Best Medical Stocks For 2019

Absenteeism is a real problem for employers.

One way to help track employee time off is through what’s called a “no-fault” attendance policy, in which workers accumulate “points” for unexcused absences, late arrivals or early departures. Once a worker hits a certain number of points, they can be disciplined or even fired.

The days can be used for any reason: you’re waiting for the plumber to come fix your shower, your kid’s school is closed and you can’t find a sitter, or the beach sounds more fun than your desk.

But sometimes people have to miss work for a reason protected by law like childbirth or disability.

Employees cannot be dinged for absences that are protected by federal laws like the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For instance, any missed work for qualified pregnancy-related care or a serious health condition cannot count toward their allotted time off.

But companies that use no-fault policies can also be accused of running afoul of the law.

Best Medical Stocks For 2019: CVR Energy Inc.(CVI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CVR Energy Inc. (NYSE:CVI) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $39.74 and last traded at $39.69, with a volume of 566335 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $36.81.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares ofCVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) dropped over 12% today after the holding company announced an interesting stock exchange offer for unitholders of its subsidiary,CVR Refining (NYSE:CVRR). The transaction will allow for up to 37.1 million units of the refiner to be exchanged for up to 23.5 million shares of the parent company, or at a 0.6335-to-1 ratio.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    CVR Energy Inc. (NYSE:CVI) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $41.88 and last traded at $41.81, with a volume of 8024 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $41.64.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market performed badly on Tuesday, with major benchmarks finishing down anywhere from 0.5% to 1.6%. Adding to the list of concerns among market participants, signs of economic challenges in Italy brought back memories of past troubles in Europe that extended the length of time that the continent suffered from disruptions following the U.S. financial crisis in the late 2000s. Investors also had to deal with plunging oil prices that led to a flood of buying in the bond market, sending interest rates plunging lower. Bad news also affected several individual companies. JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN), and CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Natixis Advisors L.P. bought a new stake in CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CVI) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 24,807 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $750,000.

Best Medical Stocks For 2019: FMC Technologies, Inc.(FTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Oil-field services companies have endured a rocky road in recent years, and even though 2018 has seen nice gains in oil prices so far, investors aren’t sure whether companies like TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) have truly turned the corner. For the provider of energy services both off the coast and at land-based well sites, rising energy prices are just the first step in spurring its exploration and production company customers to utilize more of its services.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    DNB Markets upgraded shares of TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report report published on Friday morning, MarketBeat reports.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI) is one of 14 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare TechnipFMC to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Best Medical Stocks For 2019: General Moly, Inc(GMO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Medical Stocks For 2019: Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Trust II(VKI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wedbush Securities Inc. bought a new stake in Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:VKI) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund bought 35,963 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $382,000. Wedbush Securities Inc. owned 0.08% of Invesco Advantage Municipal Income Trust II as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Medical Stocks For 2019: Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.(BPFH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Boston Private Financial Hldg Inc (NASDAQ:BPFH) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks cut their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for Boston Private Financial in a report released on Sunday, May 20th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Young now expects that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.10 for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.20.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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