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, other services, consumer loans, commercial loans, and warehouse lines of credit. It also provides other financial services to consumer and commercial customers, including lines of credit; revolving credit; treasury management solutions; equipment leasing; inventory and accounts receivable lending; and capital markets services, such as interest rate risk protection products. This segment serves consumer, business, and mortgage lending customers through branch banking, business and commercial banking, government banking, warehouse lending, and held-for-investment portfolio groups. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated a regional office in Jackson, Michigan; 99 branches in Michigan; 10 retail centers in Michigan, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, and Ohio; 5 wholesale lending offices; 1 underwriting office; and 1 commercial lending office. Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Louisiana State Employees Retirement System bought a new stake in Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE:FBC) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 11,080 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $293,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Millennium Management LLC lessened its position in shares of Flagstar Bancorp Inc (NYSE:FBC) by 87.9% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 6,422 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after selling 46,458 shares during the quarter. Millennium Management LLC’s holdings in Flagstar Bancorp were worth $227,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Umpqua (NASDAQ: UMPQ) and Flagstar Bancorp (NYSE:FBC) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Top Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2021: Truett-Hurst, Inc.(THST)

Truett-Hurst, Inc., incorporated on December 10, 2012, is a holding company. The Company produces and sells premium, super-premium, ultra-premium and luxury wines and other select beverage alcohol products made from wine. Its segment consists of wholesale, direct to consumer and internet. Its wholesale segment includes its retail brand label model and four fully owned brands through the three-tier distribution system. Its direct to consumer segment includes its brands occurring through its tasting rooms and wine clubs. Its internet segment includes sales, which occur through Wine Spies and principally consist of brands not owned by the Company. It also purchases semi-finished bulk wine and finished goods from both foreign and domestic producers. Its wines include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon and are sold across a various price points via three distinct distribution channels: three-tier, direct to consumer and Internet. Its Wine sales in the three-tier channel are sold to distributors with programs available to the broad market or to specific retailers on an exclusive basis.

The Company sells its wine under various categories, such as premium ($12-$14 per bottle retail price), super-premium ($15-$24 per bottle retail price), ultra-premium ($25-$49 per bottle retail price) and luxury ($50+ per bottle retail price). It offers its products under various brands, including Truett Hurst, VML, Bradford Mountain, Healdsburg Ranches, The Criminal, Dearly Beloved, Sauvignon Republic, Mad Duck, California Square and Colby Red. It operates two wineries where wine is produced from a range of grapes. Its VML winery, which is a leased facility, can crush, ferment and oak barrel age approximately 500 tons (35,000 cases) of ultra-premium grapes annually, with capacity to increase to 2,000 tons.

The Company competes with Constellation Brands, Inc., E.&J. Gallo Winery, Bronco Wines, Winery Exchange Inc., Vintage Wine Estates, De! licato Family Vineyards and Diageo plc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. Truett-Hurst earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6772286424113 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.6772286424113 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Media coverage about Truett-Hurst (NASDAQ:THST) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Truett-Hurst earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.6844029134937 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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Criteo (NASDAQ:CRTO) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on CRTO. Vertical Group cut Criteo from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 14th. Raymond James raised Criteo from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, June 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Citigroup raised their price target on Criteo from $31.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, July 9th. Pivotal Research started coverage on Criteo in a report on Monday, July 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $48.00 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised Criteo from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.89.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2021: Bank of South Carolina Corp.(BKSC)

Bank of South Carolina Corporation operates as the holding company for The Bank of South Carolina that provides commercial banking products and services to individuals, and small and medium-sized businesses in South Carolina. The company accepts a range of deposit products, which include checking accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, and other time deposits, such as daily money market accounts and longer-term certificates of deposit. It also offers various commercial loans, including secured and unsecured loans for working capital, business expansion, and purchasing machinery and equipment; mortgage loans; industrial loans; real estate loans; loans to individuals for household, family, and other personal expenditures; and other loans, including overdrafts. In addition, the company provides Internet banking services, including online bill pay and remote deposit capture; credit cards; check card services; and saf e deposit boxes, letters of credit, travelers checks, direct deposit of payroll, social security and dividend payments, and automatic payment of insurance premiums and mortgage loans. Further, it offers a courier service and ACH origination service as part of its deposit services for commercial customers; and a portfolio of wealth management/trust, investment, and retirement services. The company has four banking house locations in Charleston, Summerville, and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. It serves customers in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media coverage about Bank of SC (NASDAQ:BKSC) has been trending neutral on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Bank of SC earned a media sentiment score of 0.45 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the bank an news buzz score of 2 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2021: Provident Financial Holdings, Inc.(PROV)

Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. operates as the holding company for Provident Savings Bank, F.S.B. that provides community and mortgage banking services to consumers and small to mid-sized businesses in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. Its deposit products include checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and time deposits; and loan portfolio comprises single-family, multi-family, commercial real estate, construction, commercial business, consumer, and other real estate loans. The company also originates, purchases, and sells single-family mortgage loans, including second mortgages and equity lines of credit. In addition, it provides investment and trustee services for real estate transactions. The company operates through 14 full-service banking offices in Riverside County and 1 full-service banking office in San Bernardino County. Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Riverside, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) and TRINITY BK N A/SH (OTCMKTS:TYBT) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ: ETFC) and Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News articles about Provident Financial (NASDAQ:PROV) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Provident Financial earned a daily sentiment score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9215692366566 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2021: PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust(PMT)

PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust is based in the United States.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.60 and last traded at $18.62, with a volume of 19306 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.50.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennymac Mortgage Investment (NYSE:PMT) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lifted their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennymac Mortgage Investment in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, May 10th. Wedbush analyst J. Weaver now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings per share of $0.36 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.34. Wedbush also issued estimates for Pennymac Mortgage Investment’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.43 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.74 EPS.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2021: Towne Bank(TOWN)

TowneBank, through its subsidiaries, provides retail and commercial banking services for individuals, and small and medium-size businesses in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The company operates in three segments: Banking, Realty, and Insurance. It accepts various deposits products, including checking accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, demand and time deposits, savings accounts, money rate savings, daily money market accounts, long-term certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts. The company also offers secured and unsecured personal loans for financing automobiles, home improvements, education, and personal investments; commercial loans for working capital, business expansion, and equipment and machinery purchases; fixed- and floating-rate mortgage loans; and real estate construction and acquisition loans. It also provides safe deposit boxes, cash management, travelers checks, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, and automatic drafts for various accounts, as well as Internet, mobile, and on-call banking services. In addition, the company offers documentation to accomplish tax deferral to investors; asset management and commercial mortgage brokerage services; and other financial services, such as financial, retirement, and estate planning services, as well as assistance on various investment options, such as alternative investments, annuities, margin accounts, convertible bonds, and pension and profit sharing plans. Further, it provides residential real estate, resort property management, and commercial and residential title insurance services; and originates various mortgage loans. Additionally, the company offers life, property, casualty, and vehicle insurance services; travel, medical, and baggage protection insurance for travelers; and employee benefit programs, such as medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance. TowneBank was founded in 1998 and is based in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) had its hold rating reissued by analysts at Brean Capital.

    KeyCorp started coverage on shares of Waste Connections (NYSE:WCN). The firm issued an overweight rating on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) is scheduled to announce its earnings results before the market opens on Wednesday, July 25th. Analysts expect TowneBank to post earnings of $0.50 per share for the quarter.

Hot Value Stocks To Own For 2021: Avago Technologies Limited(AVGO)

Broadcom Limited (Broadcom), incorporated on March 3, 2015, is a designer, developer and supplier of a range of analog and digital semiconductor connectivity solutions with a focus on analog III-V-based products, and digital and mixed signal complementary metal oxide semiconductor-based devices. The Company operates through four segments: wired infrastructure, wireless communications, enterprise storage, and industrial & other. The Company’s product portfolio includes Broadband Access + Modems, Enterprise + Network Processors, Wireless Infrastructure, Wireless Connectivity, Ethernet Communication + Switching and Set-Top Box + Media Processors. The Company’s products are used in end products, such as data center networking, home connectivity, broadband access, telecommunications equipment, smartphones and base stations, data center servers and storage, factory automation, power generation and alternative energy systems, and electronic displays.

The Broadband Access + Modems’ products include Universal 1024-quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) Modulator, Universal Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 2.0-Based Downstream Modulator, Dual Universal DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 2.0 Burst Receiver, Advanced Direct Conversion Cable Tuner, 1-gigahertz (GHz) Low-Power Digital Cable Silicon Tuner, Gigabit DOCSIS Cable Gateway Device and Gigabit DOCSIS Cable Gateway Device. The Enterprise + Network Processors’ products include Enterprise-class radio frequency (RF) Interference Detection and Classification, Gigabit Internet protocol (IP) Phone Chip, wireless fidelity Voice over Internet Protocol (Wi-Fi VoIP) Processor, Wi-Fi Phone Reference Design, Persona Media Processor and Secure Applications Processor. The Wireless Infrastructure’s products include Digital Front-End Processor, Digital Front-End Processor Development Board, Advanced Single-Chip Bluetooth Solution, Advanced Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Bluetooth Solution and Intensi-fi Single-Chip 802.11n Enterprise Solution.

The ! Wireless Connectivity’s products include WiMesh Technology for V-band mesh and WiGig-compliant infrastructure equipment, Low-Power 802.11b/g Transceiver, Intensi-fi 802.11n Full-Featured 10/100 Processor, Intensi-fi Single-Chip 802.11n Enterprise Solution, 802.11n (2.4/5 GHz) Router Reference Design and Single-Chip 802.11n Dual-Band 3×3 Wireless Solution. Its Ethernet Communication + Switching’s products include Quad-Port Ethernet Server Adapter, Dual-Port Ethernet Server Adapter, Quad-Port 1GbE Network Interface Card, Quad Port 1GbE for Lenovo, Dual 1GbE for Lenovo, 12-Port Multilayer Gigabit Ethernet Switch and 12-Port Layer 2+ Gigabit Ethernet Switch. The Set-Top Box + Media Processors’ products include Universal Satellite Receiver, Low-Cost Satellite Set-top Box System on Chip (SoC), Full-Band Capture Multidemodulator SoC, Full-Band Capture Satellite Channel Stacker Solution, Standard-Definition Satellite System on a Chip and High-Definition Video Graphics Subsystem.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    Broadcom, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO)Q1 2019 Earnings Conference CallMarch 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
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  • [By Timothy Green]

    Semiconductor giant Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) is set to report its first-quarter results after the market closes on Thursday, March 14. The company will report against a backdrop of warnings about data center demand from other semiconductor companies. Its results will also be negatively affected by sluggish smartphone demand, particularly weak iPhone sales.

  • [By Ashraf Eassa]

    Broadcom(NASDAQ:AVGO) is one of the best-run semiconductor companies in the world. The company’s portfolio of businesses and products is generally excellent and the chip giant is led by a management team that, time and again, shows that it’s making the right moves to maximize value for its shareholders.